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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 […]

TRSU backs away from nursing change, reshuffles principal proposal; finance committee deadlocks on budget

Editor’s note: The meetings of the Green Mountain Unified School District Board and Finance Committee were held on Tuesday evening. Here are some of the highlights of those meetings. The Telegraph will have a detailed report on the meeting in the next day or so. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With an […]

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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Henry Homeyer: A year in plants, tried and now true

    Henry Homeyer: A year in plants, tried and now true

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC 2017 was a good gardening year for me. Although we had some rainy times, some hot and some dry times, overall the weather was conducive to good plant growth. As usual, I tried a number of new things, and here they are: In the vegetable garden I grew […]

  • Anadam Fantans: Fit for your feast and your cookie jar

    Anadam Fantans: Fit for your feast and your cookie jar

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Simple to make and simply the best way to savor the old New England flavor of original Anadama. Grace your table with these little gems, but they are perfect to keep around for that sweet tooth. 3/4 cup warm milk 1/2 cup molasses 1 (.25-ounce)envelope active dry yeast 6 tablespoons butter […]

  • Chester Chatter: Holiday memories in old traditions, new ones

    Chester Chatter: Holiday memories in old traditions, new ones

    Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC I have been enjoying a merry little Christmas during the month of December. Daughter Jeanie every year gives me a wrapped gift for each day. They consist of small items that she knows I would like. Each morning with my second cup of coffee, I chose one to […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda Jan. 3, 2018

    Chester Select Board agenda Jan. 3, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the Dec. 20, 2017 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Disband Master Plan Steering Committee 5. Establish and Appoint Implementation […]

  • 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. 1, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

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