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Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren S. Pullman, 62, died, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 unexpectedly at her home. She was born July 31, 1955 in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (Kurtzweil) Pullman. At the age of 6, her family moved to Cape Cod. Ms. Pullman graduated from Fall River High School and went on to earn her […]

Flood Brook student wins logo contest; <br>Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Flood Brook student wins logo contest;
Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Vivian Prouty wins Derry Energy logo contest The recently formed Londonderry Energy Committee announces that Vivian Prouty is the winner of  its design competition to create a logo for the committee. In April, the LEC solicited Flood Brook Union School students to help create a logo to represent the energy committee. At the May 16 […]

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A brief but powerful thunderstorm blew through southern Vermont yesterday leaving thousands without power and keeping local emergency responders and power crews busy for hours.  While the entire afternoon was windy and increasingly overcast, the actual storm – around 5 p.m. was over in just a few minutes. Kevin Beattie, […]

College News

College News

On May 21, Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Penn., conferred Bachelor of Science degrees on: Benjamin Hamblett of Weston in Bioengineering; and Emma Hallett of South Londonderry in Business and Economics with a major in Finance. Alexandria Pettit of Londonderry was named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.  Those who […]

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

The Dick Foley Scholarship Fund of the Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry distributed individual scholarships to seven worthy graduating seniors who are going on to higher education. Six of the students attended Burr and Burton High School and one attended Leland & Gray High School. The recipients are: Rebecca Williams Nicholas Plants Thea Steeves-Boey Sophia Neihold […]

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After much discussion, the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night approved a plan to begin looking at creating a walk/bikeway along Route 100 roughly between the new Walker Farm theater and the Inn at Weston. The Weston Planning Commission would apply for a grant for the Windham Regional […]

Police track down 'snorting' truck driver

Police track down ‘snorting’ truck driver

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone listening to a police scanner this morning had to do an aural double take at one Vermont State Police “BOL.” At about 10:30 a.m. Monday dispatchers issued a “be on the lookout” for a rental box truck on I-91 southbound. That was not unusual in itself, […]

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The clouds that hung over Chester early on Friday cleared away in time for Green Mountain Union High School to hold the commencement for the class of 2018 under sunny evening skies. Salutatorian Sadie Wood told the story of a turkey hitting her car on her way […]

Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

Green Mountain Union High School Senior Awards Night  was held on Friday, June 8. In addition to the awards, Principal Tom Ferenc announced that Noelle Gignoux and Sadie Wood will be the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively. Below is the list of students awarded according to their honor, award and scholarship. The school did not include […]

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

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 […]

Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

Due to illness, Ruthie Douglas’ Chester Chatter will be taking the week off. Please send Ruthie best wishes by commenting below.

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Invented by Chef Leif Elisson at the famous Swedish restaurant Hasselbacken in the ’50s, the Hasselback method can be found using fruits and other vegetables, such as this delicious dedication to both Elisson and Italy. This is a great alternative to caprese salad, this fragrant and gooey appetizer can be enjoyed […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: June 4, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report: Highway issues Municipal Road General Permit – Grafton NOI completed, to be […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting  at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Snowmobile Request to Perform Trail Work on Wymans Falls Road 3. Adjourn

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie (Costello)  Mansur, 85, of Weston, died on June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. Mrs. Mansur was born on May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951, and on July 14, 1951 she married the love her life, Calvin […]

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love the song “Summertime” by George Gershwin, yet I fail to comprehend why Gershwin didn’t include any flowers in the song. Yes, the cotton was high and the fish were jumping, but there’s no mention of peony or iris. Let’s look at some great flowers of summer […]

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

** CLARIFICATION: Kristin Kelly, a spokeswoman for GMP, told The Chester Telegraph that the line they are constructing is 1,620 feet and that Act 250 would only be triggered above 2,178.  In quotes that were omitted from the article below, she added that the owner of the property had made a routine request for power […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

The death of a Ludlow infant on Jan. 11 has been ruled a homicide, according to the Vermont State Police. On Jan. 11, 2018, Vermont State Police said that they were called to assist the Ludlow Police Department with the investigation of the death of 11-month-old Karsen Rickert, the son of Abigail Wood and Nicholas […]

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a good deal of drama and delay, the Green Mountain Unified School District offered the principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School to Debra Beaupre on Tuesday evening. The position is permanent rather than interim as originally advertised. As is standard, Beaupre will be offered a […]