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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 […]

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the fall of 2015, The Chester Telegraph has reported extensively on the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the Act 46 merger plans and votes, the school budgets, new school districts, etc., publishing more than 95 articles about the system in less than four years. These have been highly […]

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is not easy to amend the Vermont Constitution. It is a multi-year process, requiring review and approval in two consecutive legislative biennia and a vote by Vermonters at the end. Our constitution traces back to 1777, when it was written in Windsor at the Old Constitution House, for what was […]

Op-ed: Sen. Nitka on supporting fishing in Vermont

Op-ed: Sen. Nitka on supporting fishing in Vermont

By Sen. Alice Nitka It’s that time of year when I start looking for the hatchery stocking truck delivering fish to the Black River along Route 131 in Cavendish and Weathersfield. It’s great to see the volunteers helping put the fish into the river and then all the people fishing there over the next couple […]

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 […]

To the editor: Four GM teams to compete at Jr. Iron Chef on March 16

To the editor: Four GM teams to compete at Jr. Iron Chef on March 16

The Jr. Iron Chef Vermont 2019 competition is approaching quickly. On Saturday March 16, Green Mountain High School will be sending a record four teams to Essex Junction to compete. We will be cooking with 40 to 50 others schools from all over the state. The teams have been working on their recipes since early […]

To the editor: Chester issues more complex

To the editor: Chester issues more complex

While I greatly appreciate the call for Chester voters to educate themselves ahead of Town Meeting, I think it’s important to add some clarity to some of the assertions made by Fred Greenwell (To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote), as well. I have not yet seen a ballot, but I […]

To the editor: Candidate Dakin outlines focus

To the editor: Candidate Dakin outlines focus

To start the conversation as a write-in candidate for a one-year term on the Chester Select Board, let me confirm that our goal as Chester residents and elected officials is to maintain Chester as a livable town, affordable and attractive to all. To do that, we need to focus on the following: Highways and infrastructure. […]

To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote

To the editor: Chester needs to educate itself before March vote

I am writing to the voting and non-voting landowners in the Town of Chester to share a few commendations, observations and concerns as we approach the Annual Town Meeting on Monday March 4 and voting on Tuesday March 5, 2019. Firstly, thank you Dan Cote for your three years of service on the Select Board. […]

Op-ed: GMP herbicide application not a green way to go

Op-ed: GMP herbicide application not a green way to go

By Beverly Lauren Beginning in the spring, Green Mountain Power will be applying herbicides under power lines and distribution lines in our area. Notification was sent out to GMP customers in previous billings. However, some may have missed the importance of the notification and tossed it in the wastebasket instead. There will be public notification […]

To the editor: Independent school begins capital campaign

To the editor: Independent school begins capital campaign

The Black River Independent School Committee (BRISC) has begun seeking the support of the community through its first annual Capital Campaign. The group is actively pursuing establishing an independent school in Ludlow which would serve all students in grades 7-12 of Ludlow and Mt. Holly. As of June 2020, Black River High School will close […]

To the editor: Whiting Trustee candidate seeks voter support

To the editor: Whiting Trustee candidate seeks voter support

I am writing to introduce myself as a candidate for the Board of Trustees of the Whiting Library and to ask Chester residents for their vote on March 5th. My name is on the ballot. My wife and I moved to northern Vermont 20 years ago with our family, and we relocated to Chester almost […]

To the editor: A message of thanks from <br> Sam Lloyd Jr. and family

To the editor: A message of thanks from
Sam Lloyd Jr. and family

Editor’s note: Sam Lloyd Jr. grew up in Weston and attended Green Mountain Union High. He is a stage and screen actor, comedian and musician. Sam has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. We are working on a treatment plan and sympathize with the many people who have gone through/are going through the battle. […]

Tom Bock: Vetoed issues expected to return to Montpelier

Tom Bock: Vetoed issues expected to return to Montpelier

By Rep. Tom Bock It’s been more than a month since I returned to the Vermont Statehouse to serve my 2nd term in the House of Representatives. It was great to get back where the place was abuzz with activity – greeting colleagues, discussing issues, and settling in for a busy 2019 session. One of […]

To the editor: Beautify your home with Chester Townscape

To the editor: Beautify your home with Chester Townscape

Would you like a great way to take your mind off snow and ice, add plants that will bring year-round interest to your property, and also help Chester Townscape with its beautification projects around Chester? Check out the order form for Chester Townscape’s 2019 Tree and Shrub Sale. We are offering one variety of tree […]

To the editor: Weston Dam meeting rescheduled for Feb. 27

To the editor: Weston Dam meeting rescheduled for Feb. 27

The Cold Spring Brook Memorial Park Task Force of Weston consisting of members from the Weston Conservation Commission, Weston Community Association and landscape professional, is inviting the public to attend an important public information meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 (Snow date of Thursday, Feb. 28) at the Weston Playhouse to discuss proposals for the […]