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GM junior’s musical composition to be performed by VSO members

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is an especially busy week for Alex Beshay. Between this Wednesday — today —  and next Tuesday, the Green Mountain junior will participate in a four-day national conference choir in Columbus, Ohio, then work with members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra as it prepares to perform one […]

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday, March 18 once again postponed its vote on the proposed Traffic and Parking Ordinance. Board chair Jim Ameden questioned whether a list of all stop signs was required in the ordinance and whether any new stop signs would require a vote by […]

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the property exploded. While firefighters were dousing the flames, Stevens, who is caretaker of the property, told The Telegraph that he heard a huge “baah-room”  […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

Chester board notes historic moment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The reorganization meeting after each year’s select board election is seldom exciting unless you find the reappointment of the fence viewers and the weigher of coal to be riveting. But Wednesday night’s edition of the Chester Select Board was the exception. Shortly after the meeting began, board […]

After wrangling, Derry voters approve articles

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Under moderator Doug Friant’s guidance, Town Meeting in Londonderry on Tuesday flew through 15 articles with only a scattering of “nays” and some questions about the ever decreasing State Police presence over and above their regular patrols. But then the meeting encountered lots of turbulence as it considered […]

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  • Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

    Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

    Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

  • GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

    GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High students who may be less than comfortable with math but need math proficiency for college or careers will have a new option in the fall as the school participates in a pilot program sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. VSAC, the Vermont State […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Please note the special Friday night meeting. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 25th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified […]

  • Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

    Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

    The Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Thursday, March 14 at the Meeting Room of the Grafton Highway Garage, 220 Tom Bell Road, off Fisher Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Presentation by various agencies and commission regarding water and wastewater issues 3. Public Comment 4. […]

  • Community & Arts Events: March 16-March 20

    Community & Arts Events: March 16-March 20

    For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

  • CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

    CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

    Max Peebles, a sixth grader at Chester-Andover Elementary, and Jack Citera, a seventh-grader at Flood Brook Elementary, will be competing in National Geographic’s GeoBee Vermont State Competition, the semi-finals of the National Championship. The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 29 at Art Center of  Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Students from throughout Vermont […]

  • Chester Chatter: Date night at the Park Theater

    Chester Chatter: Date night at the Park Theater

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once upon a time Chester had a movie theater. It was upstairs in the building where the Moon Dog Cafe was and where Meditrina Wine and Cheese now is. High long stairs led up to the theater, which held about 75 seats. Movies were shown Friday, Saturday and […]

  • Zest up your Italian macaroons

    Zest up your Italian macaroons

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These cookies will look burnt or too brown for you but once you take a bite of these sticky sweet mounds of orange sweetness, you will be going back for more. These are the most flavorful of all orange-based macaroons. You can cook them no more than 5 minutes; less time […]

  • Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

    Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested yesterday for a November burglary in that town. John J. Fernandes, 34, was arrested by Vermont State Police in Cavendish late yesterday afternoon and charged with burglary and grand larceny of a home on Rt. 131 in November 2018. According to a VSP press release, […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Trees, shrubs are vital for pollinators

    Henry Homeyer: Trees, shrubs are vital for pollinators

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I say “pollinator,” you generally think honeybee, bumblebee and wild bee. But what about moth, butterfly, beetle or fly? Many of those are pollinators, too. I recently read an interesting article about pollinators by Dan Jaffe and Jane Roy Brown in the Native Plant News, a magazine […]

  • Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

    Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Early this morning, a Vermont State Police trooper shot and wounded a Bellows Falls man who was the subject of a manhunt last night in Bellows Falls. John-Victor Wetherby – who is a suspect in an aggravated assault committed yesterday Friday, March 8 – was encountered by troopers and Bellows […]

  • Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

    Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

    A Bellows Falls man is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that took place earlier today, Friday, March 8, in addition to other charges. According to a Vermont State Police press release, John-Victor Wetherby, 33, was identified as a suspect in the assault which took place at about 1 p.m. on Hyde Street in […]

  • Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

    Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

    Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within  Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham or Winhall, please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vt. 05148 or email to onebobfish@gmail.com. Applications […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

    Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will on Monday, March 11 following the Board of Abatement meeting, which should end by 7 p.m. It will be held 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 […]

  • Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

    Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC According to a press release from the company handling publicity for the bridge replacement, there will be a rolling roadblock in both directions on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham on Friday March 8. The road block will begin at about 8:30 and continue for 10-15 minutes […]

  • GM Booster Club hosts comedy basketball game

    GM Booster Club hosts comedy basketball game

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Thursday March 14, the Green Mountain Booster Club will host The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible basketball skills with family-friendly comedy. The Rockets will face the GM Dream Team at 7 p.m. at the Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in […]

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