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To the editor: Fireworks on Sept. 1; donations welcomed

To the editor: Fireworks on Sept. 1; donations welcomed

Chester’s Annual Fireworks display will begin at dark on Saturday, Sept. 1 at MacKenzie Field, behind the Stone House Antiques Center, near the American Legion Post 67, on Main Street in Chester. Donations are welcome and those partying at their homes are asked to put out a donation bucket for the fireworks. You can bring […]

To the editor: Fireworks donations sought

To the editor: Fireworks donations sought

Chester’s fireworks have been in existence for over 20 years. Each year we have managed to raise the money necessary for this event through donations from local businesses and town’s people. We, as a town, look forward to these fireworks each year and many of us plan our holiday picnics/parties around this event. The 2018 […]

To the editor: CAES Food staff readies meal plans

To the editor: CAES Food staff readies meal plans

The kitchen staff at Chester-Andover Elementary School is looking forward to beginning another fun year of providing nutritious meals to all of the students and staff. This year will begin with the return of School Year’s Eve on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28, with classes beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 29. As in years past, […]

To the editor: Thanks to many for Derry's July 4th

To the editor: Thanks to many for Derry’s July 4th

Londonderry’s July 4th celebration was great. We had excellent weather and a wonderful day. We would like to thank all those who donated their time and money to make it possible. Special thanks to Emily Underwood, Stacy Gordon, AJ Gordon and Magic Mountain for hosting the event. Looking forward to next year already! Susie Wyman […]

To the editor: GM kitchen preps for new year

To the editor: GM kitchen preps for new year Paper goods gone, composting program to start

Green Mountain Union High School is once again preparing for another school year here in the kitchen. I would like to welcome our new 7th graders and invite them to come down to the cafeteria and check us out for breakfast and lunch. Many of you from Chester-Andover Elementary School will be pleased to know […]

To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

In looking at our current political leadership, many of us have been asking a fundamental question: Who do you serve? Are there any signs of human compassion or acts of true presidential leadership coming from the White House? I am particularly disappointed in our congressman, Peter Welch, who has succumbed to taking PAC money from […]

To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

I would like to announce that I am seeking re-election for the 2019/2020 legislative term as a Democrat for the Vermont House of Representatives for Windsor 3-1 District  representing Andover, Baltimore, Chester, and parts of North Springfield. It has been an honor to serve as your representative in Montpelier during the past two years and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perspective: A free press and a free country

Perspective: A free press and a free country

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every day, we journalists work to make sure our news stories reflect the truth as best as can be gleaned from the sources that we have. We strive to make those stories pertinent to our community and, most importantly, we work to ensure that our stories are informative, […]

To the editor: TRSU fails to support parents

To the editor: TRSU fails to support parents

To the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, Green Mountain Union High School and the Vermont Agency of Education: During the past school year, there were many, many times when transportation to school was not available for children on the Andover route. For my own purposes, the staff at GMUHS was not helpful at all. In Vermont, […]

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

According to the chief education bureaucrat in Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott —  in 1997, there were 104,000 students in Vermont’s preK-12 schools. Today, Vermont has 75,000 students. That number is predicted to fall to 69,000 in the next five years and, by 2030, fall again to 65,000. 1997 was the year that ACT 60, […]

To the editor: Rep. Pajala announces run

To the editor: Rep. Pajala announces run

I am proud and excited to announce that I will be running for state representative as an Independent this November. It has been an honor to work on behalf of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston and Winhall for the last six months and I hope that the community will entrust me with that responsibility in the […]

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as 'unacceptable'

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as ‘unacceptable’

We, the parents and taxpayers of Bus #4 (the “Andover” school bus) want to make all of you aware of a disservice being done to the families who live in Andover, the outer edge of Chester, and Londonderry. Since mid-April there has been only sporadic school bus service to Andover, Londonderry, Potash Brook Road and […]

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

Nine members of the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School spent the 2018 February break in Nicaragua engaged in service work. The participants included Magali Stowell-Alemán, Sierra Kehoe, Sadie Wood, Noelle Gignoux, Mary Churchill, Pearl Myers, Zoe Svec, Erik Heitsmith, all of GMUHS, and Hannah Fleming, a Chester resident enrolled at […]