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Police agencies search for missing Springfield man

Police agencies search for missing Springfield man Joshua Webster last seen in Chester in early March

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three police agencies are searching for a Springfield man who was reported missing to Hartford Police and was last seen in Chester. Joshua Webster, 39 of Springfield was last seen leaving a home on Regina Drive in Chester early in the morning on Saturday March 7. A relative reported him […]

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Effective Monday, March 30, Green Up Vermont’s plan is to postpone Green Up Day from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, May 30. The distribution of Green Up Day supplies will happen the first week in May, organizers announced. Although Green Up is shifting its planning toward May 30, the organization will still look for final […]

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

State Police check compliance at hundreds of hotels/motels

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police troopers visited 295 lodging establishments across the state to check their compliance with Gov. Phil Scott’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order which required commercial lodging establishments to immediately begin to cease operations due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a VSP press release issued Sunday afternoon. […]

Hospitals must protect patient information

Hospitals must protect patient information

From Grace Cottage Hospital In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus known as Covid-19, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within the community. While it is understandable that people want this information to protect themselves and their families, Grace Cottage […]

To the editor: Cavendish Library to close but continue offering some services

To the editor: Cavendish Library to close but continue offering some services

Out of concern for the community, the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will close to the public until further notice.  All library programs are cancelled until Monday, April 6, when the library board will make a further determination. During this time, we will be stocking the library entrance way with free books and movies, refreshed daily.  […]

Three new COVID-19 cases bring Vermont total to eight

Three new COVID-19 cases bring Vermont total to eight

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont’s Department of Health announced today that there are three more cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19. All three of the latest cases involve residents of state other than Vermont residents. To date, the DoH laboratory has reported four positive cases among Vermonters, and four cases among non-Vermonters. In a […]

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is adding and extending services to help reduce the spread of viruses during this extraordinary season of cold, flu and the coronavirus that causes an illness called COVID-19. According to Library Director Kata Welch, the library is sanitizing all items that come into and go out of the library, and […]

Ash tree ID training to be held March 10 to prep for emerald ash borer beetle infestation

Ash tree ID training to be held March 10 to prep for emerald ash borer beetle infestation

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, a forestry representative from the state will be training people on how to take an inventory of ash trees in preparation for the infestation of the emerald ash borer beetle, which has already been found in Londonderry. The training will be held in the conference room […]

Chester man cited for stalking

Chester man cited for stalking

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 39-year-old Chester man was cited for stalking and other charges by Chester Police on Thursday, Feb. 20. According to a CPD press release, on Feb. 4, 2020, police received a complaint that Michael Kennedy, 39, had been stalking and accessing email and social media accounts of a former household […]

Weston community offers free 'pop-up university'

Weston community offers free ‘pop-up university’

Several residents in the town of Weston have created what they are calling a “pop-up university” to entertain, bring the community together and offer learning opportunities to residents of the town and from throughout the area for the month of March. Classes, events and workshops will be led by people from the community – your […]

Lowe to lead Bennington-Rutland schools

Lowe to lead Bennington-Rutland schools

Randi Lowe, the special education director for the Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union since 2013, will take over as superintendent on July 1, replacing current BRSU Superintendent Jackie Wilson, who announced that she will retire as of June 30. As special education director, Lowe dealt with the variety of challenges created by the mergers of the […]

VSAC Scholarship deadline Feb. 12; Ed Agency seeks Summer Meals sponsors

VSAC Scholarship deadline Feb. 12; Ed Agency seeks Summer Meals sponsors

VSAC offers $5 million in scholarships; application deadline is Feb. 12 The deadline to apply for one of the 150 scholarships managed by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. closes on Wednesday, Feb. 12.   More than $5 million in awards are available to help Vermonters pay for their education and training after high school. Last year, VSAC […]

Vermont offering free radon testing kits

Vermont offering free radon testing kits

Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can invade your home. But you won’t know if this naturally occurring, radioactive gas is present at unsafe levels in your home – unless you test for it. That’s why the Health Department is making it easy for Vermonters to find out if their homes have high […]

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC An Athens man was arrested Saturday in connection with burglaries, auto theft and several other charges including attempting to elude police starting in Londonderry and ending in Brattleboro. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Jason Moul, 38, entered a home on Rt. 11  in Londonderry around 3 p.m. […]

Vermont Academy offers merit scholarships to local students

Vermont Academy offers merit scholarships to local students

Dr. Jennifer Zaccara, Vermont Academy’s Head of School,  has announced a new merit scholarship program for students who live in Vermont. The Vermont Scholars Program’s goal is to increase the number of Vermont students who attend the elite private school located in Saxtons River. Zaccara says that Dorothy Hall Leavitt, the wife of one of […]

Derry rescue squad seeks one-day volunteers

Derry rescue squad seeks one-day volunteers

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s annual benefit and fundraiser. Come for an hour or two, or plan to stay for lunch. Lunch, snacks and good company will be provided. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. The envelope stuffing will take place from […]

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it recently took title to the former Park Street School in Springfield from the Springfield School District. Park Street School is the headquarters for the Black River Innovation Campus, which opened earlier this year. Plans for the property include developing additional space for […]

Police look for crash driver who bolted

Police look for crash driver who bolted

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are looking for a driver who crashed on Rt. 5 in Rockingham this morning and left the scene. According to a VSP press release, police responded to a car off the road on Route 5, front of the Rodeway Inn in Rockingham just after 7 a.m. on […]

3 Vt. SMS students to compete in Youth Olympics

3 Vt. SMS students to compete in Youth Olympics

Four students at the Stratton Mountain School — three of whom are from Vermont — will represent the United States at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, taking place between Jan. 9 and 22, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The students and their sport are: Will Koch of Peru, class of 2020, Cross Country Skiing; Nina Seeman […]

State offer would boost electric vehicles

State offer would boost electric vehicles Dollar incentives for middle, low-income Vermonters

The State of Vermont this week launched an incentive program for the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles — or PEVs — which include all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, with a total of $1.1 million in funding to help Vermonters go electric. The incentives are available to: individuals with an annual […]