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Green Mountain Power warns of phone scams

Green Mountain Power warns of phone scams

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Power is alerting customers about a sudden surge of scam calls from people claiming to be with the company. According to a GMP, dozens of customers have reported a caller threatening immediate power shut off unless they pay their bills immediately. The company says these calls are scams […]

To the editor: Banish 'Groundhog Day;' Vote for Nikki Haley

To the editor: Banish ‘Groundhog Day;’ Vote for Nikki Haley

Since the hit movie starring Bill Murray came out in the 1990s, the term Groundhog Day — meaning a monotonous, unpleasant and repetitive situation — has become part of the English lexicon. As I watch the 2024 election unfold, it seems like Groundhog Day all over again.  We are trapped in a time loop that […]

College News

College News

Hilary Morrow of Weston was named to the Dean’s List at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., for the fall 2023 semester. Morrow is a member of the Class of 2026. Dean’s List honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. Niko Huber of South Londonderry was named to the […]

To the editor: Lisa Rufa on her race for Chester Select Board

To the editor: Lisa Rufa on her race for Chester Select Board

I was unable to attend the Candidates Night, however I would like to answer the questions so voters can read my position on the issues that affect Chester. Question 1: Why do you want to serve on the Chester Select Board? I would like to serve on the Select Board because like so many in […]

To the editor: Thanks to the Wantastiquet Rotary for contributions to Bob Perry Lane House

To the editor: Thanks to the Wantastiquet Rotary for contributions to Bob Perry Lane House

Martha Dale and Patty Eisenhaur, co-chairs of the Mountain Towns Housing Project Steering Committee, thank the Wantastiquet Rotary Club for its contribution to the Bob Perry Lane House. Their help in providing all of the appliances for the home in addition to other financial support has been instrumental in finishing the project. Kara Corlew and […]

To the editor: Why I will vote for Nikki Haley in the Vermont presidential primary

To the editor: Why I will vote for Nikki Haley in the Vermont presidential primary

I usually vote Democratic and will probably vote for President Biden in November, but I will be voting for Nikki Haley in Vermont’s presidential primary election on March 5. Here’s why: Vermont is one of only 15 states that have an  open primary in which all registered voters, regardless of their party affiliation, can vote […]

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s note: This column first ran in February of 2012. Most of us enjoy knowing the names of our acquaintances – including trees. It’s tougher to identify trees in winter because most have no leaves, which is how we generally recognize trees. But by observing overall shape, bark, […]

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Florida and Chester, Vt.

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Florida and Chester, Vt.

Gabe Ladd, 43, of Clearwater, Fla., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. Gabe was born on September 23, 1980 in Hanover, N.H., the son of Andrew and Heidi (Buxton) Ladd, and spent his youth in Chester, Vt. Gabe loved to learn; he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, a Master’s […]

Ludlow Shaw's eyes flood wall, July re-opening

Ludlow Shaw’s eyes flood wall, July re-opening

By Cara Philbin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Shaw’s in Ludlow may reopen by the 4th of July, if the Vermont state fire marshal approves the plans presented at last week’s meeting of the Ludlow Development Review Board, according to Bill Faradie of Vertec Corp., the construction management firm handling the rebuild. The store closed, then […]

To the editor: Tim Roper asks for your vote for seat on the Chester Select Board

To the editor: Tim Roper asks for your vote for seat on the Chester Select Board

I’m Tim Roper and I’m running for a one-year seat on the Chester Select Board. I hope you’ll vote for me on Tuesday, March 5. I’ve been involved in the community for the 30 years I’ve been in Chester, from coaching and refereeing youth sports to serving on the Planning Commission for the past seven […]

Meet three candidates for Chester Select Board

Meet three candidates for Chester Select Board

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph sent a series of questions to the three candidates who are vying for two one-year terms on the Chester Select Board. Those two seats are currently held by Heather Chase and Peter Hudkins. Chase, who also serves as a state representative, is not seeking reelection and Hudkins […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 26

Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 26

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 26 at the Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of February 8th and February 12th meetings. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

College News

College News

Jordan Smith of Weston has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. Muhlenberg College students and Muhlenberg College School of Continuing Studies students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement. The following local residents were named to the […]

Meet the three candidates for the GMUSD board

Meet the three candidates for the GMUSD board

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph sent a series of questions to the three candidates who are vying for two three-year terms on the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District, which oversees Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools and Green Mountain Union High. One of those two Chester seats is currently held […]

Op-ed: Voting rights at Andover Town Meeting

Op-ed: Voting rights at Andover Town Meeting

By Madeline Bodin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Where will you be on Monday, March 4 at 5 o’clock? If you live in Andover and you say, “Leaving work, of course,” you have a problem. For the second time in two years, Andover’s Town Meeting will be held on a weekday afternoon. There is a well-respected […]

To the editor: Economic development efforts heard in Montpelier

To the editor: Economic development efforts heard in Montpelier

I want to bring you up to date on some of the activities that I have been involved in during this current legislative session at the State House in Montpelier. In the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, on which I sit, we took testimony on the Film and Creative Media Workforce Development Initiative from […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 21

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 21

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  To access the meeting via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from the February 7, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen Comments/Answers from […]

Terrigenous' Wunderle honored with Olmsted Award

Terrigenous’ Wunderle honored with Olmsted Award

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Scott Wunderle, PLA, ASLA of Terrigenous Landscape Architecture of Chester has been award the Olmsted Award from the Vermont Association of Landscape Architects. Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The award, named after founding father of American urban landscape architecture Frederick Law Olmsted, celebrates Wunderle’s “tireless commitment to […]

To the editor: Hudkins sees self as 'independent centrist' who gives sleigh rides

To the editor: Hudkins sees self as ‘independent centrist’ who gives sleigh rides

Peter Hudkins here. I was having my coffee this morning before going to do my barn chores, waiting for the wood stove to get going before I left, when I read the article in The Telegraph. Although my name was not in the article it was in the flyer for the Republican “Meet the Candidates” […]

Okemo resort event celebrates love and marriage

Okemo resort event celebrates love and marriage

By Cara Philbin ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was love at first lift for one couple who got engaged at Okemo Mountain on Saturday. “Skiing is the first sport we’ve truly enjoyed together,” Rajesh Budhani of New York City told The Telegraph, after he proposed to his partner Marco Barragan at the Quantum Six lift […]