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To the editor: Condos responds to Trump request for voter info

To the editor: Condos responds to Trump request for voter info

My office has received a request from President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission to provide voter information – including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other personally identifying information. While it gives me pause to enable the work of this commission in any way, I am bound by law to provide our publicly available voter […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule - Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

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 July 5, 2017. Work on the bridge will end on Friday, June 30 at noon and resume on Wednesday […]

To the editor: Brown thanks all who helped find missing husband

To the editor: Brown thanks all who helped find missing husband

I would like to thank everyone who helped to locate my husband, Thomas, who went missing Monday night, and was found on Tuesday morning. So many people were involved. Thank you to the Vermont State Police and the VSP Search and Rescue Team, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, the New England K-9, Upper Valley Wilderness […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 3, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 3, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 3 at the Grafton Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: June 19, 2017 3. Award Paving, Milling, and Chip Sealing Bid 4. Country Side Lock and Alarm 5. Credit Card 6. Set Tax Rate 7. […]

Chester Police Log for May 3 through June 11, 2017

Chester Police Log for May 3 through June 11, 2017

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested.  Wednesday, May 3, 2 p.m. A Chester Police officer about to enter his cruiser on Green Mountain […]

Photo Gallery: Green Mountain graduates 54 in class of 2017

Photo Gallery: Green Mountain graduates 54 in class of 2017

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On a warm, humid night with thunderstorms predicted, Green Mountain Union High School seniors, their families and friends gathered in the  school’s gymnasium. “It’s hot,” said Principal Tom Ferenc,“but there’s a really good vibe here though.” Salutatorian Mackenzie Walton got a big laugh saying that he used […]

GM seniors recognized during busy annual Awards Night event

GM seniors recognized during busy annual Awards Night event

Green Mountain Union High School held its annual Senior Awards Night on Friday, June 9 at the school. Below is the list of awards and their winners. Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School Alumni Association $1,000 scholarships to Mikayla Call and Kimball Schultz Chester Art Guild Scholarship $2,000 scholarship to Kimball Schultz Chester Fire […]

Chester, Ludlow quilters bring home myriad awards

Chester, Ludlow quilters bring home myriad awards

Ateam of quilters from Chester and Ludlow won a Purple Ribbon for Exceptional Merit and the Governor’s Award for Best Vermont Quilt at the Vermont Quilt Festival, held June 23 through 26 in Essex Junction. Ribbons for exceptional merit are won for scoring 98-100 points out of 100. Their submission, White Out was created by […]

Missing Grafton man found less than a mile from home

Missing Grafton man found less than a mile from home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Search and rescue teams from the Vermont State Police, New England K9 and Upper Valley Wilderness Response picked up the search for Thomas Brown, 84, of Grafton, on early Tuesday and within a couple of hours found the man “conscious and alert” at 198 Fire Pond Road. […]

Weston Select Board agenda for June 27, 2017

Weston Select Board agenda for June 27, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Shaw Knoll: 4. Unlicensed Dogs: 5. Web Mail Posting Cost: 6. SO #14 Payroll, SO #14 […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Table 19 sold to Proctorsville pair Table 19 on Route 103 in Proctorsville will soon become Neal’s Restaurant and Bar. The new owners, Proctorsville residents Neal Baron and Elizabeth Leninski, posted the following on Facebook: “To the followers and fans of Table 19: We would like to congratulate Kathryn and Joe Evans on the sale […]

Commentary: When fake news is fun

Commentary: When fake news is fun

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new online “news” site has recently emerged from the ether.  The Winooski, which bills itself as “locally sourced organic Vermont satire” and “Vermont’s Fakest News,” has, unlike other northern Vermont based publications, agencies and radio stations, realized that stuff does indeed happen south of Route 4 and […]

Grafton man missing from his home

Grafton man missing from his home

PLEASE NOTE: Thomas Brown has been found. To read more, click here. © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for a Grafton man who wandered away from his home last night. According to a VSP press release, Thomas Brown, 84, left his house on Monday night at about 9 p.m.  He was […]

Acworth man hit by car in Saxtons River

Acworth man hit by car in Saxtons River

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC A 92-year-old Acworth, N.H., man was seriously injured when he struck by a car on Main Street in Saxtons River Monday afternoon. According to the Vermont State Police, Alston Barrett, 92, was crossing Route 121 near Maple Street at about 3:40 p.m. when he was hit by a car being […]

RVTC students place 3rd in national CareerSafe video contest

RVTC students place 3rd in national CareerSafe video contest

River Valley Technical Center Audio Video Production program students Tanner Bischofberger, a junior from Green Mountain Union High School, and Elijah Pianka, a senior from Springfield High School, have placed 3rd in the nation for their CareerSafe video and fourth in the nation for Television Production in recent contests. You can view the 30-second video […]

College News

College News

Ryan Smith of Weston has been named to the Dean’s List at Western New England University of Springfield, Mass., for the spring semester 2017. Smith is working toward a degree in Sport Management. Students are named to the Dean’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Kara Corlew of Londonderry […]

Community events: June 28 through July 5, 2017

Community events: June 28 through July 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. June 28: Film screened on U.S. single-payer health system The […]

Arts events: June 29 through July 5, 2017

Arts events: June 29 through July 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. June 29: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ tours area theaters Catch […]

To the editor: Posts thank all who turned out for BeTheMatch

To the editor: Posts thank all who turned out for BeTheMatch

We would like to thank all the folks that turned out for the BeTheMatch Donor Registry event on June 17 in Chester in honor of Irwin Post. Heartfelt thanks also go to the Chester Fire Department, Meghan Austin Greene and the Chester Ambulance Service for spending the whole day sponsoring this event. We are very […]

To the editor: What do you think it means to be a business friendly community?

To the editor: What do you think it means to be a business friendly community?

A year and a half ago – it seems like yesterday – I ran for the Select Board in Chester and received landslide support from the residents of our community. My mantra then and remains today; “It is time to change the status quo” and “It’s about jobs.” Yes, some rather significant change for the […]

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