Bridgewater Select Board agrees to lease school building

BRIDGEWATER – After months of negotiations and by a margin of 2-1, the Bridgewater Select Board has agreed to lease the former Bridgewater Village School building to the newly named Bridgewater Area Community Foundation, Inc. See our Sept. 27 print or e-edition for more details.

Freelance Family Singers: sign up now!

The Freelance Family Singers, Woodstock’s Community Chorus, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, began rehearsals for the holiday concerts on Tuesday, September 18 (7 to 9 pm) in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock on Elm Street. There is a participation fee of $15, with scholarships available. If you enjoy singing, you are invited to join. There are no auditions. The concerts are …

White peace flags placed in Woodstock

More than 2,535 flags were placed in Woodstock on the triangle across from the Town Hall on Friday morning, each one representing the life of a young person (0-17) who was killed or injured by gun violence in 2018. Students from Youth for Gun Sense Vermont will continue to place these flags throughout the state in advance of the November …

Northeast farmers receive $50m payout

Northeast dairy farmers received their cut of a $50 million payout earlier this summer as the result of a class action lawsuit initially filed in 2009.  Listen to some of our local farmers address the settlement and its impact on their business in our Sept. 27th print or e-edition.

Seniors & students celebrate WWI with Poppy Project

The Poppy Project, now in its 4th year at the Thompson Senior Center, was inspired by the massive public art installation of ceramic poppies, Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red, constructed around the Tower of London commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI in 2014.  Thompson senior center friend, Diana Hayes, received one of the London poppies as a gift …

Update: Quechee Gorge fencework

Work is slated to begin at the Quechee Gorge on Monday, October 1st to install a temporary 9-foot high fence with a curbed top as a measure to prevent suicides, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation. For all the details, see our Sept. 20th print or e-edition.