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Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 19

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 19

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 19, 2021 at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and Via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is its agenda Review minutes from March 29, 2021 and April 5, 2021 meetings. Citizen comments. Discuss Proposed bylaws with Jason […]

GMUSD board meeting agenda for April 15

GMUSD board meeting agenda for April 15

The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 15, 2021 via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/89614967297. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. Approval of Agenda: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A. March […]

Green Up Day in Chester: Bags, books, planting and more

Green Up Day in Chester: Bags, books, planting and more

The Chester Conservation Committee announce plans for its  51st Green Up Day – Saturday, May 1, 2021. This state-wide effort helps Chester and the state shine. Please consider greening up your area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, everyone is invited to go to the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., to pick […]

Amy Harlow named Flood Brook principal

Amy Harlow named Flood Brook principal

The Flood Brook School has named Amy Harlow of Westminster as its new principal. She begins her tenure on July 1. One of five schools in the Taconic & Green School District, the Flood Brook School serves the communities of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru and Weston. Parents, teachers and students from each of the four towns […]

Sign up now: Grace Cottage 5k to be held in person, virtually

Sign up now: Grace Cottage 5k to be held in person, virtually

Registration is now open for Grace Cottage’s 12th Annual Spring into Health 5K! Your registration fee helps Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital to continue providing excellent patient care in our community. This year’s event will be held both in person and virtually. There are a limited number of in-person time slots on Saturday, May […]

To the editor: Vt. Women's Caucus stands with Asian-Americans against hate

To the editor: Vt. Women’s Caucus stands with Asian-Americans against hate

We, of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, are writing to express both our sadness and anger at the recent acts of hatred and violence in Georgia against Asian Americans which resulted in the killing of eight people including six Asian American women. The latest violence toward the Asian community, and these women in particular, is fueled […]

Six GM board members say what went into principal voting decisions

Six GM board members say what went into principal voting decisions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The actual deliberations that went into the Green Mountain Unified School District board’s decision not to offer GM teacher Keith Hill a one-year contract as principal will remain shrouded by the executive session where they took place. But The Telegraph asked board members to share their personal […]

Op-ed: 2 proposals would amend Vt. Constitution

Op-ed: 2 proposals would amend Vt. Constitution

By Sen. Alison Clarkson The Vermont Constitution is a living document and, as such, is allowed to be amended. However, the authors of our Constitution in 1777 did not make it an easy document to amend. It is a multi-year process, requiring review and approval in two consecutive legislative biennia (in this case 2019-20 and […]

Take-Back Day: Drop unused prescription drugs at police departments

Take-Back Day: Drop unused prescription drugs at police departments

On Saturday, April 24, the public will be able to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at secure drop boxes throughout Windsor County. The Take-Back Day is sponsored by the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug […]

Applications accepted for nursing scholarship

Applications accepted for nursing scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 16h Annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study. Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

Editorial: Give Keith Hill the contract

Editorial: Give Keith Hill the contract

By Cynthia Prairie editor, The Chester Telegraph ©2021 Telegraph Publishing There have been plenty of instances over the years that The Telegraph has been covering various boards when members claim that their decision is based upon the recommendations of either another body or of the general public, whom they have been elected to represent. So […]

Chester board gets feedback on paper of record choice

Chester board gets feedback on paper of record choice

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Before calling its meeting to order on the evening of Wednesday, April 7, the Chester Select Board held a forum to hear public comments on its decision to name The Chester Telegraph as the town’s paper of record for legally required public notices for the coming year. For […]

Chester board passes on reversing course on Mosher land

Chester board passes on reversing course on Mosher land

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC At its March 17 meeting, the Chester Select Board heard from project managers who will consolidate the Thompson and Jewett bridges along Route 103 North into one bridge. Before getting deeply into the design phases of the project, they wanted to see if  Chester would change course and […]

Left in Andover: The universe in a pocketbook

Left in Andover: The universe in a pocketbook

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC According to my smart phone, I now carry 7,282 photos with me everywhere I go. They comprise an impenetrable mishmash of videos of grandchildren, photos of trees, as well as documents and reminders to self. I get lost in them, unable to distinguish which are of value. I […]

Chester Chatter: Creating wonderful family scenes during Covid

Chester Chatter: Creating wonderful family scenes during Covid

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on all of us. Wouldn’t we all wish it would come to an end? However not all is bad. We have learned some lessons from staying home and not moving about for trips and going on shopping sprees. For the first time, […]

Henry Homeyer: Did you know your growing habits can help our feathered friends?

Henry Homeyer: Did you know your growing habits can help our feathered friends?

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC By now birds are finding their own food and have less need for that sunflower seed we have been providing during the cold days of winter. So what can we do to help our birds as they go into the season of having young? Growing native trees and […]

Weekly Covid Update: High case counts continue among younger Vermonters

Weekly Covid Update: High case counts continue among younger Vermonters

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although many numbers started to trend downward this week, high Covid-19 case counts and outbreaks are likely to continue in the very near future in younger populations, i.e.: those not vaccinated, according to Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine. Driving the high numbers are the variants in the picture — […]

To the editor: School staffs wear red to support Keith Hill for GM principal

To the editor: School staffs wear red to support Keith Hill for GM principal Public asked to attend April 15 GM board meeting

Green Mountain and Cavendish Town Elementary school faculty and staff today wore red in solidarity and support of the recommendation by both the search committee and Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman that Keith Hill be appointed principal of Green Mountain Union High School. The board’s rejection of the recommendation has caused confusion and […]

GM board rejects principal recommendation 4-3

GM board rejects principal recommendation 4-3

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC By a vote of 4-3 with one abstention, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District late Tuesday night rejected the recommendation of Two Rivers Superintendent Lauren Fierman to name Keith Hill the next principal of Green Mountain High School. Hill, a social studies teacher in […]

Fractious Chester Planning Commission elects chair on a coin flip

Fractious Chester Planning Commission elects chair on a coin flip

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission met on Monday night for the first time since the town’s Select Board removed one member and appointed two more. What that appeared to create was two factions with differing views of zoning and the tie-breaking vote in the hands of a newcomer […]