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Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

The Development Review Board for Chester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Town Hall following the two site visits listed below. 5:15 p.m. Site Visit 1726 VT Rt. 103 South 5:25 p.m. Site Visit 2206 Green Mtn. Turnpike 6 p.m. Public meeting 1) Review draft minutes from the June 24th meeting 2) Citizens comments […]

To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions. I heard answers like: greed because they can because there is no incentive to cut costs and because we have […]

College News

College News

Kaya Mulligan of South Londonderry has been named to the President’s List for Champlain College of Burlington for the spring 2019 semester. Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. Mulligan is majoring in Social Work. The following students have been named to the Champlain […]

Nature Museum hires new exec director

Nature Museum hires new exec director

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As it embarks on celebrating its 30th anniversary — and with eyes toward a new phase of program and facility expansion — the Nature Museum announces the appointment of  Vanessa Stern as its new executive director. The museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, and is open 10 a.m. to […]

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

The Londonderry Conservation Commission has issued the following statement in response to plans proposed by the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation: STATEMENT ON LOWELL LAKE We of the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in keeping with the powers and duties required of us under 24 V.S.A. § 4505, have: Studied the Lowell Lake State Park Long Range […]

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Chester following an illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Charles “Peanut” and Barbara (O’Dell) Bertrand. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1972. Mr.. Bertrand served […]

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Green Mountain High School Library, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 20, 2019 […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 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 the July 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as Windham County sheriff. He will be sworn in tomorrow, Thursday, July 11. Anderson fills the vacancy left by Keith Clark, who retired June 30 after 12 years as sheriff. Anderson brings more than 15 years of law enforcement experience to the role, including extensive […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Highway Report: Open Sealed Bids: Chester Hill Culvert; Truck – 2500 Pickup Truck 3. Other Business 4. Date of Next Selectboard Meetings: July 18, 2019 at Town Garage. […]

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet in a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Attorney/VLCT Guidance on proper procedure.* 3. Town Plan – Pursuant to 24 VSA 4385, this is a Selectboard meeting following the first public […]

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

Social Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement and more. There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information. By using www.socialsecurity.gov, you know that what you’re reading and […]

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates across Vermont and New Hampshire, including one to Chester resident Rachel Guerra. Brett Smith, president and CEO of One Credit Union, noted that to qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible […]

Curious hearts, complicated lives come alive in 'I and You'

Curious hearts, complicated lives come alive in ‘I and You’

By Bob Behr ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse’s newest offering, Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, is a beautifully written — and beautifully presented — story of two young people at a critical moment. If you go (and you should), your first impression will be scenic designer Tim Mackabee’s spectacular stage set, which remains in […]

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019 in Chester at the age of 61. Mr. Hennessy was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children, preceded in death by Nicky and Susie, celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, […]

College News

College News

Chelsea McAllister of Chester has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Recreation Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts for studies completed in 2019. The following students graduated in spring from the Practical Nursing Program at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center: Olivia Dostal of Chester Megan Peters of Landgrove Jenny Allison of Springfield Matilda […]

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 19, 1943 in Ferrisburgh, the son of John J. and Ruth (Newville) Jerome. He attended school in the Ferrisburgh area. He served in the U.S. Army during the […]

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The severe thunderstorm predicted for Saturday held off as Londonderry’s annual Independence Day Parade went off under sunny blue skies.  A large crowd was on hand to enjoy the festivities as summer heat and humidity finally arrived. All photos by Bruce Frauman, click any photo to launch the gallery.   […]

To the editor: Open house on Lowell Lake Master Planning set for July 25

To the editor: Open house on Lowell Lake Master Planning set for July 25

The Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation will host an open house on the Lowell Lake State Park Master Planning Project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Londonderry Town Hall, 137 Middletown Road in South Londonderry. Concept design alternatives will be presented at stations with detailed information available for viewing […]

Chester marks Kennedy's retirement

Chester marks Kennedy’s retirement

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 120 people showed up at Chester’s town garage last Thursday to congratulate Highway Foreman Graham Kennedy and wish him well on his retirement. Kennedy, who has worked for the department for 30 years – with more than 20 of those as foreman – chatted and joked with the […]