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Have Lab, Will Tinker: Portable lab to bring joys of tinkering to TRSU schools

Have Lab, Will Tinker: Portable lab to bring joys of tinkering to TRSU schools

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Come Sept. 1, Venissa White hopes to be ready to travel around the elementary schools of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union with her portable Tinker Lab, introducing kids to the thrill that discovery, exploration and working with your hands can bring. Tinker Lab is a relatively recent movement […]

3-alarm brush fire in Londonderry draws large response

3-alarm brush fire in Londonderry draws large response

UPDATE: The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has posted today’s predicted fire danger as “High” for the state, but has noted that it may be “Very High” in southern Vermont due to higher winds. Open burning requires a permit from your town fire warden. By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fire […]

Community events: April 21 through April 24, 2016

Community events: April 21 through April 24, 2016

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@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. April 21: School vacation program focuses on bats Bat enthusiast […]

'Screenagers' film on digital impact screened at GMUHS; Ludlow Elementary gets rehab funds; Springfield Hospital offers nursing scholarship

‘Screenagers’ film on digital impact screened at GMUHS; Ludlow Elementary gets rehab funds; Springfield Hospital offers nursing scholarship

Green Mountain Union High School will be screening the film Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, exploring the fallacy of multi-tasking and the impact of social media, the Internet and screen time on a child’s brain and family life. The movie is free and open to the public and will be shown at 6 […]

GM-RVTC students earn health-related certifications

GM-RVTC students earn health-related certifications

A number of Green Mountain Union High School students were recognized on Thursday, April 14 during the GMUHS Board of Directors meeting for having earned health-related certificates in a variety of career programs at River Valley Technical Center. They are: Culinary Arts Program, ServSafe industry-recognize credential: Trevor Moore American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for […]

State bans certain waste from landfills, more changes coming

State bans certain waste from landfills, more changes coming

The Londonderry Solid Waste Group is reminding residents of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham that banned from the landfill (trash) and must be recycled are aluminum and steel cans, aluminum foil and pie pans, glass bottles and jars from foods and beverages, PET and HDPE plastic bottles and jugs (#1 & #2), corrugated cardboard, […]

Sign up for start your own business workshop;  Vermont economic future forum set for Chester

Sign up for start your own business workshop;
Vermont economic future forum set for Chester

Editor’s note: The business start-up workshop has been canceled, the Vermont Futures forum is still scheduled for May 13. Business start-up workshop set Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 […]

St. Luke's donates $250 to Whiting Youth Library; Weston resident wins Family Center rug; EdgarMay kicks off free community walks; Cavendish Calendar contest begins

St. Luke’s donates $250 to Whiting Youth Library; Weston resident wins Family Center rug; EdgarMay kicks off free community walks; Cavendish Calendar contest begins

The Whiting Library  has received a $250 donation from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church that came from proceeds from the church’s 2016 LEGO Contest. This is the fifth year that the LEGO Contest has been able to give a donation to help purchase books for the Whiting Library’s children’s section. For almost a month after the […]

Financial literacy -- for children and adults -- starts at home

Financial literacy — for children and adults — starts at home

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC  April is officially recognized as National Financial Literacy Month since the passing of Senate Resolution 316 in March 2004. The effort was to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Many government and private efforts have been established, […]

Make a delicious -- but not-so-sweet -- Derby pie

Make a delicious — but not-so-sweet — Derby pie

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The classic Derby pie was the brainchild of the Kern family of Kentucky some 50 years ago. I love almost everything about this pie, but to me, it is too heavy with sugar and reminds me of pecan pie, which I am not very fond of. So with the Kerns’ inspiration, […]

Sandy dustup: Londonderry moves a pile after VTrans skirmish

Sandy dustup: Londonderry moves a pile after VTrans skirmish

Editor’s Note: It was erroneously reported that a meeting to be held regarding the petition to reconsider the feasibility study for purchasing land voted at town meeting would take place at Flood Brook School. It will be held at Town Hall. See below for details. By Christopher Biddle ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With five trucks […]

To the editor: Chester Historical Society is upholding lease

To the editor: Chester Historical Society is upholding lease

At the Chester Select Board meeting on April 6, 2016, Dan Cote, a recently elected select board member, made some insinuations about the Chester Historical Society and the Academy Building which it leases from the Town of Chester. To wit, he implied that the 15-year lease of the building should be reviewed (the insinuation being […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 20, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for April 20, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Cavendish Gulf Public Hearing 2. Approve Minutes from April 6, 2016 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Red Nose Event Request; Gilbert Townsend 6. Hearse House […]

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Larry Roland Moses of Chester passed away at Springfield Hospital on April 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Mr. Moses was born on July 10, 1951, the son of Janis Putnam Moses and Roland Moses. The long-time resident of Chester spent his life as a farrier, actively shoeing horses. […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for April 18, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for April 18, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday April 18 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: April 4, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other Highway Issues 6. Speed […]

Fire danger high today, may be higher this weekend

Fire danger high today, may be higher this weekend

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC  The National Weather Service  and several Vermont agencies are announcing that this weekend a high danger of brush and forest fires will exist. With just a few days sunny days with lower humidity and higher winds, dead grass, leaves and brush can become prime fuel for fires. These agencies are […]

Fund-raiser pulls in $5,200 for new CAES playground, fire equipment

Fund-raiser pulls in $5,200 for new CAES playground, fire equipment

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester-Andover Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group raised more than $5,200 on Saturday night during its free community supper and silent auction event held at the school.  Of the total, $3,700 becomes the fundraising base for a new playground and $1,500 will go to the Chester Fire Department for […]

Select board hears of fund-raising event for Chester kids; again questions Academy Building lease

Select board hears of fund-raising event for Chester kids; again questions Academy Building lease

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The agenda for last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting looked mostly like routine housekeeping: grant applications to sign, a couple of liquor licenses to renew, the annual update of the local emergency plan and a review of new cemetery policies. But the meeting was anything but routine. […]

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede announced on Monday night that she would be retiring from her post effective June 1. “You know I have been thinking about this for a while,” Bargfrede told the Andover Select Board.  ­For a number of reasons, I think this is the […]

Vermont State Police Log  for April: Feb. 2- March 31, 2016

Vermont State Police Log for April: Feb. 2- March 31, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Tuesday, Feb. 2, Londonderry — A caretaker reported that someone had broken into a barn in the Landgrove […]