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Two Rivers school districts, admin budgets OK’d

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week, in a flurry of meetings, the boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and its two school districts adopted difficult budgets with large increases and some important details still unresolved. Now their task is to convince the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow and […]

Derry budget holds slight tax hike; cannabis article at Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Jan. 20, passed a budget for fiscal year 2020/21 that will result in an expected total municipal tax rate of $0.40385 that includes the building reserve fund and all appropriations. This will result in about a $25 hike in taxes for a […]

Take a run: Offices open in local governments

Vermont’s towns are run by community minded folks who step up and serve in local government positions – from town clerks and select board members to Library Trustees, Listers, Constables and more. This is the time of year that residents can take out a petition to get on the ballot for Town Meeting Day elections. […]

TRSU postpones budget while districts continue work on theirs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the surprise resignation of Superintendent Meg Powden took center stage at Monday’s meeting of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the work of finalizing the SU’s budget went on. At its meeting of Jan. 2, the board had rejected a 9.54 percent increase and asked the administration […]

Chester board nears final budget version

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board took its next-to-last look at its 2020 budget with the goal of limiting an increase in the tax rate. At the time of the meeting it appeared that that the budget was $241,565 greater than last year — equivalent to 6 […]

State experts urge action on emerald ash borer beetle

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The primary take-away for individuals attending a community forum about the emerald ash borer beetle is not to move wood during the bug’s “flight season,” which in Vermont is from June 1 to Sept. 30. For communities, the lesson is that the longer one waits to act, the […]

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  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 20

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 20

    The Select Board of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting of Jan. 6, 2020 4. Selectboard Pay Orders 5. Announcements/Correspondence 6. Visitors and […]

  • Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

    Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

    © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC An Athens man was arrested Saturday in connection with burglaries, auto theft and several other charges including attempting to elude police starting in Londonderry and ending in Brattleboro. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Jason Moul, 38, entered a home on Rt. 11  in Londonderry around 3 p.m. […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 20, 2020

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 20, 2020

    The Chester Planning commission will hold a regular meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 20, 2020 at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Jan. 6, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Go over map changes with Gabe Ladd 4. Discuss […]

  • College News

    College News

    The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 at the University of Vermont in Burlington. To be named to the UVM Dean’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. The […]

  • Obituary: Laura Dudek, 72, of Chester

    Obituary: Laura Dudek, 72, of Chester

    Laura Kate Dudek, 72, passed away from cancer on Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2020, at her home in Chester surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Louis and Connie (Ferro) Siracusano. She graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz, where she was […]

  • Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

    Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Meg Powden, superintendent of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, resigned her position on Monday, Jan. 13 effective June 30 — the end of the 2019/2020 school year. She will have served four years, overseeing the operations of two school districts — Green Mountain Unified and Ludlow-Mt. Holly […]

  • REVISED - Chester Water, Sewer; Select Board agendas

    REVISED – Chester Water, Sewer; Select Board agendas

    The Chester Water/Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 prior to the Select Board meeting. Both will be held at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below are their agendas. Revisions are in bold face type. Water/Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Approve Water Budget 2. Approve Sewer Budget 3. Adjourn Special […]

  • Derry voters to weigh local options tax

    Derry voters to weigh local options tax

    By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 6 voted to place on the March 3 Town Meeting warning an article for the town to vote on a 1 percent local options tax on sales, rooms, meals and alcohol, in an attempt to reduce the municipal […]

  • Obituary: Gary Chase, 66, of Rockingham

    Obituary: Gary Chase, 66, of Rockingham

    Gary D. Chase, 66, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at his home in Rockingham following an illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1953 in Springfield, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Hodgdon) Chase, and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1971. On July 5, 1975, he married Denise Douglas at […]

  • Obituary: Richard Maynard, 79, Perkinsville native

    Obituary: Richard Maynard, 79, Perkinsville native

    Richard G. Maynard passed away peacefully at his home in Harrison, Maine, on Dec. 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Windsor, he grew up in Perkinsville, graduating in 1958 from Springfield High School.  He was active in the Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout badge and Order of the Arrow. Mr. […]

  • Obituary: Fredericka Holden, 92, of Springfield

    Obituary: Fredericka Holden, 92, of Springfield

    Fredericka “Freddy” Holden 92, passed away on the evening of  Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 at the Springfield Hospital. She was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Bellows Falls, to Frederick and Hazel (Austin) Fair. She graduated from Springfield High School. On June 4, 1949 she married Raymond E. Holden in Springfield. He predeceased her on […]

  • Obituary: Hildagarde Jaquith, 89, of Chester

    Obituary: Hildagarde Jaquith, 89, of Chester

    Hildagarde B. “Hilly” Jaquith, 89, of Chester, passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. She was born May 4, 1930 in Monroe, N.H., the daughter of Oscar and Electa (Griffin) Bedor, graduating from of St. Johnsbury Academy in 1948. Her husband of 38 years, Norman “Jake” Jaquith, died […]

  • GM board restores priorities, bets on programs to attract more students

    GM board restores priorities, bets on programs to attract more students

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Presented with a 2020-21 budget that stripped out all of the educational priorities it adopted in mid-2019, the finance committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District on Monday pushed back to restore programs, teacher positions and supplies while taking a gamble that offering more would make […]

  • TRSU board mulls budget increases, LMH may lose transportation

    TRSU board mulls budget increases, LMH may lose transportation

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While school officials asserted that an overall budget increase of 9.54 percent at the Two Rivers Supervisory Union level was necessary and that new special education programs are saving money, board members asked for details to show their school boards and the communities they represent. The board […]

  • Obituary: Elsie Mable Fuller, 93, of Springfield

    Obituary: Elsie Mable Fuller, 93, of Springfield

    Elsie Mable Hart Fuller, 93, of Springfield, died on Friday morning Dec. 20, 2019. She passed away peacefully from cancer at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center (Genesis) in Springfield. She was born June 27, 1926 in Weston and was the last surviving daughter of Henry W. Hart and Rosetta “Rosie”  ( Chadburn ) Hart. […]

  • TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Jan. 13, 2020

    TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Jan. 13, 2020

    The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, consisting of members of the Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union School District Board  and the Green Mountain Unified School District Board, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda. […]

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