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Chester board considers water meter upgrade, adopts animal ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Meeting as the town’s Water Commissioners last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board heard a presentation on new metering technology that Superintendent Jeff Holden says will upgrade a system that is outdated and near the end of its useful life. The commission is considering a $95,000 upgrade for […]

Ludlow Fire Chief Kolenda ‘retires,’ gets a ‘ride home’ parade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ludlow Fire Chief Peter Kolenda started his career in firefighting in 1970 as a junior firefighter in Proctorsville. He was just 11 years old. This past Sunday, he “retired” as chief, but said he’d stay on as a Ludlow firefighter just so he could “be the old […]

Vermont one of two states chosen to test federal program to improve patient outcomes

By Danielle Brown ©2024 Maryland Matters Vermont and Maryland have been chosen as test-subject states for a new federal program that officials hope will improve patient outcomes and bridge inequities while constraining hospital and medical costs. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that Vermont and Maryland will be the first states […]

STR owner criticizes ordinance prior to Chester board’s adoption of it

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Coming into last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting it was expected that the board would be voting to adopt the updated Short-Term Rental Ordinance it has been working on since September of last year. During that time – from October to April – there was a six-month […]

GMUSD board preps for next year as Fierman departs

By Lorien Strange © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The calm of Superintendent Lauren Fierman’s final meeting with the Green Mountain Unified School District Board last Thursday stood in contrast to the turbulence and tension throughout her last year with the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. With the school year done and the All Board Retreat still […]

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC With more than 120 people in the Town Hall on Monday night and the memory of the heated exchanges when community members pushed back on proposed updates to Londonderry’s zoning regulations, many expected a fairly contentious hearing on the issue. But with Moderator Doug Friant running the […]

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  • 2024 Cavendish concert season opens July 3 with Gypsy Reel

    2024 Cavendish concert season opens July 3 with Gypsy Reel

    The Town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invite the public to join in an evening of fun on the Svec Memorial Green, located at the intersection of Depot and Main Streets, in Proctorsville, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. The annual Cavendish summer music series begins with the sounds of […]

  • SINGO fundraiser packs United Church hall, raises $1,120 for bell restoration

    SINGO fundraiser packs United Church hall, raises $1,120 for bell restoration

    A special SINGO Bingo Night was held on June 24 to raise funds for the United Church of Ludlow’s “Ring Out Love” Capital Campaign. Enthusiastic members of the community packed the church hall and raised $1,120 to rehabilitate the church’s historical bell. “We were thrilled to see so many people in the community come out […]

  • Art exhibit by Vincent DiBernardo opens July 6 with reception

    Art exhibit by Vincent DiBernardo opens July 6 with reception

    Main Street Arts, 35 Main St. in Saxtons River, presents Pencil Me In, a selection of graphite drawings by Vincent DiBernardo. The exhibit opens on Saturday, July 6, with an artist’s reception from 3 to 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 1. Light refreshments will be provided by the artist’s daughter, who creates Smokin’ […]

  • Chester Water Commissioners & Select Board agendas for July 3

    Chester Water Commissioners & Select Board agendas for July 3

    The Chester Water Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and on Zoom. Click here to access the meetings on Zoom. The meeting will be followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. agenda. Chester Water Commissioners Agenda 1. Citizen’s Comments 2. New […]

  • Spunky 'Junie B. Jones: The Musical' views first-grade angst through purple-colored glasses

    Spunky ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ views first-grade angst through purple-colored glasses

    By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Bursting off the page and off the oversized pop-up book version of a first-grader’s journal that forms the set, Junie B. Jones: The Musical follows its sensitive and spunky character as she navigates the social challenges of first grade. The 60-minute Weston Theater Company production is being performed […]

  • 2025 Cavendish Calendar voting open through July 10

    2025 Cavendish Calendar voting open through July 10

    Your friends and neighbors have submitted their photographs for the 2025 Cavendish Community Calendar, which is published every year by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. Now is the time to cast your votes for the images that will appear in next year’s calendar. The photographs are on display until July 10 at Cavendish Fletcher […]

  • State police identify remains found in Cavendish as man missing since 2010

    State police identify remains found in Cavendish as man missing since 2010

    The skull found in the woods of Cavendish by a hunter in 2020 has been identified using DNA testing as man missing since June of 2010. According to the Vermont State Police, the remains were identified as those of Bryan Gomez of Cavendish, who was 48 years old when he disappeared. A neighbor reported him […]

  • Ludlow concert series opens June 30 with Gypsy Reel

    Ludlow concert series opens June 30 with Gypsy Reel

    The Town of Ludlow has finalized the line-up of performers for its Summer Sunday Evenings at the Ludlow Bandstand at Veterans Memorial Park, 1 High St. Gypsy Reel, one of Ludlow’s favorite bands, opens the series on June 30. The Town of Ludlow has been presenting these free shows, which are open to the public, […]

  • Ludlow-Cavendish meeting on flood resilience June 28

    Ludlow-Cavendish meeting on flood resilience June 28

    The Mapping for Resilience research team will host a community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Ludlow Community Center, 37 Main St. (behind the army tank), for people who live or work in the greater Ludlow/Cavendish area. The research team is based at Dartmouth College and Colorado School of […]

  • VSO Summer Festival Tour in Grafton July 3

    VSO Summer Festival Tour in Grafton July 3

    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at the Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road in Grafton. Please bring blankets or folding chairs; gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. The 2024 Summer Festival Tour, titled Symphony of Stars, will feature solos by three orchestra members. This […]

  • To the editor: Why state lawmakers overturned Gov. Scott's vetoes

    To the editor: Why state lawmakers overturned Gov. Scott’s vetoes

    Dear residents of Athens, Chester, Grafton and Windham, As your state representative, I am proud to have participated in the democratic process of legislating last week. On Monday, June 17, the state legislature reconvened at the State House to vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of six bills of importance to Vermont residents, taxpayers […]

  • Rainbowpalooza returns to Springfield June 29

    Rainbowpalooza returns to Springfield June 29

    What do you get when you combine everything PRIDE with a VegFest? An incredible celebration known as Rainbowpalooza. Now in its second year, everybody is welcome at this free family-friendly event that will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at 21 Fairground Road in Springfield. A signature event of VINE […]

  • The Four Seasons and ensemble at their Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction.

    ‘Jersey Boys:’ Hitting the high notes in intimate venue at Walker Farm

    By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC I’m sitting 15 feet from Tommy DeVito as he’s riffing on how he’s gotten little Frankie Valli to start singing with his group, but it feels as though we’re much closer as the cozy glow of neon signs in the background nudge the scene forward. Because the Weston […]

  • Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

    Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

    © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A multi-agency police raid with a search warrant at 37 Reed St. in Springfield on Tuesday yielded fentanyl, cocaine base, crack cocaine and two handguns and led to five arrests, Vermont State Police have announced. According to police, the raid was the result of a months-long drug investigation conducted by […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

    Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

    The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2024 at the Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

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    College News

    Among the 2,226 undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., who earned a spot on the spring 2024 Dean’s List are two from this region. WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects. Those students are: Kimberly Cummings of Chester, Class of […]

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