Chamber thanks community for successful Light-A-Pole program

Springfield's holiday display for the community

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Every year, the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce decorates the lampposts on Main Street in downtown Springfield with banners and white lights to bring twinkle and cheer to the neighborhood during the winter months. This tradition creates … Continued

Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty raffle winners

Ben Hills pulling the winner of Flying Crow Coffee Co. raffle prize for Local Loyalty program

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 33 businesses that participated in the second Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. Special thanks also to our program sponsors All Service Office Machines, Bibens Home Center, … Continued

New board members for Parks Place Community Center

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Last month, Parks Place held its annual meeting and board retreat. The organization’s governing board welcomed two new members – Richard Doyle, who has a long history of serving on the Parks Place board dating back … Continued

Rehearsals underway for the 64th Apple Blossom Cotillion

2020 Apple Blossom contestants at rehearsal

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – While the 64th Apple Blossom Cotillion is almost four months away, the hard work for its participants began Sunday, Jan. 5. Weekly practices will continue at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield, Vt., each Sunday until the final performance … Continued

Two trade agreements offer optimism, but uncertainty remains

REGION – On Dec. 13, 2019, the United States and China announced a “phase one” trade agreement just before new tariffs were scheduled to go into effect. Six days later, the House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in … Continued

Castleton Center for Schools announces spring course offerings

CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton Center for Schools will offer more than 75 courses during the spring semester to meet the professional development needs of K-12 educators and administrators. The spring course list includes a variety of delivery formats to accommodate … Continued

Local author self-publishes book exploring quirky Vermont

Saxtons River author Robert Wilson

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Local writer and Saxtons River resident, Robert Wilson, a former editor for renowned book publishers Macmillan, and Hill, Houghton Mifflin, and a former promotional writer for Reader’s Digest, recently published his third Vermont-based travel book titled … Continued

Cavendish Selectboard stifles quarry discussion at meeting

Cavendish Selectboard meeting Jan. 13, 2020.

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Jan. 13 Cavendish Selectboard meeting covered topics including ash borer concerns, Universal Stone Church maintenance, budgeting and a town meeting resolution, and cut short discussion on the Tierney Road quarry. Cavendish resident and landscape architect Tim … Continued

Selectboard looks at public works, development positions for budget

Rockingham Vermont Seal. Settled in 1753

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – At the Jan. 7 Rockingham Selectboard meeting, the budget was discussed at length and members agreed they needed to cut spending. They reexamined Public Works Director Everett Hammond’s position and Development Director Gary Fox’s request for … Continued

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