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Weston Select Board agenda for Aug. 22, 2017

Weston Select Board agenda for Aug. 22, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Unifirst 4. Little School: Lease; Drainage 5. 90 Day CD 6. Door Lock 7. Lister Consultant […]

Burglar makes off with cash at Londonderry Transfer Station

Burglar makes off with cash at Londonderry Transfer Station

An office at the Londonderry Transfer Station was broken into overnight and someone made off with $90 in cash, Vermont State Police announced this afternoon. Police said that they were notified of the burglary around 9 a.m. today. The complainant said that the cash was taken sometime overnight. The Londonderry Transfer Station, at 7060 Route […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 at the Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: August 7, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Act 46/Ed Bank, Grafton Board of Education Chairman 5. Josh Ellsworth/Report on Japanese Knotweed 6. Fact8TV 7. Historic […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 21, 2017

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 21, 2017

The Select Board of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 21, 2017 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Additions or deletions to the agenda 3. Minutes a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – Aug. 7, 2017 4. Select board pay orders 5. Announcements/correspondence 6. […]

GMUHS directors meeting agenda for Aug. 24, 2017

GMUHS directors meeting agenda for Aug. 24, 2017

The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors will meet at the school’s Library Learning Commons, 716 Vt. Route 103 in Chester, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of Minutes a. Minutes of July 13, 2017 – Regular Meeting […]

Car hits quilt shop building, interrupts Chester Select Board meeting

Car hits quilt shop building, interrupts Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Forty minutes into last night’s Chester Select Board meeting, just as Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden was outlining the progress those departments have made this year, board member Ben Whalen’s fire department beeper sounded and he left the meeting. Shortly thereafter, The Telegraph got a report […]

Can't go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

Can’t go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just a heads up. Next Monday afternoon it’s going to get pretty dark. Apparently the moon is going to pass in front of the sun for a couple of hours. And while it’s going to be dark here, down south it’ll be way dark. Wait, you knew […]

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

Weston board continues revising Little School lease; Fire Department seeks safety gear grant

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Weston Select Board worked on a several issues that have been on previous agendas, including the Little School lease and the sale of a 17-acre parcel off Boynton Road. Board member Jim Linville went over new provisions that have been […]

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nine contestants vying for tube steak glory, Chef Billy Bob’s Big Easy was voted Top Dog of the sixth annual Hot Dog Cookoff held Sunday at the Stone Hearth Inn in Chester. The Free Range Restaurant’s Uncommon Reuben Dog took Best in Show. The event, which […]

AOT to Olsen: Interim paving on Rt. 11 to begin soon

AOT to Olsen: Interim paving on Rt. 11 to begin soon

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has shared an email in which Agency of Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn confirmed that work on the worst parts of Rt. 11 between Chester and Londonderry should begin shortly. “…if the weather holds, the contractor may begin paving this section of road on Thursday […]

Good Neighbors seeks back-to-school donations

Good Neighbors seeks back-to-school donations

Every year, there is a need for new clothes and shoes, backpacks, paper, pens and pencils and more. It can be an economic hardship for many people with already stretched budgets, and Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow would like to help. BRGNS provides school supplies to children in grades K through 12 whose […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Start Your Own Business workshop in Springfield Budding entrepreneurs have a chance to find out how to make their dreams come true at a Start Your Own Business workshop, to be held at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. office, 14 Clinton St. in Springfield. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 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. Aug. 17-18: SCP hosts ‘Bootstraps: An American Fable’ Join the […]

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 2017

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 17: Neighborhood Connections hosts Death Café On Thursday, Aug. […]

Voters called to organizational meeting of new RED school district

Voters called to organizational meeting of new RED school district

The legal voters of the Green Mountain Unified School District (the “District”), comprising the voters of the Towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, and Chester, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, VT, on 12 day, September, 2017, in the Library Learning Commons, at 6 p.m. to […]

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up, my family’s source of entertainment was simple and mostly inexpensive. Come summer, on warm evening, we went to the music concerts at Riverside, where the school in Springfield is now located. The band — the town band, played selections to suit everyone. Instead of clapping, you […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Aug. 16, 2017

Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Aug. 16, 2017

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. That meeting will be immediately followed by the regular meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners 1. Citizen Comments 2. Raise Water Equivalent Unit Rate 3. […]

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. However, while I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does taste like lemonade; I was unable to reduce the sugar content. So moderation is […]

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cult of celebrity rears its comedic head in Buyer and Cellar, a one-man show that closes out not only Weston Playhouse’s summer run at the OtherStages at Weston Rod and Gun Club, it closes out its use of the facility completely, with the fall christening of the […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

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 Aug. 14, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 activities: Monday […]