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Weston’s updated ‘Uncle Vanya’ is fresh though uneven

Weston’s updated ‘Uncle Vanya’ is fresh though uneven

By David Lampe-Wilson ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Weston Playhouse’s current production of Uncle Vanya is a decidedly mixed bag, and it takes a dedicated theatergoer to patiently separate the gold from the dross and find the rich nuggets that lie within. Americans’ exposure to classic theater is often limited, and Chekhov has not fared […]

Chester Select Board meeting agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting to resume the public hearing on proposed zoning regulations. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Following the hearing, the regular Chester Select Board meeting will take place. Below is the agenda. 1. Resumption of […]

40 listen as state ed experts explain education funding formula

40 listen as state ed experts explain education funding formula

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The first two hours of the Chester Select Board meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 20 was devoted to a seminar on how the state education tax rate is calculated and why Chester’s tax rate took such a jump this year. The program was led by Steven Jeffrey, executive […]

No surprises in a primary election with 'ridiculously low' turnout

No surprises in a primary election with ‘ridiculously low’ turnout

With 97.8 percent of the precincts reporting in Vermont’s primary held Tuesday, Politico.com is reporting that Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin easily defeated H. Brooke Paige with 82.5 percent of vote from those picking up Democratic ballots. He garnered 15,164 votes to Paige’s 3,225. Republican Scott Milne also came out on top against two other […]

Annual Chester Fireworks in need of more donations

Annual Chester Fireworks in need of more donations

Organizers for the annual Chester Fireworks and Old Home Day, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, are in need of more donations to pay for the much-loved fireworks. The cost of the fireworks alone runs between $5,500 and $7,000 annually and is paid for entirely […]

Upcoming events: 46th anniversary writing event at Bonnie's Bundles; TARPS holds tag sale; French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books; and fairy house tours in Grafton

Upcoming events: 46th anniversary writing event at Bonnie’s Bundles; TARPS holds tag sale; French and Italian classes at Misty Valley Books; and fairy house tours in Grafton

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. Aug. 30: Create doll stories at 46th anniversary event Bonnie Watters, creator of Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls, has been writing stories about her Bundles since a cross-country […]

Bonnie Book doll to be raffled for Whiting Library

Whiting Library is raffling a Bonnie Book doll. The doll, created and donated by Chester doll maker Bonnie Watters, is Watter’s way of giving back to the Chester’s town library, located at 117 Main St. The Bonnie Book doll is a motif doll; her eyes are books. The inspiration for the doll came from Watters’s […]

Annual Vermont Writers’ Prize seeks submissions

COLCHESTER Entries are now being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent. “This is a wonderful contest that highlights Vermont talent and why we all love Vermont,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokeswoman for Green Mountain […]

Grant applications open for Cavendish Community Fund awards

Cavendish The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2014 awards. The deadline for applying is Oct. 1, 2014. Applications are available at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s website www.CavendishCCCA.org and include instructions on how and where to apply. The fund began in 2007 giving cash grants to organizations for educational, artistic […]

VSAC to offer stipends to help poorer high schoolers take college courses; Idle-Free VT gets $17,500 grant

VSAC to offer stipends to help poorer high schoolers take college courses; Idle-Free VT gets $17,500 grant

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses. Vermont’s dual enrollment program allows high school students to take two college courses tuition-free while still in high school. Since […]

A taste of the sea with grilled mussels

A taste of the sea with grilled mussels

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sure, I love clams but when it comes to mussels … fahget ’bout it! I adore these succulent, sweet mollusks, especially when they are combined with smoky ham, salty cheese and a spicy … well, spice! These are great for a picnic or any formal gathering. They crisp up beautifully while […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

The  Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 26 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. SO #19 Payroll, SO #19 Vendors; 4. First Constable; 5. Audit; 6. Review & Approve […]

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Chester Select Board will not be holding its previously scheduled public hearing on proposed changes to the town’s zoning regulations at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Instead, it will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. that evening on the Community Development Block Grant for the Cavendish Gulf Project. […]

Chester architect wins competition to help design Japanese resort

Chester architect wins competition to help design Japanese resort

Chester architect Claudio Veliz has projects in Ludlow, Chester, New York City and now Hokkaido, Japan. Veliz learned over the weekend that he had won one of two spots on a panel that will design a new eco-ski resort in the snowy northernmost prefecture of Japan. According to Veliz, an eco-ski resort has no lifts […]

Primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 26

Primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 26

©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The primary election is being held next Tuesday, Aug. 26, to determine which candidates will represent their parties during the November General Election. Seventeen offices are on each ballot and no party has put someone up for every position. Since Vermont is an open primary state, voters will be given […]

All Aboard! Green Mountain Flyer restarts Fall Foliage excursions

All Aboard! Green Mountain Flyer restarts Fall Foliage excursions

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Green Mountain Flyer will begin using Chester as the hub for its regular Fall Foliage excursions beginning on Tuesday Sept. 23 and running through mid-October. In preparation, employees of the Vermont Rail System, which is celebrating its 50th year this year, have been working in and […]

Irene’s Legacy a new, permanent BRAM exhibit

The Black River Academy Museum has opened a new permanent exhibit, Irene’s Legacy, on the second floor of the museum on 14 High St. in Ludlow. It is the result of a collaboration of BRAM, the sixth grade class at Ludlow Elementary School and LPCTV, and made possible by a grant from the Okemo Community […]

Upcoming events: Flea market in Ludlow; memoir of a life in Vermont; CAFC bake sale;  ‘Witness Uganda’ benefit concert; gardeners workshop; honey fest in Proctorsville; and hospital golf benefit

Upcoming events: Flea market in Ludlow; memoir of a life in Vermont; CAFC bake sale; ‘Witness Uganda’ benefit concert; gardeners workshop; honey fest in Proctorsville; and hospital golf benefit

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. Aug. 23: Ludlow church plans flea market The United Church of Ludlow Women are preparing for their annual Flea Market and Luncheon, which will be from […]

VTrans to hold hearings on adding rumble stripes to Rt. 103

VTrans to hold hearings on adding rumble stripes to Rt. 103

The Vermont Agency of Transportation will hold two public meetings examining the potential to add centerline rumble stripes to sections of VT-103 between Rockingham and Mount Holly, including Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow. If the installation is to move forward, it would occur as part of the current paving project in this fall. The meetings are […]

Teriyaki chicken gets a Yankee twist

Teriyaki chicken gets a Yankee twist

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com How daring are you when it comes to heat? The fire you desire is totally up to you. I give you three choices of jellies to choose from, with heat from the jalapeno jelly for those who want “heat and sweet,” peach for that ultra sweet flavor and apple for the […]