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GM Unified School District Board agenda for July 16

GM Unified School District Board agenda for July 16

The Green Mountain Unified School Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 via Zoom. To access Zoom click here or phone 646-876-9923 I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 18, 2020 Regular Meeting IV. BOARD […]

To the editor: Native Americans not honored by mascot

To the editor: Native Americans not honored by mascot

I grew up in Upstate New York in the 1970s. I went to Girl Scout camp and stayed in cabins with names such as Iroquois, Oneida and Hiawatha. At Thanksgiving, we cut out little paper feathers and attached them to a brown strip of construction paper so that we could play Indians in the school […]

Telegraph Poll: On the GM Chieftain mascot

Telegraph Poll: On the GM Chieftain mascot

The Green Mountain Chieftain mascot has been much revered since the founding of the high school in the 1970s. It has also been criticized for racist imagery. Is this the right time to replace the Chieftain with another, less-controversial mascot? Take the Telegraph Poll below, then if you’d like to make a civil comment, please […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for July 13 (REVISED)

Chester Development Review Board agenda for July 13 (REVISED) Revision in bold

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will hold a site visit at 5:15 p.m., Monday, July 13 at 1482 Quarry Road prior to its public meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom at 6 p.m. The in-person meeting will be limited to the first 25 people, which includes DRB […]

GMUSD Finance Committee agenda for July 9

GMUSD Finance Committee agenda for July 9

The Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will hold a special meeting by Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. To attend the meeting, click here. To access by phone, call 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. PUBLIC […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 10

Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 10

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10 via Zoom. (Please note that this meeting had been scheduled for July 13.) Please click this link to find out how to access this Zoom meeting. 1. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 2. Set Tax Rate 3. Adjourn

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 in person with proper distancing at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the […]

Vermont reports 38 new Covid-19 cases in week

Vermont reports 38 new Covid-19 cases in week Drive-in fireworks displays to be allowed as guidelines change

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed nine new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for an increase of 38 cases this week, which is trending down from last week’s addition of 54. The total number of cases in Vermont now stands at 1,236 with no new deaths reported. Total deaths in Vermont have […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

The Select Board for the town of Londonderry will hold its meetings at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6 through Zoom. To access the meeting remotely:  Via web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84524719864 Via telephone: (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 845 2471 9864 Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes […]

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson votes against Vermonters

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson votes against Vermonters

In a recent opinion piece, Windsor County state Sen. Alison Clarkson, asks, “What kind of America do we want to be?” It is an important question. The causes that Sen. Clarkson supports and how she votes is not the America or Vermont that I envision. It is not an America of compassion, liberty or equality. […]

College News

College News

Holly Landon of Chester was honored as the Sports Medicine Booster Club Student Trainer of the Year during the Department of Athletics achievement awards at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. She was among those recognized by the Elmira College Department of Athletics for the achievements made by its student-athletes and staff members throughout the 2019-2020 […]

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage Hospital’s 70th Annual Hospital Fair Day is going virtual this year as it seeks to raise $34,800 for technologically advanced hospital beds that will provide increased comfort and safety for patients and nurses. Donations of new or used items of high value including jewelry, cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, and boats are greatly […]

Op-ed: Why are you 'white?'

Op-ed: Why are you ‘white?’

By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently posed a question to my friends on Facebook who identify as white: “Do you know how you came to be called white? Do you know why?” Those who responded shared their experiences of living in white skin, but none could cite the source of those […]

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

This year has brought some very unexpected changes to our daily lives. All of us have felt the impact of Covid-19. Here in Vermont we are fortunate that the virus has not affected us as gravely as our neighboring states, but we must take precautions nonetheless. I am sorry to report that the Windham Volunteer […]

August Celebration of Life for Patricia Larson of Chester

August Celebration of Life for Patricia Larson of Chester

Patricia C. Larson of Chester peacefully passed away in April with her family at her side. She was 89. The family invites you to her Celebration of Life, a memorial service to be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery at 893 High St., in Chester at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. A gathering and […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 both at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. Town Hall attendance is limited to 25 people. To access the meeting through Zoom click https://zoom.us/join use Meeting ID: 829 4001 5210 or  click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82940015210 1. Approve Minutes from the June 17, […]

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb Chester one of few area towns to allow fireworks

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for a surge of 54 cases in a week, over twice the increase of last week, with the largest jump of 20 cases being reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in Vermont on Saturday stood at […]

College News

College News

 Julia Howard of Chester has been named to winter 2020 Dean’s List of Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, N.H.  Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Mary Turner of Chester, a Television-Radio major, was named to […]

To the editor: Thanks to all for Family Center's successful Empty Bowl Fundraiser

To the editor: Thanks to all for Family Center’s successful Empty Bowl Fundraiser

The Chester-Andover Family Center Empty Bowl Soup Take Out Fundraiser, held June 10, raised $4,000 to support its Financial Assistance and Food Shelf programs. In addition to all who participated by reserving soup meals and making generous donations, we have many to acknowledge and thank. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, chef-owners of the Country Girl […]

Franklin resident dies of Covid-19 as state announces looser venue restrictions

Franklin resident dies of Covid-19 as state announces looser venue restrictions

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed one new Covid-19 death — a Franklin County septuagenarian who died on Thursday, the first coronavirus fatality since May 27. This brings the total Covid-19 deaths in Vermont to 56. Despite the new death, overall new case numbers this past week have slowed to 25, […]