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Londonderry Select Board agenda for Dec. 2

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Dec. 2

The Select Board for the town of Londonderry will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. 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 […]

Chester Water/Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Dec. 4

Chester Water/Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Dec. 4

The Chester Water/Sewer Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 followed by the Chester Select Board meeting.  Both meetings will be held at Town Hall, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below are their agendas. Water/Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Water Budget Review 2. Sewer Budget Review 3. Adjourn Chester Select Board agenda […]

TRSU board agenda for Dec. 5

TRSU board agenda for Dec. 5

The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at Black River High School , 43 Main St. in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. Nov. 05, […]

Christmas trees arrive for Chester Fire Dept. sale

Christmas trees arrive for Chester Fire Dept. sale

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 8 a.m. on Black Friday, the scanner crackled to life with a loud piercing tone. “Chester Fire, Administrative tone. The truck with the trees has arrived. All available personnel to the field to unload.” And with that, a Chester holiday season tradition and a major […]

GM budget panel nixes CAES preschool, urges fund-raising for CTES playground

GM budget panel nixes CAES preschool, urges fund-raising for CTES playground Puts money into STEAM, literacy, early foreign language

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee rejected a number of administration initiatives on Monday night in favor of fully funding the priorities it established at a September retreat. The committee took up a two page document titled Administration Priorities, quickly calling it a “wish list.” […]

Obituary: Delbert Foster, 80, of Baltimore

Obituary: Delbert Foster, 80, of Baltimore

Delbert E. Foster, 80, passed away at his home in Baltimore on Saturday morning Nov. 23, 2019.  He was born in Springfield on Aug. 27, 1939, the son of Leon and Clarabelle Foster. He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Springfield High School. Mr. Foster served in the National Guard for many years, retiring as […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 2

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 2

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Nov. 18, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Resume review of the Stone Village district 4. Review of R3 and V4 district boundary comments 5. […]

Chester board mulls cannabis sales, Historical Society loan, donation of old Jiffy Mart building

Chester board mulls cannabis sales, Historical Society loan, donation of old Jiffy Mart building

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing  LLC At the request of one member, the Chester Select Board last Wednesday took up a lengthy discussion of whether the town should ban the sales of cannabis (marijuana) if pending legalization legislation passes the Vermont House in the next session. Last January, the Vermont State Senate passed […]

Left in Andover: Martha's life of faith and family

Left in Andover: Martha’s life of faith and family

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eight-year-old Martha Hennessy learned of the assassination of JFK standing in line at Perkinsville Elementary School. Fifty-seven years later, the Vermont native and grandmother of eight recalls: “That same year, 1963, we were still having duck-and-cover air raid drills because of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the perceived […]

Chester Chatter: The art of stone wall building

Chester Chatter: The art of stone wall building

By Ruthie Douglas © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When early settlers first came to Vermont and began to clear their land, they discovered plenty of rocks and stones. They then built stone walls to show their property lines. Stone walls are Vermont’s land markers as well as our trade mark. Building a stone wall has […]

Budget requests on GM finance agenda Monday include bank building, new CTES playground

Budget requests on GM finance agenda Monday include bank building, new CTES playground Panel seeks public input from Baltimore Andover, Cavendish, Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Nov. 12 meeting, the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee expressed its desire for public participation in its decision-making and asked The Telegraph to publicize that. The Telegraph, in turn asked that all documents to be used in the meetings be made public in […]

Henry Homeyer: tips for extending the life of your tools

Henry Homeyer: tips for extending the life of your tools

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC By now most of us have put our gardens to bed – or done as much as we will this season. The morning of the first snow storm I finished cutting back the perennials in my last two flower beds. Whew, just in time. The vegetable garden has […]

Obituary: Tiffany Gordon (aka T-Dog), 19, of Andover

Obituary: Tiffany Gordon (aka T-Dog), 19, of Andover

Tiffany Thea Takara Gordon had the misfortune of being born with many congenital heart defects and other birth abnormalities that plagued her all of her life. Her heart only had two chambers instead of the usual four. Tiffany joked about only having half of a heart, but her life proved that her half had more […]

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 […]

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