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Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A multi-agency police raid with a search warrant at 37 Reed St. in Springfield on Tuesday yielded fentanyl, cocaine base, crack cocaine and two handguns and led to five arrests, Vermont State Police have announced. According to police, the raid was the result of a months-long drug investigation conducted by […]

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC With more than 120 people in the Town Hall on Monday night and the memory of the heated exchanges when community members pushed back on proposed updates to Londonderry’s zoning regulations, many expected a fairly contentious hearing on the issue. But with Moderator Doug Friant running the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2024 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 June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

College News

College News

Among the 2,226 undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., who earned a spot on the spring 2024 Dean’s List are two from this region. WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects. Those students are: Kimberly Cummings of Chester, Class of […]

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was raining at 7 a.m. on Friday. That evening’s graduation ceremony was already set up in the gym at Green Mountain Union High School rather than outdoors in front of the school, where it is traditionally held. That was a disappointment for those graduating and their […]

The Mill in Weston during flooding. Photo by Gene Palma.

Flood buffer trees planted along West, Williams rivers

As Vermonters continue to recover from flooding and plan for the future, planting lots of native shrubs and trees is a terrific technique to build river resilience as well as protect our communities. Roots form mesh-like webs in the soil, helping keep our river banks intact; stems and trunks slow down flowing water, dissipating the […]

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

New Thought Vermont will host a Wrap-Up Legislative Forum for Weston, Londonderry and Andover from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Located at 614 Main St. in Weston, it is the big red barn at the south end of the village that previously housed the Todd and West River Galleries. Parking is available […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and by Zoom by clicking here. The Select Board agenda is below. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from June 5, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Short […]

Chester board hones proposed regulations on 'nuisance animals'

Chester board hones proposed regulations on ‘nuisance animals’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The lion’s share of the Chester Select Board’s June 5 meeting was taken up with the question of how to make an “nuisance animal” ordinance that isn’t a bit of a nuisance itself. The impetus for this was the problem that a herd of goats roaming at […]

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

School spirit shines through cloudy day at Chester Alumni Parade

By Lorien Strange ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a unicycle?” exclaimed a young boy as other kids practiced gymnastics and ran around the gazebo in front of Chester Town Hall just before Saturday’s annual parade put on by the Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School Alumni Association. Meanwhile, the small crowd of adults took […]

GM and Ludlow-Mount Holly districts pass budgets with higher turnout

GM and Ludlow-Mount Holly districts pass budgets with higher turnout

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Residents in the two school districts that comprise the Two Rivers Supervisory Union went to the polls for the third time in as many months on Tuesday, this time passing their much-downsized budgets to run  four elementary schools and one high school, with a much higher turnout. […]

Morrow runs to replace Pajala in state House

Morrow runs to replace Pajala in state House Crowded field for Windsor Senate primaries; Chase

By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chris Morrow of Weston, the former owner of Northshire Bookstore and a new member of the Weston Select Board, has announced that he is running to replace Kelly Pajala, an Independent, as state representative for the Windham-Windsor-Bennington district, which is made up of Andover, Londonderry, Weston and Winhall. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 10 at the Andover 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 May 28th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and by Zoom by clicking here. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from May 1, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Nuisance Ordinance 6. Short Term Rental Ordinance […]

Third time school budget votes for GM and LMH on Tuesday June 4

Third time school budget votes for GM and LMH on Tuesday June 4

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday June 4, voters in the Green Mountain and Ludlow-Mount Holly school districts will go to the polls to weigh in on school budgets for a third time in as many months. Those budgets are intended to fund the operation of five schools in six towns. […]

GM school board wrestles with better use of its three school buildings

GM school board wrestles with better use of its three school buildings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week’s Green Mountain Unified School District’s Restructuring Committee meeting was like experiencing a time warp, with the discussion re-litigating portions of the Act 46 merger that created the district more than seven years ago. The original charge for the committee was to come up with ideas […]

Spauldings to head to GOP Prez Convention

Spauldings to head to GOP Prez Convention

On Saturday, May 18, Vermont Republicans gathered in South Burlington to elect 14 Republican National Committee delegates to the Presidential Convention in July. Of the 14, four were elected from Windsor County: Roy and Kelly Spaulding of Chester and Gerald and Stacey Malloy of Weathersfield. The convention will be held at the Fiserv Forum in […]

Cavendish man gets 14 months in jail on firearms charge

Cavendish man gets 14 months in jail on firearms charge

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont stated that yesterday, Thursday, May 23,  Mitchell Horton, 37, of Cavendish, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to a term of 14 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Horton previously pleaded guilty to receiving a firearm […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Tuesday May 28

Andover Select Board agenda for Tuesday May 28

The Andover Select Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 28 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Note the date change due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Below is the board’s agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of May 13 meeting. […]

Londonderry zoning proposal sparks community pushback, a board resignation

Londonderry zoning proposal sparks community pushback, a board resignation

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The row during last week’s Londonderry Select Board special meeting over proposed zoning regulations, which caused one board member to resign, continued on Monday night as more than 100 residents crowded into the Town Office meeting room, then spilled into the hallway and outdoors. […]