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Police ask for help finding vehicle

Police ask for help finding vehicle

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police in Brattleboro are asking for help in locating the vehicle that left the scene of a parking lot accident in Dummerston. According to a press release, a beige Honda Pilot was hit while parked in a lot at Route 30 and East West Road near the […]

Chester residents slow Planning Board action on development bylaws

Chester residents slow Planning Board action on development bylaws

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The June 20 Chester Planning Commission meeting was a testy affair as the board tried to wrap up the changes to the Unified Development Bylaws and move the process toward Select Board adoption while a group of residents questioned a number of the board’s procedural as well […]

Andover swears in new Clerk/Treasurer; recognizes volunteers' decades of service

Andover swears in new Clerk/Treasurer; recognizes volunteers’ decades of service

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, June 27 meeting, the Andover Select Board appointed Jeanette Haight to the posts of Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and Tax Collector to replace Linda Bargfrede who is retiring. (ON THE COVER: Bargfrede goes over documents with Haight.) Haight, who is an Andover native and […]

Editorial: Ill winds in Grafton and no end in sight

Editorial: Ill winds in Grafton and no end in sight

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Grafton may have already lost. Even before the voters cast one ballot on the Iberdrola wind project, the town is torn apart. Incivility reigns. All it took was the prospect of this industrial wind project for community members to lose sight of the characteristics that have made Grafton […]

CAES replacing 30-year-old roof; GMUHS begins process

CAES replacing 30-year-old roof; GMUHS begins process

By Steve Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Replacement of the leaking 30-year-old roof at Chester-Andover Elementary School is under way, with completion expected to be by early July and plans to replace the leaking decades-old roof at Green Mountain Union High are in preliminary stages.  Marilyn Mahusky, who chairs the Chester-Andover Elementary School board, said […]

To the editor: Chester Planning Commission hasn't rushed process

To the editor: Chester Planning Commission hasn’t rushed process

In my role as your Zoning Administrator, I have the unique position and pleasure of hearing numerous perspectives on zoning applications.  This includes the owner/applicant’s point of view along with those from the Planning Commission, the Development Review Board and state officials.   It is encouraging to see and hear the input regarding the proposed amendments […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Select Board for the Town of Weston will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Little School Ramp: Corrosion Control Water Supply: 4. WVFD: 5. Unlicensed Dogs: 6. […]

To the editor: Vote McCormack to keep state Senate seat

To the editor: Vote McCormack to keep state Senate seat

I am pleased to hear that Dick McCormack is running for re-election for the state Senate. Dick has served Windsor County voters well over the years and has earned my support. Dick McCormack brings energy, enthusiasm and effectiveness to his legislative work. Having served in the Senate for 23 years, Dick brings experience to the […]

Community events: July 1-July 2, 2016

Community events: July 1-July 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. July 1: Edgar May holds free summer scavenger hunt The […]

Arts events: July 1-July 6, 2016

Arts events: July 1-July 6, 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. July 1: NEYT hosts junior-senior Melodrama Fest New England Youth […]

College News

College News

The University of Vermont awarded 2,329 students a variety of bachelor’s degrees during its 215th commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 22. The following local students were among the graduates: Mary Carta of Grafton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History Ian Furrer of Chester graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

At its May membership meeting, Crown Point Board of Realtors awarded Betty McEnaney its highest honor as Realtor of the Year for 2016. The  CPBR said this decision was an easy one since McEnaney is considered to be the “heart and soul of our board. Betty has been a constant presence for many years and […]

Chester volunteers inventory public trees; Bank, club join hands to spruce up BRAM grounds

Chester volunteers inventory public trees;
Bank, club join hands to spruce up BRAM grounds

On Tuesday, June 21, members of the Chester Conservation Committee and volunteers from the community conducted a tree inventory along several major roadways in Chester. The inventory was conducted with the help of Elise Schadler of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program and two State foresters.  The purpose of the inventory is to help […]

The ABC's of fun abound in 'Schoolhouse Rock, Live!'

The ABC’s of fun abound in ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Live!’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who raised a child and had access to television may have at least a passing knowledge of Schoolhouse Rock. But, for the uninitiated, Schoolhouse Rock was a collection of energetic, three-minute animated musicals about various academic topics that were broadcast between children’s cartoons on ABC every […]

To the editor: Chase endorses Bock for state House

To the editor: Chase endorses Bock for state House

I am pleased to endorse Tom Bock for the Vermont House of Representatives seat, Windsor District 3-1. (Andover, Baltimore, Chester and parts of North Springfield) that is being vacated on the retirement of Leigh Dakin. I have known Tom over the past 10 years; and most recently we have served together as members of the […]

GMUHS announces 4th quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 4th quarter Honor Roll

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 4th 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 […]

Commentary: Vermont bloodsuckers and other dangerous fauna

Commentary: Vermont bloodsuckers and other dangerous fauna

New Age Trigger Warning: The following column contains information that may be troubling to people with heightened sensibilities and little real world experience or who suffer from enhanced yuck factor syndrome. By Bill Schubart Biologists claim the only life-threatening fauna in Vermont are the endangered timber rattlers making their homes in Benson. Benson wasn’t my […]

Bread, potatoes and Parmesan make a great breakfast roll

Bread, potatoes and Parmesan make a great breakfast roll

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is my go-to recipe for true potato-tasting bread. Although I love loaves of bread with leftover mashed potato mixed in, the flavor of tubers stands out extraordinarily in these cheesy breakfast bites. 1 cup warm milk 1 teaspoon sugar 1 (.25-ounce) envelope dry yeast 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons butter […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda Monday, June 27, 2016

Chester Development Review Board agenda Monday, June 27, 2016

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27. Below is its agenda. 1) Re-convened Conditional Use application (#490) Melisa Howe /Endless Creations 2) Comments from citizen 3) Review minutes from last meeting 4) Deliberative session to review previous matters

Weston board to look at fire truck purchase

Weston board to look at fire truck purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department returned to the Select Board on Tuesday, June 14 with bid documents from the vendor it selected for a new tanker truck. Chief Wes Hupp told the board that the bids from 4 Guys Stainless Steel Firetrucks and KME were […]