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Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 23

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 23

The Select Board of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the September 9th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]

Grafton Cheese features mural by Chester artist

Grafton Cheese features mural by Chester artist

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester artist Amy Mosher has completed a bucolic mural for the Grafton Village Cheese Co.’s viewing room at its facility at 533 Townshend Road in Grafton. The 340-square-foot mural portrays Vermont’s rural landscape complete with the cows and sheep that provide milk to make Grafton’s cave aged cheeses. Mosher had […]

Chester EMS building to go to vote in November

Chester EMS building to go to vote in November

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a special meeting last week, the Chester Select Board set a town vote on bonding for $4.7 million to construct a new building on Pleasant Street to house Chester’s police, ambulance and fire departments. It would also pay for refurbishing and bringing up to code the town […]

GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

Green Mountain Union High School Principal Lauren Fierman has announced that senior Zoe Svec of Chester has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and th eNational Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented by Fierman to this scholastically talented […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee agenda for Sept. 18

GMUSD Facilities Committee agenda for Sept. 18

The Facilities Committee for the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Library Learning Commons of the Green Mountain Union High, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Bulb sale at Chester Fall Fest; Grafton Fall Fest seeks crafters; Springfield Band looking for musicians

Bulb sale at Chester Fall Fest; Grafton Fall Fest seeks crafters; Springfield Band looking for musicians

Chester Townscape selling bulbs at Fall Festival Chester Townscape volunteers will be in front of the Fullerton Inn on Main Street in Chester selling spring-flowering bulbs during Chester’s Fall Festival from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Sept. 21 and 22. All bulbs are top quality, hardy, easy care, deer resistant, and expected […]

Vermont reports 1st vaping illness in state; 7th death occurs in California

Vermont reports 1st vaping illness in state; 7th death occurs in California

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing The Vermont Department of Health is reporting the first case of severe respiratory illness associated with vaping in a Vermont resident. Five more possible cases are being investigated. A spokeswoman for the department, citing federal HIPAA rules, refused to reveal an age-range, sex or county where the patient lives. […]

Weston considers buying used grader; OKs HB bid for heating oil

Weston considers buying used grader; OKs HB bid for heating oil

  By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board is considering purchasing a used grader. At the Weston Select Board’s Sept. 10 meeting, board chair Denis Benson said that the board may consider the purchase in early October. Road Foreman Almon Crandall said he has been looking at a used grader that […]

GMUSD meeting agenda for Sept. 19

GMUSD meeting agenda for Sept. 19

The Green Mountain Unified School District will hold its regular monthly meeting on at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2019 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 72 Main Street, Proctorsville. The meeting will be preceded by the dedication of a magnolia tree in memory of longtime school board member Dr. Gene Bont at 5:30 p.m. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 18

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 18

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 18 on the second floor of Town Hall, 556 Elm Street. Below is its agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the August 29, 2019 Special Selectboard meeting; September 4, 2019 Selectboard meeting and Executive Session; September 12 Special Selectboard meeting 2. […]

Londonderry institution, Clarks IGA sold to Associated Grocers

Londonderry institution, Clarks IGA sold to Associated Grocers

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Miner Clark was a college freshman when his parents bought the grocery store in the Londonderry Plaza in 1974. On Saturday it was announced that after 45 years, the Clark family’s ownership was coming to an end as Associated Grocers of New England has bought the store. […]

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre, who had met with the Traffic Committee of the state Agency of Transportation, told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday Sept. 9 that the state will agree to lower the speed limit on Route 11 near the school to 40 mph as […]

Left in Andover: Apple picking plants seeds for lifetime of growth

Left in Andover: Apple picking plants seeds for lifetime of growth

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In 1978 my mother, Miriam Leader, wrote, “I search the reddened cheeks of a Northern Spy, my daughter’s cheeks rosy as she picked it … I am becoming greedy of those times.” I have no desire to reprise my time as a professional, seasonal orchard worker throughout my […]

Chester Chatter: That clear beautiful tragic day

Chester Chatter: That clear beautiful tragic day

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was a beautiful clear day. Fall was on its way. The sky was blue dotted with fluffy white clouds. I was angry that I was sick and called into work that I would not be coming in. I wrapped up in a blanket, turned on the TV […]

Henry Homeyer: getting the most out of your veggie harvest

Henry Homeyer: getting the most out of your veggie harvest

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Want to maximize the output of your garden?  Now is the time to act. Here are a few things you can do that will help. Brussels sprouts: Have you had trouble getting full-sized sprouts? These plants need to be topped in the fall to get the tiny sprouts […]

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Sept. 12

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Sept. 12

  SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA   The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda: Citizen Comments Latest update of plans and costs for EMS Building & Town Garage Adjourn

Obituary: Elizabeth Helberg, 86, of Mt. Holly

Obituary: Elizabeth Helberg, 86, of Mt. Holly

Elizabeth “Betty” Carol Helberg of Mt. Holly died peacefully on Sept. 8, 2019 at the Meadows Assisted Living in Rutland. Mrs. Helberg was born on Aug. 6, 1933, the daughter of Harry A. Colburn and Bernice Eliza (Burton) Colburn of Mt. Holly. Mrs Colburn died two month’s after Elizabeth’s birth. She was raised by her […]

Afternoon manhunt comes up empty; police in two states search for Vermont man

Afternoon manhunt comes up empty; police in two states search for Vermont man

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An extensive, two-state manhunt came up empty today as police agencies from Vermont and New Hampshire searched for a wanted Westminster man. As of 6:30 tonight, police on both sides of the Connecticut River were asking the public for help. According to a Walpole, N.H., Police press […]

Chester board OKs Palmer Bridge repairs, delays vote on VTrans bridge replacement plan

Chester board OKs Palmer Bridge repairs, delays vote on VTrans bridge replacement plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The heat from the question of taking residents’ land by eminent domain was turned up a notch at the Sept. 4 Chester Select Board meeting as Brian and Amy Mosher reiterated their claim that they would not negotiate for the right of way needed to consolidate three […]

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late last week, the list of lawsuits against the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and its constituent school districts grew by one as a 30-count, 69-page complaint alleging a “sexually hostile school environment,” among other claims, was filed in the U.S. District Court for Vermont. The suit names […]