RSSArchive for April, 2018

Commentary: Get to know Grace Cottage

Commentary: Get to know Grace Cottage

By Rep. Kelly Pajala The legislature meets Tuesday through Friday, so Mondays are often the one weekday during sessions when legislators have the opportunity to spend time back in their home districts. Last Monday, in the midst of my brain being consumed by the battle over gun control and school safety, I literally went out […]

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget Public weighs in on STEM, foreign language offerings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Vision Committee once again tread the path between planning and action at its April 9 meeting, this time with members of the district’s finance committee in attendance as budget deadlines near. Voters in the district created by the Act 46 merger […]

To the editor: Make your voice heard

To the editor: Make your voice heard

Chester and Andover residents, I invite you to participate in a brief, four question research survey about Community and Youth in Chester and Andover, Vermont. I am an Andover resident, an early childhood educator and graduate student at Goddard College. The survey should take 3 to 5 minutes and will be up online until April […]

Grace Cottage gets AT&T Cell Site on Wheels

Grace Cottage gets AT&T Cell Site on Wheels Townshend also to benefit with potential provider shutdown

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday announced the arrival of an AT&T Cell Site on Wheels — COW — at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, which will reinforce and enhance wireless network coverage for the hospital and the community. The hospital and surrounding area were facing a loss of coverage due to a potential shutdown of […]

TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form

TRSU exec panel picks Powden evaluation form Parents, community members to get different document

By Cherise Madigan ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Executive Committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, at its April 5 meeting, outlined a methodology and timeline for the evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, while also formulating a list of areas in the supervisory union’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget that could be considered for cuts by […]

SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham - Rolling road block

SPECIAL UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham – Rolling road block Thursday April 12, 2018 at 10 a.m.

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 March 26, 2018. I-91 northbound bridge activities: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 10:00am ROLLING ROAD […]

Arts events: April 11-April 14, 2018

Arts events: April 11-April 14, 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. April 11: Learn dry stone art from Dan Snow Add […]

Community events: April 12-April 17, 2018

Community events: April 12-April 17, 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. April 12: Winhall Memorial Library Cookbook Club Attend Winhall Memorial […]

A rich, chocolatey treat to satisfy that craving

A rich, chocolatey treat to satisfy that craving

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I t’s hard to believe I have never used dried cherries before in fudge; time to make up for lost time! Using the remains of an opened can of evaporated skim milk made this a no-fail fudge. I wish I could tell you to lower the sugar content in this, but […]

Chester Chatter: In the company of young and old

Chester Chatter: In the company of young and old

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Old time Chester was a hub of activity. There was always something to do, whether it be sports or of a more intellectual pursuit. During the winter months, the townspeople got involved with community plays and musical concerts. Many times, a troupe from Boston or New York […]

Henry Homeyer: Blooming indoors for sanity

Henry Homeyer: Blooming indoors for sanity

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC I recently got a new tool that I’ve been using to pick stems of forsythia and pussy willows. Stems of spring-blooming shrubs put in a vase with water will bloom earlier inside than they would outside – and I’m ready for blossoms. Often the best buds are […]

Windstorm knocks out power across area

Windstorm knocks out power across area Emergency responders, GMP pull all-nighter; restoration work expected to continue into weekend

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Winds with sustained speeds of up to 63 mph lashed Vermont overnight and into this morning, knocking down branches, trees and power lines and leaving thousands in the dark. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, 17,730 Green Mountain Power customers in 93 Vermont towns had no power. Closer […]

GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

GMUSD Vision Committee agenda for April 9, 2018

The Vision Committee and Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL of AGENDA III. APPROVAL OF  MINUTES a. Finance Committee: January […]

GM vision panel weighs planning vs. acting

GM vision panel weighs planning vs. acting Act 46 'opportunities' seem out of reach for next school year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC   For the second time in a week, the group charged by the Green Mountain Union School District Board with examining a vision for its three schools to see what added educational opportunities could be included in the next school year was instead ankle deep in paper […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker Fullerton Inn and Moon Dog on the move ...

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing Fullerton Inn & Tavern closed for Spring Revitalization The Fullerton Inn and Tavern, at 40 the Common in Chester, has closed for a few weeks for what owners Bret and Nancy Rugg are calling “Spring Revitalization.” The inn will reopen for lunch at 11:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Derry to pursue pilot sanitation project

Derry to pursue pilot sanitation project Platt properties are final FEMA flood mitigation projects

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday night approved a proposal from Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman to write a letter of interest to the Rich Earth Institute and the Windham Regional Commission to be chosen for a Village Sanitation Pilot Project. The Select Board has been considering participating […]

College News

College News

A new play titled Battles Lost and Won, by playwright and Elmira College Professor John J. Kelly, premiered on Friday, Feb. 23 at Elmira, performed by Elmira College students including Zekiel Cammarata of Springfield.  The play is set in the American Southwest, after World War II veterans return from Europe. Their battles won, they now […]

To the editor: Watershed Alliance thanks communities for support

To the editor: Watershed Alliance thanks communities for support

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance wants to sincerely thank the following communities and their citizens for supporting our efforts to monitor the waterways of our area: Brattleboro, Brookline, Dummerston, Jamaica, Londonderry, Newfane, Putney, Townshend and Wardsboro. Your support of our organization demonstrates your desire and commitment for our stream to be checked regularly throughout the […]

Commentary: Rep. Clarkson on gun safety, tech security bills

Commentary: Rep. Clarkson on gun safety, tech security bills

By Sen. Alison Clarkson Both bodies of the Vermont legislature have now passed three major measures to improve firearm safety in our state. These bills: S.221, H.422 and S.55 are designed to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm to themselves or others, domestic violence abusers, and those with a serious […]

Weston resident seeks formal name for driveway

Weston resident seeks formal name for driveway Select Board also discusses First Constable duties

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston resident David Chioffi sought permission from the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night to name his driveway, which lead to a 20-minute discussion and a promise to do more research. Chioffi told The Telegraph that his house, built in 1834, has always been known as Cascade Farm. He would […]

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