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GM board members spar over misconduct allegations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC What was ostensibly a review of the board’s ethics code and behavioral norms following complaints about the actions of at least two members of the Green Mountain Unified School District board turned into a tense discussion of a single member’s creation of images that he emailed to […]

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 […]

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  • Bluesman Bob Stannard returns to stage Dec. 9

    Bluesman Bob Stannard returns to stage Dec. 9

    Maestro of the harmonica since 1969, Bob Stannard returns to the stage to support Weston Theater Company with a high-energy, flood relief fundraising concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Walker Farm, 705 Main St. in Weston. Notorious for quick licks and showmanship, Stannard has made music with some of the greatest blues players […]

  • Dance Factory presents 32nd annual 'Nutcracker'

    Dance Factory presents 32nd annual ‘Nutcracker’

    Join Clara on her magical journey to the Kingdom of the Sweets in the Dance Factory’s 32nd annual presentation of The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 at Springfield High School, 303 South St. The Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy will be alternatingly performed […]

  • Premiere of 'Crowdsourced Cinema Toy Story' Dec. 1

    Premiere of ‘Crowdsourced Cinema Toy Story’ Dec. 1

    GNAT-TV announces the premiere screening of Crowdsourced Cinema Toy Story at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center. Come and enjoy a fresh take on a beloved classic, entirely recreated by local filmmakers. Crowdsourced Cinema Vermont is a visionary project that challenges community members to […]

  • Basket Raffle to support Chester Community Gardens

    Basket Raffle to support Chester Community Gardens

    The Chester Community Greenhouse and Gardens is holding a raffle for two themed baskets of goodies: Comfy and Cozy and Out on the Town. Each one is valued at $300. Tickets cost $3 each, two tickets for $5 or 10 tickets for $20. They can be purchased at KitKat’s Embroidery, located on the Green in […]

  • Art from Nature workshop for adults at Weston library Nov. 28

    Art from Nature workshop for adults at Weston library Nov. 28

    Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, invites adults to create seasonal ornaments from natural materials with art teacher Casey Junker Bailey at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 28. The program is free of charge. Munching on Junker Bailey’s homemade gingersnaps will bring a touch of nostalgia and, perhaps, some added inspiration. For more […]

  • Visit St. Luke’s Christmas Market in Chester Dec. 2

    Visit St. Luke’s Christmas Market in Chester Dec. 2

    Celebrate the holiday season by visiting St. Luke’s Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts to Go! from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. (Route 11 W) in Chester. Enjoy coffee, tea and coffee cake while browsing the goods. Shoppers may choose […]

  • 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 […]

  • Flood resiliency takes center stage at legislative forum in Weston

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • GMUSD Finance Committee budget meeting agenda for Nov. 28

    GMUSD Finance Committee budget meeting agenda for Nov. 28

    The Green Mountain Unified School Board will meet as the Finance Committee to hear and consider a budget proposal for the next school year. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 28 at the Green Mountain High School, 718 Rt. 103 south and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/89109337240 […]

  • Andover Select Board meeting agenda for Nov. 27

    Andover Select Board meeting agenda for Nov. 27

    The Andover Select Board will hold its Monday Nov. 27 meeting at 5 p.m. rather than its usual start time of 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

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