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Sandri floats idea of purchase, lease of town land; historical society says Yosemite will have new owner

Sandri floats idea of purchase, lease of town land;
historical society says Yosemite will have new owner

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The president of Sandri Cos. asked the Chester Select Board last Wednesday if it was open to selling town land so the company could add a Dunkin Donuts franchise to the convenience store and liquor outlet that it already runs at its Sunoco gas station on Main […]

Chester DRB meeting for March 28, 2016

Chester DRB meeting for March 28, 2016

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday March 28 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Re-convene Goodrich Conditional Use request (withdrawn by applicant) Comments from citizens Review minutes from last meeting Deliberative session to review previous matters

Low-income heating program benefits from bank's challenge

Low-income heating program benefits from bank’s challenge

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Merchants Bank and the Champlain Valley Office for Economic Opportunity have announced the results of their fundraising for WARMTH, a program to help low-income Vermonters pay home heating bills. The statewide fund received a $40,000 challenge grant from Merchants Bank and went on to raise a total of $107,000. The […]

Local Jr. Iron Chefs win at competition; Chester Fall Festival 2016 accepting vendor applications

Local Jr. Iron Chefs win at competition;
Chester Fall Festival 2016 accepting vendor applications

Green Mountain Union’s high school and middle school teams took home wins at Saturday’s 9th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition held the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. This statewide culinary competition challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. This year, 17 middle school […]

To the editor: Farm Action Day takes important farm issues to State House

To the editor: Farm Action Day takes important farm issues to State House

My family owns a small diversified farm in Putney that sells meat, hay, sap and forest products. Last month, I participated in Rural Vermont’s Small Farm Action Day at the Vermont statehouse and had the privilege to share our concerns about Act 64, the new Water Quality law, and the draft Required Agricultural Practices. The […]

College News

College News

Robert Allen of Londonderry, a Clinical Health Studies major at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., was named to the Dean’s List in School of Health Sciences and Human Performance for the fall 2015 semester. Patrick Cote-Abel of Londonderry, a Castleton University student, presented at the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research Conference in […]

Arts events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

Arts events: March 23 through March 26, 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 23: Northern Stage presents ‘The Mountaintop’ The Mountaintop, written […]

Community events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

Community events: March 23 through March 26, 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 23: St. Luke’s hosts Seder St. Luke’s Episcopal Church […]

BRGNS seeks donations for rummage sale; Chester playgroups sought; Komen event raises $30,000

BRGNS seeks donations for rummage sale; Chester playgroups sought; Komen event raises $30,000

The folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services are seeking donations of saleable goods for their annual spring rummage sale. The sale is scheduled for late May. The rummage sale includes all sorts of clothing, shoes, housewares, books and furniture of all types. BRGNS is looking for bureaus and dressers, beds, bunk beds, bedding, dining […]

GMUHS science teacher honored by middle school association

GMUHS science teacher honored by middle school association

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School’s Brett Mastrangelo, a middle and high school science teacher now in his 2nd year, has won the Promising Practitioner Award from the New England League of Middle Schools. This recognition honors excellent teachers beginning their teaching careers who are effective middle level educators who provide powerful […]

Umami flavors dress up the old fashioned hard-boiled egg

Umami flavors dress up the old fashioned hard-boiled egg

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only are these eggs great for your Easter get together, but equally enjoyed during the summer, whenever cookouts are on your menu. Use this umami-style egg recipe in lieu of regular hard-boiled eggs for a multitude of recipes, one of which is listed below. 6 eggs 3 cups water 1/2 […]

VSP unveils new website, includes cold case info

VSP unveils new website, includes cold case info

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC As part of its announcement of a website update, the Vermont State Police today unveiled a new tool for soliciting public help in working on 55 unsolved homicide and 35 missing persons cases.  The “unsolved” page features Vermont maps with clickable figures, each representing a case that […]

Weston Select Board agenda for March 22, 2016

Weston Select Board agenda for March 22, 2016

The Select Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Appointed Officers: ZBA Member & Administrator; Lister; 2nd Animal Control Officer; WRC Rep; […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 21, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 21, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: March 2, 2016 & March 7, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other […]

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group of parents, school staff and students have come together to begin working on a plan to replace Chester-Andover Elementary School’s well-worn 25-year-old playground known to generations simply as “The Structure.” The effort began several years ago when maintenance on the castle-like Structure began to get overwhelming […]

Champlain Oil donates, dismantles house to make way for larger Jiffy Mart

Champlain Oil donates, dismantles house to make way for larger Jiffy Mart

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After unsuccessfully offering to give the Burbank house at the corner of Main and Pleasant streets to anyone who would move it from the site, Champlain Oil has donated the structure to a not-for-profit — EcoBuilding Bargains — and contracted with another company to dismantle it. EcoBuilding […]

Sandri probes land buy for Dunkin Donuts drive-thru in Chester

Sandri probes land buy for Dunkin Donuts drive-thru in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With construction of a new Jiffy Mart across the street just a month away, Sandri, the owner of the Sunoco station on Main Street in Chester, is asking the Select Board if it would sell a strip of town-owned land so the company could add a Dunkin […]

Chester Police Log for Jan. 5 to March 8, 2016

Chester Police Log for Jan. 5 to March 8, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 4:40 p.m. Acting on an anonymous tip that collectible coins had been stolen from […]

To the editor: A special thanks to Chester from Bill Lindsay

To the editor: A special thanks to Chester from Bill Lindsay

After many years on the Chester Select Board, I have been retired. Thanks to the many voters for your support over the years. It is my sincere hope that decisions made were favored by most Chesterites. Thanks to my wife Nancy for her endurance, and also for the cards and calls we have received. This […]

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

The Green Mountains volunteer committee attended the Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference  in early February in New York City. The committee is made up of Pat Meulemans of South Londonderry, Rebecca Hulett of West Pawlet and Rutland residents Joanne Pencak and Ingrid Gallo. Over the course of three days, volunteers participated in […]