RSSArchive for November, 2017

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

Chester-Andover Elementary School is inviting the public to participate in its Mitten Tree giving program to bring a brighter Christmas to 44 children from the community. Come by the school, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, during regular hours and pick a mitten from the tree in the school lobby. Each mitten represents one child, […]

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester-Andover Elementary School board voted to spend $9,000 for a study to establish the cost of doing several improvement projects at the school, some of which have been on the drawing board but deferred for 10 years. The projects include replacing the school’s windows, constructing a new […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

News analysis: What 'yes' and 'no' mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Chester resident Janet L. Greenlees, died on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Meadows Home  in Rutland. She was 90. Ms. Greenlees was born on July 10, 1927 in New Brunswick,  N.J., where she attended grade school. She attended college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college, she taught seventh and eighth grade science. Ms. […]

Arts events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, 2017

Arts events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, 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. Nov. 15: Northern Stage presents ‘Little Mermaid’ The Little Mermaid, […]

Community events: Nov. 17 through Nov. 20, 2017

Community events: Nov. 17 through Nov. 20, 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. Nov. 17: Gear up at Okemo’s Ski, Snowboard Swap Okemo […]

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

School Choice discussion with Rob Roper Black River Independent School invites the public to educate their selves on the Nov. 28 vote. The group hosts Rob Roper, president of the conservative Ethan Allen Institute, discussing History and Benefits of School Choice in Vermont. Roper believes school choice has the power to lower education costs (ie. […]

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors is looking for sponsors for its holiday giving program. A Black River Good Neighbor holiday sponsorship extends help to neighbors in need. Sponsor a holiday meal, a gift for a child, or both. BRGNS will attach a card with good wishes from you in honor of your family, or in memory […]

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

Neighborhood Connections would like to thank the Lyman Orton Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation for its recent grant for annual support. These monies will go to provide much-needed help to our neighbors in the community. Neighborhood Connections is a community-based organization serving individuals and families in the mountain towns of south-central Vermont with particular […]

To the editor: NRA members are only hope

To the editor: NRA members are only hope

The recent massacre at a church in Texas was the 307th mass shooting this year. The rank and file members of the NRA are our best (perhaps only) hope for stemming such horrors, which are so common that we have begun to accept them as a fact of life in America. It is obvious that […]

Wise Money: A primer on Living Trusts

Wise Money: A primer on Living Trusts

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Aliving trust is a popular consideration in many estate strategy conversations, but its appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives. A living trust is created while you are alive and funded with the assets you choose to transfer into it. The trustee (typically […]

Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the days rushing up to Thanksgiving Day, our farmhouse was filled with a delicious smells. It was the beginning of getting the holiday dinner ready. Mother Helene loved holidays and she was a great cook. Every kitchen should have a pantry and that was what we had. […]

Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

The Sweet Fight: I would love to begin this recipe with a promo for my third cookbook,  titled “The Sweet Fight.” You can find it on Amazon and its digital Kindle community. Having recently begun to understand how the Kindle app works, I urge you to grab the Kindle version for $2.99. This cookbook is […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for Stick Season Social support

The directors, staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow express our sincere thanks to the many generous supporters who attended and donated to the annual Stick Season Social held on Sunday, Nov. 5. This fundraiser helps to fill the food shelves at the holiday season and raises cash to help provide […]

Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police responded to a complaint of a man entering a residence in Londonderry this morning. According to a police press release, the man entered a private home on Sunday morning. The homeowner – who called police – told the responding trooper that the man was related to the […]

Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is a good time to divide and transplant some of your perennials. I recently dug up and moved Shasta daisies, Siberian iris and snakeroot (Cimicifuga spp). Most perennials can be divided in either spring or fall. However, experience is the best way to know what season is […]

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 Nov. 13, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

The Chester Water Commissioners and Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda Water Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizens Comments 2. Water Rate Adjustment 3. Adjourn Select Board Meeting (Following the Water Commissioners Meeting) 1. Approval of Minutes from November 1, 2017 Select […]