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On lawyer's advice, Chester board moves toward claiming Yosemite

On lawyer’s advice, Chester board moves toward claiming Yosemite

By Shawn Cunningham ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board voted on Monday night to have the town’s attorney begin the process of a “quiet title action” to establish a clear title to the Yosemite Firehouse as a first step toward owning the property. The about-face from earlier meetings came when James Carroll — […]

No More Pencils: GMUHS graduates the Class of 2016

No More Pencils: GMUHS graduates the Class of 2016

Fifty-seven seniors graduated from Green Mountain Union High School on Friday, June 17, as staff and students said farewell to Fritz Wendlandt, long-time music teacher, band director and musical theater impresario. This was also the end of supervisory union Superintendent Bruce Williams’ tenure. Salutatorian Robert Haseltine and Valedictorian Sarah Baker spoke as did English teacher […]

Wylie to fill Ameden select board seat in Londonderry

Wylie to fill Ameden select board seat in Londonderry

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With new member Will Reed participating by phone from vacation, the Londonderry Select Board voted to appoint Bill Wylie, a South Londonderry resident, as interim Select Board member to fill the seat of former board chair Jim Ameden until March 2017. The only other candidate was former […]

UPDATE: Response from Iberdrola;Citing site concerns, Windham Select Board asks Iberdrola to suspend wind project

UPDATE: Response from Iberdrola;
Citing site concerns, Windham Select Board asks Iberdrola to suspend wind project

UPDATE: Below is the full text of the response received from Iberdrola on Wednesday night By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Select Board of the Town of Windham voted 2 to 1 at its Monday night meeting to send a letter to Iberdrola Renewables asking the Spanish wind turbine company “to suspend your […]

Weston celebrates birthdays of local icons: Playhouse turns 80, Country Store 70

Weston celebrates birthdays of local icons: Playhouse turns 80, Country Store 70

By Leah M. Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The sun shone brightly as the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company celebrated the start of its 80th season of producing summer theater. The town of Weston, along with many others, came together to acknowledge the occasion with a grand birthday party. The morning started off with a […]

Special Londonderry Select Board meeting for June 28, 2016

Special Londonderry Select Board meeting for June 28, 2016

The Londonderry Select Board will be holding a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Additions or deletions to the agenda 3. Discussion of sand/salt shed 4. Possible moving of meeting location to Prouty land […]

Community events: June 21-June 28, 2016

Community events: June 21-June 28, 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. June 21:  Summer Reading Program kick-offs with dance The Rockingham Free […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for June 20, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for June 20, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: June 6, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report: 6. Sullivan, Powers, & Co. Audit Proposal 7. Signature for Cemetery […]

Arts events: June 27 -28, 2016

Arts events: June 27 -28, 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. June 27: Monday Morning Musicals for children Jean’s Playhouse IMPACT […]

Marketing workshops for small businesses to be held

Marketing workshops for small businesses to be held

The Vt. Small Business Development Center and Springfield Regional Development Corp. are sponsoring a Marketing Bootcamp Workshop series, starting Friday July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The workshops will include a panel of marketing professionals who will discuss their own experiences and answer any questions. What […]

Commentary: Many state public records need to be preserved

Commentary: Many state public records need to be preserved

By Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State Records management is not exactly an exciting topic, but when a particular record is the focus of a request or controversy, it becomes critically important in that moment. Those records are owned by the State of Vermont and are incredibly valuable for a variety of reasons, not the […]

To the editor: Vote McCormack for Vermont Senate

To the editor: Vote McCormack for Vermont Senate

I am pleased Dick McCormack is running to represent Windsor County in the Vermont Senate.  I’ll be voting for him again, and I hope you will, too. What I like most about Dick is how thoughtful he is.  He is always not only willing but eager to discuss issues important to me, and he listens […]

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to three

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to three

Tyler Putnam, center, son of late Rotarian Paul Putnam, congratulates the winners of this year’s Paul Putnam Memorial Agriculture Scholarship. Elizabeth Mackenzie, left, will be studying at the University of New Hampshire. Hunter Grace, right, will attend  Vermont Tech. The two Springfield residents will each receive a $1,000 scholarship, thanks to the generosity of the […]

Rainy Chester Rotary-Alumni golf tourney raises $3,500; Old BRAM radiators removed

Rainy Chester Rotary-Alumni golf tourney raises $3,500;
Old BRAM radiators removed

Despite the rain, 62 avid golfers played in the sixth annual Chester Rotary-Green Mountain Union High Alumni golf tournament held at Tater Hill on Sunday, June 5, raising about $3,500 for Rotary charities. This year’s tournament featured four hole-in-one prizes donated and sponsored by Keene Subaru. Although there was much discussion about winning a 2016 […]

Two candidates forums set: One for Grafton Select Board, one for governor's office

Two candidates forums set: One for Grafton Select Board, one for governor’s office

A Candidates Forum will be held for Don Dougall and John Turner, the two candidates running fill the empty Grafton Select Board seat left when Gus Plummer resigned. That forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the Grafton Church, also know as the White Church at 55 Main St. in Grafton. […]

College News

College News

The University of Connecticut has graduated one area student recently. She is: Christina MacKenzie of Bondville Also, two area residents have made the Dean’s List at the University of Connecticut for the spring 2016 semester. They are: Madeleine Fulkerson of Bellows Falls and Jordan Bauer Crowley of Springfield Christopher Armstrong of Chester was awarded Gold […]

Sweet Vidalia onions elevate chicken drumsticks

Sweet Vidalia onions elevate chicken drumsticks

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Originally, I had prepared this dish using Madeira wine, but then I changed my mind at the last second because of my love of fruit and because I wanted my children to enjoy fruit in as many ways as possible. This is the perfect way to add a serving of goodness […]

UPDATE: DOG FOUND -VSP seeks help finding dog stolen from Rutland Humane Society

UPDATE: DOG FOUND -VSP seeks help finding dog stolen from Rutland Humane Society

UPDATE: An investigation into the theft of a one year old terrier mix named Fred from the Rutland County Humane Society led police to the Green Mountain National Forest in Mt. Tabor, where the  the “Rainbow Family of Living Light” is holding its annual gathering. Fred was located there and police arrested Melanie Vangel,  20, […]

Not 'au revoir' but 'a bientot' for Reeds of Misty Valley Books

Not ‘au revoir’ but ‘a bientot’ for Reeds of Misty Valley Books

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With about two weeks left before Bill and Lynne Reed are scheduled to move from the house next to Misty Valley Books on the Chester Green to their new digs in Walpole, N.H., more than 75 friends and customers turned out at the Fullerton Inn Tuesday evening […]

Chester Police log for June: March 24 - May 12, 2016

Chester Police log for June: March 24 – May 12, 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, March 24 Allen Brothers Oil sought police assistance in recovering money from a debit card purchase […]