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To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

As of Wednesday March 25, 2020 Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield will not be able to hold public services of any kind, and private services will be very limited. Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine have made it very clear that if we have any chance in containing this virus we must […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

Here at Springfield Medical Care Systems, we know it is a very stressful time for everyone. To protect our patients, our healthcare workers and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing a lot of things differently. If you are sick, please call before coming to one of our clinics. If you arrive at a clinic, we […]

TRSU board agenda for April 2

TRSU board agenda for April 2

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 2. There is a clickable link on the TRSU home page to join the meeting. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. REORGANIZING THE BOARD ELECTIONS: […]

Commentary: Managing stress under Covid-19

Commentary: Managing stress under Covid-19

By Richard W. Root II, Ed.D., ABP Twin State Psychological Services New reports about Covid-19 are becoming more widespread and can be stressful to deal with. Here are some tips to help you manage stress, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook. Keep things in perspective. Take a deep breath and remind […]

Chester Select Board to hold April 15 public hearing for Town Plan changes

Chester Select Board to hold April 15 public hearing for Town Plan changes

In accordance with the provisions of 24 V.S.A. §4384, the Town of Chester Select Board will hold the second (and final) of two public hearings on April 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Offices to hear public comments on adopting the Chester Town Plan with amendments as described here. The meeting will be […]

Laurent de Rochefort, 56, of Woods Hole, Mass., graduated from GMUHS in 1982

Laurent de Rochefort, 56, of Woods Hole, Mass., graduated from GMUHS in 1982

Laurent Olivier Camille Devereaux de Rochefort of Woods Hole, Mass., free spirit, caring and kind brother, uncle and friend, died on March 27, 2020.  He was 56. Born on May 28, 1963 in Hong Kong to Jean de Rochefort and Danna de Rochefort (nee Breslin), Laurent graduated in 1982 from Green Mountain Union High School […]

College News

College News

The following students have been selected for inclusion on the fall 2019 Dean’s List for academic achievement at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Samuel Cowles of South Londonderry, a member of the Class of 2022. Keegan Ewald of Cavendish, of the Class of 2023. Hanako Kusumi of South Londonderry, a member of the Class […]

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

While Vermont communities were watching for signs the federal government would help them weather the current public health issues, 130 federal legislators had their sights set on something else. These members of Congress had the audacity to jointly petition the House Armed Services Committee, just four days after the White House declared a state of […]

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

The Chester Telegraph is republishing this letter from the Chester-Andover Family Center seeking funds. While its website is still experiencing problems, the link to its Paypal account works. The Chester-Andover Family Center is asking the community for help in keeping our Food Shelf fully stocked to meet the needs of participating residents. As you know, […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 1, 2020

Chester Select Board agenda for April 1, 2020

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 via Zoom and at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., where the Select Board chair and the town manager will be located. To log-in to Zoom call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID544 784 834  or https://zoom.us/join and add Meeting ID: 544 […]

New ways to do business with Town of Londonderry, Transfer Station & Library

New ways to do business with Town of Londonderry, Transfer Station & Library

While the Londonderry Town Office and the S. Londonderry Library are closed to the public during the Covid-19 crisis, there are still ways you can conduct business with the town, check out books and use the Wi-Fi.  And the Transfer Station is still open for some services. Doing business with the town If you need […]

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

I am writing to inform you about Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s preparedness for and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working hard and diligently to stop the spread of Covid-19, while continuing to provide high-quality medical care and to protect the safety of our community, including patients, their families, and our employees. […]

Chester Planning Commission meeting for March 30

Chester Planning Commission meeting for March 30

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. with teleconferencing available for members and the public. Below is its agenda and a note on teleconferencing. 1. Review minutes from the Feb. 17, 2020 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Approve reporting form and […]

Obituary: Robert William Kirkbride, 93, Ludlow

Obituary: Robert William Kirkbride, 93, Ludlow

Robert William Kirkbride, 93, of Ludlow left this earth on March 19, 2020 to join his wife and son. He was born on June 9, 1926 in Burlington, the son of Robert O. and Genevieve (Donahue) Kirkbride. He lost his father when he was just 3 years old, and he and his sisters, Mary and […]

Op-Ed: Legislators look for ways to address crisis

Op-Ed: Legislators look for ways to address crisis

By Sen. Alison Clarkson We are all adjusting to our new COVID-19 normal. The legislature has just finished its first week working remotely on Vermont’s response to this crisis. Each committee is addressing ways to respond to the anxieties and uncertainties we are all facing. This crisis is affecting almost every aspect of our lives, […]

College News

College News

A number of area students have been named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester. The following students have been recognized for this […]

State announces disaster loans for small business

State announces disaster loans for small business

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced Vermont small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans, following a statewide disaster declaration. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per business, providing economic support to overcome temporary loss of revenue. EIDLs may […]

To the Editor: Chester's response to COVID-19

To the Editor: Chester’s response to COVID-19

To: Chester Residents Re: COVID-19 In an effort to keep all of our residents and employees as safe as possible, the following is the Town of Chester’s response to COVID-19. This response will remain in effect until April 6, 2020, at which time we will reassess. Please read this information thoroughly so that you can […]

Obituary: Seamus Armstrong, 26, of Londonderry

Obituary: Seamus Armstrong, 26, of Londonderry

Seamus Timothy Armstrong, age 26, of Londonderry, passed away suddenly in his sleep on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2020. He was born on Aug. 22, 1993, (a month and day that he shared with his grandfather and younger brother), in Springfield to Dean and Moira (O’Neil) Armstrong. He received his education in Springfield schools and […]

GMUSD Board agenda for March 19

GMUSD Board agenda for March 19

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday March 19 at Two Rivers Supervisory Union, 609 VT-103 in Ludlow and remotely by electronic means. Contact the Two Rivers Supervisory Union for instructions on connecting to the the meeting at 875-3365 I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll […]