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Magical story ballet 'Thumbelina' arrives in Springfield July 22

Magical story ballet ‘Thumbelina’ arrives in Springfield July 22

Audiences of all ages will delight in Thumbelina, an original story ballet from Avant Vermont Dance. The adventurous tale of a tiny girl who meets a cast of animals on her way to a magical fairyland, it will be performed at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 22 at Riverside Park, 9 Fairground Road in Springfield. […]

New interpretive sign installed at Lowell Lake Cemetery

New interpretive sign installed at Lowell Lake Cemetery

The Londonderry Cemetery Commission recently announced that an interpretive sign has been created for the  Lowell Lake Cemetery thanks to the efforts of commission members Gary Barton, Chris Blackey, Maureen Cronin, Andie Fusco and Laurie Krooss Mullen; photographers Bob Maisey and Alex Vincent; graphic designer Heidi Humphrey; copywriter Megan Farrell and Vermont’s Parks Interpretive Program […]

Local garden clubs earn statewide recognition

Local garden clubs earn statewide recognition

Two area garden clubs were honored with multiple awards during the annual meeting of the 16-member Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont in early June. The event is an opportunity to honor and recognize the time, effort and resources expended by each club. The Green Mountain Gardeners of Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Landgrove received the following […]

Dave Keller Band to play at Chester concert series July 18

Dave Keller Band to play at Chester concert series July 18

Dave Keller Band will take the stage at the Chester Summer Music Series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 on the lawn of the Academy Building, 230 Main St., across from the Green. Dave Keller earned three Blues Music Award nominations for Best Soul Blues Album of the Year in 2014, 2019 and 2021 […]

Tri-Mountain Lions Club announces Duck Derby winners

Tri-Mountain Lions Club announces Duck Derby winners

The Londonderry Area Tri-Mountain Lions Club  held a Duck Derby  fundraiser in early July along the West River. First-place duck #76, which was sponsored by Homestead Landscaping, earned $200 for Frank Blake. Pam Nichol won $120 for second-place duck #96, which was sponsored by Londonderry Builders. Third-place winner Missi Hart took home $75 with lucky […]

Mountain Garden Walks returns July 27

Mountain Garden Walks returns July 27

Green Mountain Gardeners presents the 2024 Mountain Garden Walks, a self-guided tour of six lovely gardens in the Landgrove Valley, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. The starting point is the Landgrove Town Office, 88 Landgrove Road. The tour, which helps fund the organization’s scholarship program, includes gardens that are integrated […]

Chester board considers water meter upgrade, adopts animal ordinance

Chester board considers water meter upgrade, adopts animal ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Meeting as the town’s Water Commissioners last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board heard a presentation on new metering technology that Superintendent Jeff Holden says will upgrade a system that is outdated and near the end of its useful life. The commission is considering a $95,000 upgrade for […]

Green Mountain Care Board to hold Healthcare Community Meeting in Springfield on July 16

Green Mountain Care Board to hold Healthcare Community Meeting in Springfield on July 16

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, July 16, the Green Mountain Care Board is holding one of 14 public meetings concerning options for hospital transformation and health system revitalization. This Healthcare Community Meeting for Springfield Hospital will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Springfield Town Library, 43 Main St. in Springfield and focus […]

College News

College News

Three area students graduated from Plymouth State University, located in Plymouth, N.H., on May 11. They are: Brandon Bennett of Springfield graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Policy. Mackenzie Peters of Chester graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Physiology and Madison Tennis of Springfield graduated Magna Cum […]

Luminous Crush kicks off Chester Concert Series

Luminous Crush kicks off Chester Concert Series

Luminous Crush is kicking off the five-week Chester Summer Music Series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 on the lawn of the Academy Building, 230 Main St., across from the Green. Laura Molinelli and Bay Campbell present original bluegrass, alt country, psychedelic fusion, dream pop, indie rock and whatnot. Founded in 2015, with roots […]

