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Introducing The Telegraph’s New Calendar!

The new Chester Telegraph Calendar has been months in the making. To introduce it, we’ve created four simple-to-read graphics to help walk you through the features that our new Calendar has to offer. Please read the explainer and click on each graphic to enlarge the view. Or click here to explore the live calendar on […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new wheeled excavator will be seen around Londonderry doing road work and, eventually, mowing, following the Select Board’s decision Monday to purchase the $191,000 machine built by JCB. Road Foreman Mathew Rawson said everyone on the road crew has been able to test drive the demo unit […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building

By Julia Purdy ©Telegraph Publishing LLC At its regular meeting Monday May 14, the Cavendish Select Board responded to concerns of residents of Depot Street in Proctorsville about the extremely dilapidated building in their midst, located at 53 Depot St. Patrick Moore and Aaron Silidker, of the North Country Condo Association, came armed with file folders […]

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A one-car crash just after noon today brought traffic to a standstill and knocked out power to a number of residents along Rt. 11 west of Stigers Road in Andover. A minivan traveling west on Rt. 11 left the road and struck a utility pole, snapping it […]

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  • Bill Schubart: 'Vermont Life's' heedless death

    Bill Schubart: ‘Vermont Life’s’ heedless death

    By Bill Schubart This commentary first aired on VPR I grew up reading Vermont Life in the fifties and continued reading it until shortly after the turn of the century. It always had a prominent place in our home, moving quarterly from the coffee table to the bathroom magazine rack – where its continued perusal […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for May 21, 2018

    Grafton Select Board agenda for May 21, 2018

    AMENDED MAY 21, 2018 The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: May 7, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Grafton Improvement Association: Trayhan Property, Tire Recycling, other Various […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for May 22, 2018

    Weston Select Board agenda for May 22, 2018

    The Select Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. VLCT: 4. MVP Administrator: 5. Access Permit: 6. Banking: 7. Financial Management Questionnaire: 8. Municipal […]

  • Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

    Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Friday afternoon, Londonderry restaurant owner Ed Brown sat patiently in a Brattleboro courtroom waiting for  those defendants with lawyers to be heard. There were a couple of guys who were allegedly caught with a large amount of cocaine and crack, another charged with negligent driving that resulted […]

  • Chicken breasts with Applejack sauce

    Chicken breasts with Applejack sauce

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Serve this with some cheesy risotto or pile on some potato and macaroni salad while barbecuing outside with friends and family. Applejack is simply an apple-flavored brandy, so any apple-tinted liqueur is perfectly suitable here, as well as hard apple cider or plain apple juice. 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 […]

  • Fighter exercises to continue this week

    Fighter exercises to continue this week

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The thunder you heard overhead on Monday was made by the jets of the 104th Fighter Wing, flying out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. They will be flying routine training missions over Southern Vermont for the rest of this week, according to Tech. […]

  • Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

    Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Will Goodwin was appointed by the Weston Select Board on Tuesday May 8 to a six-month probationary period as the town’s Zoning and Flood Plain Administrator, with his initial salary to be determined. Goodwin, no relationship to board member Charles Goodwin, was recommended by the Planning Commission. Only […]

  • Chester Chatter: In appreciation of mothers

    Chester Chatter: In appreciation of mothers

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Mothers are special. The role of a mother is the most important for family life. My mother was a great cook: Our meals were wonderful. She was not much of a housekeeper, but we accepted that part. Every day she played the piano or had the radio […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Prune well for beautiful roses

    Henry Homeyer: Prune well for beautiful roses

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC My roses are waking up, and starting to show leaf buds along their stems. This is a good time to cut back dead stems, which will stimulate new growth and start them off well for the summer season. It’s time to shape your roses so that they are […]

  • Fire danger is 'High' throughout the state

    Fire danger is ‘High’ throughout the state

    ©2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The National Weather Service  and state agencies from Vermont, New York and New Hampshire are cautioning residents about brush and forest fires conditions. With just a few days sunny days with lower humidity and higher winds, dead grass, leaves and brush can become prime fuel for fires. These agencies are reminding […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for May 14, 2018

    Andover Select Board agenda for May 14, 2018

    The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 23rd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for May 16, 2018

    Chester Select Board agenda for May 16, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 for its regular meeting. It will take place at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 2, 2018 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Yosemite Firehouse Future Use Ideas; Historic […]

  • Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking

    Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The proposed junk and junk vehicle ordinance,  which was presented in a “red-lined” version by town attorney Jim Carroll at the Chester Select Board’s April 4 meeting was back in a more readable version on May 2, but the discussion was much the same. Last September, a number […]

  • Derry panel talks bear at Transfer Station, road repairs

    Derry panel talks bear at Transfer Station, road repairs

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Trash and all the problems it attracts became a subject at Monday’s Londonderry Select Board meeting, when board member Tom Cavanagh brought up the recent bear sightings at the Transfer Station on Route 100. Cavanagh said that although none had been seen at the station during daylight hours […]

  • Arts events: May 11-May 19, 2018

    Arts events: May 11-May 19, 2018

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. May 11: Acoustic folk concert in Bellows Falls Joe Jencks, […]

  • To the editor: Gordon Scholarship thanks all who helped with fund-raiser

    To the editor: Gordon Scholarship thanks all who helped with fund-raiser

    It was a fantastic Cinco De Mayo night at the Chester American Legion, and the Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund has a ton of people to thank for their 5th annual fundraiser. The fund was able to add thousands to their bank account Saturday night and excited about putting it to good use. All proceeds will […]

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