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Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its July 3 special meeting, the Chester Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $2.0580 per $100 of assessed value and the residential rate at $1.9493. Last year’s rates were $1.9793 and $1.9274 respectively. (The 2016 rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545.) The rates represent an […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Taking a cotton to three smiling ‘swabbies’

Artist Laurie Marechaux spotted her favorite ladies at the Country Girl Diner in Chester on Thursday morning sporting these custom T-shirts. Of course, she couldn’t resist taking several photographs, especially given the fact that several weeks ago, Marechaux herself had dubbed the three — Kathy, Judy and Wendy, from left, in the bottom photo — […]

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After meeting in executive session for an hour with Steve Twitchell to conduct his employee review, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday took only half an hour to take care of business. The Brookfield Service bid of $26,485 to install a 50kW generator was accepted by the board […]

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  • A tasty plate that will invade your senses

    A tasty plate that will invade your senses

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Crunch, sweetness, tang, acid and tartness … in every single bite. This teriyaki orchard chicken recipe can easily be stuffing for a wrap as well by simply chopping all ingredients and rolling into a wrap with the dressing as a dip. Pineapple Poppy Seed Dressing: 1/2 cup pure olive oil 6 […]

  • 'Fun Home' is a must-see theater experience

    ‘Fun Home’ is a must-see theater experience

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse continues its inaugural year at the new Second Stage at Walker Farm with the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. And it is everything a theatergoer hopes for — it entertains, it enlightens, it engages. The production never puts a foot wrong and we are rewarded with gem […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Trees that even tree-huggers can hate

    Henry Homeyer: Trees that even tree-huggers can hate

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tree-huggers to the contrary, not all trees are good. Yes, they all take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, reducing global warming. Yes, they provide shade, keeping us cooler during hot stretches in summer; most trees are great. However, some are invasive, crowding out others and sucking up […]

  • Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 2018

    Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 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 […]

  • 2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th; <br>Race for Cure seeks volunteers

    2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th;
    Race for Cure seeks volunteers

    The banner is up in the front of the Second Congregational Church in Londonderry to announce the church’s 150th anniversary to be held during its 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 worship service and Picnic at Pingree Park. All current members, past members, clergy, supporters and friends are invited to celebrate with worship, food and games.  Aug. […]

  • New board installed at Family Center; <br> new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;<br>Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

    New board installed at Family Center;
    new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;
    Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

    New board at Chester-Andover Family Center At its annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors of the Chester-Andover Family Center elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Stephanie Mahoney was elected president;  Kris Winnicki was chosen as vice president; Georgia Ethier was elected as secretary; Mariette Bock […]

  • 'Go around the gould' at Derry Historical Society

    ‘Go around the gould’ at Derry Historical Society

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society  presents Changing Times, an exhibit about the varied uses and owners of North and South Londonderry’s buildings. The historical society is located at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, in Londonderry. Did you know that Wiley’s garage in South Londonderry had a roller […]

  • A 'dang' good steak for your 4th of July

    A ‘dang’ good steak for your 4th of July

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a dang good steak recipe. Yes, I used the word “dang.” As you all know by now, I don’t care for cussing because my children read my articles, sites, blogs and the like. So it bothers me when they read even an inconsequential word such as, **** or ****. […]

  • Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

    Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

    By Neil Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, June 25, the Andover Select Board voted to allow Charlie Abbott and Sean Johnson to sell used automobiles at their auto repair business, The Garage, which they plan to open at the former B&B Repair Services, at 3009 Simonsville Road (Route 11). Abbott and Johnson had […]

  • Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

    Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oh for the hot, hazy, lazy days of summer, a long time ago. We kids always looked foreword to the coming of parking lot carnivals. In Springfield, usually there were a couple over the warm days. The carnival was set up in the Plaza parking lot, in the […]

  • Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

    Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Believe it or not, I once ate my lawnmower. No, not the Briggs and Stratton kind. I had purchased a pair of Jacobs sheep to keep my lawn trim for a season. At the end of the season they were off to the butcher, and came home freezer […]

  • Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

    Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the June 6, 2018 Select Board meeting and the June 18, 2018 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen’s Comments 3. Old Business 4. Set Tax Rate […]

  • I-91 rolling road block schedule through 7/3

    I-91 rolling road block schedule through 7/3

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 June 29, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

  • Perkinsville woman killed in I-91 crash

    Perkinsville woman killed in I-91 crash

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Perkinsville woman was killed this morning when a truck traveling south on I-91 crossed the median and hit her car head-on. Laura McNaughton, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Exit 9 in the town of Hartland, according to a Vermont State Police press release. […]

  • High speed chase ends with VSP cruiser damaged

    High speed chase ends with VSP cruiser damaged

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A high speed pursuit of a stolen car that stretched from Putney, Vt., to Deerfield, Mass., yesterday ended with the driver bailing out and the vehicle crashing into a Vermont State Police cruiser. According to a VSP press release, at about 5:45 p.m. troopers tried to stop a 2009 black […]

  • South Derry man killed by felled tree

    South Derry man killed by felled tree

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A South Londonderry man died in what police say was a mishap outside his home between Sunday morning and Monday morning. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Francis J. Hallahan, 69, of Winhall Hollow Road, was found by a neighbor on Monday morning. The neighbor called 911, at […]

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