Joint Board meeting discusses future of Depot Street Bridge

Depot Bridge

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The future of the Depot Street bridge and access to the Bellows Falls Island was discussed Tuesday, July 30 at the Joint Board meeting. Laura Stone and Todd Sumner of VTrans described the two bridge alternatives … Continued

43rd Rockingham Old Home Days entertains the crowds

Old Home Days

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – From the Moose Lodge to the festivities at the Waypoint Center, folks celebrating the 43rd Rockingham Old Home Days over the weekend of Aug. 3 were hot and happy. Saturday festivities began at 7:15 a.m. with … Continued

What’s a Yegg?


Below is a May 6, 1909 Bellows Falls Times newspaper clipping. Yeggs were a criminal gang of burglars and safecrackers. The arrest was made in Bellows Falls. “Charles Cadwell of Chester was placed under arrest in the Hotel Windham on … Continued

Four boys play 42 holes for Be Brave for Life Foundation

Be Brave

LUDLOW, Vt. – Four young boys ages 8 to 13 played 42 holes of golf for approximately 10 hours to raise over $1,400 for a local charity. Two sets of brothers, Aiden Garvey, 11; Cooper Garvey, 8; Noah Rourke, 13; … Continued

Pet of the Week is Petra


My name’s Petra and I’m a 6-year-old spayed female Aussie Mix. I came to Lucy Mackenzie after my previous home didn’t quite prove a good fit for me. I lived with other dogs there, but come to find out I’d … Continued

Rockingham Old Home Days 2019

Check out this year’s Rockingham Old Home Day supplement for events and happenings, including fireworks at dusk! Not to mention all of your advertisers and sponsors who helped make this awesome event happen. Rockingham Old Home Days 2019

Cavendish to borrow funds, remedy next year to make up for error

CAVENDISH, Vt. – At the July 29 Cavendish Selectboard Meeting, Cavendish Town Clerk Diane McNamara informed the Selectboard that she had inadvertently miscalculated fire district rates on the recently mailed Cavendish Tax Bills. What should have been billed as .0801 … Continued

Sidewalk study public comments focus on speed


CHESTER, Vt. – The July 24 Chester Selectboard meeting featured a Church Street Sidewalk Scoping Study presentation by Christina Haskins from Dufresne Engineering. The proposed Church Street sidewalk would stretch from existing sidewalk near the Route 11 side, approximately at … Continued

The time capsule


Last week, I wrote about John Leon Spaulding’s donation of family diaries to the Chester Historical Society. I estimated there were close to 100. Well, we counted them and there are 120. Below is a story made possible by selecting … Continued

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