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To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

I want to thank the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Chester and North Springfield for re-electing me to be your representative in Montpelier. I look forward to representing all of you and hope to learn more about your concerns on the issues that face our community. Again, thank you for your continued confidence in me as […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

Springfield Hospital is going through some tough times and the staff and public are worried. At a recent Springfield Hospital board meeting, members opened some of their time to public comments. This letter is in response to that meeting and to Tim Ford and George Lamb’s letter that appeared in the Eagle Times. Tim Ford […]

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Irony – As a literary device, irony is a contrast or incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality… It can also be a difference between what might be expected to happen and what actually occurs. — literarydevices.com If it weren’t for the loss of […]

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

Many thanks to the voters in the Windsor County District for re-electing me to serve in the Vermont Senate. I am deeply honored that you’ve extended your trust to me and I look forward to continuing to advocate for this large and diverse Senate district in our Statehouse. Over the last four months, I’ve canvassed, […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

The Eleventh Annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts event on Oct. 19 and 20 was truly a heart warming event. Thousands of donations of warm, gently used items were on display at the Chester Congregational Church in Chester. At least 150 shoppers were able to find coats, hats, scarves, sweaters, vests, socks, boots and more that […]

To the editor: Zupan champions American principles

To the editor: Zupan champions American principles

The fresh ideas and can-do Vermont spirit of Lawrence Zupan is  exhilarating at a time of so much negativity. As he is a champion of the American principles of free enterprise and competition, I’m inspired to cast my vote for Zupan to be our next U.S. senator for Vermont. With regard to his opponent, Bernie […]

To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

For the seventh year in a row, Green Mountain Middle and High School will be participating in the Jr. Iron Chef event this March. We have three great teams and they and their coaches are already  in the kitchen on a weekly basis, perfecting their recipes as they create one to enter into the event. […]

To the editor: CAES work is coming along

To the editor: CAES work is coming along

Work at the Chester-Andover Elementary School is going smoothly and on schedule. The slab under the classrooms that was damaged has been repaired and new carpeting has been laid. Record Concrete has demolished the old concrete pad in the boiler room and poured the new pad. The new boilers have been ordered and are due […]

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

More than 200 people attended this year’s Springfield Schools PTA Comedy Night Fundraiser grossing over $10,000. This year, the event took place on Sept. 29 at The Great Hall, at 100 River St., part of the revitalized building once home to the Fellows Gear Shaper Factory. Comedians Tom Hayes, Kyle Crawford, and EJ Edmonds kept […]

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

To the editor: Vote out Clarkson, McCormack and Nitka

The taxpayers of Vermont and Windsor County can no longer afford to have Alison Clarkson(D),  Dick  McCormack (D) and Alice Nitka (D) represent us in Montpelier. Since 2013, state Rep. Clarkson, now a state senator, has voted to raise fees and taxes on Vermonters by the astronomical amount of $344.6 million. Vermonters are struggling mightily […]

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

By Jim Condos Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the polls to vote for the people who will represent them, from Justice of the Peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, here in Vermont […]

To the editor: Get out and vote

To the editor: Get out and vote

With the midterm elections fast approaching, it’s my great hope that everyone reading this letter will take the time to vote their choice for all the local, state and federal seats that are at stake. We are fortunate to have many fine candidates who stepped up to run this year. If you’ve never voted, it […]

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph reached out on Tuesday to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders by email to also write an op-ed for The Chester Telegraph. The campaign is considering it. We will let you know of the decision. By Lawrence Zupan Next month, Vermont will elect a U.S. senator. Vermonters want a senator […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

I’m writing to thank all of my supporters all through Windsor County. I’m thankful to have met and to have wonderful people beside me through this race for the Vermont state Senate. I look forward to meeting many more great people in Windsor County. Just to say a little about who I am. I was […]

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

I’m writing to inform your readers about the candidacy of Wayne Townsend of Bethel for state senator to represent Windsor County. Wayne is a farmer, a logger, and multigenerational Vermonter. The life experience he has accumulated coupled with his drive, common sense nd honest sense of humor make him uniquely qualified to hold office. Mr. […]

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

We in the School Food Service certainly are in the middle of a unique scenario for the start of the new year. We all know the situation we have with Chester-Andover Elementary School. I was in the parking lot the morning of the event with a huge truck of groceries behind me. Needless to say, […]

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

Another successful meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District  board took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 that will help to move the work forward at Chester-Andover Elementary School. In addition to replacing the water service, which is well under way, crews can now begin work in the boiler room and replacing the carpeting in the […]

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester's best interests

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester’s best interests

I am writing this letter on behalf of the concerned residents of Lovers Lane. The condescending and disingenuous tone that the Town of Chester is taking in regard to the proposed purchase of the Tomasso property is both alarming and insulting. So, let’s cut through the bull! While the backers and proponents of this idea […]

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

The 44th Annual Fall Festival drew crowds into Chester on Sept. 15 and 16 under warm, sunny skies. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. Vendors appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town and the impressive promotional coverage of the festival. Thanks […]

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES's difficulties

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES’s difficulties

The Chester-Andover Elementary School has had an unusual start to the beginning of the school year. During the early hours of Friday, Aug. 24, before the first day of school the boiler room was flooded, due to a stripped bolt that was securing a flange. A few days later the school had its water system […]