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As storm closes in, towns urge caution

Emergency management officials around the area are warning everyone that this weekend winter storm, which will start Saturday evening, could deliver 1 to 2 feet of snow, and bitter weather of as low as 20 below. This will be an especially difficult weekend since it’s also the national holiday  in honor of Martin Luther King […]

GM finance panel deadlocks, sends budget options to full board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Monday night, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board rejected the request of the Green Mountain Unified School District to reopen the SU budget and look for some cuts that would lower the district’s assessment for SU services. So on Tuesday night, the GM finance committee was […]

TRSU won’t to reopen budget for more cuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board of directors, meeting on Monday night, voted 4 to 1 against reopening the SU’s budget. The Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee had asked the board to look at reducing the assessment it bills to the district in the committee’s […]

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of the Williams Dam in Londonderry continues to be a topic of concern for town residents and officials. At the Jan. 7 Select Board meeting, Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie said that a grant to study the effects of a breech of Williams Dam is off […]

GMUSD panel asks TRSU to reopen its budget

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC For the second time in the two years since its inception, the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee is asking the Two Rivers Supervisory Board to reopen its budget to find savings that will help reduce its funding increase from 4.31 percent or nearly half a […]

Chester board member calls budget increase ‘insidiously dangerous’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Calling the $43,500 increase over last year’s budget “insidiously dangerous,” Chester Select Board member Dan Cote read from a prepared statement at Tuesday night’s special meeting to work on finalizing the town’s spending plan. Referring to “our inability to manage a budget,” Cote called the 1 percent […]

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  • To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

    To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

    Each year, the staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services collect food and toys during December and distribute them to deserving families throughout the area. This distribution dates back to well before the creation of BRGNS, but our staff and volunteers are proud to continue the tradition and to serve our clients in […]

  • To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

    To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

    On Oct. 28, the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad held its annual banquet at the Landgrove Inn. LVRS is all volunteer and doesn’t charge for its ambulance and rescue services. The banquet is a yearly chance to get together in a social setting, have good fun and good food, and recognize accomplishments of individual members and […]

  • After four months of repairs, CAES opens to a new year

    After four months of repairs, CAES opens to a new year

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Four months after Chester-Andover Elementary School was set to welcome its 240 pupils in the warm weather following summer vacation, they instead embraced the children with warm welcomes beneath a cloudy, snowy sky. ON THE COVER: 3rd Grade teacher Laurie Birmingham gets her classroom at CAES ready for her students. […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Dec. 10, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019 Work Shops 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

  • Community & Arts Events: Jan. 11 - Jan. 17, 2019

    Community & Arts Events: Jan. 11 – Jan. 17, 2019

    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 […]

  • Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

    Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

    Daniel “Danny” Michaelson of Grafton died suddenly on Dec. 5, 2018 at home, in the midst of a favorite activity: packing for a trip, this time to Florida to meet with his brothers David and Peter. Mr. Michaelson was born in 1944 and grew up in Queens, N.Y. When Grafton’s Pettengill Schoolhouse changed owners about […]

  • Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

    Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters are saying that a fire late Friday afternoon destroyed a home at 3 Potash Brook Road in Chester. Eleven fire departments and the Chester Ambulance service responded to the blaze and one minor injury to a firefighter was reported. Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson said on […]

  • Chester Chatter: When I didn't make the grade

    Chester Chatter: When I didn’t make the grade

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Here it is, another New Year. It has made be recall the years gone by. My growing-up years were mostly happy. And then I went to 1st Grade. That’s when I had to deal with being left-handed and following rules and directions, which I was not used […]

  • Sweet-tart cheesecake dip to dig into for winter

    Sweet-tart cheesecake dip to dig into for winter

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I know, I know… the last thing you want is a heavy dessert after what you went through during the holidays. However, the sensation of tart and sweet mixed together, and the fact that you can enjoy this sitting in front of a fire throughout the winter, makes this irresistible to […]

  • Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa.

    Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa.

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A man suspected of abducting a woman and child in New Hampshire and then sexually assaulting the woman at a Vermont hotel has been taken into custody following a car chase Sunday evening outside Philadelphia. Everett Simpson, 41, faces extradition to Vermont following his arrest by the Upper Darby Township […]

  • St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

    St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The FBI, the Vermont State Police and the Hartford Police Department are searching for a man wanted for a number of crimes including kidnapping and sexual assault. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Everett Simpson, age 41, most recently of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is urged to call 911, their nearest police […]

  • Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

    Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Jan. 2, 2019 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Review of Preliminary Draft General Fund Budget 4. New Business/Next Agenda 5. Adjourn

  • Henry Homeyer: Eat better, eat from your garden

    Henry Homeyer: Eat better, eat from your garden

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As we go through the holidays, we tend to relax our vigilance about eating, or at least I do. Like a woodchuck bulking up for hibernation, I find myself enjoying comfort foods during the long winter nights – and days. It is easy to gain a few pounds, […]

  • Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

    Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC When Andover Road resident Debbie Richardson arrived home from work just after 4 p.m. on Friday, she noticed smoke at the house across the stream, but thought it might be an outdoor fire. As she got closer, Richardson realized her neighbor’s house was on fire and called […]

  • News Analysis: Oversight or overreach by TRSU board

    News Analysis: Oversight or overreach by TRSU board

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the Two Rivers Supervisory Union prepares to return to its board on Thursday, Jan. 3 with a level funded budget for FY20, resistance to one item has cropped up over and over and that seems to be telling a larger story with larger questions. Namely, what […]

  • College News

    College News

    Zekiel Cammarata of Springfield has been named to the Dean’s List of Elmira College, in Elmira, N.Y.m for the fall 2018 term. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean’s List at the college. Ainsley Bertone […]

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