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Weather service calls fire danger high

Weather service calls fire danger high

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The National Weather Service has issued a special statement saying that the danger of fires getting out of control is especially high today throughout Vermont. Low relative humidity is drying fuels such as grass, leaves and twigs and combined with the lack of snow cover and high winds today, any […]

Andover board accepts culvert bids, work to begin in summer

Andover board accepts culvert bids, work to begin in summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a brief meeting Monday night, the Andover Select Board accepted the low bids of Ameden Construction of Jamaica for three culvert projects to be started in June. Consulting engineer Everett Hammond pointed to the complexity of the culvert work done last year on Lowell Lake Road […]

Dollar General, Jiffy Mart could go head-to-head on construction

Dollar General, Jiffy Mart could go head-to-head on construction

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gird yourself Chester. If all goes as stated, heavy equipment will descend on Main Street as two large construction projects – within spitting distance of each other – begin in mid-April. After an unexplained delay, the developer the Zaremba Group is expected to start […]

An egg-cellent Easter comes to Weston

An egg-cellent Easter comes to Weston

Saturday seemed a perfect day for Weston’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Families brought out more than 60 kids from Weston and the surrounding communities on a sunny mid-morning to play games, guess the number of jelly beans in a jar, get their faces painted and, of course, hunt for plastic eggs chockful of treats. The […]

Valid signatures send Londonderry article back to the voters

Valid signatures send Londonderry article back to the voters

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A petition to reconsider an article that was passed at Londonderry’s March 1 Town Meeting has been given thumbs up from Town Clerk Kelly Pajala, leaving the Select Board 60 days in which to hold a special meeting and the new vote. On March 1, an article was originally meant […]

Telegraph named paper of record; Rockingham community group to meet

Telegraph named paper of record; Rockingham community group to meet

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph has been named a paper of record for the towns of Weston and Grafton and for the school districts of Green Mountain Union High School and Chester Andover Elementary School. In an effort to get the word out to more people, The Telegraph has created posters and […]

Maple syrup stolen from stand, police ask for help

Maple syrup stolen from stand, police ask for help

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police in Brattleboro are reporting the theft of a large quantity of maple syrup from a retail stand in Dummerston. Sometime after 5 p.m. yesterday, approximately 63 gallons of maple syrup was taken from the retail section of the farm stand at Miller and Son Orchards at […]

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Medical System’s Community Health Team has announced its free education offerings for 2016’s spring and summer months. There is no charge for any of the programs but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org. Classes meet at Springfield Health Center, […]

Community events: March 30-April 5, 2016

Community events: March 30-April 5, 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. March 30: Small Farm Action Day in Montpelier On Wednesday, […]

Arts events: March 31-April 4, 2016

Arts events: March 31-April 4, 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. March 31: GMUHS presents ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ The Green Mountain […]

Andover Select Board meeting for March 28, 2016

Andover Select Board meeting for March 28, 2016

The Select Board for the town of Andover at Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road, will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 03/14/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. Review Current Year Financial […]

'The Mountaintop' an interesting trip, with a confusing view

‘The Mountaintop’ an interesting trip, with a confusing view

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC White River Junction’s Northern Stage continues its season with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, a fictionalized account of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final day, that begins as a realistic drama then veers into the otherworldly. And while the idea is an interesting one, the execution borders on the schizophrenic. […]

Gifts bring Walker Farm theater plan closer to goal;  Norman Conquests: three plays, three theaters, one cast

Gifts bring Walker Farm theater plan closer to goal;
Norman Conquests: three plays, three theaters, one cast

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced that it has received major support for its capital campaign from the Hunter Charitable Trust of Boston and the Loewe Foundation of New York. The Campaign for the Weston Theatre, which currently stands at $8.5 million of a $10 million goal, will build a flexible second stage on […]

Boys Scouts to hold intro meeting; Chester preschool open house; TRSU awarded program grants; story telling institute this summer; and kids get a lesson in recycling

Boys Scouts to hold intro meeting; Chester preschool open house; TRSU awarded program grants; story telling institute this summer; and kids get a lesson in recycling

Boy Scouts intro meeting to be held at CAES All boys in first through fifth grade, their brothers, sisters and parents are invited to an informational meeting on Cub Scouts at Chester-Andover Elementary School at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9. Attendees will have a chance to create a rocket and shoot it off as well […]

Creamy, cheesy squash 'bread bowls'

Creamy, cheesy squash ‘bread bowls’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com   This recipe is so creamy, satisfying and perfect as an accompaniment to any protein or simply on its own.With a garlic toast crust that you can bake to your preference, the spaghetti squash shines through the cheese sauce and everything comes together perfectly.     Butter flavored nonstick cooking spray […]

Bondville pizza restaurant owner faces federal drug charges

Bondville pizza restaurant owner faces federal drug charges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The U.S. Attorney for Vermont announced yesterday that Marco Antonio Lam Peralta, 42, of South Londonderry was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Lam Peralta was arrested in connection with a shipment of 40 kilograms (88 pounds)  of heroin seized in Miami last October. […]

Ducks line up for Windham Foundation to take over Turner site

Ducks line up for Windham Foundation to take over Turner site

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board Monday night gave its blessing to the Agency of Natural Resources to turn over the historic Daisy Turner property to the Windham Foundation as part of an agreement with Preservation Trust Vermont to restore the remaining cabin and build a kiosk and access road […]

Londonderry Select Board presents new argument for land purchase

Londonderry Select Board presents new argument for land purchase

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a petition to reconsider a Town Meeting Day vote still on the horizon and a request from Vtrans that the town find new sand storage by June 1, the Londonderry Select Board could use another mallet in the Whack-a-Mole game that is the purchase of 20 […]

Chester Rotary raises $9,000 for college scholarships

Chester Rotary raises $9,000 for college scholarships

With a large silent auction and Master of Ceremonies Townsend Gilbert at the microphone for the live version and raffles the Chester Rotary Club raised $9,000 for the Ladd Scholarship Fund to help local students with college expenses.  The event filled the first floor of the Fullerton Inn on Saturday night.

Grafton hires new town administrator

Grafton hires new town administrator

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry resident Emily Huff has been hired as town administrator for Grafton, replacing Rachel Williams, who is returning to college to finish her bachelor’s and pursue a master’s degree. Huff began work last week, getting her feet wet with Williams’ help. In an interview on Thursday, Huff said […]