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Chester Select Board meeting for May 3, 2017

Chester Select Board meeting for May 3, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from April 14, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting and Minutes from the April 19, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comment Old Business Report on the Police Department; Chief Cloud […]

Weston Select Board OKs purchase of new plow truck

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

‘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 […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 1, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 1, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 17, 2017 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Signature for Cemetery Deed Act 148 Universal Recycling Law requirements: Tom Kennedy MKT Grafton Block Party FEMA Public […]

Man arrested in VSP barracks break-in attempt, more charges

Man arrested in VSP barracks break-in attempt, more charges

A Ludlow man faces arraignment today on a number of charges including burglary, possession of stolen property, obstruction of justice and unlawful mischief, according to Vermont State Police. Justin Clouart, whose residence is listed by police alternately as Ludlow and Putney, is accused in two separate incidents one of which included a break-in at the […]

To the editor: Board members urge Yes vote on Act 46 merger

To the editor: Board members urge Yes vote on Act 46 merger

We urge the residents of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester to vote on May 2 in favor of forming a single pre K-12 school district, the Green Mountain Unified School District. A “yes” vote merges the governance structure of the existing school districts into one school district. A merger will stabilize the tax rates for […]

Small crowd for Mill River merger meeting in Ludlow

Small crowd for Mill River merger meeting in Ludlow

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Considering the emotion that has swirled around the question of what should happen to Black River High School in the Act 46 school consolidation, a surprisingly small crowd turned out on Monday night to hear about and ask questions on the plan. Subtracting board members, Two Rivers […]

Chester board discusses emergency preparedness, new fire station

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?

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 […]