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CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure

CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure Ludlow Elementary classroom follows suit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second-grade classroom at Chester-Andover Elementary School is meeting remotely today  because the administration learned early Friday morning that the students and teacher had come in contact with a “member of the school community” who had tested positive for coronavirus, according to Two Rivers Superintendent Lauren Fierman. […]

Levine recommends indoor masks; first 20-29 year old dies of Covid-19

Levine recommends indoor masks; first 20-29 year old dies of Covid-19

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As area students prepare to return to school on Tuesday and as positive Covid-19 cases are rising in both nursing homes and  correctional facilities around the state, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine is recommending masking indoors in public spaces regardless of vaccination status. This is in line with a […]

Area towns consider ways to spend ARPA funds

Area towns consider ways to spend ARPA funds Town Halls, broadband, water among ideas for fed monies

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott has announced that Vermont has received 50 percent of its allocation from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund within the American Rescue Plan Act, and a number of south-central towns have already begun considering how they will spend those funds. Those towns include Andover, […]

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

Weekly Covid Update: Most counties, including Windham, Windsor, lag behind state vaxx goal

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont may be the first state in the country to reach the 80 percent threshold for Covid-19 vaccinations, nine of the state’s 14 counties, including Windham and Windsor,  remain within the 70 to 79 percent Covid-vaccination range. Windsor County’s vaccination rate is currently at 73.7 percent, Windham County is at […]

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Vermont just 0.2 percent shy of the 80 percent vaccination rate goal as of numbers through Thursday, June 10, state officials announced the addition of dozens of walk-in clinics at state parks and other venues throughout the state this weekend. The coordination with state parks coincides with the annual Vermont […]

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

June 9 vaxx clinic set in for Ludlow A Vaccination Clinic for Okemo Valley hospitality employees is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 9 in the parking lot of the Okemo Marketplace Plaza, 57 Pond St. in Ludlow. No appointment is needed, as this is a walk-in clinic. The vaccine is […]

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott extended a challenge to Vermonters saying that once the state reaches an 80 percent vaccination rate for all eligible Vermonters, he will lift all restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on state projections, the goal could be reached as soon as early […]

Springfield Hospital to allow visitors under some conditions

Springfield Hospital to allow visitors under some conditions

As per Gov. Phil Scott, visitors can now return to Vermont hospitals, including Springfield Hospital, under certain new restrictions. At Springfield Hospital, only fully vaccinated visitors are permitted to access the Inpatient Care Unit and Emergency Department unless they qualify under an exception. Visitors must have received their full Covid-19 vaccination series at least two […]

Covid Weekly Update: Record breaking spike reason for concern

Covid Weekly Update: Record breaking spike reason for concern

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A record-breaking spike with over 1,257 positive Covid-19 cases this week has Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine saying that although there is reason for optimism in the near future, “when it comes to the present, frankly I am very concerned.” The spike is largely concentrated in younger age groups with […]

Weekly Covid Update: Travel restrictions loosened for those vaccinated

Weekly Covid Update: Travel restrictions loosened for those vaccinated

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With vaccination rates and dose allotment on the rise and new Covid-19 cases on the decline, Gov. Phil Scott announced on Friday a loosening of travel restrictions, as well as changes to protocols within long-term care and other senior living facilities, for fully vaccinated Vermonters. Scott also said changes are expected […]

Weekly Covid Update: Shots open to 70+, school music comes back, emergency extended

Weekly Covid Update: Shots open to 70+, school music comes back, emergency extended

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott opened Covid-19 vaccinations to Vermonters aged 70+ with registration beginning next Tuesday and announced the resumption of music programming in schools at his Friday press conference and extended the Covid-19 state of emergency through March 15. Registration for 70+ age group will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, […]

Chester board OKs annual warning, drops cannabis discussion

Chester board OKs annual warning, drops cannabis discussion Town budget, paving bonds, dump truck and police cruiser among items to be voted

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board at a special meeting on Monday afternoon approved the town’s warning for the March 2 Town Meeting Australian ballot, but decided to postpone putting an article on cannabis sales in front of the voters until board members could discuss it further in a […]

Vaccine signups begin today for ages 75 & up

Vaccine signups begin today for ages 75 & up

UPDATE: According to the Vermont Health Department, as of 11:30 a.m. on Monday, 13,290 people 75 and older have scheduled appointments. Out of the approximately 49,000 of those eligible, that’s a little over 27 percent. By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Registration for an appointment to receive the first dose of a coronavirus […]

Weekly Covid Update: Vaccinations to begin for Vermonters 75 and up

Weekly Covid Update: Vaccinations to begin for Vermonters 75 and up Signups begin Monday, shots on Wednesday, with Phase 2

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On the morning of Monday, Jan. 25, Phase 2 of the Vermont vaccination plan will begin, allowing Vermonters age 75 and older to begin registering for inoculations. The first vaccines for this group will start on Wednesday. The website and phone number for vaccination registration will be released on Monday morning. […]

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Want to share your holiday spirit with others – at a safe distance – and brighten the season? If you are planning to put up up a display of holiday lights at your home or your business, send us an email at contest@chestertelegraph.org with your name and address and we’ll […]

109 cases: Vermont shatters daily Covid-19 record

109 cases: Vermont shatters daily Covid-19 record Exceeds pandemic daily record by 51 percent

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second day in a row the Vermont Department of Health logged a new record of Covid-19 cases today, Thursday, Nov. 12. The department’s Covid-19 Dashboard reported 109 new infections for a state total of 2,651. A department press release this afternoon said that is the highest number of […]

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for 'normal' Halloween

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for ‘normal’ Halloween

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Countless holidays and traditions are being re-configured in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Halloween has not been spared. While traditional trick-or-treating practices have come into question due to social distancing requirements, many community groups have modified their annual events so that the holiday can still be […]

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape taking orders for annual bulb sale Chester Townscape’s annual Fall Bulb Sale featuring top-quality, deer-resistant, easy-care, hardy bulbs that will bloom in 2021, will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus. Mail-in orders, which are due by Sept. 21, will secure a person’s bulb choices. In-person sales of remaining supplies by […]

Derry dog owner addresses barking issue; board appoints Health Officer

Derry dog owner addresses barking issue; board appoints Health Officer

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a special session of the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, the board appointed a new Town Health Officer, heard from a resident whose dog’s barking was discussed by the board at its Aug. 17 meeting and went into executive session to discuss potential litigation. Cobble Ridge dog […]

Londonderry Special Select Board agenda for Aug. 31, 2020

Londonderry Special Select Board agenda for Aug. 31, 2020

The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday Aug. 31. 2020 rather than holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday Sept. 7 – Labor Day. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To attend online click the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82530970359  Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 825 3097 0359 ) […]