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Depot St. bridge construction set to begin

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long awaited work on the Depot Street bridge in Cavendish is right around the corner according to Town Manager Brendan McNamara, and the town is looking down the road at minimizing some of the problems it sees with having the span open again. McNamara told the […]

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to propose at its next regular meeting a town traffic ordinance and speed limits along Thompsonburg Road. With a new safety audit report from VTrans and a recent report from the town’s Traffic Safety Committee, the board met in a special session […]

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 23-year-old Michigan man was arrested yesterday in connection with an online threat made against a Green Mountain High School student and against the school on Monday,  according to Vermont State Police. Police have said that the threat made on Monday, Feb. 4 was traced to a person “in the […]

Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud said Thursday evening that the bomb threat called in to Green Mountain High School that morning is indeed related to the social media threat made to a student and the school on Monday. However, he did clarify that the caller […]

When a child’s text message of love is ominous

By Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heidi Skinner was at her computer Thursday morning researching colleges for her 18-year-old daughter Camille when a text message came in from her 14-year-old son Isaiah. Besides Camille and Isaiah, Skinner has another child at GM, 12-year-old Hannah. It was 11:27 a.m. and Isaiah wrote, “I love […]

Lock down, evacuation at Green Mountain

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Here are links to the latest stories on the school lockdown. – When a child’s text message of love is ominous – Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related Green Mountain High School was evacuated early on Thursday after the school received a  telephone […]

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  • Rep. Pajala on school merger, abortion bills

    Rep. Pajala on school merger, abortion bills

    By Rep. Kelly Pajala This week’s legislative update is a tough one, as was the week itself. The first challenge was the vote on H.39, which was about delaying the forced mergers of school districts because of Act 46. I voted in favor of the amendment put forth by Rep. Scheuermann of Stowe because, in […]

  • To the editor: Start building for annual St. Luke's LEGO contest

    To the editor: Start building for annual St. Luke’s LEGO contest

    The eighth annual St. Luke’s LEGO Contest will take place on Saturday March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St. in Chester. The event is open to LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and their families. Participants should construct their original creations (no kits allowed), with a maximum […]

  • Chester Winter Carnival schedule

    Chester Winter Carnival schedule

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The annual Chester Winter Carnival will be held Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 with events for children of all ages. Friday: 5-7 p.m. Dinner at the American Legion $13 a person. Pay at the Legion on the evening of the event. 8 p.m. Green Mountain Boosters Comedy Night […]

  • To the editor: Re-elect Joan Dayton for Delinquent Tax Collector

    To the editor: Re-elect Joan Dayton for Delinquent Tax Collector

    I am pleased to say that I will be running for Delinquent Tax Collector for the Town of Londonderry for 2019. In a brief background, I have lived and worked in Londonderry for over 20 years, I was born and educated in Vermont. I have a degree in Business Administration and have taken courses at […]

  • To the editor: Blair announces write-in candidacy for Chester Select Board

    To the editor: Blair announces write-in candidacy for Chester Select Board

    Hi, I am Scott Blair. I’d like to announce that I am a write-in candidate for the one-year term for the Chester Select Board and would like your vote. Five years ago, my family and I happily moved to Chester. Chester appealed to us as the perfect town to raise a young family and start […]

  • Henry Homeyer: cleaning up your landscape

    Henry Homeyer: cleaning up your landscape

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Winter is a good time to look at the trees and shrubs on your property. Even though the snow may keep you from working on your trees, study your landscape now to see if you need to do some judicious tree removal or pruning before summer. In nature […]

  • GM High in lockdown; students moved to Legion

    Here are links to the latest stories on the school lockdown. – When a child’s text message of love is ominous – Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related Green Mountain High School received a call this morning, Thursday, Feb. 7, that prompted school officials to call police. The Telegraph could not determine the […]

  • John 'Gramp' Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

    John ‘Gramp’ Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

    John Leon “Gramp” Spaulding, 83, passed away on Wednesday morning Feb. 6, 2019 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Rockingham, the son of Edward William Sr. and Lulu Ellen (Witham) Spaulding. He attended Chester Schools, graduating with the Chester High School class of 1957. He served in […]

  • Chester Water Commission, Select Board agendas for Feb. 13

    The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Special Meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. These meetings had been scheduled for last Wednesday, Feb. 6 Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. […]

  • Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

    Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

    By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police commander Lt. Timothy Anthony French told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Feb. 4 that due to limited manpower, he can only offer about 12 hours of patrols per month in 2019 at a cost of $71.61 per hour. Board chair Jim Ameden said that […]

  • To the editor: Route 103 repaving a disaster

    To the editor: Route 103 repaving a disaster

    During the summer and fall of 2018, I watched in amazement and wonder at the haphazard manner in which Pike Industries approached the repaving of Route 103.  I do not know who planned that exercise in futility as the paving process leap-frogged over the entire route. It ended in late fall, after our first snow, […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

    Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. (Click here to read the Town Meeting Warning.) 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Jan. 28 […]

  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

    Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

    The Chester Development Review Board will hold its next public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Nov. 26, 2018 meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Reconvene the Preliminary Plat application for the Gold River Partners LLC Major Sub-Division […]

  • Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

    Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union is saying that a  “threat directed at” Green Mountain High School has prompted a police probe today and police presence on campus when classes resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 5. According to a TRSU press release, Chief Richard Cloud of the Chester Police Department today informed […]

  • David 'Tuffy' Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

    David ‘Tuffy’ Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

    David “Tuffy” Lewis 83, passed away on Saturday evening Feb. 2, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield. He was born July 26, 1935 in Springfield, the son of Harold and Ruth (Howe) Lewis. He attended school in Chester,  graduating from the Chester High School Class of 1953. He served in the […]

  • To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

    To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

    I am a write-in candidate for the one year term currently held by Lee Gustafson for the Chester Select Board at the election to be held on Town Meeting Day, March 5, 2019. Lee Gustafson is running for a three year term. Serving my town as a member of the Chester Select Board will give […]

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