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Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., has named the following students to its spring 2020 Dean’s List: Hannah Sheere of Chester Allison Kenney of Chester and Nora Bright of Athens. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that […]

Weston Board OKs homestead rate of $2.1879

Weston Board OKs homestead rate of $2.1879

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 28 voted to approve a homestead tax rate of $2.1879 per $100 of assessed property value and $2.2135 for non-homestead property. To arrive at that rate, Town Treasurer Kim Seymour removed the $250,000 spending item to replace a culvert on Trout […]

Obituary: Oakley Patenaude, 89, of Chester

Obituary: Oakley Patenaude, 89, of Chester

Oakley F. “Oakie” Patenaude, 89, passed away at his Chester home on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. He was born in Castleton on July 27, 1931, the son of Frank O. and Dorothy (LaMore) Patenaude. Mr. Patenaude attended a one-room schoolhouse through 8th grade and graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1949. He joined his […]

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to the Hearse House and the Public Tomb across from Chester’s Green will notice the addition of a granite bench with the inscription “In Memory of Suzy Henry Forlie.” Forlie, who died on April 16, 2020, was a member of Chester Townscape and was instrumental in the repair and […]

To the editor: Global Warming Act fails in flexibility

To the editor: Global Warming Act fails in flexibility

Well, Isaias is upon us here in Vermont, and the forecast for this afternoon is for wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour. We’re told there may be isolated power outages. That’s a frequent occurrence in our rural communities — thunderstorms in the summer, and snow and ice storms in the winter.  Just […]

State expands biz recovery grants to some owners; hazard pay grants now available

State expands biz recovery grants to some owners; hazard pay grants now available

Gov. Phil Scott and agencies in Vermont announced two new programs today to help  small business owners as well as front-line workers who have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Department of Taxes have expanded the eligibility for Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont businesses. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 10

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 10

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Proper social distancing will be practiced.  Or you can join by Zoom:  To join the meeting by Zoom click here ;  Meeting ID: 869 021 5007 or dial: 1-929-436-2866 Below is […]

Explainer: What is antigen testing?

Explainer: What is antigen testing?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Antigen testing for the coronavirus has received a lot of attention in Vermont, when in early July more than 50 positive results came from a clinic in Manchester. This type of rapid testing was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May on an emergency basis, […]

TRSU sets midweek 'remote learning day' as it hones re-opening plan

TRSU sets midweek ‘remote learning day’ as it hones re-opening plan Supt. Fierman schedules public meeting for Wednesday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As it continues to field questions from parents and hone its plans for reopening, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a third in a series of public forums to discuss the imminent reopening of schools. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 […]

To the editor: Windham Delegation condemns racist incidents

To the editor: Windham Delegation condemns racist incidents

Dear Windham County residents, The last few months of global pandemic, economic upheaval and civil unrest have many feeling uncertain and fearful of the future.  The Windham County Delegation to the Vermont legislature is keenly aware of this, and we want to play a meaningful part in shaping a more just, fair and prosperous Vermont. […]

Op-ed: Individual actions save local businesses

Op-ed: Individual actions save local businesses

By Tim Roper I’ve heard and read quite a bit recently about how the town of Chester is killing small business through onerous regulation and thought this might be a good place to share some thoughts from my perspective in that regard. I’m writing here as a citizen of Chester and a small business owner, […]

Left in Andover: Tackling adversity and bridging differences

Left in Andover: Tackling adversity and bridging differences

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Teaching is my job,” wrote Scott Nearing from Forest Farm, his remote Winhall homestead, in 1944. “I have been sure of that ever since I gave my first sociology courses at Temple University, Philadelphia, back in 1903. Teaching has three essential aspects: 1) to arouse interest,  2) to […]

Chester Chatter: The tale of toad and frog

Chester Chatter: The tale of toad and frog

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the late 1960s, the government gave money to lots of small Vermont towns to be used for summer programs for children. Just down the road from my house was the town of Bartonsville. It was in a different county from my farmhouse but my daughters still were […]

Henry Homeyer: Perennials that love moisture

Henry Homeyer: Perennials that love moisture

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I am lucky. Even though my property is relatively small – just over 2 acres – I have all the possible growing conditions a plant could want: wet, dry, sunny and shady. And I’m willing to try almost anything that will survive 20 or 25 below in winter. […]

State reports 1st Covid death in 6 weeks; Scott expands retail capacity as mask mandate goes into effect

State reports 1st Covid death in 6 weeks; Scott expands retail capacity as mask mandate goes into effect

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health this week reported the first Covid-19 related death in more than six weeks, bringing Vermont’s statewide total to 57. Although the Health Department did not release any detailed information on the victim, data sources indicated the person was older than 80 and from Washington County. Gov. […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

The Select Board for the town of Londonderry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 remotely, online using Zoom. To access the meeting via the web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82433960771 or via telephone: (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 824 3396 0771. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 5

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 5

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. In person attendance is limited to 25 people and town officials ask you to please consider if your physical attendance is needed or if you can participate via zoom. […]

N.H. beer enthusiasts developing craft brew app

N.H. beer enthusiasts developing craft brew app

By Ryan Lessard Brew News Spotlight Republished Courtesy Manchester (N.H.) Ink Link Have an idea what kind of beer you like but need help finding a new craft brew made locally? There’s an app for that — or rather, there will be soon. DraughtPick is a mobile app under development and due for beta test […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for August 3

Chester Planning Commission agenda for August 3

© Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday August 3, 2020. Below is its agenda. A link to join the meeting will be posted on the Town of Chester’s website home page 1. Review minutes from the July 20, 2020 meeting 2. Citizens […]

Obituary: Joan Dayton, 72, of Londonderry

Obituary: Joan Dayton, 72, of Londonderry

Joan E. Dayton, 72, of Londonderry, passed away July 25, 2020 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Joan was born in Rutland on June 30, 1948 the daughter of the late Clarence and Rose Barone Dayton. Joan attended schools in Rutland and graduated from Leland & Gray High School in Townshend. […]