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GMUSD finance panel urges public participation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you live in the Green Mountain Unified School District, the Finance Committee of the Green Mountain District Board wants you. Noting that in past budget cycles, budget committees have recruited the public to become members and bring different perspectives to the table, committee chair Deb Brown […]

News analysis: Better process would yield better school budgets

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Two Rivers Supervisory Union Business Manager Cheryl Hammond recently told the Green Mountain Unified School District Board that the district ended the 2018/2019 school year with a deficit of approximately $149,000 or about 1.2 percent of the overall budget. That’s not especially surprising considering the fact that among […]

Derry board mulls cannabis sales

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has begun considering allowing a cannabis dispensary within town limits, should the state legislature pass S. 54, which would establish a commercial marketplace for the products in the Vermont. At the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, board member George Mora said it might […]

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester

UPDATE – November 12, 9:52 p.m. – Vermont State Police have posted that Route 11 is now open to traffic. By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 1 p.m. this afternoon — Tuesday — a tractor trailer carrying lumber slid off the road into a ditch on Route 11 just west of Swett […]

Police press for more clues in Rt. 103 homicide

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One week after a Boston truck driver was found shot to death in his produce delivery truck on Route 103 in Rockingham, a large contingent of Vermont State Police were out at the scene hoping to jog drivers’ memories to help with the investigation. […]

Londonderry to join state’s opioid lawsuit

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting Monday night chose to join a Vermont lawsuit that is part of the nationwide multi-district litigation against manufacturers and distributors that created or contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a letter to all Vermont […]

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  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the November 4, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Resume review of the Stone Village district 4. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts […]

  • Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

    Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

    Joan H. Daniels, 88, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of John and Sophie (Wolters) Heidtmann.  She attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in Moodus, Conn. In September 1949 […]

  • Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil's 66th

    Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil’s 66th

    Jil Rushford is having a birthday bash, but she doesn’t know about it yet. The Chester woman, who has had some serious medical difficulties over the past few years, is turning 66. And to celebrate, her husband Kim Rushford is holding a surprise potluck birthday party. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the acoustic […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

    Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

    The Andover Select Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 11, 2019 at the town office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda.   1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the October 28th meeting. 4. Public Comment […]

  • Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building

    Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester voters overwhelmingly approved a $4.777 million bond issue to construct a 15,000-square-foot emergency services building on Pleasant Street and to renovate and upgrade the existing town garage. With 499 residents casting ballots on the lone issue, the bond passed 315 to 183 vote with one spoiled […]

  • Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

    Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

    The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a site visit at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 followed by the public meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:30 pm Site Visit 878 VT. RTE 103 South (See project attachment) Public meeting to follow directly after […]

  • CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

    CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

    THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR LACK OF A QUORUM. The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Executive Session; AT&T Contract Negotiation 2. Approve Minutes from the October 16, 2019 Select Board Meeting; Approve Minutes from the October […]

  • Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building

    Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With one day to go before voting on a $4.777 million bond issue for building a new home for Chester’s fire, ambulance and police departments and renovating and upgrading the existing town garage, more than 40 residents turned up on Monday night for the last information meeting […]

  • Driver's death ruled homicide; police seek video

    Driver’s death ruled homicide; police seek video

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The death of a produce delivery driver found in his truck on Route 103 in Rockingham on Friday Nov. 1 was ruled a homicide today. In the meantime, Vermont State Police are asking anyone who may have surveillance video that shows Route 103 from Rutland around 12:15 p.m. Friday  to […]

  • Windstorm knocks out power for days

    Windstorm knocks out power for days

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A powerful storm on Thursday night into Friday left thousands of Green Mountain Power customers in the dark with many still powerless on Sunday morning. As of this morning — Monday — GMP was reporting 371 statewide customers without power with more than 25 percent in The Telegraph […]

  • Chester Chatter: Remembering holiday windows

    Chester Chatter: Remembering holiday windows

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Store keepers in Springfield began to decorate their store fronts around this time for the Christmas season ahead. Remember Main Street allowed for strollers. Folks could stop by the window displays and get ideas for their gift lists. Up front, close to the store front windows were Christmas […]

  • Four displaced after fire damages Chester home

    Four displaced after fire damages Chester home

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Sunday morning fire on River Street in Chester severely damaged a house, leaving a family homeless. Neighbor Larry Reed told The Telegraph that around 10 a.m. he heard an explosion and looked outside to see the second floor porch on the green house next door — […]

  • Derry Select Board agenda for Nov. 4

    Derry Select Board agenda for Nov. 4

    The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 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 – Meetings of Oct. 21, 2019 & Oct. […]

  • Derry to hold energy efficiency workshop

    Derry to hold energy efficiency workshop

    The Londonderry Energy Committee will host a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 on how to create an energy-efficient home in time for winter. The event will be held at the Depot, 34 W. River St. in South Londonderry. The workshop will answer these questions: What does weatherization look like in your home? What […]

  • Londonderry opens warming center on Sunday

    Londonderry opens warming center on Sunday

    There will be a Warming Center open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Londonderry Rescue Squad building at 6068 VT-100 for anybody needing it.Warm up, get water, charge cell phones. For information, contact Kevin Beattie at 802 548-8246. Pets cannot be accepted at this center.

  • Henry Homeyer: 15 October floral blooms

    Henry Homeyer: 15 October floral blooms

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite frost and short days, my garden produced plenty of flowers in October. I look for plants that will perform in the shoulder seasons – March, April, October and even November. Here are some I love that are blooming still, or that bloomed earlier in October. My ‘Knockout’ […]

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