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Andover man charged with felony trespass, mischief after two confrontations with neighbors

Andover man charged with felony trespass, mischief after two confrontations with neighbors

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 30-year-old Andover man has been arrested by Vermont State Police following two incidents on Stigers Road in the past three weeks, the second involving the destruction of a home entryway using a stolen mailbox. On Sunday, March 31, Lauren C. Mason was charged with negligent operation and disorderly conduct following […]

A scorecard for voters in the April 23 GM school budget re-vote

A scorecard for voters in the April 23 GM school budget re-vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, April  23, voters in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will go to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a somewhat smaller budget for the Green Mountain Unified School District for the 2024-25 school year. The original budget was rejected in March by […]

Zoie Saunders during the March press conference in which Gov. Phil Scott introduced her as his nominee for secretary of education. Click image to view video. Screenshot from ORCA media.

Op-ed: What will the Vermont Senate do about Zoie Saunders?

By John Walters ©2024 Vermont Political Observer Gov. Phil Scott’s administration is acting as if Zoie Saunders’ nomination as education secretary is a fait accompli. On Monday, the Agency of Education issued a press release that trumpeted Saunders’ first day on the job. Nowhere did it mention that her appointment must be approved by the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of April 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Avant Vermont Dance presents SEASONS: Spring on April 20

Avant Vermont Dance presents SEASONS: Spring on April 20

Avant Vermont Dance concludes its yearlong performance series with SEASONS: Spring, a family-friendly evening of original ballet/modern dance and interactive art making, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Comtu Cascade Park, Main Street in Springfield. Admission is by donation. Avant Vermont Dance’s company dancers and the AVD Youth Ensemble will showcase new works […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 17

Chester Select Board agenda for April 17

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from Previous Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Legislative Update; Rep. […]

Chester Townscape's hanging basket orders due April 24

Chester Townscape’s hanging basket orders due April 24

Welcome spring, beautify your home or business or celebrate Mother’s Day with a Chester Townscape hanging flower basket. The hanging baskets are in 12-inch fiber pots to reduce watering needs. The cost is $40 each by preorder. Baskets feature mixed flowers in a choice of four combinations: hot or cool colors for sunny or shady […]

Don't toss those eclipse glasses: Ludlow Rotary collecting them for South American kids

Don’t toss those eclipse glasses: Ludlow Rotary collecting them for South American kids

The Ludlow Rotary Club is collecting those special glasses that were worn while observing the recent solar eclipse. They will be shipped to South America for schoolchildren to use to view the annular eclipse that will be visible over Latin America in October of 2024. Glasses may be dropped off at three convenient locations in […]

To the editor: Land use, municipal ethics bills draw interest in Montpelier

To the editor: Land use, municipal ethics bills draw interest in Montpelier

The Statehouse is an extraordinarily busy place at the moment. The legislature is in the last month of its two-year 2023-24 biennium, which means that if bills don’t pass in the next four weeks, they are ‘dead’ until January 2025, when they can be re-introduced. So, for many issues and bills, this is crunch time. […]

Grace Cottage again wins 'Best Place to Work' award

Grace Cottage again wins ‘Best Place to Work’ award

For the second year in a row, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Road in Townshend, has been named one of Vermont’s “Best Places to Work” by VermontBiz magazine. The award, given each year by VermontBiz magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, the […]

Community vegan potluck dinner, film viewing April 17 in Chester

Community vegan potluck dinner, film viewing April 17 in Chester

All are invited to attend a Community Vegan Potluck Dinner and film viewing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., located in Chester’s historical Stone Village. Reservations are not required. Just bring along a vegan dish to share. You do not have to be vegan, […]

Recycle Arts for Earth Day at Derry Library set for April 20

Recycle Arts for Earth Day at Derry Library set for April 20

The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St., invites children of all ages to celebrate Earth Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Art teacher Casey Junker Bailey will lead a fun program of Recycle Arts. Bring old envelopes, toilet paper tubes, bottle caps and empty cereal or snack boxes and be […]

United Church of Ludlow launches campaign to restore historical bell, upgrade accessibility

United Church of Ludlow launches campaign to restore historical bell, upgrade accessibility

The United Church of Ludlow, 48 Pleasant St., officially kicks off a $50,000 capital campaign to restore its historical bell with a service and community reception on Sunday, April 28. With the campaign theme “Ring Out Love,” the church is seeking support from the community as it works to repair the disintegrating supports on its […]

Chester Democrats work to engage public in democracy, to caucus on April 26

Chester Democrats work to engage public in democracy, to caucus on April 26

At its recent monthly meeting, Chester’s Democratic Party Committee focused on how to keep American democracy alive. “We’ve got to get people more engaged with the process of democracy,” Committee Chair James Clemer said as committee members discussed a variety of activities. “There’s too much at stake.” This approach is very much in keeping with […]

'Be the Match' marrow donor event set for Saturday in Springfield

‘Be the Match’ marrow donor event set for Saturday in Springfield

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, the Kindred Market at 181 South St.  in Springfield, will be hosting a “Be the Match” event, held for the National Marrow Donor Network. Levi Parker of Ludlow, whose life was saved through such a donation, is hoping that many will attend. The NMDN helps […]

May 4 Memorial Service for Stanley Mack of Grafton

May 4 Memorial Service for Stanley Mack of Grafton

Memorial services for Stanley Mack  of Grafton, who died on Dec. 23, 2023 at the age of 76, will take place at 11 a.m.  Saturday, May 4  at the White Community Church of Grafton, at 55 Main St., with a celebration to follow. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire has been entrusted with arrangements.

CHS-GMUHS Alumni to hold Spring Fling Dance to raise funds for annual parade

CHS-GMUHS Alumni to hold Spring Fling Dance to raise funds for annual parade

The Alumni Committee of Chester High School-Green Mountain Union High is holding a Spring Fling Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the American Legion, 635 Route 103 in Chester. The event is a fund-raising effort for the upcoming Alumni Parade. Admission is $10 at the door. DJ and alumnus Paul […]

Derry Library hosts launch of 'Vermont Sugar-Maker's Song' April 13

Derry Library hosts launch of ‘Vermont Sugar-Maker’s Song’ April 13

The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St., will host the book launch of The Vermont Sugar-Makers Song by Kim Ray at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. Come learn about the tradition of Vermont’s sugaring season and enjoy some samples and sweet maple treats. The program will also include music and a story. […]

Chester board gets water/wastewater update, approves coin drops

Chester board gets water/wastewater update, approves coin drops

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Engineer Naomi Johnson of Dufresne Group updated the Chester Select Board last Wednesday on several town water and sewer projects that have been completed or are nearing completion. These include an “asset management plan” for the town’s wastewater system, an inventory of the water system to find […]

Duncan Grant Ogden, 91, of Peru

Duncan Grant Ogden, 91, of Peru

Duncan Grant Ogden, known as Monk, died on March 16, 2024 at his home in Peru with his wife, Sally, his best friend, and wife of 63 years, his three daughters, Jane, Ann, and Hannah and little dog, Fendi by his side. Monk was born in Landgrove, which was his home for most of his […]