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To the editor: In debate on mass killings, AR-15 restrictions must be addressed

To the editor: In debate on mass killings, AR-15 restrictions must be addressed

Efforts by students to ban the weapon used to slaughter 17 of their friends and teachers on Feb. 14 in Florida have been rebuffed by lawmakers. None of the politicians with whom they met, including the president, supported making the sale of AR-15s illegal, even though it has been the weapon of choice in five […]

To the editor: Siano-Goodwin seeking seat on Grafton Select Board

To the editor: Siano-Goodwin seeking seat on Grafton Select Board

I am writing to let you know that I, Cathy Siano-Goodwin, am running for the three-year seat on the Grafton Select Board. As most of you know, I am a long-time resident of Grafton, living with my husband Kirk Goodwin here atop Parker Hill Road. I have seen and experienced many changes in Grafton and […]

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

Another school shooting with 17 dead at a Florida high school. How many will it take before our legislators and president do something other than offer sanctimonious condolences? No other country in the world makes lethal weapons, like the AR-15, so easily available, and no other country has nearly as many school shootings as we […]

To the editor: Tom Bock's update from Montpelier

To the editor: Tom Bock’s update from Montpelier

Much has happened in Montpelier since my initial note to you starting with Gov. Scott’s annual State of the Budget Address. For the second year in a row, his proposed budget does not increase a single tax or fee. The governor’s General Fund Budget for 2019 exceeds this year’s amount by only $82 million, (a […]

To the editor: Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks all who donated for successful raffle fund-raiser

To the editor: Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks all who donated for successful raffle fund-raiser

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our annual benefit. LVRS raises funds each year to continue to provide free ambulance and rescue services to the tri-mountain towns of Andover, Bondville, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, Windham and Winhall. The funds […]

Rep. Tom Bock: Early action on marijuana, more pressing issues await

Rep. Tom Bock: Early action on marijuana, more pressing issues await

This is the first of my periodic notes on happenings in the Vermont Statehouse during the 2018 legislative session. As a representative to the Vermont House for Windsor 3-1, I want to keep all of you abreast of the issues discussed and bills proposed and give you a sense of Vermont’s legislative process including how […]

To the editor: Vote 'Yes' on Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger to keep option open

To the editor: Vote ‘Yes’ on Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger to keep option open

A favorite author, Glennon Doyle Melton, writes about crisis and how it can actually provide opportunity. She says: “The Greek root of CRISIS is TO SIFT. It’s what crises do – shake us until we hold only what matters most.” I believe Act 46 has created a crisis for the towns of Mount Holly and […]

To the editor: Lots happening with the CAES and GMUHS meal program

To the editor: Lots happening with the CAES and GMUHS meal program

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Nutrislice – our all new Digital Menu program that allows everyone to access our menus and – for that matter – most breakfast and lunch menus in our district. The app can be downloaded to any device, phone, laptop, ipad and so on. The best part is […]

To the editor: Free and reduced meals program helps our students, our schools

To the editor: Free and reduced meals program helps our students, our schools

Let me encourage everyone who has children in our schools to apply to participate in the free or reduced meals program anytime during the school year. In addition to ensuring that all our students get nutritious meals to keep them fueled up to learn, a lot of state and federal funding for our schools is […]

Op-ed: As new unified school district gets under way, board needs to listen closely to parents, families and teachers

Op-ed: As new unified school district gets under way, board needs to listen closely to parents, families and teachers

Editor’s note: Chester resident Sue Willis wrote this open letter to the new Green Mountain Unified School District Board. By Sue Willis ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After sitting through the meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District Board last Tuesday evening, I was compelled to write a letter to all members regarding some of […]

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

To Secretary Joe Flynn Vermont Agency of Transportation We are sending this letter of thanks and appreciation to VTrans for the temporary paving on Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester. The expansion of the project from 2 miles, as planned and advertised, to 8 or 9 miles has been a great help. The difference it […]

To the editor: Secretary of State supports net neutrality

To the editor: Secretary of State supports net neutrality

Open and unfettered access to information is critical to a functioning democracy. The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to upend net neutrality is a major blow to our democratic ideals of open information access and free speech, allowing corporations to restrict what information Americans are able to access, and how they’re able to access it. This […]

To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Chester

To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Chester

The Steering Committee would like to express our gratitude for the opportunity to participate and help create the Village Center Master Plan for Chester. It has been a tremendously rewarding experience for all of us. The Chester Select Board was very thoughtful in nominating a diverse group of engaged citizens with different perspectives and backgrounds. […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Overture a success

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Overture a success

The Overture to Christmas Committee would like to thank all of the community members who helped make this 32nd Overture — held in late November and early December — a resounding success with children and adults alike. Thank you to our Festival of Trees sponsors: the Pizza Stone, the Heritage Deli, The Chester Telegraph, the […]

To the editor: Green Mountain Party a cure to status quo

To the editor: Green Mountain Party a cure to status quo

Are you at all frustrated with the political direction Vermont is currently on? If so, a group of us have formed the Green Mountain Party to address the concerns of so many in Vermont that are being ignored. Here is a link to our party at the Secretary of State’s office. Term Limits — eight […]

To the editor: Principal Ferenc announces retirement

To the editor: Principal Ferenc announces retirement

To the members of the Green Mountain Union High School community: It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement effective the end of this school year. It has been a pleasure being your principal for the past 11 years. The support of the school board, parents and community members has been nothing […]

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

The School Board Directors of the Union 39 district collectively wanted to assure everyone that we will be working hard to help make the transition from a union school district to a unified district as smooth as possible. While there are no doubt some in our school community are not in support of this unified […]

To the editor: Supervised injection facilities are not the answer

To the editor: Supervised injection facilities are not the answer

Before Vermont considers opening a Supervised Injection Facility – a state sponsored and funded heroin injection site — there should be a full examination of the costs and benefits of such a program. Questions that need to be fully answered include: whether such facilities would lead to greater drug use, additional crime, a deterioration of […]

Analysis: Net Neutrality keeps local, online news flowing

Analysis: Net Neutrality keeps local, online news flowing

By Matt DeRienzo ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative and local news and information, warns LION Publishers about the upcoming vote by the FCC. “Giving a clear go-ahead for a tilted playing field would be the […]

To the editor: Young chefs prep for 2018 Jr. Iron Chef competition

To the editor: Young chefs prep for 2018 Jr. Iron Chef competition

For the sixth year in a row, Green Mountain Union High will be participating in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition in March 2018. We have three great teams and their coaches already practicing in the kitchen on a weekly basis. They have been cooking and testing recipes to start creating the one they will […]