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Derry board asks One Londonderry to remove liaison following email kerfuffle

Derry board asks One Londonderry to remove liaison following email kerfuffle

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Concerns over the relationship of a private organization with a mission to improve aspects of Londonderry and the town government and its transparency responsibilities prompted the Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting, to take the unusual step to ask One Londonderry to remove one of […]

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Aug. 22

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Aug. 22 Panel plans to finalize short-term rental ordinance

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Aug. 22 in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s agenda 1. Changes to the Agenda 2. Review and approve minutes from 8/1 meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Finalize […]

Workers pump concrete into forms for abutment #2 on Aug. 16, nearly a month behind schedule

Popple Dungeon bridge reopening set for Sept. 5 Construction firm had sought three to five weeks more time

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement for the culvert bridge across the south branch of the Williams River a little over 3 miles out on Popple Dungeon Road has been under construction since early June and was due to reopen this weekend. But Alpine Construction was pouring concrete for abutment #2 […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 22

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road, and via Zoom. Zoom instructions are below the agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of August 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Flute-harp duo closes out Weston concert series

Flute-harp duo closes out Weston concert series

The Sundays on the Hill Concert Series wraps up with a talented flute and harp duo at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Weston Community Church, 37 Lawrence Hill Road. Vermont Symphony Orchestra flutist Anne Janson, who teaches at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College, and Rebecca Kauffman, a Burlington-based musician who is […]

SAPA-TV to hold grand re-opening in September

SAPA-TV to hold grand re-opening in September New, enlarged facility located on River Street

On Friday, Sept. 16, SAPA-TV will be re-opening its doors at it new location at 335 River St. in Springfield.  The community is invited to celebrate the occasion and to experience this new site firsthand.  The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at 335 River St. After being in the Springfield High School since […]

Chester Rotary awards scholarships to six

Chester Rotary awards scholarships to six

The Rotary Club of Chester has awarded six scholarships to graduating seniors at Green Mountain Union High School. This includes the Ladd Scholarship, a four-year scholarship of $1,000 per year in memory of Andrew and Heidi Ladd of Chester, both of whom died too young. Andrew was an active and enthusiastic Rotarian for many years. […]

Raffle to benefit Springfield Hospital

Raffle to benefit Springfield Hospital Two-night stay in Ted Williams' former Westminster home

Springfield Hospital is making the opportunity of a lifetime available to the winner of a two-night, mid-week stay for two at the Splendid Splinter Sweetheart Barn in Westminster. Discover the place where previous owners, Red Sox great Ted Williams, whose nickname was “The Splendid Splinter,” and his wife, former Miss Vermont Dolores Wettach, fell in love. […]

Hitchcock’s 'The Lodger' highlights FOLA’s annual Silent Movie Festival

Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’ highlights FOLA’s annual Silent Movie Festival

Alfred Hitchcock began filming his mysteries during the heyday of the silent movie era. His greatest silent movie thriller, The Lodger, will be the featured film at Friends of Ludlow Auditorium’s annual Silent Movie Festival. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Ludlow Town Hall’s Heald Auditorium, 37 South Depot St. […]

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections welcomed two new staff members in June: Barbara Dailey and Lois Schram Osnow, LCSW. Barbara Dailey took over as programs coordinator after nearly 16 years working in administration at Brown University, where she honed her skills in collaborating and management of programs, projects, events and data. Prior to that, she homeschooled two sons […]

Ludlow Rotarians ready ducks for annual race on Black River

Ludlow Rotarians ready ducks for annual race on Black River

In keeping with tradition, and the need for our fine feathered friends to exercise, the Ludlow Rotary Club will sponsor the 23rd running of the duck race on the Black River at noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. The ducks will be dropped from the Depot Street bridge. The first three to reach Walker Bridge will win […]

Op-ed: Protecting reproductive rights

Op-ed: Protecting reproductive rights

By Nicholas Boke I figured that if somebody was handing out glossy anti-Article 22 fliers at the Chester Town Hall on Primary Election Day, there’d be lots of somebodies handing out glossy anti-Article 22 fliers at other voting stations. I was right. The overstated hypotheticals provided in the flier are just the tack that Vermont […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug.17

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug.17

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is its agenda. To join via Zoom see below agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 3, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business 4. Police Chief Search Process 5. […]

Henry Homeyer: A few arborous musings

Henry Homeyer: A few arborous musings

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC First, August is not the best time for planting trees. Most experts suggest spring or fall when it is cooler and rain more regular. But let’s face it, I’m a gardener, and if I see a nice tree for sale, especially one in bloom or one I’ve […]

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road<br>Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

College News

College News

Tufts University of Medford, Mass., recently announced the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. Among students earning dean’s list honors are: Mark Beckwith of Chester, Class of 2022. Abby Donaghue of Andover, Class of 2023. Sarah Devereux of […]

GM students seek donations for 2023 trip to France

GM students seek donations for 2023 trip to France

Green Mountain Union High School students are seeking donations to help subsidize their participation in a exchange program in the Loire Valley of central France in April of 2023. The central part of the Loire River Valley was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. E-mail Liz Filskov with any questions or if […]

Celebration of Life for Paul Thomas Aug. 27

Celebration of Life for Paul Thomas Aug. 27

Join family and friends to celebrate the life of Paul Thomas, long time Chester resident. Paul passed away at his home on May 11, 2020 from lung cancer. He was an artist, naturalist, stone artisan , owner of Vermont Stoneworks in Grafton, and part-owner of the Hugging Bear Inn in Chester, which was founded by […]

To the editor: Reasons not to support Manchin-Schumer bill

To the editor: Reasons not to support Manchin-Schumer bill

An open letter to U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch: Please do not support the provisions of the Manchin-Schumer bill for a number of reasons.  To name some: How can further excessive government spending mitigate inflation if high government spending is one of the causes of inflation? The wind and […]