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Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, May 2, the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will decide whether they will join their existing school districts into a new, unified one to fulfill the requirements of the state’s school consolidation law. The Regional Education District — or RED — that will […]

Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC MONTPELIER On Wednesday, April 12, students from Green Mountain Union High School and Cavendish Town Elementary School flocked to Montpelier to participate in the 2nd annual Rally for the Planet, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby. The Green Mountain and Cavendish contingents joined about 1,400 other students from […]

Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Bruce Genereaux, owner of Green Mountain Community Solar, told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, April 17 meeting about his plans for adding to and screening a solar array on Route 11 in the town. Genereaux said he may double the array, which currently stands at 150 Kw […]

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Solid Waste coordinator Esther Fishman told the April 11 meeting of the Weston Select Board,  that for a couple of years, auditors have asked that cash be removed from the Transfer Station. After much deliberation and research, Fishman said, “What seems best is a punch-card system.” The […]

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Country Girl Diner in Chester may have changed hands, but the new owners are assuring their customers that further changes will be incremental and, then, only for the better. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, who have been managing and cooking at the diner […]

 
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    Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24 for a site visit at 952 Trebo Road before its public hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from April 10th 2017 meeting Final Plat Review of the Johnston Minor Sub-Division […]

  • Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 2017

    Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 2017

    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. April 19: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Barrette Center Mamma Mia!  featuring […]

  • Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

    Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

    Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

  • Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

    Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What I adore about this recipe is the low amount of refined table sugar and the fact that any berry or orchard fruit would be perfectly acceptable. The crispy nut base is accentuated with fresh fruit, making it a great after-school snack or addition to breakfast. Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 pound […]

  • Convenience store employee foils burglary

    Convenience store employee foils burglary

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A convenience store employee preparing to open up for the day foiled an Easter Sunday foray by two burglars. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 4:45 this morning, an employee at the Shell station at 705 Rockingham Road in Rockingham was waiting to open the store […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for April 19, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from April 5, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Time Capsule Update Sign Local Emergency Operations Plan Liquor Licenses: Meditrina, Pizza Stone, Fullerton Inn Outside Consumption Permit: […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    The Select Board of the town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at The Twitchell Building, 100 School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – April 3, 2017; b. Approval of Special Board […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for April 17, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 3, 2017 Highway Report: Truck Bids Acceptance Act 148 Universal Recycling law requirements: Ham Gillett Signatures for Special Town Meeting Warning May 24, 2017 Agenda/Minutes […]

  • Area's Finnish heritage found in surviving saunas

    Area’s Finnish heritage found in surviving saunas

    By Devin Colman Vermont State Architectural Historian ©2107 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ever wondered why the area around East Hill Road in Andover is often referred to as “Finn Hill?” In the early 20th century, groups of Finnish immigrants moved to the area and began new lives. Settling primarily in the towns of Andover, Chester, Mt. […]

  • Chester board talks economic growth; sets Planning interviews

    Chester board talks economic growth; sets Planning interviews

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a smaller crowd in attendance than at most of its recent meetings, the Chester Select Board on Wednesday, April 5 signed the Unified Development Bylaws that have been a bone of contention for months. In a related action, the board discussed the questions and timetable for […]

  • Special meeting of Chester Select Board for April 14, 2017

    Special meeting of Chester Select Board for April 14, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting for the purpose of interviewing candidates for positions on the Planning Commission. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday Friday, April 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Executive Session for the purpose of […]

  • Alleged N.H. carjacker nabbed by VSP in Springfield

    Alleged N.H. carjacker nabbed by VSP in Springfield

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An alleged carjacker who was being chased by Claremont, N.H., police was captured in Springfield after a high speed pursuit and a fight. according to a Vermont State Police press release. Just before 4 a.m. this morning,the Claremont Police Department alerted Vermont troopers that they were chasing a vehicle whose […]

  • Arts events: April 13 through May 15, 2017

    Arts events: April 13 through May 15, 2017

    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. April 13 & 14:  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at NEYT […]

  • Community events: April 13 through May 13, 2017

    Community events: April 13 through May 13, 2017

    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. April 13 & 20: Kundalini Yoga at Neighborhood Connections Certified […]

  • Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

    Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

    For the third year in a row, Norwich University will hold the free cybersecurity camp called GenCyber@NU, and applications are due April 30. The camp will be held on July 23 – 29, 2017 at Norwich U. in Northfield. Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year […]

  • A twist on mozzarella caprese with proscuitto pinwheels

    A twist on mozzarella caprese with proscuitto pinwheels

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a delicious version of the classic Italian caprese appetizer, but using another favorite of Italy, prosciutto.   1/2 pound package phyllo dough (1 roll), thawed 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained well and chopped 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese * 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 1 teaspoon dried basil, […]

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