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Grafton Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

The Grafton Select Board is meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Dec. 19, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Footbridge Repairs 7. Annual Personnel Review Dates 8. Monthly Budget […]

Snows on their way to you . . .

Snows on their way to you . . .

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our region can expect 8 to 12 inches of snow beginning around 9 a.m. Thursday and continuing through Friday morning, with the most intense snowfall during the night on Thursday, including calls for heavy snow. The Chester Telegraph talked with the National Weather Service in Burlington Wednesday morning to ask […]

State: Chester must reappraise, future ed tax hikes likely

State: Chester must reappraise, future ed tax hikes likely

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Perhaps one of the driest items on the Chester Select Board agenda last Wednesday could have the greatest impact in the future, while the town officer who understands the system it is a part of will be leaving before the work will begin. Lister Wanda Purdy told […]

GMP warns of bill pay phone scamming directed at eateries

GMP warns of bill pay phone scamming directed at eateries

Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric Department are warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam. In a new wave of calls today, Burlington Electric and Green Mountain Power customers have been receiving calls threatening disconnection if payment is not made immediately. These calls have been targeting primarily restaurants, but other customers have received similar […]

Annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner feeds 150; Hospital volunteers raise funds for oncology equipment

Annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner feeds 150;
Hospital volunteers raise funds for oncology equipment

The annual Senior Christmas Dinner, held at noon on Saturday Dec. 10 at Chester-Andover Elementary School, attracted more than 90 diners from the Chester region, according to Pat Budnick of Motel in the Meadow, who organized this year’s event. Organizers of the dinner, which has been held for at least 40 years, also delivered at […]

Merchants Bank, employees donate $60,000 to United Way

Merchants Bank, employees donate $60,000 to United Way

For decades Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank employees have been pledging to the United Way throughout Vermont. This year, Merchants Bank continued its tradition of running a successful campaign, with individual employee pledges of over $24,000 and a corporate pledge of $35,000. Merchants Bank employee pledges combined with the Merchants Bank donation, contributed to over $59,000 […]

To the editor: Thanks to a local Santa for going the extra miles

To the editor: Thanks to a local Santa for going the extra miles

I would like to express my thankfulness for the kind deed by Bill who works at Balance Designs Inc., the parent company of Vew-Do Balance Boards and Snurfer boards, a hometown business located in Manchester, VT. I wanted to order a few Snow Snurfers for my girls and made an error in the delivery ZIP […]

Community events: Through Jan. 1, 2017

Community events: Through Jan. 1, 2017

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. Dec. 30: Comic Jam Workshop in Chester Community Art Garden […]

Chester, Bellows Falls libraries host Bill of Rights exhibit

Chester, Bellows Falls libraries host Bill of Rights exhibit

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, and the Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls, will be hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the landmark document. The exhibit spotlights one of the most […]

To the editor: CAES Student Council thanks all who helped with Food Drive

To the editor: CAES Student Council thanks all who helped with Food Drive

We, the Student Council at Chester-Andover Elementary School, just finished the Project Feed the Thousands Food Drive. We collected over 250 food items for the Chester-Andover Family Center. The Family Center is very excited about the donation, and we would like to thank all the students and staff at CAES for sharing with others. We […]

Here's a simple way to freshen up your green bean casserole

Here’s a simple way to freshen up your green bean casserole

NOTE: I’m extending my offer for my newest cookbook, Refreshed, for sale to you, the reader, for the month of December for the price of $20 (including shipping and handling). Each is signed and personalized as a thank you for all the emails I have received. Simply email me at theyankeechef@aol.com. I have truly been […]

Grinch strikes Pomfret, VSP seeks help replacing toys

Grinch strikes Pomfret, VSP seeks help replacing toys

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Yesterday morning Vermont State Police responded to a break-in at the the Teago General Store in Pomfret. Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, someone broke in through the front window and stole items from the store including 25 to 30 unwrapped toys from the Toys for Tots bin. The burglar […]

UPDATE 12/22: Woman's body found in Dorset quarry, police continue Marzouq investigation

UPDATE 12/22: Woman’s body found in Dorset quarry, police continue Marzouq investigation

UPDATE: Dec. 22, 2016  3:55 p.m. The woman whose body was found in the Dorset quarry yesterday has been identified as Hadil Marzouq, 21, of Bennington.  The cause of her death has been ruled a drowning but a determination of the manner of her death is pending.  In a press release this afternoon, the Vermont […]

Chester planners send bylaw revisions for approval over some objections

Chester planners send bylaw revisions for approval over some objections

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly two years of work, the Chester Planning Commission voted – at the end of  Tuesday night’s public hearing – to send its revisions of the Unified Development Bylaws to the Chester Select Board for review. A number of residents and business owners spoke in favor […]

Independent school students, parents protest proposed VT rule change

Independent school students, parents protest proposed VT rule change

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC MANCHESTER A crowd of more than 800 in the Burr and Burton Academy auditorium rose in a standing ovation as a Long Trail School student chastised the State Board of Education saying, “We are the future!” The board was meeting at BBA on Monday, Dec. 12 to […]

Video tour through Ken Barrett's Christmas Garden

Video tour through Ken Barrett’s Christmas Garden

Ken Barrett’s annual Christmas Garden at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, will be on display 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Here’s a snippet. Be sure to visit it yourself — oh, and take the kids!

Weston Fire Department truck fails to meet pumping standards

Weston Fire Department truck fails to meet pumping standards

By Bruce Frauman ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Dec. 13 learned that two one of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department’s trucks do not meet current standards. The department’s 18-year-old pumper is pumping 1,200 gallons per minute instead of the required 1,500 gallons per minute, and the its 30-year-old tanker-pumper, which […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Stone Hearth donates to Chester Rec Dept. Sheldon Ghetler and Francy Anderson, owners of Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern in Chester, donated $1,000 on Friday night to the Chester Recreation Department. Walker Farm theater construction under way Despite the chill and snow, construction work has begun on the new theater at Walker Farm in Weston, […]

Derry policing board urges town to renew VSP contract

Derry policing board urges town to renew VSP contract

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry’s Policing Committee came out in force on Monday to recommend to the Select Board that it place on the 2017 Town Meeting warning a proposal to renew the Vermont State Police contract for one year of 25 hours a week of patrol and community policing for  […]

Police arrest second man in Poultney slaying

Police arrest second man in Poultney slaying

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Johnathan Testa, 21, has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Daniel Hein, who was found dead early Sunday morning from a gunshot wound in a vehicle in the driveway of a Poultney home where Testa had been living. Following discovery of the shooting, State Police […]