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Chester board OKs small-scale retail gas sales, several roads as snowmobile route connectors

Chester board OKs small-scale retail gas sales, several roads as snowmobile route connectors

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just a three-member quorum present, the Chester Select Board set aside work on its “visioning process,” which is part of  its budgeting priorities efforts, for another meeting and stuck to the housekeeping items on the agenda for its Oct. 17, including adoption of a zoning change, […]

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

Op-ed: In Vermont, accessible registration, secure voting

By Jim Condos Election Day is fast approaching. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vermonters will head to the polls to vote for the people who will represent them, from Justice of the Peace all the way up to governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, here in Vermont […]

Act 171 & forest blocks: Derry hosts ANR with changes to town plans down the road

Act 171 & forest blocks: Derry hosts ANR with changes to town plans down the road

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Act 171, which the governor signed into law more than two years ago, will impact towns throughout Vermont as the state attempts to save Vermont’s wildlife, including large animals such as deer, bear and moose and smaller ones such as foxes and otter, by preserving “habitat connectors” that […]

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man win Grand Prize from Springfield Rotary Springfield Rotary Club President Jeff Mobus, pictured far right, presents a check for the $5,000 Grand Prize from this year’s Penny Sale, held this past Saturday, to Mark Germain of Chester. Marlene Freeman of Springfield was the winner of the $500 Door Prize. The Springfield Rotary thanks […]

College News

College News

Colby-Sawyer of New London, N.H., welcomes its newest Chargers to campus, including first-year and transfer students. They include: Skye Currier of Cavendish majoring in child development. Christopher Starr of Springfield majoring in business administration. James Madison University of Harrisonburg, Va., welcomes the class of 2022 to campus this fall. The incoming freshman class hail from […]

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 2018

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 […]

Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been charged in a Jamaica burglary while Vermont State Police try to identify an accomplice. Timothy Slade, 27 of Londonderry, was arrested on Saturday by Vermont State Police and charged with petit larceny, unlawful mischief and possession of burglary tools. According to a VSP press release, […]

To the editor: Get out and vote

To the editor: Get out and vote

With the midterm elections fast approaching, it’s my great hope that everyone reading this letter will take the time to vote their choice for all the local, state and federal seats that are at stake. We are fortunate to have many fine candidates who stepped up to run this year. If you’ve never voted, it […]

Chester Chatter: What a wonderful place to live

Chester Chatter: What a wonderful place to live

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is a place that everyone wants to live. Our Main Street and Village Green are picture perfect and are admired by tourists almost every day. But you who live here, stop and look about. Chester blends the old with the new. A stroll around Main Street shows […]

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I wanted to make a scone that had both the gooey nature of a flat cookie with the substance and heartiness of a cake cookie without all the sugar but just as delightful. These scones are superior to any pumpkin cookie I have eaten and using shaved chocolate instead of chocolate […]

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, […]