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Telegraph receives Facebook News Relief Fund grant

Telegraph receives Facebook News Relief Fund grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday morning the Facebook Journalism Project announced The Chester Telegraph is among the 144 recipients of its Covid-19 Local News Relief Fund grants. The grant program, according to the FJP website, was established “to provide support for US local news organizations serving a critical role for […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 11, 2020

Andover Select Board agenda for May 11, 2020

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 11, 2020. You may attend the meeting via Zoom at : https://zoom.us/join The meeting ID is 811-1769-5540 and the password is 373044 To call in dial 1 929 436 2866. Below is the agenda 1. Call Select Board […]

Scott: Mask compliance through education, not mandate

Scott: Mask compliance through education, not mandate Visitors still must self-isolate for 14 days

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Gov. Phil Scott often says that his administration’s Covid-19 related decisions are “data driven and based on the best science,” when it comes to compliance with its public health directives (including the use of masks and the self-quarantining of people coming from out of state) it […]

Chester Development Review Board hearing for May 11

Chester Development Review Board hearing for May 11

The Chester Development Review Board will meet by a Zoom conference at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 11, Town of Chester, preceded by a site visit at 5:15 p.m. at 31 Palmer Road at Route 103 North. Zoom information will be posted on the Chester website homepage as the time nears. Below is its agenda. […]

Weston Board to seek bridge loan; to seek electric speed signs for Route 100

Weston Board to seek bridge loan; to seek electric speed signs for Route 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town Clerk/Treasurer Kim Seymour told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, April 28 meeting on Zoom that the town needs to borrow $632,500 through a Tax Anticipation Note, with $119,000 coming from a town special fund. The loan would be a “bridge loan” to cover town expenses, […]

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it has received authorization to utilize a portion of the Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund to assist businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. SRDC has designated $173,000 of the RLF’s lending base for use in emergency loans to businesses. These funds are intended for use as gap financing […]

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

What will Andover residents remember about the Covid-19 emergency over 50 years from now? Will they remember it? Let’s have Andover’s children send a message to the future through artwork and writing. The submissions will be kept rolled up in a tube in the town vault to be opened at Andover’s Tricentennial in 2076. This […]

Long lines, little waiting as Guard gives out MREs at Hartness Airport

Long lines, little waiting as Guard gives out MREs at Hartness Airport

By Kelly Burton ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With traffic by 9:30 last Wednesday morning snaking out onto Route 106, the Vermont National Guard’s distribution of boxes of Meals Ready to Eat was in full swing at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield. This is the site of the third distribution by the Vermont National Guard […]

Chester Select Board agenda for May 6

Chester Select Board agenda for May 6

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, via Zoom. To join the meeting: https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 932 138 291  or  https://zoom.us/j/932138291. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the April 15, 2020 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business/Last Meeting 4. COVID-19 UPDATE 5. Request […]

Derry Town Office opens pickup window

Derry Town Office opens pickup window Service covers Transfer Station, dog license fees

The Londonderry Town Office, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry, has started pickup service for Transfer Station stickers and punch cards as well as dog licenses. The window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Transfer Station fees Residential Stickers […]

Say Ahh? Patients, docs see place for telemedicine

Say Ahh? Patients, docs see place for telemedicine

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the coronavirus outbreak, doctors and patients are adapting to new ways of meeting, diagnosing and treating illnesses that don’t pose the potential health risks to their patients and themselves of in-person visits. Telemedicine for many is becoming the go-to method for conducting patient visits during the pandemic. […]

Police seek help to ID check-fraud suspect

Police seek help to ID check-fraud suspect

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who attempted to cash a fraudulent check at People’s Bank in Londonderry on Monday. According to a VSP press release, at around 3 p.m. Monday a woman in her 60s  had walked up to the drive-though […]

State relying on 'education' for worker compliance to 'restart' directives

State relying on ‘education’ for worker compliance to ‘restart’ directives

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Noting that social distancing and the wearing of face masks are “here to stay,” Vermont’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Mark Levine, said that people could expect them to be “part of the Vermont scene even as we reopen Vermont.” At the state’s regular Covid-19 press conference on Monday, […]

Derry cemeteries to open May 1

Derry cemeteries to open May 1

The Cemetery Commission of the Town of Londonderry would like the public to know that the Londonderry cemeteries will open on May 1. Clean-up of the cemeteries by the cemetery caretakers will begin immediately. To that end, please remove all decorations that have been added to the cemeteries over the winter. Any winter decorative items […]

News Analysis: Bottom falls out of state education fund, massive tax increases loom

News Analysis: Bottom falls out of state education fund, massive tax increases loom

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC School district boards across the state will have some urgent thinking to do as the depth of the education funding crisis they face begins to be expressed in dollars of shortfall and cents in tax increases in the near future. At its meeting on April 16, members […]

Andover man dies in early morning fire

Andover man dies in early morning fire

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC An Andover man died in a house fire early Friday morning, according to the Vermont State Police. Just after 6 a.m., a caller to the 911 center said that there was smoke coming from the roof of the house at 3047 Simonsville Road in Andover. Firefighters from Chester, Proctorsville and […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 27

Andover Select Board agenda for April 27

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Join via Zoom by clicking here and adding the meeting ID: Meeting ID: 983-4663-7102; Password: 789350 or call in at 1-929-436-2866. Below is its agenda, 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act […]

Weston board OK's paving bid for Lawrence Hill, Chester Mountain roads

Weston board OK’s paving bid for Lawrence Hill, Chester Mountain roads

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, April 14 approved a bid of $290,539 from Fuller Sand and Gravel of Danby pending review and approval of Road Foreman Almon Crandall. The bid is almost $50,000 under the next lowest bid, according to board member Jim Linville. The bid is […]

Derry Emergency Management chief outlines actions during Covid-19 crisis

Derry Emergency Management chief outlines actions during Covid-19 crisis

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board met for two hours and 40 minutes on April 20 in a Zoom session mostly to hear about what work Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie was doing to protect the community during the Covid-19 crisis. Beattie said a virtual Emergency Operations Center to respond […]

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 21

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 21

Food distribution at Hartness Airport The Vermont National Guard and Vermont Foodbank will distribute food for those in need at Hartness State Airport in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday April 27. Those in need of food will be given a seven day supply of Meals Ready to Eat for each member […]