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Cavendish interim principal pick says ‘No’

By Chester Telegraph staff ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Madeline Carlock, the 32-year-old West Lebanon resident and instructional coach at Hartford School District, accepted the job of interim principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School last night after Green Mountain Unified School District board offered it to her as the last remaining candidate. But then this […]

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two of three Cavendish members voting “no,” the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on Tuesday night to hire Madeline Carlock — the sole remaining candidate — for the position of interim principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Also on the agenda was the consideration […]

Derry board covers much in short meeting

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In its 35-minute meeting on Monday, April 16, the Londonderry Select Board changed personnel and time of operation on Sundays at the Transfer Station. Board chair Jim Ameden said Matthew Wilder, who had been operating the Transfer Station on Sundays, was sent a letter requesting his approval […]

CTES principal finalist withdraws, one remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union confirmed today that one of the two finalists in the search for an interim principal for Cavendish Town Elementary School has withdrawn from the process, leaving just one to be interviewed by the Green Mountain Unified School District board on Tuesday evening […]

Weston board mulls cell coverage during power outages

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board members Jim Linville and Ann Fuji’i said at their April 10 meeting that they will reach out to the Planning Commission to see what can be done to improve cell phone service when there is a power outage. When the renewal of the Local Emergency […]

TRSU cuts central office, doesn’t look at special ed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the behest of both of the Act 46 created districts in the supervisory union, the TRSU board convened on Thursday night and cut the central office budget by more than $88,000, although questions remain about the $3.4 million  special education budget — especially out-of-district transportation, which […]

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  • GM board endorses budget, but doesn't vote

    GM board endorses budget, but doesn’t vote

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the GMUSD Vision Committee could not see its way clear to a direction for adding educational opportunities to next year’s course of studies at its three schools on Monday night, it asked TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden to come up with a plan based on its discussion […]

  • Celebration of life set in May for Janet Greenlees

    Celebration of life set in May for Janet Greenlees

    A celebration of the life of Janet Greenlees will be held at the First Universalist Parish on North Street in Chester at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Janet Greenlees died on Nov. 12, 2017 at age 90 in the Meadows Home in Rutland.  She moved to Chester in 1978 and spent many years as a […]

  • Chester dental expands as medical services move

    Chester dental expands as medical services move

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Medical Care Systems will expand its dental services at the Ellsworth Building at 55 Route 11 in Chester, adding dental staff and taking over space now occupied by the Chester Health Center. SMCS will be bringing on a second dentist, by July 1, plus two dental hygienists […]

  • Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

    Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As children frolicked on the Cavendish Town Elementary School playground Wednesday evening, Madeline Carlock and Joseph Smith made their cases to parents on why each should be the interim principal for the next school year. Speaking before a large turnout, the two candidates could not have been […]

  • New fire engine arrives in Chester

    New fire engine arrives in Chester

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last year’s Town Meeting ballot in Chester included a new pumper to replace a 1997 model that was at the end of its safe and useful life, according to Fire Chief Matt Wilson. The vote wasn’t even close, with the $500,000 truck purchase approved 463 to 175. […]

  • Chester board begins to look at regulating junk

    Chester board begins to look at regulating junk

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The third try was the charm as town attorney Jim Carroll of Middlebury finally made his twice-snow-delayed trek to Chester to brief the Select Board on a draft salvage yard ordinance, the employee status of a zoning administrator, and the town’s budget committee and how it might […]

  • Chester days from owning Yosemite Fire House

    Chester days from owning Yosemite Fire House

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Chester is just a few weeks from being officially recognized as the owner of the historic Yosemite House, located on Depot Street, the town’s attorney, Jim Carroll, says. Slightly more than three years ago, the ownership became an issue when the Chester Historical Society said […]

  • Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

    Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Vision Committee once again tread the path between planning and action at its April 9 meeting, this time with members of the district’s finance committee in attendance as budget deadlines near. Voters in the district created by the Act 46 merger […]

  • TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

    TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

    By Cherise Madigan ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Executive Committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, at its April 5 meeting, outlined a methodology and timeline for the evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, while also formulating a list of areas in the supervisory union’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget that could be considered for cuts by […]

  • SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham - Rolling road block

    SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham – Rolling road block

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 March 26, 2018. I-91 northbound bridge activities: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 10:00am ROLLING ROAD […]

  • Community events: April 12-April 17, 2018

    Community events: April 12-April 17, 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. April 12: Winhall Memorial Library Cookbook Club Attend Winhall Memorial […]

  • A rich, chocolatey treat to satisfy that craving

    A rich, chocolatey treat to satisfy that craving

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I t’s hard to believe I have never used dried cherries before in fudge; time to make up for lost time! Using the remains of an opened can of evaporated skim milk made this a no-fail fudge. I wish I could tell you to lower the sugar content in this, but […]

  • Chester Chatter: In the company of young and old

    Chester Chatter: In the company of young and old

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Old time Chester was a hub of activity. There was always something to do, whether it be sports or of a more intellectual pursuit. During the winter months, the townspeople got involved with community plays and musical concerts. Many times, a troupe from Boston or New York […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Blooming indoors for sanity

    Henry Homeyer: Blooming indoors for sanity

    By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC I recently got a new tool that I’ve been using to pick stems of forsythia and pussy willows. Stems of spring-blooming shrubs put in a vase with water will bloom earlier inside than they would outside – and I’m ready for blossoms. Often the best buds are […]

  • Windstorm knocks out power across area

    Windstorm knocks out power across area

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Winds with sustained speeds of up to 63 mph lashed Vermont overnight and into this morning, knocking down branches, trees and power lines and leaving thousands in the dark. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, 17,730 Green Mountain Power customers in 93 Vermont towns had no power. Closer […]

  • GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

    GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

    The Vision Committee and Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL of AGENDA III. APPROVAL OF  MINUTES a. Finance Committee: January […]

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