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Crews work to repair road damage in Andover, Chester

Crews work to repair road damage in Andover, Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © The Chester Telegraph 2014 Clickable photo gallery is below the article. Photos by Shawn Cunningham, The Chester Telegraph T own road crews, VTrans and private contractors were busy Tuesday morning as they continued to put local roads back together after Monday’s torrential rains (Click here for Monday’s story.). In Andover, Simmonds […]

Grafton Select Board OKs junk vehicle regulations

Grafton Select Board OKs junk vehicle regulations

By Mark Burbela Grafton ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Despite objections from some of the 25 residents in attendance, the Grafton Select Board on Monday, July 21, passed a new ordinance regulating the storage of junk and junk vehicles, in an attempt to address numerous complaints about junk stored at private residences and to ensure […]

Torrential rains wash out Route 11, a number of Andover roads

Torrential rains wash out Route 11, a number of Andover roads

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 A clickable photo gallery is below the article. Thanks to our photo contributors: Mark Burbela, Stacie Goodman Hill, Melissa Ryan and Marc Thomas. The skies opened up over Chester on Monday, and stayed that way, warranting the largest flood response since Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. […]

Music events: Starline Rhythm Boys plays Chester; 'Country Fiddler' author at MVBooks; Yankee Chank in Proctorsville; 'Voice' finalist Pennell in concert; Sensible Shoes performance rescheduled

Music events: Starline Rhythm Boys plays Chester; ‘Country Fiddler’ author at MVBooks; Yankee Chank in Proctorsville; ‘Voice’ finalist Pennell in concert; Sensible Shoes performance rescheduled

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. July 31: Starline Rhythm Boys returns for summer concert series Dakin & Benelli bring back the Starline Rhythm Boys for the Chester Summer Concert Series from […]

Upcoming: Bread & Puppet Theater; ‘Jaws’ at Ludlow Auditorium; Wilder Library hosts annual Book Sale; Wild Walking for kids at Nature Museum; Londonderry’s Pingree Park Fun Day; and mushroom foraging classes

Aug. 1: Bread and Puppet Theater events Bread and Puppet Theater has announced its calendar for August. Shows take place at The Bread and Puppet Farm, Route 122 in Glover, Vt. Performances are open to the public for free or a suggested donation of $10. Friday, Aug. 1 and 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Situation A show […]

You'll flip over apple orchard grilled pork

You’ll flip over apple orchard grilled pork

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want your ‘other white meat’ grilled with the perfect seasoned barbecue sauce slathered over all sides? This not too sweet, not too spicy sauce with that beautiful taste of New England makes it stand out among the rest. 1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup 1 cup apple jelly 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 […]

Orlandersmith takes us on her rich journey in 'Stoop Stories'

Orlandersmith takes us on her rich journey in ‘Stoop Stories’

By David Lampe­-Wilson ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 While musicals and comedies are the expected bounty of the summer theater season, a brief evening of pointed drama can stimulate the mind, so many summer theatergoers will welcome Stoop Stories, now at Weston Playhouse’s Second Stage. Theater, poetry and performance art meet in Dael Orlandersmith’s one­woman show, […]

Wetlands delay Popple Dungeon repairs; education taxes discussed by Select Board

Wetlands delay Popple Dungeon repairs; education taxes discussed by Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Proposed work to the decaying portion of Popple Dungeon Road has been put on hold because the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Vermont have declared that an area that would be used to straighten the road and pull it away from a hillside is […]

Editorial: Bringing business to businesses on Chester's Green

Editorial: Bringing business to businesses on Chester’s Green

Last week, The Chester Telegraph ran a series about Chester’s Green, what makes it different from other Vermont greens — it’s characterized by its businesses — and what can be done to ensure the success of businesses along The Green and in Chester as a whole. Over the years, The Green has faced its share […]

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Chester Select Board reconvened its public hearing on new zoning regulations on Wednesday, July 16 with a much larger crowd than had attended the July 2 meeting, in which only two members of the public attended. At that July 2 meeting, some thought the sparse attendance […]

