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Hearing scheduled for Merrill plea change

Hearing scheduled for Merrill plea change

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seven months after his arrest on charges of producing child pornography in his Chester home, Norman Merrill is scheduled enter a change of plea in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss on Dec. 20. On May 23, Merrill pled not guilty to a three-count indictment […]

Derry rescue squad recognizes service with awards

Derry rescue squad recognizes service with awards

© Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad held its annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus in Peru on Sunday Nov. 13. With 51 people attending, the organization – which serves the towns of Andover, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston and Windham – gave out […]

Second meeting of TRSU's 'Portrait of a Graduate' set for Dec. 5

Second meeting of TRSU’s ‘Portrait of a Graduate’ set for Dec. 5

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 25 community members gathered in the library at Green Mountain High School on Monday Nov. 14 to participate as a “design team” in the first of four meetings aimed at answering the question “what should a graduate from a Two Rivers Supervisory Union school – elementary, […]

Sign up now for Dec. 10 Chester-Andover Senior Christmas dinner

Sign up now for Dec. 10 Chester-Andover Senior Christmas dinner

Sign up now to reserve your spot or meal for the 46th annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner, which will take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the cafeteria at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT-103, Chester. As in years past, this full turkey dinner with all the fixings will be accompanied by […]

Mountain Towns Housing Project under way

Mountain Towns Housing Project under way

Paul Alcorn, chair of the Mountain Towns Housing Project, has announced that the Bob Perry Lane house is well under way, and the steering committee has reached the first milestone of $100,000 in fundraising to get things started. The Bob Perry Lane house is a modest home currently under construction that will be sold to […]

Public listening sessions coming to Ludlow on substance misuse

Public listening sessions coming to Ludlow on substance misuse

The Black River Area Community Coalition is capturing 100 stories on the issues and trends around substance misuse in the communities of Ludlow, Chester, Plymouth and Mount Holly. Five listening sessions will be held at Java Baba’s, 57 Pond St., Ludlow on the following dates: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. […]

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Shop local this season and win. Plaid Friday, Nov. 25, marked the official kick-off of the 5th Annual Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce brings this fun, collaborative program to the community again this year. With so many area merchants participating in the rewards stamp program, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The spirit of the season arrived in Chester on Friday, with the delivery of 500 Christmas trees for the Chester Fire Department’s annual sale. Firefighters and other volunteers – including a number of children – gathered at Rt. 103 south across from Marshall Road – to unload […]

'Giving Tuesday' at Grace Cottage Hospital

‘Giving Tuesday’ at Grace Cottage Hospital

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude, which falls on Nov. 29 this year. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend asks its friends and neighbors to help it cross the finish line and raise $50,000 for a much-needed expansion of its […]

TRSU Board agenda for Dec. 1

TRSU Board agenda for Dec. 1

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 01 at the Ludlow Elementary School’s Professional Development Room, 45 Main St. in Ludlow and over Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/85756476936| Phone: 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call […]

Holiday events throughout the region

Holiday events throughout the region Tree sales and lightings, musical events, community dinners

By Stacia Spaulding ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The holiday season is upon us. Do you need a Christmas tree or are you wondering where to find Santa? Maybe a night of relaxation and fun is on your list. The Telegraph has compiled a list of holiday events in the region. Our Calendar of Events contains […]

St. Luke's hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

St. Luke’s hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

Celebrate the holiday season joyfully by visiting St. Luke’s Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts to Go!   The event will take place in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St.  (Route 11 W) in Chester, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. This event is open to the public […]

Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Bring a friend or make new ones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry. Launch into Girl Scouts is a free out-of-this-world event. Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts and troop openings while the girls participate in fun space-themed activities. Can’t make it […]

Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

Nordic Harmoni will usher in the holiday season with a concert featuring traditional Swedish songs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Nordic Harmoni will be joined by two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians. Gangspil, featuring Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica and Kristian Bugge on […]

Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Living in New England is a joy, but we gardeners do have some challenges: cold winter winds, deer, rocky soil and more. As we get ready for winter, one of the biggest challenges for many of us are the deer. They are hungry and relentless. In my […]

Chester board hears from attorney about STR ordinance

Chester board hears from attorney about STR ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s Select Board continued deliberating on an ordinance that would require registration of  short term rentals — like Airbnb and VRBO — to gather information about the effects of such rentals on the town and to ensure that fire and safety regulations are observed. Back in August, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 28

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 28

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 28 at the Town Office, 953 Andover Weston Road and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8690215007 The meeting ID is 869 021 5007 and the passcode is 146374 Below is the board’s agenda: 1. Call Meeting to […]

Blaze destroys Chester home, displacing family of eight

Blaze destroys Chester home, displacing family of eight Firefighters work amid bitter temperatures

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters from more than a dozen departments responded to Chester for a fire that destroyed a home that housed eight on Route 103 north near Wymans Falls Road and closed the highway for several hours on Sunday night as temperatures dropped into the low teens. According to […]

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color seeks to put more BIPOC people on nonprofit boards

Vermont Professionals of Color Network  has announced that it has launched its Civic Engagement Listings, with a goal of providing access to previously exclusively white spaces like nonprofit board of director positions, for Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The new Civic Engagement Listings page is designed to increase visibility of nonprofit board- and other […]

District governor visits GM Interact Club

District governor visits GM Interact Club

On Monday, Nov. 7, Rotary District 7870 District Gov. Randell Barclay visited the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School to discuss its participation in the KIVA program. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored high school leadership program that adheres to the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” KIVA is an international nonprofit […]