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Henry Homeyer: Fighting against the invasives

Henry Homeyer: Fighting against the invasives

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Well intentioned people of the past century imported many handsome plants. Unfortunately, some of them – absent the predators of their homeland – became pests here in America. These “invasives” generally spread quickly by seed and root, and can take over our gardens and adjoining wild places. […]

BRSU students return to stage to showcase musical talents

BRSU students return to stage to showcase musical talents

The sound of music returns to the Northshire this spring with a series of concerts at all six schools of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union. As an added attraction, The Dorset School will offer a theatrical twist with a production of the play The Day the Internet Died onstage at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. “It’s been too […]

In memory - Patricia Fromberger

In memory – Patricia Fromberger

My dearest Pat, It has been almost a year since you have gone and we lost the love of our lives and I, the better part of myself. Since then, I have struggled to make sense of life without you and it has been a lonely life. But the good and sweet memories we made […]

GM middle school teacher arrested on federal charges of creating child pornography

GM middle school teacher arrested on federal charges of creating child pornography

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Norm Merrill, a longtime 8th grade teacher  and Middle School coordinator at Green Mountain High School, was taken into custody today, Thursday, May 19, by Chester Police on federal charges of “producing child sexual abuse material.” The U.S.  Attorney for the District of Vermont announced […]

Special meeting of Whiting Library Trustees agenda for May 19

Special meeting of Whiting Library Trustees agenda for May 19

The Trustees of the Whiting Library will hold a special meeting  at 1 p.m. on Thursday May 19 The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Below is the board’s agenda: Call to orderAdditions to agendaExecutive session to continue discussion of personnel issuesStatus of response to public records requestDiscussion of press release in response to press […]

Stratton Mountain School gives back in service

Stratton Mountain School gives back in service

STRATTON More than 160 Stratton Mountain School students and staff spent Wednesday, May 4 giving back to local communities through the school’s SMS Gives Back event. During this annual event, SMS alumni, parents and friends are asked to give back by making a gift to the SMS annual fund, while students and staff volunteer service […]

College News

College News

Tyler Morris of West Townshend has been named to the fall’s 2021 Dean’s List at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Mass.  Morris was among more than 525 students named to the fall 2021 Dean’s List. To qualify, a full-time student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher, without incompletes. […]

BENCH PRESS! A Chester man donates seating, local firm donates labor for a charming setting

BENCH PRESS! A Chester man donates seating, local firm donates labor for a charming setting

On Friday, May 13, two new benches were installed in front of the Chester Academy Building on Main Street. The benches were purchased and donated by Chester resident Julian Sottovia in memory of his parents, and provide a relaxing place to enjoy what made Chester so special to the late couple. “My parents loved Chester,” […]

Celebration of Life for Roger Shanafelt

Celebration of Life for Roger Shanafelt

Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering in honor of Roger Shanafelt. Brunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by music and memory sharing. The event will be held at the Coger residence, 9 Lovers Lane Road in Chester, on Sunday, June 12. For more info call 802-875-1686. We hope to see […]

Graveside service set for Debbie Lurvey of Chester

Graveside service set for Debbie Lurvey of Chester

A graveside service for Debbie Lurvey of Chester, who passed away Feb. 15, 2022, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022  at the Pinecrest Cemetery, 15 Twin Maple Park, in Charlestown, N.H.

2 Collaborative staffers honored receive awards

2 Collaborative staffers honored receive awards

The Collaborative is proud to announce that two staff members, Samantha Pearce and Natalie Philpot, recently won Emerging Leaders awards from the Shires Young Professional group. This group helps young professionals and families create deep roots in the community that encourage them to stay and build a prosperous life in the Shires of Vermont. Nominees […]

GMUSD board agenda for May 19, 2022

GMUSD board agenda for May 19, 2022

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on May 19, 2022 at Green Mountain High School Library, 716 Rt. 103 South and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/85863233984 Below is the board’s agenda: I.  CALL TO ORDER (2 min): A. Roll call II. […]

Library director resigns amid questions of board censorship

Library director resigns amid questions of board censorship

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The director of Chester’s Whiting Library tendered her resignation on Thursday, May 12, on the eve of  the Whiting’s board of trustees second executive session to discuss a scheduled library event that at least one member found “too controversial” and wanted cancelled. But board chair Robert Nied […]

Cavendish Bird Walk set for Sunday May 22

Cavendish Bird Walk set for Sunday May 22 Moderate hike limited to 12 participants

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association is sponsoring its eighth annual Spring Bird Walk. Walkers will meet at the Proctor-Piper trailhead in Proctorsville at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. Marianne and Michael Walsh of the Mount Ascutney Audubon Bird Association will join Tim Calabrese of the Cavendish Trail Association to lead the birding walk […]

Springfield Medical rebrands as North Star Health

Springfield Medical rebrands as North Star Health

Springfield Medical Care Systems, an independent federally qualified health center — FQHC — serving southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, today unveiled a new name and brand identity: North Star Health. Announcing the name change, Bob Flint, chair of North Star Health’s Board of Directors, emphasized “our ownership, Board of Directors and organization have not […]

Bruce Parks, 78, of Chester

Bruce Parks, 78, of Chester

Bruce Edward Parks, 78, of Chester, passed away peacefully on April 9 at home surrounded by his wife and three children. Bruce was born to Edna Klemm Parks and Ira George Parks in Orange, N.J., on April 23, 1943. The family lived in Maplewood, N.J., until Bruce was 7, when they moved to Denville, N.J. […]

Chester Chatter: The final chapter

Chester Chatter: The final chapter

By Donna Douglas ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Life has many chapters, the final chapter for our beloved mother, Ruthie Douglas, started with a bad fall. Our mother, Ruthie a.k.a Chester Chatter, had a bad fall one morning. This was the start of a new chapter for her. My sister Jean, who had been the primary […]

Henry Homeyer: Time to plant that vegetable garden

Henry Homeyer: Time to plant that vegetable garden

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every gardener has an opinion about when to start planting the vegetable garden. Frost hardy plants like spinach, onions and peas should already be in the ground for most everyone, but tomatoes and peppers? I believe that waiting until June is right for my garden – even […]

Andrew Lavallee, 35, of Londonderry

Andrew Lavallee, 35, of Londonderry

Andrew L. Lavallee passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home in Londonderry. Andy was born in Springfield on Sept. 1, 1987, to Deborah L. Carleton (Mathews) and Andrew P. Lavallee. Andy graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester in 2006. He attended SUNY/Cobleskill in Cobleskill, N.Y., for Landscape Construction Management. […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 16, 2022

Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 16, 2022

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 16, 2022 in the Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 1. Changes to the Agenda 2. Review & Approve minutes from May 2nd,      2022 meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Bylaw Modernization […]