RSSArchive for August, 2016

To the editor: Black River Rugby season about to begin

To the editor: Black River Rugby season about to begin

Summer is winding down and fall is fast approaching, and with it comes the 2016 fall season for the Black River Rugby Club. Black River is a Division 4 Men’s Team in the New England Rugby Football Union. Again this year, Black River Rugby would like to thank Mark Verespy and The Killarney Irish Pub […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 6, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 6, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Aug. 15, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Signature for designated voting delegate from Grafton at the annual […]

Guide to the 2016 Chester Fall Festival

Guide to the 2016 Chester Fall Festival

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC F or one weekend every autumn, Chester, Vt.’s Green fills with more than 60 artists, craftspeople and food vendors to celebrate the arts in Vermont and the rich colors of fall foliage that burst upon the Green Mountain State. This year, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on […]

Community events: Sept. 3- Sept. 18, 2016

Community events: Sept. 3- Sept. 18, 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in Upcoming Events, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs. Notices must be received by noon on Friday to be eligible for publication the following week. Sept. 3: Book sale to benefit Grafton Public Library Nearly new and gently […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

DeSanto to speak at Rotary evening event Michael DeSanto, new co-owner with his wife Renee Reiner of Misty Valley Books, will speak at the Chester Rotary’s First Thursday event, which starts at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 1. He’ll address how independent booksellers thrive in today’s economy. DeSanto and Reiner own Phoenix Books, with locations in Burlington, […]

Singers sought for Brattleboro Concert Choir

Singers sought for Brattleboro Concert Choir

Susan Dedell, director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir, announced the start of the 2016–2017 season, with rehearsals of Johannes Brahms’ magnificent Ein Deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) beginning in September. The choir welcomes new members. Interested singers or returning members who have not sung with the choir for the past year are encouraged to contact […]

Op-ed: A Windham resident speaks out for wind

Op-ed: A Windham resident speaks out for wind

By Mary McCoy As a resident of the town of Windham, I have observed the activity related to the wind farm proposed for our town — and Grafton, which has been dominated by very vocal opposition.  For my own peace of mind, I am compelled to publicly state some of the positive reasons for supporting […]

To the editor: Bock thanks supporters for primary victory

To the editor: Bock thanks supporters for primary victory

A sincere thank you to all my supporters from Andover, Baltimore, Chester and North Springfield who brought our campaign to victory at the Aug. 9 primary. I am honored to have received the Democratic nomination for state representative and look forward to the final leg of the race to Election Day this fall. Over the […]

Create an easier but still tempting Sicilian Cassata

Create an easier but still tempting Sicilian Cassata

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The directions for Strawberry Plum Cassata look long and tedious but trust me on this. My recipe gives you the same great taste as the Sicilian original, but with far less ingredients and a prep time that is cut in half. If desired, replace the orange juice with Grand Marnier or […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting Monday, Aug. 29

Special Chester Select Board meeting Monday, Aug. 29

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Executive Session for the purpose of Reviewing a Settlement with Fish & Wildlife relative to the permitting of the new water storage tank and […]

Nuanced performances make powerful 'All My Sons' a must-see

Nuanced performances make powerful ‘All My Sons’ a must-see

By David Lampe-Wilson 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse completes its 80th season on a dramatic high note as a secret destroys an American Dream in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, playing through Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Weston Playhouse. The play is part of the Playhouse’s American Masters Series – and it is dark, […]

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department was called out at about 7 a.m. this morning for a tree that had fallen from the hillside on Route 11 just west of Adams Road. According to Fire Department Capt. Ben Whalen, the tree was laying on the power lines, which were arcing. […]

New York teen dies of injuries in Jamaica fall

New York teen dies of injuries in Jamaica fall

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC At around noon today, a 17-year old from Irvington, NY fell from the upper pool of Hamilton Falls in Jamaica. According to Vermont State Police, Tyler Rosenberg was crossing the uppermost pool of the falls when he slipped and slid down about 100 feet to the middle pool injuring his […]

Chester water rates increase; Coach Road water pipes to be 'looped'

Chester water rates increase; Coach Road water pipes to be ‘looped’

By Christian Avard © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester residents and second homeowners will be seeing an increase in water rates with their next bill. Acting as the town’s Water Commissioners, the Chester Select Board approved a $2 water rate increase at its Aug. 17 meeting. Water users will be charged $46 per equivalent unit […]

New Derry zoning admin resigns; driveway access given on legal trail

New Derry zoning admin resigns; driveway access given on legal trail

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Citing “health concerns and previous employment commitments” new Zoning Administrator Heather Makovec sent a letter of resignation to the Londonderry Select Board a few days before its Aug. 15 meeting. The board passed Paul Gordon’s motion to accept Makeovec’s resignation effective after the DRB meeting Aug. 17 […]

Andover celebration helps fill scholarship coffers

Andover celebration helps fill scholarship coffers

By Kevin Kunze ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 20 artists, craftspeople and bakers lined the grounds of the Andover Town Hall on Saturday to show and sell their wares under warm blue skies for the third annual Andover Day Fair. (See photo gallery below.) Music by fiddler John Specker and his daughters, Ida Mae […]

Pokemon Go -- and its fans -- take to the streets in s. Vermont

Pokemon Go — and its fans — take to the streets in s. Vermont

By Kevin Cudabac 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While you won’t see thousands of Pokemon Go players bumping into each other in front of the Vermont Country Store in Weston or swarming the Green in Chester, there are plenty of historical landmarks, unique shops and cafes in the region to keep the most avid players interested. […]

Lucky 13? Ski mountain investors say they believe in Magic

Lucky 13? Ski mountain investors say they believe in Magic

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirteen investors – many of whom are longtime Magic Mountain skiers – have concluded an agreement to buy the Londonderry resort from Magic Mountain Management for an undisclosed price. Formed as SKI MAGIC LLC, the group expects to close on the property in late September or early […]

College News

College News

Orrin Amsden of Chester earned a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., in May 2016. Catharine Leiter of Weston will be studying abroad in Union College’s fall 2016 term.  Leiter will be is traveling to Rennes, France, to study the French language and culture. She is a member of the […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

SunCommon hosts pie event Becca White of SunCommon at the Southern Pie Company’s bakery cafe, 287 Main St. in Chester, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday to talk about solar energy, tell them how to go solar at no upfront cost and offer attendees a free slice of pie or quiche. For more information, contact […]