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Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

Fed compliance to state Covid-19 regs at issue in Derry

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie told the Londonderry Select Board at its June 1 meeting that he has asked the manager of the Winhall Brook Campground to ask campers to bring their own food and supplies so they can stay there once they arrive in accordance with state […]

Despite objection over small no-bid project, Weston board OKs large payout

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, May 26 voted 3-2 to pay out $964,922.90, with the bulk — $938,716.74 —  going to the Vermont Education Fund. The education payout, however, was not an issue. Instead, chair Denis Benson questioned a $10,000 downpayment to Ron Prouty for building a […]

Dozens protest racism, police violence

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Carrying signs that read “Black lives matter,” “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe” among others, more than 40 demonstrators assembled in front of the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow on a misty Monday evening to protest racism and police violence. Organized by Sara Stowell and Susan […]

Main St. display recognizes GM Class of 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the end of the school year approaches with little prospect of traditional graduation ceremonies and celebrations, schools, parents and others are working to recognize their seniors in non-traditional ways. The latest of these – the brainchild of Matt and Amber Wilson of Chester – is a […]

Salons, gyms, libraries given go-ahead to re-open as Vermont Covid-19 infections rise by 23

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As Vermont continues to “loosen the spigot,” in Gov. Phil Scott’s words, the state Department of Health on Friday confirmed one new case of Covid-19, bringing the state total to 975, an increase of 23 in the last week. The state also announced that another person has died from the virus, […]

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  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

  • Principal Beaupre to leave CTES at the end of June

    Principal Beaupre to leave CTES at the end of June

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cavendish Town Elementary School Principal Deb Beaupre announced on Wednesday that she would be resigning her position at the end of this school year, after two years in the post. In an email to “Cavendish Town,” Beaupre said she did not take the decision lightly but that […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in […]

  • Kelley gives up sabbatical; GM board votes no raises next year

    Kelley gives up sabbatical; GM board votes no raises next year

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Green Mountain Unified School District Board meeting on Thursday, May 21, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley asked that his request for a one-year sabbatical be rescinded and he be re-instated for the 2020/21 school year. Approved at the Oct. 17 meeting, Kelley’s paid leave was […]

  • College News

    College News

    The following students at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center have been honored for their hard work, commitment and dedication needed to succeed in rigorous programs. John Holleran of Chester has been recognized for the Electromechanical Engineering Technology Department Award for Technical Excellence and Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society Stephanie Currie of Springfield has […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

  • To the editor: Vermont LWV urges state to adopt mail-in voting

    To the editor: Vermont LWV urges state to adopt mail-in voting

    The League of Women Voters of Vermont supports every citizen’s right to vote in a safe and secure manner. It is our position that Vermont should be among the 20-plus states that are proactively mailing ballot materials to voters for the general election. Requiring voters to come together in large numbers at polling places this […]

  • VSAC awards scholarships to area students

    VSAC awards scholarships to area students

    Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded more than $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. VSAC […]

  • To the editor: Southern Windsor County gets $300,000 Brownfields Grant

    To the editor: Southern Windsor County gets $300,000 Brownfields Grant

    The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission has received a $300,000 community-wide Brownfields Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is one of just two grants awarded in Vermont in the 2020 fiscal year. This funding will provide a substantial boost in our ability to offer much needed assessment of brownfield sites in […]

  • VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

    VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

    Capitalizing on grant monies made available from Rotary International, Rotary District 7870 distributed $25,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont food banks in May. District 7870 consists of 60 Rotary Clubs in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, including those in Chester, Ludlow and Londonderry (Wantastiquet). The money – based on per capita calculations – amounted […]

  • Left in Andover: Finding home in Vermont

    Left in Andover: Finding home in Vermont

    By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite my third generation status as a “native” I have no nostalgia for the traditional Vermont in which I grew up. My outsider Jewish, vegetarian, socialist family’s connection was to the land rather than the local culture. Paradoxically, it took Vermont’s early 1970s “Hippie Invasion” and an influx […]

  • Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

    Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk

    © Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in […]

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