RSSArchive for May, 2017

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 […]

Community events: May 25 through Aug. 3, 2017

Community events: May 25 through Aug. 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. May 25: Herbalist to discuss medicinals Medicinal plants, including what […]

Arts events: May 26 through May 28, 2017

Arts events: May 26 through May 28, 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. May 26 & 27:  Youth theater presents new play New […]

To the editor: Family Center, Food Shelf grateful to mail carriers, donors, volunteers

To the editor: Family Center, Food Shelf grateful to mail carriers, donors, volunteers

A big thank you from the Chester-Andover Family Center to our local rural carriers for collecting donations of non-perishable food donations to benefit the Chester-Andover Food Shelf. Thanks to board member/volunteer Ginger Roper for coordinating the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13. A very special thanks also to Postmistress Cathy […]

To the editor: Loss of Black River High will resound throughout community

To the editor: Loss of Black River High will resound throughout community

It takes a community to raise a child. Ludlow has been that community for generations. When my daughter began thinking about high school, Black River was her first choice even though we live in Springfield. Black River is a school that her grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins have attended. She visited for a day, […]

To the editor: Champion Fire Co. thanks others who helped during storm

To the editor: Champion Fire Co. thanks others who helped during storm

I would like to take a moment and thank all of the mutual aid fire companies that came to our aid in the storm on May 18. Our dispatch system was completely overwhelmed and we were left on our own. The incident on Spring Hill took a long time to control, there were five homes […]

13 inducted into Flamstead National Honor Society

13 inducted into Flamstead National Honor Society

The Flamstead Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 13 new members in a program held at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester on Wednesday, May 3. The ceremony included speeches by NHS advisor Ally Oswald and officers Kassidy Cummings, Skylar White, Riley Karl, Mikayla Call and guidance director Pam O’Neil. Students inducted are: Mackenzie […]

Pinkham graveside services set for June 4

Pinkham graveside services set for June 4

Graveside committal services with full military honors followed by a Masonic ritual for Earle E. Pinkham will be conducted at 1 p.m., Sunday June 4 at  Cobb Cemetery on Hall Ranch Road in Grafton. Mr. Pinkham, a resident of Chester, died on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Springfield Hospital. He was 98.  Mr. Pinkham was born […]

Ralph Pace receives LPCTV's first Community Service Award

Ralph Pace receives LPCTV’s first Community Service Award

Ralph Pace, longtime volunteer producer and host of community TV programs, has been honored with LPCTV’s first Community Service Award at the organization’s May 6 fundraising gala. The award, which will be given annually, was established to recognize valuable service that a volunteer or member of LPCTV has provided to the community. The Ludlow-based local […]

Go an extra mile: Sauce your meats the way they deserve

Go an extra mile: Sauce your meats the way they deserve

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com While it may be simpler to purchase a barbecue sauce,there are recipes that make it worth the extra effort. Here is one such recipe. After years of trying to recreate my father’s (the Second Yankee Chef) BBQ sauce recipe, to no avail; I was relieved to stumble upon it! Now I […]

Reward offered in Rockingham Shell burglary

Reward offered in Rockingham Shell burglary

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of burglars who hit the Rockingham Shell station more than two weeks ago. In a press release, the Vermont State Police announced that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continue to investigate the May 4, […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

© 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 the week of May 22, 2017. Monday thru Friday at noon: Truck traffic continues on Golden Hill […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 22, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for May 22, 2017

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road.  Below is its agenda. Call Select Board meeting to order. Act on Agenda. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from May 8th meeting. Old Business: A. Gordon Payne – Rt 11 […]

CAES hosts Community Cafe Ice Cream Social

CAES hosts Community Cafe Ice Cream Social

By Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St., will be hosting a free ice cream social at the school from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, to begin talking with families about what they want to see in a new playground and in other areas that […]

To the editor: School rankings depend on more than tests

To the editor: School rankings depend on more than tests

Mount Holly and Ludlow will be voting on May 30 whether or not to close Black River HS and send their 7 – 12th grade students to Mill River HS. Some folks have been saying that Mill River ranks higher than Black River HS, but Vermont does not have a ranking list for its high […]