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To the editor: NRA members are only hope

To the editor: NRA members are only hope

The recent massacre at a church in Texas was the 307th mass shooting this year. The rank and file members of the NRA are our best (perhaps only) hope for stemming such horrors, which are so common that we have begun to accept them as a fact of life in America. It is obvious that […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

The directors, staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow express our sincere thanks to the many generous supporters who attended and donated to the annual Stick Season Social held on Sunday, Nov. 5. This fundraiser helps to fill the food shelves at the holiday season and raises cash to help provide […]

To the editor: Chester Townscape thanks all for their efforts

To the editor: Chester Townscape thanks all for their efforts

This year, there was an eye-catching succession of plantings in our beautiful town of Chester. Spring bulbs were succeeded by summer flowers in pots and boxes on the bridges, along with impatiens along the Brookside Cemetery wall. The summer blooms were then followed by cornstalks, mums and pumpkins in public places around town. The volunteers […]

To the editor: Warm Hands Warm Hearts thanks community for support

To the editor: Warm Hands Warm Hearts thanks community for support

The 10th Annual Blanket & Outerwear Drive was a great success due to the amazing community support for the event. Individuals and families who selected items at the distribution were truly blessed with a wide array of blankets, handmade quilts, coats, boots, hand-knit hats, mittens, etc. Many area residents will be warmer this winter due […]

To the editor: In school merger, money is not the only issue

To the editor: In school merger, money is not the only issue

Bells, whistles, and other distractions aside, Mount Holly and Ludlow residents are again being asked if they are willing to see Black River High School close its doors, and again money is an issue. The school tax rate appears to decrease when there is no local high school, but much of that decrease is the […]

To the editor: Vote no to Ludlow/Mt. Holly schools merger

To the editor: Vote no to Ludlow/Mt. Holly schools merger

On Nov. 28, Mount Holly and Ludlow will once again be voting on whether or not to close Black River High School and to send our 7 – 12 grade students to … wherever. A group of local people are proposing an independent high school. In an article about this possibility, Melissa Perrino is quoted […]

To the editor: Nature Museum thanks community for support of Fairy House Fest

To the editor: Nature Museum thanks community for support of Fairy House Fest

The staff at the Nature Museum was warmed by the buzz of community excitement and show of support for the recent Fairy House Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. Local individuals, families, schools, libraries, and businesses collected pine cones, acorn caps, feathers, moss, and more and created charming fairy houses. Visitors to […]

To the editor: The hows, whys of punch card system at Derry Transfer Station

To the editor: The hows, whys of punch card system at Derry Transfer Station

Some folks have expressed their frustration with the new punch card system at the Londonderry Transfer Station. Punch cards are a solution to one piece of a much larger puzzle. Handling cash at the Transfer Station has been a safety and financial concern for years. I would like to assure everyone that Londonderry does not […]

Outerwear drive committee adopts new name: Warm Hands Warm Hearts

Outerwear drive committee adopts new name: Warm Hands Warm Hearts

For 10 years, residents of Chester and Andover have donated unused blankets, coats and other warm things to be distributed to our neighbors who do not have enough. The committee would like to announce our new name. Warm Hands Warm Hearts — without a comma — indicates that there are caring people actively bringing warmth […]

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 […]