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TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet on Thursday night to discuss and take action on The Chester Telegraph’s claim that the closed door session at its May 2 was a violation of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. The agenda for the special session says […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District  ratified its agreement with its support staff at a special meeting last Thursday, but not without questions about the timing of the work. The agreement, which covers para-educators, personal care assistants, food service workers, bus drivers […]

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a complaint dated May 7 and sent to Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden and board members, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, is contending that the board of the SU improperly entered into an executive session even after it was warned […]

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hazardous household waste collections that have been held at the Springfield Transfer Station a couple of times a year are in for a big change, which may make them both harder to access and more expensive. Last Wednesday night, Derek Suursoo, who represents the Town of […]

GMUSD board balks at hearing CTES complaints

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the agenda for the Green Mountain Unified School District’s Thursday, April 25 meeting was full — and the public portion of the meeting went on for three hours — one question hung over the proceedings until the end and even then some members of the public […]

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    Special meeting for Chester Select Board

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on May 10 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Warning for Special Town Meeting 3. Adjourn

  • Chester DRB agenda for May 13

    Chester DRB agenda for May 13

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet for two site visits on Monday, May 13 before its public meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:45 p.m. Site Visit — 1412 Andover Rd. 5:25 p.m. Site Visit — 3254 Green Mtn. Turnpike 1) Review draft minutes from the […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

    Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 22nd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

  • Rep. Bock: Five bills to build economy, families

    Rep. Bock: Five bills to build economy, families

    By Rep. Tom Bock As we get closer to the end of the 2019 session in Montpelier, pressure is building to get bills through the legislature. The goal of the House and Senate veto-proof Democrat majority, (which includes me), is to get their five top priority bills through the legislative process and onto the governor’s […]

  • Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

    Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

    Chester Rotary seeks teams for trivia night scholarship fund-raiser Do you want to support the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fund? Do you have a competitive spirit? Are you looking for a fun event to share with your Memorial Day weekend guests? Look no further than the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fundraiser Trivia Night. An Evening […]

  • Chester Chatter: Time to remember Mother

    Chester Chatter: Time to remember Mother

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The makings of one day becoming a mother often begin as a young girl with her dolls. At least that was the case with my daughter Jeanie. She loved her dolls. Her dad made her a cradle and Grandma made her a quilt. Every night the dolls got […]

  • Peaches and cream: What more do you need?

    Peaches and cream: What more do you need?

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com One word for this peaches and cream dessert: AMAZING! Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 large peaches, peeled, pitted and diced small Cheesecake Middle: 1 cup cream cheese, softened […]

  • Henry Homeyer: It takes more than plants to make a garden

    Henry Homeyer: It takes more than plants to make a garden

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you’ve visited any great gardens, you know that they consist of more than just flowers. They have fine trees and shrubs, pathways, stonework or pottery, maybe a bit of whimsy, and great views. Now, before your trees are fully leafed out and the perennials have begun to […]

  • Police seek information in daytime burglary

    Police seek information in daytime burglary

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for information in their investigation of a daytime burglary in Westminster. At about 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, the owner of a house on Alden Street returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen a beige Sentry safe, cash and prescription […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

    The Londonderry Select Board will hold its regular meeting on at 7 p.m. on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Twitchell Office Building 100 Old School Street, Londonderry. Below is its agenda: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting(s) of April 15, 2019, April 23, […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 2

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 2

    The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. New Business a. 1 Class […]

  • After April 15 flooding, Weston board considers repairs to Town Office basement

    After April 15 flooding, Weston board considers repairs to Town Office basement

    By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The longest discussion at the April 23 Weston Select Board meeting revolved around installing sump pumps in the Town Office building at 12 Lawrence Hill Road following flooding in the basement during heavy rains and melting snow in mid-April. Acting chair Jim Linville said the basement flooded on […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 6

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 6

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from April 10 and April 18, 2019 meetings. 2. Citizen Comments 3. Proposed Bylaw revisions: Finalize proposed district boundaries 4. Set date for next meeting

  • Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

    Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

    Carol Ann (Cummings) Hoyt died peacefully at home in April 19, 2019, surrounded by family.  She was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the Rev. Dr. Oliver and Edith Cummings. Mrs. Hoyt attended local schools and later graduated from Redlands University with a teaching degree.  During college, she met her future husband, […]

  • Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

    Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

    Ricky Allen Bliss 51, of Chester passed away at home after a long battle with a lung disease on Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on May 11, 1967, in Springfield to Robert and Barbara (Record) Bliss, and spent much of his childhood on the farm of his grandparents Bill and Alice Bliss. If […]

  • TRSU board agenda for May 2

    TRSU board agenda for May 2

    The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Roost at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. April 04, 2019 Special Meeting […]

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