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'Jack' Atwood, 85, former owner of Chester Dairies, remembered for his sense of humor

‘Jack’ Atwood, 85, former owner of Chester Dairies, remembered for his sense of humor

Eu­gene R. “Jack” At­wood, 85, of Crafts­bury, died on Jan. 16, 2018, at North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal in New­port. He was born on Bur­ton Hill in Iras­burg, on De­c. 26, 1932, the son of Roger “Red” and Nel­lie (Scott) At­wood. He be­gan work­ing on his fam­ily farm on Bur­ton Hill. He and his father had a team of […]

Johnny Seesaw's razed to rise again

Johnny Seesaw’s razed to rise again

By Cherise Madigan © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC PERU After years of decay, the original Johnny Seesaw’s restaurant is gone, but in its place will rise a new restaurant that owners hope will reflect the personality of the previous owners and love that the surrounding community had for it. The revival is the result of […]

Chester begins zoning audit

Chester begins zoning audit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC As it continues to work on the required update of the Town Plan, the Chester Planning Commission is also embarking – with the help of planning consultant Brandy Sexton – on an audit of Chester’s zoning regulations. The first steps in the work were unveiled at a […]

Lydia Ratcliff, 84, whose Quality Meats were renowned in New York, Boston restaurants

Lydia Ratcliff, 84, whose Quality Meats were renowned in New York, Boston restaurants

Not even a rat biting into her nose one night at her Vermont boarding school in the early 1950s frazzled the bonds that were to tie Lydia Ratcliff, who died on Feb. 14 at the Genesis Care Center in Springfield, to her adopted state. She was 84. It was part and parcel of the country […]

College News

College News

Forrest Lisle of Grafton was named to the Dean’s List of Fort Lewis College, based in Durango, Colo., for the fall 2017 semester. Lisle’s major is Anthropology. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level […]

Derry board OKs new Planning Commission member

Derry board OKs new Planning Commission member

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board met for a mere 23 minutes Monday night with the primary business of appointing a new member to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman introduced Mary “Mimi” Adams Lines to the Select Board and recommended her appointment. Lines said she knows “a […]

Residents get a rundown on state plans for Lowell Lake

Residents get a rundown on state plans for Lowell Lake

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-five people crowded into the meeting room of the Twitchell Building in Londonderry on Thursday, Feb. 15 to learn about state Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation plans for the development and management of Lowell Lake State Park, off Route 11 in Londonderry. District Forestry manager Nate […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

By Renee Nied ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Country on the Common now Sharon’s With the new year, came a new name for Country on the Common, Chester’s highly eclectic apparel shop at 80 the Common in Chester. Owner and wearable art artisan Sharon Baker said she decided to follow the crowds, who call the shop […]

'Borderline,' Weston's 2018 New Musical Award winner in concert March 3

‘Borderline,’ Weston’s 2018 New Musical Award winner in concert March 3

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced that Aryanna Garber and Benjamin Velez are the winners its 12th Annual New Musical Award for their musical Borderline. The winners of the award will come together with a small ensemble of actors to rehearse and record selections from the score with Grammy winner Kurt Deutsch of Sh-K-Boom […]

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

Another school shooting with 17 dead at a Florida high school. How many will it take before our legislators and president do something other than offer sanctimonious condolences? No other country in the world makes lethal weapons, like the AR-15, so easily available, and no other country has nearly as many school shootings as we […]

Arts events: Feb. 23 through Feb. 24, 2018

Arts events: Feb. 23 through Feb. 24, 2018

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. Feb. 23: Murder mystery dinner theater in Charlestown The Charlestown […]

Community events: Feb. 21 through Feb. 28, 2018

Community events: Feb. 21 through Feb. 28, 2018

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. Feb. 21: Conversation on local solutions to climate change Join […]

Weston Fire Dept. gets new tanker, hosts town-wide home safety equipment sale, giveaway

Weston Fire Dept. gets new tanker, hosts town-wide home safety equipment sale, giveaway

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Under a slate-gray sky on a cold Saturday in early February, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a new tanker truck, a once-every-30-year event. Chief Brian Lundberg calls the tanker “water on wheels.” It holds 2,000 gallons with a 750-gallon per minute pump. The engine, which […]

To the editor: Tom Bock's update from Montpelier

To the editor: Tom Bock’s update from Montpelier

Much has happened in Montpelier since my initial note to you starting with Gov. Scott’s annual State of the Budget Address. For the second year in a row, his proposed budget does not increase a single tax or fee. The governor’s General Fund Budget for 2019 exceeds this year’s amount by only $82 million, (a […]

Chester Chatter: I had no beef with my calf Elvis

Chester Chatter: I had no beef with my calf Elvis

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When we sold the farm, we wondered what do we do now? Our lifestyle as we knew it took a turn. Don got a job at Fellows Gear Shaper and I worked at Magic Mountain. Don thought we should raise a calf for beef, so we got a […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 Feb. 19, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Strawberry streusel cake a great way to start the morning

Strawberry streusel cake a great way to start the morning

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This strawberry streusel is a delicious way to start your day. A coffee cake truly, use whatever fruit or berries you desire. It bakes high, tastes great and is the best when eaten right from the oven. Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup chopped, fresh strawberries 1 1/3 cups strawberry all fruit, […]

Cleaning chemical mishap sends 5 VCS workers to hospital for evaluation

Cleaning chemical mishap sends 5 VCS workers to hospital for evaluation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Shortly before noon on Sunday Feb. 18, the Weston Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a call that was initially described as smoke in a section of the Vermont Country Store. On arrival, the firefighters found chlorine gas instead. Five store employees were taken to the hospital for […]

TRSU Full Board meeting agenda for Feb. 22, 2018  (Rescheduled from Feb. 15 - revised agenda)

TRSU Full Board meeting agenda for Feb. 22, 2018 (Rescheduled from Feb. 15 – revised agenda)

There will be a special meeting of the full board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union on Feb. 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Band Room at the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main Street in Ludlow.  This is the budget meeting which was postponed from Feb. 15. Below is the agenda which has changed […]

Henry Homeyer: 10 ways to become a great gardener

Henry Homeyer: 10 ways to become a great gardener

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you want to become a great gardener, you can. It’s really not that hard. Here are 10 things you can do that will help you achieve that goal. Take classes. The flower shows are starting up, and they all have classes with speakers who have been selected […]