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Essay: What Memorial Day means to me

Essay: What Memorial Day means to me

Editor’s note: The following essay by Miles Glidden was chosen as the best Memorial Day essay byhis peers from among all the Memorial Day essays that his class wrote. In non-Covid times, he would have read the essay during Memorial Day ceremonies held by the Chester American Legion on the Green in Chester. By Miles […]

College News

College News

Mikayla G. Lathrop from South Londonderry earned a bachelor of science degree as a member of St. Lawrence University’s Class of 2021 in April.  Lathrop graduated from the Canton, N.Y., school Cum Laude with a her BS in environmental studies-mathematics. Lathrop attended Stratton Mountain School. Mackenzie Owen Walton of Chester received a bachelor of science […]

Green Mountain Gardeners are all (green) thumbs for spring cleaning

Green Mountain Gardeners are all (green) thumbs for spring cleaning

The Green Mountain Gardeners held its annual Clean-Up Day on Wednesday, May 12, with members raking and digging into the leaves to uncover perennial flowers and bedding plants ready to blossom and thrive. This year, the group gathered at the Farrar-Masur House in Weston and, in Londonderry, the Post Office, the Rescue Squad and the […]

Sen. Clarkson: What we learned this session

Sen. Clarkson: What we learned this session High speed internet is essential; federal dollars will benefit all Vermonters

By Sen. Alison Clarkson The Vermont legislature adjourned Friday afternoon, May 21. We all agree that it was an historic session. It was the first legislative session to be conducted completely remotely during an international pandemic. And,  despite our productivity, we all long to be back in the Statehouse doing the people’s business in person. […]

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott extended a challenge to Vermonters saying that once the state reaches an 80 percent vaccination rate for all eligible Vermonters, he will lift all restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on state projections, the goal could be reached as soon as early […]

Chester man agrees to $17,406 state fine for burn violation

Chester man agrees to $17,406 state fine for burn violation

A Chester man was fined $17,406 by the state for burning a structure on his property in December 2019 in violation of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations and Solid Waste Management Rules. The Department of Environmental Conservation, under the Agency of Natural Resources, announced the fine on Tuesday evening. As The Telegraph reported at […]

GMUSD board agenda for May 20, 2021

GMUSD board agenda for May 20, 2021

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday May 20, 2021. To join the meeting go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/84290624368 Bel0w is the board’s agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. Approval of Agenda: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A. April 15, […]

To the editor: Plastics recycling proves to be a boondoggle

To the editor: Plastics recycling proves to be a boondoggle

I am writing to discuss the failures of recycling and why we can no longer rely on it to reverse the effects of the climate crisis. As the fossil fuel industry diminishes slightly each year, Big Oil now has its eye on something else: plastic. The issue with this is that it can take up […]

REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for May 19

REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for May 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 over Zoom and in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. To access via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 5, 2021 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting […]

Weekly Covid Update: Scott extends emergency order even as mask mandate nixed for fully vaxxed Vermonters

Weekly Covid Update: Scott extends emergency order even as mask mandate nixed for fully vaxxed Vermonters

  ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott extended Vermont’s state of emergency for another 30 days, even as he announced the leap to Step 3 in the Vermont Forward Plan; and eliminated the mask and social distance requirements for fully vaccinated Vermonters. As Vermont continues to lead the nation in vaccinations and […]

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 17

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 17

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 17, 2021 in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To attend go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s agenda: 1. Review minutes from May 3, 2021 meeting. 2. Citizen comments. 3. Appoint Tim Roper to conduct […]

Windham Foundation garage burglarized

Windham Foundation garage burglarized

Sometime between 5:30 Monday night and 6:30 Tuesday morning, someone broke into the front garage door at the Windham Foundation on Townsend Road in Grafton, stealing items from the garage. Vermont State Police were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday by someone from the foundation’s Maintenance Department who was reporting the […]

Green Mountain USD board agenda for May 20

Green Mountain USD board agenda for May 20

The Green Mountain Unified School District board of directors will hold its next meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 via Zoom. To access, please click here or phone: 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. Approval of Agenda: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: […]

Op-ed: On science, liberty and nonsense

Op-ed: On science, liberty and nonsense

By Sen. Dick McCormack The Vermont legislature has only a few actual scientists and constitutional scholars. But the discussion of public health, including the matter of Covid vaccinations, is a scientific discussion.  And some folks invoke questions of liberty in response.  Strange duty for citizen legislators. But neither are we all farmers, ski area operators […]

To the editor: Flood Brook School thanks Stratton Foundation, Manchester Food Cupboard

To the editor: Flood Brook School thanks Stratton Foundation, Manchester Food Cupboard

Stratton Foundation and Manchester Food Cupboard are supporting students at Flood Brook School, and Flood Brook School would like to thank both. The Stratton Foundation has donated a variety of snacks to our students and the Manchester Food Cupboard has for for and delivered these snacks. The Flood Brook School is a K-8, 300-capacity school […]

Health Dept. opens walk-in vaxx clinics to <br>out-of-staters working in Vermont

Health Dept. opens walk-in vaxx clinics to
out-of-staters working in Vermont

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont health officials announced that registration is now open, with walk-in opportunities available, to anyone who lives out of state but works in Vermont, regardless of their occupation. Human Services Secretary Mike Smith said the state might have additional announcements next week on further category expansion. Smith also said he […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 10

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 10

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10. The meeting will be held remotely on Zoom. To access online, click here. Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 862 8517 3463). Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Organization: a. Elect a […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 10

Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 10

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will meet for two site visits beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, followed by its regular meeting. To join the meeting by Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda 5 p.m. Site Visit, 397 Peck Road 5:30 p.m. Site Visit, 230 Main St., rear […]

To the editor: Flood Brook School students, staff embrace the art of tea

To the editor: Flood Brook School students, staff embrace the art of tea

At Flood Brook School a Tea Party is nothing short of transformational. “I feel the tea moving to the ends of my fingers and toes,” says a student, sipping a freshly steeped chamomile. “My circulation must be good.” At a time when nearly all children spend their school days nose-to-screen, the Flood Brook School has […]

Chester Select Board agenda for May 5

Chester Select Board agenda for May 5

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, 2021 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129. Below is the board’s agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the April 21, 2021 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting […]