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With little enthusiasm, GMUSD board sends budget to voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board moved ahead in fits and starts Wednesday night, approving a budget proposal that a number of members were not happy with while Superintendent Meg Powden repeatedly sounded “retreat,” promising just such an extended board session “sooner than later” to sort […]

Log truck-plow crash temporarily closes I-91; no life-threatening injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tractor-trailer truck carrying logs on I-91 collided with a VTrans plow truck Wednesday evening shutting down the highway completely for about 20 minutes and one northbound lane of the highway for several hours. There were no life-threatening injuries in the accident. According to Vermont State Police, […]

Joint Cavendish/Chester school board meeting turns on issues of transparency, trust

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a meeting of the Cavendish Town Elementary School Board – on its own and in a joint session with the Chester-Andover Elementary School on Tuesday night – a number of Cavendish residents expressed misgivings about the intentions of administration of the new school district. Their suspicions […]

Weston to email, mail tax reminders; board mulls parking ordinance revamp

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston property taxpayers will receive at least three reminders of the date that their property taxes are due, the Select Board decided at its meeting last week, Jan. 9. Those reminders will be sent out by email as well as through the Post Office. That due date will […]

Seeking petitions, Derry board rejects four funding requests

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Jan. 8 went through the list of appropriation requests to be voted on from the floor as it prepared for the March Town Meeting. Four organizations requesting money from the town were denied a spot on the warning by the Select Board unless they […]

Chester Select Board mulls budget priorities, asks departments for cuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a short schedule for getting a budget approved and sent to the printer ahead of Town Meeting Day in March, the Chester Select Board met on Monday Jan. 8 to review its 2018 numbers with an eye toward reducing an overall increase of $242,986. In a […]

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  • Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 17, 2018

    Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 17, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the January 3, 2018 Select Board Meeting and January 8, 2018 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Establish Implementation Committee 4. General Fund Budget Review […]

  • VSAC scholarships deadline is Feb. 16, 2018

    VSAC scholarships deadline is Feb. 16, 2018

    Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is reminding high school seniors and returning college students to apply now for any of the 126 scholarships worth a total of $5.7 million that are administered by VSAC. The deadline for these VSAC-assisted scholarships is Feb. 16, 2018. Scholarships—like grants—are financial aid that students do not need to pay back. […]

  • Powden adds foreign language to nurse, principal cuts; refuses to release meeting recording

    Powden adds foreign language to nurse, principal cuts; refuses to release meeting recording

    Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph attended the 6 p.m. Jan. 2 meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee as it worked on the budget for the new school district. Unfortunately our reporter was unable to stay past 7 p.m., but the next morning requested a copy of the digital audio file recorded […]

  • Master Plan moves to implementation phase; Okemo Chamber seeks Chester board help

    Master Plan moves to implementation phase; Okemo Chamber seeks Chester board help

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Without final financial numbers for 2017 to finish its work on the budget, the regular meeting of the Chester Select Board handled a number of housekeeping items and heard a plea for help from the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Executive Assistant Julie Hance told the […]

  • Community events: Jan. 10 through Jan. 31, 2018

    Community events: Jan. 10 through Jan. 31, 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. Jan. 10: ‘My Stolen Revolution’ screened at Rock Library On […]

  • Chester Chatter: Ice skating a family affair

    Chester Chatter: Ice skating a family affair

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When it comes to winter sports, I always lacked the skills but for two things, sledding and ice skating. A neighbor gave me a pair of ice skates and I learned to skate on a frozen patch on my aunt’s lawn. I would put on the skates […]

  • An eggless and butterless cake? It's a date

    An eggless and butterless cake? It’s a date

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Although there are very few dates that can live up to Medjool’s reputation, using the cheaper, bagged variety is perfect for this recipe. Not only will it allow you to taste the orange-flavored tea, but you will find this a perfect recipe for your collection. Enjoy! 1 cup boiling orange pekoe […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Can you protect plants against the deep freeze?

    Henry Homeyer: Can you protect plants against the deep freeze?

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC We’ve had some very cold weather recently. And although I hear gardeners at the post office or country store complaining about the cold, the weather has been normal for this time of year. It’s January, after all, and it’s supposed to be cold. It’s even good to have […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Jan. 8, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • GMUSD meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

    GMUSD meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

    The new Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the Library Learning Commons of Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Vt. Route 103. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order-Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda-Additions and Deletion […]

  • Chester Select Board special meeting for Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

    Chester Select Board special meeting for Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. General Fund Budget Review 3. Water & Sewer Budgets Review 4. Capital & Bond Plans Review 5. New Business for Next Agenda 6. Adjourn

  • Andover Select Board meeting for Jan. 8, 2018

    Andover Select Board meeting for Jan. 8, 2018

    The Andover Select Board will meet at Town Office, 953 Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from December 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

  • New requests in Derry bring voted articles to $91,000

    New requests in Derry bring voted articles to $91,000

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fiscal requests to be voted on from the floor at Londonderry’s Town Meeting in March are almost $23,000 above the nearly $68,000 approved in 2017, according to a preliminary list compiled by Treasurer Tina Labeau and presented to the Londonderry Select Board on Dec. 18. At that meeting, […]

  • Arts events: Jan. 6, 2018

    Arts events: Jan. 6, 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. Jan. 6: River Theater Co. holds auditions The River Theater […]

  • Community events: Jan. 4 through Jan. 16, 2018

    Community events: Jan. 4 through Jan. 16, 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. Jan. 4: Community activist to speak at Chester Rotary On […]

  • Ludlow man accused of Cavendish burglary, assaults

    Ludlow man accused of Cavendish burglary, assaults

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Ludlow man was charged overnight with a burglary and two assaults in the town of Cavendish. According to a Vermont State Police press release, police were called to a house in Cavendish at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day for a report that a man had entered the […]

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