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Putney woman killed in Westminster UTV accident

Putney woman killed in Westminster UTV accident

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are reporting that Angelique “Angel” Frost, 23, of Putney was killed yesterday in a one vehicle crash on Milkway Road in the town of Westminster. According to reports, Andrew Ielpi, 24, of Westminster was driving a John Deere 825i Utility Terrain Vehicle at high speed on […]

Chester residents concerned over changes to zoning regulations

Chester residents concerned over changes to zoning regulations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While a large portion of the time spent at last Monday’s Chester Planning Commission public hearing on changes to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws was concerned with commercial uses being added to residential districts, one of the recurring themes was the need to craft a document that […]

Arts events: May 28 through May 29, 2016

Arts events: May 28 through May 29, 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 28: Peek behind scenes of art studios across Vermont […]

Whiting offers free, discount tix to state historic sites; Rock Library seeking games, players

Whiting offers free, discount tix to state historic sites; Rock Library seeking games, players

The Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester has passes for patrons for free or discounted access to Vermont historical sites, parks and museums. Passes are available for eight Vermont state historical sites, 35 Vermont State Parks and various state museums and sites, including ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Contact Whiting Library for […]

Community events: May 24 through June 2, 2016

Community events: May 24 through June 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 24: Support for parents of tweens and teens A […]

Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anna Jean (Davison) Kalinen, 57, a lifelong resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born on Oct. 31, 1958 in Springfield. Ms. Kalinen graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester in 1976. She was employed by CEPCO in Chester […]

15 from Green Mountain inducted into National Honor Society

15 from Green Mountain inducted into National Honor Society

On Wednesday, May 4, the Flamstead chapter of National Honor Society inducted 15 new members: Josh Bodin, Isabelle Cameron, Samantha Chase, Lydia Churchill, Skylar Dailey, Noelle Gignoux, Madeline Harper, Ben Haseltine, Sierra Kehoe, Chrystal Longe, Brianna Luman, Clara Martorano, Eliza Rounds, Lexi White and Sadie Wood.  The ceremony took place at the Green Mountain Union […]

Marlene 'MJ' Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

Marlene ‘MJ’ Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Marlene J. Whitacre, who lived in both Grafton and Ocala, Fla., died quietly on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. At the time of her death, she had moved to Pennsylvania to live with family. She was 78. Ms. Whitacre is survived by her niece, Karrah Kightlinger-Bieniek and her […]

Strawberries and cream tapioca a perfect summer treat

Strawberries and cream tapioca a perfect summer treat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Tapioca is quite confusing. It is marketed in several forms, with each company portraying their product in different manners. To put all this in a nutshell, minute, quick-cooking and instant are all the same. This is the type of tapioca I use in this “best of the best” strawberry pudding. There […]

To the editor: A big thank you to so many during recovery from illness

To the editor: A big thank you to so many during recovery from illness

To the communities of Cavendish, Proctorsville, Chester and Ludlow:  A most sincere thank you to everyone who has been there for my family and me during my recovery from an unexpected illness after a planned surgery. You have been exceptionally supportive and we couldn’t be more grateful. All the cards, daily dinners and rides to […]

Springfield Dam donates $750 to EdgarMay for healthy scholarships

Springfield Dam donates $750 to EdgarMay for healthy scholarships

Two Springfield organizations are working together to reinforce healthy, active lifestyles for area residents. The EdgarMay Health and Recreation Center and the Springfield Dam Run have come together to champion active lifestyles and help make sure that recreation can be accessible to all. Now in its 11th year and with a field of 253 registered […]

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;
Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce introduced new board members at its annual luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 18, held at Coleman Brook Tavern in Ludlow. Departing board members include Julie Bowyer of CTM and Doug Ficken of Clear Lake Furniture, both in Ludlow; Barb LeMire of People’s Bank; and Sheldon Ghetler of Stonehearth […]

Business events: May 25 through June 7

Business events: May 25 through June 7

Leadership program holds info mixer in Springfield Leadership Southeast Vermont will be holding an informational mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Hartness House, 30 Orchard St. in Springfield. Enjoy complementary appetizers and a cash bar while learning about the Leadership program. Connect and socialize with other leaders in our region. […]

Londonderry Parks Board seeks all proceeds from bottle returns

Londonderry Parks Board seeks all proceeds from bottle returns

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Jim Ameden’s last meeting as a member of the Londonderry Select Board was short and sweet, lasting just under an hour on Monday night, May 16. The board opened bids for a new town truck, received an update on soil tests for a possible land purchase and […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, May 23, 2016

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, May 23, 2016

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 05/09/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways / Garage: Roadside Mowing Bids. 6. New Business: […]

Special Grafton Select Board meeting to appoint interim member

Special Grafton Select Board meeting to appoint interim member

The Grafton Select Board will be holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. According to Town Administrator Emily Huff, staff at the Vermont League of Cities and Towns has advised thatas soon as former chair and board member Gus Plummer announced on Monday, May 16 […]

Special town meeting in Londonderry

Special town meeting in Londonderry

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There will be a special town meeting in Londonderry on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Old  Town Hall on Middletown Road. The purpose of the meeting is to revisit the land purchase proposed  in an article (failed) at Town Meeting in March along with the amended article […]

Attorney lays out blueprint for Grafton in wind project talks

Attorney lays out blueprint for Grafton in wind project talks

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Attorney Richard Saudek, center, speaks as he is flanked by Select Board members, from left, Skip Lisle, Cynthia Gibbs, Al Sands and Ron Pilette. After a rocky start that began with the announced resignation and departure of Select Board chair Gus Plummer,  the Grafton Select […]

Chester board tours firehouse, proposes panel on its future

Chester board tours firehouse, proposes panel on its future

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: From left, Select Board chair John DeBenedetti and Town Manager David Pisha. The Chester Select Board met Friday at 4 p.m. to tour the Yosemite Firehouse and talk about forming a fact finding committee to look at the potential and the pitfalls of the […]

After threat, Grafton S.B. chair to resign over safety concern

After threat, Grafton S.B. chair to resign over safety concern

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Gus Plummer is flanked by fellow board members Cynthia Gibbs, left, and Alan Sands. Through a quavering voice, Grafton Select Board chair Gus Plummer told an audience of 60 Monday night that he had received a note that so upset him – especially when it […]