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Derry Town Office opens pickup window

Derry Town Office opens pickup window Service covers Transfer Station, dog license fees

The Londonderry Town Office, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry, has started pickup service for Transfer Station stickers and punch cards as well as dog licenses. The window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Transfer Station fees Residential Stickers […]

Derry cemeteries to open May 1

Derry cemeteries to open May 1

The Cemetery Commission of the Town of Londonderry would like the public to know that the Londonderry cemeteries will open on May 1. Clean-up of the cemeteries by the cemetery caretakers will begin immediately. To that end, please remove all decorations that have been added to the cemeteries over the winter. Any winter decorative items […]

BRGNS cancels Spring Rummage Sale

BRGNS cancels Spring Rummage Sale

At its most recent meeting, the Black River Good Neighbor Services board of directors made the painful decision to cancel the Spring 2020 Rummage Sale and to concentrate on providing food and financial assistance to neighbors in need. “These sales have been a mainstay of our fundraising for over 12 years,” said board President Lou […]

To the editor: Chester Music Series cancelled

To the editor: Chester Music Series cancelled

With great reluctance, the Chester Summer Music Series Committee has decided to cancel our concert series for the summer of 2020. There are a great many variables at play with Covid-19, and we do not feel confident in predicting the current and future course of the pandemic at this time. This decision has been difficult […]

Whiting Library's readership services continue despite closure

Whiting Library’s readership services continue despite closure

Carrie King, Youth Services director at Whiting Library in Chester, has been busy even though the library is closed due to Covid-19. A digital newsletter, Crayon Tribune, was launched in April for her storytime crew and can be accessed by clicking here. King has also been working on social media and ideas for the summer […]

BRGNS offers financial assistance to those in need

BRGNS offers financial assistance to those in need

Black River Good Neighbors would like to remind everyone that while it is mainly known for its food shelf, it also provides financial assistance for those in need. “One of Black River Good Neighbors’ main services is assistance with rent, utilities and heat when a family faces an emergency,” says its executive director, Audrey Bridge. […]

Cavendish Community Fund extends deadline for grant applications

Cavendish Community Fund extends deadline for grant applications

Since most activities have been put on hold during the pandemic, the Cavendish Community Fund is extending the deadline for accepting grant applications for spring 2020 awards from April 25 until the end of June. Applications can be made by letter that describes the organization that is applying, the project proposed and the overall budget, […]

To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad seeks mask makers

To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad seeks mask makers

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is asking for the public’s help in making cloth facemasks that will extend the useful life our current supply of N95 masks during the Covid-19 outbreak. The supply of N95 masks available to healthcare workers is still limited, and LVRS is seeking volunteers to sew cloth facemasks that will fit […]

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 10

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 10

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Feds OK Vermont request for disaster funds President Donald Trump has approved Gov. Phil Scott’s request for federal disaster funds to assist the state of Vermont in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The funds can reimburse up to 75 percent of the costs incurred by the state and towns […]

Food, funds available through Black River Good Neighbors

Food, funds available through Black River Good Neighbors

As the Covid-19 crisis deepens and the economy worsens, the staff at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow continues to help the community with food and financial assistance. “We’ve closed the store, but the food shelf is operating to help anyone in need,” said Krey Kellington, Food Program director. “Several people have contacted the […]

Op-ed: Rep. Bock on aid for small businesses

Op-ed: Rep. Bock on aid for small businesses

By Rep. Tom Bock The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike any crisis Vermont has faced. This is a very stressful time for neighbors, as public safety measures have closed many of the businesses and institutions we rely on. I am committed to working with the Scott administration and our congressional delegation to make sure our community […]

Grace Cottage addresses physical therapy needs

Grace Cottage addresses physical therapy needs

The Department of Homeland Security and the state of Vermont have identified that physical and occupational therapy are essential components of healthcare services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the outpatient rehabilitation licensed physical and occupational therapists at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend are continuing to welcome patients in a variety of ways: […]

Weston Playhouse cancels summer season

Weston Playhouse cancels summer season Intends to bring back three major productions in 2021

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Playhouse has canceled for the foreseeable future its summer theater season as well as all special events and concerts planned for the playhouse in downtown Weston and the nearby Walker Farm. Susanna Gellert, the executive artistic director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, announced Thursday that […]

More medical surge sites announced for Vermont

More medical surge sites announced for Vermont 50-bed medical trailers for Brattleboro, Mt. Ascutney

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Scott administration today announced that two more medical surge sites will be established — one in Rutland and one in Essex Junction —  as the state prepares for a large increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. In a press release today, Gov. Phil Scott said […]

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 […]

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Green Up Day delayed til May 30

Effective Monday, March 30, Green Up Vermont’s plan is to postpone Green Up Day from Saturday, May 2 to Saturday, May 30. The distribution of Green Up Day supplies will happen the first week in May, organizers announced. Although Green Up is shifting its planning toward May 30, the organization will still look for final […]

Signs of the Times: In Londonderry

Signs of the Times: In Londonderry

Chester Telegraph reporter Bruce Frauman took a tour of Londonderry late last week to visit the shops and offices that are usually open to the public but under shut-down orders because of the Covid-19 virus are either open on a limited basis, with altered hours or closed completely. Here’s what he discovered. Click any photo […]

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, […]

Hospitals must protect patient information

Hospitals must protect patient information

From Grace Cottage Hospital In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus known as Covid-19, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within the community. While it is understandable that people want this information to protect themselves and their families, Grace Cottage […]