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Police ask public to ID pickup truck

Police ask public to ID pickup truck Occupants may be witnesses to Rockingham shooting

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a silver pickup truck that was in the area at the time of the Nov. 1 shooting of a Boston truck driver on Route 103 in Rockingham. In a press release this afternoon, VSP said that the occupants of the […]

Driver's death ruled homicide; police seek video

Driver’s death ruled homicide; police seek video

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The death of a produce delivery driver found in his truck on Route 103 in Rockingham on Friday Nov. 1 was ruled a homicide today. In the meantime, Vermont State Police are asking anyone who may have surveillance video that shows Route 103 from Rutland around 12:15 p.m. Friday  to […]

Man's death on Rt. 103 called 'suspicious' by police

Man’s death on Rt. 103 called ‘suspicious’ by police

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A call for a welfare check on Route 103 in Rockingham this evening led to the discovery of a man in a box truck whose death is being called suspicious by Vermont State Police. According to a VSP press release, at about 5:45 p.m. tonight, police responded to a call […]

Police search for runaway teen

Police search for runaway teen

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in locating a runaway teen. According to a VSP press release, 16-year-old Alexys Grundy was last seen around 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28  when she left a vehicle in Weathersfield on foot. Alexys is described as 5 foot 8 inches tall […]

Police seek to ID man in hit and run incident

Police seek to ID man in hit and run incident

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying they are trying to identify a man in connection with a pedestrian hit and run incident in Dummerston this past weekend, Vermont State Police released a photo taken from surveillance footage at the Sunoco station on Route 5 in that town. According to VSP press releases, around 11 a.m. […]

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to pick up a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus this morning. According to a VSP press release, the girl was waiting for a bus on Fort Hill Road in Putney […]

$120,000 committed to save wildlife corridor in Mt. Holly

$120,000 committed to save wildlife corridor in Mt. Holly

The Mount Holly Conservation Trust has received a total of $120,000 from two Vermont Community Foundation fundholders to permanently protect 346 acres in Mount Holly that connect the southern part of the Green Mountain National Forest with the Okemo State Forest and Coolidge State Forest. An anonymous Vermont Community Foundation fundholder awarded a generous $100,000 […]

State announces income guide for free, reduced school meals

State announces income guide for free, reduced school meals

The Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs has announced its policy for free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the NSLP Afterschool Snack Service and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income guidelines are effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. […]

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women's center

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women’s center

Mountain Valley funds children’s dental care The Mountain Valley Health Council, with medical offices  in Londonderry, is funding a $5,000 grant to provide on-site dental services at the Flood Brook School in Londonderry once again this year. Appointments generally include a cleaning, oral hygiene instruction and topical fluoride varnish. Some children also receive additional services […]

College aid workshops scheduled throughout area schools

College aid workshops scheduled throughout area schools

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at more than 50 local high schools — 10 of them in Windsor and Windham counties — beginning in late September and running into  early November to help families learn how to manage college costs and to fill out financial aid forms. Each year, Vermont families leave […]

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 the National 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 […]