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S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The skies were clear; the temperatures hovered between frigid and unbearable. So only the stalwart dared view the only total lunar eclipse for 2019. Around 10:33  p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blood Moon eclipse began, when the Moon began passing through Earth’s shadow. The Moon was in total eclipse for […]

To the editor: Food scrap collection new at CAES

To the editor: Food scrap collection new at CAES

The Chester-Andover Elementary School Food Service staff is happy to be back in our kitchen here on Main Street after the school’s long closure and our stay at Green Mountain High. It seemed like the first day of school all over again. Kitchen staff is all back to our normal schedule, although our serving times […]

College News

College News

New Hampshire University Julia Howard of Chester has been named to the 2018 fall Dean’s List Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, N.H. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average  of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Tanner Shumski of Springfield has been named […]

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed 'history nut'

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed ‘history nut’

Bernard H. Crosier 96, died on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922 in Wilmington, Vt., the son of Alonzo and Lila (Upton) Crosier, the fourth of their eight children. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and from the […]

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Business Ticker New American Grill reopens; Mountain Energy expands offerings; King steps down at Nature Museum

New American Grill reopens ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The New American Grill restaurant in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry, 5700 VT Route 100, re-opened its doors on Dec. 26, 2018, which chef/owner Max Turner returning with extensive renovations that include a new bar and a platform for patrons and “everybody’s favorite dishes” from the old menu. […]

Sen. Clarkson: New session in Montpelier opens

Sen. Clarkson: New session in Montpelier opens

By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is always exciting to begin a new biennium in the Vermont Statehouse. And, the 2019 launch of the first year of that two-year legislative period was no exception. While our leadership remained unchanged – returning Gov. Phil Scott; Lt. Gov.  David Zuckerman; Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and House […]

To the editor: BRGNS ready to help furloughed federal workers

To the editor: BRGNS ready to help furloughed federal workers

By the time you are reading this, we hope that the government shutdown has ended. But if not, the folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow want to remind any government employee who is having trouble meeting financial obligations that we stand ready to help with food or heating assistance. We are, first […]

College News

College News

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Alecia Rokes of Andover has been named to Lehigh University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Dean’s List status for the Bethlehem, Pa., university is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Nora Bright of […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs new leadership

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs new leadership

Like most people in our community, I am concerned with the current situation surrounding Springfield Hospital’s finances and administration. I am extremely concerned by a clear lack of leadership by the hospital’s Board of Directors, especially the lack of leadership shown by George Lamb, chair of the SMCS board. Whether the lack of leadership is […]

To the editor: Andover Snow Riders thanks all fund-raiser participants

To the editor: Andover Snow Riders thanks all fund-raiser participants

On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, the Andover Mountaineer Snow Riders held  its 6th Annual Pasta Dinner and Blind Auction. The event was well attended by club members, fellow snowmobile enthusiasts and neighbors from our surrounding communities. The evening is a two-fold event: the delicious dinner served at the beginning of the evening, then the fun, […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

Each year, the staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services collect food and toys during December and distribute them to deserving families throughout the area. This distribution dates back to well before the creation of BRGNS, but our staff and volunteers are proud to continue the tradition and to serve our clients in […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Following that meeting, the Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting. Below are the agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Water & Sewer Budgets 3. Adjourn Chester Select […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 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 December 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

On Oct. 28, the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad held its annual banquet at the Landgrove Inn. LVRS is all volunteer and doesn’t charge for its ambulance and rescue services. The banquet is a yearly chance to get together in a social setting, have good fun and good food, and recognize accomplishments of individual members and […]

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is seeking volunteers for a two-hour, one-day project in early February. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday  SUNDAY, Feb. 3, the LVRS, a third of a mile north of Route 11 on Route 100, will be needing volunteers to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Dec. 10, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019 Work Shops 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

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Business Ticker New children's librarian at Whiting; Meat packer donates to Springfield youth programs; SVAC welcomes new exec director; nominees sought for Business of Year Award

Whiting welcomes new Youth Services librarian Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, welcomes new Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Kaufman. After several months, many applicants and interviews Kaufman will be joining the staff of Whiting Library and offering her services to the children, teens and families of the community. Until recently, Kaufman designed library programs […]

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Daniel “Danny” Michaelson of Grafton died suddenly on Dec. 5, 2018 at home, in the midst of a favorite activity: packing for a trip, this time to Florida to meet with his brothers David and Peter. Mr. Michaelson was born in 1944 and grew up in Queens, N.Y. When Grafton’s Pettengill Schoolhouse changed owners about […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Jan. 2, 2019 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Review of Preliminary Draft General Fund Budget 4. New Business/Next Agenda 5. Adjourn

College News

College News

Zekiel Cammarata of Springfield has been named to the Dean’s List of Elmira College, in Elmira, N.Y.m for the fall 2018 term. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean’s List at the college. Ainsley Bertone […]