Former Bellows Falls Mike Brown resident publishes first book

Author Mike Brown. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Former Bellows Falls resident and Bellows Falls Union High School graduate Mike Brown recently released his first book titled, “The Umpire’s Bunkhouse,” published by Outskirts Press in Denver. Brown has led an interesting life revolving around … Continued

Rockingham Selectboard discusses Recycling Center contract

Rockingham Town Seal

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, May 19, Rockingham Selectboard discussed recommendations from public works and the recycling center contract. Director of Public Works Everett Hammond recommended replacing the 88-foot retaining wall on Blake Street with a total cost of $80,000. … Continued

Chester moves forward with EMS building; approves tables on green

CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Selectboard May 20 remote meeting looked at the latest Emergency Services building update as well as an extensive landscaping plan; approved the placing of five picnic tables on the village green; and considered cleanup efforts … Continued

Bellows Falls Trustees discuss village election procedures

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, May 12, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees discussed the Bellows Falls Police Department and changes to the upcoming village meeting and election scheduled for June 15 and 16. Paul Obuchowski and Kathleen Palmer received … Continued

Cooking with rhubarb

Kim's 55-year-old rhubarb patch.

Like lilacs, many older homes have a clump or two of rhubarb. Last week, I visited my friend and classmate Kim Kendall. We sat in his barn several feet apart discussing life. No politics. We got to talking about rhubarb … Continued

Pet of the Week is Sampson


My name’s Sampson, and I’m a 10-year-old neutered male. I came back to Lucy Mackenzie when my beloved human passed away. I had a great life with him and miss him so very much. My human friends here are taking … Continued

LMHUUSD makes BRHS building decision

LUDLOW, Vt. – Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School District meeting May 13 focused largely on the soon-to-be-vacated Black River High School building and the removal of the buildings contents. Black River High School and Middle School is slated to close … Continued

CCCA sponsors local guided bird walk

bird walk

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association was able to combine social distancing guidelines and a love of nature in a recent sponsored bird walk, hosted by Marianne and Michael Walsh of the Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society. A … Continued

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