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Milton Willis Jr., 74, of Chester

Milton Willis Jr., 74, of Chester

Milton A. Willis Jr., 74, of Chester, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2022, at home with his loving wife and family by his side. Milton was born March 17, 1948 in Newport to Milton and Margaret (Cota) Willis. He graduated from North Troy High School in 1966 and immediately started to work for his […]

Tech center students come to the aid of Chester Townscape

Tech center students come to the aid of Chester Townscape

Chester Townscape, the all-volunteer organization that provides the flowerpots and bridge boxes in Chester, as well as maintains several gardens in town, found itself in a dilemma at the end of 2021. Sunshine Acres, owned by Townscape member John McAveeney, was up for sale and the long-time flower provider, which was also the location at […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night raises $4,200 for GM scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night raises $4,200 for GM scholarships

The Chester Rotary raised more than $4,200 for college scholarships for Green Mountain Union High School students on Saturday, May 28, during its Trivia Night, where more than 60 participants from the community making up nine teams answered questions in seven rounds. The event, at the American Legion Post #67, was also attended by members […]

Retirement celebration for Dr. Fox set for July 9

Retirement celebration for Dr. Fox set for July 9

Dr. Roger Fox is retiring from the Mountain Valley Clinic in Londonderry after 47 years of service. The Mountain Valley Health Council invites all well-wishers to come together from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 on the Peru Town Green to celebrate his dedication to the entire community. Fox  has been a central […]

To the editor: Cris Ericson announces run for U.S. Senate

To the editor: Cris Ericson announces run for U.S. Senate

Hello! My name is Cris Ericson and I would like to publicly thank more than 500 local Vermonters from the Chester, Springfield and Bellows Falls area who signed my petitions to allow me to be on the Nov. 8, 2022 general election ballot as an Independent candidate for U.S. senator. Thank you also to Dan […]

It's summer reading time at Whiting Library

It’s summer reading time at Whiting Library

Summer has arrived in Vermont. With the sunshine and long days come many fun activities at Whiting Library, 117 Main St., Chester. The theme for the 2022 Summer Reading Program is Oceans of Possibilities. Kids of all ages can sign up for the program, which includes recording their reading progress, a free book of their […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 20, 2022

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 20, 2022

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday June 20, 2022 at Town Hall and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s agenda 1. Changes to the Agenda 2. Review & Approve minutes from the June 6 2022 meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. […]

Henry Homeyer: 10 native shrubs for your consideration

Henry Homeyer: 10 native shrubs for your consideration

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Many of the “cast iron” shrubs that no one can kill are now deemed invasive: barberry, burning bush, multiflora rose and bush honeysuckle. And many others, while not invasive, have been overused – lilacs, rhododendrons and spirea, for example are nice but not too exciting. Today I’d […]

To the editor: Southern Windsor will be represented in Montpelier

To the editor: Southern Windsor will be represented in Montpelier

People in the southern part of Windsor County have been reassured by knowing that one of their three senators, Alice Nitka, lives in nearby Ludlow, thinking of her as “the South’s Senator.” When Alice retires at the end of this term, we’ll lose a meticulous, thoughtful legislator.  But folks in southern Windsor County should be […]

Donald I. Gurney

UPDDATE – Missing Springfield man found alive

UPDATE 5:55 p.m. Thursday June 16, 2022 – At about 3:30 p.m. today, search crews located Donald Gurney in a wooded area near Knapp Pond in Cavendish. He was dehydrated but otherwise appeared to be in fair condition. Crews brought Gurney out of the woods on a litter and he was checked by medical personnel. […]

Donald I. Gurney

Update on missing person search in Cavendish

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police say that the search for Donald I. Gurney, 65, of Springfield, is continuing today. Gurney, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, was reported missing shortly after midnight on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. His truck was found near Parker Hill Road in Cavendish. On Wednesday, about 50 searchers – including […]

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Grace Cottage golf tourney raises $50,000

Grace Cottage golf tourney raises $50,000

WILMINGTON Twenty-two teams, 39 sponsors and 15 volunteers participated in Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s 13th Annual Tee It Up For Health golf tournament on Saturday, June 11, at Haystack Golf Course in Wilmington. The weather was beautiful, the event went smoothly and more than $50,000 was raised, thanks to golfers, generous sponsors and […]

Engel & Völkers Okemo adds Woodstock advisor

Engel & Völkers Okemo adds Woodstock advisor

LUDLOW Engel & Völkers Okemo on Tuesday announced that it has hired advisor Rae Beaudette of South Woodstock, signaling the brokerage’s continued expansion across southern Vermont. Located on Main Street in Ludlow Village, Engel & Völkers has quadrupled in size since 2019, when it transacted on nearly $11 million in home sales. Inspired by this […]

Two honored with Andover Scholarships

Two honored with Andover Scholarships

Two Andover residents attending Vermont Academy and Bellows Falls High are the recipients of the Andover Scholarships worth $2,000 each. Rex Hill, the son of Jason and Shayne Hill, is graduating from Vermont Academy and will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., majoring in exercise science. Jed Lober, the son of Laura Kalinen, […]

College News

College News

Paige Elizabeth Congdon of Springfield graduated Summa Cum Laude from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire on May 7, with a bachelors of science degree in elementary education. Congdon is the daughter of Jeremy and Ruth Congdon. Students who received Summa Cum Laude honors earned a 3.75 or greater GPA. Sam Cowles of South Londonderry […]

Bernard Mowrey, 104, of Chester

Bernard Mowrey, 104, of Chester

Bernard C. Mowrey 104, of Chester, passed away Monday morning June 13, 2022 at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield.  He was born May 9, 1918 in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of George Jr. and Delia (Beebe) Mowrey. He lived and grew up in Wardsboro, where he also attended school. In celebration of his 104th birthday, […]

Judge denies Merrill motion for pre-trial release

Judge denies Merrill motion for pre-trial release

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Former Green Mountain Middle School teacher Norman Merrill will remain in jail after Federal District Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington held a hearing on his “motion to revoke detention order,” then denied it last Thursday. The motion, brought by defense attorney Devin McLaughlin, asserted that the detention […]

Springfield Community Band kicks off summer season on June 21

Springfield Community Band kicks off summer season on June 21

The Springfield Community Band, under the direction of Nick Pelton, will kick off its 2022 summer season with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the outdoor bandstand at Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Road, Springfield. Concerts are scheduled for every Tuesday evening from June 21 through Aug. 9. The band’s ever-popular […]

Donald I. Gurney

Police searching in Cavendish for missing Springfield man

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking a 65 year old Springfield man suffering from Alzheimer’s who went missing yesterday. According to a VSP press release early this morning, Donald I. Gurney, 65, of Gurney Road in Springfield was reported missing to the police in the early hours of Tuesday June 14. […]