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Be the match and save lives

Be the match and save lives

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC You may have something that could prolong another person’s life and all it takes to find out is a cheek swab. Irwin Post has lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia for 11 years and needs a stem cell transplant, but first he needs to find a match. On Saturday, June 17, […]

Playhouse's Walker Farm arts center just months from opening

Playhouse’s Walker Farm arts center just months from opening

By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, the Weston Playhouse Theater Company’s Center for the Arts at Walker Farm will open its doors to a new era of possibilities for the Vermont theater community. The WPTC broke ground in August of 2016, but the vision of expansion has been in […]

Ludlow nixes Mill River merger, Mt. Holly votes yes; Merger heads back to Act 46 drawing board

Ludlow nixes Mill River merger, Mt. Holly votes yes;
Merger heads back to Act 46 drawing board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters in Ludlow today defeated a proposed merger between that town and its U-39 partner Mount Holly with the Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon. The vote in Ludlow was 245 for and 527 against the merger out of a total checklist of 1,588 voters […]

3Squares offers food assistance to Vermonters

3Squares offers food assistance to Vermonters

3SquaresVT is a federal nutrition program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that boosts food budgets to help residents buy more healthy food. Monthly benefits come on a debit card to use at grocery stores and farmers markets so that you can be assured privacy and flexibility. 3SquaresVT is open to everyone who qualifies, including […]

To the editor: Townscape thanks Chester Electric for Hearse House work

To the editor: Townscape thanks Chester Electric for Hearse House work

The non-profit Chester Townscape was delighted when Steve Mancuso of Chester Electric volunteered the labor for all the electrical work to be done on the Hearse House – the building located opposite Chester’s Village Green that formerly housed the Town’s horse-drawn hearse. Prior to the structure’s recent renovation and Mancuso’s work, the building had lacked […]

College News

College News

Gary Luman of Chester graduated from Champlain College, based in Burlington, May 13, 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in Business Management. Champlain College’s 139th commencement handed out 516 associate and bachelors  degrees during the ceremony. Jack Geurts of Grafton, who is majoring in filmmaking, has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List […]

More speak against merger at Ludlow meeting

More speak against merger at Ludlow meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A crowd of nearly 80 people gathered in President’s Hall at the Ludlow Elementary School on a warm sunny evening last Tuesday to hear a presentation and ask questions about the proposed merger of the Ludlow and Mount Holly schools into the Mill River Unified Union School […]

To the editor: Superintendent Powden on Ludlow school vote flyer

To the editor: Superintendent Powden on Ludlow school vote flyer

Dear Ludlow and Mt. Holly School families, community members and school board members, On behalf of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, I am deeply sorry for the errors that were made on the May 25th flyer that was sent out from the Ludlow Elementary and Mt. Holly School boards.  On the back side of the […]

Arts events: June 2-June 3, 2017

Arts events: June 2-June 3, 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. June 2: ‘Savannah Sipping Society’ opens SCP theater season A […]

Community events: May 31 through June 5, 2017

Community events: May 31 through June 5, 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. Whiting Library summer park and museum passes available Whiting Library […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Small Business Center hosts workshop on starting your own business The Vermont Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. in Springfield on Thursday, June 1. Debra Boudrieau, the business advisor at the Vermont Tech Center, will speak. The workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts, and resources […]

Weston board considers ramp, other changes to Wilder Library

Weston board considers ramp, other changes to Wilder Library

 By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Deborah Granquist, chair of board of the Wilder Memorial Library, asked the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, May 23 to begin considering improvements to the historic library that would include handicapped access and parking. She added that since the Little School added its handicapped access ramp, the library […]

These veggie patties a great substitute for meat

These veggie patties a great substitute for meat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now is the season when you’re most likely salivating over beef burgers, steaks, ribs and everything else under the sun. But if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite summer meat, look no further. This recipe is loaded with flavor and it’s filling.  If desired, top with some heated barbeque […]

To the editor: Ludlow Elementary board clarifies mailing

To the editor: Ludlow Elementary board clarifies mailing

To the Voters and Citizens of Ludlow and Mount Holly, The Ludlow Elementary School Board wishes you to know that some information included on the May 25 mailing was not written, authorized or approved by any board member.  The two text boxes on the addressee side stating “A ‘NO’ vote means:” as well as the outdated information […]

To the editor: Citizen group wants more time for BRHS ideas

To the editor: Citizen group wants more time for BRHS ideas

Black River Area Innovative Network, BRAIN, is a grassroots organization of people from both Mount Holly and Ludlow who have been meeting for the past several weeks. Initially a few of us came together to promote a NO vote. We wanted more time to figure out a possible solution rather than closing our school.  Our […]

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

Dear Secretary Flynn: The motto on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s web page says: “Providing for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.” Unfortunately, VT RT 11 between Londonderry and Chester does none of those things and is, in fact, a very dangerous stretch of road for our patients and for our ambulance […]

Chester board talks new fire station, cemetery expansion

Chester board talks new fire station, cemetery expansion

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board discussed plans for expansion of the Brookside Cemetery and a new emergency services building at its meeting last Wednesday – but one member appeared frustrated that topics brought up more than two years ago were still being “kicked down the road.” After hearing presentations […]

104th ANG fighter pilots spar high above Green Mountains

104th ANG fighter pilots spar high above Green Mountains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, MASS. Some morning in the near future you’ll hear that rumble, the one that scared your cat and made you search the skies last week. And as that rumble becomes a roar, echoing off the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, you […]

Weston Select Board agenda for May 23, 2017

Weston Select Board agenda for May 23, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Weston will meet at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Below is its agenda. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: Public Comment: Library: Graffiti: Earned Sick Leave: Review and Approve Minutes: SO #11 Payroll, SO #11 Vendors: Committee Reports: New & Old […]

College News

College News

Abby Hart of Chester, a sophomore at Trinity College of Hartford, Conn., has been recognized by her school for her high level of ability as a coxswain on the school’s rowing team. In her first year at the school, 2015-2016, Hart won a silver medal as the coxswain for Trinity’s third-varsity eight in the New […]