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Chieftain hearing seems to inch forward but questions remain

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on May 18 that its Chieftain name did not violate the district’s policy on non-discriminatory branding, several individuals and organizations appealed that decision to the Agency of Education. Emily Simmons, the general counsel with the […]

Chester planners shuffle the deck

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission presented a fairly comprehensive amendment to the town’s zoning regulations to the Select Board on Nov. 15. The amendments are the commission’s response to Act 47 – the HOME (Housing Opportunities Made for Everyone) Act from the 2023 legislative session. The intent of […]

Holiday events throughout the region

By Stacia Spaulding ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The holiday season has arrived. Are you in need of a Christmas tree or some hand-crafted gifts? Do the kids want to meet Santa? How about a relaxing evening filled with holiday music? The Telegraph has compiled a list of holiday events in the region. Our Calendar of […]

Chester DRB hears application for Goldthwaite Road wedding venue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Several neighbors of 76 Goldthwaite Road in Chester attended Monday night’s Development Review Board meeting to register their concerns about an application to put a “wedding venue.” But how the application got to the board in the first place would be a good question. The application for […]

Chester board considers waiting period between home sale and allowing short-term rental

Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Forty-six days into a six-month moratorium on new un-hosted short-term rentals, the Chester Select Board appears to be leaning toward instituting a waiting period between the purchase of a property and the opening of such a short-term rental. The goal is to make it less attractive for investors […]

Flood resiliency takes center stage at legislative forum in Weston

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC WESTON Flood resiliency and mitigation was the major topic addressed during a gathering on Saturday of about 30 residents of Weston and surrounding towns for a discussion with state Rep. Kelly Pajala, and state Sens. Alison Clarkson, Dick McCormack and Becca White. McCormack, Clarkson and White represent Windsor […]

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  • Meatball Saturday Open House at Erskine's Dec. 16

    Meatball Saturday Open House at Erskine’s Dec. 16

    Come celebrate Meatball Saturday on Dec. 16 at Erskine’s Grain and Garden, 54 Grain Store Road, behind the train station in Chester Depot. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peter and Donna Hudkins from Smokeshire Hilltop Farm will have Suffolk Punches Clark and Freel there with sleigh bells on, ready to give hay rides to […]

  • Derry Tree Lighting, Tractor Parade and visit with Santa Dec. 1

    Derry Tree Lighting, Tractor Parade and visit with Santa Dec. 1

    Londonderry’s annual holiday festivities kick off with a Tractor Parade at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Mountain Marketplace, 5700 Route 100. The Christmas Tree Lighting will follow at 6 p.m. Afterward, all are invited to decorate ornaments and enjoy cookies and hot drinks at Neighborhood Connections, across from the U.S. Post Office, […]

  • A capella ensemble Seraphic Fire to perform at Grafton Brick Meeting House Dec. 2

    A capella ensemble Seraphic Fire to perform at Grafton Brick Meeting House Dec. 2

    Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire brings its a cappella voices to Vermont for a Seraphic Fire Christmas concert at the historic Grafton Brick Meeting House, 2 Main St. in Grafton, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. The South Florida based choir will perform festive carols from varied traditions alongside newer takes on classics from […]

  • Senior Christmas Dinner set for Dec. 9

    Senior Christmas Dinner set for Dec. 9

    The Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Green Mountain  High School, 716 Vt. Route 103 South. This free meal and fun Christmas gathering is open to all senior citizens living in Chester and Andover. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce and […]

  • Springfield kicks off holiday with Dec. 1 events

    Springfield kicks off holiday with Dec. 1 events

    The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and Springfield on the Move are teaming up to bring an evening of family fun and cheer to the community on Friday, Dec. 1 with the Annual Downtown Holiday Program. 4 p.m., Uplift Acrobatics, 39 Main St.: Festivities will kick off with Springfield on the Move’s Sticker Map. Children […]

