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Green Mountain RED merger moves forward; Ludlow, Mt. Holly reject plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday night, school merger study committee representatives from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester who are working to form a Regional Education District heard from Mount Holly and Ludlow reps that those towns will not participate in the RED – even as a fallback position in their […]

Full Derry board meeting opens with tribute to Prouty

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With his voice breaking, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon opened the meeting of Feb. 13 saying, “It is with great sadness that I step in as vice chairman. The sudden passing of our chairman and friend, Steve Prouty, leaves us without our dedicated leader.” Prouty, 66, who […]

Ludlow, Mt. Holly schools close door on RED; 3 options remain

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday night, Feb. 9, the Act 46 sub-committee for Mount Holly and Ludlow voted unanimously to tell the four towns working to form a Regional Education District that they would not participate in that effort – even as a backup in case other options don’t work […]

Residents hear Act 46 merger proposal at Flood Brook School

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 50 people braved the single digit temperatures and blowing snow on Thursday, Feb. 9 to attend an Act 46 School Merger Forum at Flood Brook School in Londonderry. The hour-long presentation by study committee member Debra Lyneis  outlined the proposed merger of schools for nine towns into […]

Chester board hears comment on zoning regs; will interview appointments in public

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Chester Select Board opened what could be a long series of hearings on proposed changes to the Unified Development Bylaws, with more than 40 residents in attendance. The bylaws are the combination of zoning regulations, flood hazard regulations and subdivision standards. They […]

Four TRSU schools move forward on RED, old options crop up

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017  Telegraph Publishing LLC While the purpose of last Tuesday’s Act 46 sub-committee meeting was to pull together a proposal to form a Regional Education District — or RED — among the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, the question of what happens to Ludlow and Mount Holly followed the […]

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  • Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

    Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

    By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Steve Prouty, chair of the Londonderry Select Board, died at his home on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017. He was 66. Prouty was elected to the board in 2011 and rose to chair last May after Jim Ameden resigned for family reasons. Prouty’s father, Clyde, served 36 […]

  • Chester Police Log for Dec. 2, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

    Chester Police Log for Dec. 2, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 8:51 p.m. Police were sent to Kevadus Circle for the report of a […]

  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

    Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Jan. 9th 2017 meeting 2) Deliberative session to review previous matters 3) Final Plat Review (#492) Pennell Minor Sub-Division 4) Final Plat Review (# 493) Putnam […]

  • 4 Chester firefighters certified for ice water rescue

    4 Chester firefighters certified for ice water rescue

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Chester Fire Department spent the weekend training in chilly waters to be certified as Ice Water Rescue Technicians. The training was hosted by the Proctorsville Fire Department and was conducted by Capital Technical Rescue of Albany, N.Y. It also was attended by members of the Ludlow  and […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

    UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

    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 from Jan. 27, 2017. The northbound travel lane only (right lane) and the northbound Exit 6 on-ramp will remain closed until approximately Feb. […]

  • Call for artists for monthlong show; reception set for Feb. 11

    Call for artists for monthlong show; reception set for Feb. 11

    Are you an artist/craftsperson? Do you have cabin fever? 103 Artisans Marketplace in Chester is looking for you to join a cooperative expo at the shop, 103 South at Pine View Drive, from Feb. 11 through March 19. This is a featured artisan show and space will be limited. A small $50 entry fee will […]

  • Derry Candidates Night set for Feb. 16

    Derry Candidates Night set for Feb. 16

    The annual Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Twitchell Building on Old School Street. The list of positions to be voted on at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 can be found on the town website. The evening will provide a forum for candidates to announce their […]

  • College News

    College News

    Christopher Armstrong of Chester was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2016 fall semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s List. Kara Corlew of Londonderry has been named to the Provost’s List for […]

  • Be traditionally southern while taking a healthier twist

    Be traditionally southern while taking a healthier twist

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Jezebel Sauce is a southern condiment usually reserved for the holidays and served on baked ham or even warm, melted Brie cheese. Consider it a perfect accompaniment to this delicious take on a traditional croquette. Normally deep fried, these croquettes are almost the same thing, but without any added fat as […]

  • Ludlow, Mt Holly Act 46 Sub-committee agenda for Feb. 7, 2017

    Ludlow, Mt Holly Act 46 Sub-committee agenda for Feb. 7, 2017

    The Act 46 Study Sub-Committee for Mount Holly and Ludlow will meet in the Mount Holly School Gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. Below is its agenda. I. Welcome II. Review Agenda (Additions & Deletions) III. Approve Minutes of January 25, 2017 IV. Public Comment V. Updates: Regional Education District (RED) PreK […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Jan. 17, 2017 4. Highway Report: Tractor and Mower Specs. 5. Appointment of new Planning Commission members 6. Signature for Lister’s Certificate of […]

  • Two contested races, 12 offices without candidates in Chester

    Two contested races, 12 offices without candidates in Chester

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The petitions have been submitted, the signatures checked and here is the slate of candidates standing for elective office in Chester. There are two contested offices this year – two one-year terms on the Select Board and two unexpired two-year terms on the Chester Andover Elementary School board. Select Board […]

  • Ludlow-Mt. Holly Act 46 subcommittee explores options without GMUHS

    Ludlow-Mt. Holly Act 46 subcommittee explores options without GMUHS

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As they negotiated the fate of their beloved Black River High School, the crowd at Ludlow Elementary on Tuesday night seemed to be navigating the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. A week earlier, after more than a year of fact finding and negotiation, […]

  • Chester Select Board Agenda for Feb. 1, 2017

    Chester Select Board Agenda for Feb. 1, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet in a public hearing on revisions to the Unified Development Bylaws at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Following that, the Select Board will hold its regular meeting. Both meetings will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the Select Board agenda. Unified Development […]

  • New members sought at Chester Senior Club, Bratt choir

    New members sought at Chester Senior Club, Bratt choir

    Chester Senior Club seeks new members Chester Senior Club invites people over 50 to get socially involved. Join this organization at its monthly potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Chester Congregational Church on 469 Main St. Meet, chat and enjoy a delicious meal and an activity or […]

  • Arts events: Feb. 2, 2017

    Arts events: Feb. 2, 2017

    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. Feb. 2: Artist Carbonetti speaks on creativity Chester Rotary Chester […]

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