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Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, May 2, the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will decide whether they will join their existing school districts into a new, unified one to fulfill the requirements of the state’s school consolidation law. The Regional Education District — or RED — that will […]

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Enacted by the Vermont legislature in the spring of 2015, Act 46 was designed to improve education opportunities for Vermont students while lowering the cost of providing those opportunities through mergers that would scale up the state’s schools and help create efficiencies. And that’s more than just […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Country Creemee changes name and owners PERKINSVILLE Country Creemee, which has dispensed ice cream and burgers for many years at Downers Four Corners at Routes 106 and 131, is now in the hands of new owners, who have renamed it Villagers Restaurant. “Everything we’re doing comes back to the name  Villagers, ” said new owner […]

Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC MONTPELIER On Wednesday, April 12, students from Green Mountain Union High School and Cavendish Town Elementary School flocked to Montpelier to participate in the 2nd annual Rally for the Planet, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby. The Green Mountain and Cavendish contingents joined about 1,400 other students from […]

Weston Select Board agenda for April 25, 2017

Weston Select Board agenda for April 25, 2017

The Town of Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: Public Comment: LEOP & NIMS: Road Foreman: Access Permit: TAN: Conflict of Interest & Lockout/Tagout Policies: Appointed Officers: Review and Approve Minutes: SO […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for this week. Monday thru Wednesday:  Weather permitting, temporary alternating southbound lane closures over the bridge to allow […]

Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

© 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for three men involved in two robberies last night. In the first robbery, two men entered the Sunoco station on Route 5 at I-91 Exit 4 in Dummerston at around 9:15 p.m.  According to a VSP press release, one man distracted the store clerk while the […]

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

An informational meeting on the Section 721 Merger of the Mount Holly and Ludlow school districts into the Mill River Unified Union School Districts will be held on the 2nd floor of Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S. Depot St., at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. Below is the agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 30, […]

Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Bruce Genereaux, owner of Green Mountain Community Solar, told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, April 17 meeting about his plans for adding to and screening a solar array on Route 11 in the town. Genereaux said he may double the array, which currently stands at 150 Kw […]

Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24 for a site visit at 952 Trebo Road before its public hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from April 10th 2017 meeting Final Plat Review of the Johnston Minor Sub-Division […]

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Solid Waste coordinator Esther Fishman told the April 11 meeting of the Weston Select Board,  that for a couple of years, auditors have asked that cash be removed from the Transfer Station. After much deliberation and research, Fishman said, “What seems best is a punch-card system.” The […]

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Country Girl Diner in Chester may have changed hands, but the new owners are assuring their customers that further changes will be incremental and, then, only for the better. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, who have been managing and cooking at the diner […]

Convenience store employee foils burglary

Convenience store employee foils burglary

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A convenience store employee preparing to open up for the day foiled an Easter Sunday foray by two burglars. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 4:45 this morning, an employee at the Shell station at 705 Rockingham Road in Rockingham was waiting to open the store […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from April 5, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Time Capsule Update Sign Local Emergency Operations Plan Liquor Licenses: Meditrina, Pizza Stone, Fullerton Inn Outside Consumption Permit: […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

The Select Board of the town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at The Twitchell Building, 100 School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – April 3, 2017; b. Approval of Special Board […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 3, 2017 Highway Report: Truck Bids Acceptance Act 148 Universal Recycling law requirements: Ham Gillett Signatures for Special Town Meeting Warning May 24, 2017 Agenda/Minutes […]

Chester board talks economic growth; sets Planning interviews

Chester board talks economic growth; sets Planning interviews

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a smaller crowd in attendance than at most of its recent meetings, the Chester Select Board on Wednesday, April 5 signed the Unified Development Bylaws that have been a bone of contention for months. In a related action, the board discussed the questions and timetable for […]

Special meeting of Chester Select Board for April 14, 2017

Special meeting of Chester Select Board for April 14, 2017

The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting for the purpose of interviewing candidates for positions on the Planning Commission. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday Friday, April 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Executive Session for the purpose of […]

Alleged N.H. carjacker nabbed by VSP in Springfield

Alleged N.H. carjacker nabbed by VSP in Springfield

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An alleged carjacker who was being chased by Claremont, N.H., police was captured in Springfield after a high speed pursuit and a fight. according to a Vermont State Police press release. Just before 4 a.m. this morning,the Claremont Police Department alerted Vermont troopers that they were chasing a vehicle whose […]