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To the editor: CAES work is coming along

To the editor: CAES work is coming along

Work at the Chester-Andover Elementary School is going smoothly and on schedule. The slab under the classrooms that was damaged has been repaired and new carpeting has been laid. Record Concrete has demolished the old concrete pad in the boiler room and poured the new pad. The new boilers have been ordered and are due […]

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

More than 200 people attended this year’s Springfield Schools PTA Comedy Night Fundraiser grossing over $10,000. This year, the event took place on Sept. 29 at The Great Hall, at 100 River St., part of the revitalized building once home to the Fellows Gear Shaper Factory. Comedians Tom Hayes, Kyle Crawford, and EJ Edmonds kept […]

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

The taxpayers of Vermont and Windsor County can no longer afford to have Alison Clarkson(D),  Dick  McCormack (D) and Alice Nitka (D) represent us in Montpelier. Since 2013, state Rep. Clarkson, now a state senator, has voted to raise fees and taxes on Vermonters by the astronomical amount of $344.6 million. Vermonters are struggling mightily […]

To the editor: Get out and vote

To the editor: Get out and vote

With the midterm elections fast approaching, it’s my great hope that everyone reading this letter will take the time to vote their choice for all the local, state and federal seats that are at stake. We are fortunate to have many fine candidates who stepped up to run this year. If you’ve never voted, it […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

I’m writing to thank all of my supporters all through Windsor County. I’m thankful to have met and to have wonderful people beside me through this race for the Vermont state Senate. I look forward to meeting many more great people in Windsor County. Just to say a little about who I am. I was […]

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

I’m writing to inform your readers about the candidacy of Wayne Townsend of Bethel for state senator to represent Windsor County. Wayne is a farmer, a logger, and multigenerational Vermonter. The life experience he has accumulated coupled with his drive, common sense nd honest sense of humor make him uniquely qualified to hold office. Mr. […]

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

We in the School Food Service certainly are in the middle of a unique scenario for the start of the new year. We all know the situation we have with Chester-Andover Elementary School. I was in the parking lot the morning of the event with a huge truck of groceries behind me. Needless to say, […]

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

Another successful meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District  board took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 that will help to move the work forward at Chester-Andover Elementary School. In addition to replacing the water service, which is well under way, crews can now begin work in the boiler room and replacing the carpeting in the […]

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester's best interests

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester’s best interests

I am writing this letter on behalf of the concerned residents of Lovers Lane. The condescending and disingenuous tone that the Town of Chester is taking in regard to the proposed purchase of the Tomasso property is both alarming and insulting. So, let’s cut through the bull! While the backers and proponents of this idea […]

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

The 44th Annual Fall Festival drew crowds into Chester on Sept. 15 and 16 under warm, sunny skies. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. Vendors appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town and the impressive promotional coverage of the festival. Thanks […]

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES's difficulties

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES’s difficulties

The Chester-Andover Elementary School has had an unusual start to the beginning of the school year. During the early hours of Friday, Aug. 24, before the first day of school the boiler room was flooded, due to a stripped bolt that was securing a flange. A few days later the school had its water system […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks business community

To the editor: Family Center thanks business community

The Chester-Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank and acknowledge the many businesses and volunteers who contributed their time and donations to make the Hot Dog Cook-Off Fundraiser a success. Sheldon and Francy, the Stone Hearth’s innkeepers, deserve accolades for their work in organizing and hosting this important fundraising opportunity for the […]

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 […]