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GMUSD board preps for next year as Fierman departs

GMUSD board preps for next year as Fierman departs

By Lorien Strange © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The calm of Superintendent Lauren Fierman’s final meeting with the Green Mountain Unified School District Board last Thursday stood in contrast to the turbulence and tension throughout her last year with the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. With the school year done and the All Board Retreat still […]

To the editor: Ameden seeks to make a difference filling vacant Derry Select Board seat

To the editor: Ameden seeks to make a difference filling vacant Derry Select Board seat

Dear Londonderry Community, Being raised in a small town gives you a different perspective on life. Neighbors come together to help each other, while strangers can become family. Opportunities are endless for the younger generation to learn as they make their mark upon the community. I have had the privilege of growing up in such […]

To the editor: Nurse Project thanks community for support

To the editor: Nurse Project thanks community for support

My Community Nurse Project, a non-profit agency working with the residents of Londonderry, South Londonderry, Landgrove, Peru, Weston and Andover is celebrating five years of service in the mountain towns. MCNP provides nursing care, support and exceptional health care advocacy to the residents of these towns. Without the expense of office space and with just […]

Op-ed: The arrogance of Gov. Phil Scott

Op-ed: The arrogance of Gov. Phil Scott

By Ken Fredette There has been no shortage of notable quotes from Montpelier recently, and not many of them charitable. Reading that our governor referred to lawmakers as “a bit arrogant” in overriding his vetoes at a press conference Tuesday brings to mind several historical quotes and saws. What immediately came to mind were “Let […]

To the editor: Why state lawmakers overturned Gov. Scott's vetoes

To the editor: Why state lawmakers overturned Gov. Scott’s vetoes

Dear residents of Athens, Chester, Grafton and Windham, As your state representative, I am proud to have participated in the democratic process of legislating last week. On Monday, June 17, the state legislature reconvened at the State House to vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of six bills of importance to Vermont residents, taxpayers […]

The Four Seasons and ensemble at their Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction.

‘Jersey Boys:’ Hitting the high notes in intimate venue at Walker Farm Tony winning jukebox musical dives into rock history

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC I’m sitting 15 feet from Tommy DeVito as he’s riffing on how he’s gotten little Frankie Valli to start singing with his group, but it feels as though we’re much closer as the cozy glow of neon signs in the background nudge the scene forward. Because the Weston […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2024 at the Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

College News

College News

Among the 2,226 undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., who earned a spot on the spring 2024 Dean’s List are two from this region. WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects. Those students are: Kimberly Cummings of Chester, Class of […]

Bernadine 'Deanie' Hoard, 70, of Newfane

Bernadine ‘Deanie’ Hoard, 70, of Newfane

Bernardine “Deanie” Hoard passed away at home on June 12, 2024 at the age of 70. Deanie was born June 15, 1953 in Townshend, Vt., to her parents Bernard and Evelyn Hoard. Her childhood included normal Vermont things like trying to foster a deer, breaking her mom’s home canned food on rocks, and whatever else […]

The Mill in Weston during flooding. Photo by Gene Palma.

Flood buffer trees planted along West, Williams rivers

As Vermonters continue to recover from flooding and plan for the future, planting lots of native shrubs and trees is a terrific technique to build river resilience as well as protect our communities. Roots form mesh-like webs in the soil, helping keep our river banks intact; stems and trunks slow down flowing water, dissipating the […]

To the editor: Andover Republican runs for VT House

To the editor: Andover Republican runs for VT House

I am running for the House seat in the district of Windham-Windsor-Bennington. This includes the towns of Andover, Weston, Londonderry and Winhall. Earlier this spring, I was active in organizing the GOP in Andover and, to everyone’s surprise, the turnout was great. People are looking for change in our legislature. Families that have lived here […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and by Zoom by clicking here. The Select Board agenda is below. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from June 5, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Short […]

To the editor: League of Women Voters honors its male membership

To the editor: League of Women Voters honors its male membership

At the League of Women Voters, we are often asked, “can men be members of the league?” And our answer is, “of course, yes!” However, this was not always the case. When the league was founded 104 years ago, it was an organization for women, providing support for suffrage and encouraging their participation in the […]

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a unicycle?” exclaimed a young boy as other kids practiced gymnastics and ran around the gazebo in front of Chester Town Hall just before Saturday’s annual parade put on by the Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School Alumni Association. Meanwhile, the small crowd of adults took […]

College News

College News

Sarah Devereux of Cavendish, a Business Creative Enterprises major in the Class of 2024, earned Dean’s List list honors from Emerson College in Boston for the spring 2024 semester. The requirement to make Dean’s List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester. The University of Rhode Island in Kingston announces […]

To the editor: What's happened to Londonderry?

To the editor: What’s happened to Londonderry?

I have owned a home in Londonderry since 2002, and have lived here full time since 2008. I met my husband here in 1998 — our first date was at The Mill Tavern — and we always knew this would be our forever home. Back then there were locals, second homeowners and new faces to […]

To the editor: Vote for Jan Payne for State House

To the editor: Vote for Jan Payne for State House

I am writing this letter in support of the candidacy of Jan Payne of Andover for the office of state legislator representing the State House Windham-Windsor-Bennington District made up of Andover, Londonderry, Weston and Winhall. I have known Jan for nearly a decade and found her to be intelligent, articulate and most importantly honest. Seeing […]

To the editor: Chase to hold constituent meeting in Chester on Saturday

To the editor: Chase to hold constituent meeting in Chester on Saturday

Dear residents of the towns of Chester, Grafton, Windham and Athens: I am delighted that the legislative session in Montpelier ended with successes, compromises and opportunities to try again in the mix of bills that we sent to the governor for signature. Copies of my end of session report will be available at the Whiting […]

To the editor: Pajala announces she will not seek re-election to Vermont House

To the editor: Pajala announces she will not seek re-election to Vermont House

I would like to thank the residents of the Windham-Windsor-Bennington House of Representatives District for supporting my service in Montpelier over the last seven years. It has truly been an honor and an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. During those seven years, our community and the whole state of Vermont […]

College News

College News

Elyse Carola Donaghue of Andover, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2024 semester at Clarkson University in Potsdam. N.Y. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Madeline Hill of Springfield was named to the spring 2024 Dean’s List […]