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To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions. I heard answers like: greed because they can because there is no incentive to cut costs and because we have […]

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

The Londonderry Conservation Commission has issued the following statement in response to plans proposed by the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation: STATEMENT ON LOWELL LAKE We of the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in keeping with the powers and duties required of us under 24 V.S.A. § 4505, have: Studied the Lowell Lake State Park Long Range […]

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

Social Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement and more. There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information. By using www.socialsecurity.gov, you know that what you’re reading and […]

To the editor: Open house on Lowell Lake Master Planning set for July 25

To the editor: Open house on Lowell Lake Master Planning set for July 25

The Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation will host an open house on the Lowell Lake State Park Master Planning Project from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the Londonderry Town Hall, 137 Middletown Road in South Londonderry. Concept design alternatives will be presented at stations with detailed information available for viewing […]

To the editor: Spater Scholarship announces closing

To the editor: Spater Scholarship announces closing

Dear Community Friends, Family and Sponsors, We have reflected on all we have collectively accomplished over the past 19 years. It’s amazing to think that we have awarded well over $140,000 to deserving Green Mountain Union High School students during this time. We have had high standards for our awards, and we sought the bright […]

To the editor: Home occupation and home business

To the editor: Home occupation and home business

As the recording secretary for the Chester Planning Commission, my job requires me to pay careful attention to what is said at the meetings, so that I can summarize the discussion in writing. The meetings are taped, and I can replay something as much as I need to. Frequently, as I work with the recording […]

To the editor: Lowell Lake supporters against overnight stays

To the editor: Lowell Lake supporters against overnight stays

To: Sens. Alice Nitka, Dick McCormack and Alison Clarkson and Reps. Kelly Pajala and Tom Bock, On May 30, 2019 the Town of Londonderry Conservation Commission in cooperation with Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens held a public information meeting to discuss Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation’s proposal to develop Lowell Lake State Park. Nearly 100 people […]

To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To Real Estate Taxpayers in Chester: On May 15, 2019 the Listers of the Town of Chester issued its “NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS” posted at the Town Hall letting the public know that grievance hearings will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Chester […]

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

In response public concern over a proposed plan by Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation to develop Lowell Lake State Park, the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in cooperation with Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens, will be holding a community meeting to discuss details of the plan. The meeting will take place at at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May […]

To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

The Black River Academy Museum Board of Directors and Trustees would like to thank the following corporate and business members for their 2019 contributions. With their assistance, we are working to continue the operation of this museum as a successful and viable contribution to Ludlow. This imposing three-story historical building is located at 14 High […]

To the editor: Stratton Mtn. School thanks partners in SMS Gives Back

To the editor: Stratton Mtn. School thanks partners in SMS Gives Back

Thank you to everyone who helped us make Stratton Mountain School’s annual day of giving, SMS Gives Back, a success! Our 167 volunteers put in a cumulative 585 hours of service at 20 organizations throughout the region. Thank you to the following organizations who partnered with us: Bromley Manor Dorset Equine Rescue Equinox Terrace Flood […]

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for generosity

Dear Landowners, The Chester Snowmobile Club would like to take this opportunity to thank not only the landowners in Chester but to all the landowners throughout Vermont who generously allow the snowmobile clubs to build and maintain a trail system on their properties, allowing many to enjoy winter in a special way. Thank you for […]

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

To the editor: Preserve Lowell Lake for all

“RESPECT, PROTECT AND ENJOY”  — words from the website for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Words matter. Lowell Lake State Park’s Long Range Plan matters. This quiet system of woods, lake, swamps, fens and trails found near Londonderry has been an undeveloped park since 1977. The park is an extraordinary teacher of our connectiveness […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

To the editor: Derry Rescue thanks all for supporting Annual Benefit

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad wishes to thank our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our Annual Benefit. We would also like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our local businesses and special friends for their donations of the raffle prizes that helped to make the […]

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

Chester-Andover Elementary School 5th and 6th graders have been going to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center since 1973 — 46 years! The next lucky group of students will be heading to KEEC for a week in the spring of 2020. They will be hiking, canoeing, presenting skits  and enjoying campfires on the shores of Lake […]

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

Hello friends, We write today’s update from a welcome period of calm and hope. Weston is 4 months old and doing awesome, Vanessa is a rock and I am home. Pretty damn tired, but starting a new regimen of targeted therapy drug treatment that bring some optimism after a challenging past six weeks. We wanted […]

To the editor: A big thank you to Chester road crewman

To the editor: A big thank you to Chester road crewman

When I left my home on Hidden Heights Road on the morning of Friday, March 22, it occurred to me that I might have a bit of trouble getting back up my hill. It had snowed a few inches and the road was already slick. But, I really wanted to attend the annual curriculum advisory […]

To the editor: CAFC thanks all for Prom Room help

To the editor: CAFC thanks all for Prom Room help

The Chester-Andover Family Center would like to thank our volunteers, prom wear donors and local businesses for their work on behalf of our “Prom Shopping” community service project. It has been a very successful March and we look forward to a few more weeks of prom shopping. We want all teens and families to know […]

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

For the 7th year in a row, Green Mountain High has participated in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont program, entering a record four teams this year. Two of our teams came home winners from this weekend’s event in Essex Junction. This is the biggest culinary competition in Vermont. In one day, 70 teams will put […]

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

Lowell Lake is an exceptional natural resource that offers not only wonderful recreational opportunities but also the chance to experience an extraordinary and inspiring natural environment rich with animal and plant life. Lowell Lake contributes to the positive quality of life that makes our local communities so attractive, which is why so many area residents […]