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Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

John W. Lamson, 97, of Hanover, N.H., died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He was born in Andover, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1921, to Joseph and Christine (Forbes) Lamson, of Andover. Mr. Lamson graduated from Chester High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was recognized […]

Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from November 12th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

I want to thank the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Chester and North Springfield for re-electing me to be your representative in Montpelier. I look forward to representing all of you and hope to learn more about your concerns on the issues that face our community. Again, thank you for your continued confidence in me as […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

Springfield Hospital is going through some tough times and the staff and public are worried. At a recent Springfield Hospital board meeting, members opened some of their time to public comments. This letter is in response to that meeting and to Tim Ford and George Lamb’s letter that appeared in the Eagle Times. Tim Ford […]

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Irony – As a literary device, irony is a contrast or incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality… It can also be a difference between what might be expected to happen and what actually occurs. — literarydevices.com If it weren’t for the loss of […]

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

Many thanks to the voters in the Windsor County District for re-electing me to serve in the Vermont Senate. I am deeply honored that you’ve extended your trust to me and I look forward to continuing to advocate for this large and diverse Senate district in our Statehouse. Over the last four months, I’ve canvassed, […]

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 26

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 26

The Chester Development Review Board will hold a site visit at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Gold River Extension off Pleasant Street. Its public meeting will follow at 6 p.m. in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Nov. 12th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 12, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 12, 2018

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting on Nov. 12, 2018 immediately following the Board of Abatement hearing which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Below is the Select Board agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 7, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 7, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda 1. Approve Minutes from the Oct. 17, 2018 Select Board meeting and Oct. 17, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Townscape Request 5. Green Mountain Power Easement […]

Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

Jeanne May Storm, 90, died at her home in Chester on Halloween Oct. 31, 2018. She was born Jeanne Geres in Kiskatom, N.Y., on June 26, 1928 to Florence (Von Bargen) Geres and the Rev. George Geres. She was raised and educated in Astoria, N.Y., where she attended William Cullen Bryant High School, from which […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

The Eleventh Annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts event on Oct. 19 and 20 was truly a heart warming event. Thousands of donations of warm, gently used items were on display at the Chester Congregational Church in Chester. At least 150 shoppers were able to find coats, hats, scarves, sweaters, vests, socks, boots and more that […]

To the editor: Zupan champions American principles

To the editor: Zupan champions American principles

The fresh ideas and can-do Vermont spirit of Lawrence Zupan is  exhilarating at a time of so much negativity. As he is a champion of the American principles of free enterprise and competition, I’m inspired to cast my vote for Zupan to be our next U.S. senator for Vermont. With regard to his opponent, Bernie […]

To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

For the seventh year in a row, Green Mountain Middle and High School will be participating in the Jr. Iron Chef event this March. We have three great teams and they and their coaches are already  in the kitchen on a weekly basis, perfecting their recipes as they create one to enter into the event. […]

Where and when to vote on Nov. 6

Where and when to vote on Nov. 6

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Residents of area towns can find their polling place and voting hours below. For questions about registration, early voting, absentee voting or other issues call your town clerk at the number listed. Andover Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

College News

College News

Kristina Knockenhauer of Chester, a student at Castleton University in Vermont, has been recognized with the Outstanding Future Professional Award at the recent Society of Health and Physical Educators  – Vermont Conference. The award is given annually to one or two undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting the service of health and physical […]

To the editor: CAES work is coming along

To the editor: CAES work is coming along

Work at the Chester-Andover Elementary School is going smoothly and on schedule. The slab under the classrooms that was damaged has been repaired and new carpeting has been laid. Record Concrete has demolished the old concrete pad in the boiler room and poured the new pad. The new boilers have been ordered and are due […]

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

More than 200 people attended this year’s Springfield Schools PTA Comedy Night Fundraiser grossing over $10,000. This year, the event took place on Sept. 29 at The Great Hall, at 100 River St., part of the revitalized building once home to the Fellows Gear Shaper Factory. Comedians Tom Hayes, Kyle Crawford, and EJ Edmonds kept […]

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

The taxpayers of Vermont and Windsor County can no longer afford to have Alison Clarkson(D),  Dick  McCormack (D) and Alice Nitka (D) represent us in Montpelier. Since 2013, state Rep. Clarkson, now a state senator, has voted to raise fees and taxes on Vermonters by the astronomical amount of $344.6 million. Vermonters are struggling mightily […]

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

By Jim Condos Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the polls to vote for the people who will represent them, from Justice of the Peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, here in Vermont […]

College News

College News

Colby-Sawyer of New London, N.H., welcomes its newest Chargers to campus, including first-year and transfer students. They include: Skye Currier of Cavendish majoring in child development. Christopher Starr of Springfield majoring in business administration. James Madison University of Harrisonburg, Va., welcomes the class of 2022 to campus this fall. The incoming freshman class hail from […]