Pet of the Week is Muzzie


My name’s Muzzie, and I’m a 3-year-old neutered male beagle mix. Do you play tennis? Or, more importantly, do you own tennis balls? They’re my favorite! Know what else I love? Car rides. Yup, I love those! And, toss me … Continued

This & That


What does the number 1,238 mean? I will pass along the number’s significance later. But first, we will turn to the number 1:23:21. A very impressive number. The latter number is the winning finishing time of last Saturday’s Front Porch … Continued

The entertaining world of Springfield’s R.W. Martin

R.W. Martin

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Welcome to the wonderful, wacky, show-biz world of R.W. Martin – comedian, actor, filmmaker, impressionist, and all-around funny guy! Originally from Waterbury, Vt., and a Springfield resident for two years now, Randy Martin has been an entertainer … Continued

Main Street Arts costume shop follows shows to Opera House

costume shop

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Old-timers in town remember the storefront space in the Rockingham Town Hall on the Square in Bellows Falls as Fetchers, a sort of ’40s and ’50s version of what today is called a convenience store. More … Continued

Ludlow Selectboard approves town plan

Town Plan

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Selectboard Oct. 7 meeting began with the informational meeting on the proposed town plan. The Planning Commission has met extensively over the course of many months, welcoming citizen input and incorporating their comments into a … Continued

The Springfield Shopping Plaza has new owner

shopping plaza

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Shopping Plaza at 2 Chester Rd. was sold Sept. 16, 2019 by the long-time owners of Young’s Furniture & Appliances to Nassimi Realty LLC, a family owned diversified investment and development corporation that specializes in … Continued

Harvest Fair welcomes autumn, raises funds for students

Harvest Fair

LUDLOW, Vt. – The 36th annual Harvest Fair was a well-attended and lively event held in Ludlow, Oct. 5, 2019. The weather could not have been better for the event. The sun was bright and the air was crisp as … Continued

NHDOT presents Arch Bridge project to Rockingham Selectboard

Arch Bridge

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation bridge design chief, David Scott, spoke to the Rockingham Selectboard about the proposal for the preservation of the Arch Bridge 42277. The Arch Bridge connects North … Continued

My friend Bud

Bud Nadeau

My longtime friend Bud Nadeau has passed. We have been friends since our days at Chester Elementary School. By the time we were in Chester Junior High School, we had become very close. For those who didn’t know Bud, he … Continued

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