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Cavendish interim principal pick says ‘No’

By Chester Telegraph staff ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Madeline Carlock, the 32-year-old West Lebanon resident and instructional coach at Hartford School District, accepted the job of interim principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School last night after Green Mountain Unified School District board offered it to her as the last remaining candidate. But then this […]

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two of three Cavendish members voting “no,” the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on Tuesday night to hire Madeline Carlock — the sole remaining candidate — for the position of interim principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Also on the agenda was the consideration […]

Derry board covers much in short meeting

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In its 35-minute meeting on Monday, April 16, the Londonderry Select Board changed personnel and time of operation on Sundays at the Transfer Station. Board chair Jim Ameden said Matthew Wilder, who had been operating the Transfer Station on Sundays, was sent a letter requesting his approval […]

CTES principal finalist withdraws, one remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union confirmed today that one of the two finalists in the search for an interim principal for Cavendish Town Elementary School has withdrawn from the process, leaving just one to be interviewed by the Green Mountain Unified School District board on Tuesday evening […]

Weston board mulls cell coverage during power outages

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board members Jim Linville and Ann Fuji’i said at their April 10 meeting that they will reach out to the Planning Commission to see what can be done to improve cell phone service when there is a power outage. When the renewal of the Local Emergency […]

TRSU cuts central office, doesn’t look at special ed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the behest of both of the Act 46 created districts in the supervisory union, the TRSU board convened on Thursday night and cut the central office budget by more than $88,000, although questions remain about the $3.4 million  special education budget — especially out-of-district transportation, which […]

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  • Cavendish board talks infrastructure

    Cavendish board talks infrastructure

    By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Monday night’s Cavendish Select Board meeting opened with citizens’ input from Margo Caulfield, who gave a quick overview on the slow progress of high-speed internet installation. TDS Telecom, Caulfield said, has said that there was a delay in the Comcast rewiring project due to confusion regarding net […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for April 18, 2018

    Chester Select Board agenda for April 18, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from April 4, 2018 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen’s Comments 3. Old Business 4. Popple Dungeon Alternatives Public Meeting 5. Salvage Yard Ordinance 6. Liquor Licenses First Class: Pizza […]

  • Sweeten the pot with a less-traditional pudding

    Sweeten the pot with a less-traditional pudding

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This coconut-mango pudding is so pleasingly sweet with just enough sugar to “sweeten the pot.” The mango stands out really well with just that hint of toasted coconut and allspice to warm it up a bit.   1/4 cup shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened 1 cup water 1 can (12 oz.) […]

  • GM board endorses budget, but doesn't vote

    GM board endorses budget, but doesn’t vote

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the GMUSD Vision Committee could not see its way clear to a direction for adding educational opportunities to next year’s course of studies at its three schools on Monday night, it asked TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden to come up with a plan based on its discussion […]

  • Chester Legion to honor state commander, auxiliary president

    Chester Legion to honor state commander, auxiliary president

    Vermont Commander Huzon “Jerry” Stewart and Auxiliary President Lynda Farmer, both from Chester Post/Unit 67, will be celebrated as they near the end of their 2017-2018 year at the helm of the American Legion Department of Vermont. A banquet in their honor will be held May 12, 2018 at the Chester Post 67, 637 VT […]

  • Celebration of life set in May for Janet Greenlees

    Celebration of life set in May for Janet Greenlees

    A celebration of the life of Janet Greenlees will be held at the First Universalist Parish on North Street in Chester at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Janet Greenlees died on Nov. 12, 2017 at age 90 in the Meadows Home in Rutland.  She moved to Chester in 1978 and spent many years as a […]

  • Henry Homeyer: A quick look at edible natives

    Henry Homeyer: A quick look at edible natives

    By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s rare that I find a book that is as useful, accurate and easy-to-read as Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, both on staff at the New England Wild Flower Society in Framingham, Mass. This book presents over 100 species of […]

  • Chester dental expands as medical services move

    Chester dental expands as medical services move

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Medical Care Systems will expand its dental services at the Ellsworth Building at 55 Route 11 in Chester, adding dental staff and taking over space now occupied by the Chester Health Center. SMCS will be bringing on a second dentist, by July 1, plus two dental hygienists […]

  • Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

    Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As children frolicked on the Cavendish Town Elementary School playground Wednesday evening, Madeline Carlock and Joseph Smith made their cases to parents on why each should be the interim principal for the next school year. Speaking before a large turnout, the two candidates could not have been […]

  • New fire engine arrives in Chester

    New fire engine arrives in Chester

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last year’s Town Meeting ballot in Chester included a new pumper to replace a 1997 model that was at the end of its safe and useful life, according to Fire Chief Matt Wilson. The vote wasn’t even close, with the $500,000 truck purchase approved 463 to 175. […]

  • Chester board begins to look at regulating junk

    Chester board begins to look at regulating junk

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The third try was the charm as town attorney Jim Carroll of Middlebury finally made his twice-snow-delayed trek to Chester to brief the Select Board on a draft salvage yard ordinance, the employee status of a zoning administrator, and the town’s budget committee and how it might […]

  • Chester days from owning Yosemite Fire House

    Chester days from owning Yosemite Fire House

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Chester is just a few weeks from being officially recognized as the owner of the historic Yosemite House, located on Depot Street, the town’s attorney, Jim Carroll, says. Slightly more than three years ago, the ownership became an issue when the Chester Historical Society said […]

  • Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

    Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Vision Committee once again tread the path between planning and action at its April 9 meeting, this time with members of the district’s finance committee in attendance as budget deadlines near. Voters in the district created by the Act 46 merger […]

  • TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

    TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

    By Cherise Madigan ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Executive Committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, at its April 5 meeting, outlined a methodology and timeline for the evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, while also formulating a list of areas in the supervisory union’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget that could be considered for cuts by […]

  • SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham - Rolling road block

    SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham – Rolling road block

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of March 26, 2018. I-91 northbound bridge activities: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 10:00am ROLLING ROAD […]

  • Arts events: April 11-April 14, 2018

    Arts events: April 11-April 14, 2018

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. April 11: Learn dry stone art from Dan Snow Add […]

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