Oral history

Weston baseball team circa 1902. Gale stands next to the man with straw hat.

Earlier this year, Ed Peck told me his son Pete wanted to listen to cassette tapes of an interview Gale Peck done in the 1980s for the Chester Historical Society. I wasn’t aware of the tapes so I disguised my … Continued

GMUSD approves hiring two positions as schools prepared to open

hiring

CHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Unified School District held a special meeting via Zoom Wednesday, Sept. 2 to approve two new hires at the two elementary schools less than a week before school was set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 8. … Continued

Rockingham Selectboard supports Opera House proposal

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed the Bellows Falls Opera House and the Rockingham Recycling Center. Interim Manager Chuck Wise said Josh Kemp is serving as interim recycling manager and acknowledged Rob Wheeler and … Continued

Grafton & Women’s Suffrage

Suffragists picket the White House

Below are two November 1911 Bellows Falls Times newspaper clippings I found pasted in a scrapbook kept by Mary Harris. Mary lived in the home that today is Bill Dakin’s law office. Many will know of the women’s suffrage movement. … Continued

Schools prepare to open with varying safety procedures and hybrid structures

schools preparing to reopen with Covid-19 distancing

REGION – As area schools prepare to open their doors Sept. 8, surrounding supervisory unions have begun communicating with parents and community members on opening details. Each of the local supervisory union has created a unique hybrid educational plan based … Continued

Kingfisher will feature specialty Sicilian pizza in Ludlow

Kingfisher serving up Sicilian pizza in Ludlow.

LUDLOW, Vt. – In an odd twist, the current pandemic may be responsible for adding a new multi-chef inspired restaurant on Main Street in Ludlow. Introducing Kingfisher, a wood-fired Sicilian pizza specialty restaurant, now taking over the former Mama’s at … Continued

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