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Chester board hones proposed regulations on ‘nuisance animals’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The lion’s share of the Chester Select Board’s June 5 meeting was taken up with the question of how to make an “nuisance animal” ordinance that isn’t a bit of a nuisance itself. The impetus for this was the problem that a herd of goats roaming at […]

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a unicycle?” exclaimed a young boy as other kids practiced gymnastics and ran around the gazebo in front of Chester Town Hall just before Saturday’s annual parade put on by the Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School Alumni Association. Meanwhile, the small crowd of adults took […]

GM and Ludlow-Mount Holly districts pass budgets with higher turnout

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Residents in the two school districts that comprise the Two Rivers Supervisory Union went to the polls for the third time in as many months on Tuesday, this time passing their much-downsized budgets to run  four elementary schools and one high school, with a much higher turnout. […]

GM school board wrestles with better use of its three school buildings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week’s Green Mountain Unified School District’s Restructuring Committee meeting was like experiencing a time warp, with the discussion re-litigating portions of the Act 46 merger that created the district more than seven years ago. The original charge for the committee was to come up with ideas […]

Londonderry zoning proposal sparks community pushback, a board resignation

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The row during last week’s Londonderry Select Board special meeting over proposed zoning regulations, which caused one board member to resign, continued on Monday night as more than 100 residents crowded into the Town Office meeting room, then spilled into the hallway and outdoors. […]

What’s at stake in the June 4 GM school budget vote?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, June 4 – a little less than three weeks from now – residents of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will have the opportunity to vote on the Green Mountain School District budget for the third time in as many months. The budget funds Cavendish Town […]

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  • Adventures for kids at So. Derry Library June 8

    Adventures for kids at So. Derry Library June 8

    The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St., invites children of all ages to Design a Vehicle for Adventure with art teacher Casey Junker Bailey at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. This program is the launch for the summer reading program: Adventure Begins at Your Library! Children will make passports and design outrageous […]

  • Celebrate National Garden Week through June 8

    Celebrate National Garden Week through June 8

    Garden clubs across America are celebrating National Garden Week from June 2 through June 8. This is more than just a celebration of plants and flowers; it is an ode to nature’s resiliency, beauty and the way it enriches lives. “We delight in the joy of gardening and the crucial role it plays in our […]

  • Editorial: Transparency, lots of public input make for a good zoning plan

    Editorial: Transparency, lots of public input make for a good zoning plan

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Planning commissions in rural Vermont have tough jobs. They must balance the needs of residents with the state’s goals and regulations as well as current town plans, growth potential and visions for the future. And then they must endure the barbs of angry landowners — many of them […]

  • To the editor: Vote 'yes' on GM school budget

    To the editor: Vote ‘yes’ on GM school budget

    The Chester Telegraph article, What’s at stake in June 4 GM school budget vote? explains the complicated educational funding situation. It’s a lot to figure out, yet the bottom line is still the same: Our students, our families, our schools need your support. A very clear message has been sent to our elected officials in […]

  • Memorial Day festivities in Cavendish May 30

    Memorial Day festivities in Cavendish May 30

    The annual Memorial Day program will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. (VT Route 131), in Proctorsville. This will be followed by a parade in Cavendish village that will stop at the Mill Street bridge for the tossing of the wreath and remembrance. The […]

  • Grace Cottage Hospital seeks donations for 74th Fair Day

    Grace Cottage Hospital seeks donations for 74th Fair Day

    The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day tradition continues this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug, 3 on the Townshend Common. Now in its 74th year, this free event will be held rain or shine. Fair Day offers a variety of fun and fanfare for all ages. The all-day auction begins at […]

  • Spauldings to head to GOP Prez Convention

    Spauldings to head to GOP Prez Convention

    On Saturday, May 18, Vermont Republicans gathered in South Burlington to elect 14 Republican National Committee delegates to the Presidential Convention in July. Of the 14, four were elected from Windsor County: Roy and Kelly Spaulding of Chester and Gerald and Stacey Malloy of Weathersfield. The convention will be held at the Fiserv Forum in […]

  • Age Successfully Fair set for June 14 in Ludlow

    Age Successfully Fair set for June 14 in Ludlow

    Senior Solutions, Area Agency on Aging for Southeastern Vermont in partnership with Black River Good Neighbor Services of Ludlow will be hosting the 3rd Annual Age Successfully, A Health & Benefits Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the Ludlow Community Center. This event is free and open to the […]

  • TRSU board agenda for Thursday, June 6

    TRSU board agenda for Thursday, June 6

    The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at Cavendish Town Elementary School,  573 Main St.  You can also Zoom the meeting by clicking here. (https://trsu.zoom.us/j/87289589734) Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF […]

  • Cavendish man gets 14 months in jail on firearms charge

    Cavendish man gets 14 months in jail on firearms charge

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont stated that yesterday, Thursday, May 23,  Mitchell Horton, 37, of Cavendish, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to a term of 14 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Horton previously pleaded guilty to receiving a firearm […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Tuesday May 28

    Andover Select Board agenda for Tuesday May 28

    The Andover Select Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 28 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Note the date change due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Below is the board’s agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of May 13 meeting. […]

  • St. Luke's Annual Plant Sale May 31-June 2

    St. Luke’s Annual Plant Sale May 31-June 2

    The annual St. Luke’s Plant Sale will take place on the side lawn of St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, on Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The later timing of this […]

  • New iteration of Orton art collection to be on view at Manchester library

    New iteration of Orton art collection to be on view at Manchester library

    From Friday, June 14 to Saturday, Sept. 7, the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester, will present a new iteration of  “For the Love of Vermont: The Lyman Orton Collection.” The 2023 debut exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings from The Lyman Orton Collection broke all attendance records at two southern Vermont museums. […]

  • College News

    College News

    Southern New Hampshire University of Manchester, N.H., congratulates the following students on being named to the winter 2024 President’s List. The winter terms run from January to May. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 for the reporting term are named to the President’s List. Luke Pennell of Springfield Briana […]

  • To the editor: GM students ready to embark on trip to France, England

    To the editor: GM students ready to embark on trip to France, England

    On Tuesday, May 28, as part of the Year End Studies Program at Green Mountain Union High School, 24 students in grades 9-12 are heading to France and England for eight days of immersive, experiential learning. Under the supervision of four faculty and staff members, students will spend three days in Paris, where, among other […]

  • Community Cares Network holds fund-raising dinner on Friday

    Community Cares Network holds fund-raising dinner on Friday

    Community Cares Network of Chester/Andover Inc. will be holding its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, from at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover-Weston Road. The menu will include spaghetti with choice of sauces, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Admission is by donation at the door. CCN is […]

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