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Car hits quilt shop building, interrupts Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Forty minutes into last night’s Chester Select Board meeting, just as Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden was outlining the progress those departments have made this year, board member Ben Whalen’s fire department beeper sounded and he left the meeting. Shortly thereafter, The Telegraph got a report […]

Can’t go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just a heads up. Next Monday afternoon it’s going to get pretty dark. Apparently the moon is going to pass in front of the sun for a couple of hours. And while it’s going to be dark here, down south it’ll be way dark. Wait, you knew […]

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Weston Select Board worked on a several issues that have been on previous agendas, including the Little School lease and the sale of a 17-acre parcel off Boynton Road. Board member Jim Linville went over new provisions that have been […]

AOT to Olsen: Interim paving on Rt. 11 to begin soon

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has shared an email in which Agency of Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn confirmed that work on the worst parts of Rt. 11 between Chester and Londonderry should begin shortly. “…if the weather holds, the contractor may begin paving this section of road on Thursday […]

Frog’s Leap sale closes; Derry board addresses Prouty Land uses

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying, “You may have difficulty wiping the grin off my face,” Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon announced at Monday’s Select Board meeting that the sale of the Frog’s Leap property on Route 100 had been completed on  Friday, July 28. Gordon said checks were received totaling a […]

Chester board OKs ‘audit’ of town zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a couple of years of controversy over Chester’s zoning regulations and the way they are implemented, the town’s Select Board at its Aug. 2 meeting gave the go-ahead to an “audit” of the town’s development statutes. Noting that the town’s zoning code is old and that […]

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  • Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 2017

    Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 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. Aug. 17-18: SCP hosts ‘Bootstraps: An American Fable’ Join the […]

  • Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 2017

    Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 17: Neighborhood Connections hosts Death Café On Thursday, Aug. […]

  • Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

    Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up, my family’s source of entertainment was simple and mostly inexpensive. Come summer, on warm evening, we went to the music concerts at Riverside, where the school in Springfield is now located. The band — the town band, played selections to suit everyone. Instead of clapping, you […]

  • Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Aug. 16, 2017

    Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Aug. 16, 2017

    The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. That meeting will be immediately followed by the regular meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners 1. Citizen Comments 2. Raise Water Equivalent Unit Rate 3. […]

  • Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

    Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. However, while I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does taste like lemonade; I was unable to reduce the sugar content. So moderation is […]

  • A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

    A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cult of celebrity rears its comedic head in Buyer and Cellar, a one-man show that closes out not only Weston Playhouse’s summer run at the OtherStages at Weston Rod and Gun Club, it closes out its use of the facility completely, with the fall christening of the […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Aug. 14, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 activities: Monday […]

  • Police arrest second burglary suspect

    Police arrest second burglary suspect

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police arrested a Westminster man Thursday on multiple charges for burglaries that took place in July. On Tuesday, police arrested Chelsea Oviatte, 22 of Springfield, on charges that she had burglarized a number of businesses along Route 5 in Westminster, Putney and Brattleboro, but they were unable to […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 14, 2017

    Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 14, 2017

    The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at Andover Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from July 24th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

  • State Police arrest two in separate burglaries, thefts

    State Police arrest two in separate burglaries, thefts

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police made arrests today in several burglaries and larcenies that have occurred in Westminster in recent months. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 3 p.m. troopers arrested Jason Robison, 42, of Bellows Falls, and charged him with petit larceny in the theft of cash from the […]

  • Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors; Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

    Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors;
    Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

    The Springfield Farmers Market is accepting applications from vendors interested in joining an expanded market day Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This invitation goes out to agricultural vendors as well as crafters and artisans. For nonprofits, this would be an opportunity to promote your organization and/or educate the public as to what […]

  • Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

    Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

    Whiting Library announces that the new Youth Services Librarian is Chester resident Jeanne Waldren. Waldren is already known to many from her “Grandma Jeanne” story-time and theatrical workshops in Chester. She also has assisted the library during past Summer Reading Programs. Waldren holds a BA in English and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She […]

  • Judge continues $100,000 bail for Stocker; police cite witnesses in latest case

    Judge continues $100,000 bail for Stocker; police cite witnesses in latest case

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Windsor County Superior Court Judge Theresa DiMauro continued the $100,000 bail imposed on Ryan Stocker over the weekend as he appeared for arraignment Monday on new charges in the latest of five involving forced sexual contact over the last two years. Stocker, who plead […]

  • Community events: Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, 2017

    Community events: Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, 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. Aug. 10: Learn about significance of  Vilas Bridge Hear Gail […]

  • Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 2017

    Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 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. Aug. 9: Gully Boys performs in Proctorsville The Cavendish Community […]

  • Chester Chatter: Watching a grandchild grow up

    Chester Chatter: Watching a grandchild grow up

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The call came. My new grandbaby had arrived. I rushed over to Springfield Hospital, hurried down the hall and turned into the room. It was a boy, in his father’s arms. Kissing him on the cheek I knew I would love this baby, named Ben, forever. Over […]

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