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With little enthusiasm, GMUSD board sends budget to voters

With little enthusiasm, GMUSD board sends budget to voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board moved ahead in fits and starts Wednesday night, approving a budget proposal that a number of members were not happy with while Superintendent Meg Powden repeatedly sounded “retreat,” promising just such an extended board session “sooner than later” to sort […]

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 23, 2018

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 23, 2018

The Liquor Control Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Town Office, Lawrence Hill Road, followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Select Board meeting. Below are its agendas. Liquor Control Board agenda 1. Any Requested Changes to the Liquor Control Board Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 at the Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Jan. 8 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

Grafton Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 at Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: Jan. 2, 2018 & Jan. 12, 2018 3. Highway Report 4. Sullivan & Powers 5. Assistant Town Administrator 6. Review Road Crew Contacts (Pagers) 7. Excess […]

Log truck-plow crash temporarily closes I-91; no life-threatening injuries

Log truck-plow crash temporarily closes I-91; no life-threatening injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tractor-trailer truck carrying logs on I-91 collided with a VTrans plow truck Wednesday evening shutting down the highway completely for about 20 minutes and one northbound lane of the highway for several hours. There were no life-threatening injuries in the accident. According to Vermont State Police, […]

Joint Cavendish/Chester school board meeting turns on issues of transparency, trust

Joint Cavendish/Chester school board meeting turns on issues of transparency, trust

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a meeting of the Cavendish Town Elementary School Board – on its own and in a joint session with the Chester-Andover Elementary School on Tuesday night – a number of Cavendish residents expressed misgivings about the intentions of administration of the new school district. Their suspicions […]

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff , 56 , of Jamaica, Vt., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. He was the son of Mary Pluff of Canaan, Conn., and the late Robert E. Pluff. He attended Bement School in Deerfield, Mass., the Stratton School in Stratton, Vt., and graduated from Leland & Gray High School in 1980. […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will meet for a site visit at 60 Vt. Route 103 at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, prior to its 6 p.m. public hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Jan. 8,2018 meeting 2) Comments from citizens […]

Weston to email, mail tax reminders; board mulls parking ordinance revamp

Weston to email, mail tax reminders; board mulls parking ordinance revamp

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston property taxpayers will receive at least three reminders of the date that their property taxes are due, the Select Board decided at its meeting last week, Jan. 9. Those reminders will be sent out by email as well as through the Post Office. That due date will […]

GMUSD Finance Committee meeting agenda for Jan. 17, 2018

GMUSD Finance Committee meeting agenda for Jan. 17, 2018

The Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Green Mountain Union High School Library Learning Commons. Below is its agenda: I.   Call to order A.  Roll Call B.  Approval of Agenda C.  Approval of Minutes – i. Minutes […]

Seeking petitions, Derry board rejects four funding requests

Seeking petitions, Derry board rejects four funding requests

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Jan. 8 went through the list of appropriation requests to be voted on from the floor as it prepared for the March Town Meeting. Four organizations requesting money from the town were denied a spot on the warning by the Select Board unless they […]

College News

College News

Emma Hallett of South Londonderry and Alecia Rokes of Andover have made the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. This status is granted to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Kyle White of Springfield […]

Cavendish Elementary School board meeting agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Cavendish Elementary School board meeting agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

The Cavendish Elementary School board will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting with the Chester-Andover Elementary School board at 6:15 p.m. The agenda is below: I.   Call to Order II.  Approval of Agenda-Additions and Deletions Action III. Minutes: a. Minutes of December 19, 2017-Regular Meeting Action […]

Chester-Andover Elementary School Board meeting agenda for Jan. 16, 2018

Chester-Andover Elementary School Board meeting agenda for Jan. 16, 2018

Chester-Andover Elementary School will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting with the Cavendish Town Elementary Board at 6:15 p.m. The agenda is below: I.     Call to Order II.    Approval of CAES Agenda-Additions and Deletions III.   Approval of minutes: a. Minutes November 13, IV.   Communications: a. Written/Oral; […]

Magic Mountain attendance on pace to break records

Magic Mountain attendance on pace to break records

Frigid winter weather hasn’t kept skiers away from Magic Mountain, which is on pace to break the record for a season since it reopened in 1997, its owners say. Magic saw a 25 percent increase in skier visits during the 2017 Christmas holiday over the Londonderry ski area’s prior best Christmas week in 2010. The […]

Chester Select Board mulls budget priorities, asks departments for cuts

Chester Select Board mulls budget priorities, asks departments for cuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a short schedule for getting a budget approved and sent to the printer ahead of Town Meeting Day in March, the Chester Select Board met on Monday Jan. 8 to review its 2018 numbers with an eye toward reducing an overall increase of $242,986. In a […]

Special meeting of Green Mountain Unified School District Jan. 17, 2018

Special meeting of Green Mountain Unified School District Jan. 17, 2018

A special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the GMUHS Library Learning Commons. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. New Business: a. FY2018-19 […]

Wise Money: Create a healthy relationship with money

Wise Money: Create a healthy relationship with money

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC Here are six steps for a healthy relationship with your money. Expect the Best, Prepare for the Worst We go through many tough experiences in life, most of which are not our fault: job loss, unforeseen illness, accidents, etc. Unfortunate circumstances happen – be prepared […]

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 2018

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 2018

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. Jan. 18: Snowshoe Lower Little Michigan Trail On Thursday, Jan. […]

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 2018

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. Jan. 18: Brian D. Cohen watercolor exhibit Main Street Arts […]