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

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 […]

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Enacted by the Vermont legislature in the spring of 2015, Act 46 was designed to improve education opportunities for Vermont students while lowering the cost of providing those opportunities through mergers that would scale up the state’s schools and help create efficiencies. And that’s more than just […]

Townscape offers planters for Chester; Family Center seeks all types of volunteers

Townscape offers planters for Chester;
Family Center seeks all types of volunteers

Chester Townscape holds annual planter offer Chester Townscape is offering for sale large planters filled with flowering plants that will be placed in key locations throughout the town. Floral displays will soon grace a variety of very visible public places, such as the Green, the Whiting Library, the Post Office, Chester train station, Depot gazebo, […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Country Creemee changes name and owners PERKINSVILLE Country Creemee, which has dispensed ice cream and burgers for many years at Downers Four Corners at Routes 106 and 131, is now in the hands of new owners, who have renamed it Villagers Restaurant. “Everything we’re doing comes back to the name  Villagers, ” said new owner […]

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 […]

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, which will include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester,  at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for […]

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, to include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston Andover Road. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 2, […]

Cavendish Community Fund gets new logo; NEH highlights Rock Library preservation work

Cavendish Community Fund gets new logo;
NEH highlights Rock Library preservation work

The Cavendish Community Fund has passed the 10-year mark and is now updating its image with a new logo. In 2007, the fund began with donations from several supportive citizens to help build a closer and more cohesive Cavendish. During its 10 years, the fund has distributed more than $31,000 in grants to enhance the […]

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 […]

Arts events: April 29 through May 7, 2017

Arts events: April 29 through May 7, 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 29: ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ at Charlestown […]

Community events: April 27 through May 4, 2017

Community events: April 27 through May 4, 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 27: Workshop on preserving woodland legacy The public is […]

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 […]

Commentary: NEA funds help the arts reach rural communities

Commentary: NEA funds help the arts reach rural communities

By Charma Bonanno ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Congressman Peter Welch is due a lot of credit. While his peers in other states are also holding town hall meetings, Rep. Welch has gone the extra mile of pulling together small groups in a variety of fields to discuss how Vermonters would be affected by the sweeping cuts […]

Indulge in the royalty of Duchess potatoes

Indulge in the royalty of Duchess potatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Golden, cheesy and with that hint of ham, this gratin is a great addition to your dinner table: the flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention it is easy as well? Using leftover mashed potatoes is also perfect in […]

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 […]

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

An informational meeting on the Section 721 Merger of the Mount Holly and Ludlow school districts into the Mill River Unified Union School Districts will be held on the 2nd floor of Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S. Depot St., at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. Below is the agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 30, […]

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 […]

Editorial: Good grief, Gov. Scott!

Editorial: Good grief, Gov. Scott!

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Local representatives and select boards hoping to get Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester repaired for years must have felt a bit like Charlie Brown. Autumn after autumn, in the Peanuts comic strip, he tried to kick a football held by his nemesis, Lucy. And no matter how solemnly she […]

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

On Tuesday, April 11, the Flood Brook Tigers Jr. Iron Chef team went to the State House as part of a Junior Iron Chef VT celebratory event. Winning teams from the Junior Iron Chef VT competition had been invited to the State House by the program’s coordinators. The Collaborative AmeriCorps member assistant coach, Sarah Kittross, […]

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 […]