Rebecca Nareau is appointed as Cavendish Fire Chief

New Cavendish Fire Chief Rebecca Nareau (left) takes over leadership from acting Fire Chief Abe Gross (right).

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Fire District 2 Prudential Committee appointed Rebecca Nareau as the fire chief for Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department last week, replacing Abraham Gross who has been acting chief since Chief Shane Turco resigned in early 2019. … Continued

Trustees discuss police budget, rate increases for wastewater

Welcome to Bellows Falls. Established 1792

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Bellows Falls Trustees discussed finances and fall rate increases for both wastewater and water departments. Finance Director Shannon Burbela explained $55,000 in Bellows Falls Police Department salary and payouts was the … Continued

Chester officials break ground on the Emergency Services Building

Chester Emergency Services Building groundbreaking Kevin Racek, Craig Jennings, John Russell, Lee Gustafson, Town Manager Julie Hance, Matt Wilson, Dan Cook.

CHESTER, Vt. – A small group gathered at the future site of the Emergency Services Building in Chester Thursday, Aug. 13 for a ground-breaking ceremony to kick off the building project on Pleasant Street that is the culmination of years … Continued

Chester’s big day

Presentation label from Maj Childs to Whiting Library.

Below is an article I found in the April 1914 Carpenter’s Store News. CHESTER’S FIRST RAILROAD TRAIN   “Opening July 18, 1849, of the Champlain and Connecticut River Railroad, Bellows Falls to Gassetts. A Gala Day. A Great and Enthusiastic … Continued

Cavendish culvert replacement project delayed


CAVENDISH, Vt. – On Aug. 10, Cavendish Town Manager Brendan McNamara updated the Selectboard that the culvert replacement project on Route 131, initially scheduled for next week, was delayed due to a delay in delivery of the pre-cast culvert. McNamara … Continued

Rockingham, VTrans discuss Route 5 bridge replacement

Rockingham Town Seal

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed Bridge No. 38 with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Transfer Station. VTrans engineers Rob Young and Laura Stone presented information on the … Continued

Fullerton Hotel 100 years ago


In the March 1920 Carpenter’s Store News I found some news regarding building the new Fullerton Inn we have today. The current Fullerton replaced the previous hotel destroyed by fire Jan. 18, 1920. The photo with this article is the … Continued

Everyday Creative opens in downtown Bellows Falls

Megan Applegate of Everyday Creative. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Based in the square in downtown Bellows Falls, the Everyday Creative Company is the new one-stop shop for all things art and creativity. Recently launched by Megan Applegate and her husband Patrick, Everyday Creative strives to … Continued

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