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Community events: April 27 through May 4, 2017

Community events: April 27 through May 4, 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. April 27: Workshop on preserving woodland legacy The public is […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge Construction

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for this week. Monday thru Wednesday:  Weather permitting, temporary alternating southbound lane closures over the bridge to allow […]

Commentary: NEA funds help the arts reach rural communities

Commentary: NEA funds help the arts reach rural communities

By Charma Bonanno ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Congressman Peter Welch is due a lot of credit. While his peers in other states are also holding town hall meetings, Rep. Welch has gone the extra mile of pulling together small groups in a variety of fields to discuss how Vermonters would be affected by the sweeping cuts […]

Indulge in the royalty of Duchess potatoes

Indulge in the royalty of Duchess potatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Golden, cheesy and with that hint of ham, this gratin is a great addition to your dinner table: the flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention it is easy as well? Using leftover mashed potatoes is also perfect in […]

Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

Robbers caught on camera in two convenience store robberies

© 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for three men involved in two robberies last night. In the first robbery, two men entered the Sunoco station on Route 5 at I-91 Exit 4 in Dummerston at around 9:15 p.m.  According to a VSP press release, one man distracted the store clerk while the […]

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

An informational meeting on the Section 721 Merger of the Mount Holly and Ludlow school districts into the Mill River Unified Union School Districts will be held on the 2nd floor of Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S. Depot St., at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. Below is the agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 30, […]

Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

Rt 11 solar firm to Derry board: more panels, screening to be added

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Bruce Genereaux, owner of Green Mountain Community Solar, told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, April 17 meeting about his plans for adding to and screening a solar array on Route 11 in the town. Genereaux said he may double the array, which currently stands at 150 Kw […]

Editorial: Good grief, Gov. Scott!

Editorial: Good grief, Gov. Scott!

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Local representatives and select boards hoping to get Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester repaired for years must have felt a bit like Charlie Brown. Autumn after autumn, in the Peanuts comic strip, he tried to kick a football held by his nemesis, Lucy. And no matter how solemnly she […]

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

On Tuesday, April 11, the Flood Brook Tigers Jr. Iron Chef team went to the State House as part of a Junior Iron Chef VT celebratory event. Winning teams from the Junior Iron Chef VT competition had been invited to the State House by the program’s coordinators. The Collaborative AmeriCorps member assistant coach, Sarah Kittross, […]

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

Chester DRB meeting for April 24, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, April 24 for a site visit at 952 Trebo Road before its public hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from April 10th 2017 meeting Final Plat Review of the Johnston Minor Sub-Division […]

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

Weston board hears about new Transfer Station system

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Solid Waste coordinator Esther Fishman told the April 11 meeting of the Weston Select Board,  that for a couple of years, auditors have asked that cash be removed from the Transfer Station. After much deliberation and research, Fishman said, “What seems best is a punch-card system.” The […]

Chester preps for May 6 Green Up Day; Derry Energy Committee to host solar discussion;  Cavendish association seeks photos for calendar contest

Chester preps for May 6 Green Up Day;
Derry Energy Committee to host solar discussion;
Cavendish association seeks photos for calendar contest

Vermont’s 47th annual Green Up Day is set for Saturday, May 6. Volunteers are encouraged to green up roadways in their area anytime this spring. Green Up bags will be available by the end of April at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St.,  and Chester Hardware, 21 […]

Community events: April 21 through April 24, 2017

Community events: April 21 through April 24, 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. April 21: Organ donation information, signup April is National Donate […]

Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 2017

Arts events: April 19 through April 22, 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. April 19: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Barrette Center Mamma Mia!  featuring […]

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

To the editor: School gardens connect kids with good food

To the editor: School gardens connect kids with good food

At this time of year, the anticipation begins to build toward the last day of school and many teachers find that working in the school garden, or simply growing plants in the classroom, is a welcome hands-on activity that successfully engages students with their curriculum. Most schools in the region have some sort of school […]

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

New owners of Country Girl Diner fulfill lifelong dream

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Country Girl Diner in Chester may have changed hands, but the new owners are assuring their customers that further changes will be incremental and, then, only for the better. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, who have been managing and cooking at the diner […]

Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

Crispy fruit and nut squares a great after-school snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What I adore about this recipe is the low amount of refined table sugar and the fact that any berry or orchard fruit would be perfectly acceptable. The crispy nut base is accentuated with fresh fruit, making it a great after-school snack or addition to breakfast. Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 pound […]