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Police seek help identifying credit card thieves

Police seek help identifying credit card thieves

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects who used a credit card stolen from a car at the end of August. According to a Vermont State Police press release, someone broke into a car that was parked at 1136 Guilford Center Road in Guilford […]

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

Due to a technical Google error, a cancellation notice was accidentally sent out concerning this meeting. This meeting is NOT Canceled. Below is the agenda. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679 or by phone 646-876-9923. Below […]

To the editor: Balanced budget can't make up for lost federal aid

To the editor: Balanced budget can’t make up for lost federal aid

Dithering in Washington has left a lot of states scrambling to figure out how to pay for the support and services their citizens desperately need. In Vermont, Washington’s paralysis means the legislature will have just over a month to determine whether the $7.1 billion budget Gov. Phil Scott proposed for the current fiscal year will […]

To the editor: As school year starts, Weathersfield school board chair grateful to all

To the editor: As school year starts, Weathersfield school board chair grateful to all

For all the struggles that went into reopening schools this summer, Nature did smile on Vermont’s teachers and learners this week as our kids returned to school: conditions have been perfect for outdoor activity. Going in circles around my hay fields, I had a lot of time to think and feel a surge of thankfulness […]

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

This meeting was canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679  or by phone 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 16

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 16

The Select Board for the town of Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. In person attendance is limited to 25 people, so please consider if your physical attendance is needed or if you can participate via Zoom. To join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 14

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, with appropriate distancing. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the Aug. 24 meeting. 4. […]

Scott extends state of emergency to Oct. 15

Scott extends state of emergency to Oct. 15 CDC says Vermont's contract tracing method 'best in nation'

  ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott has extended the state of emergency through Oct. 15, allowing the governor to issue executive orders as the state continues with ongoing efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic. News from the Vermont Department of Health remains overwhelmingly positive for Vermont as the state continues to lead the […]

Claudia Comstock, 73, formerly of Andover

Claudia Comstock, 73, formerly of Andover

Claudia Lucy Comstock went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 after suffering a brief illness complicated by her Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed peacefully with her devoted husband Bruce Eld at her side in Lodi, Calif. Claudia was born on Jan. 16, 1947 in Hartford, Conn., the youngest daughter of Charles […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern chides holding legislative session

To the editor: Senate candidate Stern chides holding legislative session

This year has been destructive to Vermont and the country. In particular Vermont’s budget suffered a $400 million shortfall. Businesses as well as individuals are still harmed financially. The Vermont legislature came back in session at the reported cost of $2 million.  Now if I were in the legislature I would say to my colleagues, […]

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape taking orders for annual bulb sale Chester Townscape’s annual Fall Bulb Sale featuring top-quality, deer-resistant, easy-care, hardy bulbs that will bloom in 2021, will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus. Mail-in orders, which are due by Sept. 21, will secure a person’s bulb choices. In-person sales of remaining supplies by […]

With low Vt. Covid cases, Scott focuses on school reopening, easing hospitality sector restrictions

With low Vt. Covid cases, Scott focuses on school reopening, easing hospitality sector restrictions

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With state K-12 schools set to open on Tuesday, Sept. 8, Vermont continues to lead the nation with the lowest positivity rate in the nation, as well as the lowest per capita case total in the country. Gov. Phil Scott said that Vermont’s low-Covid data continues to show why it’s possible […]

Sylvia H. Forbes, 82, born in Springfield

Sylvia H. Forbes, 82, born in Springfield

Sylvia H. Forbes, age 82, of Arden, N.C., passed away on Thursday, Aug.27, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She was born on Aug. 7, 1938 in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Ralph and Madelene (Howard) Coolidge. Sylvia was a simple lady.  She enjoyed the outdoors, painting, playing games on her tablet and was […]

GMUSD Special Meeting for Sept. 2

GMUSD Special Meeting for Sept. 2

The Green Mountain Unified School District board of directors will hold a special meeting via Zoom from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. To access the meeting:  https://trsu.zoom.us/j/96249572763  or by phone  646-876-9923.  Below is its revised agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. BOARD COMMENTS III. PUBLIC COMMENTS IV. NEW BUSINESS […]

To the editor: Sen. McCormack supporting Zuckerman for governor

To the editor: Sen. McCormack supporting Zuckerman for governor

I’ve worked well with both Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and Gov. Phil Scott for years. I’m proud to have been a part of Vermont’s tri-partisan response to Covid.  I like and respect both leaders. It is in this context that I’ll be voting for Dave Zuckerman for governor of Vermont. Dave supports family leave, and […]

State investigating Covid outbreak in Rutland County

State investigating Covid outbreak in Rutland County

The Vermont Department of Health is investigating a community outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Rutland County. The outbreak is associated with people who attended a private party at the Summit Lodge in Killington on Saturday, Aug. 19. To date, the Health Department has identified 14 cases among people who attended the event and their close […]

More Covid cases seen in southern Vermont

More Covid cases seen in southern Vermont As colleges reopen, state ups testing for returning students

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health showed a total of 48 new Covid-19 cases this past week, slightly up from the 40 cases reported last week, for a total of 1,589 total cases, with a slight uptick in cases in southern Vermont. Chittenden County continues to lead the state in new cases […]

Londonderry Special Select Board agenda for Aug. 31, 2020

Londonderry Special Select Board agenda for Aug. 31, 2020

The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday Aug. 31. 2020 rather than holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday Sept. 7 – Labor Day. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To attend online click the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82530970359  Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 825 3097 0359 ) […]

Op-ed: One Drop

Op-ed: One Drop Passing as white, denying your identity

By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC “You see, unfortunately, I am not black. There are lots of different kinds of blood in our family. But here in the United States, the word ‘Negro’ is used to mean anyone who has any Negro blood at all in his veins. In Africa, the word is […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 2

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 2

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 via Zoom and in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. In person attendance is limited to 25 people, so please consider if your physical attendance is needed or if you can participate via Zoom. To attend via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 829 […]