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To the editor: Dumping prompts BRGNS to alter donation hours

To the editor: Dumping prompts BRGNS to alter donation hours

When the Ludlow and Cavendish transfer stations recently increased their fees, the donation shed of Black River Good Neighbor Services experienced a steep increase in unusable donations we cannot resell — especially those made at night and on weekends when the store is closed. As a result, our trash disposal cost has skyrocketed. Black River […]

To the editor: Annual Coat Drive seeks winter wear for those in need

To the editor: Annual Coat Drive seeks winter wear for those in need

To the communities of Chester and Andover: For the past nine years, you have generously opened your hearts and closets and shared hundreds of warm items with people who did not have enough. A rough estimate of items: 500 blankets and sheets, almost 1,000 coats, 500 sweaters, 400 hats, 400 pair of mittens, 500 vests, […]

To the editor: Fall Festival was a success thanks to so many

To the editor: Fall Festival was a success thanks to so many

The Fall Festival drew good crowds into Chester on Sept. 16th and 17th. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. There was an impressive array of vendors and they appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town. Thanks to excellent vendors, delicious food, […]

To the editor: Reminder on Londonderry Transfer Station changes

To the editor: Reminder on Londonderry Transfer Station changes

On the recommendation of our professional auditors and affirmed by the Londonderry Select Board, effective Monday, Oct. 2, cash will no longer be accepted at the Londonderry Transfer Station. As of Monday, Oct. 2, residents of the five towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham will be required to bring pre-purchased punch cards to […]

To the editor: Spafford family thanks all for kindness

To the editor: Spafford family thanks all for kindness

The family of Francis Spafford wishes to thank all those who sent cards, flowers and food during the passing of their loved one. A big thank you to all. Asta Spafford Chester

To the editor: Ed Brown apologizes to Londonderry community

To the editor: Ed Brown apologizes to Londonderry community

To The Londonderry Community: Anyone who knows me, knows I am a passionate about our community, our lovely town, and what Vermont stands for: beauty. So I must apologize to you all for the actions I took painting over the wall on Route 100. It wasn’t done out of malice, and I certainly didn’t want […]

To the editor: Whiting Library Summer Reading Program a success

To the editor: Whiting Library Summer Reading Program a success

Whiting Library in Chester has just completed a highly successful Summer Reading Program. Jeanne Waldren, the new Youth Services librarian, gives a mighty thanks to the Nature Museum for presenting nine incredible programs each Wednesday. Both children and adults were offered programs of all variety regarding our natural world. Friday morning Story Time for preschoolers […]

To the editor: A letter of thanks to Gov. Scott for Route 11 work

To the editor: A letter of thanks to Gov. Scott for Route 11 work

To: Gov. Phil Scott Re: Vermont Route 11 Dear Gov. Scott, Thank you! On behalf of the residents of the Town of Andover and surrounding communities, we appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration in authorizing the paving of Vermont Route 11, correcting the dangerous conditions that existed. Please share our gratitude with your staff, the VTrans […]

To the editor: Voters should participate in new school district meeting

To the editor: Voters should participate in new school district meeting

On May 2, 2017 the citizens of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester voted to approve the Act 46 merger plan to form one school district with one budget, one tax rate and one board of directors. At the same time the members of the new board were elected. That vote has since been certified by […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks greater Chester community

To the editor: Family Center thanks greater Chester community

The Chester Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank Chester area businesses, volunteers and all who attended the 6th Annual Hot Dog Cook Off at the Stone Hearth Inn on Sunday, Aug.13. It was a beautiful Vermont afternoon at the Stone Hearth. Families enjoyed music, games and an amazing hot dog tasting […]

To the editor: CAES Food Service looks forward to healthful year

To the editor: CAES Food Service looks forward to healthful year

I would like to welcome everyone back to Chester-Andover Elementary for another school year of healthy eating. I would also like to welcome all new staff and students here for the first time. My Food Services staff and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. All staff from […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped Rounds family at Aug. 13 event

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped Rounds family at Aug. 13 event

Thanks to all who visited, supported and donated to the Rounds family on Sunday, Aug. 13 at Sheri’s Place in Springfield. It was a heartwarming event that raised over $1,350 for the family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire in July. A huge thank you to Sheri’s Place and […]

To the editor: GM Food Service staff looks forward to another year of healthy meals

To the editor: GM Food Service staff looks forward to another year of healthy meals

I would like to welcome everyone back for another school year of healthy eating. I would also like to welcome all new staff and students to Green Mountain Union High for the first time. School starts on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and my staff and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in the cafeteria for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]