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First snow crashes keep police busy overnight

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The first accumulating snow of the season in this southern Vermont area brought a large crop of motor vehicle accidents, keeping police and towing companies busy into the wee hours. According to the Vermont State Police, troopers from the Westminster barracks responded to more than 35 crashes between 4 p.m. […]

Grant will add nine holes, amenities to Chester disc golf course

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By next summer, Chester will have an 18-hole disc golf course thanks to a Recreation Facilities grant from Vermont’s Department of Buildings and General Services. At the Pinnacle Recreation Area on Thursday, Dec. 7, state Rep. Tom Bock presented Town Manager David Pisha with a ceremonial check […]

After 11 years, GM Principal Ferenc to retire at school year’s end

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he sits at the conference table in the Green Mountain High School principal’s office, Tom Ferenc’s days are numbered. Last month, the long-time administrator told the GM school board that the 2017-18 school year would be his last at the helm of the Chester school. Beginning […]

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Thanksgiving under our belts, the holidays begin and so do the many events to celebrate the season. Last weekend Chester, Weston and Grafton donned their garlands and switched on their lights to mark the occasion. In Chester, the Overture to Christmas celebrated its 32nd edition with the traditional tree lighting […]

Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Restaurant owner Ed Brown has offered to pay $500 to Flood Brook School as compensation for painting over the mural students designed several years ago, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon said at Monday’s board meeting. He said that the offer was relayed by Jackie Trepanier, program director […]

Weston’s property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Changes to Weston’s property tax-collecting policy could be on the horizon, after one resident caused an uproar recently by paying part of a late fee with four thousand pennies. That resident, David Johnson, now wants to petition to ask town voters to approve establishing a grace period and […]

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  • Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

    Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

    The Chester Development Review Board will conduct a site visit at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at 46 & 60 Route 103. At 6 p.m., the DRB will conduct its hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review minutes from Nov. 13th and Nov. 27th […]

  • Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 2017

    Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 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. Dec. 8: Londonderry tree lighting with Santa Sponsored by the […]

  • Community events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 12, 2017

    Community events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 12, 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. Dec. 7: State Rep. Bock to speak at Chester Rotary […]

  • Arts events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 9, 2017

    Arts events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 9, 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. Dec. 7: ‘Tuck Everlasting’  musical in Brattleboro The New England Youth […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Berries, boughs and ferns for the winter home

    Henry Homeyer: Berries, boughs and ferns for the winter home

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the dark time of the year. The sun sets early, and is often obscured by clouds dripping rain and snow. For that reason, I string bright lights on trees outdoors, decorate a tree indoors, place candles in my windows – and lots more. I buy cut […]

  • 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 Dec. 4, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Chester Chatter: Gather 'round the table to share family lore

    Chester Chatter: Gather ’round the table to share family lore

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A holiday family dinner is a perfect place to recall family history. Over coffee and dessert, pass some photos around the table. Pass some treasures like war medals, a ring, a special pin. Read some pages from Aunt Jenny’s journal and share some love letters Mom wrote to […]

  • Another way to keep the doctor at bay: Apple Charlotte

    Another way to keep the doctor at bay: Apple Charlotte

    Iwanted to open this weeks recipe with my newest cookbook, titled The Sweet Fight. It is special in so many ways that I will only mention two. I believe it is the best cookbook using fruits and vegetables on the market today. It also shows various ways to use fruits and veggies in order to […]

  • System glitch downs VTel internet for 90 minutes this morning

    System glitch downs VTel internet for 90 minutes this morning

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Computer cards that control large internet routers for Vermont Telephone Co. failed this morning, shutting down internet access for customers in large portions of the company’s coverage area for up to 90 minutes. VTel covers Vermont communities from Saxtons River to Killington, including Grafton and Chester. “It […]

  • Dec. 6: Chester Select Board meeting to follow Popple Dungeon culvert public meeting

    Dec. 6: Chester Select Board meeting to follow Popple Dungeon culvert public meeting

    At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, a public meeting will be held to gather input on the large culvert replacement on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester. The meeting will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed immediately by the Select Board meeting, which is called a “special” meeting […]

  • Andrew 'Andy' Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

    Andrew ‘Andy’ Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

    Andrew “Andy” E. Baldwin, 60, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1957 in Indianapolis, Ind., the third of seven children of Fred and Janet Baldwin, former residents of Chester. After growing up in Orange, Conn., he relocated […]

  • Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

    Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, first responders were called to the Wake Robin retirement community Shelburne, for a possible exposure to the poison ricin. The substance did test positive in the field, results that were later confirmed in a test by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory completed early this morning. […]

  • Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

    Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION A Windsor County criminal court judge heard motions on Tuesday regarding taking  depositions in the sexual assault cases against Chester teenager Ryan Stocker. In June, Stocker was charged with two counts of sexual assault in connection with incidents that happened in May 2017 and […]

  • Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

    Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

    Residents of Londonderry are invited to a followup meeting in early January to discuss emergency planning and coordination in the town. In early November, Londonderry Emergency Management, the Mighty Londonderry Community Resilience Organization and Vermont Emergency Management had conducted a tabletop exercise focusing on responding to and recovering from a crisis situation. In this case, […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

    Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By the time you read this, Black Friday has passed us by. I know that some people stand in line that day, starting before the sun comes up to get special deals on electronic games and various widgets, but I have never done so. And won’t. My loved […]

  • Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 2017

    Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 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. Nov. 29: Tour mini-Ludlow in BRAM exhibit The Black River […]

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