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Economic development gets a once over at Chester Select Board

Economic development gets a once over at Chester Select Board

After reviews of the financials and other housekeeping at its Feb. 19 meeting, the Chester Select Board turned to two lengthy discussions – one on proposed new water rates and one on economic development with an eye to growing the Grand List, the total assessed value of a town’s taxable real estate. It was noted […]

Andover voters to address alternative energy use, 4% hike in budget

Andover voters to address alternative energy use, 4% hike in budget

  By Cynthia Prairie Andover’s Town Meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston Andover Road. Besides electing 12 town officers during a floor vote, Andover voters will also consider exempting from municipal taxes those net metered solar energy systems that are regulated by the state Public Service […]

To the editor: Londonderry Parks Board thanks all for Valentine's Pingree Park fund-raiser

To the editor: Londonderry Parks Board thanks all for Valentine’s Pingree Park fund-raiser

  The Londonderry Parks Board would like to thank the community for its support of the Valentine’s Day Dance at Magic Mountain.   An excellent crowd came to hear a great band and win some fantastic prizes.  The dance  was a smashing success and helped raise an additional $1,030 for the Pingree Park Revitalization Project. The […]

Londonderry to vote on eliminating auditors, lengthening terms of town clerk, treasurer

Londonderry to vote on eliminating auditors, lengthening terms of town clerk, treasurer

  By Cynthia Prairie Among items under consideration for Londonderry voters during Town Meeting next week is Article 4 to eliminate the post of auditor, which has three three-year slots, two of which are up for election, and Article 3 to lengthen the terms of town clerk and treasurer, which are currently one-year terms, to […]

$385,000 in capital expenditures face vote at Chester Town Meeting

$385,000 in capital expenditures face vote at Chester Town Meeting

  This article was originally published on Jan. 29, 2014. We republish it as a service to our Chester readers who will be voting at Town Meeting and on Election Day. By Cynthia Prairie Chester town voters will be addressing expenditure requests for 14 articles during Town Meeting, 10 of those requests from petition drives […]

New French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books

New French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books

  Misty Valley Books will be offering new French and Italian courses that will run for six weeks. Intermediate French classes will begin  on Monday March 3, with beginning French on Tuesdays, starting March 4.  Beginning Italian will begin on Wednesday, March 5 , with the more advanced Italian class meeting starting on Thursday,  March […]

Saxtons River resident named to Kurn Hattin board

Saxtons River resident named to Kurn Hattin board

WESTMINSTER Bill Scarlett of Saxtons River officially joined Kurn Hattin Homes’ Board of Incorporators in January. Scarlett, who is the school counselor at Bellows Falls Central Elementary School, served as Kurn Hattin’s director of counseling from 1999 to 2006. In addition, his New Jersey-based family have  had an interest in Kurn Hattin’s programming for several […]

Triple your pleasure with chocolate dipped chocolate biscotti

Triple your pleasure with chocolate dipped chocolate biscotti

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Many food historians mention that biscotti (biscuits) have been around for many centuries, having been enjoyed since Pliny the Elder before the birth of Christ. He is said to have mentioned that these hard, dry biscuits would last for centuries without going bad. Whether they are called rusks in the British […]

Upcoming events: Christian band at Baptist Church; evening event in Saxtons River; new work premieres in Weston; Chester Election Day bake sale; free film for Women's History Month; rabies clinic in Londonderry; and beekeeping workshop for all

Upcoming events: Christian band at Baptist Church; evening event in Saxtons River; new work premieres in Weston; Chester Election Day bake sale; free film for Women’s History Month; rabies clinic in Londonderry; and beekeeping workshop for all

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Feb. 28: Calvary Road at grounded4LIFE Calvary Road, a Claremont, NH, band offering contemporary Christian music, will be performing at grounded4LIFE, the weekly coffeehouse at the […]

Sugaring time at Kurn Hattin Homes

  Students in grades K-8 at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children began their annual sugaring that will run through March 7. Every February for the past 120 years, the children at Kurn Hattin Homes have taken part in the Vermont tradition of maple sugaring on the Kurn Hattin farm. For many students who have come […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Feb. 24, 2014

The Chester Development Review Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its current agenda. Check back for any updates. 1)    Review minutes from the Feb. 10 meeting 2)    Comments from citizens 3)    Deliberative session to review the above and previous matters

Environmental Court OK's Dollar General with conditions

Environmental Court OK’s Dollar General with conditions

  By Cynthia Prairie Concluding that pertinent segments of Chester’s Town Plan are “aspirational” and not mandatory and that, even though the project will have an adverse impact, it will not be an undue impact, Environmental Court Judge Thomas Walsh has ruled that a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General can be built on Main Street in Chester. […]

Heidi Ladd, 65, loving wife and mother was active in her Chester community

Heidi Ladd, 65, loving wife and mother was active in her Chester community

    Heidi Buxton Ladd, 65, of Chester, died unexpectedly as a result of injuries sustained in a accident at her family farm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Mrs. Ladd was born in Concord, MA, the daughter of Devena Kidder and Harold Buxton. She spent her youth in Acton, MA, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree […]

Georgette Thomas, 83, beloved owner of the Hugging Bear

Georgette Thomas, 83, beloved owner of the Hugging Bear

    Georgette Thomas, 83, of Chester, died peacefully on Feb. 13 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was best known and adored as the innkeeper of the Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe in Chester, her business and passion since 1982. She is survived by her sister Phyllis; her children Laura, Paul and his […]

deer heard

Upcoming events: Railroading history highlighted; Vermont deer population addressed; Mardi Gras party in Cavendish; Family Center Election Day bake sale; and Whiting hosts classes on Internet use

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Feb. 20: Learn about Boston and Maine Railroad history Brad Blodget will provide insight into railroading, Boston and Maine Railroad history and New England history when […]

Forum on Cavendish ballot issues set for Feb. 25

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting for all Cavendish citizens and residents on the Tuesday, Feb. 25 prior the March 3 town meeting. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Offices, 37 High St. in Cavendish. The meeting will address the issues on this year’s town meeting […]

A simple recipe turns out a spiced coconut candy

A simple recipe turns out a spiced coconut candy

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com More often than not, you can find coconut candies attributed to India or another country that uses cardamom as the flavor profile in this hard candy. I think you will find my Yanked version is a refreshingly different taste and one that children as well as the adults will enjoy. Refer […]

$1 million in USDA funds available for small business lending

Waterbury During a visit to Cork, a premium wine bar and specialty food establishment on Stowe Street in downtown Waterbury last week, Gov. Peter Shumlin, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials and staff from the offices of U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy,  Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch announced that the Vermont Economic Development Authority has been […]

To the editor: Vote yes for Whiting Library at Chester Town Meeting

The Whiting Library Board of Trustees encourages all Chester voters to attend Town Meeting on Monday, March 3 to support your public library and vote yes on Article 5. Article 5 seeks $119,820, less any grant funds received, for the purpose of restoring the Whiting Library building. Any funds borrowed will be financed for a […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve Minutes from Feb. 5, 2014| Citizen Comments Old Business License to Sell Malt & Vinous Beverages Jiffy Mart License to Sell Tobacco Jiffy Mart Financial Update General Fund Water & Sewer […]