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TRSU staff negotiations may bust legal budgets again

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite requests from members of the Green Mountain Unified School District board to see how legal costs could be contained, the teacher bargaining council for the Two Rivers Supervisory Union continues to have a Burlington attorney attend every negotiating meeting at a cost of more than $1,100 […]

Cavendish selects ponder meeting conduct code

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Stemming from some heated exchanges in regard to the Tierney Road quarry dispute, the Cavendish Select Board on Monday night took up a proposal by member Sandra Russo to institute a code of conduct for the board’s meetings. Russo’s code was less to promote civility and seemed […]

Dale to Derry Selects: School budget to rise 4%

By Bruce Frauman © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Dick Dale, a board member of the Taconic & Green Regional School District, spent considerable time at the Monday, Feb. 3 meeting of the Londonderry Select Board going over details of the school district’s proposed fiscal 2020-21 budget, which is 4 percent higher than in fiscal 2019-20. […]

Weston board agrees to survey to kick off broadband project

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Jan. 28 meeting, the Weston Select Board agreed to participate in the Windham Regional Commission broadband project. Board member Ann Fuji’i said that the town will participate in the survey but can withdraw from further action at any time. The WRC will be surveying landowners in […]

Derry residents get rundown on feasibility study for water/wastewater systems

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Jan. 27, about 20 Londonderry residents gathered at the Twitchell Building for the first of three planned public meetings about a study to be conducted on the feasibility of creating town water and wastewater systems. Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the group, “Every time we […]

GM school board: Good budget despite hikes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a little over a month, voters in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will be asked to approve a school budget of $14,108,968, which represents an increase of more than 9 percent. During that time, the members of the Green Mountain Unified School District board representing those […]

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    The University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., announces that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for fall 2019. Adam Culver of Grafton Samantha Metcalf of Springfield Maya Lewis of Chester has been named to the University of Rhode Island Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester.  To be included on […]

  • VSP seeks owners of apparently stolen property

    VSP seeks owners of apparently stolen property

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC During 2016 and 2017, Vermont State Police investigated a number of thefts and burglaries in Windham County and  southern Windsor County. As these cases were concluded, there were items that police recovered that they believe had been stolen. However, the owners remain unknown. These include assorted small and large tools, […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 10

    Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 10

    The Grafton Select Board will hold a special meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 at Town Hall, 117 Main St. in Grafton. Below is his agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Discussion: Roles of individual Select Board members in the presentation of the Articles at Pre-Town Meeting; In order to be clear on […]

  • Lowe to lead Bennington-Rutland schools

    Lowe to lead Bennington-Rutland schools

    Randi Lowe, the special education director for the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union since 2013, will take over as superintendent on July 1, replacing current BRSU Superintendent Jackie Wilson, who announced that she will retire as of June 30. As special education director, Lowe dealt with the variety of challenges created by the mergers of the […]

  • VSAC Scholarship deadline Feb. 12; Ed Agency seeks Summer Meals sponsors

    VSAC Scholarship deadline Feb. 12; Ed Agency seeks Summer Meals sponsors

    VSAC offers $5 million in scholarships; application deadline is Feb. 12 The deadline to apply for one of the 150 scholarships managed by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. closes on Wednesday, Feb. 12.   More than $5 million in awards are available to help Vermonters pay for their education and training after high school. Last year, VSAC […]

  • Chester Chatter: Becoming a puppet master

    Chester Chatter: Becoming a puppet master

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our fourth grade teacher kept us busy with fun projects. One morning she announced we kids would be making puppets. My heart sank. I was not good at art or any kind of handicrafts. We would start making puppets the next day and, she added, “wear old […]

  • CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 5, 2020

    CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 5, 2020

    The Feb. 5 Chester Select Board meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 5 at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is the agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Flower shows to get into spring swing

    Henry Homeyer: Flower shows to get into spring swing

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In Lewis Carroll’s poem, The Jabberwocky, the hero exalts, after killing the ferocious mythical beast, “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” That’s the way I feel when I think about the upcoming spring flowers shows. Thinking about the shows I am known to exclaim, “Oh Boy!” at random moments, […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 3

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 3

    The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting of Jan. 20, 2020 4. Selectboard […]

  • Obituary: Frederick Way, 79, of Chester

    Obituary: Frederick Way, 79, of Chester

    Frederick S. Way Jr. 79, of Chester passed away on Thursday evening, January 23, 2020 at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT. He was born January 29, 1940 in New Haven, CT, son of the late Frederick S. Sr. and Bernice (Kuropat) Way. On October 15, 1966 Fred married Lynn Therese Hofer in Hamden, CT. […]

  • Who's on the March 3 ballot for town offices in Andover, Cavendish, Chester & Grafton?

    Who’s on the March 3 ballot for town offices in Andover, Cavendish, Chester & Grafton?

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Monday, Jan. 27 was the deadline for candidate petitions to be turned in at Town Clerks’ offices all over Vermont. Here are the candidates for offices in our area who will be voted on by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 3. Those running for offices in Weston and Londonderry will […]

  • Telegraph adds new Obituary section

    Telegraph adds new Obituary section

    The Chester Telegraph has made a few changes in how it manages obituaries. First, we’ve created a separate section on the Home Page, marked Obituaries, moving obituaries out of the Latest News section. The change coincides with both an abundance of news and of obituaries, which have been competing for attention in one single section. […]

  • College News

    College News

    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the fall 2019 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire have earned recognition during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load of 12 or more graded credits. Highest honors […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 3

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 3

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at Town Hall, 665 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Jan. 20, 2020 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Discuss proposed Stone Village Zoning District density and list of uses 4. Discuss single-family development restrictions in […]

  • Obituary: Theodore Lindgren, 96, of Springfield

    Obituary: Theodore Lindgren, 96, of Springfield

    Theodore (Ted) Fritz Lindgren, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Jan. 24, 2020 at Springfield Health and Rehab, with his wife of 77 years, Florence, and other family members by his side.  He was born on Dec. 9, 1923 in New York City son of Fritz and Alice (Sundgren) Lindgren. As a child, Mr. Lindgren […]

  • Left in Andover: A search for an ideal home

    Left in Andover: A search for an ideal home

    By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I lusted after the mug, coveting it for my very own. Henry Little, our hired man in 1956 and ‘57, brought it back to Andover for us from one of his many sojourns south of the border.Each side was more brilliantly glazed than the other. A wave of […]

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