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Chester board OKs old waste district fund disbursement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With board chair Arne Jonynas under the weather and members Dan Cote and Heather Chase traveling, the July 19 Chester Select Board could have been canceled for lack of a quorum. But using a speaker phone  — which is allowed by the state law that permits members […]

Weston Playhouse directing trio to step down next year

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty years after taking the reins as artistic directors at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler announced today that they will be stepping down after the 2018 season. The announcement came in a press release this morning. In […]

Court allows supervised work hours for Chester sex assault defendant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Chester resident Ryan Stocker appeared before the Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division twice this week, the second and third time he has come into this courthouse since he was charged in late June with two counts of sexual assault, On Tuesday, he appeared […]

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, July 11 meeting, the Weston Select Board approved the purchase of a radio base station to be installed at the Town Office building. The radio will be used to keep in contact with the road crew. Both Town Clerk Kim Seymour and Town Administrator Cheryl […]

Derry residents concerned about shooting on public, private land

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A half dozen Londonderry residents came to the Monday, July 17 Select Board meeting to asking the board for solutions to the increased use of firearms on the town-owned Prouty property and elsewhere in town. Barbara Butts, who lives near the Prouty property on Route 100, said, […]

Chester Planning Commission reboots with new members

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly five months after three resignations deprived it of a quorum, the Chester Planning Commission reorganized itself with four of its five seats filled on Monday, July 17. Newly appointed members Barre Pinske and Tim Roper were welcomed by commission chair Naomi Johnson who worked through introductions, […]

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  • Stir up fried rice fit for a gluten-free lifestyle

    Stir up fried rice fit for a gluten-free lifestyle

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a  fantastic alternative to fried rice but with celiac disease in mind. I adore this dish in the summer served all by itself. Don’t be dissuaded by the odor of cooking cauliflower. It has a less desirable enticement than rice, but is packed with flavor. 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

  • Volunteers prep for annual book sale

    Volunteers prep for annual book sale

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The weather was warm and sunny on Friday afternoon as a host of volunteers laid out scores of cartons of books sorted by topic ahead of the Wilder Memorial Library’s annual book sale. The event is a fundraiser for Weston’s public library and will occur under the tents in Farrar […]

  • Man connected to Middlesex homicide arrested in Ill.

    Man connected to Middlesex homicide arrested in Ill.

    Illinois State Police arrested Randal Gebo Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop in Downers Grove, Ill. Gebo was alone and driving the 2009 Mini Cooper belonging to Middlesex homicide victim, Cindy Cook according to a Vermont State Police press release.  Gebo was arrested without incident on Vermont warrants for aggravated vehicle operation without owners consent […]

  • Derry arts and history group mounts music, textile exhibits

    Derry arts and history group mounts music, textile exhibits

    By Tuckerman Wunderle © 2017 Chester Telegraph LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is presenting two exhibits at the Custer Sharp House through the end of July. Textiles and Fabrics and Music in the Mountains focus on the lives of earlier Londonderry residents, showing the ways they worked and played. Textiles and Fabrics focuses on the […]

  • VSP investigates three Rockingham burglaries

    VSP investigates three Rockingham burglaries

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Westminster Barracks are investigating two commercial and one residential burglary in the town of Rockingham. This morning at about 6:18, police were notified of a break-in and burglary at the Cambridgeport store at 997 Saxtons River Road in Cambridgeport. Police say that overnight, someone broke […]

  • Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

    Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

    Southeastern Vermont’s largest social services agency serving older adults is seeking an energetic, dedicated volunteer to oversee Meals on Wheels deliveries for the Saxtons River area. Senior Solutions needs a coordinator to work up to 10 hours monthly to recruit and manage volunteers for five weekly Meals on Wheels night deliveries. The coordinator compiles monthly meal […]

  • Arts events: July 19 through July 29, 2017

    Arts events: July 19 through July 29, 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. July 19: Cavendish concert with the Spiders Cavendish Conservation and […]

  • Community events: July 22 through July 23, 2017

    Community events: July 22 through July 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. July 22: Wilder Memorial Library Book Sale Wilder Memorial Library […]

  • Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

    Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Young’s furniture store was just down the street from where I grew up in Springfield. We neighborhood kids kept an eye out for when it received deliveries. New appliances and furniture came in slab wood crates with heavy card board. We looked over the rubbish area and selected […]

  • Dessert with a double dose of lemon to satisfy citrus cravings

    Dessert with a double dose of lemon to satisfy citrus cravings

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This recipe for blueberry lemon custard pudding is just enough for two people. But if I were you, I would double it because one serving per person just isn’t going to cut it!   1/3 cup frozen blueberries, thawed 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon lemon […]

  • 'Tenderly' a sterling showcase for Haefner, Lloyd

    ‘Tenderly’ a sterling showcase for Haefner, Lloyd

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse brings the life of singer Rosemary Clooney to its Other Stage with Tenderly, and while you might expect them to be rolling out a barrel of nostalgia, Tenderly is a drama with music that explores the highs and lows of the singer who, over several decades, […]

  • UPDATE: Middlesex victim's boyfriend leaves state with her car

    UPDATE: Middlesex victim’s boyfriend leaves state with her car

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police detectives say that the boyfriend of Cindy Cook, whose body was found down an embankment in a wooded area off the eastside of Brook Road in Middlesex on July 13, is driving her 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman. Police have said that Cook’s death was a homicide although […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for July 19, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for July 19, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from July 5, 2017 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Entertainment Permit; Country Girl Diner 5. Solid Waste District Possible Funds Distribution; Derek Suursoo […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Monday, July 17, 2017

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Monday, July 17, 2017

    The Planning Commission for the town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Town Hall,  556 Elm St. Its agenda is below. Introduce members Review status of member terms and other organizational items Review process of recommendation to Select Board for Zoning Administrator appointment Review status of current Town Plan Review […]

  • UPDATE:  I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule - Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

    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 July 15, 2017. Exit 6 northbound on-ramp will be temporarily closed from July 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017. […]

  • Police search for victim's car in Middlesex homicide

    Police search for victim’s car in Middlesex homicide

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police detectives are looking for the car of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area down an embankment off the Brook Road in Middlesex last night. An autopsy on the victim, identified the victim as Cindy Cook, 59, of Barre, was conducted this morning at […]

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