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Chester Chatter: Happy Halloweens

Chester Chatter: Happy Halloweens

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Halloween once again. We kids in the neighborhood were excited. For a week we planned our costumes. Some of the kids’ mothers sewed and made their costumes, but usually my sister and I were ghosts, hiding under a sheet with holes for eyes. Right after supper, […]

Discover pumpkin pie's second cousin

Discover pumpkin pie’s second cousin

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It is that time of year again, but I started a little early because my son was bugging me for pumpkin pie. I wanted to make something that he could take to school with him instead of plain pie and this is the result. He loved it and I think you […]

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is the time to buy garlic for planting – unless you have some from your own garden that you saved for that purpose, as I do. You’ll want to get your garlic planted a month before the ground freezes, so depending on where you live, you […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the October 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and October 3, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Snowmobile Club Request 5. Yosemite […]

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, a group of residents and town officials from within the watershed, will host the “Resilient Roads Community Forum” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23,  in the Saxtons River Elementary School gymnasium, 15 School St. The event will host the road foremen from the towns within the Saxtons […]

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been cited in connection with an attempted burglary on Thompsonburg Road  in South Londonderry. According to a press release, on Wednesday morning the Vermont State Police were notified of an attempted burglary at a home on Thompsonburg Road. Troopers investigated and determined that Timothy Slade, 27, […]

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph reached out on Tuesday to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders by email to also write an op-ed for The Chester Telegraph. The campaign is considering it. We will let you know of the decision. By Lawrence Zupan Next month, Vermont will elect a U.S. senator. Vermonters want a senator […]

Saving Rowell's Inn: Derry family tackles the task

Saving Rowell’s Inn: Derry family tackles the task

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who regularly drove along Route 11 through Simonsville this summer could see the slow motion crumbling of Rowell’s Inn’s iconic three-story porch. But the appearance of a large roll-off dumpster in front of the landmark building is good news for those who have worried that the […]

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda

Chester Planning Commission agenda

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from October 1, 2018 (5 minutes). 2) Citizen Comments (5 minutes) 3) Finalize Town Plan amendments and Reporting Form (10 minutes) 4) Review of Bylaw proposed district boundaries and uses […]

Community & Arts events: Oct. 11 - Oct. 18

Community & Arts events: Oct. 11 – Oct. 18

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

I’m writing to thank all of my supporters all through Windsor County. I’m thankful to have met and to have wonderful people beside me through this race for the Vermont state Senate. I look forward to meeting many more great people in Windsor County. Just to say a little about who I am. I was […]

Bonnie's Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls of Chester is donating an original “Sport Doll” uniformed in school colors and a knockout face featuring soccer eyes to benefit Green Mountain High School Girls Soccer. The doll will be raffled on or about Saturday, Oct. 20 or at the end of the 2018 season. Raffle tickets are on sale now […]

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Another burglary on Sunday morning in Saxtons River brings the total to six, according to the Vermont State Police. Police have added a burglary on Pleasant Street in Saxtons River to those reported on Burk Hill and Main, Hatfield and Grove streets in the early morning hours of Sunday Oct. […]

Chester Chatter: Fall foliage on the Mohawk Trail

Chester Chatter: Fall foliage on the Mohawk Trail

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Come every fall, my father would announce “Get ready. We will go over the Mohawk Trail today.” We dressed in some nice clothes for the trip and took our pocketbooks, which my sister and I put our allowance in. On our Sunday drives, we never went anywhere without […]

Cook up your apples to last through winter

Cook up your apples to last through winter

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can use regular apple butter if desired. Just simply follow recipe using apple cider or juice instead of mulled apple cider.   2 large apples, peeled, halved, cored and chopped small. 2 tablespoon butter or margarine 2 cups mulled cider * Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium […]

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred overnight on Grove Street, Burk Hill Road and Main Street in Saxtons River. In two cases burglars entered houses through unlocked doors and stole purses and a wallet.  In another case, the burglars entered the house through an […]

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police were summoned to Saxtons River early this morning for the attempted burglary of a house while its occupants were at home. Police say that just before 4 a.m., they received a call from the owners of a home on Hatfield Street in Saxtons River saying that […]

Henry Homeyer: 7 chores to complete this fall

Henry Homeyer: 7 chores to complete this fall

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For many years I was in denial, for I refused to accept that fall and winter were on the way by October. I didn’t start fall clean up until November, and by then it was cold, raw, often wet and unpleasant out. Now, having reached a certain […]