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Pre-vote Act 46 discussion hits lots of topics at Andover meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just three days ahead of a vote on forming a Regional Education District — or RED — several members of the Andover community attending an information meeting at Andover Town Hall were more focused on Act 60 – the school funding statute – than on Act 46 […]

Questions abound at Act 46 merger meeting in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC About 40 community members gathered in the cafeteria of Cavendish Town Elementary on Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the proposed Act 46 merger of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester to create a Green Mountain Unified School District. They also asked questions of members of the […]

Weston Select Board OKs purchase of new plow truck

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston can expect delivery of a new plow truck in mid to late fall now that the Select Board gave Road Foreman Almon Crandall authorization to spend $87,697 to purchase a new Ford 550 cab and chassis from Stewart’s and a dump body, plow and sander from HP […]

‘Whole lot of luck’ spares Chester home from afternoon fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Events could have worked out very differently this afternoon on Orcutt Drive in Chester. But when the wire from a Green Mountain Power pole to Kyle and Becky Martens’ house began arcing and caught fire, everything fell into place to keep what could have been a major […]

Chester board discusses emergency preparedness, new fire station

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board had a light agenda so it could move onto executive session to interview Planning Commission candidates, but took time to discuss emergency preparedness and the status of an emergency services building at its April 19 meeting. The question about emergency preparedness arose when […]

Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, May 2, the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will decide whether they will join their existing school districts into a new, unified one to fulfill the requirements of the state’s school consolidation law. The Regional Education District — or RED — that will […]

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  • Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

    Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

    By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC MONTPELIER On Wednesday, April 12, students from Green Mountain Union High School and Cavendish Town Elementary School flocked to Montpelier to participate in the 2nd annual Rally for the Planet, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby. The Green Mountain and Cavendish contingents joined about 1,400 other students from […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for April 25, 2017

    Weston Select Board agenda for April 25, 2017

    The Town of Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: Public Comment: LEOP & NIMS: Road Foreman: Access Permit: TAN: Conflict of Interest & Lockout/Tagout Policies: Appointed Officers: Review and Approve Minutes: SO […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC 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 this week. Monday thru Wednesday:  Weather permitting, temporary alternating southbound lane closures over the bridge to allow […]

  • Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

    Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

    © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for three men involved in two robberies last night. In the first robbery, two men entered the Sunoco station on Route 5 at I-91 Exit 4 in Dummerston at around 9:15 p.m.  According to a VSP press release, one man distracted the store clerk while the […]

  • Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

    Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Bruce Genereaux, owner of Green Mountain Community Solar, told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, April 17 meeting about his plans for adding to and screening a solar array on Route 11 in the town. Genereaux said he may double the array, which currently stands at 150 Kw […]

  • GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

    GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

    ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

  • Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

    Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24 for a site visit at 952 Trebo Road before its public hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from April 10th 2017 meeting Final Plat Review of the Johnston Minor Sub-Division […]

  • Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

    Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

    By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Solid Waste coordinator Esther Fishman told the April 11 meeting of the Weston Select Board,  that for a couple of years, auditors have asked that cash be removed from the Transfer Station. After much deliberation and research, Fishman said, “What seems best is a punch-card system.” The […]

  • Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 2017

    Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 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. April 19: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Barrette Center Mamma Mia!  featuring […]

  • GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

    GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

    By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

  • Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

    Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

    Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

  • Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

    Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What I adore about this recipe is the low amount of refined table sugar and the fact that any berry or orchard fruit would be perfectly acceptable. The crispy nut base is accentuated with fresh fruit, making it a great after-school snack or addition to breakfast. Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 pound […]

  • Convenience store employee foils burglary

    Convenience store employee foils burglary

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A convenience store employee preparing to open up for the day foiled an Easter Sunday foray by two burglars. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 4:45 this morning, an employee at the Shell station at 705 Rockingham Road in Rockingham was waiting to open the store […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from April 5, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Time Capsule Update Sign Local Emergency Operations Plan Liquor Licenses: Meditrina, Pizza Stone, Fullerton Inn Outside Consumption Permit: […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    The Select Board of the town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at The Twitchell Building, 100 School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – April 3, 2017; b. Approval of Special Board […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 3, 2017 Highway Report: Truck Bids Acceptance Act 148 Universal Recycling law requirements: Ham Gillett Signatures for Special Town Meeting Warning May 24, 2017 Agenda/Minutes […]

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