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TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union last week admitted to “errors” resulting in multiple violations of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law, but only one “cured” the violation according to state statute and to the satisfaction of the complainant. On May 7, The Chester Telegraph sent a […]

Ceremony celebrates 54 GM seniors graduating

Ceremony celebrates 54 GM seniors graduating

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Friday night was chilly for an outdoor graduation ceremony, but the rains had ended early enough and the 54 Green Mountain Union High seniors and their families seemed game to take on the unusually cool evening with grace. To launch the photo gallery, by Shawn Cunningham, please click any photo. The […]

College News

College News

Kazui Kusumi of South Londonderry is completing Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement this summer with Atomic in Government Camp in Oregon. Kusumi is majoring in business administration and is a member of the class of 2020. Colby-Sawyer is located in New London, N.H. Sarah Gray of Springfield graduated from the University of San Diego in California on […]

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The overspending of a line item for legal expenses by nearly 500 percent led to the revelation by The Chester Telegraph Thursday night that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union is facing at least two lawsuits that virtually no board members of Green Mountain Unified School District nor […]

To the editor: Home occupation and home business

To the editor: Home occupation and home business

As the recording secretary for the Chester Planning Commission, my job requires me to pay careful attention to what is said at the meetings, so that I can summarize the discussion in writing. The meetings are taped, and I can replay something as much as I need to. Frequently, as I work with the recording […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24 at Town Offices, 9538 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 June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Chester People's team sweeps bank awards; two honored by S. Central Realtors board

Chester People’s Bank team brings home 16 awards The team at People’s United Bank in Chester swept the most recent People’s Bank awards evening, held in early May at the Howe Center in Rutland, recognized for their outstanding sales and service efforts in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018. The trio was recognized with […]

Community & Art events: June 21-June 26, 2019

Community & Art events: June 21-June 26, 2019

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Pet rescue equipment donated to Chester Ambulance, Fire Through the efforts of Laurie Cloud, a Chester Emergency Medical Technician, the Chester Ambulance and Chester Fire services have taken possession of a FIDO Bag, donated by the Fetch Foundation to aid in administering life-saving tools for pets during a rescue situation. “In cases such as fire […]

To the editor: Lowell Lake supporters against overnight stays

To the editor: Lowell Lake supporters against overnight stays

To: Sens. Alice Nitka, Dick McCormack and Alison Clarkson and Reps. Kelly Pajala and Tom Bock, On May 30, 2019 the Town of Londonderry Conservation Commission in cooperation with Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens held a public information meeting to discuss Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation’s proposal to develop Lowell Lake State Park. Nearly 100 people […]

Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph welcomes Susan Leader to our family of columnists.  We’ve known Susan for many years, seeing her as a talented potter who is thoroughly invested in her community. Little did we realize until recently just what a talented writer she is. Please join us in welcoming her! By Susan Leader © […]

Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC All over Vermont, small towns in the hills and down in the valleys, this is the time of year for gathering of high school classmates. Perhaps it isn’t a big celebration at other places. But in Vermont, it is a special time of year. Once it was not […]

Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Don’t stop at chicken and cheese as seen below, use sliced jalapeno peppers with Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese for a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pretzel or chopped tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and basil and you have a great tasting Italian Caprese Pretzel. 1 recipe Easy Pretzel Hot […]

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting a community health needs assessment and encourages participation by residents in all area communities. Deadline to complete the survey is July 9. The Needs Assessment will help determine the need for specific healthcare services throughout the region. The assessment process will be completed by Sept. 30 and the […]

Derry Select Board agenda for June 17, 2019

Derry Select Board agenda for June 17, 2019

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Executive Session – The appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or […]

Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

Six high school seniors at Green Mountain Union and Black River high schools have been award scholarships by the Ludlow Rotary based on scholastic achievement, financial need, realistic goals, extracurricular activities and community service. Those students and their awards are: Ryan Boyle of Black River High School. The $2,000 Daniel E. Kesman Memorial Scholarship (emphasis […]

GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER:  a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. May 16, 2019 Regular Meeting;  […]

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for June 19, 2019

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for June 19, 2019

The Chester Select Board meeting for tonight, Wednesday, June 19 has been canceled for lack of a quorum. The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve June 5, 2019 Selectboard Minutes and Executive Session Minutes 2. Citizen Comments […]

A fun ride through 'Phantom Tollbooth'

A fun ride through ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Talented cast, direction, choreography keep trip exciting

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season with a production of The Phantom Tollbooth, performed by members of the Weston Playhouse Young Company at the new Walker Farm venue, and the performers of this summer-long program give it their all in this musical version of Norton Juster’s classic […]

Henry Homeyer: What to do when you're in the weeds

Henry Homeyer: What to do when you’re in the weeds

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are weeds to worry about. There is even one that I fear. But most weeds are just a nuisance and can be managed relatively easily. Dandelions, for example, are bright and cheerful. If they were named daffodil instead of dandelion, we would pay good money to have […]