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Cavendish Elementary parents petition SU to delay Beaupre contract renewal

Cavendish Elementary parents petition SU to delay Beaupre contract renewal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly six dozen parents of Cavendish Town Elementary School students and other interested community members have signed a petition of no confidence in Principal Deb Beaupre, asking that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union “hold up her contract renewal” and “open an investigation into the communities (sic) concerns.” […]

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board and the town’s three-person road crew agree in principal, but not yet in the details, that more planning would help the road crew work more efficiently. The board met in a Special Session on Wednesday, April 10, primarily to evaluate the road crew in […]

Derry to put 'No Parking' signs on Lowell Lake Rd.

Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd. Flood response, muddy roads merit attention during board meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, visitors tend to park along the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at 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 April 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Chester Planning Commission will be held on Thursday April 18, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. until adjourned. The special meeting will convene at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and will then embark on a van tour of Chester, after which it will return […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Weston board tables OK for Fire Dept. airpacks, seeking financing data

Weston board tables OK for Fire Dept. airpacks, seeking financing data

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on April 9 tabled a decision on purchasing eight airpacks for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department until more information could be gathered about financing options. Christine Falango represented the Weston Fire Department in requesting funds to replace airpacks at a total cost of $60,000 […]

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

“RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY”  — words from the website for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Words matter. Lowell Lake State Park’s Long Range Plan matters. This quiet system of woods, lake, swamps, fens and trails found near Londonderry has been an undeveloped park since 1977. The park is an extraordinary teacher of our connectiveness […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Community & Arts events: April 18-April 27

Community & Arts events: April 18-April 27

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 […]

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

PAX and Green Mountain High School are looking for families to host high school exchange students for Green Mountain for the upcoming school year. This is a great learning and growth opportunity for the entire family, bringing a new culture to your home that you may otherwise never be able to experience. Choose a student […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad wishes to thank our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our Annual Benefit. We would also like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our local businesses and special friends for their donations of the raffle prizes that helped to make the […]

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

Chester-Andover Elementary School 5th and 6th graders have been going to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center since 1973 — 46 years! The next lucky group of students will be heading to KEEC for a week in the spring of 2020. They will be hiking, canoeing, presenting skits  and enjoying campfires on the shores of Lake […]

Chester Chatter: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

Chester Chatter: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s another gloomy winter-like day. What to do? Many times I go to my bedroom closet and take out scrap books of photos. In a short time, I’m back to times gone by. My family took many photos of our outings. Learning to walk, then just like that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: April 1, 2019. [There are no minutes for April 4 as there was no meeting.] 3. Warrants, as signed, presented […]

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With sunny warm days upon us, we all want to start gardening. However beware: if you leave footprints in the soil, or feel it go squish, it’s not time to be doing anything. Plants get their oxygen from their roots, not their leaves. If you compact the soil, […]

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday's recipe book

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday’s recipe book

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We just had our annual Maine Maple Sunday ordeal and as usual, everyone came out with their children in droves. I was invited by Eureka Farms to come up with a way to make maple syrup stretch the budget, because as we all know the price of real maple syrup is […]

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late this afternoon while searching for double murder suspect Derrick Shippee, police found him dead. According to a VSP press release, the Tactical Services Unit was searching on and around Shippee’s family’s property at 138 Sak Road in Vernon, when at around 4:35 p.m. TSU members located a body preliminarily […]

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

UPDATE: SUSPECT FOUND DEAD. Read the story here. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police have asked the public to be “aware and alert” while they and New Hampshire State Police search for a man suspected in two second-degree murders. According to the VSP alert, arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Asset Management Program; Joshua Lockhead 3. Adjourn Special Select Board meeting agenda 1. Approve […]