RSSArchive for August, 2017

Weston Ladies seek green for the Green with weekend concert - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Weston Ladies seek green for the Green with weekend concert – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly 34 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, the Vermont legislature gave nine Weston women the power to establish, own and maintain a park in the center of their town. And on Sunday, Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the successors […]

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board and Christine Falango, treasurer of the Little School, have signed a 10-year lease agreement for the school’s continued use of the Annex building, next door to Town Offices on Lawrence Hill Road. The lease, signed at the Aug. 22  Select Board meeting, includes […]

Jack's Diner returns to Chester DRB with expanded plans

Jack’s Diner returns to Chester DRB with expanded plans

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With lawyer Amanda George doing most of the talking Monday night on behalf of Jack’s Diner owner Jacques Dodier, the Chester Development Review Board began consideration of a new plan to complete the long-dormant project on Route 103 South. Dodier is asking for a conditional use permit […]

New owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the 'Magic'

New owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the ‘Magic’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With the issuance of an Act 250 permit on top of a successful first season, the new ownership group at Magic Mountain says it’s continuing to repair and upgrade the long-neglected ski resort while being careful to preserve its “throwback” character. Last year, a group of 13 […]

Conservancies eye Chester lands for preservation

Conservancies eye Chester lands for preservation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sept.6 is shaping up to be a very big day for conservation in Chester. On that Wednesday, the Vermont River Conservancy hopes to close on its purchase of land that gives access to the Rainbow Rock swimming hole and turn it over to the town of Chester. […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Milk House design showroom opens in Chester Home decor company Atelier Annex  is opening a showroom on Popple Dungeon Road, steps away from the studios of artists and Annex owners Katherine Henry and Harry Hudson. The new showroom, The Milk House at Atelier Annex, is in the former milking room of their beautiful old dairy […]

Chester legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State delegate; Good Neighbors Services seeks volunteers Townshend Food Shelf seeks Tons of Tomatoes

Chester legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State delegate;
Good Neighbors Services seeks volunteers
Townshend Food Shelf seeks Tons of Tomatoes

At its Aug. 14 monthly meeting, the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 67 of Chester hosted Girls State attendee Sofia Gulick of Springfield, who was sponsored by the Chester post and was elected a Vermont senator during the weeklong event that teaches about the inner workings of government and civic life. Sofia, who intends to […]

College News

College News

William Baker of Londonderry, a Burr and Burton Academy alum, has earned the spring 2017 Dean’s Award for academic excellence at Colgate University, located in Hamilton, N.Y. The Dean’s Award  is given to students with a 3.3 or higher term average. James Mobus of Springfield was named to the Dean’s List at the University of […]

Arts events: Sept. 1 through Sept. 2, 2017

Arts events: Sept. 1 through Sept. 2, 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. Sept 1:  Grammy winning drummer performs in trio Experience new […]

Community events: Aug. 31 through Sept. 7, 2017

Community events: Aug. 31 through Sept. 7, 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. 31: Manchester hosts overdose awareness rally On Thursday, Aug. […]

To the editor: Voters should participate in new school district meeting

To the editor: Voters should participate in new school district meeting

On May 2, 2017 the citizens of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester voted to approve the Act 46 merger plan to form one school district with one budget, one tax rate and one board of directors. At the same time the members of the new board were elected. That vote has since been certified by […]

Chester Chatter: New mown hay on a hot summer day

Chester Chatter: New mown hay on a hot summer day

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oh the scent of new mown hay! Come summer and the hay was ready to cut and put in the barn for the winter months ahead. The entire family all helped with the job. Under the sun, it was a hot job, but once evening came around […]

Life's simple pleasures: ribs

Life’s simple pleasures: ribs

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want ribs? Want a simple preparation? This is your recipe. What a great flavor and you most likely have everything in your fridge or pantry already. Get to grillin’!   1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon-style or regular mustard […]

Despite a few bumps, this finely acted 'Journey' is worth the trip

Despite a few bumps, this finely acted ‘Journey’ is worth the trip

By David Lampe-Wilson 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC For its final play of the season and its current entry in its American Masters series, Weston Playhouse has opted for Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The play, considered by many as the finest piece of American theater of the 20th century, contains some of […]

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC N ow in its 43rd year, the Chester Fall Festival is a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. Is it any wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall Events? […]

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Joseph “Jay” Jurkoic, MD, a retired pediatrician and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, formerly of Point Pleasant, N.J., and Bellows Falls, Vt., died peacefully at home in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Aug. 23, 2017. Dr. Jurkoic was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Egan) Jurkoic and the loving father of Nancy Jurkoic Wilson and […]

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Aug. 30, 2017

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Aug. 30, 2017

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Review Rainbow Rock Document with Town Attorney 3. Continue Selectboard Visioning Process 4. Adjourn

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from August 14th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Solid waste money to fund planning, wayfinding in Chester; Sunoco proposal returns

Solid waste money to fund planning, wayfinding in Chester; Sunoco proposal returns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two unbudgeted projects on the horizon, the Chester Select Board, at its Aug. 16 meeting, weighed the use of a couple of pools of money that could pay for them or be set aside as investments. The monies are approximately $31,000 from a contingency fund held by […]

Chester Development Review Board Agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

Chester Development Review Board Agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will hold its next meeting on Monday Aug. 28, 2017 with site visits followed by hearings at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester. Below is its agenda. Site visits 4:30 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 524 VT. Rte 103 South (Jack’s Diner) 5:20 p.m. 501 […]