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Chester Telegraph donates $1,000 to Chester Rotary Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, on Thursday, Dec. 6, presented the Rotary Club of Chester with a check for $1,000, a donation that is part of the Telegraph’s ‘Real Well-Wishers’ Program, in which 20 percent of the advertising proceeds are returned to the charitable […]

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry was crowded with holiday cheer on Friday night, Dec. 7 as young and old alike gathered for the Annual Treelighting. The Nordic Harmonii provided songs and caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage to help with the treelighting, then headed off to Neighborhood Connections […]

McNamara: No 'crime problem' in Cavendish

McNamara: No ‘crime problem’ in Cavendish Weathersfield area policing plan fails to gain traction

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC There is no “crime problem” in Cavendish, said Town Manager Brendan McNamara at last night’s meeting of the town’s Select Board. “The article (in The Eagle Times) did not portray Cavendish accurately,” he added. The article, “Weathersfield may provide police service to Cavendish, Baltimore” published in the […]

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center; <br>CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center;
CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Chester, Andover Dems hold heat fundraiser for Family Center The Chester and Andover Democrats will hold its annual Holiday Housewarming Fuel & Food Fundraiser at Baba a Louis Bakery,  92 VT-11 in Chester, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. There will be plenty to eat and drink at this event, which is […]

To the editor: Organic dairy farmers sought for quick survey

To the editor: Organic dairy farmers sought for quick survey

Mastitis is one of the costliest health issues for dairy cows, and a team of UVM researchers is working to address it by exploring the risks and benefits of common bedding strategies used by Vermont organic farmers. According to co-project director Deb Neher, Ph.D., “Reducing mastitis is an opportunity for increased profitability for organic dairy […]

To the editor: State plan for Lowell Lake poorly conceived

To the editor: State plan for Lowell Lake poorly conceived

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation presented an information meeting in Londonderry on Monday, Dec. 10 detailing plans to increase development within Lowell Lake State Park. Here is what I learned at that meeting and by reviewing the state’s development plan: The many people that have been using Lowell Lake for years for […]

Ludlow man arrested in infant's death

Ludlow man arrested in infant’s death

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Ludlow man was arrested today in the asphyxiation death of an infant last January. The death of 11-month-old Karsen Rickert was ruled a homicide by New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in June. According to a Vermont State Police press release, investigations by the Major Crimes Unit and the […]

Chester Chatter: Changes can be bad and good

Chester Chatter: Changes can be bad and good

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Old times past were not always the safest. Take for instance the automobile. One had to use hand signals to let other drivers know where you were going, first rolling down the window manually. No seat belts, no airbags, no child seats for the safety of passengers. […]

The perfect breakfast trio: cinnamon, maple syrup, and toast

The perfect breakfast trio: cinnamon, maple syrup, and toast

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sooooo simple, it is laughable. Let the kids help you with this, they will get a kick out of smooshing these delicious bites and love eating them even more. 1 cup milk 2 eggs Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup sugar, divided 2 tablespoons cinnamon, divided 1/4 teaspoon allspice, optional 12 slices […]

Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

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 […]

Henry Homeyer: Keeping houseplants happy, healthy

Henry Homeyer: Keeping houseplants happy, healthy

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently visited my friend Alicia Jenks of Green Dragon Farm in Weathersfield, Vt., to take a look at her houseplants – some 50 or more of them. Alicia considers them her “indoor garden,” her plant friends that keep her gardening all winter. She doesn’t think houseplants are […]

Chester's Overture rings in the holiday season

Chester’s Overture rings in the holiday season

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a week of gingerbread house decorating, wood craft workshops and a craft bazaar for kids, Overture to Christmas capped off Saturday with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fullerton Inn, escorted by the Chester Fire Department. The jolly old elf led the crowd in a countdown […]

Derry to re-combine town, zoning admin posts

Derry to re-combine town, zoning admin posts Board assesses surprise snowstorm response, recovery

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In response to an applicant for the zoning administrator position, Londonderry Select Board member George Mora revealed on Monday, Dec. 3 that the board had decided to combine this open position with the town administrator, as had been the case under Robert Nied, who held both positions until […]

GMUSD budget committee weighs increases

GMUSD budget committee weighs increases

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With an increase in spending of more than $217,000 since the draft budget was first rolled out two weeks before, the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee took its second look at the spending plan for the 2019-2020 school year in a meeting that was scheduled […]

Springfield man cited for lewd, lascivious conduct

Springfield man cited for lewd, lascivious conduct

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Springfield man has been cited on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct that allegedly took place more than a year ago. In a press release today, the Vermont State Police say that based on an allegation of unwanted sexual contact made by a Peru woman, VSP conducted an […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

The Planning Commission for the Town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This is a change from their planned meeting of Dec. 17. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Dec. 3rd meeting 2) Citizen comments 3) Review of proposed changes to Unified […]

College News

College News

Sarah Wells of Chester, a member of the Castleton University field hockey team, has been named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III New England West-All Region Second Team. Following the Spartans’ impressive inaugural season in the Little East Conference that featured an 11-1 conference record and a playoff run reaching the conference […]

To the editor: Phoenix Books hopes to keep Misty Valley open into January

To the editor: Phoenix Books hopes to keep Misty Valley open into January

Phoenix Books Misty Valley, located on the Green, in Chester, has been open the past two weeks and will remain open at least through the end of December. It is our hope that we can continue to operate into January, and an announcement about that will be issued soon. The December hours of operation are […]

Chester Chatter: A journey back to good health

Chester Chatter: A journey back to good health

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I never planned it this way, but here I have been for three months in the Springfield Rehab facility. What a journey I have been on! Since June 2nd, I have been laid up with a serious leg infection and then a dislocated hip. It all started […]

Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

For a full listing of holiday 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 […]

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