VINE Sanctuary offers free 'Pasture Pals' program for kids

VINE Sanctuary offers free ‘Pasture Pals’ program for kids Thursday mornings from July 11 through Aug. 15

Did you know that cows create families? Or that goats can help you make art? Kids will learn that, and even experience art with goats, at VINE’s Pasture Pals, a free humane education program designed for elementary school children. Each session takes place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursdays beginning on July 11 and […]

So. Derry Library hosts bear-themed art, reading program July 12

So. Derry Library hosts bear-themed art, reading program July 12

The South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St., invites children of all ages to a summer art-making adventure with art teacher Casey Junker Bailey at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Learn how to draw Bear and friends, get some library swag and take home a copy of the Caldecott Honor Book Bear Came […]

Two awarded Springfield Rotary scholarships

Two awarded Springfield Rotary scholarships

SPRINGFIELD SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: From right, Springfield Rotary Club President Debbie Cox and Scholarship Committee members Jim Fog, Bob Flint and Ed McQuaide flank this year’s Rotary Scholarship winners Springfield seniors Lily Farnsworth and Marshall Simpson, who were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship. Farnsworth will be attending Roger Williams to study architecture and Simpson will be […]

Vermont launches site to aid problem gamblers, train service providers

Vermont launches site to aid problem gamblers, train service providers

The Vermont Department of Mental Health announces the launch of a website designed to assist individuals and families affected by problem gambling. VTGamblingHelp.org is a resource for those seeking immediate assistance and support for problems related to gambling, as well as those looking to promote healthy and responsible gaming behaviors.  Over 11,600 Vermont residents are […]

Chester Democrats to hold Senate primary candidate forum July 16

Chester Democrats to hold Senate primary candidate forum July 16

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Five candidates running for the Democratic nomination for three Windsor County state Senate seats with be participating in a forum for Democratic Primary candidates organized by the Chester Democratic Committee. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. […]

Springfield Players presents 'It Had To Be You'

Springfield Players presents ‘It Had To Be You’ Show runs weekends July 12-14 and July 19-21

Springfield Community Players second production of its 2024 season —It Had To Be You  — will be presented at its theater at 165 South St., at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and 19 and Saturday, July 13 and 20, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 and 21. It Had To […]

Soul Rockers to perform July 10 in Proctorsville

Soul Rockers to perform July 10 in Proctorsville

Soul Rockers will be performing at the Concert on the Green series in Proctorsville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. The Svec Memorial Green is located at the intersection of Depot and Main streets. Soul Rockers is renowned for captivating performances and exceptional musical talent. This group of diverse musicians comes together to perform […]

Vermont joins states urging Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on 'ghost guns'

Vermont joins states urging Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on ‘ghost guns’

Maryland Matters Staff Report ©2024 Maryland Matters Vermont has joined 21 states, the District of Columbia and the Northern Mariana Islands urging the Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on “ghost guns,” unregistered and untraceable weapons that can be assembled at home from kits. The brief, filed Wednesday by attorneys general from the 24 jurisdictions, […]

Jennie Wright, 87, of Chester

Jennie Wright, 87, of Chester

Jennie Ella (Smith) Wright, 87, of Chester, passed peacefully at home on July 2, 2024. Born in Windsor, Jennie was the oldest of seven children born to Harold and Oriet (Linscott) Smith. She was married to George E. Wright until his passing in March of 2003. Jennie and George managed dairy farms in Colchester, Cabot […]

Ludlow Fire Chief Kolenda 'retires,' gets a 'ride home' parade

Ludlow Fire Chief Kolenda ‘retires,’ gets a ‘ride home’ parade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ludlow Fire Chief Peter Kolenda started his career in firefighting in 1970 as a junior firefighter in Proctorsville. He was just 11 years old. This past Sunday, he “retired” as chief, but said he’d stay on as a Ludlow firefighter just so he could “be the old […]