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Weekly Covid Update: High case counts continue among younger Vermonters

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although many numbers started to trend downward this week, high Covid-19 case counts and outbreaks are likely to continue in the very near future in younger populations, i.e.: those not vaccinated, according to Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine. Driving the high numbers are the variants in the picture — […]

GM board rejects principal recommendation 4-3

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC By a vote of 4-3 with one abstention, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District late Tuesday night rejected the recommendation of Two Rivers Superintendent Lauren Fierman to name Keith Hill the next principal of Green Mountain High School. Hill, a social studies teacher in […]

Fractious Chester Planning Commission elects chair on a coin flip

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission met on Monday night for the first time since the town’s Select Board removed one member and appointed two more. What that appeared to create was two factions with differing views of zoning and the tie-breaking vote in the hands of a newcomer […]

New dimensions in Chester zoning proposal

March 17: Huge changes possible in Chester’s proposed new bylaws March 24: Proposed zoning bylaws raise questions of uses, costs By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Allowed uses — such as single family home, restaurant, retail shop or light industry to name just a few —  are not the only way of crafting […]

Photo gallery: Great Cavendish Easter egg hunt

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on Saturday morning as the Cavendish Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. But while the sunshine was bright, the freezing temperatures and gusty winds made the event a chilly one at Greven Field. After all 37 children were […]

Covid Weekly Update: Record breaking spike reason for concern

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A record-breaking spike with over 1,257 positive Covid-19 cases this week has Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine saying that although there is reason for optimism in the near future, “when it comes to the present, frankly I am very concerned.” The spike is largely concentrated in younger age groups with […]

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  • Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

    Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

    The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for spring 2021 awards. The fund will consider applications filed anytime, but will only award spring grants to those who file by May 8. Applications can be made by letter that describes the organization that is applying, the project proposed and the overall budget, including the amount […]

  • Special select board meeting agenda for March 30

    Special select board meeting agenda for March 30

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at Town Hall and via Zoom at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 30. To join the meeting via zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is its agenda: 1. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 2. Appoint Interim Zoning Administrator 3. Adjourn

  • TRSU board meeting agenda for April 1

    TRSU board meeting agenda for April 1

    The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Ludlow Elementary professional development room and via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 1, 2021. To join the meeting via Zoom go to  https://trsu.zoom.us/j/81345004489 Below is its agenda: Call to Order A. Roll Call II. ELECTION OF OFFICERS A. Election […]

  • Angelae Wunderle honored with Laura Cody McNaughton Scholarship

    Angelae Wunderle honored with Laura Cody McNaughton Scholarship

    The Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial Fund is proud to announce its first annual Public Health and Community Service Scholarship awarded to Angelae Wunderle, formerly of Chester, now studying at Drew University. The 2020 scholarship is for $8,000. Elected to the National Honor Society in her sophomore year, Angelae, who makes her home in Bellows Falls, […]

  • State urges mud-season hikers to be cautious - for themselves and fragile trails

    State urges mud-season hikers to be cautious – for themselves and fragile trails

    The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. This year, Covid-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking for the public’s assistance with making smart […]

  • Propane leak forces dental clinic in Chester to evacuate

    Propane leak forces dental clinic in Chester to evacuate

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A large propane leak at the Chester Dental Clinic just west of downtown this morning brought out firefighters from Chester and Proctorsville on a busy day of high wind-related calls. Upon arrival, Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson said, his crew used gas meters to detect a high […]

  • Left in Andover: A personal Passover celebration

    Left in Andover: A personal Passover celebration

    By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The eight days of Passover celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Especially at this latitude, it is also a festive welcoming of spring, symbolizing rebirth and hope in the Jewish context. The Passover ritual, held around the dinner table, is called a Seder, meaning […]

  • Chester Chatter: My resilient grandmother Mabel

    Chester Chatter: My resilient grandmother Mabel

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC My grandmother Mabel was raped. She was barely 16 years old and discovered later that she had become pregnant. This was in the late 1800s. The small Canadian town she lived in was religiously conservative; upon learning of Mabel’s situation, her mother threw her out of the house. […]

  • GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

    GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

    By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC BARRE The Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity basketball team made school history on Sunday. In their very first appearance in a state championship, the No. 1-seeded Chieftains fought a gritty and hard-earned overtime victory over six-seed Williamstown at the legendary Barre Auditorium, 52-51. They earned […]

  • GM beats Williamstown in OT 52-51

    GM beats Williamstown in OT 52-51

    The Chester Telegraph will have the full story later. In the meantime, enjoy the last few seconds of the game, courtesy Christian Avard for The Chester Telegraph!  

  • Henry Homeyer: Floral arrangements to welcome spring

    Henry Homeyer: Floral arrangements to welcome spring

    By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC I miss being able to go to my garden and pick flowers for the table. Yes, spring is on the way and even feels present on good days now. But it will be awhile until my daffodils and tulips bloom. My winter aconite, small yellow bulb flowers, are […]

  • Chester man arrested on probation violation in Londonderry

    Chester man arrested on probation violation in Londonderry

    © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three law enforcement agencies arrested a Chester man in Londonderry on probation violation charges on Friday afternoon. According to a U. S. Marshals Service press release, marshals, Chester Police and Vermont State Police located Timothy Arbuckle, 40, of Chester in a motel in Londonderry. Arbuckle was wanted on probation violations […]

  • Weekly Covid Update: More than half of new Covid cases hitting those under 30

    Weekly Covid Update: More than half of new Covid cases hitting those under 30

    ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Even as Vermont leads the nation with an 83.6 percent vaccination rate for those 65 or older, a single daily record of 251 new Covid-19 cases and a weekly total that has jumped back over the 1,000 case mark are reminders that “this is still a pandemic,” said Gov. Phil Scott […]

  • GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

    GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

    By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team is headed to its first-ever state championship on Sunday. The Chieftains played like the Division III first-seed contenders they are at Wednesday’s semifinals at home, routing 12th seed and two-time, back-to-back, Division III state champions Thetford Academy, 75-51. While there […]

  • College News

    College News

    Mark Beckwith of Chester was named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Tufts University in Boston. To make the Tufts’ Dean’s List, a student must earn a GPA of at least 3.4 while taking a minimum of four full-credit courses. Beckwith is majoring in Sociology.

  • Proposed zoning bylaws raise questions of uses and costs

    Proposed zoning bylaws raise questions of uses and costs

    LAST WEEK: Huge changes possible in Chester’s proposed new bylaws NEXT WEEK: Subdivision, lot sizes, setbacks, frontage and the “building envelope” By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nothing characterizes the differences between the Unified Development Bylaws in force today and those being finalized by Chester’s Planning Commission better than their respective zoning maps. […]

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