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Troopers investigate overnight thefts from vehicles

Troopers investigate overnight thefts from vehicles

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Drivers may want to lock their vehicles overnight as the Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts last night in Saxtons River and Putney. According to a VSP press release, police responded to a number of theft complaints this morning after one  or more thieves entered unlocked vehicles […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

0The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 23 immediately following the Board of Abatement hearing. It will meet at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes […]

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings Safety, property values cited as board asked to intervene

CORRECTION: The board agreed with Lister Sandra Clark’s suggestion to waive the penalty for late filers of homestead declarations this year since the list is very small. By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eleven residents of Middletown Road and Parsons Lane crowded into the Londonderry Select Board room on Monday evening to ask for […]

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan Powden again proposes to spend district funds, gets one-year contract with smaller raise

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On the same night that it offered Superintendent Meg Powden a one-year contract with a 2.75 percent raise, the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board also rejected her proposal to spend more than $90,000 of a state grant earmarked for the use of the local school boards […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the July 9th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application ( # 526) by Scott & Leslie Blair 4) Conditional Use application […]

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society will exhibit the works of local artists from Aug. 3 to Sept. 1 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. There will be an artists’ opening reception from 5 to 7 […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker One business returns, another expands in Chester

Ron Theissen ‘returns home’ with new CPA office © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ron Theissen is coming “home” to Chester. After two years in Ludlow, Theissen says that, as of July 1, he he has been “reclaiming” his space in the Henry Office Building on Main Street. As Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP, his firm […]

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

The political campaign season is here once again. Vermonters have another chance to make a much needed course correction in the relationship we have with our state government. The forced school closures and mandated mergers involved with ACT 46 are tyrannical. Local stakeholders, which include parents, grandparents, taxpayers and every voter, should be determining if […]

Telegraph Poll: On Yosemite Fire House's future

Telegraph Poll: On Yosemite Fire House’s future

The Chester Telegraph decided to conduct this poll after receiving a press release from the Chester Historic Preservation Committee*, which is an informal group of Chester residents that addresses the value, condition and possible uses of Chester’s historic buildings. Now that the historic Yosemite Fire House is officially owned by the Town of Chester, the […]

College News

College News

Ryan Smith of Weston has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., for the spring 2018 semester. Smith is working toward a degree in Sport Management. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. Trinity College of Hartford, […]

Community & Arts events: July 18-July 23, 2018

Community & Arts events: July 18-July 23, 2018

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 […]

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

Chester Chatter: A Cole Pond camp in the woods

Chester Chatter: A Cole Pond camp in the woods

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For more than 50 years, my family enjoyed the cabin on Cole Pond in Jamaica. It was our gathering place, the cabin in the great woods, our retreat from a busy world. It was built by the unskilled labor of family members, put together with hand tools, without […]

A simple Yankee take on a Mexican classic

A simple Yankee take on a Mexican classic

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This dish can be made with beef, pork or white meat chicken as well, but stick with the goodness and bulk of Mexican husk tomatoes (tomatillos), it truly stands out! And try to find squash or pumpkin seeds (pepitas) in your local supermarket (see NOTE below). Yankeefied because of its simplicity, […]

Weston's 'West Side Story' infused with energy

Weston’s ‘West Side Story’ infused with energy Stunning ensemble work, choreography in a timely musical

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC W ho would believe that a Broadway musical with social underpinnings would be as relevant today as it was 60 years ago, but that’s how it is with the American classic West Side Story, which is being given a dynamic revival at Weston Playhouse. West Side Story is, […]

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building a garden arbor

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building a garden arbor

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was a beginning gardener, I just planted vegetables in one place, flowers in another, and never spent 2 minutes thinking about the overall design. I was growing veggies to eat, flowers to admire or to cut and arrange in bouquets. But reading gardening books and and […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Update on Wheels in the Field Event; Lee Whiting 5. Library Operations Update 6. Local […]

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its July 3 special meeting, the Chester Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $2.0580 per $100 of assessed value and the residential rate at $1.9493. Last year’s rates were $1.9793 and $1.9274 respectively. (The 2016 rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545.) The rates represent an […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]