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Police agencies search for missing Springfield man

Police agencies search for missing Springfield man Joshua Webster last seen in Chester in early March

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three police agencies are searching for a Springfield man who was reported missing to Hartford Police and was last seen in Chester. Joshua Webster, 39 of Springfield was last seen leaving a home on Regina Drive in Chester early in the morning on Saturday March 7. A relative reported him […]

To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

As of Wednesday March 25, 2020 Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield will not be able to hold public services of any kind, and private services will be very limited. Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine have made it very clear that if we have any chance in containing this virus we must […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

Here at Springfield Medical Care Systems, we know it is a very stressful time for everyone. To protect our patients, our healthcare workers and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing a lot of things differently. If you are sick, please call before coming to one of our clinics. If you arrive at a clinic, we […]

TRSU board agenda for April 2

TRSU board agenda for April 2

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 2. There is a clickable link on the TRSU home page to join the meeting. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. REORGANIZING THE BOARD ELECTIONS: […]

Commentary: Managing stress under Covid-19

Commentary: Managing stress under Covid-19

By Richard W. Root II, Ed.D., ABP Twin State Psychological Services New reports about Covid-19 are becoming more widespread and can be stressful to deal with. Here are some tips to help you manage stress, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook. Keep things in perspective. Take a deep breath and remind […]

Chester Select Board to hold April 15 public hearing for Town Plan changes

Chester Select Board to hold April 15 public hearing for Town Plan changes

In accordance with the provisions of 24 V.S.A. §4384, the Town of Chester Select Board will hold the second (and final) of two public hearings on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Offices to hear public comments on adopting the Chester Town Plan with amendments as described here. The meeting will be […]

Springfield Medical Systems manages under Covid-19 changes

Springfield Medical Systems manages under Covid-19 changes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic has meant that health care systems have had to make changes to the way they work on a day-to-day basis while coping with shortages in gear and uncertain finances that can be difficult for rural providers and all the more […]

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Effective Monday, March 30, Green Up Vermont’s plan is to postpone Green Up Day from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, May 30. The distribution of Green Up Day supplies will happen the first week in May, organizers announced. Although Green Up is shifting its planning toward May 30, the organization will still look for final […]

Laurent de Rochefort, 56, of Woods Hole, Mass., graduated from GMUHS in 1982

Laurent de Rochefort, 56, of Woods Hole, Mass., graduated from GMUHS in 1982

Laurent Olivier Camille Devereaux de Rochefort of Woods Hole, Mass., free spirit, caring and kind brother, uncle and friend, died on March 27, 2020.  He was 56. Born on May 28, 1963 in Hong Kong to Jean de Rochefort and Danna de Rochefort (nee Breslin), Laurent graduated in 1982 from Green Mountain Union High School […]

College News

College News

The following students have been selected for inclusion on the fall 2019 Dean’s List for academic achievement at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Samuel Cowles of South Londonderry, a member of the Class of 2022. Keegan Ewald of Cavendish, of the Class of 2023. Hanako Kusumi of South Londonderry, a member of the Class […]

Testing reveals more cases; infections jump by 37

Testing reveals more cases; infections jump by 37

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The expanded testing regime announced by Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine seems to be turning up more new cases than were found when screening was limited to only the very sick. On Friday, Levine said that by having received a larger stockpile of test kits, the state […]

Signs of the Times: In Londonderry

Signs of the Times: In Londonderry

Chester Telegraph reporter Bruce Frauman took a tour of Londonderry late last week to visit the shops and offices that are usually open to the public but under shut-down orders because of the Covid-19 virus are either open on a limited basis, with altered hours or closed completely. Here’s what he discovered. Click any photo […]

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

While Vermont communities were watching for signs the federal government would help them weather the current public health issues, 130 federal legislators had their sights set on something else. These members of Congress had the audacity to jointly petition the House Armed Services Committee, just four days after the White House declared a state of […]

The women behind the masks

The women behind the masks Three businesswomen sew kindness into every face mask

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing Three businesswomen have turned their sewing expertise into an act of kindness by creating washable, reusable face masks for friends, family and medical personnel throughout the region to help slow Covid-19 infections in Vermont. They are part of a force of individuals who have stepped up to fill a […]

Gov. Scott: If you don't need to come to Vt., don't

Gov. Scott: If you don’t need to come to Vt., don’t New restrictions on lodging, mandated quarantine for travelers

By Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Scott today ordered restrictions on travelers arriving in Vermont and ordered the lodging industry — including Airbnbs and others offering short-term rentals as well as campgrounds and RV parks — to close and stop taking reservations. […]

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

The Chester Telegraph is republishing this letter from the Chester-Andover Family Center seeking funds. While its website is still experiencing problems, the link to its Paypal account works. The Chester-Andover Family Center is asking the community for help in keeping our Food Shelf fully stocked to meet the needs of participating residents. As you know, […]

Weston board delays decision on special Town Meeting in its first remote session

Weston board delays decision on special Town Meeting in its first remote session

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In its first video-conferencing meeting during the Covid-19 shutdown, the Weston Select Board on March 24 delayed action on a proposal by board chair Denis Benson to hold a special Town Meeting to postpone large town expenditures such as a $90,000 bridge replacement and $30,000 for a fire […]

Left in Andover: In tune with my musical side

Left in Andover: In tune with my musical side

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As both the wife and mother of accomplished musicians, I am often asked if I play an instrument. My response is always a vigorous no. This is not, however, strictly accurate. I actually participated in grade school and junior high band as a flautist. But I never progressed […]

Chester Chatter: Keeping busy while cooped up

Chester Chatter: Keeping busy while cooped up

By Ruthie Douglas © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I first bought the home I still live in, everyone asked if I liked the picture window in the living room. I responded that it would be perfect when I got older to watch traffic and see what is happening farther down the road. Now that […]

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police troopers visited 295 lodging establishments across the state to check their compliance with Gov. Phil Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order which required commercial lodging establishments to immediately begin to cease operations due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a VSP press release issued Sunday afternoon. […]