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To the editor: Family Center thanks greater Chester community

To the editor: Family Center thanks greater Chester community

The Chester Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank Chester area businesses, volunteers and all who attended the 6th Annual Hot Dog Cook Off at the Stone Hearth Inn on Sunday, Aug.13. It was a beautiful Vermont afternoon at the Stone Hearth. Families enjoyed music, games and an amazing hot dog tasting […]

To the editor: CAES Food Service looks forward to healthful year

To the editor: CAES Food Service looks forward to healthful year

I would like to welcome everyone back to Chester-Andover Elementary for another school year of healthy eating. I would also like to welcome all new staff and students here for the first time. My Food Services staff and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. All staff from […]

Stingrays swim team places second in state meet

Stingrays swim team places second in state meet

For the second year in a row, the Connecticut River Valley Stingrays Swim Team finished second in Division IV, at the recent Vermont Swim Association State Championship held at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction. The team finished just 30.5 points behind Waterbury Swim Team. “I am so excited for our swim […]

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. 21, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 activities: Monday […]

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

The Free Range Restaurant in Chester has promoted Ross Westney to executive chef. Westney has worked as Sous Chef under Chef Michael Kennedy for the past 18 months. Prior to joining the Free Range, Westney worked under Chef Jason Tostrup at The Inn at Weathersfield. “We are thrilled to have Ross continue what was started […]

Arts events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, 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. 23: Chris Kleeman in Proctorsville Chris Kleeman performs at […]

Community events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 28, 2017

Community events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 28, 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. 23: BRGNS hold late summer tent sale Black River […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped Rounds family at Aug. 13 event

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped Rounds family at Aug. 13 event

Thanks to all who visited, supported and donated to the Rounds family on Sunday, Aug. 13 at Sheri’s Place in Springfield. It was a heartwarming event that raised over $1,350 for the family who lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire in July. A huge thank you to Sheri’s Place and […]

To the editor: GM Food Service staff looks forward to another year of healthy meals

To the editor: GM Food Service staff looks forward to another year of healthy meals

I would like to welcome everyone back for another school year of healthy eating. I would also like to welcome all new staff and students to Green Mountain Union High for the first time. School starts on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and my staff and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in the cafeteria for […]

Springfield holds charity softball game; Family Center Thrift Shop raffling handmade braided rug

Springfield holds charity softball game;
Family Center Thrift Shop raffling handmade braided rug

The Springfield Rotary Club and Springfield Lions Club are again teaming up to take departments of the Town of Springfield in softball at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Riverside Park’s Bill Robinson Field. The Springfield Booster Club will be providing concessions including free hot dogs. Come and cheer on your favorite players and support […]

Chester Chatter: The joys of an old hardware store

Chester Chatter: The joys of an old hardware store

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC I came to live in Chester in 1957 and I knew it was where I wanted to live and never move from. It was the simple things: Stepping into the hardware store. Opening the door, just the smell of the oil on the wide-plank floors, the floor made […]

Grill your cake -- and strawberries, too

Grill your cake — and strawberries, too

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want something a little out of the ordinary? This communal summertime dessert is perfect as is or have some classic vanilla bean ice cream for your friends and family to scoop right on top of this fantastic dessert. 1 pound strawberries, hulled 1 recipe Lemonade Stand Pound cake* 3/4 cup blueberry […]

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 […]