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Negotiations with Chester to begin as Andover residents weigh in on fire, ambulance

Video by Cynthia Prairie/Video editing by Leah Cunningham ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC  By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 35 Andover residents attended the Andover Select Board on Monday night to voice their concerns over Chester’s decision to discontinue fire and ambulance service to the town at the end of this year. […]

GM’s Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie

   By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC WOODSTOCK Green Mountain High School Senior Everett Mosher made history on Tuesday as he scored his 100th goal in the 13th minute of a brutal knock-down drag-out boys’ soccer affair that went to double-overtime and ended in a 1-1 tie with Woodstock High School. Mosher scored […]

GMUSD board hears further details of energy audit findings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday night, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District held a special meeting to begin looking at the long list of projects that came out of an “energy audit” conducted by Energy Efficient Investments or EEI over the past two years. EEI had presented […]

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney

 A 40-second clip of Travis Van Alstyne’s animation.By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s been more than 57 years since Weathersfield farmer Romaine Tenney responded to the taking of his farm by the state of Vermont to build Interstate-91 by setting his barns and house on fire and nailing himself inside. Since […]

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School currently has two cases of Covid-19, causing the majority of the 5th and 6th graders to be sent home yesterday and today. According to Katherine Fogg, principal at both CAES and Cavendish Town Elementary School, they should be returning at the end of next week. CTES continues to […]

Chester Select Board to end contracting emergency services to Andover in 2022

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Wednesday night, the Chester Select Board decided — after a one hour executive session — that the town would no longer provide its fire and ambulance coverage to Andover after the end of this year. When the board came out of the closed door meeting, board […]

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  • Left in Andover: Taking a break

    Left in Andover: Taking a break

    By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Susan is putting down the pen and taking a break for a while. Look for her return in the near future!

  • Chester Chatter: Celebrating our new Public Safety Building

    Chester Chatter: Celebrating our new Public Safety Building

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is a small town. But we are so lucky to have the public services that we have. We have our own police, ambulance and fire departments, and our own water and sewer in the downtown area. Last Sunday, we celebrated the brand new home for our police, […]

  • Henry Homeyer: the unfortunate gardener gets the worm

    Henry Homeyer: the unfortunate gardener gets the worm

    By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC After decades of improving my garden soil, I have an infestation of Asian jumping worms. They can eat all the organic material in the soil, depleting it terribly. These foreign invaders multiply more quickly than our common worms, outcompeting them. Everything I have read about them says they […]

  • Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

    Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

    ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester elementary school students have returned to in-person instruction this week, with only a handful of students in quarantine, according to Katherine Fogg, principal at both Chester-Andover and Cavendish Town elementary schools. The Springfield School District’s four schools were all closed on Monday to catch up with contact-tracing efforts, but were […]

  • Special Select Board meeting with Andover, Chester set for Monday

    Special Select Board meeting with Andover, Chester set for Monday

    The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting with the Andover Select Board at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover-Weston Road, in Andover. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Educational/Training Session with Andover on Emergency Services Operations – no action will be taken – […]

  • College News

    College News

    Hana Kusumi of South Londonderry has been named to the Dean’s List for St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y., for achieving academic excellence during the summer 2021 semester. Kusumi is a member of the Class of 2023 and is majoring in government and philosophy and had attended Stratton Mountain School. To be eligible for the […]

  • Andover community action spares 'The Jersey 5'

    Andover community action spares ‘The Jersey 5’

    By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Andover neighbors and town officials came together this past week to get help for a single ailing Jersey cow then ended up with a small herd. The “Jersey 5” are now lounging and dining in a green field of high grass on an undisclosed […]

  • Chester greenhouse project in flux following multiple board resignations

    Chester greenhouse project in flux following multiple board resignations

    By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC An effort to erect an historic greenhouse in Chester and operate it as a community service is in the midst of an upheaval after three members of the six-member board quit in late August, citing a disagreement over what  some say is the “scope […]

  • Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

    Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearing the close of Sunday’s Open House for Chester’s new Public Safety Building – which featured demonstrations by both the Police and Fire departments – attendees got a chance to see a real-life response to a fire call. Click the link to take you down to the […]

  • Grace Cottage recognized as 'age friendly' for initiatives to improve care for older adults

    Grace Cottage recognized as ‘age friendly’ for initiatives to improve care for older adults

    TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has joined a nationwide initiative to improve health care specifically for older adults. In its letter congratulating Grace Cottage for its “Age-Friendly” certification, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement calls Grace Cottage “a leader in this rapidly growing movement committed to care of older adults.” Grace Cottage is among […]

  • Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

    Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

    TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 802-365-4331; walk-ins will be taken as space allows. You do not need to be an established patient at Grace Cottage. Masks are required, and anyone under 18 years of […]

  • Drafty windows? 'Community Build' heads to Londonderry

    Drafty windows? ‘Community Build’ heads to Londonderry

    Volunteers are taking orders now for window inserts that seal drafty windows, lower heating bills and increase comfort. Designed by WindowDressers, a non-profit based in Maine, these inserts fit inside existing windows to let in sunlight and views while keeping more heat inside your home or apartment. The inserts are built of pine frames and […]

  • Michigan man pleads guilty to 2019 GMUHS bomb scare, threats

    Michigan man pleads guilty to 2019 GMUHS bomb scare, threats

    © Telegraph Publishing LLC A 24 year-old Holland, Mich., man pleaded guilty, in federal court in Burlington to making a threat to “shoot up” Green Mountain Union High School in February of 2019. The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont announced the plea deal on Friday, Sept. 24. According to a […]

  • Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

    Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

    Solo artist Claudine Langille will make a return visit to the West River Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Langille performs original tunes and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and the Americas and is known throughout Vermont for her talent with the mandolin, tenor banjo and acoustic guitar. The […]

  • Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry's North Village

    Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry’s North Village

    The first community presentation of Londonderry’s Main Street Study and Master Plan for Londonderry’s North Village Center will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Neighborhood Connections located at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. The meeting will be hosted by Stevens & Associates of Brattleboro, the firm selected to undertake […]

  • Left in Andover: 'Harriet the Spy' discovers a family treasure

    Left in Andover: ‘Harriet the Spy’ discovers a family treasure

    By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my daughters were young, they loved playing Harriet the Spy. In the words of Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved protagonist, “When I grow up I’m going to find out everything about everybody and put it all in a book.” Growing up in rural Andover, it was, however, impractical to […]

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