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Police search for suspicious man

Police search for suspicious man Tried to lure Grafton girl into car this morning

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are on the lookout for a man who tried to entice a girl into his car in Grafton this morning. Police say the girl was mowing the lawn at a home on Route 121 in Grafton when a man driving a silver Toyota Camry stopped and asked […]

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate car burglaries in the area. Troopers have asked the public to help identify the man in these photos in connection with thefts from vehicles in the Saxtons River area. If you know the identity of the man or have information about the […]

TRSU Board meeting agenda for Thursday Aug. 23, 2018

TRSU Board meeting agenda for Thursday Aug. 23, 2018

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Band Room at the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main Street in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: July 12, 2018 Regular […]

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board on Monday, Aug. 13 was a mix of town business-as-usual and a lengthy agenda item regarding the proposal of a special ordinance for Tierney Road by opponents of the proposed quarry. A number of Tierney Road residents attended the meeting. […]

Progress on Derry energy plan

Progress on Derry energy plan Traffic panel clarifies advisory position with board

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Aug. 6 that the Enhanced Energy portion of the Town Plan is moving through the pipeline toward a vote by town residents. The document, written by the Londonderry Energy Committee with the help of the […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 20

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 20

The Planning Commission for the town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from June 21st and August 6th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Review Town Plan chapter 6 (Energy) with Jason Rasmussen with Regional Planning Commission 4) […]

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry L. Gordon Sr. went home to glory Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2018, very peacefully, surrounded by family. He was 87. Mr. Gordon was born on Jan. 7, 1931 at home in Simonsville to Merrill James Gordon and Anna Simpson Gordon. His father worked with traveling logging crews and so, as a young boy, Mr. […]

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending Panels opts to look at district's transition needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Aug. 21, 2018

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Aug. 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors will meet at the Chester-Andover Elementary, 72 Main St. in Chester, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. June 12, 2018 Regular Meeting IV. COMMUNICATIONS a. Public Comments b. […]

To the editor: Fireworks donations sought

To the editor: Fireworks donations sought

Chester’s fireworks have been in existence for over 20 years. Each year we have managed to raise the money necessary for this event through donations from local businesses and town’s people. We, as a town, look forward to these fireworks each year and many of us plan our holiday picnics/parties around this event. The 2018 […]

Community & arts events: Aug. 14 - Aug. 20

Community & arts events: Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

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: Ruthie off this week

Chester Chatter: Ruthie off this week

Ruthie Douglas is taking this week off due to surgery, which has become a bit more complicated than she expected. She sends her best wishes to her friends and readers, who she says she misses terribly.  

Chocolatey, peanut buttery reason to turn on oven

Chocolatey, peanut buttery reason to turn on oven

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I know, I know, many don’t even want to think about turning on the oven during summertime … but these brownies are killer! Super moist chocolate brownies with peanut butter cookies mingling in each mouthful and I had to share. Hope you enjoy them as much as my children and I […]

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships Women's Community Club celebrates 100 years with gala

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to seven students from Grafton, as the club gets ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a fund-raising gala. In just over 50 years, the club has given out 225 scholarships to 127 Grafton students totaling $250,000, an accomplishment for a town of 600. […]

Vibrant cast of 'Million Dollar Quartet' worth it

Vibrant cast of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ worth it Talented Weston performers put on 'toe-tapping music fest'

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Early rock ‘n ‘ roll rears its pompadoured head in the high-octane jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse. Over two intermission-less hours we are treated to a music catalog of early rock, R&B and gospel music performed by a talented and vibrant cast that handles two […]

Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each year I try to grow some new things in my vegetable garden, varieties that I’ve never tried before. Sometimes my efforts are a bust, and I never grow them again. Then sometimes something new becomes an instant favorite, as happened this year. This year I grew Romanesco […]

Chester Alumni golf tourney seeks hole sponsors

Chester Alumni golf tourney seeks hole sponsors

The Alumni Association for Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School is looking for sponsors for its annual fund-raising Golf Tournament to be held at the Tater Hill Golf Club,  at 6802 Popple Dungeon Road in Windham, on Sunday, Sept. 9. Hole sponsorships are $50 to $100 and the deadline for purchasing one is Wednesday, […]

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three and a half years after the Chester Historical Society said it could no longer afford to keep the Yosemite Fire House and more than two years since the town started legal action to pursue ownership of the building, the Chester Select Board accepted the vision statement […]

Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

The Chester Select Board will not be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Its next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.