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E. coli at two Williams River spots 10 times above acceptable level

E. coli at two Williams River spots 10 times above acceptable level

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie E. coli levels at two spots in the Williams River in and near Chester were 10 times higher than acceptable levels for swimming, according to samples taken at those sites Wednesday morning, June 27. Those spots are below the Waste Water Treatment Plant and at the Bartonsville Bridge. “The […]

The Telegraph Poll: The Supreme Court and Obamacare

The Telegraph Poll: The Supreme Court and Obamacare

Sports: Cote, Chester dominate Westminster for Majors championship

Sports: Cote, Chester dominate Westminster for Majors championship

By Greg Hart Chester 5th Grader Dan Cote pitched a masterful one-hitter, with the Chester Reds winning by a score of 6-0 during the Valley Youth Baseball Majors Championship on Wednesday, June 27 at Greven Field in Cavendish. Cote took a no-hitter two outs into the the sixth and final inning, when it was broken […]

GMUHS announces 4th quarter Honor Roll

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A or A- to offset the one grade of C+, C or C-). High School Honors means that the […]

Summer Concert Series to fill five Thursdays with music

Summer Concert Series to fill five Thursdays with music

The Chester Rotary’s Annual Summer Concert Series will be held five Thursdays in a row starting July 12 when The Dave Keller Band returns following last year’s noteworthy performance. On July 19, Chester’s own blues treasure Chris Kleeman will take center stage with his band. The husband and wife duo of Lisa Brande and Mark […]

Opera Theatre of Weston gets grant for children's Irene project

Opera Theatre of Weston gets grant for children’s Irene project

Opera Theatre of Weston has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Vermont Humanities Council to help support the cost of The Storybook Opera: Tropical Storm Irene Project . Storybook Opera is a pre-performance educational project designed to enrich the lessons offered in the opera  Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood) by Benjamin Britten, which the Opera […]

63 in Class of 2012 graduate from GMUHS

63 in Class of 2012 graduate from GMUHS

By Cynthia Prairie With all the anticipation that befits a coming adventure and the sadness of leaving a place of comfort, Green Mountain High School’s Class of 2012 graduated Friday, June 15, as the sun set behind the school. Graduation ceremonies took place on the front lawn, on a cooling evening warmed by friends and […]

GMUHS Senior awards and scholarships for 2012

The following awards and scholarships were presented to the graduating Green Mountain students either during the Class of 2012 Senior Awards night or on graduation night. Alumni Award Mathew Curley American Legion Chester Post #67 Scholarship Kate Amsden and Alexandra DeRosia American Legion Auxiliary Chester Post #67 Scholarship Mckala Benson American Legion Wallace McNulty Hoyle […]

To the editor: The Rev. H. Paul Brannock-Wanter to retire

To the editor: The Rev. H. Paul Brannock-Wanter to retire

At its annual retreat in May, the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church leadership accepted the resignation and retirement of the Rev. H. Paul Brannock-Wanter, who has served the congregation for just over 10 years. In May of 2010, Father Paul’s anniversary of 25 years of ordained ministry was celebrated under the tent on the church lawn. […]

Family Center gets DRB OK for move to larger digs

Family Center gets DRB OK for move to larger digs

By Cynthia Prairie  The Chester-Andover Family Center has been approved for a conditional use permit by the Development Review Board so that it can move into the former Curtis’ Bar-B-Q restaurant building at 908 VT Rt. 103 S. to set up its thrift shop and first-floor food pantry. The permit still needs to be formalized […]

Alumni Parade draws Super Heroes to Chester

Alumni Parade draws Super Heroes to Chester

Chester was filled with Super Heroes under warm blue skies on Saturday, June 9, as the annual Alumni Day Parade made its way through town, up from Town Hall, past the Jiffy Mart and the Green, which was filled four-deep with onlookers. An estimated 2,000 people enjoyed the 30-minute parade, filled with floats, music from […]

Wunderle out at DRB; O'Neil, Westine to fill openings

Wunderle out at DRB; O’Neil, Westine to fill openings

By Cynthia Prairie As many expected, the Chester Select Board did not reappoint long-time Development Review Board member Scott Wunderle to another three-year term. Instead, the board on Wednesday, June 6 appointed Amy O’Neil and Carla Westine to three-year terms. The board also declined to fill  a second alternate position, after Select Board member Derek […]

Pinske bear raffle to benefit Family Center

Pinske bear raffle to benefit Family Center

Want a chance to win a Barre Pinske bear while helping to support the expansion efforts of the Chester-Andover Family Center? The 30-inch carved bear will be making guest appearances around town so keep your eyes out for him. Tickets for a chance to win are $1 each or $5 for 6, and may be […]

Bittersweet Family Day as CAES bids farewell to Plunkard

Bittersweet Family Day as CAES bids farewell to Plunkard

Becky Plunkard has been with Chester-Andover Elementary School for 19 years — it’s been so long that she had to look back in her records to check, she said. Secretary, paraprofessional, special education teacher, substitute teacher, mentor, Respect Club adviser, special events  and after school activities coordinator. “I have kids that I remember when they […]

Fish-Diette Academy presents Snow White ballet

Fish-Diette Academy presents Snow White ballet

The Fish-Diette Academy of Ballet will be performing a ballet of the classic children’s tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at its recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10. This performance will be held at the Green Mountain Union High School auditorium, 716 VT Rt. 103 S in Chester. Admission is $10 for adults; […]

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