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Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The second annual holiday cookie tour went off under sunny blue skies on Sunday Dec. 9. More than 70 visitors from as far away as Rutland and Albany toured six houses, two churches and an inn, marveling at the decorations and munching on the cookies at each site. A “passport” […]

Early plan for Chester EMS building unveiled

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A preliminary plan would put Chester’s Police, Fire and Ambulance departments into a single new building on Pleasant Street and rehab the Town Garage on Depot Street solely for the Highway Department. The total cost for both projects is estimated at $4.6 million, with the new, single-story, 14,500-square-foot […]

McNamara: No ‘crime problem’ in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC There is no “crime problem” in Cavendish, said Town Manager Brendan McNamara at last night’s meeting of the town’s Select Board. “The article (in The Eagle Times) did not portray Cavendish accurately,” he added. The article, “Weathersfield may provide police service to Cavendish, Baltimore” published in the […]

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 […]

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  • Chester Chatter: A journey back to good health

    Chester Chatter: A journey back to good health

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I never planned it this way, but here I have been for three months in the Springfield Rehab facility. What a journey I have been on! Since June 2nd, I have been laid up with a serious leg infection and then a dislocated hip. It all started […]

  • Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

    Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

    For a full listing of holiday 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 […]

  • Community & Arts Events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

    Community & Arts Events: Through Dec. 9, 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 […]

  • Add some spice, a little crunch to your sweet potatoes

    Add some spice, a little crunch to your sweet potatoes

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The glaze that forms in this dish is phenomenal! A perfect accompaniment to all protein bearing down on your holiday table and throughout the cold, blustery season ahead. I dice the sweet potatoes about an inch in size, but larger is fine as well. 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large (1 […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 5

    Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 5

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 28, 2018 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Tax Abatement Concern; Frederick Greenwell 4. EMS Building Presentation; Lee Gustafson 5. Discussion Regarding Creation of a […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Feed the birds, sans the bird seed

    Henry Homeyer: Feed the birds, sans the bird seed

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC This year, given the plethora of squirrels in the universe, I feel that I should just buy a dump truck-load of black oil sunflower seeds and drop it on the lawn in front of the deck. Then maybe the squirrels would let my timid titmice get to the […]

  • 2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

    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 […]

  • Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

    Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

    Douglas McGowen Somerville died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2018 at his home in Chester. He was 80. In 2011, Mr. Somerville was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which he faced gallantly and with a dry humor. Mr. Somerville was born on May 4, 1938 in Ridgewood, N.J., the son of Irwin and Margaret Marx Somerville. […]

  • Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches

    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 […]

  • Chester will open warming shelter if needed

    Chester will open warming shelter if needed

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At 5:30 this evening, the Chester Fire Department will go door-to-door to households affected by the widespread power outages brought on by heavy snows asking if anyone needs to go to a warming shelter tonight. The trucks will have their emergency lights on so that residents will know who is […]

  • Snow cripples area, thousands without power

    Snow cripples area, thousands without power

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Area residents awoke on Tuesday morning to cracking tree limbs and the woosh of heavy snow cascading off those trees and roofs. They also awoke in the dark as hundreds of trees, weighed down by  the wet snow, toppled onto wires and roads and snarled traffic. Schools […]

  • 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 […]

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