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Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. (Click here to read the Town Meeting Warning.) 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Jan. 28 […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its next public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Nov. 26, 2018 meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Reconvene the Preliminary Plat application for the Gold River Partners LLC Major Sub-Division […]

Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union is saying that a  “threat directed at” Green Mountain High School has prompted a police probe today and police presence on campus when classes resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 5. According to a TRSU press release, Chief Richard Cloud of the Chester Police Department today informed […]

David 'Tuffy' Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

David ‘Tuffy’ Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

David “Tuffy” Lewis 83, passed away on Saturday evening Feb. 2, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield. He was born July 26, 1935 in Springfield, the son of Harold and Ruth (Howe) Lewis. He attended school in Chester,  graduating from the Chester High School Class of 1953. He served in the […]

To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

I am a write-in candidate for the one year term currently held by Lee Gustafson for the Chester Select Board at the election to be held on Town Meeting Day, March 5, 2019. Lee Gustafson is running for a three year term. Serving my town as a member of the Chester Select Board will give […]

CANCELED: Chester Water Commissioners, Select Board agenda for Feb. 6

CANCELED: Chester Water Commissioners, Select Board agenda for Feb. 6

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Special Meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Citizen Comments 2. Set Water Rate 3. Adjourn Chester Select […]

College News

College News

Champlain College Brianna Luman of Chester, who is majoring in Game Art and Animation, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2018 semester at Champlain College of Burlington.  Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. The following students have been named […]

Bill Schubart: It's time to ban plastic bags

Bill Schubart: It’s time to ban plastic bags

By Bill Schubart All of the plastic manufactured since Bakelite debuted during the Depression still litters the earth. The world is choking on an invention that’s barely a century old. Today, shoppers worldwide use 500 billion single-use plastic bags a year or a million bags a minute. A million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals […]

No candidate for one Chester Select Board seat

No candidate for one Chester Select Board seat Hopefuls also lacking for nine other positions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Select Board member Dan Cote, serving a three-year term, apparently is not running again, but incumbent member Lee Gustafson, who has served two one-year terms, is running for that three-year term. And Ben Whalen is seeking re-election to a one-year term. However, by deadline at 5 […]

POSTPONED: To the editor: Weston to meet on dam removal, Cold Spring Brook Park

POSTPONED: To the editor: Weston to meet on dam removal, Cold Spring Brook Park

POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING SNOWS on TUESDAY, FEB. 12 The Cold Spring Brook Memorial Park Task Force of Weston consisting of members from the Weston Conservation Commission, Weston Community Association and landscape professional, is inviting the public to attend an important  public information meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Weston Playhouse to discuss […]

Sunderland woman killed in Derry crash

Sunderland woman killed in Derry crash

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Sunderland woman was killed and a small child was seriously injured this afternoon when the woman’s car collided with a pickup truck on Rt. 11 near Little Pond Road in Londonderry. According to a Vermont State Police press release, just before 3 p.m. Darryl J. Davis, 58, was traveling west […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 4

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 4

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its public meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Jan. 26 Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

To the editor:  Grafton officials should have attended Planning hearing

To the editor: Grafton officials should have attended Planning hearing

To the residents of Grafton, I was absolutely appalled at the meeting Jan. 15, 2019 that key Select Board members — chair Joe Pollio and member Al Sands — as well as Town Administrator Bill Kearns were not attending this very important public hearing presented by the Planning Commission. Those attending gave important comments to […]

Op-ed: Bipartisanship in Montpelier

Op-ed: Bipartisanship in Montpelier

By Sen. Dick McCormack Democrats, Independents and Republicans. In this bitter time in Washington, Montpelier is a light of hope simply because we get along with one another. Democrats and Progressives are a united team. Our Republican friends are true to their ideals, but they are not obstructionists. We negotiate agreements that all sides can […]

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

The Wantastiquet Foundation invites everyone to participate in a second annual NO SHOW: DO NOT ATTEND Valentine’s Day Gala of dinner and dancing. This non-event will benefit the Wantastiquet Londonderry Rotary Scholarship Fund in honor of Dick Foley.  The suggested donation is $50. Please RSVP to this no-show event by writing a check to the […]

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

A little bit more musicality has come to the Whiting Library with donations from area residents: one, a gift of piano tuning and the other of a book of locally created poetry. The book, Poetry Night, Twenty-five Years, is a compilation of a quarter of a century of poems written by a group of friends […]

Open posts in Chester as Town Meeting approaches

Open posts in Chester as Town Meeting approaches

© Telegraph Publishing LLC On March 5, 2019, Chester voters will have the opportunity to chose people to represent them in town government and on the school board. Anyone interested in serving in an elected office will need to petition to have his or her name put on the ballot. Petition forms for the positions […]

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 […]