Gales of laughter blow through Weston Playhouse in V&S&M&S

Gales of laughter blow through Weston Playhouse in V&S&M&S

By David Lampe-Wilson You would be hard-pressed to find a more stellar evening of summer theater than Weston Playhouse’s hilarious production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang. The play revolves around a trio of eccentric siblings who, having reached middle age, find that they have little […]

Upcoming events: Benefit concert for music center; Chester music series continues with Stone Cold Roosters; Music for a While concert; French classes at Misty Valley Books; learn to cane a chair; annual dinner at St. Luke's; Thursday speakers at Chester Rotary; and Weston book sale

Upcoming events: Benefit concert for music center; Chester music series continues with Stone Cold Roosters; Music for a While concert; French classes at Misty Valley Books; learn to cane a chair; annual dinner at St. Luke’s; Thursday speakers at Chester Rotary; and Weston book sale

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. July 22: In Stile Moderno performs to benefit Brattleboro Music Center On Tuesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro native and theorbo performer Nathaniel Cox and […]

Serve seafood in cucumber cups for refreshing hors d'oeuvres

Serve seafood in cucumber cups for refreshing hors d’oeuvres

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Whether you are a land-lubber or a shoreline lover, seafood during the summertime just makes life a little more sunny. And with the garden ripe for the picking, combining these two main ingredients is pure refreshment. Cucumbers are my favorite because of their clean taste, this Yankee Chef even makes his […]

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville student wins Lovell, Neal health scholarships Springfield Olivia Clement, of Woodstock High School’s Class of 2014, is the recipient of two health-related scholarships. She is the fourth recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and the ninth recipient of the Eileen Austin Neal, RN, Nursing Scholarship. Both are for $1,000, with […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Weston Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. Below is its agenda. 1. Any requested changes to the agenda; 2. Public comment; 3. Knowlton access permit; 4. SO #16 Payroll, SO #16 Vendors; 5. Review & Approve Minutes; […]

Part III: Dining out on the lure of a restaurant

Part III: Dining out on the lure of a restaurant

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 T he Chester Green not only has two new antique stores – the Bargain Corner, just east of the Moon Dog Cafe, and VintageVermont, opened by a Bartonsville family in the Spater Building. But its new restaurant – in the Victorian house at 90 The Common that […]

Part II: It's not easy being The Green; Defining a unique space

Part II: It’s not easy being The Green; Defining a unique space

By Cynthia Prairie © The Chester Telegraph – 2014 When Vermonters talk about their town’s “Green,” they are speaking of a gathering place, one that likely sports a large bandstand on an expansive lawn — more square than long and narrow. Typically, public buildings or churches and some homes surround these greens, while the town’s […]

Part I: Chester's Green a window on the health of local economy

Part I: Chester’s Green a window on the health of local economy

By Cynthia Prairie © The Chester Telegraph – 2014 With three new businesses opening this summer along Chester’s Green in what had been empty storefronts, many merchants in and outside the immediate downtown area are sighing with relief. It’s not that businesses along The Green are any more important than those, say, along the Route […]

Upcoming events: Daniloff discusses espionage; discover flight at Rock Library; Kleeman opens Chester Music Series; comedy takes center stage at Weston; McLaughlin performs at St. Luke's; Bonnie celebrates 46th anniversary; 'Northern Borders' screened at playhouse; Sensible Shoes at Proctorsville; and writing workshops announced

Upcoming events: Daniloff discusses espionage; discover flight at Rock Library; Kleeman opens Chester Music Series; comedy takes center stage at Weston; McLaughlin performs at St. Luke’s; Bonnie celebrates 46th anniversary; ‘Northern Borders’ screened at playhouse; Sensible Shoes at Proctorsville; and writing workshops announced

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. July 15: Daniloff explores espionage, U.S.-Russian relations Nick Daniloff, newly retired Northeastern University professor and resident of Andover, will return to Misty Valley Books, on the […]

Information meeting on classical education for home schooling

Ruth Holleran will be presenting information on an alternative education program for those who want to home school or want to change up what they do at home. It is classical education for modern times. Classical Conversations is a home-centered education program. Families meet one day a week for a community day, and work at […]

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