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Vocal trio In the Rough performs Feb. 18 in Weston

Vocal trio In the Rough performs Feb. 18 in Weston

The vocal trio In The Rough will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Old Parish Church in Weston, 100 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The trio is made up of Lisa Brigantino, Lori Brigantino and Andover resident Susan Haefner. The concert will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and […]

Springfield Humane Society hosts animal communication workshop Feb. 1

Springfield Humane Society hosts animal communication workshop Feb. 1

To help you connect better with your pets, Springfield Humane Society is hosting animal communicator Jeannie Lindheim, via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 1. Do you ever wonder what your animal is thinking and feeling? Are there behavior issues that you are trying to solve? Are there several animals in your household and would you […]

VEDA offering short-term forgivable loans to all business sectors

VEDA offering short-term forgivable loans to all business sectors

As of Nov. 1, 2022, the Short Term Forgivable Loan Program application is open to all business sectors. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees, operating since March 13, 2020 and suffering economic harm from Covid-19 may apply. The application deadline is 4 p.m.,  Friday,, March 31, 2023. For application and guidelines visit the VEDA website. […]

Henry Homeyer: Drafting a plan for your garden

Henry Homeyer: Drafting a plan for your garden

By Henry Homeyer © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is a good time to make plans. If you are willing to spend just 15 minutes a day, every day, from spring to fall you can create an edible showcase for beauty: the splendid look of ripe red tomatoes, multi-colored Swiss chard, or glossy green peppers. […]

Chester board finalizes budget; cannabis retailer on the horizon; citizen police panel discussed

Chester board finalizes budget; cannabis retailer on the horizon; citizen police panel discussed Town meeting vote could end election of clerk, treasurer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC While issues like a report from the town’s Cannabis Control Commission, thoughts on a police citizen advisory board and the approval of the warning for Town Meeting were on the Chester Select Board’s Jan. 18 agenda, one line on the proposed 2023 budget took up a significant […]

Op-ed: GM founding principal says time is right to change the Chieftain

Op-ed: GM founding principal says time is right to change the Chieftain

By Graham Nye ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the Green Mountain High School was created in 1971, Chester High School teams were known as the Sentinels. As we transitioned from Chester High School to Green Mountain — a task that I played a role as principal of the newly built school — it was determined […]

Derry board considers stricter short-term rental ordinance

Derry board considers stricter short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday Jan. 23 meeting, the  Londonderry Select Board took up a draft ordinance to regulate short-term rentals. The draft that was posted on the town’s website as part of the board packet was basically the ordinance adopted by the Chester Select Board back in December.  […]

Andover board sends $1.066M budget to voters

Andover board sends $1.066M budget to voters

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC As expected, the Andover Select Board on Monday night signed off on the town’s first $1.066 million spending plan with nary a complaint or dissent. Referring to the 2023-24 budget proposal, board member Robin Trask said, “There’s nothing frivolous here.  It’s all about the trucks and the gas […]

Chester Dems seek donations for 18th annual Share Heat Fundraiser

Chester Dems seek donations for 18th annual Share Heat Fundraiser

The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its 18th annual Share Heat Fundraiser. Because fuel prices have risen significantly, the need for heating fuel assistance to provide warmth and comfort continues to grow. Your donation to the Share Heat Fundraiser will keep the heat on for those in our community who need help with home heating […]

College News

College News

Willem Bargfrede of Chester, the son of Michele and Dave Bargfrede, was named to the fall 2022 Dean’s List of Champlain College, located in Burlington. To make the college’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. Madison Tennis of Springfield, an Elementary Education and Youth Development […]

LWV speaker series on Impact of Climate Change on Vermont continues Feb. 8

LWV speaker series on Impact of Climate Change on Vermont continues Feb. 8

The League of Women Voters of Vermont, in partnership with Kellogg-Hubbard Library, presents the fourth installment of its five-part 2022-2023 lecture series on The Impact of Climate Change on Vermont at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. This presentation will be a current legislative initiatives update and will provide a preview of relevant state legislation […]

Sen. Clarkson: Housing a priority as new legislative session in Montpelier begins

Sen. Clarkson: Housing a priority as new legislative session in Montpelier begins

By Sen. Alison Clarkson Our 2023 legislative session in Montpelier is off to a fast start. Only two and a half weeks into the session, we’ve already passed our first bill (H.42 which extends remote options for Town Meetings and the Open Meeting law). Committees are meeting and being brought up to speed on the […]

Wildlife photographer presents talk, slideshow on Feb. 3 in Proctorsville

Wildlife photographer presents talk, slideshow on Feb. 3 in Proctorsville

Noted wildlife photographer and Proctorsville resident Tim O’Donoghue will present a slideshow and talk titled How to Photograph Wildlife at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. The presentation, illustrated with his photos, will take place at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main St., Proctorsville. O’Donoghue is an accomplished photographer and has been an avid […]

Derry house project raises fund to cover panel system

Derry house project raises fund to cover panel system

Cynthia Gubb, chair of the Mountain Towns Housing Project  Fundraising Committee, says that the Bob Perry Lane project has raised sufficient funds to order the house panel system from LaValley’s in Ludlow. Gubb called it “perfect timing for the project. Placing the order now will ensure that the panel system will be constructed over the […]

Henry Homeyer: Time for the rundown on spring flower shows

Henry Homeyer: Time for the rundown on spring flower shows

By Henry Homeyer ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The spring flower shows are always a contrast to the cold, icy days of winter. Bright flowers, garden paraphernalia and numerous workshops make these events fun – both for beginner and expert. Here is this year’s offerings, starting with the first ones in February and going on until […]

Op-ed: Vermont needs more housing; support necessary changes to state law

Op-ed: Vermont needs more housing; support necessary changes to state law

By Nicholas Boke All that state Rep. Seth Bongartz (D-Manchester) and his colleagues are doing is facing the fact that lovely Vermont just isn’t what it thinks it is anymore. The bill they’re proposing to enable housing development by banning single-family zoning and allowing duplexes and even three- and four-unit homes in some municipalities just […]

GMUSD board agrees to 'retire' Chieftain name

GMUSD board agrees to ‘retire’ Chieftain name 'Indian head' image was dropped two years ago

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a move that was a surprise to at least one board member, the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted tonight, Thursday, Jan. 19, to discontinue the use of the Chieftain name. The district had voted to stop using the image of a Native American in […]

Former Flood Brook teacher offered principalship at CAES

Former Flood Brook teacher offered principalship at CAES

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District, during a special meeting on Wednesday night, voted to offer Joanne Blane, an instructional coach for the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union and former teacher at Flood Brook School in Londonderry, a one-year contract as principal of Chester-Andover Elementary […]

Chester-Andover Family Center plans expansion

Chester-Andover Family Center plans expansion New storage- and sorting-room planned

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The aftereffects of a lightning strike several years ago at the Chester-Andover Family Center has sparked a plan for expanding the building, located at 908 VT-103 in Chester, to accommodate more storage, sorting space for donations and added comfort for the all-volunteer staff. Nena Nanfeldt, a board member […]

College News

College News

Southern New Hampshire University of Manchester, N.H., congratulates the following students on being named to the fall 2022 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 for the reporting term are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or […]