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Derry board tackles Flood Brook backups

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, June 17 meeting — and with just four days left in the school year — the Londonderry Select Board heard from Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre on problems with cars backing up onto Route 11 during morning dropoff. Board Member George Mora remarked that […]

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District continued to move toward both greater autonomy from and oversight of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20. In the wake of Open Meeting Law complaints and the revelation that there […]

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union last week admitted to “errors” resulting in multiple violations of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law, but only one “cured” the violation according to state statute and to the satisfaction of the complainant. On May 7, The Chester Telegraph sent a […]

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The overspending of a line item for legal expenses by nearly 500 percent led to the revelation by The Chester Telegraph Thursday night that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union is facing at least two lawsuits that virtually no board members of Green Mountain Unified School District nor […]

Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester, through its attorney Jim Goss, is preparing to file applications for an ACT 250 permit and a zoning permit to extract gravel from a site on the 139-acre parcel it purchased in 2016 for siting a water tank as part of a system […]

Questionable executive session concerned Powden contract, evaluation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the five weeks since Superintendent Meg Powden told The Telegraph that the executive session of the May 2 TRSU board meeting was  “cited properly” and said she didn’t have to give any more information than that, the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has admitted […]

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  • College News

    College News

    Kazui Kusumi of South Londonderry is completing Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement this summer with Atomic in Government Camp in Oregon. Kusumi is majoring in business administration and is a member of the class of 2020. Colby-Sawyer is located in New London, N.H. Sarah Gray of Springfield graduated from the University of San Diego in California on […]

  • Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

    Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

    Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph welcomes Susan Leader to our family of columnists.  We’ve known Susan for many years, seeing her as a talented potter who is thoroughly invested in her community. Little did we realize until recently just what a talented writer she is. Please join us in welcoming her! By Susan Leader © […]

  • Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

    Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC All over Vermont, small towns in the hills and down in the valleys, this is the time of year for gathering of high school classmates. Perhaps it isn’t a big celebration at other places. But in Vermont, it is a special time of year. Once it was not […]

  • Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

    Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Don’t stop at chicken and cheese as seen below, use sliced jalapeno peppers with Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese for a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pretzel or chopped tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and basil and you have a great tasting Italian Caprese Pretzel. 1 recipe Easy Pretzel Hot […]

  • Deadline near for area health needs assessment

    Deadline near for area health needs assessment

    The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting a community health needs assessment and encourages participation by residents in all area communities. Deadline to complete the survey is July 9. The Needs Assessment will help determine the need for specific healthcare services throughout the region. The assessment process will be completed by Sept. 30 and the […]

  • Derry Select Board agenda for June 17, 2019

    Derry Select Board agenda for June 17, 2019

    The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Executive Session – The appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or […]

  • Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

    Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

    Six high school seniors at Green Mountain Union and Black River high schools have been award scholarships by the Ludlow Rotary based on scholastic achievement, financial need, realistic goals, extracurricular activities and community service. Those students and their awards are: Ryan Boyle of Black River High School. The $2,000 Daniel E. Kesman Memorial Scholarship (emphasis […]

  • GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

    GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

    The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER:  a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. May 16, 2019 Regular Meeting;  […]

  • CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for June 19, 2019

    CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for June 19, 2019

    The Chester Select Board meeting for tonight, Wednesday, June 19 has been canceled for lack of a quorum. The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve June 5, 2019 Selectboard Minutes and Executive Session Minutes 2. Citizen Comments […]

  • A fun ride through 'Phantom Tollbooth'

    A fun ride through ‘Phantom Tollbooth’

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season with a production of The Phantom Tollbooth, performed by members of the Weston Playhouse Young Company at the new Walker Farm venue, and the performers of this summer-long program give it their all in this musical version of Norton Juster’s classic […]

  • Henry Homeyer: What to do when you're in the weeds

    Henry Homeyer: What to do when you’re in the weeds

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are weeds to worry about. There is even one that I fear. But most weeds are just a nuisance and can be managed relatively easily. Dandelions, for example, are bright and cheerful. If they were named daffodil instead of dandelion, we would pay good money to have […]

  • Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes

    Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Springfield recently announced a major change in the way its transfer station would be doing business, but on Tuesday afternoon, June 11 – after hearing public concerns the night before – the town put a hold on rolling out all the changes until Sept. […]

  • After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

    After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

    ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fund-raising and planning took quite a number of years. Then, last August, when Chester-Andover Elementary School and the volunteers of the Parent-Teacher Group were ready to welcome kids back to school and celebrate the brand new and very blue playground that they had labored so long for,  a water line break […]

  • Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River

    Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Ryder tractor unit hit a guardrail on 103 North in Chester Tuesday evening, narrowly avoiding a roll into the Williams River. But damage to the truck sent gallons and gallons of diesel fuel into the water. At around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, while the Chester […]

  • Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

    Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

    Time: 8:14 p.m. June 11 A single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer heading south on Route 103, just north of Chester’s Stone Village at Palmer Road, has stopped traffic in both directions. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. No one was injured. But Chester Fire Department personnel are concerned about fluid from […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Community Workshop #2: Rural zoning district and uses 2. Citizen comments 3. Adjourn

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