RSSArchive for May, 2018

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as 'unacceptable'

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as ‘unacceptable’

We, the parents and taxpayers of Bus #4 (the “Andover” school bus) want to make all of you aware of a disservice being done to the families who live in Andover, the outer edge of Chester, and Londonderry. Since mid-April there has been only sporadic school bus service to Andover, Londonderry, Potash Brook Road and […]

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

Nine members of the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School spent the 2018 February break in Nicaragua engaged in service work. The participants included Magali Stowell-Alemán, Sierra Kehoe, Sadie Wood, Noelle Gignoux, Mary Churchill, Pearl Myers, Zoe Svec, Erik Heitsmith, all of GMUHS, and Hannah Fleming, a Chester resident enrolled at […]

Introducing The Telegraph's New Calendar!

Introducing The Telegraph’s New Calendar!

The new Chester Telegraph Calendar has been months in the making. To introduce it, we’ve created four simple-to-read graphics to help walk you through the features that our new Calendar has to offer. Please read the explainer and click on each graphic to enlarge the view. Or click here to explore the live calendar on […]

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space Restaurant, wine-beer bar planned in addition to shop

After eight years next to the Post Office on Main Street, Meditrina Wine and Cheese is heading “downtown” to the space that, until recently, housed the Moon Dog Cafe. The move is part of a larger plan that will – in time – include a wine and craft beer bar and restaurant  as well. But […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future Quarry Road resident posts warnings along public way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower New $191,000 rig to replace sickle mower, backhoe

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new wheeled excavator will be seen around Londonderry doing road work and, eventually, mowing, following the Select Board’s decision Monday to purchase the $191,000 machine built by JCB. Road Foreman Mathew Rawson said everyone on the road crew has been able to test drive the demo unit […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for trail access

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for trail access

The Chester Snowmobile Club maintains more than 60 miles of VAST snowmobile trails running through Chester and the surrounding towns. We love the town of Chester and, as a way to support the community annually, we make financial contributions to many local organizations. During the last meeting of the season, we recently voted to make […]

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years Opens for the season on Saturday

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The West River Farmers Market celebrates its 25th season starting on Saturday, May 26.  Founded in 1993, the West River Market is among the largest and oldest in Vermont. The market’s 40 vendors sell fresh local produce and cheeses, local meats, poultry and eggs, maple products, pickles, plants, prepared food […]

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building McNamara may step in as 'building safety officer'

By Julia Purdy ©Telegraph Publishing LLC At its regular meeting Monday May 14, the Cavendish Select Board responded to concerns of residents of Depot Street in Proctorsville about the extremely dilapidated building in their midst, located at 53 Depot St. Patrick Moore and Aaron Silidker, of the North Country Condo Association, came armed with file folders […]

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

Dear Community Members: Thank you to everyone who participated in the effort to refine the 2018-2019 Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) budget. The board voted almost unanimously to put forth this budget to the legal voters, and feels that it is reflective of community goals for our students. In summary, this proposed budget totals […]

College News

College News

Sarah Wells of Chester was recently awarded the Castleton University Academic Excellence Award in Computer Information Systems for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Academic Excellence Award is given annually to a student who is deemed the top student in his or her major. Barnabus Holleran of Chester received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. […]

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

A service and Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wain K. Maass, a longtime resident of Chester who died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2018, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Mrs. […]

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;<br>2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;
2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

Former Rep. Olsen named to Vt. Board of Ed Former state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has been appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. “While serving in the legislature, Oliver demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, a clear understanding of education funding and policy, and a vigorous commitment to the […]

Bill Schubart: 'Vermont Life's' heedless death

Bill Schubart: ‘Vermont Life’s’ heedless death

By Bill Schubart This commentary first aired on VPR I grew up reading Vermont Life in the fifties and continued reading it until shortly after the turn of the century. It always had a prominent place in our home, moving quarterly from the coffee table to the bathroom magazine rack – where its continued perusal […]

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties; <br>Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties;
Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens Development Fund to Village Center Changes approved by the Select Board last week to the Chester Development Fund Policy will allow for property owners located in the designated Village Center to apply for funds to improve their properties. They may apply for either a mini loan or a grant or a combination thereof […]

Community & Arts events: May 23-May 29

Community & Arts events: May 23-May 29

All upcoming events can be found at our new Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our calendar, 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. May 23: Practical philosophy meetup with Puddinghead Club The Puddinghead Club […]

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC School was out for the summer. We kids were happy and excited. Thus began new summer sounds, the day started being awakened by clanging of milk bottles banging against their metal rack as they were delivered to our door. Next door, Henry mowed his lawn with the […]

Clam rangoon appetizers light up a dinner party

Clam rangoon appetizers light up a dinner party

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We all love simplicity and low cost when entertaining don’t we? After all, mingling with our guests is almost as important as the food we provide. This appetizer, or snack, is a beautiful combination of both prerequisites that will result in a successful dinner party or an informal gathering. 1 (6.5-ounce) […]

Henry Homeyer: Give spring wild flowers a helping hand

Henry Homeyer: Give spring wild flowers a helping hand

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every spring Mother Nature gives me gifts. Or that is how it seems when she sends the blossoms of trillium, hepatica, Jack-in-the-pulpit, bloodroot, trout lily, blue cohosh, Dutchman’s breeches, squirrel corn and more to my woods and shade gardens. Of course, I have helped nature by planting wild […]