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To the editor: I vote for the man, not the party

To the editor: I vote for the man, not the party

I vote for the Man not the Party My voting history goes back to 1960 when I cast my first vote for John F. Kennedy for President. Coming from a GOP family (That’s Grand Old Party for young voters who might not recognize the current Republican Party), my mother simply said, “I know you will […]

Rep. Tom Bock: Government shutdown avoided

Rep. Tom Bock: Government shutdown avoided

By Rep. Tom Bock Windsor 3-1 Time was of the essence. Without a budget passed by July 1, Vermont government would be closed for the first time in history. After the biennium session ended on May 17 without a spending plan, a special session was reconvened, and over a period of four weeks the legislature […]

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Wilbur “Bill” and Joanne Hale will celebrate their lives at the Andover Community Church, 928 Andover Road in Andover. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Heald Cemetery, on Heald Road off of East Hill Road in Andover. […]

To the editor: Watson's remarks 'mischaracterized'

To the editor: Watson’s remarks ‘mischaracterized’

Your July 18 article Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues by Julia Purdy was well-written and was largely factual. However, there were several statements that need correction or comment since they convey a negative impression on the group of Tierney Road residents that oppose the quarry. First, Ms. Watson did not “demand” anything. To say […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all who made golf tourney successful

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all who made golf tourney successful

The staff, the clients and the volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services are grateful to all of those who pitched in to make the recent golf tournament a success. The tournament raised more than $5,000, which we will use to defray the costs of several of our food programs. Our programs succeed because of […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 23 immediately following the Board of Abatement hearing. It will meet 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 […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the July 9th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application ( # 526) by Scott & Leslie Blair 4) Conditional Use application […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker One business returns, another expands in Chester

Ron Theissen ‘returns home’ with new CPA office © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ron Theissen is coming “home” to Chester. After two years in Ludlow, Theissen says that, as of July 1, he he has been “reclaiming” his space in the Henry Office Building on Main Street. As Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP, his firm […]

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

The political campaign season is here once again. Vermonters have another chance to make a much needed course correction in the relationship we have with our state government. The forced school closures and mandated mergers involved with ACT 46 are tyrannical. Local stakeholders, which include parents, grandparents, taxpayers and every voter, should be determining if […]

Telegraph Poll: On Yosemite Fire House's future

Telegraph Poll: On Yosemite Fire House’s future

The Chester Telegraph decided to conduct this poll after receiving a press release from the Chester Historic Preservation Committee*, which is an informal group of Chester residents that addresses the value, condition and possible uses of Chester’s historic buildings. Now that the historic Yosemite Fire House is officially owned by the Town of Chester, the […]

College News

College News

Ryan Smith of Weston has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., for the spring 2018 semester. Smith is working toward a degree in Sport Management. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. Trinity College of Hartford, […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Update on Wheels in the Field Event; Lee Whiting 5. Library Operations Update 6. Local […]

To the editor: Candidate concerned by polluted waters

To the editor: Candidate concerned by polluted waters

I hope that everyone enjoyed our celebration of independence and freedom from our former controlling Monarchy motherland, Britain. We must eternally thank our Founding Fathers and armed citizens who fought against the odds for our freedom. We must never disregard our founding documents or the foundation of our country. The constitutions were written for the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Town Office, 953 Weston-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 June 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 minutes […]

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Springfield Hospital announces the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The opening event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Families, prospective milk donors, healthcare providers, and community members are invited to attend the family-friendly […]

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th; <br>Race for Cure seeks volunteers

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th;
Race for Cure seeks volunteers

The banner is up in the front of the Second Congregational Church in Londonderry to announce the church’s 150th anniversary to be held during its 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 worship service and Picnic at Pingree Park. All current members, past members, clergy, supporters and friends are invited to celebrate with worship, food and games.  Aug. […]

College News

College News

Catharine Leiter of Weston graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., during the college’s 224th Commencement exercises. Leiter received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and French and Francophone studies. Meghan Thomas of Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in Athletic Training from Springfield (Mass.) College for studies completed in 2018. […]

Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

By Neil Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, June 25, the Andover Select Board voted to allow Charlie Abbott and Sean Johnson to sell used automobiles at their auto repair business, The Garage, which they plan to open at the former B&B Repair Services, at 3009 Simonsville Road (Route 11). Abbott and Johnson had […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the June 6, 2018 Select Board meeting and the June 18, 2018 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen’s Comments 3. Old Business 4. Set Tax Rate […]