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Yo-Semite history

The earliest known Yo-Semite badge in existence, circa 1870s

Here is a 1956 article written by Ed Kendall for the Springfield Reporter. It will be included in our “History of Chester’s Fire Departments.” “Old Yosemite pumper fought many a fire. In Pember Hazen’s barn at Chester Depot in some forgotten … Continued

Alfred Ducharme, 1950-2020

Alfred Ducharme

BARRE, Vt. – Alfred “Pete” Ducharme, a longtime shoreline resident, passed away suddenly Dec. 26, 2020. Pete was born in Barre, Vt., June 29, 1950. He leaves behind his daughter Nicole Ducharme, her partner Shane Bartlett, and their children Conner … Continued

Everyone Eats relaunches through continued partnerships

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone … Continued

Gov. Scott allows practice expansion, no games yet

REGION – Gov. Scott announced at his press conference Friday, Jan. 15 that schools’ sports programs could expand their practices to allow limited contact and team scrimmages. Masks are mandatory. However, scrimmages and games between schools are still prohibited.

William J. Brown, 2021

William J. Brown, 2021

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – William J. Brown, “Boh” or “Grumpy,” 69, of Old Claremont Road, passed away in his home surrounded by his family Jan. 9, 2021. He bravely fought a tough battle with lung cancer. He leaves behind his loving … Continued

Walter E. Sharon, 1930-2020

WINDHAM, Vt. – Walter E. Sharon, 90, of Route 121 died Nov. 19, 2020 at the Jack Byrnes Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 26, 1930 in East Wallingford, Vt., the son of Edgar and Thelma (Colby) Sharon. … Continued

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