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Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Rileigh Thomas

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

Main St. display recognizes GM Class of 2020

Main St. display recognizes GM Class of 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the end of the school year approaches with little prospect of traditional graduation ceremonies and celebrations, schools, parents and others are working to recognize their seniors in non-traditional ways. The latest of these – the brainchild of Matt and Amber Wilson of Chester – is a […]

Salons, gyms, libraries given go-ahead to re-open as Vermont Covid-19 infections rise by 23

Salons, gyms, libraries given go-ahead to re-open as Vermont Covid-19 infections rise by 23

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As Vermont continues to “loosen the spigot,” in Gov. Phil Scott’s words, the state Department of Health on Friday confirmed one new case of Covid-19, bringing the state total to 975, an increase of 23 in the last week. The state also announced that another person has died from the virus, […]

Family Center to host Drive-Thru fundraiser; Springfield Band cancels season

Family Center to host Drive-Thru fundraiser; Springfield Band cancels season

Family Center to host Drive-thru Empty Bowl Fundraiser The Chester-Andover Family Center will hold its 2nd annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at the Country Girl Diner, 45 RT 103S in Chester. This year, the Family Center is collaborating with Jessica Holmes of the Country Girl Diner to […]

Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Keegan Temple

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

Principal Beaupre to leave CTES at the end of June

Principal Beaupre to leave CTES at the end of June

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cavendish Town Elementary School Principal Deb Beaupre announced on Wednesday that she would be resigning her position at the end of this school year, after two years in the post. In an email to “Cavendish Town,” Beaupre said she did not take the decision lightly but that […]

Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Tunjung Tunjungbiru

© Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in […]

Kelley gives up sabbatical; GM board votes no raises next year

Kelley gives up sabbatical; GM board votes no raises next year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Green Mountain Unified School District Board meeting on Thursday, May 21, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley asked that his request for a one-year sabbatical be rescinded and he be re-instated for the 2020/21 school year. Approved at the Oct. 17 meeting, Kelley’s paid leave was […]

Chester OKs picnic tables on the Green as restaurants begin to reopen

Chester OKs picnic tables on the Green as restaurants begin to reopen Board reviews landscaping plan for public safety building

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a discussion about several aspects of their request, the Chester Select Board on Wednesday, May 20,  gave Scott Blair of Southern Pie Cafe and Jason Tostrup of the Free Range Restaurant permission to put five 6-foot picnic tables on the east end of the Green for […]

Some came, some stayed: Meet 2nd homeowners who made a tough choice about the lockdown

Some came, some stayed: Meet 2nd homeowners who made a tough choice about the lockdown

By Bob Behr ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Brenda and Todd really, really love Vermont. In the winter, they ride with the Andover and Chester snowmobile clubs. When it’s summer, Brenda takes long off-the-beaten-path walks, Todd putters around their Andover property, and they both feast on a weekly CSA share from the nearby Abundance Acres. But […]

College News

College News

The following students at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center have been honored for their hard work, commitment and dedication needed to succeed in rigorous programs. John Holleran of Chester has been recognized for the Electromechanical Engineering Technology Department Award for Technical Excellence and Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society Stephanie Currie of Springfield has […]

Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Jacob Thomas

© Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” in […]

Green Mountain's Virtual Graduation Walk

Green Mountain’s Virtual Graduation Walk Chase Rawson

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Each day from May 2 until June 18, The Chester Telegraph will spotlight one member of the Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020. While nothing can replace the thrill of walking across the stage to receive your diploma at your high school graduation, we hope this moment “on stage” […]

Electronics Collection in Derry;  Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

Electronics Collection in Derry; Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

May 30: Electronics Collection in Londonderry The Londonderry Solid Waste Group is sponsoring an Electronics Collection from 9 .m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT-11. Participants must wear a mask, stay in their vehicle and put all electronics in the trunk or way-back of their cars or beds […]

To the editor: Vermont LWV urges state to adopt mail-in voting

To the editor: Vermont LWV urges state to adopt mail-in voting

The League of Women Voters of Vermont supports every citizen’s right to vote in a safe and secure manner. It is our position that Vermont should be among the 20-plus states that are proactively mailing ballot materials to voters for the general election. Requiring voters to come together in large numbers at polling places this […]

VSAC awards scholarships to area students

VSAC awards scholarships to area students

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has announced it has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded more than $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. VSAC […]

To the editor: Southern Windsor County gets $300,000 Brownfields Grant

To the editor: Southern Windsor County gets $300,000 Brownfields Grant

The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission has received a $300,000 community-wide Brownfields Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is one of just two grants awarded in Vermont in the 2020 fiscal year. This funding will provide a substantial boost in our ability to offer much needed assessment of brownfield sites in […]

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Everyone is invited to participate in a fun-filled Green Up Day, happening on Saturday, May 30. Come by the front yard of the Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your official Green Up bag for litter collection. Raffle tickets for fun prizes will be available […]

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

Capitalizing on grant monies made available from Rotary International, Rotary District 7870 distributed $25,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont food banks in May. District 7870 consists of 60 Rotary Clubs in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, including those in Chester, Ludlow and Londonderry (Wantastiquet). The money – based on per capita calculations – amounted […]

Left in Andover: Finding home in Vermont

Left in Andover: Finding home in Vermont

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite my third generation status as a “native” I have no nostalgia for the traditional Vermont in which I grew up. My outsider Jewish, vegetarian, socialist family’s connection was to the land rather than the local culture. Paradoxically, it took Vermont’s early 1970s “Hippie Invasion” and an influx […]

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