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To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To Real Estate Taxpayers in Chester: On May 15, 2019 the Listers of the Town of Chester issued its “NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS” posted at the Town Hall letting the public know that grievance hearings will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Chester […]

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

In response public concern over a proposed plan by Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation to develop Lowell Lake State Park, the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in cooperation with Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens, will be holding a community meeting to discuss details of the plan. The meeting will take place at at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May […]

Sen. Nitka: Montpelier wrestles with clean transportation appropriations

Sen. Nitka: Montpelier wrestles with clean transportation appropriations

By Sen. Alice Nitka The budget for the VT Agency of Transportation was presented in the Senate this past week and includes everything from evidentiary blood samples to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to paving to electric charging stations to a study of “vehicle feebates.” I was startled to find out they are rebates for persons […]

To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

The Black River Academy Museum Board of Directors and Trustees would like to thank the following corporate and business members for their 2019 contributions. With their assistance, we are working to continue the operation of this museum as a successful and viable contribution to Ludlow. This imposing three-story historical building is located at 14 High […]

To the editor: Stratton Mtn. School thanks partners in SMS Gives Back

To the editor: Stratton Mtn. School thanks partners in SMS Gives Back

Thank you to everyone who helped us make Stratton Mountain School’s annual day of giving, SMS Gives Back, a success! Our 167 volunteers put in a cumulative 585 hours of service at 20 organizations throughout the region. Thank you to the following organizations who partnered with us: Bromley Manor Dorset Equine Rescue Equinox Terrace Flood […]

Rep. Bock: Five bills to build economy, families

Rep. Bock: Five bills to build economy, families

By Rep. Tom Bock As we get closer to the end of the 2019 session in Montpelier, pressure is building to get bills through the legislature. The goal of the House and Senate veto-proof Democrat majority, (which includes me), is to get their five top priority bills through the legislative process and onto the governor’s […]

Rep. Pajala on lead in water, minimum wage hike

Rep. Pajala on lead in water, minimum wage hike

By Rep. Kelly Pajala As we approach the end of the session it may seem like committee work is winding down, but for the Human Services Committee it looks like we may not get every bill of interest to the House floor before the budget passes both chambers. This week alone we are dealing with […]

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

Dear Landowners, The Chester Snowmobile Club would like to take this opportunity to thank not only the landowners in Chester but to all the landowners throughout Vermont who generously allow the snowmobile clubs to build and maintain a trail system on their properties, allowing many to enjoy winter in a special way. Thank you for […]

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

“RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY”  — words from the website for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Words matter. Lowell Lake State Park’s Long Range Plan matters. This quiet system of woods, lake, swamps, fens and trails found near Londonderry has been an undeveloped park since 1977. The park is an extraordinary teacher of our connectiveness […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad wishes to thank our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our Annual Benefit. We would also like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our local businesses and special friends for their donations of the raffle prizes that helped to make the […]

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

Chester-Andover Elementary School 5th and 6th graders have been going to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center since 1973 — 46 years! The next lucky group of students will be heading to KEEC for a week in the spring of 2020. They will be hiking, canoeing, presenting skits  and enjoying campfires on the shores of Lake […]

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

Hello friends, We write today’s update from a welcome period of calm and hope. Weston is 4 months old and doing awesome, Vanessa is a rock and I am home. Pretty damn tired, but starting a new regimen of targeted therapy drug treatment that bring some optimism after a challenging past six weeks. We wanted […]

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the fall of 2015, The Chester Telegraph has reported extensively on the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the Act 46 merger plans and votes, the school budgets, new school districts, etc., publishing more than 95 articles about the system in less than four years. These have been highly […]

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is not easy to amend the Vermont Constitution. It is a multi-year process, requiring review and approval in two consecutive legislative biennia and a vote by Vermonters at the end. Our constitution traces back to 1777, when it was written in Windsor at the Old Constitution House, for what was […]

Op-ed: Sen. Nitka on supporting fishing in Vermont

Op-ed: Sen. Nitka on supporting fishing in Vermont

By Sen. Alice Nitka It’s that time of year when I start looking for the hatchery stocking truck delivering fish to the Black River along Route 131 in Cavendish and Weathersfield. It’s great to see the volunteers helping put the fish into the river and then all the people fishing there over the next couple […]

To the editor: A big thank you to Chester road crewman

To the editor: A big thank you to Chester road crewman

When I left my home on Hidden Heights Road on the morning of Friday, March 22, it occurred to me that I might have a bit of trouble getting back up my hill. It had snowed a few inches and the road was already slick. But, I really wanted to attend the annual curriculum advisory […]

To the editor: CAFC thanks all for Prom Room help

To the editor: CAFC thanks all for Prom Room help

The Chester-Andover Family Center would like to thank our volunteers, prom wear donors and local businesses for their work on behalf of our “Prom Shopping” community service project. It has been a very successful March and we look forward to a few more weeks of prom shopping. We want all teens and families to know […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]