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To the editor: On Nov. 8, vote for what is right

To the editor: On Nov. 8, vote for what is right

As legend journalist Bob Schieffer said on CBS, “How did we ever get to this point?” As moderator Chuck Todd said to Joe Biden on Meet the Press, “We have a coarse culture that gives permission to sexual abuse.” Biden responded, “This guy acknowledged he is a sexual predator and abused his power!” How did […]

BF restaurant for sale; hospital gets $20,000 pharmacy grant

BF restaurant for sale; hospital gets $20,000 pharmacy grant

Bellows Falls restaurant for sale Krissie and Drew Pelletier, owners of the Valley Cafe in downtown Bellows Falls, are selling their three-year-old business because of family illness, according to those close to the situation. A small group of regulars is actively helping to find an experienced restaurateur interested in taking over the business and carrying […]

A lot of mystery, a little magic and a couple of true tales

A lot of mystery, a little magic and a couple of true tales

By John Hoover ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each month I try to pick a theme for this column that relates to the month itself or to the season or time of year. But every once in a while, I can’t come up with what I think of as an appropriate theme. At that point, to […]

Op-eds: Closing arguments Wind power not green vs. financial benefits to communities

Op-eds: Closing arguments
Wind power not green vs. financial benefits to communities

From the editor: In just about a week, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, we will go to the polls to vote on a contentious and at times disturbing presidential race whose partisans have helped split the country. At the same time, voters in the towns of Windham and Grafton will vote on a proposed industrial wind […]

Arts events: Nov. 4, 2016

Arts events: Nov. 4, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 4: BMC benefit concert features pianist Shams Brattleboro Music […]

Community events: Nov. 3-Nov. 8, 2016

Community events: Nov. 3-Nov. 8, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 3: Rotary welcomes Kurn Hattin director as First Thursday […]

Savory bacon-jacked jam adds zing to sandwiches

Savory bacon-jacked jam adds zing to sandwiches

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This bacon-jacked jam is the perfect addition to a gooey American/mild Cheddar cheese sandwich or simply slathered on a homemade English muffin sandwich. This is truly for all bacon lovers. 8 ounces bacon, chopped small 1 apple, peeled, cored and small diced 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 […]

Missing teen found at boyfriend's home

Missing teen found at boyfriend’s home

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC This evening, Vermont State Police advised that, earlier this afternoon, Autumn Sanville, 17, who was reported missing on Oct. 6, 2016, was found at the residence of her boyfriend, Shadoe Benson. Benson, 22, lives with his father in Royalton and, according to police, Benson’s father came home unexpectedly and found […]

Grafton Planning Commission meeting Nov. 1

Grafton Planning Commission meeting Nov. 1

The Planning Commission for the town of Grafton will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Minutes: Oct 11, 2016, Sept 26, 2016 (revised) Town Plan Revision Review marked-up maps in map chapter Review Education Chapter Review Recreation Chapter […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 2, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 2, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of  minutes from the Oct. 19, 2016 Select Board meeting and Oct. 19, 2016 Select Board Executive Session Citizen Comments Old Business Academy Historical Marker Conflict of Interest Policy Review and […]

South Derry Fire Station, church host annual Halloween events

South Derry Fire Station, church host annual Halloween events

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing  LLC For the eighth year, the Champion No. 5 Fire Company of South Londonderry will present its Haunted Firehouse on the second floor of the fire station at 60 Main St. on Halloween,  Monday, Oct. 31. In conjunction with the event, the First Baptist Church of South Londonderry is sponsoring trunk-or-treating  […]

Police ask for help with Proctorsville burglary

Police ask for help with Proctorsville burglary

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in solving a burglary that took place early this morning in Proctorsville. According to a press release a burglar alarm was received at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 26. Upon investigation, police found that a break-in had occurred at Table […]

Wind tax info meeting canceled on legality concern

Wind tax info meeting canceled on legality concern

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC What was intended as an informational workshop for Grafton property taxpayers to show them how to figure out the impact of the tax benefits derived from the proposed Iberdrola wind proposal on their personal property taxes did not come off as planned on Saturday. The meeting had been warned as a […]

Chester considers sex offender ordinance, stalls on board appointments

Chester considers sex offender ordinance, stalls on board appointments

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Chester’s town attorney asserted that it could “enmesh” the town in a lawsuit “that you will lose,” resident Randy Miles stressed the need for an ordinance that would limit where sex offenders could live, saying he was willing to spend taxpayer dollars fighting to keep the […]

Sparse but enthusiastic group turns out for Chester planning forum

Sparse but enthusiastic group turns out for Chester planning forum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC If Harry Truman was right and “decisions are made by those who show up,” then on Saturday, around 50 people began charting the course for Chester’s downtown for years to come. Despite efforts by town government to bring people out to express their opinions on issues facing […]

Ornithologist downplays turbine danger to rare bird

Ornithologist downplays turbine danger to rare bird

By Cynthia Prairie © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont ornithologist is downplaying concerns that the at-risk Bicknell’s thrush will be imperiled should the 24-turbine Stiles Brook wind project go through. Some in the anti-wind community in Grafton and Windham are hoping to use the plight of this small songbird as the Nov. 8 vote […]

Chainsaws stolen from Reading town garage

Chainsaws stolen from Reading town garage

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Burglars broke into the Reading town garage last week and made off with five chainsaws, according to a Vermont State Police press release issued today. The break-in occurred when someone pried open a side door of the town garage between 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and 6 a.m. on […]

Community events: Oct. 28 through Oct. 31, 2016

Community events: Oct. 28 through Oct. 31, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 28: House band at Grounded4Life Grounded4Life coffeehouse hosts an […]

Arts events: Oct. 29-Oct. 30, 2016

Arts events: Oct. 29-Oct. 30, 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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 29: BMC Chamber Music Series opens with pianist Vonsattel […]

Op-ed: On rigged elections and voter fraud in Vermont

Op-ed: On rigged elections and voter fraud in Vermont

By Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on Nov. 8. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former state Senator, former city councilor  and […]