Chester reservoir


At the Chester Historical Society, we have a 1915 photo of men building the upper reservoir. Prior to this 1915 reservoir, there was a smaller reservoir below. I believe the first reservoir was located about where the current concrete, domed … Continued

GMUSD looks for 10-15% cut from recently approved 2020-21 budget


CHESTER, Vt. – GMUSD board held a special meeting April 28 via Zoom to address budget concerns resulting from anticipated state budget shortfalls causing steep property tax hikes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting was in anticipation … Continued

Ludlow Selectboard addresses Timber Inn and BRIS requests

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Selectboard’s remote Monday, May 4 meeting, largely following up with issues raised in April. The Selectboard revisited the request by Timber Inn owners Glenn and Donna Heitsmith to provide their support before they begin the … Continued

Local farmers cope with the current COVID-19 crisis

Greater Falls Farmers market at Hetty Green park in Bellows Falls in 2019 before “social distancing.”

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt.  – With the news on TV showing farmers plowing under crops earmarked for closed restaurants and not being able to be transport them to desperately needy food banks, one may wonder how our local farmers are faring? … Continued

Old sayings

Two-inch diameter onionskin marble

Vermont of 100 years ago was a much different world than what we have today. Everyone knew everyone in their town. Many were related by birth or marriage. These old Vermonters often overlooked another Vermonter’s transgressions. In many cases we … Continued

Pet of the Week is Stella


If you love calicos, you must come meet Stella! Stella is a 6-year-old, almost 12-pound gorgeous indoor kitty. She has the looks to turn heads and the purrsonality to make you stay. She does tolerate her feline roommates, but she’d … Continued

Joint Board appoints Chuck Wise interim municipal manager


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, April 28, the Joint Board of the Bellows Falls Village Trustees and the Rockingham Selectboard met to discuss and appoint an interim municipal manager. Village President Deborah Wright began the meeting with a quick … Continued

Support Local Businesses

Now more than ever we need to support our small local businesses and keep contributing to the communities we live in. Support Local 04-29-20

Rockingham Selectboard revisits the public works director position


BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, April 21, the Rockingham Selectboard deliberated on current expense reduction, the public works director position, and the new website, Selectboard Chair Gaetano Putignano asked about the deficit for the Bellows Falls Opera House. … Continued

Grafton Nature Museum adapts to COVID-19 closure

The Nature Museum in Grafton, Vermont

GRAFTON, Vt. – One of our unique local treasures is the Nature Museum in Grafton. Executive Director Vanessa Stern says she knows of no time in its 31 years that it has been shut down to visitors as it has … Continued

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