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Chester board considers water meter upgrade, adopts animal ordinance

Chester board considers water meter upgrade, adopts animal ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Meeting as the town’s Water Commissioners last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board heard a presentation on new metering technology that Superintendent Jeff Holden says will upgrade a system that is outdated and near the end of its useful life. The commission is considering a $95,000 upgrade for […]

Green Mountain Care Board to hold Healthcare Community Meeting in Springfield on July 16

Green Mountain Care Board to hold Healthcare Community Meeting in Springfield on July 16

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, July 16, the Green Mountain Care Board is holding one of 14 public meetings concerning options for hospital transformation and health system revitalization. This Healthcare Community Meeting for Springfield Hospital will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Springfield Town Library, 43 Main St. in Springfield and focus […]

Vermont launches site to aid problem gamblers, train service providers

Vermont launches site to aid problem gamblers, train service providers

The Vermont Department of Mental Health announces the launch of a website designed to assist individuals and families affected by problem gambling. VTGamblingHelp.org is a resource for those seeking immediate assistance and support for problems related to gambling, as well as those looking to promote healthy and responsible gaming behaviors.  Over 11,600 Vermont residents are […]

Chester Democrats to hold Senate primary candidate forum July 16

Chester Democrats to hold Senate primary candidate forum July 16

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Five candidates running for the Democratic nomination for three Windsor County state Senate seats with be participating in a forum for Democratic Primary candidates organized by the Chester Democratic Committee. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. […]

Vermont joins states urging Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on 'ghost guns'

Vermont joins states urging Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on ‘ghost guns’

Maryland Matters Staff Report ©2024 Maryland Matters Vermont has joined 21 states, the District of Columbia and the Northern Mariana Islands urging the Supreme Court to uphold federal restrictions on “ghost guns,” unregistered and untraceable weapons that can be assembled at home from kits. The brief, filed Wednesday by attorneys general from the 24 jurisdictions, […]

Ludlow Fire Chief Kolenda 'retires,' gets a 'ride home' parade

Ludlow Fire Chief Kolenda ‘retires,’ gets a ‘ride home’ parade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ludlow Fire Chief Peter Kolenda started his career in firefighting in 1970 as a junior firefighter in Proctorsville. He was just 11 years old. This past Sunday, he “retired” as chief, but said he’d stay on as a Ludlow firefighter just so he could “be the old […]

Green thumbs unite to spruce up Chester-Andover Family Center

Green thumbs unite to spruce up Chester-Andover Family Center

©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester-Andover Family Center, 908 VT-103, got a refresh on Tuesday with an updated landscaping and new plantings thanks to the efforts of Chester Townscape, Terrigenous Landscape Architecture as well as Family Center volunteers. The groups worked for about three hours under the morning sunshine to replant the front beds and […]

Vermont one of two states chosen to test federal program to improve patient outcomes

Vermont one of two states chosen to test federal program to improve patient outcomes

By Danielle Brown ©2024 Maryland Matters Vermont and Maryland have been chosen as test-subject states for a new federal program that officials hope will improve patient outcomes and bridge inequities while constraining hospital and medical costs. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that Vermont and Maryland will be the first states […]

Chester Water Commissioners & Select Board agendas for July 3

Chester Water Commissioners & Select Board agendas for July 3

The Chester Water Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and on Zoom. Click here to access the meetings on Zoom. The meeting will be followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. agenda. Chester Water Commissioners Agenda 1. Citizen’s Comments 2. New […]

STR owner criticizes ordinance prior to Chester board's adoption of it

STR owner criticizes ordinance prior to Chester board’s adoption of it

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Coming into last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting it was expected that the board would be voting to adopt the updated Short-Term Rental Ordinance it has been working on since September of last year. During that time – from October to April – there was a six-month […]

State police identify remains found in Cavendish as man missing since 2010

State police identify remains found in Cavendish as man missing since 2010

The skull found in the woods of Cavendish by a hunter in 2020 has been identified using DNA testing as man missing since June of 2010. According to the Vermont State Police, the remains were identified as those of Bryan Gomez of Cavendish, who was 48 years old when he disappeared. A neighbor reported him […]

GMUSD board preps for next year as Fierman departs

GMUSD board preps for next year as Fierman departs

By Lorien Strange © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The calm of Superintendent Lauren Fierman’s final meeting with the Green Mountain Unified School District Board last Thursday stood in contrast to the turbulence and tension throughout her last year with the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. With the school year done and the All Board Retreat still […]

Ludlow-Cavendish meeting on flood resilience June 28

Ludlow-Cavendish meeting on flood resilience June 28

The Mapping for Resilience research team will host a community meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Ludlow Community Center, 37 Main St. (behind the army tank), for people who live or work in the greater Ludlow/Cavendish area. The research team is based at Dartmouth College and Colorado School of […]

Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

Police arrest five in Springfield drug raid

© 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A multi-agency police raid with a search warrant at 37 Reed St. in Springfield on Tuesday yielded fentanyl, cocaine base, crack cocaine and two handguns and led to five arrests, Vermont State Police have announced. According to police, the raid was the result of a months-long drug investigation conducted by […]

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

After civil public hearing, Derry board rejects proposed zoning regs, returning them to planners

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC With more than 120 people in the Town Hall on Monday night and the memory of the heated exchanges when community members pushed back on proposed updates to Londonderry’s zoning regulations, many expected a fairly contentious hearing on the issue. But with Moderator Doug Friant running the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

Andover Select Board agenda for June 24

The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 24, 2024 at the Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is the board’s agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of June 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

Rain forecast clears, allowing GMUHS Class of 2024 graduates outdoors

By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was raining at 7 a.m. on Friday. That evening’s graduation ceremony was already set up in the gym at Green Mountain Union High School rather than outdoors in front of the school, where it is traditionally held. That was a disappointment for those graduating and their […]

The Mill in Weston during flooding. Photo by Gene Palma.

Flood buffer trees planted along West, Williams rivers

As Vermonters continue to recover from flooding and plan for the future, planting lots of native shrubs and trees is a terrific technique to build river resilience as well as protect our communities. Roots form mesh-like webs in the soil, helping keep our river banks intact; stems and trunks slow down flowing water, dissipating the […]

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

Wrap-Up Legislative Forum June 20 in Weston

New Thought Vermont will host a Wrap-Up Legislative Forum for Weston, Londonderry and Andover from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Located at 614 Main St. in Weston, it is the big red barn at the south end of the village that previously housed the Todd and West River Galleries. Parking is available […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

Chester Select Board agenda for June 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and by Zoom by clicking here. The Select Board agenda is below. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from June 5, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen’s Comments 4. Old Business 5. Short […]