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Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Yosemite Engine Company, the independent, non-profit fundraising arm of the Chester Fire Department, on Friday presented 12 classroom sound system units to Chester-Andover Elementary School. “The Yosemite Engine Company and Chester Helping Hands had a discussion about things the school might need that were not in the […]

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

The Annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner will indeed take place this year, on Saturday, Dec. 5, thanks to Chester Helping Hands. The Fullerton Inn will provide 150 dinners to Chester and Andover senior citizens delivered to your home in the morning of Dec. 5. Reservations are required so please call or email by 4 p.m. […]

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Chester Chatter: My 1st farmhouse Thanksgiving

Chester Chatter: My 1st farmhouse Thanksgiving

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Time has gone by but today I am reminiscing of a long ago Thanksgiving. The farmhouse kitchen was the nucleus of the whole house. It was there that we gathered often. About this time of year, delicious smells filled the home. My mother-in-law was getting ready for the […]

Weekly Covid Update: Cases continue to rise as Gov. Scott clarifies restrictions

Weekly Covid Update: Cases continue to rise as Gov. Scott clarifies restrictions

  ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health recorded three more deaths from Covid-19 this week and a new case count that soared by 716, up from the 417 cases reported last week, for a total of 3,459 Covid-19 cases. Thursday brought a grim milestone with the highest number of new infections in […]

Vermont records new Covid high, another death

Vermont records new Covid high, another death

©2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont reached two more grim milestones on Thursday with the highest number of new infections in a day and another Covid-19 death. The Department of Health’s daily report showed 148 new Covid-19 positives – the highest number of the pandemic  so far. As it has in recent days, Washington County had […]

State audit offers Derry road speed suggestions

State audit offers Derry road speed suggestions

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A recently completed Road Safety Audit from the Vermont Agency of Transportation has provided new data and recommendations regarding traffic speeds along Route 11 and into the North Village of Londonderry. According to Select Board Chair George Mora, traffic speeds and safety present an “ongoing problem” with residents […]

Op-ed: Town Clerks are heroes of Election Day

Op-ed: Town Clerks are heroes of Election Day

By Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State As Vermonters we should be proud. The November General Election saw Vermonters voting in record numbers, exercising our civic duty both safely and securely during circumstances that are anything but ordinary. Much of the conversation nationally is focused on the results of the election. I think it’s equally […]

Covid frustrations spill over at Derry board ahead of holidays; Town hires assessor

Covid frustrations spill over at Derry board ahead of holidays; Town hires assessor

By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Select Board is not immune to the frustration that many are feeling around the Covid-19 pandemic and state mandated restrictions, especially as the holidays approach. Following Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie’s update on the pandemic, Select Board member Vincent Annunziata voiced resistance to Gov. Phil […]

Marconics gatherings spark Covid concerns in Chester

Marconics gatherings spark Covid concerns in Chester Owners: We are Covid compliant, attention is a 'witch hunt'

By Cynthia Prairie & Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As many as 25 to 35 cars — most bearing out-of-state license plates — parked at the old Jiffy Mart and adjacent streets in downtown Chester last week alarmed members of the Chester community as Covid-19 cases continue to rise nationwide and as Vermont severely […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 23

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 23

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, with appropriate distancing. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the November 9th meeting. […]

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp.  announced that it has received a $300,000 investment from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ongoing pre-development work at the former Park Street School in Springfield. SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the funds would help to complete architectural and engineering work for redevelopment of […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern thanks supporters

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern thanks supporters

I want to thank those of you who voted for me in my race for state Senate.  This was a difficult year to challenge incumbents, what with the Covid-19 factor making it difficult to campaign properly. Also there are now far too many people voting for people who keep pushing for a higher cost of […]

Vt. tallies another Covid-19 day high at 122

Vt. tallies another Covid-19 day high at 122

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont registered a new high of 122 new coronavirus infections today with 68 percent of them coming in three counties: Washington, Chittenden and Orange. The new total exceeds the previous record of 109 set last Thursday. In the past seven days, Vermont has seen its case count rise by 544 […]

To the editor: Rep. Tom Bock thanks voters<br> for re-election

To the editor: Rep. Tom Bock thanks voters
for re-election

I would like to thank the voters of Andover, Chester, Baltimore and North Springfield for re-electing me to a third term to be your State Representative in Montpelier. A sincere thank you for all your support. Also, I am extremely grateful to my dedicated team who helped make this victory possible. A special thanks goes […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 16, 2020

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 16, 2020

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 16, 2020 via Zoom. To attend online click here. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments. 2. Interview candidates to fill Zoning Administrator position. 3. Executive session to discuss candidates.

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks Chlebogiannises for pet food donation

To the editor: Chester-Andover Family Center thanks Chlebogiannises for pet food donation

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, the Chester-Andover Family Center has continued to provide supplemental, nourishing food for Food Shelf recipients and financial assistance to families struggling to make ends meet. This has been made possible through the generous donations of our community and beyond. Katsiroubas Produce, now famously known in Chester […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 18, 2020

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 18, 2020

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020 at Town Hall and via Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 25 people. The town asks that if your physical presence is not required to consider participating via Zoom. Click this link to attend. The board’s agenda is […]

Chester Chatter: Did you thank a veteran?

Chester Chatter: Did you thank a veteran?

By Ruthie Douglas © 2020 Telegraph Publishing Growing up in the 1940s, the great news was when World War II ended, and our boys were coming home. Headed off to war were farm boys who had never left their Vermont homes. But they left knowing they were loved. Many had signed up in groups of […]

Henry Homeyer: Giving thanks

Henry Homeyer: Giving thanks

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I think it’s important to take time to count my blessings. I try to set aside time each day to reflect on how grateful I am for living the life I do. And on a sunny afternoon near Thanksgiving I like to sit outside and reflect on everything […]