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Kendall to remain in Andover GMUSD seat -- for now

Kendall to remain in Andover GMUSD seat — for now

By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Scott Kendall, Andover representative on the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District, has decided to hold on to his seat for the time being after announcing his intention to resign last December. His intention to resign meant that the town of Andover was facing electing a […]

Londonderry to hold wastewater public information meeting Feb. 29

Londonderry to hold wastewater public information meeting Feb. 29

The Londonderry Select Board is hosting a public information meeting on the proposed Village Wastewater Project in preparation for the upcoming town bond vote. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Town Office Building, 100 School St., South Londonderry. For those who wish to participate remotely, click this […]

To the editor: Thanks to the Wantastiquet Rotary for contributions to Bob Perry Lane House

To the editor: Thanks to the Wantastiquet Rotary for contributions to Bob Perry Lane House

Martha Dale and Patty Eisenhaur, co-chairs of the Mountain Towns Housing Project Steering Committee, thank the Wantastiquet Rotary Club for its contribution to the Bob Perry Lane House. Their help in providing all of the appliances for the home in addition to other financial support has been instrumental in finishing the project. Kara Corlew and […]

Free art demo, workshop at Whiting on March 2

Free art demo, workshop at Whiting on March 2

Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, will celebrate art on Saturday, March 2 with a free demonstration and workshop. As a closing event to the Saxtons River Art Guild exhibition at the library, members will present a colored pencil demonstration in the morning and a watercolor painting workshop in the afternoon. Join Liz Winchester-Larson for […]

To the editor: Why I will vote for Nikki Haley in the Vermont presidential primary

To the editor: Why I will vote for Nikki Haley in the Vermont presidential primary

I usually vote Democratic and will probably vote for President Biden in November, but I will be voting for Nikki Haley in Vermont’s presidential primary election on March 5. Here’s why: Vermont is one of only 15 states that have an  open primary in which all registered voters, regardless of their party affiliation, can vote […]

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s note: This column first ran in February of 2012. Most of us enjoy knowing the names of our acquaintances – including trees. It’s tougher to identify trees in winter because most have no leaves, which is how we generally recognize trees. But by observing overall shape, bark, […]

Chester Police arrest armed road rage suspect

Chester Police arrest armed road rage suspect Two songs and a cellphone picture aid in the arrest

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a case that a Chester officer described as an example of how technology can help in crime investigations, police arrested a 19-year-old Bellows Falls man who allegedly brandished a gun in a road rage incident on Route 11 on Thursday. Around 3 p.m. Thursday, 911 dispatchers […]

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Florida and Chester, Vt.

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Florida and Chester, Vt.

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Clearwater, Fla., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Gabe was born on September 23, 1980 in Hanover, N.H., the son of Andrew and Heidi (Buxton) Ladd, and spent his youth in Chester, Vt. Gabe loved to learn; he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, a Master’s […]

Ludlow Shaw's eyes flood wall, July re-opening

Ludlow Shaw’s eyes flood wall, July re-opening

By Cara Philbin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Shaw’s in Ludlow may reopen by the 4th of July, if the Vermont state fire marshal approves the plans presented at last week’s meeting of the Ludlow Development Review Board, according to Bill Faradie of Vertec Corp., the construction management firm handling the rebuild. The store closed, then […]

Make a quilt square on Feb. 28 in honor and remembrance

Make a quilt square on Feb. 28 in honor and remembrance

In honor of Black History Month, and in remembrance of Gloria Leven, the Cavendish Historical Society and the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library are offering an opportunity to make a quilt square from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the library, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Quilting has played a significant role in […]

To the editor: Tim Roper asks for your vote for seat on the Chester Select Board

To the editor: Tim Roper asks for your vote for seat on the Chester Select Board

I’m Tim Roper and I’m running for a one-year seat on the Chester Select Board. I hope you’ll vote for me on Tuesday, March 5. I’ve been involved in the community for the 30 years I’ve been in Chester, from coaching and refereeing youth sports to serving on the Planning Commission for the past seven […]

Meet three candidates for Chester Select Board

Meet three candidates for Chester Select Board

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph sent a series of questions to the three candidates who are vying for two one-year terms on the Chester Select Board. Those two seats are currently held by Heather Chase and Peter Hudkins. Chase, who also serves as a state representative, is not seeking reelection and Hudkins […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 26

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 26

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 26 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 February 8th and February 12th meetings. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

College News

College News

Jordan Smith of Weston has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. Muhlenberg College students and Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement. The following local residents were named to the […]

Chester quarry appeal set for April 1; Julian brother behind bars in Connecticut

Chester quarry appeal set for April 1; Julian brother behind bars in Connecticut

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The earliest date that Chester Development Review Board members and lawyers for both the complainants and the Julian Materials company could synchronize their calendars to meet over the appeal of the notice of violation by the company is Monday, April 1. Considering the length of the issue […]

Meet the three candidates for the GMUSD board

Meet the three candidates for the GMUSD board

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph sent a series of questions to the three candidates who are vying for two three-year terms on the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District, which oversees Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools and Green Mountain Union High. One of those two Chester seats is currently held […]

Chester Republican Committee launches inaugural candidates' event

Chester Republican Committee launches inaugural candidates’ event

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC After years of dormancy, the newly revived Chester Republican Committee held its first event on Sunday, drawing an audience of about 35 residents to hear from several “conservative-leaning” candidates running for Chester Select Board and the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District. The event was held at the Chester […]

Windham Aging hosts open-topic discussion March 8 in Londonderry

Windham Aging hosts open-topic discussion March 8 in Londonderry

Neighborhood Connections will host a Windham Aging listening session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8 in the Meeting Place, 5700 Mountain Marketplace, Londonderry. The session will consist of a short presentation after which individuals are invited to share ideas and concerns about issues related to aging, such as housing, healthcare, transportation, socialization, […]

Chester gets $47,000 grant to remove, replace ash trees

Chester gets $47,000 grant to remove, replace ash trees

By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester has received a $47,000 federal grant that will allow it to remove more than 25 ash trees in the village in poor condition or subject to  emerald ash borer. The grant also will allow the town to plant replacement trees and purchase a watering […]

Op-ed: Voting rights at Andover Town Meeting

Op-ed: Voting rights at Andover Town Meeting

By Madeline Bodin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Where will you be on Monday, March 4 at 5 o’clock? If you live in Andover and you say, “Leaving work, of course,” you have a problem. For the second time in two years, Andover’s Town Meeting will be held on a weekday afternoon. There is a well-respected […]