Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Sept. 19-25

REGION – The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that 52 million working-age adults ages 16 to 65 have low literacy skills. Low-literacy is associated with high unemployment, low wages, greater food insecurity, increased homelessness, and lower educational achievement of … Continued

Cavendish talks road and how to spend ARPA funding

Cavendish. Photo by Shawntae Stillwell

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Cavendish road issues and how to spend American Rescue Plan Act dollars were the main topics of the Cavendish Selectboard meeting Monday, Sept. 13. According to Cavendish Town Manager Brendan McNamara, the Route 131 project is in … Continued

Rockingham receives first round of Covid-relief funds

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Wednesday, Sept. 1, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed Covid-19 relief funds and other regional grants. The town has received the first round of eligible coronavirus state and local fiscal relief funds of $154,000. Municipal Manager Scott … Continued

Ludlow, surrounding towns commemorate 20-year anniversary of 9/11

The 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Photo by Sharon Huntley

LUDLOW, Vt. – Under bright bluebird skies Saturday morning, reminiscent of that morning 20 years before on Sept. 11 in 2001 in New York City, the Ludlow American Legion, along with Police, Ambulance, and Fire Departments from several surrounding towns, … Continued

American Legion Post 67 observes 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001

Chester American Legion Post 67 held a memorial service for the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2021. Photo by Amanda Wedegis

CHESTER, Vt. – On Saturday, Sept. 11, Chester American Legion Post 67 held a memorial service in observation of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Fire Departments from Chester, Ludlow, Springfield, and Weston, as well as Chester Police and … Continued

Statewide Covid Memorial Service Sept. 19

MONTPELIER, Vt. – To honor Vermonters lost to Covid-19, Vermont Interfaith Action is hosting a memorial service on the Vermont Statehouse lawn in Montpelier at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19. The heart of the event will be a ceremonial reading … Continued

Funding available for Ludlow nonprofit organizations

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Anthony Marro Memorial Trust Fund is seeking 501(c)(3) entities within the town of Ludlow area for funds distribution. The Trustees will be requesting applications for funding consideration. Application process deadline is Oct. 15, 2021. Recipients must … Continued

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