RSSArchive for October, 2018

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For decades I’ve been planting spring-flowering bulbs. Some come back every year, some disappear after a few years, and some I treat as annuals. So just when mud season is about to swallow me whole, I am rewarded with flowers to enjoy outdoors – and indoors in […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]

Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

©2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After 50 years in the plumbing and heating business — the last 35 running his own company — Rich Stocker of Chester is packing up his pipes and handing his customer list over to the next generation of independent plumbers. In addition to his “Rolodex” and other equipment, the owner of […]

Derry board OKs engineering study on Williams Dam

Derry board OKs engineering study on Williams Dam

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to allow Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie to pursue an Advanced Assistance Funding grant to pay for an engineering study of the Williams Dam, which sits beneath the bridge on Route 11 near 100. Beattie referred to a 2015 Department of […]

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Board member Ann Fuji’i was unable to convince fellow board members during their Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting that they should establish a committee to manage town buildings. Fuji’i argued that a standing committee that meets as needed could help oversee replacing the Town Office building’s oil burning […]

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

HOLLIS, N.H. Margaret M. “Margie” Rowe, 77, resident of Hollis, N.H., died on Oct. 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1941, a daughter of John T. Patterson Sr. and Margaret (McDonough) Patterson. Mrs. Rowe was raised and educated in Dracut, Mass., and graduated from Dracut […]

Derry Town Admin Nied leaving post after year

Derry Town Admin Nied leaving post after year

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Town Administrator Robert Nied, who also has served as  zoning administrator, has resigned his positions effective Nov. 5, after just one year on the job. He was hired by the board in early October of 2017 and began working full-time in November 2017 in the combined rolls […]

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 20 - Oct. 25

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 20 – Oct. 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 […]

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont. VTrans is in the process of updating the Vermont Aviation System Plan, which will guide the development of Vermont’s public-use airports over the next 20 years. […]

Chester Chatter: Happy Halloweens

Chester Chatter: Happy Halloweens

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Halloween once again. We kids in the neighborhood were excited. For a week we planned our costumes. Some of the kids’ mothers sewed and made their costumes, but usually my sister and I were ghosts, hiding under a sheet with holes for eyes. Right after supper, […]

Discover pumpkin pie's second cousin

Discover pumpkin pie’s second cousin

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It is that time of year again, but I started a little early because my son was bugging me for pumpkin pie. I wanted to make something that he could take to school with him instead of plain pie and this is the result. He loved it and I think you […]

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is the time to buy garlic for planting – unless you have some from your own garden that you saved for that purpose, as I do. You’ll want to get your garlic planted a month before the ground freezes, so depending on where you live, you […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the October 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and October 3, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Snowmobile Club Request 5. Yosemite […]

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, a group of residents and town officials from within the watershed, will host the “Resilient Roads Community Forum” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23,  in the Saxtons River Elementary School gymnasium, 15 School St. The event will host the road foremen from the towns within the Saxtons […]

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been cited in connection with an attempted burglary on Thompsonburg Road  in South Londonderry. According to a press release, on Wednesday morning the Vermont State Police were notified of an attempted burglary at a home on Thompsonburg Road. Troopers investigated and determined that Timothy Slade, 27, […]

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph reached out on Tuesday to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders by email to also write an op-ed for The Chester Telegraph. The campaign is considering it. We will let you know of the decision. By Lawrence Zupan Next month, Vermont will elect a U.S. senator. Vermonters want a senator […]

Saving Rowell's Inn: Derry family tackles the task

Saving Rowell’s Inn: Derry family tackles the task

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who regularly drove along Route 11 through Simonsville this summer could see the slow motion crumbling of Rowell’s Inn’s iconic three-story porch. But the appearance of a large roll-off dumpster in front of the landmark building is good news for those who have worried that the […]

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda

Chester Planning Commission agenda

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from October 1, 2018 (5 minutes). 2) Citizen Comments (5 minutes) 3) Finalize Town Plan amendments and Reporting Form (10 minutes) 4) Review of Bylaw proposed district boundaries and uses […]