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Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 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 March 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

For the 7th year in a row, Green Mountain High has participated in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont program, entering a record four teams this year. Two of our teams came home winners from this weekend’s event in Essex Junction. This is the biggest culinary competition in Vermont. In one day, 70 teams will put […]

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Springfield announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from […]

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Robert Mansfield of Rockingham, Vt., passed away due to complications from an ongoing illness on Feb. 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his whole family and so much love at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was 26 years old. Preston was born April 26, 1993 in Essex, Mass. He attended Green Mountain Union High […]

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest Andover student recognized in 5th-8th grade category

Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Chloe’s poster was chosen out of 190 entries.  Her winning design will […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

College News

College News

Vermont Tech of Randolph Center congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2018. These students  — both in the of the Practical Nursing (CT) program — received a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Matilda Caldwell of Springfield Stephanie Currie of Springfield. Ryan J. Smith of Weston has been […]

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

Lowell Lake is an exceptional natural resource that offers not only wonderful recreational opportunities but also the chance to experience an extraordinary and inspiring natural environment rich with animal and plant life. Lowell Lake contributes to the positive quality of life that makes our local communities so attractive, which is why so many area residents […]

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Please note the special Friday night meeting. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 25th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified […]

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

The Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Thursday, March 14 at the Meeting Room of the Grafton Highway Garage, 220 Tom Bell Road, off Fisher Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Presentation by various agencies and commission regarding water and wastewater issues 3. Public Comment 4. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will on Monday, March 11 following the Board of Abatement meeting, which should end by 7 p.m. It will be held 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 […]

To the editor: Four GM teams to compete at Jr. Iron Chef on March 16

To the editor: Four GM teams to compete at Jr. Iron Chef on March 16

The Jr. Iron Chef Vermont 2019 competition is approaching quickly. On Saturday March 16, Green Mountain High School will be sending a record four teams to Essex Junction to compete. We will be cooking with 40 to 50 others schools from all over the state. The teams have been working on their recipes since early […]

Chester Select Board agenda for March 6

Chester Select Board agenda for March 6

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Selectboard Organization 2. Approve Minutes from the Feb. 13 and Feb.20, 2018 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. American Legion Post #67 Request 6. Town Clerk Training […]

To the editor: Chester issues more complex

To the editor: Chester issues more complex

While I greatly appreciate the call for Chester voters to educate themselves ahead of Town Meeting, I think it’s important to add some clarity to some of the assertions made by Fred Greenwell (To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote), as well. I have not yet seen a ballot, but I […]

To the editor: Candidate Dakin outlines focus

To the editor: Candidate Dakin outlines focus

To start the conversation as a write-in candidate for a one-year term on the Chester Select Board, let me confirm that our goal as Chester residents and elected officials is to maintain Chester as a livable town, affordable and attractive to all. To do that, we need to focus on the following: Highways and infrastructure. […]

To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote

To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote

I am writing to the voting and non-voting landowners in the Town of Chester to share a few commendations, observations and concerns as we approach the Annual Town Meeting on Monday March 4 and voting on Tuesday March 5, 2019. Firstly, thank you Dan Cote for your three years of service on the Select Board. […]

Celebration of Life for 'Butch' Gordon March 15

Celebration of Life for ‘Butch’ Gordon March 15

A Celebration of Life for Vincent “Butch” Gordon will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday March 15, 2019 at the Chester American Legion, 635 Route 103 S., with live Irish music by Gyspy Reel. Mr. Gordon passed away in May 2018 at the age of 73 in Homosassa, Fla. He was raised in […]

Op-ed: GMP herbicide application not a green way to go

Op-ed: GMP herbicide application not a green way to go

By Beverly Lauren Beginning in the spring, Green Mountain Power will be applying herbicides under power lines and distribution lines in our area. Notification was sent out to GMP customers in previous billings. However, some may have missed the importance of the notification and tossed it in the wastebasket instead. There will be public notification […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 25

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 25

The town of Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at Town Offices, 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 February 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]