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Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: June 4, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report: Highway issues Municipal Road General Permit – Grafton NOI completed, to be […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting  at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Snowmobile Request to Perform Trail Work on Wymans Falls Road 3. Adjourn

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie (Costello)  Mansur, 85, of Weston, died on June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. Mrs. Mansur was born on May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951, and on July 14, 1951 she married the love her life, Calvin […]

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love the song “Summertime” by George Gershwin, yet I fail to comprehend why Gershwin didn’t include any flowers in the song. Yes, the cotton was high and the fish were jumping, but there’s no mention of peony or iris. Let’s look at some great flowers of summer […]

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again, a Vermont town faces the ire of residents who oppose what they consider inappropriate development for rural settings. At its regular meeting on Monday, June 11, the Cavendish Select Board fielded the demands of three groups of residents to pass zoning and subdivision ordinances to […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

The death of a Ludlow infant on Jan. 11 has been ruled a homicide, according to the Vermont State Police. On Jan. 11, 2018, Vermont State Police said that they were called to assist the Ludlow Police Department with the investigation of the death of 11-month-old Karsen Rickert, the son of Abigail Wood and Nicholas […]

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a good deal of drama and delay, the Green Mountain Unified School District offered the principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School to Debra Beaupre on Tuesday evening. The position is permanent rather than interim as originally advertised. As is standard, Beaupre will be offered a […]

Chester Select Board adopts junk ordinance

Chester Select Board adopts junk ordinance Hopes for neighborly proding instead of enforcement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Agreeing that it was better to get something on the books and “tweak it later,” the Chester Select Board adopted a wide ranging ordinance to control the accumulation of junk on properties throughout the town. Although the ordinance was approved on a unanimous vote, many expressed concerns […]

Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan

Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan Car sales proposal stymies Route 11 business project

By Neil B. Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Andover Select Board adopted an Enhanced Energy Plan presented by Joe Fromberger, who sits on the Andover Zoning Board of Adjustment, during Monday’s meeting. The Enhanced Energy Plan now becomes part of the Andover Town Plan, which still has to be approved by the voters. Fromberger […]

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting Defers spending approval, Powden evaluation for new board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its last meeting before disbanding, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee on Thursday declined to approve a number of administration requests including TRSU job descriptions, a curriculum management program and other purchases totaling $130,000 – one of which had been removed from the SU budget […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2018

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2018

The Planning Commission of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The commission’s regular meetings are on Monday nights. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from June 4th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Continue discussing Energy Plan with Jason Rasmussen. 4) Set date for next meeting.

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

According to the chief education bureaucrat in Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott —  in 1997, there were 104,000 students in Vermont’s preK-12 schools. Today, Vermont has 75,000 students. That number is predicted to fall to 69,000 in the next five years and, by 2030, fall again to 65,000. 1997 was the year that ACT 60, […]

Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

The Chester Rotary Club has awarded scholarships to five students graduating from Green Mountain Union High School. Rotary Scholarship winners who are receiving $1,000 each include Sadie Wood, of Cavendish, who will be attending Duke University; Ben Haseltine, of Chester, who will be attending the University of Hartford; Sierra Kehoe, who will be attending the […]

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

For a complete listing of events, please see The Chester Telegraph Calendar. June 13: Webinar explores business ownership At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, the Small Business Administration holds a webinar about the basics of starting a business. The topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a […]

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

For a full listing of  upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Weston Select Board agenda for June 12, 2018

Weston Select Board agenda for June 12, 2018

The Select Board of the town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Road Foreman: 4. Senior Solutions: 5. Appoint Full Member to Planning Commission: 6. Support Planning Commission […]

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

Andover Project gives out 4 scholarships   The Andover Project Committee, which has been offering first-year college/university scholarships to qualified Andover student residents since the mid-1990s, announces awards to four students this year. Each student will receive $1,000. Recipients are: Ava Hill, who will be attending Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.; Owen Massey, who will […]

College News

College News

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List of Champlain College in Burlington for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2018 semester. Ian Kehoe of Chester. Joshua Sherman of Springfield. Dean College, located in Franklin, Mass., announces that Catherine Sikes of Londonderry has earned a place on […]

Chester Chatter: When communication is key

Chester Chatter: When communication is key

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC What if native Americans had had modern-day communications at their disposal? If they had had a website, a computer handy, well how different would our world and nation be today? In my opinion, the native Americans were unable to communicate with Europeans and with many tribes of different […]