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Green Mountain graduates 50 in a return to normal commencement

Green Mountain graduates 50 in a return to normal commencement

By Shawn Cunningham 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High’s commencement exercises on Friday were a welcomed return to normal compared to last year’s drive-thru graduation. Hundreds of parents and friends watched as 50 members of the class of 2021 received awards and diplomas. (A gallery of graduates is at the end of this story.) […]

GM board wrangles over approval of minutes from Hill appointment

GM board wrangles over approval of minutes from Hill appointment

By Shawn Cunningham 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its first in-person monthly meeting in more than a year, the Green Mountain Unified School Board on June 17 continued its rumpus over the minutes taken during the  meeting in which Keith Hill was named high school principal.  For 45 minutes, the members wrangled over parliamentary procedures […]

Green Mountain seniors receive awards, scholarships

Green Mountain seniors receive awards, scholarships

© Telegraph Publishing LLC At a ceremony on Friday June 11, the Green Mountain High School recognized students with the announcement of awards and scholarships. The list of the recipients is below. Chester High School/GMUHS Alumni Association Kyleigh Moses & Rosalee Saccardo Masonic Lodge Olive Branch #64 Sadie Kobak & Erik Heitsmith     Order of the […]

After pandemic year, music returns Saturday<br>to West River Farmers Market in Londonderry

After pandemic year, music returns Saturday
to West River Farmers Market in Londonderry

 Listen to the music of The Poor Cousins, performing at the West River Farmers Market on Saturday. For the first time in more than a year, music is returning to the West River Farmers Market on Saturday, June 26. The market will be hosting musicians The Poor Cousins, playing Celtic and classical tunes between […]

Wilder Library kicks off family reading challenge

Wilder Library kicks off family reading challenge

Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, invites families to participate in summer reading via Beanstack and win prizes. Beanstack makes it easy and fun to track summer reading. Here’s how to join: Signup at Vermont Beanstack by clicking here. Select Wilder Memorial Pick your challenge(s), and Log your reading, participate in activities, […]

Derry Solid Waste group gets second grant

Derry Solid Waste group gets second grant

The Londonderry Solid Waste Group has been awarded a grant worth $7,800 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation  to help cover costs for equipment to help with collection of food scraps generated by residents and qualifying businesses of the towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. This is in addition to another grant […]

Heritage Deli hosts Heritage Cares music event to benefit Chester-Andover Family Center

Heritage Deli hosts Heritage Cares music event to benefit Chester-Andover Family Center

From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, the Heritage Deli & Bakery in collaboration with Chester-Andover Family Center, will kick off Heritage Cares Outdoor Music Series featuring Lucky Soul, a high energy, seven-piece horn band playing classical soul, funk and R&B music. The event will take place on the grounds of the Heritage […]

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Come join the fun—sign up for Grace Cottage’s 16th Annual Tour de Grace bike rally, to be held Saturday, June 26, rain or shine. Start and end any time between 8 and 10 a.m., at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend. The event is a loop of approximately 17 miles on […]

Free tickets available to 'Thumbelina' ballet in Springfield, Chester

Free tickets available to ‘Thumbelina’ ballet in Springfield, Chester

Come revel in a magical family-friendly production of Thumbelina set outdoors in early summer in Vermont. These performances are the premiere of a brand-new story ballet choreographed by Ashley Hensel-Browning set to Vermont composer Evan Premo’s Thumbelina, an original musical setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a tiny girl who goes on a big […]

To the editor: Whiting Library reopens fully after pandemic year

To the editor: Whiting Library reopens fully after pandemic year

Whiting Library is once again open to the public without an appointment. I would like to express my appreciation to library Director Deirdre Doran, Youth Services Librarian Carrie King and Assistant Librarian Will Wilcox, who have done extraordinary work navigating a very difficult year while developing and implementing innovative ways to keep our library relevant […]

Left in Andover: A love for 'Park-a-Lene' food

Left in Andover: A love for ‘Park-a-Lene’ food

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a world gone mad for pets, I am a proud but cat-free “cat person.” I got my cat Park-a-Lene in the early 1980s when we were living in our cabin in Andover. She was from a friend’s long line of fine-tempered tortoise shell beauties. Park-a-Lene was my […]

Chester Chatter: The goodness of my father

Chester Chatter: The goodness of my father

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC My father was a quiet person. He made little noise. Actually, he was shy. But what I loved about my dad was that he stepped up to support what he believed in.  I could always count on his help whenever I found myself in trouble, which was often. […]

Henry Homeyer: Summer chores in your veggie garden

Henry Homeyer: Summer chores in your veggie garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the song goes, it’s “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy!” Well, not really. Yes, I’ve planted my 53 tomato plants, 200 onions and more, but there is still plenty to do. Let’s look at a few chores you might want to do this weekend. Your tomatoes need […]

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont may be the first state in the country to reach the 80 percent threshold for Covid-19 vaccinations, nine of the state’s 14 counties, including Windham and Windsor,  remain within the 70 to 79 percent Covid-vaccination range. Windsor County’s vaccination rate is currently at 73.7 percent, Windham County is at […]

Derry Lions collect 290 lbs. of food; Composting workshop in Cavendish on June 24

Derry Lions collect 290 lbs. of food; Composting workshop in Cavendish on June 24

Londonderry Area Tri -Mtn Lions Pam Nichols and Pat Glabach are smiling over the 290 pounds of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene products and $475 monetary donations collected at the Food From the Heart drive on Saturday, May 22. Tri-Mtn Lions Gail Wyman and Randee Keith helped set up the collection area in front of […]

Weston board continues speed sign discussion; Act 64 compliance road work continues

Weston board continues speed sign discussion; Act 64 compliance road work continues

By Mallory Hopkins © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board met for the first time since the delayed Weston Town Meeting on May 25. Members opted out of their regularly scheduled meeting that would normally have taken place the same day. The town’s annual meeting had been postponed from March, due to Covid-19. […]

Andover Committee awards $1,000 scholarship; Vermont Land Trust awards student $300

Andover Committee awards $1,000 scholarship; Vermont Land Trust awards student $300

$1,000 scholarship to Loganne LaPrise The Andover Scholarship Committee has awarded Loganne LaPrise a $1,000 scholarship. LaPrise will be attending the Paul Mitchell School in Charlestown, S.C. The committee wishes her great success and the residents of Andover are proud of her accomplishments. The committee has been offering first year college/university/tech school scholarships to qualified […]

College News

College News

The University of Vermont  conferred degrees on graduates at multiple, smaller school and college ceremonies. An estimated 3,347 graduates, including 2,685 bachelors, 435 masters, 117 doctoral and 110 medical, earned degrees during the university’s 220th commencement. Here are the local graduates: Elizabeth Adams of Chester,  Bachelor of Arts Nicholas Bedi of Springfield,  Bachelor of Science […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2021

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2021

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting in-person at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 21, 2021. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the agenda. 1. Review minutes from June 7, 2021 meeting. 2. Citizen comments. 3. Discuss affordable housing in Chester […]

GM student represents Vermont in Smithsonian History Day exhibition

GM student represents Vermont in Smithsonian History Day exhibition

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont History Day presentation on Suzy ‘Chap Stick’ Chaffee researched and created by Andover student Violet Haight at Green Mountain High School has been selected to compete in the National History Day Contest. It was also chosen to be showcased virtually by the Smithsonian’s National Museum […]