  • Weston Christmas Bazaar Friday & Saturday

    Weston Christmas Bazaar Friday & Saturday

    This Friday and Saturday Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, Weston’s annual Christmas Bazaar will take place for its 42nd year, this year held at the Walker Farm Theater, 705 Main St. in Weston, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day. There is no admission charge. The Christmas Bazaar’s regular venue of the Weston […]

  • Screenings of 'All Time' to be held Nov. 24, Dec. 26 in Stratton

    Screenings of ‘All Time’ to be held Nov. 24, Dec. 26 in Stratton

    Four screenings of All Time, the latest ski film from Warren Miller Entertainment, will take place at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 on the big screen in the Patti Kaltsas Student Center at Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain. Warren Miller was a renowned filmmaker who concentrated on ski […]

  • New schedule for Henry Homeyer's Notes from the Garden

    New schedule for Henry Homeyer’s Notes from the Garden

    Editor’s note: Henry Homeyer’s Notes from the Garden will now be running once a month through the winter. You’ll find Henry’s column in The Chester Telegraph on Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Feb. 11 and March 10. Beginning in April, look for Henry’s column twice a month.

  • Christmas in Chester events announced

    Christmas in Chester events announced

    ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The annual Christmas in Chester events will begin on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24 and continue through Saturday, Dec. 16  at various locations throughout the town, with most events happening on Saturday, Dec. 9. Below is its schedule. Friday Nov. 24 Santa’s Mailbox will be placed on the front […]

  • GM restructuring reboot gets under way

    GM restructuring reboot gets under way

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Compared with recent Green Mountain Unified School District board meetings, last Thursday’s Restructuring Committee session was refreshingly low-key and constructive. It was all the more interesting because the committee is comprised of the entire board and 10 of the 11 members were present. The original four-person committee […]

  • State ban on mercury containing lightbulbs goes into effect Jan. 1

    State ban on mercury containing lightbulbs goes into effect Jan. 1

    Starting Jan. 1, 2024, a new state law will prohibit the sale of specific mercury-containing fluorescent lightbulbs in Vermont. Restrictions include the sale of general purpose, indoor/outdoor, residential and business mercury-containing 4-foot linear, compact fluorescent and twist-based fluorescent lightbulbs. Twist-based (GU-24) compact fluorescent lightbulbs are also restricted from sale. If your home or business currently […]

  • To the editor: ESBR grateful for fall 2023 community expeditions

    To the editor: ESBR grateful for fall 2023 community expeditions

    The Expeditionary School at Black River is grateful to share that this school year has been quite an exciting community exploration thus far. As the school year was set to begin, the focus was determined to delve into all the workings of the community. This included visiting and/or speaking with various departments within Ludlow government, […]

  • Apple Blossom returns in spring 2024 as event's new director announced

    Apple Blossom returns in spring 2024 as event’s new director announced

    Springfield Hospital announces that Apple Blossom will return on the first weekend in May 2024. It has a long history that showcases area high school seniors and elementary children in a performance of song and dance. The traditional features that make Apple Blossom special will be included, along with a community dance following the final […]

  • Family chosen for Bob Perry Lane House

    Family chosen for Bob Perry Lane House

    Martha Dale and Patty Eisenhaur, co-chairs of the Mountain Towns Housing Project Steering Committee, announce that Kara Corlew and her two children have been selected to purchase the Bob Perry Lane House. According to Dale, Corlew has served in the Army Reserves with the Engineers for 14 years and was deployed to Kuwait in 2021. […]

  • POSTPONED to Nov. 30 - GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Nov. 16

    POSTPONED to Nov. 30 – GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Nov. 16

    The regular meeting of the GMUSD board was postponed until 6 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 30. The reason for the postponement was that the chair, vice chair and clerk cannot attend on Nov. 16. The Green Mountain Unified School District will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 16 at Green Mountain […]

  • Legislative forum in Weston Nov. 18

    Legislative forum in Weston Nov. 18

    New Thought Vermont will host a Legislative Forum for Weston, Londonderry and Andover from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Walker Farm Theater, 705 Main St. in Weston. Come listen to and speak with your state legislators as they give a preview of the upcoming legislative session. You are invited to […]

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