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Chester Select Board agenda for June 5, 2013

The Chester Select Board will meet in regular session beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Here is its agenda:  Approve May 15, 2013 Selectboard Minutes and May 17, 2013 Special Selectboard Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Economic Development DRB Appointments Property Sale Unified Development By-Laws Review General Use […]

New Two Rivers SU readies to move to Fletcher Farm House

New Two Rivers SU readies to move to Fletcher Farm House

By Cynthia Prairie The new Two Rivers Supervisory Union will begin operating this summer out of buildings at Fletcher Farm, 611 Vt. Route 103 in Ludlow. The new consolidated school union will be taking over the two-story, 3,360-square-foot Fletcher Farm House, which was renovated in 2007, and 800-square-feet of space in the Roost, one of […]

College student film captures childhood with help of local actors

College student film captures childhood with help of local actors

Nine children and one adult from Chester are featured in a new, 23-minute film made by a crew of Keene State College seniors. The film, Childhood, I Love You, was screened Friday evening to a group of actors and their families at Green Mountain Union High. Click on any photo below to launch the gallery. […]

To the editor: Good Neighbors thanks all who gave during food drive

The staff, volunteers and clients of the Black River Good Neighbor Services’ food shelf extend their thanks to all who participated in the U.S. Post Office’s 2013 Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably in the world. Mail carriers for each of the towns and […]

Mini strawberry pies make a great snack

Mini strawberry pies make a great snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  do realize strawberry season here in Maine is a few months away, but have you seen the price of strawberries from abroad lately? At $1.98 a quart, you bet I am going to take advantage of them. Those in California who believe their strawberries are superior, who am I to […]

Family Center annual dinner; diabetes class; young playwrights read; and VSO in concert

Family Center annual dinner; diabetes class; young playwrights read; and VSO in concert

Chester-Andover Family Center will acknowledge and thank its student volunteers at its annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, at the Chester American Legion, 637 VT Route 103 S. in Chester. As an all-volunteer organization, the family center counts on these young people for help with many of the daily tasks such as […]

To the editor: With a lot of volunteer help, Music in Meadow turns 11, raising $28,000 for Komen

To the editor: With a lot of volunteer help, Music in Meadow turns 11, raising $28,000 for Komen

When my husband and I moved to Chester in March 2001 on a very snowy day it was impossible to really appreciate the meadow we had acquired. By the middle of April, we were able to walk the property. As we were coming back to the house I mentioned to him what a great place […]

Four businesses sponsor Ludlow movie series

Four Ludlow businesses have joined with Friends of Ludlow Auditorium in sponsoring a special series of summer movies at the Ludlow Auditorium, 1 Whispering Pine  (located on the second floor of Town Hall) in Ludlow. Sponsored by the DJs Restaurant, the series begins on 7 p.m., Sunday, June 16 with Frank Loesser’s musical tribute to […]

GMUHS Prom Pix! Send in yours

GMUHS Prom Pix! Send in yours

Green Mountain Union High School’s 2013 Prom was held at the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore in Ludlow last Saturday night. The theme was The Great Gatsby, and the room was suitably decorated. The elegance of the prom was certainly reflected in the dresses, gowns, suits and tuxedos of the young men and young women in […]

Volunteers ready Grateful Garden for planting

Volunteers ready Grateful Garden for planting

On Saturday, May 18, a number of families came together to clean up the Grateful Garden beds, on the Chester-Andover Elementary School campus, transforming them from weed-infested to ready-to-plant beds. Along the way, says Grateful Garden founder Carrie King, the volunteers met beetles, toads, old potatoes, rocks, worms and favorite perennials like asparagus, lemon balm, […]

It's farmers market season, and there's plenty to choose from

It’s farmers market season, and there’s plenty to choose from

Although the Chester Farmers Market remains closed for the 2nd year in a row, within a short drive, area residents still have a lot to choose from when it comes to fresh produce, organically grown plants, farm-raised meats, homemade foods and fine handicrafts. The Bellows Falls Farmers Market opened its season on Friday, May 10, […]

Abandoned property, noise regulations of concern in proposed development regs

Abandoned property, noise regulations of concern in proposed development regs

By Karen Zuppinger The Chester Select Board tackled details within Article 3 (General Use Standards) of the proposed Chester Unified Development Bylaws during its regular board meeting last Wednesday, seeking clarification on a number of sections. Select board member Arne Jonynas asked if Section 3.6 on Damaged Structures and their disposal applied to abandoned properties or […]

Springfield Hospital earns leadership award

Springfield Hospital earns leadership award

VHA Inc., a national health care network, has given Springfield Hospital a 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, honoring the hospital for achieving national performance standards for clinical quality, safety and patient experience. Springfield Hospital was one of 10 VHA member hospitals to receive this year’s award in the “Critical Access, Acute Care Hospitals” […]

A savory and garlicky chicken comes home to roost

A savory and garlicky chicken comes home to roost

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Simple. Simple. Simple. Don’t be dismayed at the ingredient list. You should already have the items in stock. And despite the number of ingredients, the preparation is oh so simple. Savory Chinese Garlic Chicken You don’t have to stick with the vegetables listed. Add some sliced water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, cauliflower, […]

Fish Ladder Visitors Center opens; Chester artists open for Studio Weekend; Cavendish grants awarded

Fish Ladder Visitors Center opens; Chester artists open for Studio Weekend; Cavendish grants awarded

The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder Visitor Center will open for the season at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24 next to the Post Office on Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. The center’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Long-time environmental educator […]

Chester detective injured at fire scene

Chester detective injured at fire scene

By Shawn Cunningham Chester Police Det. Matt Wilson was injured Sunday, May 5 when the concussion from the exploding tire on a burning loader knocked him to the ground. The Chester Fire Department and Chester Ambulance Service were called out around 5 p.m. for an equipment fire at Rhoman-Wai Farm on Green Mountain Turnpike. According […]

Chester son screens locally shot short film

Chester son screens locally shot short film

Professional photographer Julian Ungano , center below, who grew up in Chester, takes questions from audience members following the local screening of his short film And After All at the Vermont Institute for Contemporary Art on Saturday. Portions of the film were shot last winter in and around Chester using local extras, some of whom were […]

Season's Greenings

Season’s Greenings

The long winter has finally ended but the weather has been holding us in a limbo of lukewarm days and cold nights — not what most Southern Vermonters are looking for so long after maple sugaring has ended. Still, the signs are here and, on Tuesday, Shawn Cunningham ventured out camera in hand to capture […]

Burtco proposes five-bay car wash for Route 103 S.

Burtco proposes five-bay car wash for Route 103 S.

By Shawn Cunningham On Monday night, the Chester Development Review Board reconvened a hearing on a conditional use permit for a five-bay car wash to be built and operated on Route 103 south. The facility, which will have two automatic and three self-serve bays will be owned and operated by Burtco and is proposed for […]

Peanut butter mousse a delight for the kids, a treat for yourself

Peanut butter mousse a delight for the kids, a treat for yourself

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Peanut butter and fluff! Gotcha! Thought this was going to be our old childhood standby of a sandwich, didn’t you? I’m making peanut butter and fluff desserts this week simply because peanut butter and Fluff are the two items my kids will never say no to. By taking my favorite berry […]

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