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To the editor: Rounds family thanks communities for support

To the editor: Rounds family thanks communities for support

On Sunday, July 2, I received a call at 1 in the morning from someone saying, “your house is on fire and burning to the ground.” That was a surreal moment, feeling helpless and unsure of what to do and what to expect. Honestly, what’s getting us through this devastating loss is the goodness/kindness of […]

To the editor: Donations needed for Chester Fireworks

To the editor: Donations needed for Chester Fireworks

We are a little over a month away from the annual Chester Fireworks. This year, they are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2  at McKenzie Field. At a recent Town Meeting, it was voted to donate $2,500 toward the fireworks, which will cover almost half of the cost of $5,500. To make this year’s fireworks possible, […]

To the editor: Chester needs to wake up to drug problem

To the editor: Chester needs to wake up to drug problem

Whether or not you choose to admit it, there is a drug problem in Vermont. As concerned citizens, my wife and I recently attended a meeting at Green Mountain Union High School, where we expected to see others concerned with the safety and health of their children. On the agenda was the viewing of a […]

Editorial: To avoid problems, Chester should invest in planning

Editorial: To avoid problems, Chester should invest in planning

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town Manager David Pisha told Chester’s Town Meeting in March that two functions of town government have become increasingly complex and would be better handled by professionals. Pisha pointed especially to the function of listers, saying that state statutes have made the work more complex over the years. Residents agreed […]

To the editor: Condos revises response to election fraud commission request

To the editor: Condos revises response to election fraud commission request

On Monday afternoon, The Telegraph received the following statement from Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. In it he clarifies, but also revises his response to the request for voter information from a commission set up by President Trump. We find this statement disconcerting. If you would like to know why, read his statement and […]

Editorial: Condos should take his own advice

Editorial: Condos should take his own advice

We are big fans of Secretary of State Jim Condos.  For years we have attended his Transparency Tour events and applauded his advocacy for the state’s Open Meeting Law as well as his call for a powerful state ethics commission. And for this newspaper and many more, his work on behalf of a robust interpretation […]

To the editor: Condos responds to Trump request for voter info

To the editor: Condos responds to Trump request for voter info

My office has received a request from President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission to provide voter information – including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other personally identifying information. While it gives me pause to enable the work of this commission in any way, I am bound by law to provide our publicly available voter […]

To the editor: Brown thanks all who helped find missing husband

To the editor: Brown thanks all who helped find missing husband

I would like to thank everyone who helped to locate my husband, Thomas, who went missing Monday night, and was found on Tuesday morning. So many people were involved. Thank you to the Vermont State Police and the VSP Search and Rescue Team, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, the New England K-9, Upper Valley Wilderness […]

Commentary: When fake news is fun

Commentary: When fake news is fun

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new online “news” site has recently emerged from the ether.  The Winooski, which bills itself as “locally sourced organic Vermont satire” and “Vermont’s Fakest News,” has, unlike other northern Vermont based publications, agencies and radio stations, realized that stuff does indeed happen south of Route 4 and […]

To the editor: Posts thank all who turned out for BeTheMatch

To the editor: Posts thank all who turned out for BeTheMatch

We would like to thank all the folks that turned out for the BeTheMatch Donor Registry event on June 17 in Chester in honor of Irwin Post. Heartfelt thanks also go to the Chester Fire Department, Meghan Austin Greene and the Chester Ambulance Service for spending the whole day sponsoring this event. We are very […]

To the editor: What do you think it means to be a business friendly community?

To the editor: What do you think it means to be a business friendly community?

A year and a half ago – it seems like yesterday – I ran for the Select Board in Chester and received landslide support from the residents of our community. My mantra then and remains today; “It is time to change the status quo” and “It’s about jobs.” Yes, some rather significant change for the […]

To the editor: Whiting Library kicks off annual appeal

To the editor: Whiting Library kicks off annual appeal

What do you value most about the Whiting Library? Is it he latest in reading, audio and video materials or the up-to-date computers and instruction. How about free Wi-Fi access? How about educational and fun programs for children offered all year long – or the stimulating programs for adults, including the monthly book group? Whatever […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks donors, customers, volunteers

To the editor: BRGNS thanks donors, customers, volunteers

The staff, clients and board of Black River Good Neighbor Services offer their sincere thanks to the donors, customers and volunteers who made our semi-annual rummage sale a great success. We held the sale on May 19 through 21 at Fletcher Farm on Route 103 in Ludlow and happily the weather cooperated with sun and […]

To the editor: No cost summer lunch offered at GMUHS

To the editor: No cost summer lunch offered at GMUHS

Green Mountain High School in Chester is once again participating in the very popular no cost lunch program this summer. No cost lunches will be offered the school Monday through Friday all summer long. When school lets out, a huge number of households lose access to the school lunches their children receive during the school […]

Op-ed: Up-ending the carbon status quo

Op-ed: Up-ending the carbon status quo

By James Gustave Speth With the Trump administration doing everything it can to eliminate progress made in combating climate change, it is particularly important for forward-thinking states like Vermont to take action. Because of the urgency of the issue, it is quite disappointing to see this year’s legislative session draw to a close without any […]

To the editor: Townscape thanks Chester Electric for Hearse House work

To the editor: Townscape thanks Chester Electric for Hearse House work

The non-profit Chester Townscape was delighted when Steve Mancuso of Chester Electric volunteered the labor for all the electrical work to be done on the Hearse House – the building located opposite Chester’s Village Green that formerly housed the Town’s horse-drawn hearse. Prior to the structure’s recent renovation and Mancuso’s work, the building had lacked […]

To the editor: Superintendent Powden on Ludlow school vote flyer

To the editor: Superintendent Powden on Ludlow school vote flyer

Dear Ludlow and Mt. Holly School families, community members and school board members, On behalf of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, I am deeply sorry for the errors that were made on the May 25th flyer that was sent out from the Ludlow Elementary and Mt. Holly School boards.  On the back side of the […]

To the editor: Ludlow Elementary board clarifies mailing

To the editor: Ludlow Elementary board clarifies mailing

To the Voters and Citizens of Ludlow and Mount Holly, The Ludlow Elementary School Board wishes you to know that some information included on the May 25 mailing was not written, authorized or approved by any board member.  The two text boxes on the addressee side stating “A ‘NO’ vote means:” as well as the outdated information […]

To the editor: Citizen group wants more time for BRHS ideas

To the editor: Citizen group wants more time for BRHS ideas

Black River Area Innovative Network, BRAIN, is a grassroots organization of people from both Mount Holly and Ludlow who have been meeting for the past several weeks. Initially a few of us came together to promote a NO vote. We wanted more time to figure out a possible solution rather than closing our school.  Our […]

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

Dear Secretary Flynn: The motto on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s web page says: “Providing for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.” Unfortunately, VT RT 11 between Londonderry and Chester does none of those things and is, in fact, a very dangerous stretch of road for our patients and for our ambulance […]