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GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

GM senior Svec named Commended Student in Merit Program

Green Mountain Union High School Principal Lauren Fierman has announced that senior Zoe Svec of Chester has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and th eNational Merit Scholarship Corp., which conducts the program, will be presented by Fierman to this scholastically talented […]

Westonite joins Fisher Financial's Chester office

Westonite joins Fisher Financial’s Chester office

Justin P. Croteau has joined the Chester, Vt., office of the regional New England financial advisory firm of Fisher Financial Advisors, where he will work closely with Ron Theissen CPA, CFP. Croteau, who holds a BA and MBA from Providence College, has worked in marketing and development in higher education and hospitals including Carnegie Mellon […]

Derry Rescue Squad offers medical responder course

Derry Rescue Squad offers medical responder course

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad will be offering an Emergency Medical Responder course beginning in late September. Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 25 through Dec. 19. at the Rescue Squad Building, 6068 Route 100 in Londonderry. State testing will follow. EMRs are often the first medical personnel […]

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Legislation working its way through Congress will impact Individual Retirement Accounts. Learn about the proposed law and  how best to prepare for the changes that come with it when Ron Theissen speaks at the Chester Rotary First Thursday program from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Fullerton […]

Vermont opts out of federal Title X funding

Vermont opts out of federal Title X funding Cites Trump administration rule against abortion services

Following new federal limits on how federal Title X funding can be used, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD has notified the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the state of Vermont will stop using those funds provided to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for family planning services in Vermont. Instead, the Vermont […]

Police seek help in masked wine burglary

Police seek help in masked wine burglary

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police in Westminster are asking the public for help in identifying a burglar who stole wine earlier this month. According to a press release, during the night between Saturday Aug. 3 and Sunday Aug. 4, an unidentified man wearing a mask broke into the Putney Mountain Winery in […]

Grafton Road closed Aug. 14 through Aug. 16

Grafton Road closed Aug. 14 through Aug. 16 Closure is part of ongoing repairs of Rt. 35

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The major work currently being done on a portion of Grafton Road (Rt. 35) in Chester will require the closure of the road from Wednesday Aug. 14 through Friday Aug. 16. The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days. The detour around the closures […]

6 area students participate in leadership program

6 area students participate in leadership program

Three students from Green Mountain Middle/High School in Chester and three from Riverside Middle School in Springfield recently joined in the statewide SEEDS Summer Leadership Training Program held at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, sponsored by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and funded by its federal GEAR UP grant. They spent spend three days and two nights on […]

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

B ennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent Jackie Wilson has announced her planned retirement for one year from now, on June 30, 2020. “After 27 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent,” said Wilson, “it’s time to start the process of moving on to the next chapter.” The supervisory union includes Flood Brook School in Londonderry. “Jackie […]

WPTC's new executive artistic director debuts<br>  with 'The Fantasticks'

WPTC’s new executive artistic director debuts
with ‘The Fantasticks’

Susanna Gellert, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s new executive artistic director, will make her Weston directorial debut with the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, which will run June 20 through July 13. Gellert brings her successful history of delivering fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to classic, well-known works such as Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure and A […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary brought in more than $12,500 for college scholarships in its first Trivia Night fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 25 at the Chester American Legion. About 100 trivia fans competed at 16 tables of six players each to determine the Chester Trivia Champs. The winning team was The Irrelevants, consisting of Lynne Reed, Lyn […]

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Yesterday, police learned that Potwin was at […]

Police search for 'potentially dangerous' man

Police search for ‘potentially dangerous’ man

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are alerting the public about a potentially dangerous man and asking for tips to help locate him according to a press release this afternoon. Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, is wanted on two arrest warrants — violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Sugar Bob's sriracha takes home food honor; One Credit gets OK to expand in Vt., N.H.

Sugar Bob’s sriracha honored by Specialty Food Association Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind, a small, family-owned business owner by Londonderry residents “Sugar Bob” Hausslein and Andrea Ogden, took home another win last month from the Specialty Food Association for its Smoked Maple Sriracha. The winning hot sauce is a take on the spicy Thai condiment that […]

Police seek information in daytime burglary

Police seek information in daytime burglary

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for information in their investigation of a daytime burglary in Westminster. At about 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, the owner of a house on Alden Street returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen a beige Sentry safe, cash and prescription […]

UPDATE: Rolling roadblock on I-91 early MONDAY - expect delays

UPDATE: Rolling roadblock on I-91 early MONDAY – expect delays

UPDATE: The rolling roadblock scheduled for tomorrow has been changed to Monday © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tomorrow, April 26, 2019 beginning at about 6:30 a.m. (weather permitting) there will be a northbound rolling road block on I-91 at the Williams River Bridge in Rockingham. The delay will be for line striping. Then northbound motorists […]

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

UPDATE: SUSPECT FOUND DEAD. Read the story here. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police have asked the public to be “aware and alert” while they and New Hampshire State Police search for a man suspected in two second-degree murders. According to the VSP alert, arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, […]

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting focus groups regarding health related matters including, unmet health needs, access to services and barriers to care. Groups will be held in Springfield, Chester, Ludlow, Londonderry and Bellows Falls in Vermont and  in Charlestown, N.H., in mid-May, 2019. The focus groups will include a light dinner, and a […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]