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Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

©2014 Telegraph Publishing LLC When The Chester Telegraph began publication three years ago, more than a few people (including the publisher of a local newspaper) warned us that “nothing ever happens” in these communities. And yet, over the past year, keeping up with “nothing” has often been hectic work. Here’s a selection of some of […]

Chester special Select Board meeting Friday morning

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 9 .m. Friday, Jan. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda.  Sign 2015 Tax Anticipation Note Citizen Comments Adjourn

Environmental judge upholds Chester DRB on Dollar General permit

Environmental judge upholds Chester DRB on Dollar General permit

By Cynthia Prairie ©2014-Telegraph Publishing LLC Environmental Judge Thomas Walsh handed the billion dollar Tennessee-based  Dollar General corporation an early Christmas present by striking down an appeal of the Chester Development Review Board’s OK of a developer’s plans for a 9,100-square-foot store across from the Country Girl Diner. The decision was signed on Monday, Dec. […]

Londonderry Transfer Station tests Sunday hours

Londonderry Transfer Station tests Sunday hours

Effective Jan. 1, 2015. the Londonderry Transfer Station and Recycling Center will extend hours to 10  a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. This is in addition to its current hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays. Sunday hours are part of a pilot program. An attendant will be running […]

College of Fine Arts gets second million-dollar donation

MONTPELIER Vermont College of Fine Arts has received a second $1 million gift from an anonymous donor in December, President Thomas Greene recently announced. With the gift, the college has raised $3.4 million toward its newly public $3.5 million capital campaign. The two $1 million gifts for the “Campaign for VCFA” are the largest in […]

VSAC sets January workshops for students seeking college financial aid

VSAC sets January workshops for students seeking college financial aid

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops to help families fill out financial aid forms at local high schools in January. These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and Vermont grant forms. Students and parents can also ask questions and learn about the college […]

Upcoming events: Sundaes and laughs at grounded4Life; Windham Orchestra holds open rehearsal; and Brattleboro Concert Choir holds two performances

Upcoming events: Sundaes and laughs at grounded4Life; Windham Orchestra holds open rehearsal; and Brattleboro Concert Choir holds two performances

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. Jan. 2: Warm up your new year at grounded4Life Join grounded4Life and kick off 2015 with sundaes and funny videos beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2. […]

Use wonton wrappers to make easy squash-cheese ravioli

Use wonton wrappers to make easy squash-cheese ravioli

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What a great way to use leftover mashed squash as well as mashing squash just for this recipe. There is no sauce needed for this great, and simplified, version of ravioli. I used a pizza cutter to round each of these filled wrappers, but this in not needed. 16 wonton wrappers […]

Chester board delays budget decisions; discussed land purchase in questionable executive session

Chester board delays budget decisions; discussed land purchase in questionable executive session

By Shawn Cunningham ©Telegraph Publishing LLC – 2014 The Chester Select Board took up the 2015 budget at its Wednesday Dec. 17 meeting, discussing several issues from earlier meetings. But it was agenda item No. 7 – the proposed purchase of  land  – that raised questions about transparency in the town government of Chester. Town […]

GMUHS faculty nominates Casie Walton for DAR Citizens Award

GMUHS faculty nominates Casie Walton for DAR Citizens Award

Green Mountain Union High School faculty has chosen Casie Walton as their 2014 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award nominee. Each fall, the entire GMUHS faculty votes to select one student from the senior class who they believe possesses the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism – which the DAR Good Citizens […]

Upcoming events: SVAC holds kids art camps; 'Secret Garden' premieres; GMUHS screens film on U.S. addiction treatment; and Rockingham Library hosts writers' workshops, chess, geneology groups

Upcoming events: SVAC holds kids art camps; ‘Secret Garden’ premieres; GMUHS screens film on U.S. addiction treatment; and Rockingham Library hosts writers’ workshops, chess, geneology groups

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. Dec. 23: Kids art camps at SVAC’s Createplace in Manchester The Southern Vermont Arts Center’s School Break Kids Camps returns this year with a twist: the […]

Okemo resort introduces kids' snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

Okemo resort introduces kids’ snowmobiling tours; USDA grant helps Windsor snowmobile club get modified groomer

LUDLOW Okemo Mountain Resort has added kids’ snowmobile tours to its lineup of winter activities for families visiting the ski and snowboard resort. Pint-sized Polaris snowmobiles travel at a maximum speed of 8 mph. Each 15-minute tour consisting of up to four riders takes place on a specially designed course at the Jackson Gore Paleo […]

David's House hires new director, expands facility for families with hospitalized infants

David’s House hires new director, expands facility for families with hospitalized infants

LEBANON, NH David’s House, pictured above, a nonprofit organization providing a home away from home to families from across Vermont with hospitalized children, is starting the New Year with a new executive director, new board and expanded facility capable of welcoming more people than ever before. Jaye Olmstead, who served as development director for the […]

Pumpkin roulade makes a festive holiday dessert

Pumpkin roulade makes a festive holiday dessert

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  adore this cake roll – roulade – and with the additional, simple touch of pure apple snuggled in the middle, it brings this recipe over the top. Don’t worry about the apple turning brown. It will stay fresh looking for as long as it takes to polish off this treat, […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 23

The Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda; 2. Public Comment; 3. Variable Rate Pricing Ordinance: See below; 4. SO #29 Payroll, SO #29 Vendors; 5. Review & Approve […]

$20 AND UNDER: Gifts they'll love without breaking your bank

$20 AND UNDER: Gifts they’ll love without breaking your bank

  By Cynthia Prairie © 2014  Telegraph Publishing LLC  Welcome to the 3rd annual Chester Telegraph Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide. Although the economy seems to be on the upswing, we felt that this year it was a good idea to focus on gifts priced at $20 and under. You may be under the impression […]

Chester Planning Commission looks at signs, ponders 'appropriate funkiness'

Chester Planning Commission looks at signs, ponders ‘appropriate funkiness’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission continued to take comments from the public, especially small business people, regarding new sign regulations that the commission is beginning to work on. While the crowd was not as large as the previous meeting, several who were not at the Monday, Dec. 1 […]

UPDATE: Fund drive raises $2,100 for fuel assistance, donations still being accepted

UPDATE: Fund drive raises $2,100 for fuel assistance, donations still being accepted

Leigh Dakin, state representative and co-organizer for the annual Heating Fuel Fund and Food Assistance Drive said on Monday, Dec. 22 that thus far $2,100 has been raised to benefit local residents in need of financial help with heating bills. On Monday, Dec. 15, the Chester and Andover Democrats raised $1,450 for the fund, knowing […]

Upcoming events: Free artist workshop in Manchester; Ludlow holds Christmas celebration; church's prison ministry discussed; holiday party to benefit SVAC; and Lessons & Carols at St. Luke's in Chester

Upcoming events: Free artist workshop in Manchester; Ludlow holds Christmas celebration; church’s prison ministry discussed; holiday party to benefit SVAC; and Lessons & Carols at St. Luke’s in Chester

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. Dec. 18: Free artist workshop at Helmholz Fine Art Helmholz Fine Art at 203 Depot St., in Manchester, presents an artist workshop at the pop-up gallery […]

Chester Select Board meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. General Fund, Water & Sewer 2015 Budget Review Discussion with state Rep. Leigh Dakin regarding legislative issues Approve minutes from the Dec. 3, 2014 Select Board meeting Citizen Comments Old Business AT&T Tower […]

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