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Historical society votes to offer Yosemite Firehouse to Town of Chester

Historical society votes to offer Yosemite Firehouse to Town of Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The membership of the Chester Historical Society voted on Thursday night to give the Yosemite Firehouse to the Town of Chester. Organization President Ron Patch told the April meeting at the Academy Building that he thought most people would be pleased with the proposal for disposing of the firehouse that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 2, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 2, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Adopt Roberts Rules of Order Minutes: April 18, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Selection of Town Service Officer (Cynthia […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the April 20, 2016 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. 250th Celebration Update: Ratify Chester’s Financial Commitment 5. Antique & Classic Car […]

Spate of fires -- and an odd emergency call -- take a toll on firefighters

Spate of fires — and an odd emergency call — take a toll on firefighters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday morning, Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson told a visitor that he hoped for “significant rain” to relieve the dry conditions that have contributed to a rash of brush and forest fires in recent days. In addition to working four days on two separate fires on […]

As Ameden prepares to leave office, his contributions are appreciated

As Ameden prepares to leave office, his contributions are appreciated

By Christopher Biddle ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each Town Hall Meeting Day, 8th graders take over several rows in the balcony at Londonderry Town Hall to watch direct democracy in action. It was this annual ritual, this history class requirement, that ignited a political spark in 8th-grader Jim Ameden that he carries with him today. […]

Chester to host Red Nose Day May 26; Hearse House rehab progresses

Chester to host Red Nose Day May 26; Hearse House rehab progresses

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are red letter days and red flag days, but having gotten the approval of the Chester Select Board to hold a walkathon on The Green at the April 20 meeting, a group of local volunteers will bring a “Red Nose Day” to town next month. Going […]

46th annual Green-Up Day events around the region

46th annual Green-Up Day events around the region

ANDOVER Andover Green-Up Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 7. Residents and friends are invited to beautify the town grounds, clean the roadsides and spruce up the cemeteries. Participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and tools including wheelbarrows, rakes, clippers, loppers and leaf blowers and join in the […]

Weston Select Board meeting for Tuesday, April 26

Weston Select Board meeting for Tuesday, April 26

The Weston Liquor Control Board will meet tonight at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Weston Playhouse to consider the First Class Liquor Licenses for West Town Eatery and The Inn at Weston. At 7:30 p.m., the Weston Select Board will meet, also at the Weston Playhouse. Below is it agenda. 1. Any Requested […]

Workshop introduces businesses to QuickBooks

Workshop introduces businesses to QuickBooks

The Vermont Small Business Development Center of Brattleboro is sponsoring a workshop, Introduction to QuickBooks, at Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2E, in Brattleboro from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 10. The workshop will focus on the basics of using QuickBooks to help owners gain control of their business finances.  Choosing the right QuickBooks […]

Ascutney motel on fire; at least 10 agencies respond

Ascutney motel on fire; at least 10 agencies respond

UPDATE:  Ascutney command has reported that 15 rooms in the center of the motel have collapsed and that they are fighting the fires on the north and south ends of the building. More fire companies have been called to cover the stations of those already on the scene. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Emergency scanner […]

Arts events: May 2, 2016

Arts events: May 2, 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. May 2: Monthlong art exhibit kicks off in Saxtons River […]

Community events: April 27 through May 2, 2016

Community events: April 27 through May 2, 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. April 27: Rural Vermont hosts final Small Farm Action Day […]

Northern Stage delivers a farcical feast in 'Living Together,' first in 'Norman Conquests' trilogy

Northern Stage delivers a farcical feast in ‘Living Together,’
first in ‘Norman Conquests’ trilogy

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC White River Junction’s Northern Stage finishes off its 2015-16 season with Alan Ayckbourn’s comic Living Together, the first in a trilogy of plays known collectively as “The Norman Conquests” (more about that later). For anyone who delights in the absurdities of Britcoms, Living Together is a feast of […]

'Cheddah' polenta a knock-out side dish with roasted veggies

‘Cheddah’ polenta a knock-out side dish with roasted veggies

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This creamy, cheesy “cheddah” polenta makes a great side dish and is even better with the flavor of roasted vegetables, any way you choose to roast them. As for  “cheddah,”  live in Maine long enough and it becomes second-nature when the ‘ah’  flows from the brain to the fingertips when I […]

With high fire danger, towns ban open burns

With high fire danger, towns ban open burns

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Without significant rain and with gusting winds, area towns including Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston and Rockingham have banned open burning. The burn ban will be in place until the area gets significant rain.  Rain is in the forecast for Monday. The National Weather Service has announced that the danger of open […]

Citing high fire danger, Chester bans open burns

Citing high fire danger, Chester bans open burns

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Fire Warden Jeff Holden has issued an open burn ban beginning tonight — Friday, April 22 — within the town of Chester. Open burning includes burning a pile on the ground, using a burn barrel and burning in any open topped container. The ban will be in effect until at […]

GMUHS announces Honor Roll for 3rd quarter

GMUHS announces Honor Roll for 3rd quarter

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-.(There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C or […]

UPDATE - Forest fire hits Missing Link Road

UPDATE – Forest fire hits Missing Link Road

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 25 pieces of firefighting equipment from 13 departments lined Missing Link Road (Route 5) in Springfield this afternoon as more than of 40 firefighters worked in the woods up the steep incline from the road. According to Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson, who was  incident […]

Agenda item sent back for rewarning in another contentious Grafton board meeting

Agenda item sent back for rewarning in another contentious Grafton board meeting

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Even before the Grafton Select Board could begin revisiting whether it should formally sanction a committee to address possible financial benefits from a proposed wind project, Board member Ron Pilette stopped the meeting cold. The Monday night meeting, attended by more than 40 residents, many to hear this […]

Londonderry board chair Ameden steps down

Londonderry board chair Ameden steps down

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Longtime Londonderry Select Board member and current chairman Jim Ameden, announced on Monday that due to a family emergency he will be resigning from his post effective May 24. “Due to a turn of events with my family, the time that I foresee it’s going to take […]