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How to use that last can of pumpkin

How to use that last can of pumpkin

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Here is a pastry you won’t soon forget. With four flavors that are quintessential Yankee, they are super easy to make, yet uniquely in a class all their own. One taste of these sweet swirls, and you will forever forget about cinnamon rolls for breakfast. 1 cup flour, plus more for […]

First snow crashes keep police busy overnight

First snow crashes keep police busy overnight

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The first accumulating snow of the season in this southern Vermont area brought a large crop of motor vehicle accidents, keeping police and towing companies busy into the wee hours. According to the Vermont State Police, troopers from the Westminster barracks responded to more than 35 crashes between 4 p.m. […]

Henry Homeyer: Build your own cold cellar

Henry Homeyer: Build your own cold cellar

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ihad a banner year for root crops this year, and storage is a problem. For the past few years I had been storing root crops in a spare fridge, or in an old 25-gallon crock with a plywood lid in my cold basement. This year, I went back […]

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 Dec. 11, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at 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 Nov. 27 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

American Legion donates flag pole for Chester Town Hall

American Legion donates flag pole for Chester Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s American Legion Post 67 has donated a flag pole to the Town of Chester for Town Hall. On Thursday, it was presented to Town Manager David Pisha. In the late summer and early fall, Jeff Holden, who was representing the Legion, came to Chester’s Select Board […]

Grant will add nine holes, amenities to Chester disc golf course

Grant will add nine holes, amenities to Chester disc golf course

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By next summer, Chester will have an 18-hole disc golf course thanks to a Recreation Facilities grant from Vermont’s Department of Buildings and General Services. At the Pinnacle Recreation Area on Thursday, Dec. 7, state Rep. Tom Bock presented Town Manager David Pisha with a ceremonial check […]

Employee assaulted as masked pair robs Weathersfield store

Employee assaulted as masked pair robs Weathersfield store

Police say that two men robbed the Downers Corner Store this morning, assaulting an employee in the process. According to a Vermont State Police press release two men wearing masks and hoods followed employee June French  into the store at 4261 Route 106  in Weathersfield as she was about to open up around 4 a.m. […]

Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

Danna de Rochefort, of Chester, loving mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, on Dec. 3, 2017. She was 86. Mrs. de Rochefort was born on July 21, 1931 in Thompson, Conn., to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Breslin, née Devereaux. She grew up […]

Pajala, ready to take Olsen's House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

Pajala, ready to take Olsen’s House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Town Clerk Kelley Pajala was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday to fill the unexpired portion of Oliver Olsen’s term in the Vermont House. Pajala threw her hat in the ring shortly after Olsen announced that he was stepping down on Oct 15. Pajala put her name forward […]

After 11 years, GM Principal Ferenc to retire at school year's end

After 11 years, GM Principal Ferenc to retire at school year’s end

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he sits at the conference table in the Green Mountain High School principal’s office, Tom Ferenc’s days are numbered. Last month, the long-time administrator told the GM school board that the 2017-18 school year would be his last at the helm of the Chester school. Beginning […]

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Thanksgiving under our belts, the holidays begin and so do the many events to celebrate the season. Last weekend Chester, Weston and Grafton donned their garlands and switched on their lights to mark the occasion. In Chester, the Overture to Christmas celebrated its 32nd edition with the traditional tree lighting […]

To the editor: Principal Ferenc announces retirement

To the editor: Principal Ferenc announces retirement

To the members of the Green Mountain Union High School community: It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement effective the end of this school year. It has been a pleasure being your principal for the past 11 years. The support of the school board, parents and community members has been nothing […]

Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Restaurant owner Ed Brown has offered to pay $500 to Flood Brook School as compensation for painting over the mural students designed several years ago, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon said at Monday’s board meeting. He said that the offer was relayed by Jackie Trepanier, program director […]

Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will conduct a site visit at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at 46 & 60 Route 103. At 6 p.m., the DRB will conduct its hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review minutes from Nov. 13th and Nov. 27th […]

Weston's property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

Weston’s property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Changes to Weston’s property tax-collecting policy could be on the horizon, after one resident caused an uproar recently by paying part of a late fee with four thousand pennies. That resident, David Johnson, now wants to petition to ask town voters to approve establishing a grace period and […]

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Board of Directors of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., will meet at the library at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: II. Approval of CAES Agenda-Additions and Deletions III. Approval of Minutes: a. Minutes of November 13, 2017-Regular Meeting IV.Communications: a. Written/Oral; b. Public Comments; […]

Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

Whiting Library is encouraging people in the community to become trustees, and it is looking for people who love the library, want to help it grow and continue to be a vital organization. Learn more about what it means to be a trustee at an informational coffee meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 […]

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center; <br>Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School</br>

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center;
Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center Chester-Andover Elementary School is collecting canned goods in December to be donated to Chester-Andover Family Center, where families can go if they need extra food to make their budget stretch. The Student Council runs this event, and every year it comes up with something fun to do once […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

New businesses coming online in Chester By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The business landscape continues to change in and around Chester, much of it for the better. Nancy and Hugh Pennell of Smokeshire Road have transformed the former Post Office and grocery at 3630 Route 103 in Gassetts into a warm showroom and […]

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