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Michigan man pleads guilty to 2019 GMUHS bomb scare, threats

Michigan man pleads guilty to 2019 GMUHS bomb scare, threats

© Telegraph Publishing LLC A 24 year-old Holland, Mich., man pleaded guilty, in federal court in Burlington to making a threat to “shoot up” Green Mountain Union High School in February of 2019. The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont announced the plea deal on Friday, Sept. 24. According to a […]

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Solo artist Claudine Langille will make a return visit to the West River Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Langille performs original tunes and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and the Americas and is known throughout Vermont for her talent with the mandolin, tenor banjo and acoustic guitar. The […]

Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry's North Village

Community invited to 1st Main St., Master Plan presentation for Londonderry’s North Village

The first community presentation of Londonderry’s Main Street Study and Master Plan for Londonderry’s North Village Center will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at Neighborhood Connections located at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. The meeting will be hosted by Stevens & Associates of Brattleboro, the firm selected to undertake […]

Op-ed Why is there a worker shortage?

Op-ed Why is there a worker shortage?

By Jack Hoffman The Washington Post recently tackled the question a lot of people have been talking about. The headline read: “Why America has 8.4 million unemployed when there are 10 million job openings.” What was refreshing about the Post story was that it didn’t offer the usual explanation about the mismatch between jobs and […]

Left in Andover: 'Harriet the Spy' discovers a family treasure

Left in Andover: ‘Harriet the Spy’ discovers a family treasure

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my daughters were young, they loved playing Harriet the Spy. In the words of Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved protagonist, “When I grow up I’m going to find out everything about everybody and put it all in a book.” Growing up in rural Andover, it was, however, impractical to […]

Chester Chatter: Silo'd in a difficult farm job

Chester Chatter: Silo’d in a difficult farm job

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The baled hay was all packed away in the barn loft, ready for winter. That meant that until the hay was all gone, the loft could not be used as a basketball court by Don and his pals. It also meant that it was time to cut the […]

Henry Homeyer: Flowers fit for garden royalty

Henry Homeyer: Flowers fit for garden royalty

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Monarchs are on the move! It is time for their long trip to Mexico to spend the winter. And like marathon runners, they need to bulk up on calories before the event. You may have let a patch of milkweed grow on the edges of your property to […]

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning Vermont Covid cases stand at 32,610 since pandemic's start

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Surging community Covid 19 numbers have impacted area schools this week with more than 10 percent of students from the Two Rivers Supervisory Union — just under 100 students — now under quarantine. Chester-Andover Elementary School had two classrooms going fully remote and one Ludlow Elementary School classroom went to remote […]

VSP asks for public's help in identifying person

VSP asks for public’s help in identifying person

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying someone who may have been involved in a theft in Rockingham. According to a Sept. 24 VSP press release, on Aug. 28 troopers received a report of a theft from a residence in Rockingham. Police did not specify […]

More CAES students quarantining; over 10%<br> of TRSU students return to remote learning

More CAES students quarantining; over 10%
of TRSU students return to remote learning
9 Covid positives send 200 Springfield students home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As of Wednesday, Sept. 22, more Chester-Andover Elementary students are quarantining and receiving remote instruction as combined classes of fifth and sixth graders were exposed to a member of the CAES community who has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the second CAES classroom this week to […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 27

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 27

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2021 at the Andover Town Office. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the September 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time […]

GMUSD appoints new Chester director, hears results of 'energy audit'

GMUSD appoints new Chester director, hears results of ‘energy audit’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board met on Thursday, Sept. 16 and added one more member to their ranks to replace Jeannie Wade of Chester who resigned when she took a job with Chester-Andover Elementary School, which is part of the district. On the previous night, […]

Chester board hears of safety building opening, raises ambulance rates

Chester board hears of safety building opening, raises ambulance rates

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the new Public Safety Building is readied for an open house on Sunday, Sept. 26, Assistant Fire Chief Ben Whalen came before the Chester Select Board to explain that much of the new furniture and other equipment that people will see were not paid for by […]

Henry Homestead marker celebrates 200 years of a Vermont family's notable history

Henry Homestead marker celebrates 200 years of a Vermont family’s notable history

By Jillian Petroski and Tuckerman Wunderle ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Along the tree-lined winding dirt road of the Green Mountain Turnpike in Chester stands a prominent new plaque that adds more depth to the history of Vermont, the United States and six generations of the Henry family. This new state historic site marker is one […]

CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure

CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure Ludlow Elementary classroom follows suit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second-grade classroom at Chester-Andover Elementary School is meeting remotely today  because the administration learned early Friday morning that the students and teacher had come in contact with a “member of the school community” who had tested positive for coronavirus, according to Two Rivers Superintendent Lauren Fierman. […]

Senior Solutions offering two-day Tai Chi Level 1 training in Londonderry

Senior Solutions offering two-day Tai Chi Level 1 training in Londonderry

A two-day Tai Chi Level One Training, focusing on improving balance and preventing falls, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5 at Neighborhood Connections in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry. Senior Solutions will cover the full tuition of $300 as well as personal mileage for […]

Ludlow Rotary dedicates town clock to long-time member

Ludlow Rotary dedicates town clock to long-time member

Ludlow Rotary Club recently unveiled a beautiful 15-foot street clock at the corner of Main and Elm street in Ludlow in honor of long time town resident Bob Kirkbride, a Rotarian of more than 60 years who died in March 2020 at age 93. The street clock, made by Electric Time Co. of Medfield, Mass., […]

Left in Andover: To glory in the repair

Left in Andover: To glory in the repair

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my family’s farm was sold in 1987, I rescued a stash of our old baby clothes from under the eaves. It was not immediately obvious to me why my mother had preserved certain of these items. Take for example one of the toddler size T-shirts. The vintage […]

Chester Chatter: Fall cleaning is for memories

Chester Chatter: Fall cleaning is for memories

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fall has arrived. And it means I am doing my fall house cleaning. Somehow I skipped over spring cleaning and am going slow due to the fact that I am bumping into memories such as notes, photos, newspaper clippings and of course some pure junk. Here is my […]

Henry Homeyer: The art of hedges and fences

Henry Homeyer: The art of hedges and fences

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC While vacationing recently on the Maine coast I admired many nice gardens. Many of them had hedges or fences, more than I am used to seeing in rural New Hampshire. When settlers first arrived in New England they dug out stones left by the glaciers some 10,000 years […]