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Andrew 'Andy' Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew ‘Andy’ Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew “Andy” E. Baldwin, 60, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1957 in Indianapolis, Ind., the third of seven children of Fred and Janet Baldwin, former residents of Chester. After growing up in Orange, Conn., he relocated […]

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

The School Board Directors of the Union 39 district collectively wanted to assure everyone that we will be working hard to help make the transition from a union school district to a unified district as smooth as possible. While there are no doubt some in our school community are not in support of this unified […]

To the editor: Supervised injection facilities are not the answer

To the editor: Supervised injection facilities are not the answer

Before Vermont considers opening a Supervised Injection Facility – a state sponsored and funded heroin injection site — there should be a full examination of the costs and benefits of such a program. Questions that need to be fully answered include: whether such facilities would lead to greater drug use, additional crime, a deterioration of […]

Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, first responders were called to the Wake Robin retirement community Shelburne, for a possible exposure to the poison ricin. The substance did test positive in the field, results that were later confirmed in a test by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory completed early this morning. […]

Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION A Windsor County criminal court judge heard motions on Tuesday regarding taking  depositions in the sexual assault cases against Chester teenager Ryan Stocker. In June, Stocker was charged with two counts of sexual assault in connection with incidents that happened in May 2017 and […]

Analysis: Net Neutrality keeps local, online news flowing

Analysis: Net Neutrality keeps local, online news flowing

By Matt DeRienzo ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative and local news and information, warns LION Publishers about the upcoming vote by the FCC. “Giving a clear go-ahead for a tilted playing field would be the […]

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Residents of Londonderry are invited to a followup meeting in early January to discuss emergency planning and coordination in the town. In early November, Londonderry Emergency Management, the Mighty Londonderry Community Resilience Organization and Vermont Emergency Management had conducted a tabletop exercise focusing on responding to and recovering from a crisis situation. In this case, […]

Last-chance merger passes in Ludlow, Mt. Holly; BRHS to close by June 2020

Last-chance merger passes in Ludlow, Mt. Holly; BRHS to close by June 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Perhaps seeing an outcome that might be inevitable, Ludlow and Mt. Holly residents went to the polls Tuesday and approved a plan that will merge all their schools into one district but will close Black River High School by June 2020 and tuition those students to other […]

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By the time you read this, Black Friday has passed us by. I know that some people stand in line that day, starting before the sun comes up to get special deals on electronic games and various widgets, but I have never done so. And won’t. My loved […]

To the editor: Young chefs prep for 2018 Jr. Iron Chef competition

To the editor: Young chefs prep for 2018 Jr. Iron Chef competition

For the sixth year in a row, Green Mountain Union High will be participating in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition in March 2018. We have three great teams and their coaches already practicing in the kitchen on a weekly basis. They have been cooking and testing recipes to start creating the one they will […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Cedar Hill employees honored The Vermont Health Care Association has given three awards to the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor, according to a statement from Cedar Hill. The awards were presented at VHCA’s annual conference in September. Cathy Connors won the award for outstanding residential care LPN of the year. She has worked […]

Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 2017

Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 2017

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming Events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 29: Tour mini-Ludlow in BRAM exhibit The Black River […]

Christmas events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 3, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 3, 2017

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming Events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Dec. 2: Christmas in Weston events Christmas in Weston is […]

GMUHS Honor Roll for 1st Quarter

GMUHS Honor Roll for 1st Quarter

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 1st Quarter Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

Fresh food distribution at Grace Cottage;<br>Chester weatherization program seeks awareness volunteers;<br> Volunteers needed to help seniors reach energy efficiency;<br>Cavendish community calendar available</br>

Fresh food distribution at Grace Cottage;
Chester weatherization program seeks awareness volunteers;
Volunteers needed to help seniors reach energy efficiency;
Cavendish community calendar available

VeggieVanGo at Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Hospital  of Townshend will host the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 22 in the Grace Cottage Hospital Ambulance Garage (185 Grafton Road/Route 35, Townshend), behind the hospital. The November and December schedule has been […]

Chester Chatter: Lively summers at Tater Hill C.C.

Chester Chatter: Lively summers at Tater Hill C.C.

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC For 16 summers I works at Tater Hill Country Club as the food and liquor manager. We put on many banquets and weddings, and local folks showed up to lend a hand for these events. Some Friday and Saturday nights we held dances with a live band and […]

In case you didn't get your fill of pumpkin last week

In case you didn’t get your fill of pumpkin last week

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not quite a pie and yet, its not quite a custard either. This deliciously moist dessert is light, airy and bursting with that warm, ‘cuddly’ taste. There is just something about the smell of pumpkin cooking that instantly puts a smile on your face. 4 mini pumpkins 1/4 cup plus 1 […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 27, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 27, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at Town Office, 953 Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Nov. 13 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to propose to the Brattleboro Community Justice Center that restaurateur Ed Brown make a $3,000 contribution to a fund for the wall that he painted over back in September. Brown had said he painted over a mural, on the Route 11 […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., following a 5:15 p.m. site visit to 288 Depot St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Final Plat review for Chester Lands LLC 3) Boundary Line Adjustment application (#514) by Nancy & […]

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