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UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATE: In an afternoon press release, Vermont State Police have identified the drivers involved in this morning’s crash. The driver of the 2008 Mazda 3 sedan was Kaziah M. White, 26, of Sunapee, N.H.  White sustained “massive injury” to his left arm and  bilateral femur breaks as well as cuts and bruising” and is listed […]

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board on Monday, Aug. 13 was a mix of town business-as-usual and a lengthy agenda item regarding the proposal of a special ordinance for Tierney Road by opponents of the proposed quarry. A number of Tierney Road residents attended the meeting. […]

Progress on Derry energy plan

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Aug. 6 that the Enhanced Energy portion of the Town Plan is moving through the pipeline toward a vote by town residents. The document, written by the Londonderry Energy Committee with the help of the […]

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three and a half years after the Chester Historical Society said it could no longer afford to keep the Yosemite Fire House and more than two years since the town started legal action to pursue ownership of the building, the Chester Select Board accepted the vision statement […]

Good Samaritans aid driver of overturned car

By Shawn Cunningham & Cynthia Prairie © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A New York woman was uninjured in a crash that brought out Londonderry’s emergency responders around 1 p.m. on Saturday, but not before local good Samaritans took control of the scene and gave her aid. Kristie Wikane, 37, of Stone Ridge, N.Y., was traveling […]

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  • Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

    Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

    Harry L. Gordon Sr. went home to glory Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2018, very peacefully, surrounded by family. He was 87. Mr. Gordon was born on Jan. 7, 1931 at home in Simonsville to Merrill James Gordon and Anna Simpson Gordon. His father worked with traveling logging crews and so, as a young boy, Mr. […]

  • Vibrant cast of 'Million Dollar Quartet' worth it

    Vibrant cast of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ worth it

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Early rock ‘n ‘ roll rears its pompadoured head in the high-octane jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse. Over two intermission-less hours we are treated to a music catalog of early rock, R&B and gospel music performed by a talented and vibrant cast that handles two […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

    Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each year I try to grow some new things in my vegetable garden, varieties that I’ve never tried before. Sometimes my efforts are a bust, and I never grow them again. Then sometimes something new becomes an instant favorite, as happened this year. This year I grew Romanesco […]

  • Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

    Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

    The Chester Select Board will not be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Its next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.

  • Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

    Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

    The Board of Trustees of the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., is inviting patrons to stop by the library beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 13 to help Director Sharon Tanzer celebrate 10 years of service to the library. Refreshments will be served. If you are unable to drop by Monday, feel free to stop […]

  • CAES playground construction begins

    CAES playground construction begins

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a new playground for Chester- Andover Elementary School, with C. White and Son Construction raising the frame for a pavilion that will serve both as an outdoor classroom and a gathering spot for families using the new play equipment. On Thursday, Cory White […]

  • Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

    Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At about 11:37 a.m. police received a call about a man laying down on the train tracks at Vermont Route 103, in the town of Cavendish. Scanner traffic at the time reported that construction workers had interacted with the man, who said he had been bird watching and one report […]

  • Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 - Aug. 15, 2018

    Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 – Aug. 15, 2018

    For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

  • Chester Chatter: Summer is filled with music

    Chester Chatter: Summer is filled with music

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone’s favorite, the Starline Rhythm Boys, played to a good crowd at the Chester Summer Concert Series on the lawn of the Academy Building on the last Thursday of July. It has been an almost perfect summer for the outside concerts.   To find out more summer concerts, click […]

  • This carrot recipe makes most of grill season

    This carrot recipe makes most of grill season

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now we turn our attention to the grill by turning naturally sweet carrots into something smoky and even more sweet. The addition of orange marmalade sizzling onto each carrot spear is such a perfect accompaniment to your outdoor, grilled protein. Want to crank the oven instead? Simply roast this recipe in […]

  • 'A Doll's House Part 2' another theater gem

    ‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ another theater gem

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm offers up another gem of a production with A Doll’s House, Part 2, a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 controversial masterwork . In playwright Lucas Hnath’s sequel, it is 15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life and now returns to the […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Preparing for garden guests

    Henry Homeyer: Preparing for garden guests

    By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer is the time for spending time in the garden – and for sharing your love of the garden with others. If you want to invite friends – your mother-in-law or perhaps the entire bowling team – to see your garden, here are a few tips. First, […]

  • To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

    To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

    In looking at our current political leadership, many of us have been asking a fundamental question: Who do you serve? Are there any signs of human compassion or acts of true presidential leadership coming from the White House? I am particularly disappointed in our congressman, Peter Welch, who has succumbed to taking PAC money from […]

  • Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

    Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

    Linda Elaine Croteau Davison, 75, died at her home in Chester on July 30, 2018 after a long illness. Mrs. Davison was born in Keene, N.H., on Aug. 20, 1942 to Leon and Shirley (Lang) Croteau of Marlboro, N.H. She graduated from Marlboro High School and moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the […]

  • Chester begins first Master Plan projects

    Chester begins first Master Plan projects

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Some of the first, small projects envisioned in the extensive Village Center Master Plan are beginning to take shape around Chester with the installation of a small park, new streetscaping and beautification efforts on town land. Landscape architect Scott Wunderle  and Patrick Jarvis of Terrigenous have begun […]

  • Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

    Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Perkinsville has become the latest area community hit by a rash of overnight thefts from vehicles. According to a Vermont State Police press release, sometime during the night of July 30 and the morning of July 31, a thief or thieves broke into eight vehicles parked on Quarry Road, Maple […]

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