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Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 24

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 24

The Select Board for the town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 at Andover Town Hall, 958 Andover Road, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom click here.  Meeting ID: 869 021 5007; Passcode: 146374. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act […]

Area towns shuffled, separated under proposed redistricting plan

Area towns shuffled, separated under proposed redistricting plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont House yesterday passed H. 589 to bypass the work done by a tri-partisan board set up to create a legislative redistricting plan. The move substitutes the bill as the design for the “initial district plan.” The text of the legislation says that lawmakers will be […]

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

TOWNSHEND Wendell Perkins CFA has joined the Grace Cottage Foundation Board of Directors. Perkins attended the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and graduated with a BA from Colby College. He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst  designation from the CFA Institute in 1995. […]

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in our community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. As fuel prices have risen significantly, the need for heating fuel assistance to provide warmth and comfort continues to grow. The […]

Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000

Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000 Vermont's 175,000 available test gone within hours

©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state hit a record single-day total of 2,975 cases this past week after glitches in the state Health Department website delayed recording positive case numbers. The new record-breaking weekly total smashed through the 10,000 barrier with 12,509 new cases, up from 7,884 the week before and nearly quadrupling weekly case […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 19

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 19

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 19, 2022 followed by the board reconvening as the Board of Water and Wastewater Commissioners. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below are the agendas Chester Select Board 1. Approve Minutes […]

Andover board opts for in-person Town Meeting; Bodin says voters' voices are being disrespected

Andover board opts for in-person Town Meeting; Bodin says voters’ voices are being disrespected

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Long simmering disagreements over a number of issues boiled over at Monday’s Andover Select Board meeting after the board decided on a 3 to 2 vote to return to a “floor vote” Town Meeting rather than using Australian ballots as it did last year due to the […]

Chester board opts for remote Town Meeting; kicks cannabis vote down the road

Chester board opts for remote Town Meeting; kicks cannabis vote down the road

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second year in a row, the Chester Select Board has concluded that putting the question of allowing retail sales of cannabis before the voters needs more board discussion, although they may look at it on Wednesday, Jan. 19, the final day before they must finalize […]

Need a vax?  Springfield Hospital holds walk-in clinic

Need a vax? Springfield Hospital holds walk-in clinic

Springfield Hospital, working in close collaboration with the state of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health, is utilizing the six-person FEMA team to provide an outpatient vaccination clinic onsite at the hospital. The vaccine clinic is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 14 at the hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road in […]

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy located in Saxtons River has hired Burleigh Sunflower of Lower Bartonsville and co-owner of Erskine’s Grain and Garden in Chester as its manager of sports on snow. “The coaches have a lot of passion for what the school’s program is about,” Sunflower said. “I’m excited about the prospect of continuing the snow sports […]

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont, Chester hit record Covid numbers again

Weekly Covid Update: Vermont, Chester hit record Covid numbers again

©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a sentence that seems like a broken record, and as state officials predicted heading into the holidays, Vermont’s new Covid-19 cases have soared into record territory again this past week. The state hit a record single-day total of 2,188 cases Thursday. The record busting new weekly total now stands at […]

Police look for suspect in Westminster armed robbery

Police look for suspect in Westminster armed robbery

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for a suspect in one and possibly two armed robberies that took place on Thursday in Westminster and Springfield. According to a VSP press release, a man entered the Allen Brothers Farm Store on Rt. 5 in Westminster at 6:54 p.m. showing a handgun and […]

Landscape firm loses thousands of dollars in equipment in holiday theft

Landscape firm loses thousands of dollars in equipment in holiday theft

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Friday, Dec. 24, and the crew from Terrigenous Landscape Architecture  of Chester was looking forward to a holiday week off. They had been working in the back of a stone house in Baltimore, “putting in a stone wall and drainage to save one of these old […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 10

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 10

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the […]

Chester board OKs 'statement' encouraging individual Covid mitigation measures

Chester board OKs ‘statement’ encouraging individual Covid mitigation measures

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC While a number of area towns including Cavendish, Ludlow and Windham have instituted mask mandates for public buildings, the Chester board issued a statement that while there is increasing transmission of Covid in Vermont and New Hampshire, “The Town of Chester is not supportive of implementing a mask […]

Rasmussen takes over leadership of Ascutney Regional Commission

Rasmussen takes over leadership of Ascutney Regional Commission

After more than 30 years as the executive director of the organization that is now the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, Tom Kennedy has stepped down and Jason Rasmussen has become the new executive director starting on Jan. 1. Kennedy will start his new position as director of Community Development, remaining involved in brownfields, solid waste […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 5

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 5

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. You can access the meeting via Zoom by clicking here. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the December 15, 2021 Selectboard Meeting; Dec. 17, 2021 Special Selectboard Meeting and Dec. 29, […]

Judiciary seeks volunteers to join guardian ad litem program

Judiciary seeks volunteers to join guardian ad litem program

When the Department of Children and Families seeks to take a child into custody, Vermont law requires the court to appoint a guardian ad litem. GALs are volunteer, court-appointed special advocates who protect children’s best interests in these juvenile court cases, which usually involve allegations of abuse or neglect. A GAL works closely with a […]

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

Derry Planning Commission to hold forum on Main Street Master Plan

The Londonderry Planning Commission is inviting residents to view and discuss the consolidated Main Street Master Plan recommendations developed by Stevens & Associates for Londonderry’s North Main Street. The recommendations will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6 on Zoom. Additional information and access to the Zoom meeting can be found […]

Vermont Covid cases hit new records

Vermont Covid cases hit new records Omicron has yet to show impact on hospitalizations, deaths

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As state officials predicted heading into the holidays and the new year — and likely driven by the more contagious Omicron variant –Vermont’s new Covid-19 cases have soared into record territory this past week. The state hit a single-day case total of 1,352 on Thursday, Dec. 30, and a record weekly […]