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Windstorm knocks out power for days

Windstorm knocks out power for days

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A powerful storm on Thursday night into Friday left thousands of Green Mountain Power customers in the dark with many still powerless on Sunday morning. As of this morning — Monday — GMP was reporting 371 statewide customers without power with more than 25 percent in The Telegraph […]

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry Surrounding towns now seen as infected or high risk

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation has announced that the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has been decimating ash trees from Michigan to Maine, now has been found in Londonderry. According to a statement released Thursday, the infested area includes all of Londonderry, Windham, […]

Injured man rescued from Knapp Pond

Injured man rescued from Knapp Pond

UPDATE Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2:45 p.m: VSP spokesman Adam Silverman tells The Telegraph that “The Vermont State Police – along with other agencies – responded to a call for an individual in crisis who needed medical assistance. Due to the nature of the call we cannot release any more information.” By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 […]

Cavendish to be under water conservation notice

Cavendish to be under water conservation notice Filtering media must be replaced at water plant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday night, Aug. 12, Town Manager Brendan McNamara told the Cavendish Select Board that the town would have to issue another water conservation notice from Tuesday Sept. 3 to Monday Sept. 9 to change the filtering media at the water plant. The work was originally slated […]

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley's claim

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley’s claim

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting hadn’t even begun last night when board member Mike Ripley’s radio came to life with a call for the Ludlow Ambulance – on which he serves – and he was out the door. That was unfortunate, because Cavendish Acting Fire Chief […]

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The overspending of a line item for legal expenses by nearly 500 percent led to the revelation by The Chester Telegraph Thursday night that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union is facing at least two lawsuits that virtually no board members of Green Mountain Unified School District nor […]

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes To study options to accommodate smaller amounts of trash

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Springfield recently announced a major change in the way its transfer station would be doing business, but on Tuesday afternoon, June 11 – after hearing public concerns the night before – the town put a hold on rolling out all the changes until Sept. […]

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt Led troopers on high speed pursuit through five towns in stolen car

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Mount Holly woman has been arrested after Vermont State Police say she lead them on a high speed chase through Weathersfield, North Springfield, Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow Wednesday morning in a stolen car. According to radio transmissions, troopers eventually broke off the pursuit for the sake […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting was just a few minutes old on Monday when it almost erupted into an all-out range war over issues between the town’s two fire companies. In the public comment portion of the agenda, Amy Perry of the Proctorsville Fire Department asked […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every town meeting is different and it can be hard to predict which articles will sail past and which will spark debate. But more often than not, the time spent on one or two articles is out of proportion with the amount they will cost. True to […]

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A family disturbance early this morning resulted in a Cavendish man being charged and held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $25,000 bail. According to a Vermont State Police, at about 3:19 a.m., troopers were called to a home on Rogers Drive in Cavendish for a report of […]

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin Cold River Bridges signed to rebuild Cavendish span

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long awaited work on the Depot Street bridge in Cavendish is right around the corner according to Town Manager Brendan McNamara, and the town is looking down the road at minimizing some of the problems it sees with having the span open again. McNamara told the […]

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 23-year-old Michigan man was arrested yesterday in connection with an online threat made against a Green Mountain High School student and against the school on Monday,  according to Vermont State Police. Police have said that the threat made on Monday, Feb. 4 was traced to a person “in the […]

When a child's text message of love is ominous

When a child’s text message of love is ominous A mother and son tell their story

By Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heidi Skinner was at her computer Thursday morning researching colleges for her 18-year-old daughter Camille when a text message came in from her 14-year-old son Isaiah. Besides Camille and Isaiah, Skinner has another child at GM, 12-year-old Hannah. It was 11:27 a.m. and Isaiah wrote, “I love […]

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are trying to find the driver of a truck that crashed on Cavendish Gulf Road last night. According to a Vermont State Police press release, a motorist driving on Cavendish Gulf Road — toward the Rt. 131 end —  this morning spotted the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup […]

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are seeking information from the public about a theft in Cavendish in the past few days. According to a VSP press release, sometime between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 someone entered a garage on Peaceful Valley Road in Cavendish and stole a Lincoln welder and a steel […]

Vail reverses ski program rate hike for kids on Fed lunch list

Vail reverses ski program rate hike for kids on Fed lunch list Reduces lift pass benefit to Snow Sports volunteers

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts has rescinded its announced price increase for those local families on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program whose children want to participate in school ski and snowboard programs at Okemo Mountain, according to those close to the situation. The Chester Telegraph reported the initial rate-hike […]