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Chester’s Overture rings in the holiday season

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a week of gingerbread house decorating, wood craft workshops and a craft bazaar for kids, Overture to Christmas capped off Saturday with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fullerton Inn, escorted by the Chester Fire Department. The jolly old elf led the crowd in a countdown […]

Derry to re-combine town, zoning admin posts

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In response to an applicant for the zoning administrator position, Londonderry Select Board member George Mora revealed on Monday, Dec. 3 that the board had decided to combine this open position with the town administrator, as had been the case under Robert Nied, who held both positions until […]

GMUSD budget committee weighs increases

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With an increase in spending of more than $217,000 since the draft budget was first rolled out two weeks before, the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee took its second look at the spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year in a meeting that was scheduled […]

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tickets for the 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour, the premier adult-oriented event of Chester’s Annual Overture to Christmas – are now on sale. Last year’s tour was a sellout and tickets are expected to go fast. Main Street in Chester is  lined with wonderful Victorian and Federal style homes. Visit […]

Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC For more than 2,500 Green Mountain Power customers in Southern-Central Vermont, this was another morning of waking up to find that electricity had not been restored overnight. And with final restoration slated for Saturday night, GMP is now warning of another storm that could cause outages at […]

Explainer: GMUSD FY20 budget process has begun

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday night, Nov. 29, the Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will take up its 2019/2020 budget. At its last meeting, the committee called for representatives of the public to join in the work and added Jeannie Wade of Chester to the committee. The […]

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  • Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

    Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Nov. 10th and 19th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Continue to review proposed changes to Unified Development By-Laws 4) Set date for next meeting

  • Community & Arts Events: Dec. 1-Dec. 3, 2018

    Community & Arts Events: Dec. 1-Dec. 3, 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 […]

  • Siblings charged with theft after crash in Grafton

    Siblings charged with theft after crash in Grafton

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A call for a car crash in Grafton early this Monday morning lead police to arrest both the driver and passenger on a number of charges. Just before 2 a.m., Vermont State Troopers were called to Hinkley Hill Road in Grafton for a vehicle that had gone off the road, […]

  • Chester Chatter: The smells of Thanksgiving

    Chester Chatter: The smells of Thanksgiving

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When we remodeled the farmhouse’s big kitchen we had a chance to install many new items, one of which was a fan over the stove. I thought it was just great to get rid of the kitchen cooking smells. My husband Don however felt different. When he […]

  • Discover 'pourable' peanut brittle

    Discover ‘pourable’ peanut brittle

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It’s the season of peanut brittle, let’s find every single possible way to consume it. Now picture in your mind your favorite cake with ‘pourable’ peanut brittle ladled over the top. It’s a decadent cross between a butterscotch sauce and peanut brittle actually. This nutty addition can be enjoyed on top of […]

  • Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

    Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday Nov. 28, after canceling last week’s meeting. The special meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 7, 2018 Select Board Meeting and Nov. 7, 2018 Executive Session 2. […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Eat local -- from your backyard

    Henry Homeyer: Eat local — from your backyard

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For breakfast I often drink a green smoothie that includes a banana, kale, some OJ, half a lime, fresh ginger, fresh mint and water. It’s healthy, tasty and uses kale I grew. I usually pick fresh ‘Winterbor’ kale from my garden until mid-December as even temperatures in the […]

  • Benches installed, Chester pocket park nears completion

    Benches installed, Chester pocket park nears completion

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In March, Chester voters approved an outlay of $25,000 to construct a “pocket park” at the end of School Street by the suspension bridge over the Middle Branch of the Williams River. The park was one of the first ideas that from the Village Center Master Planning […]

  • Damaged ash removals in Derry tagged at $100,000

    Damaged ash removals in Derry tagged at $100,000

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Tree Warden Kevin Beattie has estimated that the cost of removing ash trees along the town’s rights of way to be about $100,000 and recommended that the town set up a reserve fund to meet the challenge. At its Monday, Nov. 19, meeting, the Londonderry Select Board […]

  • Weston Board targets cluttered Longley Loop

    Weston Board targets cluttered Longley Loop

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After Road Foreman Almon Crandal left the Weston Select Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, board chair Denis Benson said that Crandal told him that culverts were not replaced this year because the road crew was busy with lining roads with stones, as per state flood mitigation grants. […]

  • Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

    Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

    In October, the Ludlow Rotary Club was awarded a Rotary District 7870 Grant for $2,000. And instead of one grant recipient, the Rotary gave the funds to five area community organizations. Those receiving funds at a luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 6 were: Reinbow Riding of Shrewsbury; Streetscapes of Ludlow; Mt. Holly Library; Black River Action […]

  • Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

    Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

    High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems are invited to participate in the 63rd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens.  This special community event continues to be both a unique tradition and a rite of passage […]

  • Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

    Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

    John W. Lamson, 97, of Hanover, N.H., died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He was born in Andover, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1921, to Joseph and Christine (Forbes) Lamson, of Andover. Mr. Lamson graduated from Chester High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was recognized […]

  • Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

    Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

    The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from November 12th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

  • Chester Chatter: Hunting camps meant a vacation

    Chester Chatter: Hunting camps meant a vacation

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The days of deer camps has slowly moved away. Many a Vermont man was excited to head out to camp for hunting in the woods. It was a time of camaraderie with the boys, games of cards, jokes and, of course, tall tales. Over the years, the deer […]

  • No need to add sugar for this sweet treat

    No need to add sugar for this sweet treat

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The secret to these deliciously decadent desserts? There is not one bit of added sugar found anywhere in this recipe. Honestly, it will have every single family member or friend asking you for the recipe, even if they aren’t watching their sugar levels. 2 cups apple cider 9 hard apples* 1/4 […]

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