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Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 5, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 5, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet following the Public Hearing on the Transportation Alternatives Grant for the Popple Dungeon Culvert, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is agenda for the Select Board, which will meet immediately after the Public Hearing. SPECIAL SELECT BOARD AGENDA […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Sept. 19, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Signature for TRORC for extension of the Subgrant Agreement to […]

Man missing from his Westminster home

Man missing from his Westminster home

UPDATE: David Kissel was found at about 8 a.m. this morning in Westminster. State police say he was taken to a local hospital to be checked out. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Westminster man has been missing from his home since early yesterday morning according to his family who reported his disappearance to authorities. […]

Fighter jets train over southern Vermont

Fighter jets train over southern Vermont

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Been wondering what’s up with the sounds of high-performance jet aircraft in the sky the past few days? We called around and found that it’s the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. According their media advisory, the Guard is conducting routine training over Southern […]

Chester board hears about affordable housing, public trees and historic buildings

Chester board hears about affordable housing, public trees and historic buildings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board did a lot of listening at its Sept. 21 meeting, with presentations on affordable housing and public trees as well as monthly financial updates and more than half an hour of public comments. Wendy Harrison, director of Development and Community Relations for the […]

New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

New Magic Mt. owners offer ski, snowboard Freedom Pass

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC This season, Magic Mountain will join the 12 other independent  ski areas from Maine to Alaska who offer the Freedom Pass, which allows skiers and snowboarders who buy a season pass at one ski area to ski the others for free. “We believe in making skiing affordable and the Freedom […]

Proficiency Based Education: The coming evolution in education

Proficiency Based Education: The coming evolution in education

Michael Eppolito, Curriculum Coordinator for Two Rivers Supervisory Union, has written a three-part series for The Chester Telegraph on Proficiency Based Education, an educational concept that will be implemented in Vermont schools by 2020. Parents, teachers and even students will want to understand how this concept will affect their children’s future and their own. PART […]

S. Derry Library seeks vendors for Oct. 8 fair; Golf tourney raises $20,000 for hospital solar install

S. Derry Library seeks vendors for Oct. 8 fair;
Golf tourney raises $20,000 for hospital solar install

S. Derry Library Fair set for Oct. 8 Vendors are wanted for the South Londonderry Free Library Street Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Proceeds for this one-day event benefit the library, located at 15 Old School St. off of Thompsonburg Road. To participate, call Susie Wyman at 824-3537. […]

Grafton Planning Commission won't present draft Town Plan to Select Board on Monday

Grafton Planning Commission won’t present draft Town Plan to Select Board on Monday

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Planning Commission will not be presenting a draft Town Plan at the Monday, Oct. 3 Select Board meeting as the board had hoped, a development that Select Board chair Ron Pilette called “very disappointing.” The board has considered the Town Plan — even a draft — […]

Iberdrola schedules residents' meetings in Windham, Grafton

Iberdrola schedules residents’ meetings in Windham, Grafton

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Iberdrola Renewables has invited Windham and Grafton residents to two meetings next week that it will hold in their communities. The meetings, according to Iberdrola communication director Paul Copelman, will “present changes to the project footprint and to the community benefits package.” Residents will learn about the revised plans to both […]

Arts events: Sept. 28, 2016

Arts events: Sept. 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. Sept. 28: ‘Macbeth’ comes to the Barrette Center William Shakespeare’s […]

Events briefs: Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, 2016

Events briefs: Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, 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. Now: Grafton Fire Dept. seeks tag sale donations The Grafton […]

Derry board OKs action on Genser property, hires zoning admin

Derry board OKs action on Genser property, hires zoning admin

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Sept. 19, agreed to proceed with state funding through the Community Development Block Grant to purchase the property formerly housing the Barn clothing store at the corner of Routes 11 and 100. Former Town Administrator Kevin Beattie said owner Bette […]

To the editor: GM Food Services providing healthy meals

To the editor: GM Food Services providing healthy meals

The Green Mountain Union High School’s Food and Nutritional Services is well into the new school year and everything is going great. It is always good to see the kids back. All of our staff from last year have returned including Josh Adams our sous chef, Karla Hunsdon our sandwich prep and server and kitchen […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped make Fall Festival a success

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped make Fall Festival a success

Fall Festival had another successful year thanks to the cooperation and support of so many people in our community. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians.  The vendors were excellent, the food was delicious, and the music kept the Festival upbeat.   […]

With hiring project manager, GMUHS takes step to replace roof

With hiring project manager, GMUHS takes step to replace roof

By Stephen Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors has selected BMA Architects & Planners of Manchester to oversee replacement of the high school’s roof. Facilities manager Brendan McNamara told the board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, that he had received four bids. “Bids ranged […]

Celebrate fall's coming with a dense, creamy Indian pudding pie

Celebrate fall’s coming with a dense, creamy Indian pudding pie

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Here is a dense, creamy and luscious pie that is my version of a baked Indian pudding, but much tastier. As you can see, it has some milk foam, but don’t be alarmed. I will show you how to make 1 minute foam just like the celebrity chefs make on television, […]

Burglars break into Jake's, police seek info

Burglars break into Jake’s, police seek info

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Westminster barracks were called to Jake’s Restaurant in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace on Saturday for a report of a burglary. The thieves broke into the restaurant through a back door between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday and took a safe and cash […]

Andover Select Board meeting for Sept. 26. 2016

Andover Select Board meeting for Sept. 26. 2016

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 09/12/2016 Select Board Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways […]

Chester's hearse moves to new, old home

Chester’s hearse moves to new, old home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Promptly at 7 this morning, a Chester Public Works crew removed the town’s late-Victorian hearse from the small building at the Adams Funeral  Home, where it has been stored and on display for many years. They then carefully pushed it down Depot Street to Main, then west […]