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Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing In a move that surprised the Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Oct. 16, the Policing Committee sent a letter announcing that it is seeking board permission to disband instead of taking on the more tasks, including of looking at speed limits, speed ordinances and safety signs in town. […]

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester will present the results of its Village Center Master Plan, “Rediscovering Chester” on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to attend. Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 67 637 Rt. 103 South Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. NewsBank Conference […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, for its public hearing following a 5:15 p.m. site visit at the Egan residence, 157 Green Mountain Turnpike. Below is its agenda. Town of Chester 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from Oct. 9 public hearing 3) Waiver request application (# […]

Pennies for the Playground 5-K seeks participants, volunteers

Pennies for the Playground 5-K seeks participants, volunteers

The second annual Pennies for the Playground 5K run, walk and kids fun run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Chester-Andover Elementary School on Main Street in Chester. All proceeds for the event will go toward a much-needed new playground and the Girls on the Run program at CAES. The 5K will start […]

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a three-year renovation, Chester’s new Hearse House Museum will open to the public at 3 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 28. Visitors will be able to see Chester’s last horse-drawn hearse, its historic “house” that was saved from demolition then rehabilitated, and the new mini-museum created inside that features information about […]

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of South Londonderry announced Sunday night that he will resign his office by January 2018. And this morning, Londonderry Town Clerk Kelly MacLaury- Pajala announced that she will submit her name to be considered for the job of filling out the remainder of his […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Haefner named development associate at Northern Stage Andover resident and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company alum Susan Haefner has been named as the new development and education associate with Northern Stage of White River Junction. Haefner, who has starred in Weston Playhouse’s The King & I, Hairspray, The Other Place and, most recently, Tenderly as Rosemary […]

Community events: Oct. 19 through Oct. 25, 2017

Community events: Oct. 19 through Oct. 25, 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. Oct. 19: Health, nutrition discussion at Grafton Church On Thursday, […]

Arts events: Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 22 through Oct. 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. Oct. 22: Jazz singer returns to Black River Valley Jenni […]

GM girls blank Windsor for 12th soccer win

GM girls blank Windsor for 12th soccer win

© 2017  Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School girls soccer team made its record 12-0 with a 5-0 win against Windsor on Saturday. Junior Paige Karl had a hat trick scoring twice in the first period and a third time in the second. Senior Avery Prescott scored twice. So far this season, […]

Plant garlic now for a delicious summer harvest

Plant garlic now for a delicious summer harvest

FROM THE EDITOR: The Chester Telegraph is happy to welcome gardening expert Henry Homeyer to our family. You’ll be able to read his column beginning today and every Sunday morning hereafter. By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing garlic involves less work than anything else I grow. There really are only three steps: plant […]

Chester Chatter: A home filled with dancing and love

Chester Chatter: A home filled with dancing and love

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC During the Depression, my mother was left a widow with three young children. She was a widow for five years when she met my father. They were married and soon had my sister Marie and me, making it a family of five daughters. Times were tough. But my […]

A classic Maine bread with a Yankee flair

A classic Maine bread with a Yankee flair

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Maine Black Bread: It’s simple and sweet but without being too sweet. It’s reminiscent of Russian black bread, but with a Yankee flair. 1 1/2 cups very hot water, divided 1/4 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, room temperature 1/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon salt One(1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast […]

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 Oct. 16, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 27, 2017 Select Board Meeting, Oct. 4, 2017 Select Board Meeting and Oct. 11, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. […]

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a reversal of the plan presented to the board on Aug. 16, Michael Behn of Sandri said his company will not move its pumps to the westside of the existing Sunoco station and add a canopy. Even so, the Chester Select Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday […]

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester has announced that it has been awarded $800,000 for an extensive sidewalk project that will be the first large-scale result of the recently completed Village Center Master Plan. According to Executive Assistant Julie Hance,  VTrans’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Program awarded the grant that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Adopt Minutes: October 2, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Randy Bronson, VEM/VT Alert 5. Ed Bank/Act 46 Consolidation 6. Delinquent Tax Sales 7. Approval of VLCT Onsite […]

GM girls soccer bests Leland & Gray, rises to 11-0

GM girls soccer bests Leland & Gray, rises to 11-0

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain girls soccer team extended its undefeated record Wednesday by beating Leland & Grey 5-1 at home. Returning from an injury sustained during the squad’s last game with the Townshend school’s very physical team, junior Paige Karl scored first, with 37:27 remaining in the first […]

St. Luke's holds blessing of animals

St. Luke’s holds blessing of animals

©2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Every year on the weekend closest to the Feast of  St. Francis of Assisi, St. Luke’s Episcopal  Church in Chester holds a blessing of the animals. This year the feast  day was  Wednesday Oct. 4 and so on the warm, sunny Saturday and Sunday the Rev. Heidi Edson welcomed any animal […]