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Henry Homeyer: Checking off your list of fall chores

Henry Homeyer: Checking off your list of fall chores

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Those big yellow school buses have been lumbering along for well over a month now, so you know it is time to start getting your gardens ready for winter. This is a good time to work outside: the bugs are fewer and it’s not so cold that you’ll […]

Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite national trends that are showing a decline in new Covid-19 cases, Vermont’s — and Chester’s — numbers are on the rise. Vermont saw a record-breaking new case weekly total of 1,526. The last weekly record of 1,454 was reached three weeks ago on Sept. 24; Chester’s new Covid-case number surged […]

Negotiations with Chester to begin as Andover residents weigh in on fire, ambulance

Negotiations with Chester to begin as Andover residents weigh in on fire, ambulance Tensions cool as select boards seek to find an equitable route

Video by Cynthia Prairie/Video editing by Leah Cunningham ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC  By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 35 Andover residents attended the Andover Select Board on Monday night to voice their concerns over Chester’s decision to discontinue fire and ambulance service to the town at the end of this year. […]

GM's Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie

GM’s Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie Becomes sixth boy in Vt. high school soccer to score 100 goals

   By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC WOODSTOCK Green Mountain High School Senior Everett Mosher made history on Tuesday as he scored his 100th goal in the 13th minute of a brutal knock-down drag-out boys’ soccer affair that went to double-overtime and ended in a 1-1 tie with Woodstock High School. Mosher scored […]

GMUSD board hears further details of energy audit findings

GMUSD board hears further details of energy audit findings Will look at prioritizing needs for a future bond issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday night, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District held a special meeting to begin looking at the long list of projects that came out of an “energy audit” conducted by Energy Efficient Investments or EEI over the past two years. EEI had presented […]

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

  Londonderry Tri-Mtn Lions recently donated a Trex bench to Pingree Dog Park in Londonderry. Londonderry Parks Board member Steve Bergleitner, pictured above with his dog Stella, is happy to have a bench in the park. Also pictured are, from left, Parks Board member Elizabeth Labeau, Lion Pam Nichols, Lion Randee Keith, Parks Board member […]

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney Travis Van Alstyne animates the farmer's last year, last days

 A 40-second clip of Travis Van Alstyne’s animation.By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s been more than 57 years since Weathersfield farmer Romaine Tenney responded to the taking of his farm by the state of Vermont to build Interstate-91 by setting his barns and house on fire and nailing himself inside. Since […]

Op-ed: Critical Race Theory is American history

Op-ed: Critical Race Theory is American history

By James Michael Brodie Across the country, lawmakers, educators (including the Board of Regents at my alma mater, the University of Colorado), and other interested parties are taking up discussions regarding Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project. The conflict among many White Americans is whether or not to acknowledge what actually happened to enslaved […]

Chester Chatter: Taking in the foliage along the Mohawk Trail

Chester Chatter: Taking in the foliage along the Mohawk Trail

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing When my sister Marie and I were young, around this time of year, our father would announce that it was time to head over to the Mohawk Trail. It was a family tradition. We pointed the car west to Bennington, where we always stopped to see Maude, who was […]

Henry Homeyer: Putting away veggies for winter

Henry Homeyer: Putting away veggies for winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like any industrious squirrel, I am getting food stored and ready for winter. Even if your vegetable garden is depleted, you can buy things in bulk from your local farm stand now to save for winter. Each type of veggie has its own requirements. Some like a cool […]

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School currently has two cases of Covid-19, causing the majority of the 5th and 6th graders to be sent home yesterday and today. According to Katherine Fogg, principal at both CAES and Cavendish Town Elementary School, they should be returning at the end of next week. CTES continues to […]

Chester Select Board to end contracting emergency services to Andover in 2022

Chester Select Board to end contracting emergency services to Andover in 2022 Cites 'heightened animosity' and 'clear distrust' of Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Wednesday night, the Chester Select Board decided — after a one hour executive session — that the town would no longer provide its fire and ambulance coverage to Andover after the end of this year. When the board came out of the closed door meeting, board […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 11

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 11

The Select Board of the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11 at Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. 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 September 27th meeting. 4. Public Comment […]

Chester emergency departments explain costs, training, services in Andover

Chester emergency departments explain costs, training, services in Andover

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC An informational meeting on emergency services between the Andover and Chester select boards Monday night was winding down when Andover board member Chris Walker slammed a travel mug on the table and walked out saying that the Town of Chester wasn’t listening and would force Andover to pay […]

Caretakers seek winter home for 'Jersey 5'

Caretakers seek winter home for ‘Jersey 5’ Hope has cancer; nearby permanent lodgings sought for small herd

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Andover folks who rescued the “Jersey 5” are currently seeking winter room and board for the small herd as they also deal with the news that the eye infection of one cow, Hope, was indeed caused by cancer that will likely recur. Two weeks ago, a disparate […]

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden died at home on Aug. 31, 2021 at the age of 92. Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Samuel R. Ogden III, who died on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 92. Sheila was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and spent many summers in Landgrove, Vt., before she and Sam moved to […]

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Professional Development Room of Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/81904468426| and Phone: 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call […]

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Visit the West River Farmers Market for its final market of the 2021 season. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, the West River Farmers Market, located at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, will be hosting musician Ida Mae Specker, a solo artist playing and singing traditional old-time and Appalachia-style tunes. […]

Powerful 'Mountaintop' built on sterling performances

Powerful ‘Mountaintop’ built on sterling performances

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountaintop – now running at Weston’s Walker Farm stage – is a fantasy that imagines the last night of Martin Luther King’s life set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during a thunderstorm. It is April 3, 1968. King has just delivered his […]

14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts sale set for Oct. 22 & 23

14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts sale set for Oct. 22 & 23 Gently used donations accepted for this free event

The 14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts clothing, coats and blanket drive will take place in Chester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St. Come choose free winter coats, boots, sweaters, blankets etc. for yourself or someone you know who […]