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Green Mountain School District board agenda for Feb. 20

Green Mountain School District board agenda for Feb. 20

The board of directors for the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the library of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. January 14, 2020 […]

Left in Andover: The carrot and the bun

Left in Andover: The carrot and the bun

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC March 2012, a historically warm month, I floor my gas pedal to climb the steep mountain road. High atop Finn Hill in Andover, my daughter, who is in her early 20s, has set up housekeeping in a rented apartment. I am on assignment, delivering a first batch of […]

Chester Chatter: Drawing friendship over tea

Chester Chatter: Drawing friendship over tea

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eve Dawson came to Chester from New York City some time in the 1970s. Eve had bought the Grist Mill on North Street by the bridge, where she set up an art studio and gallery. I went there on assignment for the Springfield Reporter. Eve and I clicked. […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

The Grafton Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Town Garage, 22 Bell St. Below is its agenda At 6:00 PM 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: February 3, 2020 3. Warrants of February 14, 2020 as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Audit Report, […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

The Londonderry Selectboard will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Twitchell Office Building, 100 Old School Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155. Below is its agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. CANDIDATES FORUM 4. Minutes Approval – Meeting of February […]

Henry Homeyer: the global impact of your green thumb

Henry Homeyer: the global impact of your green thumb

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There is much talk these days about global warming. It’s easy to feel hopeless and to think there is nothing we can do, but a few small steps can add up to a big difference. A gardener can do a lot to help the environment. Start by growing […]

Lani Mae Golden Williams, 80, formerly of Chester

Lani Mae Golden Williams, 80, formerly of Chester

Lani Mae Golden Williams, 80, wife of Paul Allen Williams, entered eternal rest on Sunday, Feb, 9, 2020 at St. George Healthcare Center in St. George, S.C. Lani was born on April 2, 1939 in New Haven, Conn., a daughter of the late Cecil H. “Jack” and Treva Mae Holden Golden. She grew up in […]

TRSU staff negotiations may bust legal budgets again

TRSU staff negotiations may bust legal budgets again

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite requests from members of the Green Mountain Unified School District board to see how legal costs could be contained, the teacher bargaining council for the Two Rivers Supervisory Union continues to have a Burlington attorney attend every negotiating meeting at a cost of more than $1,100 […]

Cavendish selects ponder meeting conduct code

Cavendish selects ponder meeting conduct code Tierney Road quarry foes to continue fight

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Stemming from some heated exchanges in regard to the Tierney Road quarry dispute, the Cavendish Select Board on Monday night took up a proposal by member Sandra Russo to institute a code of conduct for the board’s meetings. Russo’s code was less to promote civility and seemed […]

Dianne L. (Glidden) Johnson, 60, of Ludlow

Dianne L. (Glidden) Johnson, 60, of Ludlow

Dianne L. (Glidden) Johnson, 60, of Ludlow passed away on Friday Feb. 7, 2020 following a long illness. She was at home, surrounded by her family. She was born April 23, 1959 in Springfield, the daughter of Ronald and Wilma (Grover) Glidden, and graduated from Green Mountain High School in Chester. Mrs. Johnson began her […]

Sen. Clarkson: Census matters to Vermonters

Sen. Clarkson: Census matters to Vermonters

By Sen. Alison Clarkson The Census matters. Two legislative committees were reminded last week of how important the data gleaned from it is for every state. Each decade since 1790 the U.S. Census Bureau has conducted an every household survey collecting data about our country’s people and the places they live. It is the leading […]

Weston community offers free 'pop-up university'

Weston community offers free ‘pop-up university’

Several residents in the town of Weston have created what they are calling a “pop-up university” to entertain, bring the community together and offer learning opportunities to residents of the town and from throughout the area for the month of March. Classes, events and workshops will be led by people from the community – your […]

To the editor: A Valentine to Ruthie Douglas

To the editor: A Valentine to Ruthie Douglas

On Feb. 14, 2016, a beloved family friend, Ruthie Douglas (Chester resident and Chester Chatter columnist), married Jim and I. Our marriage has been so blessed and we are fortunate to have such amazing people in our lives like Ruthie! Seven months later, Ruthie married my father-in-law,  James Perry Sr., to his wife Paula Perry […]

Ludlow-Mt. Holly School District to hold public budget hearing Feb. 25

Ludlow-Mt. Holly School District to hold public budget hearing Feb. 25

The Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School District, consisting of the towns of Ludlow and Mount Holly, will hold a public information hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Presidential Hall (the gymnasium) of the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludlow. Click here to reading the signed […]

GM Unified School District public meeting on budget set for Feb. 27

GM Unified School District public meeting on budget set for Feb. 27

The Green Mountain Unified School District, consisting of the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, will hold a public information hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the auditorium of Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Click here to read the Signed Annual Meeting […]

Left in Andover: Living simply in Gandhi's shadow

Left in Andover: Living simply in Gandhi’s shadow

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Dad had always managed to stash a certain amount of “junk” in the breezeway, in the tractor sheds and in our hayloft, when we got rid of our farm animals there was no holding him back from filling up the whole barn. As a by-product of our […]

Chester Chatter: Lifelong strength in small town friendships

Chester Chatter: Lifelong strength in small town friendships

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC What is it about growing up in small town America? Making forever friends in our first years of school happened to many of us. Some 30 of us who started first grade at the same time often get together once a month for lunch. Over the years, many […]

Smoke scare at Rowell's Inn days before opening

Smoke scare at Rowell’s Inn days before opening

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday Chester firefighters were called out for a smoke alarm at Rowell’s Inn in Andover, just days before its scheduled opening as a restaurant, bakery and bed and breakfast. “The owners were lighting a woodstove when a back-draft blew smoke into the building,” […]

Henry Homeyer: Spring birds signal seed orders

Henry Homeyer: Spring birds signal seed orders

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ground Hog Day has come and gone. The big, fat rodent has made their proclamation about the arrival of spring, and of course, I paid no attention. I think the birds are better about announcing spring, but so far the cardinals are not singing their spring songs, and […]

Police search for escaped murderer

Police search for escaped murderer Left transitional housing in Bellows Falls yesterday

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police from several agencies are looking for a convicted murderer who removed an electronic monitoring device and escaped from transitional housing in Bellows Falls yesterday. In a press release distributed this afternoon, Vermont State Police said William Wheelock, 55, who was convicted of murder in 1987 and sentenced to 21 […]