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Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eleven residents of Middletown Road and Parsons Lane crowded into the Londonderry Select Board room on Monday evening to ask for action to remove two damaged buildings on Middletown Road. Kim Thomson said safety issues, “the unsightly effect it has on all of us” and property values are […]

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On the same night that it offered Superintendent Meg Powden a one-year contract with a 2.75 percent raise, the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board also rejected her proposal to spend more than $90,000 of a state grant earmarked for the use of the local school boards […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

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 […]

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  • Chester Chatter: A ball called Tommy and my guinea pig hairdo

    Chester Chatter: A ball called Tommy and my guinea pig hairdo

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC These past few days, I have been hanging out near my air conditioning, as I have been on the mend from a leg infection. Being bored, I have been recalling times long ago, emptying out my head. Our family oftentimes rented a cottage on Lake Hortonia for a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Chester Police seek help finding missing man

    Chester Police seek help finding missing man

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department seeking help in finding 20-year-old Brandon Adams-Smith. Adams-Smith was last seen in the Springfield area in early June. He has not been in contact with his family since the end of May 2018. Adams-Smith is approximately 6-feet to 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 150 to […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

    Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

    The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from June 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 minutes […]

  • Taking a cotton to three smiling 'swabbies'

    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

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

    Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

    Springfield Hospital announces the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The opening event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Families, prospective milk donors, healthcare providers, and community members are invited to attend the family-friendly […]

  • 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 […]

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