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A Day of Remembrance: Chester's Memorial Day 2012

A Day of Remembrance: Chester’s Memorial Day 2012

Traffic came to a standstill for a short time on Routes 103 and 11 on Wednesday as Chester once again observed Memorial Day on its traditional May 30th date. Hundreds of residents including students from Chester Andover Elementary and Green Mountain Union High School took part. The annual parade kicked off at 9 a.m. with […]

3 GM 7th graders honored by state for essays

3 GM 7th graders honored by state for essays

Three Green Mountain Union 7th graders have been recognized by the office of the Vermont Secretary of State for essays they have written on the rights and responsibilities of voters. Secretary of State Jim Condos honored the winners of the 2012 Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest today, Tuesday, May 22nd at the […]

Family Center hopes to buy Putney Pasta building

Family Center hopes to buy Putney Pasta building

By Stephen Seitz Should the remaining cards fall properly, the Chester-Andover Family Center may soon find itself in a new and much larger home. “Even if we close in July, we won’t be able to move until September,” said Sherry Willumitis, the thrift shop manager. “There’s a lot of work to be done.” The 27-year-old […]

2012 Rotary Golf Tourney to aid Chester Emergency Services

2012 Rotary Golf Tourney to aid Chester Emergency Services

by Stephen Seitz Time to start polishing the clubs for the 2nd Annual Chester Rotary Charitable Golf Tournament, to be held at the Tater Hill Golf Course on Sunday, June 3. Click here for a registration form. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to benefit Chester Emergency Services, according to tournament organizer Ron Theissen. […]

Alumni weekend schedule of events

Alumni weekend schedule of events

The CHS/GMUHS Alumni Association has been hard at work preparing for the 2012 alumni weekend. Below is the list of events from the association.  But for much more information, go to the association’s website. Friday, June 8th Noon:  Golf Tournament at Tater Hill Country Club.  Sign up for the tournament with the registration form or […]

An unforgettable childhood in 1960s Chester

An unforgettable childhood in 1960s Chester

By Sandy Stiassni Like many New York Times readers, I read Abby Goodnough’s arresting article about the Dollar General plan to colonize Chester. It brought back treasured early youth snapshots. My grandparents were Chester residents. They become naturalized in the1940s, having emigrated as holocaust survivors from war-occupied Brno, now in Czech Republic. My grandfather, a […]

Rotary seeks families to host Thai student

Rotary seeks families to host Thai student

The Rotary Club of Chester will be sponsoring a young woman from Thailand as the Rotary International Inbound Exchange Student for the school year 2012/2013, and is looking for host families for her. Host families will enjoy the benefits of having a teenage daughter to share their household with, together with an opportunity to learn […]

Select Board awaits legal opinion before filling DRB slots

Select Board awaits legal opinion before filling DRB slots

By Cynthia Prairie The Chester Select Board may have intended to appoint two members and one alternate to the Development Review Board at its Wednesday, May 2, regular meeting, but a filing by attorneys for the Zaremba Group, which wants to build a Dollar General on Main Street, thwarted the plan. Zaremba, through attorney David […]

Fire leaves family of five searching for a new home

Fire leaves family of five searching for a new home

By Cynthia Prairie It was dinner time at the Picz home, a chilly April Saturday good for grilling out but eating in. At the grill,  Greg Picz was the first to see the smoke crawling from the basement stairs. He yelled for his wife Angie and their three children to get out of the house – […]

VTica opens Carbonetti exhibit

VTica opens Carbonetti exhibit

The gallery at the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art was wall-to-wall with visitors on Saturday evening, May 5, for the opening of a month long display of the works of Jeanne Carbonetti, an internationally known water colorist who lives in Chester.  VTica, at 15 Depot St. in Chester, is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Learn about food, Earth sustainablility at Pale Blue Dot event

Learn about food, Earth sustainablility at Pale Blue Dot event

The Nature Museum at Grafton will present “Food for Thought,” a daylong event exploring the interrelationship between food and nature to be held on Saturday, May 26. Participants will explore sustainable food systems and the cultural food revolution. This event is part of the Museum’s Pale Blue Dot program series. Authors, musicians, farmers, business owners […]

15 from GMUHS inducted National Honor Society

15 from GMUHS inducted National Honor Society

    One junior and 14 sophomores from Green Mountain Union High were inducted into the Flamstead Chapter of the National Honor Society Wednesday night at the school. The induction ceremony, lead by counselors Ally Oswald and Pamela O’Neil and chapter President Mark Harwood, was preceded by a dinner for inductees and their families prepared […]

GM's Ferenc named VT Principal of the Year

GM’s Ferenc named VT Principal of the Year

By Shawn Cunningham Green Mountain Union High School Principal Tom Ferenc has been named MetLife/NASSP High School Principal of the Year for Vermont. It was just last week that another Chester educator, Frank Kelley, was recognized statewide for his history teaching chops. The award – which is underwritten by MetLife on behalf of the National […]

Creation of new GMUHS library under way

Creation of new GMUHS library under way

Renovations have begun on the Green Mountain Union High library in mid-April. GMUSH Principal said the renovations will make the library “the coolest place in the school,” not the least because of its central air conditioning. With two more weeks of work, the $100,000 renovations should be completed the week of May 15. The project […]

Connecting the Dots at the Bartonsville Bridge

Connecting the Dots at the Bartonsville Bridge

Author and activist Bill McKibben, center, in red T-shirt, joined a group of 35 people at the Bartonsville Bridge on Saturday April 28th to kick off a week of worldwide “Connect the Dots” activities. The idea is to connect extreme weather events such as the tropical storm that destroyed the historic covered bridge with global […]

Pause to walk for Humane Society's Paws About Springfield

Pause to walk for Humane Society’s Paws About Springfield

The Springfield Humane Society will be holding its annual “Paws About Springfield” walk-a-thon on Saturday May 19, with a goal of collecting $3,000. The Humane Society is looking for eager walkers of all ages to collect pledges and bring their leashed tail-wagging companions to take a healthy walk to help save animals. Registration begins at […]

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