Local author and contributor Bill Lockwood publishes fourth book

Bill Lockwood

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Local author and The Shopper contributor Bill Lockwood recently published his fourth book titled “The Monsignor’s Agent,” released in April by The Wild Rose Press located in Adams Basin, N.Y. Bill’s previously published titles include “Buried … Continued

The raven


This past Thursday about 6:30 p.m., I was sitting on my sofa watching Channel 3 News. I noticed through the skylight a black object near my barn. I got up to see it was a large raven. I see ravens … Continued

Graduation Guide 2020

Congratulations to all of our Graduating Seniors of 2020! Bellows Falls, Black River, Fall Mountain, Green Mountain, Leland and Gray, and Springfield Class of 2020, we are proud of you! View the full Graduation Guide 2020 here

Rockingham Recreation Dept. shares summer schedule with Selectboard

Rockingham Town Seal

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, June 2, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed the Recreation Department, Hyde Hill drainage project, and the municipal manager position. Recreation Director Ryan Stoodley explained the summer schedule. His day camps would run shorter hours, allowing the … Continued

July 4 fireworks approved, Fall Festival canceled

CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Selectboard agreed to proceed with plans for the July 3 fireworks hosted by Chester American Legion during the same meeting they were informed that the Chester Fall Festival Committee had decided to cancel the 2020 … Continued

Lisai’s transitions to Smitty’s Chester Market

Lisai's Market will transition to Smitty's Chester Market

CHESTER, Vt. – Lonnie Lisai and his wife Obe retired as of May 22, 2020, after almost 30 years of running the store. The community of Chester welcomes Smitty’s Chester Market in the location of longtime Lisai’s Chester Market. The … Continued

Meet the Village candidates

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The annual Bellows Falls Village meeting and election is Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16, respectively. Elections will take place at the Bellows Falls Fire Department from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The following are … Continued

The Beast

Coal furnace showing octopus arms

When I was little, maybe 4 or 5 years old, I imagined monsters living under my bed. But the real monster lived in our dimly lit, dirt floor cellar. The foundation walls of the cellar were laid-up stone. In the … Continued

GMUSD reworks CTES principal structure in executive session

Cavendish Town Elementary School

CHESTER, Vt. – The Green Mountain Unified School District Board continued their pattern of lack of transparency during a special board meeting Monday, June 8 when they decided on the structure of the Cavendish Town Elementary School principal position during … Continued

Pet of the Week is Minnie


Hi! My name’s Minnie, and I’m a 1-year-old spayed female. I didn’t always used to live at Lucy Mackenzie, and I know I won’t be here forever – as much I do love it! I’m hoping to move into my … Continued

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