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TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

By Cynthia Prairie 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Across the area on Friday, customers of TD Bank in Chester opened their mail to learn that Friday, Dec. 7 would be the last day that branch, at 48 Main St., would be open. The loss leaves those who wish to save locally with two choices: People’s Bank […]

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity Presentations on educating children in poverty

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Author Paul Gorski will present two sessions on educating children in poverty at the NewsBank Conference Center on Tuesday Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Two Rivers After School Program, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund and Vermont After School, Inc, Gorski will speak on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies […]

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters were called out to the Chester Green this evening for a fire alarm that luckily appeared to be just a sprinkler malfunction. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Chester Fire Department received a first alarm for the Fullerton Inn. On arrival they found that the sprinkler system […]

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project Potential ash borer problem weighs heavily on board

By Bruce Frauman 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nicole Pfister of the Planning Commission told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting that the state Agency of Transportation would assign an agency project manager and a supervisor to the Route 100 scoping project. The project would provide the town with options for a […]

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Bellows Falls man was charged yesterday in more than three dozen incidents of burglary and other crimes that took place in the Londonderry area between May 2015 and April 2017. Vermont State Police say that Travis Despain, 27, burglarized businesses, schools, churches and town offices, as well as homes […]

Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph happily welcomes back Ruthie Douglas to our pages after a four-week absence. By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing This has been the summer of all summers for me. I have been on a journey to places I have never been before. Since the beginning of June, I have been in […]

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

The Board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold its regular monthly meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm, 611 Rt. 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

With new chef, MacLaomainn's open seven days

With new chef, MacLaomainn’s open seven days

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a new chef in the kitchen, MacLaomainn’s is returning to its old schedule of being open daily. Recently, due to a labor shortage in the kitchen, Chester’s Scottish pub had been closing on Tuesdays. Daniel Ely, who has been in the pub’s kitchen for about a month, has been […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Darcy Perry, media specialist at the Flood Brook Elementary School in Londonderry, has been recognized by the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union for excellence in the classroom. She was among three BRSU teachers recently chosen by her peers for special recognition. Colleagues have said of her: “She works with her students on developing their media literacy in […]

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a dozen fire departments responded to fight a house fire on Rt. 131 this morning in Cavendish. At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cavendish and Proctorsville fire departments were called to 997 Main St. in Cavendish for a building that was fully involved in fire. According […]

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

School board member Bont honored by Cavendish The Town of Cavendish will be honoring Dr. Gene Bont, the longtime member of school boards representing Cavendish, for his commitment to the town’s children. The public is invited to join past and current school board members at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the little park […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 1, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and August 1, 2018 Executive Sessions 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Dean, Jewett ROW across Loomis Property 5. Appraisal Update; […]

College News

College News

Christopher Armstrong of Chester was awarded gold stars by The Citadel, a military college in Charlestown, S.C.,  for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list. Castleton University welcomes the following students who have […]

Community & Arts events: Sept. 9 - Sept. 13

Community & Arts events: Sept. 9 – Sept. 13

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 […]

River testing results for southeastern Vermont

River testing results for southeastern Vermont Volunteers test Williams, West rivers for E. coli levels

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance and the Chester Conservation Committee have coordinated the collection of water samples at eight sites on the Williams River this summer. Starting at the end of June, volunteers Susan Brace, Jill Bruning, Heather Chase, Hannah Fleming, Ian Kehoe, Diane Holme, John Holme, Frank Kelley, Miriam MacDonald, Cathy Milhaly and Wendy […]

Bring those zippy Margarita flavors to pork

Bring those zippy Margarita flavors to pork

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Margarita is basically a lime/orange tasting alcoholic drink and these same flavors can be used in a wide assortment of recipes. Pork just so happens to absorb these flavors in a way that seem to go hand-in-hand very well. (Besides, if you have any mix left, make yourself a Margarita to […]

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Howard Webb of Lincoln, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y., died August 23, 2018 of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Webb was born on Oct. 17, 1934 to Kenneth and Susan Webb, founders of the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vt.  He spent his childhood exploring the woods and trails of the Green Mountains, […]

Henry Homeyer: Love those red-leafed trees, shrubbery

Henry Homeyer: Love those red-leafed trees, shrubbery

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone seems to go wild for sugar maples trees in the fall because, here in New England, their leaves turn wonderful colors – yellow, orange and, best of all, red. But some trees and shrubs have reddish or purplish leaves all summer, and these, too, are very […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2018 awards. The deadline for applying is Monday, Oct. 1. Applications are available by clicking here and include instructions on how and where to apply. Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews all […]