RSSArchive for September, 2018

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

The 44th Annual Fall Festival drew crowds into Chester on Sept. 15 and 16 under warm, sunny skies. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. Vendors appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town and the impressive promotional coverage of the festival. Thanks […]

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont Note Updated Agenda

The Agency of Education will be holding a meeting to consider the responses to the state’s proposed plans for southern Vermont school districts that have not merged under Act 46. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the auditorium at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. It is an […]

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I  sometimes wonder if I’m part squirrel. No, I don’t bury acorns for winter, but I do love putting up food for winter, especially potatoes. They’re the ultimate “comfort food” as far as I am concerned, and I rarely have too many. If you haven’t already done […]

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A little bit of apple pie, apple dumplings and classic Apple Charlotte are brought together to form a sticky treat that is perfect for a fall or winter day. Another great idea is using hot mulled apple cider (chilled) in lieu of regular cider here. 2 cups flour 1/4 cup brown […]

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 – Sept. 25

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 […]

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES's difficulties

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES’s difficulties

The Chester-Andover Elementary School has had an unusual start to the beginning of the school year. During the early hours of Friday, Aug. 24, before the first day of school the boiler room was flooded, due to a stripped bolt that was securing a flange. A few days later the school had its water system […]

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer was over. The swimming pool closed, day camps were all done. Little League played its last game. School had begun, and most kids were very excited. At last they would see the friends they had not seen all summer. And — even though they would not admit […]

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Beatrice (Coolidge) DeGrasse  passed away at home on Sept 11, 2018. She was 86. Beatrice Coolidge was born in Andover, Vt., to Ralph and Madelene Coolidge. She was a longtime resident of Chester, and attended Chester schools. During the Korean Conflict, she served in the Navy. Mrs. DeGrasse was blessed to have a life full […]

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting a 6 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Facilities Committee will hold a meeting a 5 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While some members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board at its Sept. 6 meeting questioned several purchases and initiatives recommended by Superintendent Meg Powden and her staff, board chair Marilyn Mahusky expressed concern that the board was micromanaging and needs to look at its role in […]

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage Sewer budget of $181,080 approved; paving jobs outlined

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Monday Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board was fairly uneventful and sparsely attended by the public, so it lasted a mere half hour. The board approved  Town Manager Brendan McNamara’s municipal sewer budget of $181,080, which is slightly higher than last year’s, mostly due […]

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction Mulling safety, Derry board members dismiss suggestion

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Traffic Committee and Select Board member George Mora said at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 that representatives of VTrans have recommended that the width of the junction of Thompsonburg Road at Route 11 be narrowed into a “T” so cars would have to […]

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks 28th annual cook-off set for Oct. 6

The Ludlow Rotary Club is looking for a few good cooks to make chili for next month’s 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Think you’ve got a taste that can’t be beat? Here’s your chance to vie for bragging rights, cash prizes and a nifty plaque. The entry fee is $10 and all that’s needed are 3 […]

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday Springfield Med gets pharmacist consult grant

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to this Saturday’s Fall Festival will find a new business open on the Chester Green. The Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe – the latest creation of Scott and Leslie Blair, owners of the Southern Pie Company, just down the street – will be opening that day. Located in […]

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries Police release names, continue investigating cause

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The passenger in Saturday’s motorcycle crash in Chester, Jennifer Reed, 44, of Ascutney, died of her injuries on Sunday night at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Chester Police have announced. Her husband, Charles Reed, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash. Both were wearing […]

Community & Arts events: Sept. 13 - Sept. 17

Community & Arts events: Sept. 13 – Sept. 17

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 […]