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Weston board rejects land donation; town purchases more salt, sand to meet weather need

By Bruce Frauman © Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Dec. 11, agreed to tell the estate of a local landowner who was hoping to donate property to the town that “it is not in the best interests of the town to accept the property.” The land, owned by the estate of James […]

State outlines plans for Lowell Lake, Master Plan

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 38 people attending a meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 to engage in the planning and design process for a Master Plan for Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry for the most part expressed concern that the park is already overcrowded and environmentally vulnerable. While praising the […]

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 […]

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  • Chester Chatter: Changes can be bad and good

    Chester Chatter: Changes can be bad and good

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Old times past were not always the safest. Take for instance the automobile. One had to use hand signals to let other drivers know where you were going, first rolling down the window manually. No seat belts, no airbags, no child seats for the safety of passengers. […]

  • The perfect breakfast trio: cinnamon, maple syrup, and toast

    The perfect breakfast trio: cinnamon, maple syrup, and toast

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sooooo simple, it is laughable. Let the kids help you with this, they will get a kick out of smooshing these delicious bites and love eating them even more. 1 cup milk 2 eggs Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup sugar, divided 2 tablespoons cinnamon, divided 1/4 teaspoon allspice, optional 12 slices […]

  • Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

    Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

    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 […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Keeping houseplants happy, healthy

    Henry Homeyer: Keeping houseplants happy, healthy

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently visited my friend Alicia Jenks of Green Dragon Farm in Weathersfield, Vt., to take a look at her houseplants – some 50 or more of them. Alicia considers them her “indoor garden,” her plant friends that keep her gardening all winter. She doesn’t think houseplants are […]

  • Derry to re-combine town, zoning admin posts

    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 […]

  • Springfield man cited for lewd, lascivious conduct

    Springfield man cited for lewd, lascivious conduct

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Springfield man has been cited on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct that allegedly took place more than a year ago. In a press release today, the Vermont State Police say that based on an allegation of unwanted sexual contact made by a Peru woman, VSP conducted an […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

    The Planning Commission for the Town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This is a change from their planned meeting of Dec. 17. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Dec. 3rd meeting 2) Citizen comments 3) Review of proposed changes to Unified […]

  • 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 […]

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