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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 ) […]

Derry offers drive through voting option, Fire Co. signs up for state mask program

Derry offers drive through voting option, Fire Co. signs up for state mask program

By Bruce Frauman © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 3 meeting that Champion #5 Fire Company in South Londonderry has signed up for the state program Operation Cloth Face-Covering for Everyone, which should make available 400 masks locally. Board member Tom Cavanagh […]

Concern, confusion characterize Vermont's Covid outlook this week

Concern, confusion characterize Vermont’s Covid outlook this week

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The apparent inaccuracy of many of the 59 Covid-19 positives identified through the Manchester Medical Center using an antigen test — versus the more widespread PCR test used by state testing facilities — has stirred confusion over the what appeared to be a major outbreak of the virus in the Route […]

Covid retests return two positives out of 17, muddying picture of 'outbreak' in S. Vermont

Covid retests return two positives out of 17, muddying picture of ‘outbreak’ in S. Vermont

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 1,000 people sought testing in Manchester and Londonderry on Wednesday and Thursday as the extent of the Covid-19 outbreak in these southern Vermont communities grew more unclear with only two of six 17 retests coming back positive. (Updated at 11:40 a.m. Friday, July 17) A […]

Derry Select Board orders mask wearing

Derry Select Board orders mask wearing Board chair: Gov. Scott put small town leaders in 'untenable situation'

By Cynthia Prairie and Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Select Board of the town of Londonderry voted in a special meeting on Wednesday, July 15, to mandate that the public and employees wear masks or other face coverings in local businesses. The board was prompted to take the action, said board chair George […]

18 Derry residents test positive for Covid-19; Town Office closed; softball tourney in Chester draws maskless crowds

18 Derry residents test positive for Covid-19; Town Office closed; softball tourney in Chester draws maskless crowds

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At least 18 people in Londonderry have tested positive for Covid-19 at a rapid testing facility in Manchester, town Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie said on late Monday afternoon. He added that the state is contacting those people and telling them to get retested. And […]

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

This year has brought some very unexpected changes to our daily lives. All of us have felt the impact of Covid-19. Here in Vermont we are fortunate that the virus has not affected us as gravely as our neighboring states, but we must take precautions nonetheless. I am sorry to report that the Windham Volunteer […]

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names executive director Neighborhood Connections’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of Nicole Wengerd as executive director. Wengerd had been an original staff member when Gloria Dawson and Delores Barbeau opened Neighborhood Connections 11 years ago. She left the organization after two years as social worker to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. […]

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Everyone is invited to participate in a fun-filled Green Up Day, happening on Saturday, May 30. Come by the front yard of the Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your official Green Up bag for litter collection. Raffle tickets for fun prizes will be available […]

Derry board adopts resolution asking shoppers to wear masks

Derry board adopts resolution asking shoppers to wear masks VTrans explains Route 11 repaving project, process

  By Bruce Frauman 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC After considerable discussion, the Londonderry Select Board on May 18, approved a resolution that requests that people shopping at Londonderry businesses wear a mask as the town attempts to protect workers and residents from the continuing threat of the Covid-19 virus. Board chair George Mora will work […]

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish-Fletcher Library to begin lobby circulation Cavendish-Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville, will begin lobby circulation as of Tuesday, May 19, the library recently announced. Patrons may call, text or email the library to request books, audio books and movies. Items may be picked up in the lobby between 10 a.m. and 6 […]

Bromley site of food distribution on May 19

Bromley site of food distribution on May 19

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, the Vermont Foodbank and the Vermont National Guard, with the assistance of several corporations, will be distributing food boxes at the Bromley Mountain parking lot on Route 11 in Peru. This is part of a food distribution effort that will occur in the state in […]

Asymptomatic Vermonters can get Covid-19 test

Vermont state health officials have announced that Vermonters who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 can be tested for the virus at one of the pop-up testing sites around the state. Eleven sites are currently scheduled to collect specimens from asymptomatic Vermonters, health-care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child-care providers currently serving […]

To the editor: Chester/GM Alumni Association cancels parade

To the editor: Chester/GM Alumni Association cancels parade

Unfortunately we have decided to cancel this years Chester High/Green Mountain Union High Alumni Parade, which was scheduled for Saturday, June 6. Due to various circumstances related to the coronavirus shutdown, we can’t plan a future date at this time.  We are hoping to have an alumni event of some type this fall but it’s […]

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

The Whiting Library announces Front Porch Pick Up will begin on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thereafter, Front Porch Pick Up will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or by other arrangements. To support community health, the Whiting Library building is currently closed to […]

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Afterschool Program is host a Kids on the Move Virtual 5k fun run to support the local businesses in its communities. Each registration fee will be turned into a gift certificate to a business of the participant’s choice. The gift certificate will be mailed to the participant to use either […]

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 […]