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Judge rejects Piri’s defense subpoena in Rt. 103 murder case

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC BRATTLEBORO Last Wednesday’s hearing in the second-degree murder case of Jozsef Piri focussed on a head-scratching situation for not only the Windham County State’s Attorney but the judge as well when defense attorney Adam Hescock sought information using a subpoena instead of accepted avenues for gaining information […]

Holiday events throughout the region

By Stacia Spaulding ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The holiday season is upon us. Do you need a Christmas tree or are you wondering where to find Santa? Maybe a night of relaxation and fun is on your list. The Telegraph has compiled a list of holiday events in the region. Our Calendar of Events contains […]

Chester board hears from attorney about STR ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s Select Board continued deliberating on an ordinance that would require registration of  short term rentals — like Airbnb and VRBO — to gather information about the effects of such rentals on the town and to ensure that fire and safety regulations are observed. Back in August, […]

Blaze destroys Chester home, displacing family of eight

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters from more than a dozen departments responded to Chester for a fire that destroyed a home that housed eight on Route 103 north near Wymans Falls Road and closed the highway for several hours on Sunday night as temperatures dropped into the low teens. According to […]

News Analysis: Next steps for GMUSD after bond defeat

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday’s 47-vote defeat of a bond issue to renovate three school buildings that make up the Green Mountain Unified School District is on the agenda for that board’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17 as members and administrators figure out where to go from here. At […]

Andover’s ‘High Bridge’ re-opens on time

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC T bridge replacement project on Weston-Andover Road, a worry for the Andover Select Board for many years, has finished on time and reopened after an 11-week closure. The town and the construction company held a ribbon cutting on Friday, Nov. 4 to mark the occasion. The 84-foot […]

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  • St. Luke's hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

    St. Luke’s hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

    Celebrate the holiday season joyfully by visiting St. Luke’s Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts to Go!   The event will take place in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St.  (Route 11 W) in Chester, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. This event is open to the public […]

  • Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

    Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

    Bring a friend or make new ones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry. Launch into Girl Scouts is a free out-of-this-world event. Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts and troop openings while the girls participate in fun space-themed activities. Can’t make it […]

  • Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

    Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

    Nordic Harmoni will usher in the holiday season with a concert featuring traditional Swedish songs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Nordic Harmoni will be joined by two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians. Gangspil, featuring Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica and Kristian Bugge on […]

  • Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

    Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Living in New England is a joy, but we gardeners do have some challenges: cold winter winds, deer, rocky soil and more. As we get ready for winter, one of the biggest challenges for many of us are the deer. They are hungry and relentless. In my […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 28

    Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 28

    The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 28 at the Town Office, 953 Andover Weston Road and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8690215007 The meeting ID is 869 021 5007 and the passcode is 146374 Below is the board’s agenda: 1. Call Meeting to […]

  • Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

    Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

    The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Handmade wreaths, as well as crafts and gift items, will be available to purchase, and lunch will be served. A “cookie walk” will also be featured. […]

  • Christmas tree sales -- and a visit from Santa -- in Grafton

    Christmas tree sales — and a visit from Santa — in Grafton

    Once again, the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary will be selling fresh-cut Vermont-grown trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Look for the trees on display by the Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn, right in the center of Grafton village, 92 Main St. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Feature your own veggies in your holiday feast

    Henry Homeyer: Feature your own veggies in your holiday feast

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC I personally think that the Canadians have the right idea: they have their Thanksgiving feast the second Monday in October, right after the harvest. By the time our Thanksgiving rolls around, many gardeners have eaten all their home-grown veggies. It need not be so, of course, if […]

  • Pianist Enger to perform in Chester on Dec. 4

    Pianist Enger to perform in Chester on Dec. 4

    World-renowned pianist Carolyn Enger will bring Mischlinge Exposé to the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Mischlinge Exposé sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust. “Mischlinge” is a derogatory Nazi term used for those who were neither fully Jewish nor fully Aryan. This multimedia performance is an interweaving […]

  • State opens public 'forum' on FY 2024 budget

    State opens public ‘forum’ on FY 2024 budget

    © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state of Vermont has opened a web page to receive comments on the development of the state budget for the 2024 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. A press release from Commissioner of Finance & Management Adam Greshin, pointed to 32 V.S.A. § […]

  • Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

    Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

    The Winter Pop-Up Market in South Londonderry will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 19 at the historic Londonderry Depot Station, 34 West River St., off Route 100 south. Available this week will be hot food and locally made crafts. This community-led market is sponsored by the Friends of the West […]

  • GMUSD board agenda for Nov. 17

    GMUSD board agenda for Nov. 17

    The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Green Mountain High School Library, 716 VT-103 in Chester. You can also attend the meeting via Zoom by clicking here.  You can also listen in by phone 646-876-9923. Below is its […]

  • BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

    BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

    The Black River Area Community Coalition announces the revival of its organization now operating in full-swing under new leadership. BRACC’s new projects coordinator, Lauren Ingersoll of Andover, graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a degree in Community Development and Applied Economics and has worked throughout the Southern Vermont region developing websites for […]

  • State seeks public input on eating disorders, treatment options

    State seeks public input on eating disorders, treatment options

    Are you struggling with an eating disorder? Have you or someone you care about struggled to find care for an eating disorder? The Eating Disorders Workgroup, chaired by the Department of Mental Health, wants to hear from you. Please join the workgroup for a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 to share […]

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    Chester Planning Commission meeting to explore housing problems

    Chester’s Planning Commission will host its fourth and final workshop on Chester’s ongoing bylaw modernization project at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, as well as on Zoom  by clicking here. The Nov. 21 workshop will involve a panel discussion with realtors and builders to get their perspectives on […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Let’s bring nature inside this winter

    Henry Homeyer: Let’s bring nature inside this winter

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was in the third or fourth grade, way back in the 1950’s, I decided I wanted to grow something indoors in the winter months. My mom grew African violets, but I had little interest in them. I wanted to bring inside some wild plants that […]

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