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Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Want to share your holiday spirit with others – at a safe distance – and brighten the season? If you are planning to put up up a display of holiday lights at your home or your business, send us an email at contest@chestertelegraph.org with your name and address and we’ll […]

GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search

GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search Fierman to review shared elementary principal structure

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three months into an unusual school year, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman broached the subject of administrative position at the schools of the Green Mountain Unified School District. Fierman was speaking to the Nov. 19 GMUSD board meeting that included on the agenda forming a […]

Chester board continues speed limit discussion

Chester board continues speed limit discussion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Speed  limits once again took center stage at the Chester Select Board’s Nov. 18 meeting with a discussion of the data collected on River and High streets and Andover Road and requests by residents of those areas seeking reductions in the speed allowed. To see the speed […]

Construction crews work on 2 Chester firehouses

Construction crews work on 2 Chester firehouses

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At either end of Elm Street in Chester, construction crews have been working on fire houses: one from the past and one for the future. On Route 103, just north of Elm Street, Wright Construction was installing a beam above the doors on the south end of […]

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Yosemite Engine Company, the independent, non-profit fundraising arm of the Chester Fire Department, on Friday presented 12 classroom sound system units to Chester-Andover Elementary School. “The Yosemite Engine Company and Chester Helping Hands had a discussion about things the school might need that were not in the […]

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

 © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the pandemic there is no reason that we can’t share the season with family, friends and neighbors by decorating the outside of our homes for everyone to enjoy as they drive by in the safety of their cars. So this year The Telegraph is putting together a map […]

109 cases: Vermont shatters daily Covid-19 record

109 cases: Vermont shatters daily Covid-19 record Exceeds pandemic daily record by 51 percent

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second day in a row the Vermont Department of Health logged a new record of Covid-19 cases today, Thursday, Nov. 12. The department’s Covid-19 Dashboard reported 109 new infections for a state total of 2,651. A department press release this afternoon said that is the highest number of […]

Vt. Covid-19 cases hit high one-day total of 72

Vt. Covid-19 cases hit high one-day total of 72

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont is no exception to the spike in coronavirus infections seen across the globe as the state Health Department today reported 72 new Covid-19 cases, surpassing the previous highest one-day number on April 4.  The total number of cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at […]

Board begins looking at Chester police policies, complaint procedures

Board begins looking at Chester police policies, complaint procedures

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police issues took center stage in separate discussions at the Chester Select Board meeting on Wednesday Nov. 4 as questions of policies, complaint procedures and a new budget hit proposed by the Vermont State Police. Board chair Arne Jonynas noted that the issue of policing and use […]

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays Fierman cites travel, visitors, returning college students

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Covid 19 cases rising across the northeast and the prospect of families and school staff traveling or hosting family members from other areas over the holidays, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman has announced that the five schools that comprise TRSU will go to remote […]

Photo gallery: Local elections called 'smooth'

Photo gallery: Local elections called ‘smooth’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A visitor to the polls in 10 local towns today heard the same word over and over: smooth. One after another, town clerks and other election officials told The Telegraph that turnout was light to moderate but steady. There were no long lines or waits to vote […]

Man found dead on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester is identified

Man found dead on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester is identified

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont native who has been living in Alaska for the past five years was found dead in an SUV parked along Popple Dungeon Road on Tuesday, Oct. 27. According to Chester Police, James Johnson Jr. , 36, of Kenai, Alaska, was found dead in an SUV in […]

Cavendish begins count of mail-in votes

Cavendish begins count of mail-in votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As announced earlier in October, on Friday, officials of the town of Cavendish counted the mail-in ballots received up to that point in preparation for this Tuesday’s election. Town Clerk Diane McNamara explained the procedure to Justices of the Peace Rolf Van Schaik and Doris Eddy, who […]

Chester town budget underspent so far this year

Chester town budget underspent so far this year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With 75 percent of the year past, the town of Chester had spent about 65 percent of its annual budget, having hit the brakes earlier this year when it looked as though the Covid-19 pandemic would result in delayed or delinquent property tax collection. At its Oct. […]

Clerks: Mail-in voting pace is brisk, few errors

Clerks: Mail-in voting pace is brisk, few errors Voter registration rolls see a jump

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Area residents are embracing mail-in voting in substantial numbers and making very few mistakes, according to several town clerks. And, since Sept. 2 more than 200 people have registered to vote in nine towns. The Vermont Secretary of State used that date as the cutoff for mailing […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cars filled with excited children lined the Green Mountain High School driveway well before the 6 p.m. start time for the Halloween celebration on Saturday. Dressed in orange, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley welcomed families and directed traffic. Waiting for the kids to cruise by were ghouls, […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 26

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 26

The Chester Development Review Board will hold a meeting preceded by site visits on Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Below are the times and places of the visits and meeting as well as the agenda. The meeting will be held via Zoom only which can be accessed through https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88516649788. 4:45 PM Site Visit 482 Mattson Road […]

GMUSD board sets graduation date as state cuts required days

GMUSD board sets graduation date as state cuts required days District reaches agreements with teachers/staff

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A singularly unsettled school year got a measure of certainty earlier this month with the passage of legislation that decided a number of questions that had vexed administrators and school boards, including the number of education days required in a year that started late on orders from […]

'Little library' for food installed at Smitty's Market

‘Little library’ for food installed at Smitty’s Market

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another effort to eliminate food insecurity in area communities, Smitty’s Chester Market and Chester Helping Hands have teamed up to install a food pantry for those who are in need. On Wednesday morning, Stu Stocker and Smitty’s owner Garrison Smith could be found leveling a wooden […]

Prospects for Church St. sidewalk in Chester distant, dimmer

Prospects for Church St. sidewalk in Chester distant, dimmer Pinske questions loan fund, election update

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Many Chester residents who use Church Street as part of their walking route have long asked for a sidewalk to separate them from the traffic. But the possibility of that happening dimmed a bit on Wednesday night as Christina Haskins of Dufresne Group gave a presentation to […]