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Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting was just a few minutes old on Monday when it almost erupted into an all-out range war over issues between the town’s two fire companies. In the public comment portion of the agenda, Amy Perry of the Proctorsville Fire Department asked […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every town meeting is different and it can be hard to predict which articles will sail past and which will spark debate. But more often than not, the time spent on one or two articles is out of proportion with the amount they will cost. True to […]

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A family disturbance early this morning resulted in a Cavendish man being charged and held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $25,000 bail. According to a Vermont State Police, at about 3:19 a.m., troopers were called to a home on Rogers Drive in Cavendish for a report of […]

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin Cold River Bridges signed to rebuild Cavendish span

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long awaited work on the Depot Street bridge in Cavendish is right around the corner according to Town Manager Brendan McNamara, and the town is looking down the road at minimizing some of the problems it sees with having the span open again. McNamara told the […]

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 23-year-old Michigan man was arrested yesterday in connection with an online threat made against a Green Mountain High School student and against the school on Monday,  according to Vermont State Police. Police have said that the threat made on Monday, Feb. 4 was traced to a person “in the […]

When a child's text message of love is ominous

When a child’s text message of love is ominous A mother and son tell their story

By Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heidi Skinner was at her computer Thursday morning researching colleges for her 18-year-old daughter Camille when a text message came in from her 14-year-old son Isaiah. Besides Camille and Isaiah, Skinner has another child at GM, 12-year-old Hannah. It was 11:27 a.m. and Isaiah wrote, “I love […]

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are trying to find the driver of a truck that crashed on Cavendish Gulf Road last night. According to a Vermont State Police press release, a motorist driving on Cavendish Gulf Road — toward the Rt. 131 end —  this morning spotted the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup […]

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are seeking information from the public about a theft in Cavendish in the past few days. According to a VSP press release, sometime between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 someone entered a garage on Peaceful Valley Road in Cavendish and stole a Lincoln welder and a steel […]

Vail reverses ski program rate hike for kids on Fed lunch list

Vail reverses ski program rate hike for kids on Fed lunch list Reduces lift pass benefit to Snow Sports volunteers

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts has rescinded its announced price increase for those local families on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program whose children want to participate in school ski and snowboard programs at Okemo Mountain, according to those close to the situation. The Chester Telegraph reported the initial rate-hike […]

Ski programs at Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover mount fund-raisers

Ski programs at Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover mount fund-raisers Okemo hikes rates, ends reduced fee for qualifying families

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing Winter sports program coordinators have scrambled to set up Go Fund Me campaigns to ensure that children at Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools can participate, after Okemo Mountain Resort raised prices from $19 to $47 a child and eliminated lower fees for families qualifying for the Federal Free […]

McNamara: No 'crime problem' in Cavendish

McNamara: No ‘crime problem’ in Cavendish Weathersfield area policing plan fails to gain traction

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC There is no “crime problem” in Cavendish, said Town Manager Brendan McNamara at last night’s meeting of the town’s Select Board. “The article (in The Eagle Times) did not portray Cavendish accurately,” he added. The article, “Weathersfield may provide police service to Cavendish, Baltimore” published in the […]

Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches

Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches GMP warns further outages possible, be prepared

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC For more than 2,500 Green Mountain Power customers in Southern-Central Vermont, this was another morning of waking up to find that electricity had not been restored overnight. And with final restoration slated for Saturday night, GMP is now warning of another storm that could cause outages at […]

Snow cripples area, thousands without power

Snow cripples area, thousands without power Falling trees, heavy snow hamper cleanup

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Area residents awoke on Tuesday morning to cracking tree limbs and the woosh of heavy snow cascading off those trees and roofs. They also awoke in the dark as hundreds of trees, weighed down by  the wet snow, toppled onto wires and roads and snarled traffic. Schools […]

Brisk turnout for cold, rainy midterm contests

Brisk turnout for cold, rainy midterm contests

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tuesday’s General Election had three strikes against it: Most Vermont races – from U.S. Congress to the governor’s mansion and the State House – were pretty much foregone conclusions even before Tuesday and wouldn’t make a huge impact on the national scene; Mid-terms are usually ho-hum affairs that […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

NY State accuses Cavendish man of 'terroristic threats'

NY State accuses Cavendish man of ‘terroristic threats’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested today on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York State and was arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court on felony charges of making “terroristic threats.” Michael Mills, 32, appeared before Judge Timothy Tomasi and waived an extradition hearing saying, “I’m […]

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage Sewer budget of $181,080 approved; paving jobs outlined

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Monday Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board was fairly uneventful and sparsely attended by the public, so it lasted a mere half hour. The board approved  Town Manager Brendan McNamara’s municipal sewer budget of $181,080, which is slightly higher than last year’s, mostly due […]