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Weekly Covid Update: Vaccinations to begin for Vermonters 75 and up

Weekly Covid Update: Vaccinations to begin for Vermonters 75 and up Signups begin Monday, shots on Wednesday, with Phase 2

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On the morning of Monday, Jan. 25, Phase 2 of the Vermont vaccination plan will begin, allowing Vermonters age 75 and older to begin registering for inoculations. The first vaccines for this group will start on Wednesday. The website and phone number for vaccination registration will be released on Monday morning. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 25

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 25

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Jan. 25, 2021. To join: https://zoom.us Personal Meeting ID 869 021 5007 Passcode 146374 Or call in: 1 929 436 2866 US. Below is the agenda: 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act […]

Mass. man thought missing in the area

Mass. man thought missing in the area

UPDATE 2 p.m. Jan 22: A Vermont State Police press release this afternoon says that Abbott was found in his vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. in the area of VT RT 125 and VT RT 100 in Hancock VT. Police say he was unable to contact his family due to phone service issues and it […]

GMUSD budget up less than 1% despite special ed hike

GMUSD budget up less than 1% despite special ed hike

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District approved a $14.2 million budget last Thursday. It represents an increase of less than 1 percent over last year’s spending plan, despite a recent 14 percent increase by the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, which charges its spending back […]

Vermont vaccine rollout shifts to age based eligibility

Vermont vaccine rollout shifts to age based eligibility

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the supply of the vaccine to combat Covid-19 in Vermont smaller and less reliable than anticipated, the administration of Gov. Phil Scott is changing its strategy for rolling it out. In what has been called Phase 1A, workers in health care, residents in long-term care facilities […]

Derry Board still mulls details of Town Meeting; opts for caretaker service, nixing full-time hire

Derry Board still mulls details of Town Meeting; opts for caretaker service, nixing full-time hire

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new Highway and Buildings maintenance position mulled by the Londonderry Select Board earlier this month will not come to fruition following criticism of the expenditure from some residents and board members. The proposed position, which would have totaled nearly $80,000 per year with benefits, will now be […]

Chester Rotary donates 2,000 masks to educators, first responders

Chester Rotary donates 2,000 masks to educators, first responders

The Chester Rotary on Tuesday donated 2,000 face masks, courtesy of Rotary International, to educators at Green Mountain Unified School District and to Chester’s first responders, including Emergency Medical Technicians, firefighters and the Chester Police, during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Chester Rotary President Ian Montgomery, Rotary International financed the masks in its Million Mask […]

VSAC offers Zoom webinar on understanding financial aid offers

VSAC offers Zoom webinar on understanding financial aid offers

Join VSAC  from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26,   for the next VSAC Shows You How webinar to help you better understand what’s happening “behind the curtain” once you submit your financial aid applications so you can be better prepared to understand your financial aid offers when you get them – and […]

College News

College News

Vermont Technical College of Randolph Center congratulations to the following students who graduated after the fall 2020 semester. Gary Grout of So. Londonderry, cum lauda, with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Technology Management. Morgan Stevens of Grafton, magna cum lauda, with a Bachelor of Science in Business & Technology Management. Jonathan Mazurek of […]

Project Londonderry volunteers establish new non-profit organization

Project Londonderry volunteers establish new non-profit organization Members work toward North Village Master Plan, seek community input

From the editor: To correct the record: The Chester Telegraph last week published an article on Project Londonderry saying that it was breaking from the town Planning Commission and forming a 501(c)(3). After that story appeared, organizers  notified The Chester Telegraph that the 501(c)(3) organization recently established is actually known as The Community Fund for […]

Daniel A. Putnam 67, of Chester

Daniel A. Putnam 67, of Chester

CHESTER Daniel A. Putnam 67, died unexpectedly on the evening of Saturday Jan. 16, 2021 at the Springfield Hospital.  He was born Aug. 13, 1953 in Springfield, the son of Arthur R. and Roberta (Paige) Putnam.  He attended Chester schools, graduating from Green Mountain Union High School class of 1971. He was employed with Jones […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Weston board reviews increased T&G tax rate, eyes Town Meeting delay

Weston board reviews increased T&G tax rate, eyes Town Meeting delay

By Cherise Madigan ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite a decreased budget, the Taconic & Green Regional School District’s estimated tax rate is expected to increase by 3.9 cents in fiscal 2022, according to Weston’s representative on the district board, Deborah Lyneis. The increase will bump the current equalized rate of $1.603 to about $1.642, she […]

Left in Andover: Communing with commune life

Left in Andover: Communing with commune life

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Blame it on my father that I ended up joining a commune. I was sitting on the porch at Popplewood when he tossed me the New York Times open to the family/style section. (To see the article, click here.) “Where Craftsmen Pursue Philosophy and an Almost Monastic Life” […]

Chester Chatter: Long winters spent indoors

Chester Chatter: Long winters spent indoors

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Because the house I grew up in in Springfield was so small — four rooms for a family of five — we had to share our space. Come a cold winter day when my sister Marie and I could not play outside, so winter meant a lot of […]

Chester Select Board/Water Sewer agenda for Jan. 20

Chester Select Board/Water Sewer agenda for Jan. 20

The Chester Select Board will hold a meeting as the Water and Sewer Commission followed by a meeting as the Select Board beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Town Hall and via Zoom. The Select Board meeting is labeled “special” because it will not begin at its regular time. To participate via […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 18

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 18

The Londonderry Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 via Zoom. To attend remotely go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87226079702 Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 872 2607 9702) Below is the board’s agenda: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – […]

Henry Homeyer: Helping your plants to survive the winter

Henry Homeyer: Helping your plants to survive the winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you are like me, you buy new perennials, trees and shrubs every year. Most plants sold locally are hardy, but not all. It’s good to know the “zone hardiness” of plants before you buy them, and how the zone maps work. In a nutshell, the colder the […]

Covid Weekly Update: State of emergency, vaccine rollout continue

Covid Weekly Update: State of emergency, vaccine rollout continue Not all activities seen as drivers of Covid numbers

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott extended the state of emergency throughout Vermont through mid-February as new weekly Covid-19 totals again topped 1,000 for the second week in a row. The new weekly total of 1,115 was down slightly from the record-setting high of 1,207 last week, for a total of 9,734. Seven Vermonters […]

TRSU board approves 14% budget increase

TRSU board approves 14% budget increase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Thursday night, the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union unanimously approved a budget of $6.548 million, which taxpayers in the SU’s two districts will see as assessments in the district budgets for the 2021/22 school year. The spending plan included an overall increase of $807,764 […]