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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 […]

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 […]

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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

    Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

    By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Weston is seeking help from a water specialist with the consulting firm Stantec concerning the well and water supply system that serves the Weston Country Store and the town-owned building that houses the Little School. Stantec’s Oscar Garcia sent a letter to the Weston […]

  • Vermont State Police incident log

    Vermont State Police incident log

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saturday July 28, 2018 – At about 3:20 p.m. Troopers responded to a car crash on Route 5 in Westminster. According to a VSP press release, a large tree had fallen onto the roadway and a car being driven south by Christie Hunt of Springfield. The main portion of the […]

  • To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

    To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

    I would like to announce that I am seeking re-election for the 2019/2020 legislative term as a Democrat for the Vermont House of Representatives for Windsor 3-1 District  representing Andover, Baltimore, Chester, and parts of North Springfield. It has been an honor to serve as your representative in Montpelier during the past two years and […]

  • Community & Arts events: Aug. 1-Aug. 8

    Community & Arts events: Aug. 1-Aug. 8

    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: Those good time radio days

    Chester Chatter: Those good time radio days

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our family radio was the focal point of our living room. It was a nice piece of furniture made out of polished wood, with tapestry covering the speakers. The dials and knobs lit up and it had a aerial that ran outside and tubes that had to warm […]

  • Kinhaven's Chef of Note

    Kinhaven’s Chef of Note

    By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s no secret that Kinhaven Music School is bursting with talent. Every summer since 1952, promising young musicians from all over the world have come to Weston to build their skills with teachers who are highly regarded professionals from orchestras, conservatories and universities around the country. But Kinhaven […]

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