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GMUSD finance panel urges public participation

GMUSD finance panel urges public participation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you live in the Green Mountain Unified School District, the Finance Committee of the Green Mountain District Board wants you. Noting that in past budget cycles, budget committees have recruited the public to become members and bring different perspectives to the table, committee chair Deb Brown […]

News analysis: Better process would yield better school budgets

News analysis: Better process would yield better school budgets

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Two Rivers Supervisory Union Business Manager Cheryl Hammond recently told the Green Mountain Unified School District Board that the district ended the 2018/2019 school year with a deficit of approximately $149,000 or about 1.2 percent of the overall budget. That’s not especially surprising considering the fact that among […]

Derry board mulls cannabis sales

Derry board mulls cannabis sales

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has begun considering allowing a cannabis dispensary within town limits, should the state legislature pass S. 54, which would establish a commercial marketplace for the products in the Vermont. At the board meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, board member George Mora said it might […]

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 25

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 25

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., following a 3:30 p.m. site visit at 571 Route 103 S. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the November 11th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application (#541) Re-consideration of prior […]

To the editor: Consider donation to Family Center

To the editor: Consider donation to Family Center

The Chester-Andover Family Center, as a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization, relies on donations from local citizens, friends from “away” and businesses to fund our community based social programs. Our Food Shelf serves over 100 families a month, providing nutritious, supplemental food. Our financial assistance program provides heating assistance and help with paying bills for necessities […]

GM honors Angelae Wunderle with DAR award

GM honors Angelae Wunderle with DAR award

Angelae Wunderle, a senior at Green Mountain Union High School,  has been chosen by her teachers and peers as the school’s Daughters of the American Revolution recipient. The DAR Good Citizens Program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The recipient must have the qualities of dependability, service, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 25

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 25

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Andover 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 Nov. 11 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]

Obituary: Celia L. Taylor, 74, of Perkinsville

Obituary: Celia L. Taylor, 74, of Perkinsville

Celia L. Taylor, 74, formerly of Perkinsville passed away on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor. She was born March 28, 1945 in Springfield, the daughter of Henry W. and Margaret (Heald) Spaulding. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School and later from River Valley Community College […]

Obituary: Jay C. Golden, 69, of Springfield

Obituary: Jay C. Golden, 69, of Springfield

Jay C. Golden, 69, passed away on Tuesday evening Nov. 12, 2019 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor.  He was born March 20, 1950 in Bellows Falls, the son of Cecil H. ”Jack” and Treva (Holden) Golden.  He attended Chester schools and, in 1968, graduated from Randolph Technical High School. He served in the United […]

Left in Andover: Taking the wheel, and a ticket home

Left in Andover: Taking the wheel, and a ticket home

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Dana-san, the boss, had given me  permission to work on the potters wheel, no one actually “taught” me. One learned by doing, in this land where questions as such were just not asked. I was assigned my own wooden kick wheel, the concrete base of which was […]

Chester Chatter: The aromas of warmth, love

Chester Chatter: The aromas of warmth, love

By Ruthie Douglas 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thanksgiving Day is almost everyone’s favorite holiday. Perhaps it is because we get together with family and friends over some delicious food. Thanksgiving is not only a feeling in the air, it is the aromas coming from the kitchen, filling the house full of warmth and love. How […]

GMUSD board meeting agenda for Nov. 21, 2019

GMUSD board meeting agenda for Nov. 21, 2019

The Green Mountain Unified School District board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019 in the art room at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main Street in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 20, 2019

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 20, 2019

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda: 1. Executive Session; AT&T Contract Negotiation 2. Approve Minutes from the October 16, 2019 Selectboard Meeting; Approve Minutes from the October 24, 2019 Special Selectboard Meeting […]

Henry Homeyer: Pruning, a late fall garden chore

Henry Homeyer: Pruning, a late fall garden chore

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fall is here, and winter is not far behind. I’ve seen some snow and scraped frost from my windshield. The sun is slow to get above the hills in the morning and quick to disappear in the afternoon. The sky is often gray and gloomy. These things take […]

UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Police have identified the driver of the fuel truck as Adam M. Muchmore, 35 of Walpole, N.H. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Walpole man was killed in the crash of a fuel oil delivery truck that closed a portion of Rt. 35 in Athens for six hours yesterday. Vermont State Police have not […]

Police ask public to ID pickup truck

Police ask public to ID pickup truck Occupants may be witnesses to Rockingham shooting

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a silver pickup truck that was in the area at the time of the Nov. 1 shooting of a Boston truck driver on Route 103 in Rockingham. In a press release this afternoon, VSP said that the occupants of the […]

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester Driver cited: was his 2nd accident in same area in five years

UPDATE – November 12, 9:52 p.m. – Vermont State Police have posted that Route 11 is now open to traffic. By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 1 p.m. this afternoon — Tuesday — a tractor trailer carrying lumber slid off the road into a ditch on Route 11 just west of Swett […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the November 4, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Resume review of the Stone Village district 4. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts […]

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Joan H. Daniels, 88, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of John and Sophie (Wolters) Heidtmann.  She attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in Moodus, Conn. In September 1949 […]

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of the Black Line Quad took a giant step forward last week as Magic Mountain in Londonderry got some airlift support, said SkiMagic President Geoff Hatheway. The resort called on FairLifts, a national company that provides a number of helicopter services including aerial cranes. On […]