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Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 28

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 28

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 at Town Offices, 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 October 14th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Cavendish resident wins $10,000 Springfield Hospital Golf hole-in-one challenge

Cavendish resident wins $10,000 Springfield Hospital Golf hole-in-one challenge

Mark Huntley, a resident of Cavendish and owner of Huntley Wealth Management of Ludlow, landed a hole-in-one during the 19th Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge at the Okemo Valley Golf Club on Sept. 19, winning a $10,000 cash prize. This was the first time in the history of the Golf Challenge and also the first […]

Trees destroy Derry family's home during storm

Trees destroy Derry family’s home during storm Go-Fund-Me campaign set up to aid Cobb-Bryant family

Friends have set up a Go Fund Me account for a Londonderry family whose trailer home was destroyed by a microburst storm during a Nor’easter that sent pine trees toppling into their home late on Wednesday, Oct. 16 into early Thursday, Oct. 17. Chris Cobb, Kristen Bryant, both in their 30s, and their 3-year-old son […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for Oct. 24

Chester Select Board special meeting for Oct. 24

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Town Accounting Discussion and Training; Ron Smith, Auditor 3. EMS Financing Plan 4. Town Manager Search Appoint Manager Search Committee Establish Priority Qualifications 5. Adjourn

Left in Andover: Finding the Promised Land

Left in Andover: Finding the Promised Land

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In 1942, at the age of 21, my mother was determined to escape her urban New York life. “The superficial, merry-go-round life of the city is hateful to me,” she wrote. “I want to get away from it and remain close to the soil. You are holding a […]

Chester Chatter: A step back in time

Chester Chatter: A step back in time

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Not too many years ago, cousin Donald died. My daughters and I headed out for his funeral in the Northeast Kingdom. Almost there, we still needed some driving directions.  Stopping at a small general store for some help, those inside fell silent, as they gave us the once-over. […]

Obituary: Carol Lu Spinrad, 91, Chester

Obituary: Carol Lu Spinrad, 91, Chester

Carol Lu Spinrad, 91, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2019. “Grammy” was born in Chicago, the daughter of Richard Grossman and Mildred Saiewitz. She lived in Alabama the first year of her life, then New York City and Long Island until 1977 when her family moved to Chester, where she lived in the same […]

Henry Homeyer: Time to plant bulbs for spring blossoms

Henry Homeyer: Time to plant bulbs for spring blossoms

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the season for planting bulbs – from mid-October until the snow flies. Actually, I’ve shoveled snow off a bed to plant bulbs in November, and they did fine. Bulbs have everything inside them needed to succeed their first year. If you want them to keep on […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Oct. 21

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Oct. 21

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting of October 7, 2019 4. Selectboard Pay Orders 5. Announcements/Correspondence 6. Visitors and […]

Alleged hit and run driver surrenders to police

Alleged hit and run driver surrenders to police

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster have identified a Landmark College student as the driver involved in a hit and run crash that occurred on Route 5 in Dummerston on Saturday Oct. 12. According to a VSP press release, Jakob Morrissey, 21, of Philadelphia, Penn. was the driver of the Mercedes GLA […]

Police seek to ID man in hit and run incident

Police seek to ID man in hit and run incident

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying they are trying to identify a man in connection with a pedestrian hit and run incident in Dummerston this past weekend, Vermont State Police released a photo taken from surveillance footage at the Sunoco station on Route 5 in that town. According to VSP press releases, around 11 a.m. […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks volunteers, shoppers for rummage sale fund-raiser

To the editor: BRGNS thanks volunteers, shoppers for rummage sale fund-raiser

Throughout the weekend of Sept. 20, 21 and 22, the staff and volunteers of Black River Good Neighbor Services conducted their semi-annual rummage sale at Fletcher Farm in Ludlow. The sale has come to be a well-recognized and eagerly anticipated event for the Black River Valley. This spring the weather was wonderful; the crowds were […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 21

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 21

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from Sept. 16, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts 4. Set date for the next meeting 5. Adjourn

Speed limits, signage top Derry board discussion

Speed limits, signage top Derry board discussion

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Responding to a letter from Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Oct. 7 agreed to contribute $1,530 toward the cost of new speed limit beacons on Route 11. McIntyre said the total cost will be $10,000 and the state Agency of Transportation […]

Engaged: Franklin Caval-Holme and Cassie Wang

Engaged: Franklin Caval-Holme and Cassie Wang

John and Diane Holme of Springfield, formerly of Chester, have announced the engagement of their grandson, Franklin Caval-Holme of Shrewsbury and El Cerrito, Calif., to Cassie Wang of Baotou, China, and El Cerrito. Ms. Wang, whose Chinese name is Wang Zhaoheng, is the daughter of the late Wang Bin, who died in 2018, and his […]

Left in Andover: Following the golden thread

Left in Andover: Following the golden thread

By Susan Leader © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A sermon by the distinguished guest preacher the Rev. Roland T. Heacock, presented at Simonsville Church in the summer of 1966, was instructive as to how to live a righteous life. The imagery was striking in his “Golden Thread” sermon: “I am giving you a thread, a […]

Chester Chatter: Welcome to a glorious fall

Chester Chatter: Welcome to a glorious fall

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hills are alive with color. It is the season that Vermont is the place to be. Down here in the valley, all we have to do is look up. How my sisters could be happy living in Dallas and Miami, I could only wonder. They did admit […]

Henry Homeyer: Putting the garden to bed

Henry Homeyer: Putting the garden to bed

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Pardon me for saying so, but it’s time to get ready for winter. That’s right. A few days ago (or was it weeks?) we were swimming in the ocean and lounging in the sun. But we’ve had frost, and I’ve seen serious snow as early as October 15. […]

Cavendish Select Board agenda for Oct. 15

Cavendish Select Board agenda for Oct. 15

The Cavendish Select Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 15 instead of the regular day of Monday Oct. 14 at the town office 37 High Street in Cavendish. Below is its agenda 1. Call the meeting to order 2. Act upon minutes of September 9th, 2019. 3. Hear Citizens […]

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 17

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 17

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 17 in the Library at Green Mountain High School, 716 Route 103 South in Chester. Below is its agenda. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. EXECUTIVE SESSION: a. […]