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Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

The Chester Select Board will be for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda 1. Winter Carnival; Bob & Julie Pollard 2. General Fund, Water & Sewer Budgets 3. Approve minutes from Oct. 15, 2014 Select Board meeting and executive session. and the […]

Children's safety at the fore at DOC meeting on transitional housing

Children’s safety at the fore at DOC meeting on transitional housing

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The safety of Chester’s children was the main concern expressed by many of the 50 residents who turned out last Thursday to hear from three officials with the state Department of Corrections on how it chooses a home and inmates to take part in transitional housing programs […]

Chester planning board to send referendum info letter to homeowners

The Chester Planning Commission met Monday, Oct. 27 to discuss the wording of a letter to be mailed to residents regarding the referendum on a zoning issue to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The vote is a result of a successful petition drive signed by 148 registered voters to remove “automotive sales/service/fuel” use that […]

Overturned truck closes Route 11 for five hours

Overturned truck closes Route 11 for five hours

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 The Chester Telegraph A clickable photo gallery follows the story. A tractor-trailer carrying a load of 2 by 4 lumber west on Route 11 left the pavement yesterday, spilling its cargo and closing the road from Church Street to Andover Road in Chester for about five hours in the afternoon. […]

Employment and disabilities workshop in White River Junction

The Vermont Center for Independent Living is sponsoring an Employment and Disabilities Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Upper Valley Haven Library, 713 Hartford Ave. in White River Junction. This free event, aimed at Vermont residents, is being held in recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month […]

Upcoming events: Personal finance workshop; lesson on organizing your spaces; Speckers in concert; art exhibit at SVAC; BRGNS fundraiser; deadline for Vermont Writers Prize; and Salute to Veterans Parade

Upcoming events: Personal finance workshop; lesson on organizing your spaces; Speckers in concert; art exhibit at SVAC; BRGNS fundraiser; deadline for Vermont Writers Prize; and Salute to Veterans Parade

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. Oct. 29: Free workshop on managing personal finances Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. has teamed up with Berkshire Bank to offer a free interactive learning […]

Fish broth flavors up end-of-summer succotash

Fish broth flavors up end-of-summer succotash

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not many people know — or have even heard — of jagasse. In the early 1800s, fishermen along the Massachusetts coast were also farmers in their non-fishing time. Their families had their fill of fish in meals and this dish gave them a subtle hint of the ocean while enjoying the […]

Green Mountain Middle bake sales for Washington, D.C. trip

Students from Green Mountain Union Middle School will be holding bake sales at the elections on Tuesday. Nov. 4 and 18 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Goodies will be available for a donation to help pay for their trip to Washington, D.C., in the spring. Students (and their baked goods) will be on […]

Vermont SBA seeks nominees for small business awards

MONTPELIER The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its annual small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Co. and Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Nomination deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The categories are: Small Business Person of the Year Criteria: Individual or partners who own a […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

The Select Board of Weston will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Tax Payments. (Proposal to allow use of credit cards.) 4. Sandwich Board. (Town clerk would like to […]

Chester Select Board talks budgets, sets date for referendum

Chester Select Board talks budgets, sets date for referendum

By Shawn Cunningham ©2014 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Select Board set 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 for a special town meeting and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 for the vote on the question of whether the sales and service of automobiles and other vehicles and the sale of fuel should be […]

Furnace, wall replacement, chimney repairs in store for Weston

Furnace, wall replacement, chimney repairs in store for Weston

By Sophia Veltrop and Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 WESTON At its Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Weston Select Board decided to contract with Piper Hill Plumbing and Heating to install a new dual oil/wood furnace in the town garage, repair the chimney at the Wilder Memorial Library, continue working on an employee […]

To the editor: Rockingham Library seeks public input on technology

We want to hear from you!  This fall, the Rockingham Free Public Library is running an online survey to understand how the community uses the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Technology Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10 to 15 […]

Upcoming events: Spanish classes offered; online genealogy lessons; enviro-bicyclist brings trip to Rock Library; early childhood, a film & chat; Springfield Rotary Penny Sale; October Community Meal canceled; and Halloween on the Hill in Manchester

Upcoming events: Spanish classes offered; online genealogy lessons; enviro-bicyclist brings trip to Rock Library; early childhood, a film & chat; Springfield Rotary Penny Sale; October Community Meal canceled; and Halloween on the Hill in Manchester

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. Oct. 21: Spanish classes at Rockingham Library You can improve your Spanish by joining Rocío Franco’s Community Spanish Conversation classes to be held from 4 to […]

Political forums to be held Thursday in Proctorsville, Ludlow

Informational meeting, debate for Cavendish voters The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting and debate for Cavendish voters at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School at 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Since only one local office is contested this year, the evening will focus on the […]

Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

The 14th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 18 was a top-notch golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year’s tournament contributed to the hospital’s Emergency Room renovation project. Twenty-nine foursomes of golfers competed for team and individual awards and raffle prizes. Thirty sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which […]

Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

Leading off Misty Valley Books’ annual Vermont Voices Sunday, Nov. 2  is Thomas Christopher Greene, the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Greene was a Misty Valley Books’ New Voices in 2004 with his novel, Mirror Lake. His latest, The Headmaster’s Wife, is his fourth. Greene explores the way that tragedy […]

Summer manager joins playhouse in full-time post

Summer manager joins playhouse in full-time post

Emily Matthees, from Rochester, MN, returns to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company as a year-round administrative assistant after serving as the company manager this past summer. Matthees will be joining a small year-round staff that is managing an ever growing roster of special events and new works/education programs as well as a capital campaign. “Emily […]

Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These great, cheesy game-day snacks are prepared easier if you do the cheese/meat mixture ahead of time so that when you make the biscuits, it will be cold and thick enough to scoop into each biscuit. A great mixture of meat and cheese, all encased in a warm biscuit. What else […]

Protecting intellectual property subject of workshop

Do you have an idea or innovation you’re preparing for the marketplace? Learn how to protect it during a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and will focus on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property.” This is the second […]

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