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Andover board wrestles with Act 46, addresses relationship with Chester institutions

Andover board wrestles with Act 46, addresses relationship with Chester institutions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Ahead of a public information session on the Act 46 school consolidation law, the Andover Select Board on Monday got an update on the progress of efforts to “study the advisability of forming a union school district” from school board member Joe Fromberger. Pointing to a 20 […]

Parents, teachers raise new concerns over school merger plans

Parents, teachers raise new concerns over school merger plans

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With discussions at three meetings in three towns in just two days, it seems the movement toward an Act 46 school merger plan for schools in the Two Rivers Supervisory Union may go from a walk to a trot. But, if a plan is going to be […]

Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three members attending the Weston Select Board meeting of Nov. 21 spent much of their time discussing how to approach a Longley Loop resident about his possessions that encroach on the town’s right-of-way. Jim Linville, who was acting as chair in Denis Benson’s absence, said the […]

Vermont State Police Log Aug. 26 through Nov. 8, 2016

Vermont State Police Log Aug. 26 through Nov. 8, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from the Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Rockingham – Police are investigating a burglary/vandalism at the Bellows Falls Country Club. Someone […]

'Once' kicks off Weston theater season that ends with Walker Farm opening

‘Once’ kicks off Weston theater season that ends with Walker Farm opening

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will lead off its 2017 season with the Vermont premiere of the 2012 Tony Award winning musical Once and conclude with the opening of the company’s new second stage on the Walker Farm property in Weston, which has been 10 years in the making. “We’re planning a […]

Ludlow Rotary donates $3,195 to Meals on Wheels program

Ludlow Rotary donates $3,195 to Meals on Wheels program

The Ludlow Rotary Club on Tuesday, Nov. 29 presented a check for $3,195 from its 26th Annual Chili Cook-Off to the Black River Valley Senior Center in support of its Meals on Wheels program that serves the Black River areas of Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish and Proctorsville. According to Richard North, executive director of the BRVSC, […]

GMUHS announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 1st 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 or […]

Road Conditions Update

Road Conditions Update

The Vermont State Police have issued the following: *ADVISORY * CURRENT ROADS STATUS 9:45 AM – WEATHER RELATED DELAYS AND BLOCKAGES Please DO NOT CALL 911/DISPATCH for traffic conditions Keep 911 clear for emergencies UPDATE 10 a.m.  Traffic is moving on Interstate 89 between exits 7 and 8, and the exit 8 off-ramp has been […]

Route 4 closed between Bridgewater and Killington

Route 4 closed between Bridgewater and Killington

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are advising that Route between Bridgewater and Killington is closed due to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Pearson Road. Police have no estimate of how long the road will be closed and ask that drivers plan on using alternate routes. There are freezing rain […]

Workshop to aid small business get federal contracts

Workshop to aid small business get federal contracts

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Small Business Administration are holding a series of workshops around the state to help local companies understand what the new HUBZone Program expansion could mean for their business. One of those workshops will be held in Springfield from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 12 at […]

Let these books lure you happily into the spirit of Christmas

Let these books lure you happily into the spirit of Christmas

By John Hoover © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC As December rolls around once again the staff at Phoenix Books Misty Valley are reminded that lots of our customers need to find that perfect gift for this holiday season. Each of us have come up with a book or two that we think would either be […]

Community events: Nov. 28 through Dec. 7, 2016

Community events: Nov. 28 through Dec. 7, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Overture to Christmas in Chester Chester celebrates the season with two […]

To the editor: Sen. McCormack looks to future under new leaders

To the editor: Sen. McCormack looks to future under new leaders

Deer season is wrapping up and Thanksgiving with family is a fond memory. The campaign seems like a distant memory but the election was a mere three weeks ago. On this lazy weekend post-Thanksgiving, I am taking time to reflect. I’m filled with gratitude toward so many people who worked to help me in my […]

Arts events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, 2016

Arts events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Dec. 2: River Theater presents ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ The River […]

Pillow-soft or crunchy, gingersnaps are perfect this time of year

Pillow-soft or crunchy, gingersnaps are perfect this time of year

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com There are two different types of people. Those who love crispy, delicate gingersnaps (see NOTE) and those who love pillow soft, fluffy gingersnaps. Here are directions for both! If you want darker cookies, use light or dark brown sugar in place of granulated in cookie dough. This recipe is foolproof and […]

Richard 'Dick' Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

Richard ‘Dick’ Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

A Celebration of Life for Dick Bigwood has been set for noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 the Chester American Legion, 637 Route 103 South in Chester. Richard “Dick” L. Bigwood, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his home in Chester surrounded by his family. He was born Fe. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Nov. 28

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Nov. 28

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from 10/24/16 and 11/14/16 meetings. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways […]

Chester prohibits dual board memberships, sometimes; reviews dept. budgets

Chester prohibits dual board memberships, sometimes; reviews dept. budgets

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After nearly a year and a half of discussing a conflict of interest policy, the Chester Select Board resolved a final sticking point last Wednesday, voting to close the door on dual memberships on the Planning Commission and Development Review Boards. But they left the key under […]

Londonderry moves ahead with salt shed planning

Londonderry moves ahead with salt shed planning

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Moving ahead on plans for the construction of a salt and sand shed on the Prouty property on Route 100 between Londonderry and South Londonderry, Londonderry Select Board member Bill Wylie showed the board an engineering drawing for a wood frame shed at its Nov. 21 meeting.  […]

Other issues waylay special Chester board meeting

Other issues waylay special Chester board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC What was intended to be a training session on the powers and responsibilities of the Chester Select Board and town manager, conducted by town attorney Jim Carroll, turned into a tutorial on legal aspects of several recent developments in Chester including why the Select Board believes it […]

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