John Lysander Marshall


In a recent Ted Spaulding donation was a tintype of a Civil War soldier. A very faint pencil inscription notes the soldier is John Lysander Marshall (who I hereafter refer to as Lysander) of the Popple Dungeon section of Chester. … Continued

Pet of the Week is Cleo


  Cleo is a sweet, playful, but calm cat. She is 3 years old and fully declawed. Cleo loves food and attention. Cleo’s PURRfect home would be a rather quiet home where she is your only pet. Cleo is on … Continued

Historic Robertson Paper Mill building faces demolition

Robertson Paper

  BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – In November of 2018, it was announced that the historic Robertson Paper Mill building, located on the Island in Bellows Falls and owned by Island Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of the Bellows Falls Area Development … Continued

Business Spotlight: The Corner Market & Deli

1 Main Street, S. Londonderry, Vt. 802-856-7158 The Corner Market & Deli on Main Street in South Londonderry may have only been open for a few months, but it’s already seeing lots of local support. Owners Jason and Mary … Continued

Cowboys and horses


Below are two short stories. The first story is about Louis Marshall, a Bartonsville native and famous cowboy. It’s an unsigned letter written to Mr. Buell, a columnist for the Hartford Courant. It is copied here as written. The second … Continued

Pet of the Week is Bailey


Hi! My name’s Bailey, and I’m a 2-year-old neutered male Chihuahua mix. I came to Lucy Mackenzie with a bunch of my buddies from Mississippi last summer. I was adopted soon after arriving but things didn’t work out as well … Continued

National Bank of Chester

National Bank

When I was without power a while back, I used the daylight hours to sort and catalogue letters and documents in my collection. Doing so, I discovered a large number of cancelled checks. All are from two individuals. One group … Continued

Business Spotlight: PrimeLending

PrimeLending 126 Main Street, Suite 1C, Ludlow, Vt. 802-975-0350 Victoria Blodgett is the production manager and home loan professional at PrimeLending in Ludlow, and she is here to help guide you through the process of buying, renovating, or … Continued

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