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In three-year Grafton race, Hall and Gibbs talk priorities

In three-year Grafton race, Hall and Gibbs talk priorities

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two candidates are running for one three-year term on the Grafton Select Board this year. Incumbent Noralee Hall, now in her first term, is being challenged by Cynthia Gibbs, a newcomer to a select board race but not to Grafton Town government. The election, by Australian ballot, will be held Tuesday, […]

To the editor: Hall touts dedication to Grafton in Select Board race

To the editor: Hall touts dedication to Grafton in Select Board race

I’m Noralee Hall, and I’m running for re-election to the three-year selectman’s seat on the Grafton Select Board. I’m asking for your vote on Town Meeting Day Tuesday, March 1st so that we can continue to move our town forward. I have known and worked with many of you over the years, but for those […]

2016 Chester Fall Festival invites vendors;Dental survey to assess area need

2016 Chester Fall Festival invites vendors;
Dental survey to assess area need

2016 Chester Fall Festival seeking vendors Applications for the 2016 annual Fall Festival on the Green in Chester, Vt., are available.  The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 17 and 18. High quality artists and craftspeople creating handmade work in New England are encouraged to participate.  Applications are due by April 1, […]

College news

College news

Julie Comstock of Chester, a 2011 graduate of Green Mountain Union High School, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 22, 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then passed the NCLEX-RN licensing exam, and now begins a year-long Graduate Nurse Residency training program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center […]

To the editor: Chester businesses invited to be part of 2016 brochure

To the editor: Chester businesses invited to be part of 2016 brochure

Last year, the Chester Community Alliance Inc. spearheaded the launch of the Chester Brochure, highlighting 49 local businesses with maps, photos, a calendar of events and other information to attract visitors to our town. Five thousand copies of this brochure were distributed through eight Vermont information centers as well as through local businesses/inns. This year, […]

To the editor: For experience, enthusiasm, vote Cote for Chester Select Board

To the editor: For experience, enthusiasm, vote Cote for Chester Select Board

For more than 30 years, I have worked in senior management roles, first as a regional risk manager for a national insurance company and the last 17 years, as senior vice president of MEMIC, an insurance company headquartered in Maine. During that time, I was also president of MEMIC Safety Services, a safety and business […]

To the editor: Re-elect Tom Bock to Chester Select Board

To the editor: Re-elect Tom Bock to Chester Select Board

I enthusiastically endorse Tom Bock for re-election to the Chester Select Board. In my nine years of service as recording secretary for both the Select Board and the Planning Commission I have witnessed firsthand Tom’s thoughtful devotion to the well-being of the people of Chester in consideration of the issues presented to each board. During […]

Londonderry to hold pre-vote policing information meeting

Londonderry to hold pre-vote policing information meeting

On Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Londonderry will be holding a Policing Information Night at the Twitchell Building on Old School Street. The session will be an informational meeting organized to answer questions regarding the article on the Town Warning regarding policing in Londonderry. All are urged to attend. The Policing Committee’s recommendations to […]

Cracked pepper sausage a spicy breakfast dish

Cracked pepper sausage a spicy breakfast dish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com My inspiration for the following recipe? I have been in contact with certain members of the cast of The Waltons with the hopeful opportunity of writing a Walton’s Mountain cookbook. And the  first recipe that comes to mind? Sausage! I remember the episode where Martha Corinne comes to the mountain to cook […]

Violation may complicate gravel pit land buy in Londonderry

Violation may complicate gravel pit land buy in Londonderry

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just two weeks before Londonderry voters will be asked if the town should spend $150,000 to buy a gravel pit south of the town’s transfer station, Londonderry Select Board members heard on Monday, Feb. 15 that an unresolved environmental violation could complicate the purchase. Board member […]

Policing expenditure proposal draws lots of questions during Londonderry's Candidates Night

Policing expenditure proposal draws lots of questions during Londonderry’s Candidates Night

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Londonderry was hosting its annual Candidates Night on Tuesday, Feb. 9, a number of the 55 people in attendance said they had turned out mainly to hear about a proposed expenditure for police protection that they will vote on on March 1.  The back-to-back meetings were […]

GM girls fall to Woodstock in close contest

GM girls fall to Woodstock in close contest

By Chrystal Longe © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A scrappy Green Mountain girls basketball team played tough against Woodstock on Tuesday, Feb. 2, but came up short 38 to 35 on  home turf. Green Mountain started the game off aggressively, with Anne Lamson stealing the ball from the Woodstock girls. But both teams played well […]

West Rutland boys get past Green Mountain 33-28

West Rutland boys get past Green Mountain 33-28

By Anileah Buswell © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain’s Chieftains played hard at home against West Rutland last Thursday night. Both teams showed great passing and defensive skills, but the Golden Horde was able to pull the final score in its direction with a few great baskets late in the game. The Chieftains opened […]

Arts events: Feb. 16 through Feb. 22, 2016

Arts events: Feb. 16 through Feb. 22, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. February exhibit features 11 regional artists Now through March 6, […]

Community events: Feb. 17 to Feb. 23, 2016

Community events: Feb. 17 to Feb. 23, 2016

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Feb. 17: Learn collage at Whiting Library On Wednesday, Feb. […]

Frigid temps fail to keep away Winter Carnival goers; Delayed events to be held on Feb. 27

Frigid temps fail to keep away Winter Carnival goers;
Delayed events to be held on Feb. 27

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With temperatures just above zero and winds making it feel even colder, a large number of hearty adults and kids still turned out at the Pinnacle Recreation Area to enjoy winter sports on Saturday. In addition to sledding on a bumpy course, those in attendance could play […]

College News

College News

Jessica Ralston of Chester was recently named to the Castleton University President’s List for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year. To qualify for this highest academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 4.0. Castleton University is small enough to be a community where every student […]

3 hopefuls for 1-year Chester seats weigh in on issues

3 hopefuls for 1-year Chester seats weigh in on issues

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are three candidates running for two one-year terms on the Chester Select Board this year. Incumbents Tom Bock and Arne Jonynas and newcomer Ben Whalen are all hoping to secure one of these spots in the Tuesday, March 1 election. As we have done when there have been contested races […]

In Chester 3-year race, Lindsay and Cote talk town future

In Chester 3-year race, Lindsay and Cote talk town future

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two candidates are running for one three-year term on the Chester Select Board. Incumbent Bill Lindsay is seeking re-election and Dan Cote is hoping to unseat him when elections are held on Tuesday, March 1. As we have done for previous contested races, The Chester Telegraph asked the candidates a set […]

To the editor: Write-in candidate seeks Grafton residents' votes

To the editor: Write-in candidate seeks Grafton residents’ votes

My name is Matt Siano and I am asking for your write in vote on March 1st for the two year open seat on the Grafton Select Board. My wife Anita and I have been voting residents since 1980 and have gratefully given our son Anthony the opportunity to live, attend school and grow here […]