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Vaxx signups start Monday for those 65+

Vaxx signups start Monday for those 65+ Covid-19 infections drop as deaths rise; state considers making educators' vaccines a priority

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the 65+ age band is poised to begin registering for the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, March 1, Gov. Phil Scott indicated that state officials are considering priority vaccinations for educators and school staff as the state’s focus heats up to get children back to full-time in-person learning. Although Scott would […]

Chester Planning Comm. agenda for March 1

Chester Planning Comm. agenda for March 1

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 5 p.m. on Monday March 1. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen comments 2. Discuss letter to Select Board about Peter Hudkins presentation at the February 17, 2021 Select Board meeting. 3. Discuss agenda and set […]

Springfield, Ludlow to be among 11 new EV <br> fast-charging stations in Vermont

Springfield, Ludlow to be among 11 new EV
fast-charging stations in Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that 11 new plug-in electric vehicle fast-charge stations are scheduled to be installed across Vermont over the next two years. The charge stations will be located in Springfield, Ludlow,  Wilmington, Rutland, Newport, Enosburgh, St. Johnsbury, Johnson, South Hero, Randolph and Fair Haven. The chargers will be a part of the […]

To the editor: Vote for Chase for Chester Select Board

To the editor: Vote for Chase for Chester Select Board

We are supporting Heather Chase in her campaign for re-election as one of three candidates for a three-year position on the Chester Select Board. Having served on the Select Board for six years, Heather has demonstrated good leadership in maintaining and improving Chester as a comfortable and livable place for us to live, work and […]

To the editor: Hoser would bring unique abilities to Chester Select Board

To the editor: Hoser would bring unique abilities to Chester Select Board

Having personally been in need of emergency services in the last few years, I’ve been fortunate to have had the very competent services of physician assistant Will Hoser on a number of occasions. I received not just effective medical care from him, but also the comfort and reassurance of his caring manner. The warmth and […]

To the editor: Vote for Hoser for Chester Select Board

To the editor: Vote for Hoser for Chester Select Board

Dedication and commitment to one’s community are the hallmarks of a good public servant, and that is why I am delighted to write a letter in support of Will Hoser for a one-year term on Chester’s Select Board. I have known Will for 16 years and know that he is someone who really cares about […]

Margaret Elizabeth Cheshire, 78, of Winhall

Margaret Elizabeth Cheshire, 78, of Winhall

WINHALL Margaret Elizabeth Cheshire, aged 78, passed away at home in Vermont on Feb. 17, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with colon cancer. She was born June 10, 1943 in Huntington, N.Y., to Charles and Charlotte Quinn. Peggie was the third of five children: Joe (Liz), Helen (predeceased 2008), Jamie (Louise) and Paul […]

Op-ed: VPR/Vermont PBS -- The Vermont media conglomerate

Op-ed: VPR/Vermont PBS — The Vermont media conglomerate

By Matt Krauss The largest non-profit media organization in Vermont history –made up of Vermont Public Radio and the Vermont Public Broadcasting System — will soon have 117 employees, an annual budget $18 million and $91 million in assets. Seven Days has around 43 employees; VtDigger around 22. How many at your local newspaper? Its […]

Weekly Covid Update: Travel restrictions loosened for those vaccinated

Weekly Covid Update: Travel restrictions loosened for those vaccinated

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With vaccination rates and dose allotment on the rise and new Covid-19 cases on the decline, Gov. Phil Scott announced on Friday a loosening of travel restrictions, as well as changes to protocols within long-term care and other senior living facilities, for fully vaccinated Vermonters. Scott also said changes are expected […]

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Feb. 22, 2021

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Feb. 22, 2021

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a special meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday February 22, 2021. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 To attend by phone dial (646) 558 8656 and use meeting id: 885 1664 9788 Below is the commission’s agenda: Citizens Comments Discuss the presentation Peter Hudkins made to […]

Meet the Candidates: Three vie for two 1-year seats on Chester Select Board

Meet the Candidates: Three vie for two 1-year seats on Chester Select Board

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three races for the Chester Select Board are being contested in this year’s election: Three people are running for a three-year term and another three people are running for two one-year terms. Leigh Dakin and Jeff Holden are seeking re-election to their one-year seats and are being challenged by Will […]

Meet the Candidates: Three seek 3-year seat on Chester Select Board

Meet the Candidates: Three seek 3-year seat on Chester Select Board

Three races for the Chester Select Board are being contested in this year’s election: Three people are running for a three-year term and three people are also running for two one-year terms. Heather Chase, who currently holds the three-year seat, is running for re-election. She is being challenged by Jeannie Wade and Scott Blair. (Leigh […]

Collaborative hosts pianist, recovered addict Benjamin Lerner

Collaborative hosts pianist, recovered addict Benjamin Lerner

The Londonderry-based Collaborative’s Refuse to Use program is offering a virtual evening of recovery and music beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 with guest artist composer, writer, radio host and recovery advocate Benjamin Lerner. Lerner, who lives in Vermont, will share his personal experience and struggles with addiction – as well as his […]

To the editor: Chase has proven track record on Chester Select Board

To the editor: Chase has proven track record on Chester Select Board

The first time met Heather Chase, I was a new state representative. She approached me (at the Post Office to be exact) to discuss an issue she felt was important to Chester. Over the course of my six years in the legislature, I often heard from Heather on issues that touched on the well-being and […]

To the editor: Chester greenhouse project thanks supporters

To the editor: Chester greenhouse project thanks supporters

Chester Community Greenhouse & Gardens is sincerely grateful to the Town of Chester Select Board for its Feb. 3, 2021 letter supporting our proposed community greenhouse project. What began as just an idea discussed by a few avid gardeners at the beginning of the pandemic, has taken root to become a full-fledged non-profit organization in […]

Grace Cottage hosts Cabin Fever Online Auction

Grace Cottage hosts Cabin Fever Online Auction

Too much time stuck at home? Ready to dream for the future? Grace Cottage’s Annual Cabin Fever Online Auction, held now through Feb. 24, offers a chance to bid on Caribbean trips, an African safari, local foods, outings to local restaurants and inns, fun outdoor venues, arts & crafts and more. Included are an array […]

Chester Planning Board agenda for Feb. 15

Chester Planning Board agenda for Feb. 15

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15 via Zoom. To access the meeting https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: ​810 2925 6359  or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Feb. 1, 2021 meeting. 2. Citizens Comments 3. Discuss document which addresses the Select Board request for “a summary […]

Chester Townscape offers trees, shrubs for sale

Chester Townscape offers trees, shrubs for sale

Chester Townscape has released its selections for this year’s Tree and Shrub Sale to support Townscape’s public landscaping projects, such as the flowering planters and bridge boxes and other seasonal decorations that beautify public places around town. CT’s annual Tree and Shrub Sale provides landowners with the opportunity to beautify their own properties with good-size, […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 17

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom only at 6 p.m. on Wednesday February 17, 2021. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the February 3, 2021 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business 4. Skateboard Park Funding […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 15

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 15

The Londonderry Select Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 2021. To join the meeting online go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88290878819  To join via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 882 9087 8819) Below is its agenda: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes […]