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Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road<br>Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

College News

College News

Tufts University of Medford, Mass., recently announced the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. Among students earning dean’s list honors are: Mark Beckwith of Chester, Class of 2022. Abby Donaghue of Andover, Class of 2023. Sarah Devereux of […]

GM students seek donations for 2023 trip to France

GM students seek donations for 2023 trip to France

Green Mountain Union High School students are seeking donations to help subsidize their participation in a exchange program in the Loire Valley of central France in April of 2023. The central part of the Loire River Valley was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. E-mail Liz Filskov with any questions or if […]

Celebration of Life for Paul Thomas Aug. 27

Celebration of Life for Paul Thomas Aug. 27

Join family and friends to celebrate the life of Paul Thomas, long time Chester resident. Paul passed away at his home on May 11, 2020 from lung cancer. He was an artist, naturalist, stone artisan , owner of Vermont Stoneworks in Grafton, and part-owner of the Hugging Bear Inn in Chester, which was founded by […]

To the editor: Reasons not to support Manchin-Schumer bill

To the editor: Reasons not to support Manchin-Schumer bill

An open letter to U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch: Please do not support the provisions of the Manchin-Schumer bill for a number of reasons.  To name some: How can further excessive government spending mitigate inflation if high government spending is one of the causes of inflation? The wind and […]

Better Days Band closes out Chester Summer Music Series

Better Days Band closes out Chester Summer Music Series

The Chester Summer Music Series wraps up with The Better Days Band at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester. The Better Days Band plays classic rock and R&B hits, sprinkled with many rare B-side gems from “back in the day.” Their unique arrangements mix […]

Neighborhood Connections fund-raiser features Wunderle's Big Top Adventures

Neighborhood Connections fund-raiser features Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures

Neighborhood Connections is bringing Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures to Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Proceeds will benefit the social services agency. With interactive circus fun and entertainment for the entire family, the Mountain Town Circus includes two circus shows, circus workshops and face painting. In […]

Grace Wilkinson receives Eileen Austin Neal nursing scholarship

Grace Wilkinson receives Eileen Austin Neal nursing scholarship

The 17th annual Eileen Austin Neal RN Memorial Scholarship for Nursing, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to Grace Wilkinson of Bellows Falls. She plans to attend Endicott College. “Growing up, my great-grandmother would tell stories of her time as a nurse,” says Wilkinson, “and I was intrigued by these stories and decided to pursue a […]

Vermont Public launches Made Here Fund

Vermont Public launches Made Here Fund Inititative to 'pass the mic' to Vermont storytellers

Vermont Public — the new name for the joint radio and television system — has launched the Made Here Fund, an initiative to broaden and diversify Vermont storytelling and support content creators. Storytellers from across the state are invited to apply for special funding for a wide range of projects and formats, including documentary storytelling, […]

International String Trio returns to Weston on Aug. 14

International String Trio returns to Weston on Aug. 14

The Sundays on the Hill Concert Series welcomes back The International String Trio on Aug. 14. All concerts are held at 4 p.m. in the Weston Community Church, 37 Lawrence Hill Road. The International String Trio was founded in 1999 by its musical director and guitarist, Slava Tolstoy. Over the last 10 years the group […]

To the editor: Vermont Public ... what?

To the editor: Vermont Public … what?

The new name “Vermont Public” has fallen flat with listeners questioning, “Vermont Public What?” The explanation from Vermont Public, presented in a flashy information piece is that “Public” is a noun and the subject is “you” meaning all of us. Now the last time I diagrammed a sentence was in middle school, some 48 years […]

Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just like kids on school vacation, your houseplants may want to go outside to play. And like your kids, don’t put them out in full sun all day without sunscreen. Well… there is no SPF 30 for houseplants, so you will have to make other accommodations. If […]

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Housing will be the focus of the Chester Planning Commission’s second of four workshops on Monday August 15th, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. With the State of Vermont, including the town of Chester, currently experiencing a shortage of affordable housing, these […]

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who burglarized the small engine shop at Bibens Hardware in Springfield. According to a VSP press release, on Friday July 29 at 3:44 a.m., someone took “multiple items” from the store. The release did not specify what […]

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the main event was a warned public hearing for an amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws — which includes its zoning regulations — Monday night’s Chester Planning Commission meeting spent far more time and energy on the undercard — a discussion of the latest draft […]

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly 20 years with the Chester Police Department, Chief Rick Cloud has told the town he intends to retire. In a July 18 letter to Town Manager Julie Hance, Cloud said he was resigning effective Jan. 7, 2023 and appreciated the opportunity the town had afforded […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

As Roger Fox retires, new doctors join Mountain Valley Health Center

As Roger Fox retires, new doctors join Mountain Valley Health Center

For nearly half a century, Dr. Roger Fox has been an inimitable fixture at the Mountain Valley Health Center in Londonderry. Fox, who grew up in England and South Africa, and received his medical training in London and Boston, took a chance on settling in rural Vermont where the community recognized the need for more […]

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A nine-week bridge construction job in Chester may stretch to 12 if the company doing the work up on Popple Dungeon Road has its way. According to Town Manager Julie Hance, Alpine Construction of Schuylerville, N.Y., has asked for three more weeks to finish the installation of […]