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After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An $867 late fee for property taxes caused two very different reactions that were aired at the Nov. 14 Weston Select Board meeting. Steve Johnson said he mixed up the deadline to pay his taxes and arrived  at 8 a.m. on the day after they were due. […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

News analysis: What 'yes' and 'no' mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board approved on Monday night the formation of three new committees that it hopes will address public safety, aesthetic and budget issues. The Traffic Safety Committee was recommended by member George Mora after residents asked why the Select Board doesn’t do something about speeding on […]

Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board opened the 2018 budgeting season last Wednesday night with a review of a draft general fund budget  and some confusion ensued. This is the first budget since the town upgraded its accounting software from QuickBooks to programs developed for municipalities by the New England […]

 Congratulations Chieftains on a great season

Congratulations Chieftains on a great season

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 2017 high school soccer season came to a close on Saturday and, while the Green Mountain girls team did not win the state Division 3 title, they rolled up a remarkable record of 17 straight wins until losing their final contest 3-1 to the Thetford Panthers. […]

GM girls lose to Thetford 3-1 in state championship Nine Chieftain players chosen for MVL

GM girls lose to Thetford 3-1 in state championship
Nine Chieftain players chosen for MVL

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC It’s a tough thing when the first loss of the season comes in the Vermont Division 3 championship game, but after their 3-1 loss, Coach Carolynn Hamilton told the Green Mountain girls soccer team that reaching the finals was something to be proud of and that they would be back. […]

GM girls defense blanks Vergennes to reach D-3 finals

GM girls defense blanks Vergennes to reach D-3 finals

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Notching its 17th consecutive victory in as many outings this season, the Green Mountain varsity girls soccer team blanked the Vergennes Commodores 3-0 to win a spot in the Division 3 state finals on Saturday. Sophomore Erin Otis scored first with 29:32 remaining in the first half on a corner […]

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC More than three years ago, the Chester Beautification Committee asked the town’s Select Board for the town to apply for a $15,000 grant from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to restore the 1830s Hearse House, which stands at the entrance to the Brookside Cemetery. The […]

Weston board chair: Town's quaint identity imperiled

Weston board chair: Town’s quaint identity imperiled

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Weston Select Board meeting on Tuesday Oct. 24, chairman Denis Benson said the town is at a crossroads and gave the board two weeks to consider his thoughts. Benson said Weston is heading down a road to losing its identity as a quaint, rural town. He […]

High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for areas of Vermont from 8 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.  Warning areas can be seen on the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/btv or www.weather.gov/aly. Warning areas currently include all of Western Massachusetts as well as Rutland, Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont. […]

GM girls advance to semifinals with 2-0 win over Windsor

GM girls advance to semifinals with 2-0 win over Windsor

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain girls soccer team kept its winning streak alive and moved on to the semi-finals of the state division 3 tournament Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Windsor Yellow Jackets. Under a cloudless sky with warm temperatures, a large crowd watched as the Chieftains scored twice in […]

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

UPDATE: Oct 27, 4 p.m. – Neal’s Restaurant and Bar has reopened. By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Afew minutes before 6 p.m. Thursday, a car traveling north on Route 103 in Proctorsville crashed into Neal’s Restaurant just as the dinner rush was getting under way. At 5:50 p.m., the Proctorsville Fire Department […]

GM girls rout Bellows Falls in Game 1 of Division 3 tournament

GM girls rout Bellows Falls in Game 1 of Division 3 tournament

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC They were undefeated in the regular season and, yesterday afternoon, the Green Mountain girls soccer team continued their winning streak, beating the Bellows Falls Terriers 10-1. The top seeded Chieftains got four goals from junior Paige Karl and three from senior Avery Prescott. Mycah White, Lexi White and Hannah Buffum […]

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Having been approved by the State Board of Education on Oct. 18, the latest proposal that would merge the Mt. Holly and Ludlow school districts moves forward to a Nov. 28 vote, but there’s plenty going on in the meantime. If passed, the merger would create the […]

'Damp patch' snags Chester emergency services building study

‘Damp patch’ snags Chester emergency services building study

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state of Vermont has thrown a small wrench into Chester’s feasibility study on constructing new town buildings on the Town Garage site. Last Wednesday, Chester architect Claudio Veliz, updating the Chester Select Board on the study that his firm is conducting on the buildings to house […]

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal's opens in Proctorsville   Neal's owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal’s opens in Proctorsville
Neal’s owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Free Range Restaurant owners Anne and Rick Paterno announced today that Chef Jason Tostrup will be joining them in mid-November as managing partner and executive chef. Tostrup is best known in the area for his tenure at the Inn at Weathersfield and, for the past four years, […]

Halloween happenings around the region

Halloween happenings around the region

A number of child-friendly Halloween events will be taking place throughout the area beginning on Saturday, Oct. 28. Humane Society Howl-O-Ween Springfield Humane Society holds its third annual Howl-O-Ween dog walk/costume contest from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 on the Toonerville Trail Connecticut River Road in Springfield. Prizes will be awarded to […]

GM girls swamp Terriers 9-0, end regular season undefeated

GM girls swamp Terriers 9-0, end regular season undefeated

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Union High School girls soccer team improved its record to 14 – 0 with a nine goal shutout of the Bellows Falls Terriers including three goals by senior Avery Prescott. In addition to Prescott’s hat trick, Reilly Merrill, Paige Karl, Sierra Kehoe, Lexi White, Emily Barr and […]