RSSAll Entries in the "Letters to the Editor" Category

To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

To the editor: Covid-19 affects funeral practices

As of Wednesday March 25, 2020 Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield will not be able to hold public services of any kind, and private services will be very limited. Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine have made it very clear that if we have any chance in containing this virus we must […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

To the editor: Springfield Hospital to open testing site, alters some procedures

Here at Springfield Medical Care Systems, we know it is a very stressful time for everyone. To protect our patients, our healthcare workers and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing a lot of things differently. If you are sick, please call before coming to one of our clinics. If you arrive at a clinic, we […]

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

To the editor: Some in Congress favor military over health care

While Vermont communities were watching for signs the federal government would help them weather the current public health issues, 130 federal legislators had their sights set on something else. These members of Congress had the audacity to jointly petition the House Armed Services Committee, just four days after the White House declared a state of […]

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations

The Chester Telegraph is republishing this letter from the Chester-Andover Family Center seeking funds. While its website is still experiencing problems, the link to its Paypal account works. The Chester-Andover Family Center is asking the community for help in keeping our Food Shelf fully stocked to meet the needs of participating residents. As you know, […]

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

To the editor: Grace Cottage responds to Covid-19

I am writing to inform you about Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s preparedness for and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are working hard and diligently to stop the spread of Covid-19, while continuing to provide high-quality medical care and to protect the safety of our community, including patients, their families, and our employees. […]

To the Editor: Chester's response to COVID-19

To the Editor: Chester’s response to COVID-19

To: Chester Residents Re: COVID-19 In an effort to keep all of our residents and employees as safe as possible, the following is the Town of Chester’s response to COVID-19. This response will remain in effect until April 6, 2020, at which time we will reassess. Please read this information thoroughly so that you can […]

To the editor: Family Center changes process for food pickup

To the editor: Family Center changes process for food pickup

The Chester-Andover Family Center is putting new procedures in place regarding how we carry out our mission to make a difference in our community by providing resources for financial assistance, supplemental, nutritional food, affordable clothing and household goods. Beginning immediately, our Thrift Shop will be closed until Thursday, April 16. We will continue to provide […]

To the editor: Humane Society closes to public

To the editor: Humane Society closes to public

The Springfield Humane Society will be closed to the public, including all volunteers, effective Wednesday, March 18. Adoptions will be handled online, and appointments will made once an application has been processed and approved. Please go to our website, our Facebook page, and our Petfinder page to see pets we have for adoption. Fill out […]

To the editor: Cavendish Library to close but continue offering some services

To the editor: Cavendish Library to close but continue offering some services

Out of concern for the community, the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library will close to the public until further notice.  All library programs are cancelled until Monday, April 6, when the library board will make a further determination. During this time, we will be stocking the library entrance way with free books and movies, refreshed daily.  […]

To the editor: Whiting Library closed til April 6

To the editor: Whiting Library closed til April 6

To limit the exposure to the COVID-19 virus, Whiting Library in Chester will be closed from Sunday, March 15 until April 6. This is a difficult decision; we do not want to disappoint our loyal patrons and all who rely on library services.  Please know that we have the best interest of our volunteers, staff […]

To the editor: BRGNS switches to phone requests for food, assistance

To the editor: BRGNS switches to phone requests for food, assistance

Black River Good Neighbor Services has served the people of Ludlow, Cavendish, Mount Holly, and Plymouth for over 40 years with food and financial assistance in times of need. With the global health crisis facing us now we realize that our services are more relevant than ever. Our volunteers and staff assure you that our […]

To the editor: Cavendish library board says no decisions made

To the editor: Cavendish library board says no decisions made

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library Board would like our community to know that we are engaged in extensive conversations about the safety of the students of CTES and all of the patrons of this wonderful public library, including the children. We are in contact with the Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School […]

To the editor: Overnight stays at Lowell Lake out for now

To the editor: Overnight stays at Lowell Lake out for now

Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens has been informed by Michael Snyder, commissioner of Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation, that his department will not develop overnight lodging at Lowell Lake State Park at this time, stating in an email to the group that, “I have made a point of becoming well aware of your concerns and they […]

An open letter to state Rep. Bock on tree warden bill

An open letter to state Rep. Bock on tree warden bill

Editor’s note: This open letter to Vermont Rep. Tom Bock was received on Feb. 26 from the Andover Select Board, prior to its Town Meeting on Saturday in which a new board member was elected. Dear Tom, We, the Select Board of Andover, Vermont, have read H.673, the tree warden bill that you co-sponsored and […]

To the editor: A Valentine to Ruthie Douglas

To the editor: A Valentine to Ruthie Douglas

On Feb. 14, 2016, a beloved family friend, Ruthie Douglas (Chester resident and Chester Chatter columnist), married Jim and I. Our marriage has been so blessed and we are fortunate to have such amazing people in our lives like Ruthie! Seven months later, Ruthie married my father-in-law,  James Perry Sr., to his wife Paula Perry […]

To the editor: Vermont Timber Works rebuilding, but state makes it more expensive

To the editor: Vermont Timber Works rebuilding, but state makes it more expensive

Vermont Timber Works is excited to announce that just 3½ months after a fire devastated the business, the walls and roof are going up on its new facility, located on the existing property at 16 Fairbanks Road in North Springfield. A team of building professionals including Artisan Engineering, Bonin Architects, Record Concrete, LaValley’s Building Supply, […]

To the editor: Main St. enhancements among Derry residents' improvement ideas

To the editor: Main St. enhancements among Derry residents’ improvement ideas

The Londonderry Planning Commission would like to thank everyone who contributed to Project Londonderry. The bright orange posters around town were filled with ideas and suggestions on what residents would like for their life in Londonderry. The four overriding themes expressed by residents were: Main Street enhancements; expanded basic life services; year-round recreation and entertainment; […]

To the editor: Thank you, Chester Fire and mutual aid departments

To the editor: Thank you, Chester Fire and mutual aid departments

We would like to thank the Chester Fire Department and ALL the mutual aid departments that came to our fire on Dec. 26. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to help in our time of need. Thank you for being such an important part of our community. We are so blessed to live in […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks Andover Snow Riders

To the editor: Family Center thanks Andover Snow Riders

Every year, the Andover Snow Riders holds a pancake breakfast to raise funds and collect food for the Chester-Andover Family Center. This event is always well-attended thanks to Nick Baker and his team of snow-rider chefs. This year’s breakfast was delicious and plentiful, raising $480 and collecting 110 pounds of food. The Chester-Andover Family Center […]

To the editor: Thank you for a great Cookie Tour

To the editor: Thank you for a great Cookie Tour

The 3rd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour, held Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Stone Village, was a resounding success as more than 100 people toured historic homes, chatted with the hosts and other visitors and tasted homemade cookies. Visitors came from as far away as Texas and Connecticut although most were Springfield and Chester residents […]