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To the editor: Magic Mtn. thanks all for Coat Giveaway help

To the editor: Magic Mtn. thanks all for Coat Giveaway help

A big Thank You to all the generous community members who donated warm winter clothing for Magic Mountain’s Coat Giveaway. Thank you also to our employees Amanda Bourque, Mary Ives, Mary Beth Hatheway and our partners at Four Seasons Sotheby’s Real Estate in Londonderry — especially Nancy Jensen, Gary Coger and Meredith Stock — for […]

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, of Chester, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Springfield  Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Carleton was born on Feb. 5, 1950 to Phyllis I. and Otto E. Weber. She was a member of the Chester American Legion Auxiliary for 16 years as well as […]

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

Chester-Andover Elementary School is inviting the public to participate in its Mitten Tree giving program to bring a brighter Christmas to 44 children from the community. Come by the school, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, during regular hours and pick a mitten from the tree in the school lobby. Each mitten represents one child, […]

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Chester resident Janet L. Greenlees, died on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Meadows Home  in Rutland. She was 90. Ms. Greenlees was born on July 10, 1927 in New Brunswick,  N.J., where she attended grade school. She attended college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college, she taught seventh and eighth grade science. Ms. […]

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

Neighborhood Connections would like to thank the Lyman Orton Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation for its recent grant for annual support. These monies will go to provide much-needed help to our neighbors in the community. Neighborhood Connections is a community-based organization serving individuals and families in the mountain towns of south-central Vermont with particular […]

To the editor: NRA members are only hope

To the editor: NRA members are only hope

The recent massacre at a church in Texas was the 307th mass shooting this year. The rank and file members of the NRA are our best (perhaps only) hope for stemming such horrors, which are so common that we have begun to accept them as a fact of life in America. It is obvious that […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

The directors, staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow express our sincere thanks to the many generous supporters who attended and donated to the annual Stick Season Social held on Sunday, Nov. 5. This fundraiser helps to fill the food shelves at the holiday season and raises cash to help provide […]

Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

The Chester Water Commissioners and Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda Water Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizens Comments 2. Water Rate Adjustment 3. Adjourn Select Board Meeting (Following the Water Commissioners Meeting) 1. Approval of Minutes from November 1, 2017 Select […]

GM Unified School District board agenda for Nov. 14

GM Unified School District board agenda for Nov. 14

The Board of Directors for the new Green Mountain Unified School District of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the library at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester Below is its agenda. I.   Call to Order-Roll Call II.  Approval of Agenda-Additions and Deletion […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Nov. 13, 2017

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Nov. 13, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13 following a 5:20 p.m. site visit at 9 River St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from October 23rd public hearing 3) Reconvene Conditional Use Review (#507) Jacques Dodier 4) Conditional Use application […]

Elks offering college scholarships to area students

Elks offering college scholarships to area students

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Springfield Elks Lodge, 49 Park St. in Springfield, has announced that graduating seniors from  Springfield, Green Mountain and Black River high schools as well as home-schooling networks within the surrounding towns can apply for up to $50,000 in college scholarships through the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship competition. […]

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;  Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;  Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;
Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;
Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

Keewaydin fund-raising dinner at CAES The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 for its spaghetti dinner to help send students to Keewaydin in the spring. The homemade dinner will be cooked and dished up by staff and parent volunteers, with […]

To the editor: Chester Townscape thanks all for their efforts

To the editor: Chester Townscape thanks all for their efforts

This year, there was an eye-catching succession of plantings in our beautiful town of Chester. Spring bulbs were succeeded by summer flowers in pots and boxes on the bridges, along with impatiens along the Brookside Cemetery wall. The summer blooms were then followed by cornstalks, mums and pumpkins in public places around town. The volunteers […]

To the editor: Warm Hands Warm Hearts thanks community for support

To the editor: Warm Hands Warm Hearts thanks community for support

The 10th Annual Blanket & Outerwear Drive was a great success due to the amazing community support for the event. Individuals and families who selected items at the distribution were truly blessed with a wide array of blankets, handmade quilts, coats, boots, hand-knit hats, mittens, etc. Many area residents will be warmer this winter due […]

To the editor: In school merger, money is not the only issue

To the editor: In school merger, money is not the only issue

Bells, whistles, and other distractions aside, Mount Holly and Ludlow residents are again being asked if they are willing to see Black River High School close its doors, and again money is an issue. The school tax rate appears to decrease when there is no local high school, but much of that decrease is the […]

GM girls lose to Thetford 3-1 in state championship Nine Chieftain players chosen for MVL

GM girls lose to Thetford 3-1 in state championship
Nine Chieftain players chosen for MVL

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC It’s a tough thing when the first loss of the season comes in the Vermont Division 3 championship game, but after their 3-1 loss, Coach Carolynn Hamilton told the Green Mountain girls soccer team that reaching the finals was something to be proud of and that they would be back. […]

GM girls defense blanks Vergennes to reach D-3 finals

GM girls defense blanks Vergennes to reach D-3 finals

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Notching its 17th consecutive victory in as many outings this season, the Green Mountain varsity girls soccer team blanked the Vergennes Commodores 3-0 to win a spot in the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. Sophomore Erin Otis scored first with 29:32 remaining in the first half on a corner […]

Mass. man charged with arson, murder in deaths of two Townshend residents

Mass. man charged with arson, murder in deaths of two Townshend residents

The Vermont State Police and the Windham County State’s Attorney have obtained an arrest warrant for Justin Orwat, age 46, of Springfield, Mass., on charges of aggravated murder and first degree arson in the deaths of two people in Townshend on Friday, Oct. 27. Orwat is currently being held at the Hamden County, Mass., jail […]

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]