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'Guys and Dolls:' Great possibilities when it finds right pace

‘Guys and Dolls:’ Great possibilities when it finds right pace

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC High-rolling gamblers, low-life gangsters, free-spirited showgirls and sanctimonious soul savers take to the stage in a workman-like version of Guys and Dolls, playing through Aug. 22 at the Weston Playhouse. Filled with wit, heart and hummable songs, Guys and Dolls is based on Damon Runyon’s stories “The Idyll […]

Police scale back search for missing Andover woman, request residents search their properties

Police scale back search for missing Andover woman, request residents search their properties

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC With patrols still in the woods and combing the side roads, the Vermont State Police announced mid-afternoon on Friday that they are winding down this phase of the search for Lynn Perry. The Andover woman – who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease – has been missing from her […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 3 at Grafton Elementary School,  58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: July 20, 2015 Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other Highway Issues SEVEDS Informational Update Sand Bid Award Wind Information Committee Questions Town Garage Sale Update Grants […]

Search for Lynn Perry moves into third day

Search for Lynn Perry moves into third day

  UPDATE: 6:50 p.m. Thursday July 30. Searchers have spent the afternoon looking for any trace of Lynn Perry in the Route 121 area. Several worked through the torrential downpour of the mid-afternoon. Chester fire chief Matt Wilson told the Telegraph that he had some tired firefighters still out there at 6:30 p.m.  “We’re going […]

'New England' architecture gets a hearing at Jiffy Mart DRB meeting

‘New England’ architecture gets a hearing at Jiffy Mart DRB meeting

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC What is the “over-all New England architectural appearance” and does the proposed Jiffy Mart “adhere harmoniously” to it were the questions on the table Monday night as the Chester Development Review Board reached the Special Criteria portion of its review for a conditional use […]

As night falls, Andover woman remains missing -- With Updates

As night falls, Andover woman remains missing — With Updates

UPDATE 10 p.m. Search and rescue teams will resume the search for Lynn Perry tomorrow at 6 a.m. The Telegraph will have updates as information becomes available. Tonight, an air-conditioned, inflatable structure was set up next to Rowell’s Inn to give search teams a place to recover from the heat, which is expected to reach […]

Green Mountain Flyer excursions extended two weeks, adds Fireworks train Aug. 1

Green Mountain Flyer excursions extended two weeks, adds Fireworks train Aug. 1

The Vermont Rail System has ramped up its tourism train service in Chester this year, coordinating with the Chester Rotary to begin its Green Mountain Flyer Fall Foliage excursions a week earlier than last year then extending the excursions one week longer. It has also decided to restart its Fireworks Train on Aug. 1 to […]

Police search for missing Andover woman

Police search for missing Andover woman

Police from all over the region are in Andover searching for a 56-year-old Andover woman who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing by her family at 7:20 this morning, Tuesday, July 28. According to Vermont State Police out of the Rockingham Barracks, Lynn Perry, who lives just west of the old […]

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Springfield artist Jamie Townsend’s artwork will be featured at the New York City Agora Gallery in Chelsea from Friday, July 31 to Thursday, Aug. 20. The exhibit, Idiosyncratic Expressions, features the works of eight artists who, according to the gallery, offer “themes from the past, present, and future in an exhibition of nostalgia and re-imagination. […]

Up-and-coming chef cooks for Grafton Women's Club scholarship; Springfield grad receives Lovell health award

Up-and-coming chef cooks for Grafton Women’s Club scholarship; Springfield grad receives Lovell health award

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton will be hosting a scholarship fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the Grafton Inn, 82 Main St. in Grafton. This special “Evening with Chef Josh Bank” will feature a prix fixe menu designed and prepared for the event. Josh Bank is a graduate of Green Mountain High School and […]

Upcoming events: Kids Puppet Pals and illustrator camp; beer and wine fest in Ludlow; St. Luke's August dinner; Daniloff on Snowden and privacy; classical, jazz and contemporary music; 'Guys and Dolls' at WPTC; 'Private Lives' in Springfield; and diabetes prevention program begins

Upcoming events: Kids Puppet Pals and illustrator camp; beer and wine fest in Ludlow; St. Luke’s August dinner; Daniloff on Snowden and privacy; classical, jazz and contemporary music; ‘Guys and Dolls’ at WPTC; ‘Private Lives’ in Springfield; and diabetes prevention program begins

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. Correction: Please note that the correct time of the Misty Valley Book’s Nick Daniloff events (listed below) on Sunday, Aug. 2 and 9 is 7 p.m. […]

Classes for EMT, Advanced EMT training coming up; Londonderry seeks volunteers for policing plan panel

District 11 Emergency Medical Systems will be hosting classes for Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians beginning in the fall. District 11 includes Weston, Andover, Chester, Grafton and Londonderry as well as Springfield, Windham,  Rockingham, Athens, Ludlow, Weathersfield, Baltimore, Cavendish and Westminister. EMT class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays from […]

West River Farmers Market in Londonderry held each Saturday

West River Farmers Market in Londonderry held each Saturday

The West River Farmers Market, at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry is in full swing and celebrating its 23rd year. More than 40 vendors — farmers, crafters and artisans, and food producers — are selling fruits, vegetables, meats, artisan wares, maple syrup, cheese and delicious prepared foods including fresh-squeezed made-to-order lemonade and limeade. The […]

Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a simple yet flavor-filled salad that is easily adapted to lobster rolls as well. Very low in fat and calories, you can even reduce those amounts by using low-fat mayonnaise or opt for fat-free cottage cheese or sour cream. The tang of the juices and zests add a tremendous […]

Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse's lean 'Other Place'

Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse’s lean ‘Other Place’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Weston Playhouse’s Main Stage provides a space for lavish music and dance productions, its Other Stage concentrates on honing small gems in bare-bones productions. The emphasis at the Other Stage is on character and intimate playing, and its current production The Other Place offers a host of […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. It will be preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a hearing of the Board of Civil Authority. Below are their agendas. Board of Civil Authority 1. Hearing Appeals 2. Adjourn. Weston Select Board 1. Any […]

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer school never looked — or sounded —  quite like this. For the past week, Barre Pinske has been teaching a master class for one in chainsaw carving at his Depot Street studio in Chester. That’s nothing out of the ordinary except Pinske’s student is a 14-year-old who […]

Grafton wind info committee role questioned, town garage construction progressing

Grafton wind info committee role questioned, town garage construction progressing

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Wind information and the new town garage were the focus of discussions again at the Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday night, July 20. Don Dougall asked the board to clarify the purpose of the Wind Information Committee, which he felt was making an effort that was […]

Chester board moves toward 2nd water vote, away from Yosemite Firehouse

Chester board moves toward 2nd water vote, away from Yosemite Firehouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two historic Chester structures took center stage on Wednesday, July 15 as the Select Board started the runup to a new vote on upgrading the ancient and crumbling municipal water system while looking to back away from involvement in preserving the historic Yosemite Firehouse on Depot Street, […]

Dollar General foes end four-year fight; hope to see stronger zoning regulations in Chester

Dollar General foes end four-year fight; hope to see stronger zoning regulations in Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a four-year battle, the Chester group fighting the construction of a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General has decided to not seek a motion to re-argue the case before the state Supreme Court, giving the green light to the Zaremba Group out of Ohio to construct the building on Main […]

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