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Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

Chester reports 19 new Covid-19 cases as state numbers rise

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite national trends that are showing a decline in new Covid-19 cases, Vermont’s — and Chester’s — numbers are on the rise. Vermont saw a record-breaking new case weekly total of 1,526. The last weekly record of 1,454 was reached three weeks ago on Sept. 24; Chester’s new Covid-case number surged […]

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

  Londonderry Tri-Mtn Lions recently donated a Trex bench to Pingree Dog Park in Londonderry. Londonderry Parks Board member Steve Bergleitner, pictured above with his dog Stella, is happy to have a bench in the park. Also pictured are, from left, Parks Board member Elizabeth Labeau, Lion Pam Nichols, Lion Randee Keith, Parks Board member […]

Op-ed: Critical Race Theory is American history

Op-ed: Critical Race Theory is American history

By James Michael Brodie Across the country, lawmakers, educators (including the Board of Regents at my alma mater, the University of Colorado), and other interested parties are taking up discussions regarding Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project. The conflict among many White Americans is whether or not to acknowledge what actually happened to enslaved […]

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School currently has two cases of Covid-19, causing the majority of the 5th and 6th graders to be sent home yesterday and today. According to Katherine Fogg, principal at both CAES and Cavendish Town Elementary School, they should be returning at the end of next week. CTES continues to […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 11

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 11

The Select Board of the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11 at Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the September 27th meeting. 4. Public Comment […]

Caretakers seek winter home for 'Jersey 5'

Caretakers seek winter home for ‘Jersey 5’ Hope has cancer; nearby permanent lodgings sought for small herd

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Andover folks who rescued the “Jersey 5” are currently seeking winter room and board for the small herd as they also deal with the news that the eye infection of one cow, Hope, was indeed caused by cancer that will likely recur. Two weeks ago, a disparate […]

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden, 92, of Landgrove

Sheila More Ogden died at home on Aug. 31, 2021 at the age of 92. Sheila was predeceased by her husband, Samuel R. Ogden III, who died on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 92. Sheila was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and spent many summers in Landgrove, Vt., before she and Sam moved to […]

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Professional Development Room of Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/81904468426| and Phone: 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call […]

To the editor: People should not be used as mascots

To the editor: People should not be used as mascots

Mascots are symbolic figures adopted by a group to bring them good luck, to promote a sense of teamwork and unity, and to symbolize the attributes that the group aspires to. A stereotype is an oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.  I believe that, when an image is based […]

Green Mountain Unified School Board to hold special meeting Oct. 5

Green Mountain Unified School Board to hold special meeting Oct. 5

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the GM High School Media Center,  716 VT-103 in Chester, and via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/86497767646 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. PUBLIC […]

Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

Weekly Update: Fewer CAES students remain in quarantine; state seeks better tracing method

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester elementary school students have returned to in-person instruction this week, with only a handful of students in quarantine, according to Katherine Fogg, principal at both Chester-Andover and Cavendish Town elementary schools. The Springfield School District’s four schools were all closed on Monday to catch up with contact-tracing efforts, but were […]

Special Select Board meeting with Andover, Chester set for Monday

Special Select Board meeting with Andover, Chester set for Monday Discussion to revolve around emergency services operations

The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting with the Andover Select Board at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover-Weston Road, in Andover. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Educational/Training Session with Andover on Emergency Services Operations – no action will be taken – […]

College News

College News

Hana Kusumi of South Londonderry has been named to the Dean’s List for St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y., for achieving academic excellence during the summer 2021 semester. Kusumi is a member of the Class of 2023 and is majoring in government and philosophy and had attended Stratton Mountain School. To be eligible for the […]

Audrey Daniels, 67, of Chester

Audrey Daniels, 67, of Chester

Audrey “Aud” Daniels, 67, of Chester,  beloved mother of Laura Daniels, passed away on Sept. 17, 2021 from a sudden illness at UVM Medical Center. Audrey was born in Springfield,  daughter of the late Melville and Joan Heidtmann Daniels. She lived her life in Chester and loyally worked at Grand Union and Shaw’s until her […]

Op-ed Why is there a worker shortage?

Op-ed Why is there a worker shortage?

By Jack Hoffman The Washington Post recently tackled the question a lot of people have been talking about. The headline read: “Why America has 8.4 million unemployed when there are 10 million job openings.” What was refreshing about the Post story was that it didn’t offer the usual explanation about the mismatch between jobs and […]

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning

Weekly Covid Update: Some local classes return to remote learning Vermont Covid cases stand at 32,610 since pandemic's start

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Surging community Covid 19 numbers have impacted area schools this week with more than 10 percent of students from the Two Rivers Supervisory Union — just under 100 students — now under quarantine. Chester-Andover Elementary School had two classrooms going fully remote and one Ludlow Elementary School classroom went to remote […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 27

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 27

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2021 at the Andover Town Office. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the September 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time […]

Henry Homestead marker celebrates 200 years of a Vermont family's notable history

Henry Homestead marker celebrates 200 years of a Vermont family’s notable history

By Jillian Petroski and Tuckerman Wunderle ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Along the tree-lined winding dirt road of the Green Mountain Turnpike in Chester stands a prominent new plaque that adds more depth to the history of Vermont, the United States and six generations of the Henry family. This new state historic site marker is one […]

Reporting issues boost state Covid-19 numbers

Reporting issues boost state Covid-19 numbers Windsor County positive numbers continue to rise

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC This week, Vermont Health Officials were able to deflect a record-setting daily total of 314 positive Covid-19 cases announced on Thursday by indicating that there were some reporting issues from various partners that were impacting that number. The previous highest daily total was 266 cases reported for March 31, 2020. […]

GMUSD Board agenda for Sept. 16, 2021

GMUSD Board agenda for Sept. 16, 2021

The Green Mountain Unified School Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 16, 2021 in the Chester-Andover Elementary School Library, 72 Main St. in Chester and  via Zoom. To attend go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/88161992476 I. CALL TO ORDER (2 min): A. Roll call II. Approval of Agenda (2 min): (Additions & […]