Westminster considers withdrawing from merged unified school district

apple on a classroom desk in front of a chalk board

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – An informational School Board Meeting was recently conducted via Zoom conferencing, as Westminster residents determine if the town should secede from the merged school district with the towns of Grafton and Athens. Westminster had previously been forced … Continued

Happy New Year!


  We will be closed from Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day. You can reach Editor at editor@vermontjournal.com or Ads at ads@vermontjournal.com and we will be in touch Jan. 4.

GMUSD board decides to hold annual meeting in person

Green Mountain Union High School

CHESTER, Vt. – During a special meeting Monday, Dec. 28, the Green Mountain Unified School District Board determined that they would hold their upcoming annual meeting in person at the Green Mountain High School auditorium, adhering to all Covid-19 health … Continued

Christmas Day flooding caused road closure and town-wide damage

Flooding over Christmas Day closed down roads throughout Cavendish and Proctorsville.

CAVENDISH, Vt. – A week after Cavendish received nearly four feet of snow, warm temperatures and nearly two inches of rain over a two-day period resulted in Christmas Day flooding throughout Cavendish and Proctorsville, the worst of which caused the … Continued

Bellows Falls Trustees hear departments’ updates

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Bellows Falls Trustees heard updates from Wastewater, Highway, and Police departments. Municipal Manager Scott Pickup was concerned about the equipment breakdowns and loss of productivity during the Dec. 17 storm that … Continued

2020 End of the Year Review


Jan. 8 – Council on Rural Development holds follow-up to community forums BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Vermont Council on Rural Development visited the town of Rockingham in a priority-setting meeting. The final result of the … Continued

Greater Falls Connections ACE Award winners announced for 2020

Our Place Drop in Center in Bellows Falls, this year’s winner of the ACE outstanding organization award from Greater Falls Connections

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Deb Witkus, community outreach coordinator of Greater Falls Connections in Bellows Falls, announced this year’s winners of their ACE, Active Community Engagement, awards. These have been given annually since 2013 in recognition of local individuals who … Continued

Eugene R. Wiggins fire

Ed Spaulding at Cobleigh Field with Yo-Semite hand-pumper. Wiggins barn can be seen on the right circa 1923. Photo provided by Ted Spaulding

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the 1888 fire that destroyed the Central Hotel and Chester Drug Store. In the accompanying photo I drew your attention to Orrick Ball’s livery stable. I pointed out its classic New England rooflines. … Continued

Featured Pets: Daisy and Star

Daisy and Star

My name is Daisy, and I’m an 8-year-old spayed black lab. That’s my 7-year-old daughter, Star, behind me. We arrived at Lucy Mackenzie in hopes of finding our forever home. As you can probably tell by our ages, we have … Continued

Merry Christmas! We are Closed

Merry Christmas

We will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. You can reach Editor at editor@vermontjournal.com or Ads at ads@vermontjournal.com and we will be in touch Dec. 28.

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