Cowboys and horses


Below are two short stories. The first story is about Louis Marshall, a Bartonsville native and famous cowboy. It’s an unsigned letter written to Mr. Buell, a columnist for the Hartford Courant. It is copied here as written. The second … Continued

Pet of the Week is Bailey


Hi! My name’s Bailey, and I’m a 2-year-old neutered male Chihuahua mix. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with a bunch of my buddies from Mississippi last summer. I was adopted soon after arriving but things didn’t work out as well … Continued

National Bank of Chester

National Bank

When I was without power a while back, I used the daylight hours to sort and catalogue letters and documents in my collection. Doing so, I discovered a large number of cancelled checks. All are from two individuals. One group … Continued

Business Spotlight: PrimeLending

PrimeLending 126 Main Street, Suite 1C, Ludlow, Vt. 802-975-0350 Victoria Blodgett is the production manager and home loan professional at PrimeLending in Ludlow, and she is here to help guide you through the process of buying, renovating, or … Continued

Pet of the Week is Squirt


My name is Squirt. I am a 6-year-old gentleman looking for my loving, furever home. I came in with my sister, Lilly, when our owner was moving and could not take us along. Me and Lilly are not super bonded … Continued

Cold days and the CCC

cold days

Below is a story written by Philip Tiemann of Cavendish. You may recall previous stories written by Tiemann. Philip and his wife Isabel had just moved from the city to Cavendish in 1933 knowing nothing about country life. This story … Continued

Business Spotlight: Vermont Simple Beauty

10 Depot Ave., Windsor, Vt. Facebook @Vermont Simple Beauty   The Vermont Simple Beauty Company produces high quality, handcrafted personal and home care products, or “simple luxuries made from simple ingredients.” They believe that less is more and … Continued

Pet of the Week is Sandor


Hi! My name’s Sandor, and I’m a 9-month-old mixed breed pup that came to Lucy Mackenzie all the way from Delaware! I was part of a group that was relocated here in order to make room for animals that were … Continued



Marble Valley League soccer coaches applaud Mack Walton today for a couple of reasons. First, he gives both the MVL and Green Mountain Union High School a good name with his strong soccer play at Clarkson University. Secondly, the coaches … Continued

Bellows Falls Trustees discuss unsafe buildings


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees deliberated on the unsafe building ordinances of both 66 Atkinson St. and 203 Paper Mill Rd. They also agreed on a retirement gift for Kerry Bennett. Chris … Continued

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