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The Four Seasons and ensemble at their Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction.

‘Jersey Boys:’ Hitting the high notes in intimate venue at Walker Farm Tony winning jukebox musical dives into rock history

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC I’m sitting 15 feet from Tommy DeVito as he’s riffing on how he’s gotten little Frankie Valli to start singing with his group, but it feels as though we’re much closer as the cozy glow of neon signs in the background nudge the scene forward. Because the Weston […]

Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A multi-agency police raid with a search warrant at 37 Reed St. in Springfield on Tuesday yielded fentanyl, cocaine base, crack cocaine and two handguns and led to five arrests, Vermont State Police have announced. According to police, the raid was the result of a months-long drug investigation conducted by […]

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC With more than 120 people in the Town Hall on Monday night and the memory of the heated exchanges when community members pushed back on proposed updates to Londonderry’s zoning regulations, many expected a fairly contentious hearing on the issue. But with Moderator Doug Friant running the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2024 at the Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

College News

College News

Among the 2,226 undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., who earned a spot on the spring 2024 Dean’s List are two from this region. WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects. Those students are: Kimberly Cummings of Chester, Class of […]

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was raining at 7 a.m. on Friday. That evening’s graduation ceremony was already set up in the gym at Green Mountain Union High School rather than outdoors in front of the school, where it is traditionally held. That was a disappointment for those graduating and their […]

Bernadine 'Deanie' Hoard, 70, of Newfane

Bernadine ‘Deanie’ Hoard, 70, of Newfane

Bernardine “Deanie” Hoard passed away at home on June 12, 2024 at the age of 70. Deanie was born June 15, 1953 in Townshend, Vt., to her parents Bernard and Evelyn Hoard. Her childhood included normal Vermont things like trying to foster a deer, breaking her mom’s home canned food on rocks, and whatever else […]

The Mill in Weston during flooding. Photo by Gene Palma.

Flood buffer trees planted along West, Williams rivers

As Vermonters continue to recover from flooding and plan for the future, planting lots of native shrubs and trees is a terrific technique to build river resilience as well as protect our communities. Roots form mesh-like webs in the soil, helping keep our river banks intact; stems and trunks slow down flowing water, dissipating the […]

Grace Cottage again earns top score in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Index

Grace Cottage again earns top score in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Index

In conjunction with Pride Month, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital is pleased to announce that, once again, it has earned the highest score in Vermont in the 2024 Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. Grace Cottage, UVM Medical Center in Burlington and the VA Medical Center in White River Junction tied for the top […]

To the editor: Andover Republican runs for VT House

To the editor: Andover Republican runs for VT House

I am running for the House seat in the district of Windham-Windsor-Bennington. This includes the towns of Andover, Weston, Londonderry and Winhall. Earlier this spring, I was active in organizing the GOP in Andover and, to everyone’s surprise, the turnout was great. People are looking for change in our legislature. Families that have lived here […]

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

New Thought Vermont will host a Wrap-Up Legislative Forum for Weston, Londonderry and Andover from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Located at 614 Main St. in Weston, it is the big red barn at the south end of the village that previously housed the Todd and West River Galleries. Parking is available […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and by Zoom by clicking here. The Select Board agenda is below. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from June 5, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Short […]

To the editor: League of Women Voters honors its male membership

To the editor: League of Women Voters honors its male membership

At the League of Women Voters, we are often asked, “can men be members of the league?” And our answer is, “of course, yes!” However, this was not always the case. When the league was founded 104 years ago, it was an organization for women, providing support for suffrage and encouraging their participation in the […]

GM School District board agenda for June 20

GM School District board agenda for June 20

The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at Green Mountain High School Library/Media Center, 716 Route 103 south and via Zoom. To join the meeting via Zoom, click here. Below is the board’s agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll […]

Free event: 'Coming of Age With Grit and Grace' June 20

Free event: ‘Coming of Age With Grit and Grace’ June 20

In celebration of Pride Month, Mark S. King, internationally acclaimed author of My Fabulous Disease, will speak about sexual politics, the twin epidemics of addiction and AIDS and how he has navigated sex, love and family as a gay man living with HIV for nearly 40 years. Sponsored by Senior Solutions and Bellows Falls Pride, […]

Chester board hones proposed regulations on 'nuisance animals'

Chester board hones proposed regulations on ‘nuisance animals’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The lion’s share of the Chester Select Board’s June 5 meeting was taken up with the question of how to make an “nuisance animal” ordinance that isn’t a bit of a nuisance itself. The impetus for this was the problem that a herd of goats roaming at […]

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a unicycle?” exclaimed a young boy as other kids practiced gymnastics and ran around the gazebo in front of Chester Town Hall just before Saturday’s annual parade put on by the Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School Alumni Association. Meanwhile, the small crowd of adults took […]

Cavendish announces Summer Concert Series

Cavendish announces Summer Concert Series Event kicks off Wednesday, July 3 with Gypsy Reel

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association, on behalf of the Town of Cavendish, presents the lineup of bands for the annual Wednesday Summer Concert Series on the Svec Memorial Green (intersection of Main and Depot streets), in Proctorsville. All performances begin at 6 p.m. The series starts on July 3 with local favorite Gypsy Reel, […]

College News

College News

Sarah Devereux of Cavendish, a Business Creative Enterprises major in the Class of 2024, earned Dean’s List list honors from Emerson College in Boston for the spring 2024 semester. The requirement to make Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester. The University of Rhode Island in Kingston announces […]

Annual Cavendish Village Ghost Walk June 22

Annual Cavendish Village Ghost Walk June 22

In keeping with Midsummer Night’s Eve, the Cavendish Historical Society will host the Cavendish Village Ghost Walk at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. Meet at the Cavendish Historical Society Museum, 1958 Main St. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Among the sites to be visited are the former Duttonsville School, Cavendish Village Cemetery, […]