Ludlow Rotary hears plans for Divided Sky Foundation

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Jan. 4, 2022 luncheon meeting of the Ludlow Rotary Club featured the Program Director for Divided Sky Foundation, Melanie Gulde, speaking to Rotarians and guests about plans for the future drug and alcohol recovery program on … Continued

Missing: 16-year-old Lillian Wright, Jan. 5

LOWELL, Vt. – The Vermont State Police are seeking assistance with locating missing juvenile Lillian Wright. Wright left from a residence on Vt. Rt 100 in the Town of Lowell between the hours of 11 – 2 p.m. on Jan. … Continued

Featured Pet: Zappa

Hi! My name’s Zappa and I’m a 6-year-old neutered male German Shepherd. My previous home had to make a few adjustments, although nothing that pertained to me, so I find myself at Lucy Mackenzie. I was adopted briefly, but things … Continued

Elected positions open in Town of Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Each year there are election procedures to follow and deadlines to meet, which provide the biggest challenges for those responsible for running our elections. In the Town of Rockingham’s case, it is the Town Clerk and the … Continued

Bellows Falls trustees discuss train station

  BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, December 21, the Bellows Falls Trustees discussed the United States Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Grants with the Development Office. Development Director Gary Fox said the purpose of a public meeting for the … Continued

The Superhighway

In the late 1950s we began hearing rumors about a Superhighway. I am, of course, referring to Interstate 91. Prior to I-91, Vermont was isolated from the rest of New England. U.S. Route 5 followed the Connecticut River from the … Continued

GMUSD trims facilities renovations and pushes voter approval to summer

CHESTER, Vt. – During their Dec. 21 special meeting, the Green Mountain Unified School District board pared approximately $5 million worth of projects from Energy Efficient Investments’ proposed $21 million budget for their district school renovation proposal and agreed to … Continued

Chester’s Covid protocol statement is finalized

  CHESTER, Vt. – During their December 29 meeting after weeks of discussing and ultimately rejecting a formal mask mandate for the Town of Chester, the select board approved a statement encouraging residents to help control the spread of Covid-19. … Continued

Closed for New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year! Stock photo

  The Vermont Journal & The Shopper is closed Friday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve. We will return to the office Monday, January 3, 2022. If you need anything, please email or, and we will return your … Continued

2021 End of the Year Review

2021 out, here comes 2022

JAN. 5 – Westminster considers withdrawing from unified school district WESTMINSTER, Vt. – An informational School Board meeting was conducted via Zoom, as Westminster residents determine if the town should secede from the merged school district with the towns of … Continued

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