RSSArchive for July, 2017

Burglar hits Westminster garage

Burglar hits Westminster garage

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Thieves broke into a Westminster garage overnight according to a Vermont State Police press release this afternoon. This morning at about 6:30 a.m. troopers responded to the report of a burglary at J&W Auto Repair on Rt. 5. Police determined that between 5 p.m. on July 26 and 6:30 a.m. […]

VSP looks for thief of skidder chains in Jamaica

VSP looks for thief of skidder chains in Jamaica

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A set of large tire chains for a log skidder were stolen in the Jamaica last week according to a Vermont State Police press release today. Yesterday afternoon, police were notified of theft of skidder tire chains from a site on Craven Road in Jamaica. The caller told police that […]

Battle of Bands set to cover medical expenses for Chester woman

Battle of Bands set to cover medical expenses for Chester woman

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a near-death bout with infections, a Chester woman has a long road to recovery ahead and, this Saturday, members of the community will be holding a benefit Battle of the Bands at MacLaomainn’s Pub to help cover her large and growing medical bills. Just a few […]

Chester board OKs old waste district fund disbursement

Chester board OKs old waste district fund disbursement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With board chair Arne Jonynas under the weather and members Dan Cote and Heather Chase traveling, the July 19 Chester Select Board could have been canceled for lack of a quorum. But using a speaker phone  — which is allowed by the state law that permits members […]

Hospital campaign raises funds for Childbirth Center

Hospital campaign raises funds for Childbirth Center

Springfield Hospital is in the midst of its 2017 annual giving campaign to raise funds to enhance the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Childbirth services are an essential part of being a community hospital and Springfield Hospital is reinvesting in its childbirth facility. Any size gift is appreciated and those over $500 will be recognized […]

Funds sought to aid ill Londonderry infant

Funds sought to aid ill Londonderry infant

Five-month-old Noah Smith of Londonderry has been diagnosed with a rare disorder and is currently receiving treatment at Boston’s Children Hospital. Donations in support of the family are welcome and a special fund has been established at the Londonderry branch of People’s Bank – though donations will be accepted at any People’s branch location. Should […]

People on the move

People on the move

Realtor McEnaney expands volunteerism at Pan-Mass Challenge On the weekend of Aug. 4 through 6, Betty McEnaney of Chester, a Realtor with the Bean Group, will once again volunteer for the Pan-Mass Challenge, hoisting the luggage of cyclists from one stop to another as part of its Luggage Crew. More than 6,200 cyclists from more […]

Bellows Falls student wins Neal nursing award

Bellows Falls student wins Neal nursing award

The 12th annual Eileen Austin Neal RN Nursing Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Hannah Kelly of Bellows Falls to attend Endicott College in Massachusetts. Kelly, who attended Bellows Falls Union High School, believes that “becoming a nurse will allow me to help and comfort families as they go through a hard time in their […]

Weston Playhouse directing trio to step down next year

Weston Playhouse directing trio to step down next year

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty years after taking the reins as artistic directors at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler announced today that they will be stepping down after the 2018 season. The announcement came in a press release this morning. In […]

Arts events: July 26 through Aug. 3, 2017

Arts events: July 26 through Aug. 3, 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. July 26: Alison Turner returns to Proctorsville Alison Turner takes […]

Community events: July 25 through Aug. 3, 2017

Community events: July 25 through Aug. 3, 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. July 25: Sanctuary offers children’s summer program VINE Sanctuary hosts […]

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: The time of the service is 2 p.m. on Aug. 7. The public is invited to join in a celebration of the life of Sam Lloyd Sr., the longtime Weston resident who was an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader who died in March at the age of 91. The celebration will be held […]

College News

College News

Alexandra Pacheco of Springfield graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Elementary Education in May as part of the Class of 2017 of Roger Williams University of Bristol, R.I. Jennifer A. Spero of Londonderry graduated from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston in May with a Bachelor of Science degree,  Summa Cum Laude in […]

Chester Chatter: A little saw kicks up a lot of trouble

Chester Chatter: A little saw kicks up a lot of trouble

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my sister and I were teenagers with summer jobs as car hops at the local A&W, we no longer wanted to go up to camp every weekend with our parents. We were old enough to stay home and out of trouble — or so my mother thought. […]

Stir up fried rice fit for a gluten-free lifestyle

Stir up fried rice fit for a gluten-free lifestyle

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a  fantastic alternative to fried rice but with celiac disease in mind. I adore this dish in the summer served all by itself. Don’t be dissuaded by the odor of cooking cauliflower. It has a less desirable enticement than rice, but is packed with flavor. 2 tablespoons olive oil […]

Sign stolen from Westminster business overnight

Sign stolen from Westminster business overnight

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are looking for someone who stole a sign from a business in Westminster between Saturday evening and Sunday morning according to a VSP press release. At about 10:30 a.m., police received a report that a red and green sign – about 18 inches by 24 inches – […]

Volunteers prep for annual book sale

Volunteers prep for annual book sale

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The weather was warm and sunny on Friday afternoon as a host of volunteers laid out scores of cartons of books sorted by topic ahead of the Wilder Memorial Library’s annual book sale. The event is a fundraiser for Weston’s public library and will occur under the tents in Farrar […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 24, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for July 24, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24 at the Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from July 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Select Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 at the Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Conflict of Interest Policy: 4. Oil Bids: 5. Windows: 6. Review and Approve Minutes: 7. […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Ramp closed through 7/28

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Ramp closed through 7/28

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 the week of July 24, 2017. Exit 6 northbound on-ramp will remained closed until July 28, 2017. Motorists will be detoured on […]