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'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 […]

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 […]

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 observes traditional Memorial Day

Chester observes traditional Memorial Day

With a parade, prayers, gun salutes, speeches, wreath layings and taps, Chester marked Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 30 – the traditional day rather than the “observed” Monday. The weather was sunny and warm as  bands from Chester-Andover Elementary and Green Mountain Union High schools played and marched from the North Street Cemetery to the […]

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties Sale of operating company spells end of Mueller era at resort

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts, which last spring bought the Stowe Mountain Resort, has ventured further into the Vermont ski industry with agreements to purchase both the assets of the Okemo Mountain Resort and the rights to operate it. With this deal, the Mueller era at the Ludlow mountain which […]

Rescuers pluck pilot from tree in Springfield

Rescuers pluck pilot from tree in Springfield Ultralight aircraft crashed early Sunday; pilot uninjured

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters from several area towns responded to the woods near the Springfield Dam this morning as an ultralight aircraft that was taking off from Hartness State Airport went down and ended stuck about 40 feet up a tree. The call came in at 10:27 a.m. on Sunday […]

GM girls advance to semi-finals over Yellow Jackets

GM girls advance to semi-finals over Yellow Jackets

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain High Chieftains softball team extended its record to 15 and 1 with a 10 – 3 win over the Windsor Yellow Jackets last evening and in doing, advanced to the semi-finals in the Division 3 tournament. GM’s offensive efforts were led by sophomore Maddie […]

GM softball beats Woodstock to end season

GM softball beats Woodstock to end season 14-1 Chieftains top seeded in post season tournament

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain girls softball team ended its season at the top of Division 3 with a stinging 15-0 “mercy rule” win against the Woodstock Wasps. The win gave the Chieftains a record of 14 wins and 1 loss on the season outscoring opponents 184 to 58. […]

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Global Partners LP has announced that it is buying the retail fuel and convenience business of Champlain Oil of South Burlington. With the sale, which is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2018, Global Partners will be taking over the Chester Jiffy Mart along […]

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space Restaurant, wine-beer bar planned in addition to shop

After eight years next to the Post Office on Main Street, Meditrina Wine and Cheese is heading “downtown” to the space that, until recently, housed the Moon Dog Cafe. The move is part of a larger plan that will – in time – include a wine and craft beer bar and restaurant  as well. But […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future Quarry Road resident posts warnings along public way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

Dear Community Members: Thank you to everyone who participated in the effort to refine the 2018-2019 Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) budget. The board voted almost unanimously to put forth this budget to the legal voters, and feels that it is reflective of community goals for our students. In summary, this proposed budget totals […]

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A one-car crash just after noon today brought traffic to a standstill and knocked out power to a number of residents along Rt. 11 west of Stigers Road in Andover. A minivan traveling west on Rt. 11 left the road and struck a utility pole, snapping it […]

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Friday afternoon, Londonderry restaurant owner Ed Brown sat patiently in a Brattleboro courtroom waiting for  those defendants with lawyers to be heard. There were a couple of guys who were allegedly caught with a large amount of cocaine and crack, another charged with negligent driving that resulted […]

Fighter exercises to continue this week

Fighter exercises to continue this week

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The thunder you heard overhead on Monday was made by the jets of the 104th Fighter Wing, flying out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. They will be flying routine training missions over Southern Vermont for the rest of this week, according to Tech. […]

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain’s venerable “Black Chair” ski lift has run its last season on Glebe Mountain. Next season, according to the mountain’s owners, Stratton’s “Snow Bowl” quad chairlift will replace it as a base-to-summit lift. The new lift at Magic will follow a similar lift line up the Black […]

Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking

Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking EMS bldg. panel sidesteps feasibility study for Pleasant St. site

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The proposed junk and junk vehicle ordinance,  which was presented in a “red-lined” version by town attorney Jim Carroll at the Chester Select Board’s April 4 meeting was back in a more readable version on May 2, but the discussion was much the same. Last September, a number […]

Lane open as workers clear Rt. 11 crash

Lane open as workers clear Rt. 11 crash 1:30 crash closes road for more than three hours

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A one car accident at about 1:30 p.m. shut down traffic on Rt. 11 at Andover Road in Chester for nearly four hours on Sunday afternoon. An unidentified driver sheared off a pole on the south side of Rt. 11 just across from Andover Road. According to […]