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Paul Truax, 84, pioneering male nurse, entrepreneur and genealogist

Paul Truax, 84, pioneering male nurse, entrepreneur and genealogist

Paul Truax of Chester died on April 23, 2019. He was 84. Born in Huntington Center, Vt., Mr. Truax was the only child of Nina (LaForce) and Albert Truax.  In 1935, he had the distinction of being born on Nov. 4, the birthday of his father’s paternal grandfather.  Although an only child, he enjoyed the […]

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 175 people enjoyed a dinner of spaghetti with meatballs, tomato sauce, garlic bread and salad and the 2020 Keewaydin trip fund banked over $1,400 on April 10. That represents the cost of sending about five students to the environmental education camp on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. The camp […]

Rep. Pajala on lead in water, minimum wage hike

Rep. Pajala on lead in water, minimum wage hike

By Rep. Kelly Pajala As we approach the end of the session it may seem like committee work is winding down, but for the Human Services Committee it looks like we may not get every bill of interest to the House floor before the budget passes both chambers. This week alone we are dealing with […]

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Pull-up contest winners Monday, April 15 started early for Springfield resident Sam McCoy who was the first competitor to participate at 6:30 a.m. in the 1st Annual Tax Day Pull-Up Contest, an event sponsored by the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and Graham and Graham PC to give individuals an opportunity to earn a […]

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Frances Winfield Bremer of Chevy Chase, Md. and Chester, Vt. passed away peacefully in her home on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.  Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1942, she grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and Old Greenwich, Conn., […]

College News

College News

Holly Landon of South Londonderry has been named to the Dean’s List for the winter 2019 term at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Full-time undergraduate students registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and earning a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher at the end of Term I or Term II are […]

Special Derry Select Board meeting for April 23

Special Derry Select Board meeting for April 23

The Select Board of Londonderry will meet in a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Personnel Matters a. Executive sessions per 1 […]

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

Dear Landowners, The Chester Snowmobile Club would like to take this opportunity to thank not only the landowners in Chester but to all the landowners throughout Vermont who generously allow the snowmobile clubs to build and maintain a trail system on their properties, allowing many to enjoy winter in a special way. Thank you for […]

Green Mountain USD agenda for April 25

Green Mountain USD agenda for April 25

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors, representing Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Art Center of Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. March […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Chester Planning Commission will be held on Thursday April 18, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. until adjourned. The special meeting will convene at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and will then embark on a van tour of Chester, after which it will return […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

“RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY”  — words from the website for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Words matter. Lowell Lake State Park’s Long Range Plan matters. This quiet system of woods, lake, swamps, fens and trails found near Londonderry has been an undeveloped park since 1977. The park is an extraordinary teacher of our connectiveness […]

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

PAX and Green Mountain High School are looking for families to host high school exchange students for Green Mountain for the upcoming school year. This is a great learning and growth opportunity for the entire family, bringing a new culture to your home that you may otherwise never be able to experience. Choose a student […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad wishes to thank our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our Annual Benefit. We would also like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our local businesses and special friends for their donations of the raffle prizes that helped to make the […]

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

Chester-Andover Elementary School 5th and 6th graders have been going to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center since 1973 — 46 years! The next lucky group of students will be heading to KEEC for a week in the spring of 2020. They will be hiking, canoeing, presenting skits  and enjoying campfires on the shores of Lake […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: April 1, 2019. [There are no minutes for April 4 as there was no meeting.] 3. Warrants, as signed, presented […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Asset Management Program; Joshua Lockhead 3. Adjourn Special Select Board meeting agenda 1. Approve […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St., in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of April 1, 2019 and April […]

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

Hello friends, We write today’s update from a welcome period of calm and hope. Weston is 4 months old and doing awesome, Vanessa is a rock and I am home. Pretty damn tired, but starting a new regimen of targeted therapy drug treatment that bring some optimism after a challenging past six weeks. We wanted […]