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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 […]

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont up 1,000 cases in 11 days

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont up 1,000 cases in 11 days State monitoring vulnerable nursing home population

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health recorded five new deaths this week and a Covid-19 new case count that crossed the 4,000 threshold, leaping from 3,000 to 4,000 cases in just 11 days. New case numbers this week added 546, down from the 716 cases reported last week, for a total of […]

Community Nurse Project presents to Weston board in preparation for Town Meeting

Community Nurse Project presents to Weston board in preparation for Town Meeting

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Public health discussions dominated the Weston Select Board’s pre-Thanksgiving meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the town’s Emergency Management director, Michael Smilovich, encouraging unity in the face of an uptick in Covid-19 cases and resulting regulations. “With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s imperative that we heed the […]

Vermont joins 47 other states in Covid red zone

Vermont joins 47 other states in Covid red zone

By April Simpson Senior Reporter Center for Public Integrity This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C. Vermont joined the 47 other states and the District of Columbia considered to be in the “red zone” for new coronavirus cases this week, according to the latest […]

GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search

GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search Fierman to review shared elementary principal structure

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three months into an unusual school year, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman broached the subject of administrative position at the schools of the Green Mountain Unified School District. Fierman was speaking to the Nov. 19 GMUSD board meeting that included on the agenda forming a […]

Chester board continues speed limit discussion

Chester board continues speed limit discussion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Speed  limits once again took center stage at the Chester Select Board’s Nov. 18 meeting with a discussion of the data collected on River and High streets and Andover Road and requests by residents of those areas seeking reductions in the speed allowed. To see the speed […]

Construction crews work on 2 Chester firehouses

Construction crews work on 2 Chester firehouses

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At either end of Elm Street in Chester, construction crews have been working on fire houses: one from the past and one for the future. On Route 103, just north of Elm Street, Wright Construction was installing a beam above the doors on the south end of […]

Weekly Covid Update: Cases continue to rise as Gov. Scott clarifies restrictions

Weekly Covid Update: Cases continue to rise as Gov. Scott clarifies restrictions

  ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health recorded three more deaths from Covid-19 this week and a new case count that soared by 716, up from the 417 cases reported last week, for a total of 3,459 Covid-19 cases. Thursday brought a grim milestone with the highest number of new infections in […]

Vermont records new Covid high, another death

Vermont records new Covid high, another death

©2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont reached two more grim milestones on Thursday with the highest number of new infections in a day and another Covid-19 death. The Department of Health’s daily report showed 148 new Covid-19 positives – the highest number of the pandemic  so far. As it has in recent days, Washington County had […]

State audit offers Derry road speed suggestions

State audit offers Derry road speed suggestions

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A recently completed Road Safety Audit from the Vermont Agency of Transportation has provided new data and recommendations regarding traffic speeds along Route 11 and into the North Village of Londonderry. According to Select Board Chair George Mora, traffic speeds and safety present an “ongoing problem” with residents […]

Covid frustrations spill over at Derry board ahead of holidays; Town hires assessor

Covid frustrations spill over at Derry board ahead of holidays; Town hires assessor

By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Select Board is not immune to the frustration that many are feeling around the Covid-19 pandemic and state mandated restrictions, especially as the holidays approach. Following Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie’s update on the pandemic, Select Board member Vincent Annunziata voiced resistance to Gov. Phil […]

Marconics gatherings spark Covid concerns in Chester

Marconics gatherings spark Covid concerns in Chester Owners: We are Covid compliant, attention is a 'witch hunt'

By Cynthia Prairie & Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As many as 25 to 35 cars — most bearing out-of-state license plates — parked at the old Jiffy Mart and adjacent streets in downtown Chester last week alarmed members of the Chester community as Covid-19 cases continue to rise nationwide and as Vermont severely […]

Vt. tallies another Covid-19 day high at 122

Vt. tallies another Covid-19 day high at 122

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont registered a new high of 122 new coronavirus infections today with 68 percent of them coming in three counties: Washington, Chittenden and Orange. The new total exceeds the previous record of 109 set last Thursday. In the past seven days, Vermont has seen its case count rise by 544 […]

Gov. Scott calls for more strict mandates as Covid numbers rise in Vermont

Gov. Scott calls for more strict mandates as Covid numbers rise in Vermont Bars must close; restaurants can stay open at 50% capacity

 ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With 84 new Covid-19 cases reported today, a weekly case count that far outstrips any previous tally, and more than 80 “situations” and 17 outbreaks being investigated by the Vermont Department of Health, Gov. Phil Scott has called for new strict mandates for Vermonters, including a ban on all multi-household gatherings, […]

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

 © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the pandemic there is no reason that we can’t share the season with family, friends and neighbors by decorating the outside of our homes for everyone to enjoy as they drive by in the safety of their cars. So this year The Telegraph is putting together a map […]

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 […]

Vt. Covid-19 cases hit high one-day total of 72

Vt. Covid-19 cases hit high one-day total of 72

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont is no exception to the spike in coronavirus infections seen across the globe as the state Health Department today reported 72 new Covid-19 cases, surpassing the previous highest one-day number on April 4.  The total number of cases in Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at […]

Weston board rehashes land survey decision, no change

Weston board rehashes land survey decision, no change

By Cherise Madigan 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board celebrated the delivery of a generator donated to The Little School at its Nov. 10 meeting, while continuing debate over a survey of the town-owned property on which the school and Weston Town Offices are located. While the board voted to proceed with the […]

Board begins looking at Chester police policies, complaint procedures

Board begins looking at Chester police policies, complaint procedures

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police issues took center stage in separate discussions at the Chester Select Board meeting on Wednesday Nov. 4 as questions of policies, complaint procedures and a new budget hit proposed by the Vermont State Police. Board chair Arne Jonynas noted that the issue of policing and use […]

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays Fierman cites travel, visitors, returning college students

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Covid 19 cases rising across the northeast and the prospect of families and school staff traveling or hosting family members from other areas over the holidays, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman has announced that the five schools that comprise TRSU will go to remote […]