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A scorecard for voters in the April 23 GM school budget re-vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, April  23, voters in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will go to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a somewhat smaller budget for the Green Mountain Unified School District for the 2024-25 school year. The original budget was rejected in March by […]

Chester board gets water/wastewater update, approves coin drops

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Engineer Naomi Johnson of Dufresne Group updated the Chester Select Board last Wednesday on several town water and sewer projects that have been completed or are nearing completion. These include an “asset management plan” for the town’s wastewater system, an inventory of the water system to find […]

Julians admit violations, will cease hammering, other activities

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s Development Review Board was set to hear an appeal of the town’s notice of violation against Julian Materials/Allstone on Monday night when it was announced that those companies and the neighbors of its three quarries in Gassetts had agreed to a stipulation that brings a halt […]

Chester Board addresses preserving ancient roads

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the middle of a rather routine “housekeeping” meeting last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board took time to discuss the town’s 16.67 miles of Class 4  roads. Often called “ancient roads,” Class 4 roads are town-owned rights-of-way that are no longer maintained. Some are still recognizable as […]

Local short-term rental regulation one year later

By Shawn Cunningham ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A a year ago, The Telegraph published an article about where area towns stood in dealing with short-term rentals such as AirBnb and VRBO. At Town Meeting earlier this month, Andover residents voted down making short-term rentals a conditional use while the Town of Londonderry began advertising for […]

Okemo’s women ski patrol takes over the mountain for International Women’s Day

By Cara Philbin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC LUDLOW Friday, March 8, 2024 marks the second time in its history that Okemo Mountain  organized an all-women ski patrol team to honor International Women’s Day. The first time was just last year, when the women realized they were enough to cover the mountain. It’s 7 a.m., and […]

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  • Derry Library hosts launch of 'Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song' April 13

    Derry Library hosts launch of ‘Vermont Sugar-Maker’s Song’ April 13

    The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St., will host the book launch of The Vermont Sugar-Makers Song by Kim Ray at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. Come learn about the tradition of Vermont’s sugaring season and enjoy some samples and sweet maple treats. The program will also include music and a story. […]

  • Grace Cottage’s family-friendly 5K set for May 11

    Grace Cottage’s family-friendly 5K set for May 11

    Spring weather is just around the corner. The 15th annual Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s Spring into Health 5K begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, on the Townshend Common, Common Road. Entrants can run, walk, roll, stroll or push a baby carriage for this fun, family-friendly event. Registration […]

  • Create a rain garden to absorb the storm

    Create a rain garden to absorb the storm

    A rain garden is a bowl-shaped area that is designed to capture and absorb rainfall and snowmelt and is a cost-effective stormwater management tool that can be incorporated into a variety of landscapes. When stormwater is captured, it helps to decrease the volume of runoff, thereby reducing flooding that can erode stream banks and decreasing […]

  • 2025 Cavendish Community Calendar seeks photos

    2025 Cavendish Community Calendar seeks photos

    Planning for the 2025 Cavendish Community and Conservation Association Calendar is under way, and the organizers are asking for local photographs. The theme is “Cavendish: Resilient and Strong.” What images come to mind when you think of the strength and beauty in the community? How do you see nature renew itself? Photographs of landscapes, buildings, […]

  • Tri-Mountain Lions Club donates needed funds to community organizations

    Tri-Mountain Lions Club donates needed funds to community organizations

    The Derry Tri-Mountain Lions Club gives back to its communities. The most recent donations were awarded to The Little School in Weston ($500), Neighbors Pantry of Londonderry ($1,000), Londonderry Rescue ($100), Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend ($250), and the Townshend and Winhall food shelves ($250 each). The Mountain School at Winhall requested a donation to […]

  • Henry Homeyer: 10 tips for a successful garden

    Henry Homeyer: 10 tips for a successful garden

    By Henry Homeyer ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC   Despite late snow storms that dumped deep snow over much of New England, spring is right around the corner. Let’s take a look at some keys to a successful year in the vegetable garden. Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Yes, I grow about 40 […]

  • FBI, Chester Police arrest 31-year-old Chester man on drug, assault charges

    FBI, Chester Police arrest 31-year-old Chester man on drug, assault charges

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement officers arrested a Chester man this morning, Friday, April 5, on charges that include distribution of fentanyl and cocaine, as well as aggravated assault. Britian Stocker, 31, was wanted on federal and Massachusetts state warrants. Chester Police […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for April 8

    Andover Select Board agenda for April 8

    The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 8 at the Andover 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 March 25 th and  March 28th meetings. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for April 3

    Chester Select Board agenda for April 3

    The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is the board’s agenda 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Coin Drop; […]

  • New name, mascot for GM? Not yet, but Principal Broadley is developing a plan

    New name, mascot for GM? Not yet, but Principal Broadley is developing a plan

    By Cynthia Prairie © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC John Broadley wanted to give the school mascot/name issue some breathing room before bringing it back up again. In December, shortly after the name “Chieftains” was voted down 6 to 3 by a vote of the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District, Broadley, the new […]

  • To the editor: TRSU schools thank Okemo Mtn., Vail for Winter Sports Program

    To the editor: TRSU schools thank Okemo Mtn., Vail for Winter Sports Program

    All of us at the schools of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union – Cavendish Town Elementary, Chester-Andover Elementary, Green Mountain Union High, Ludlow Elementary and Mount Holly – want to thank all the amazing people who helped make the Okemo Winter Snow Sports program a huge success. The students, volunteers and staff from our schools […]

  • Bring on the beat: Chester company give boost to school music programs

    Bring on the beat: Chester company give boost to school music programs

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Wednesday, Zacciah Blackburn and Dorothy Stone delivered a musical gift to Chester-Andover Elementary School. Blackburn and Stone, owners of Sunreed Instruments located on Old Stage Road in Chester, had offered both CAES and Green Mountain Union High School a gift of $1,000 each. CAES music teacher […]

  • GMUSD Board special meeting agenda for April 3

    GMUSD Board special meeting agenda for April 3

    The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday April 3 at the Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south, and via Zoom. To join the meeting via Zoom go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/83107477572 I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) […]

  • Vermont courthouses alter schedules for eclipse

    Vermont courthouses alter schedules for eclipse

    Due to the Monday, April 8 solar eclipse with anticipated road closures and high traffic volume, Vermont courthouse schedules will vary by location on that day. Courthouses in the following counties in the northern part of the state will be physically closed to the public on April 8: Chittenden; Franklin; Grand Isle; Lamoille; Orleans; Caledonia; […]

  • To the editor: Montpelier wrestles with flood impacts, school budgeting

    To the editor: Montpelier wrestles with flood impacts, school budgeting

    The Vermont legislature has now said “thank you and farewell” to our second set of pages, which means we are more than halfway through our 2024 session. If you know a young person who will be in the 8th grade next year and is interested in how Vermont works – please suggest they consider serving […]

  • Ludlow Rotary prepares for April 27 Penny Sale

    Ludlow Rotary prepares for April 27 Penny Sale

    The final preparations are in place for the Ludlow Rotary Club’s 66th Annual Penny Sale to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the Black River High School auditorium, 43 Main St. in Ludlow. Admission is free, and the doors open at 5 p.m. The first 85 kids will receive a free […]

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