Rockingham Selectboard discusses COVID-19 updates for town


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Rockingham Selectboard met in the Lower Theater of the Bellows Falls Opera House Tuesday, March 17 to approve appointments, liquor licenses, and discussed COVID-19 updates. Municipal Manager Wendy Harrison reminded residents that due to the … Continued

Hardscrabble living

Hannah Driffell in front of her mining hut in Colorado.

In the past I’ve written some about antique photography. The subject of this article is the “Stereo-view.” A “stereo,” as we call them in the trade, is two identical photos side by side and mounted on a stiff cardboard mount. … Continued

Take Out still available

As of publication, March 25, the following restaurants are open for take out or delivery as listed. Support your local restaurants if you can, and stay well!   BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. Allen Brothers Take Out, Deli and Prepared Meals 802-722-3395 … Continued

Pet of the Week is Misty


My name’s Misty and I’m a 11-year-old spayed female. I arrived at Lucy Mackenzie after my previous owner sadly passed away. I’m happy to say that I’m adjusting to all the changes in my life quickly! Everyone here is so … Continued

Wellness Weeks 03-18-20

Wellness Weeks 03-18-20 The Wellness Week section of the March 18 edition of the Vermont Journal & Shopper features: The power of Tai Chi; Grace Cottage prepares for COVID-19; and Doctor’s tips for improved overall health. NOTE: Springfield’s Wellness Week … Continued

Village Trustees discusses Police Department budget

Welcome to Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, March 10, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees discussed the Police Department, budget and the village’s response to COVID-19. Municipal Manager Wendy Harrison said the health office is working on a plan to prevent and … Continued

The Dari Joy Baseball Contest is suspended under difficult times

Last week was one of the fastest moving weeks in my lifetime. Things came fast and furious. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, tournament games were held statewide in both Vermont and New Hampshire and the national sports scene marched on. … Continued

Local town offices, service changes throughout the area

REGION – As the public attempts to modify daily routines to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Vermont Journal and The Shopper have assembled a list of local town offices, libraries, and other town services, noting changes to … Continued

The inventor

Robert and Lewis Wilkinson

As we’ve sorted and archived Ted Spaulding’s collection of Chester artifacts, we’ve made some interesting discoveries. Below is an example.   Franklin Wilkinson Franklin Wilkinson was a close friend of Ted’s grandfather, William Ryland “W.R.” Spaulding. W.R. invested with Franklin’s … Continued

POTLUCK CANCELED: Pets of the Week is Sammy and Sophia


UPDATE: The River Valley Animal Protection League has announced that they are canceling their potluck originally set for March 21.    My name is Sammy, and I have a twin sister named Sophia. We are both orange tiger mixed kitties. … Continued

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