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Henry Homeyer: Getting the best from your harvested tomatoes

Henry Homeyer: Getting the best from your harvested tomatoes

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is my favorite time of the year: tomato time. Tomato sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Tomato, basil and cucumber salads with dinner. Tomatoes in stir-fries. Tomatoes going in the freezer, dehydrator and jars of sauce. Oh my, I do love my tomatoes and this year, I […]

4 arrested in damage to Tater Hill Golf Course

4 arrested in damage to Tater Hill Golf Course Charges include DUI, burglary, unlawful mischief, possession of stolen property

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Four area men between the ages of 18 and 20 were arrested early this morning on a variety of charges in an overnight burglary at the Tater Hill Golf Course in Windham. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers got a report that […]

<center><strong>2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival</center></strong>

2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 44th year, the Chester Fall Festival is weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There is no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 […]

Water line break at CAES may delay opening

Water line break at CAES may delay opening School Year's Eve, playground dedication also up in the air

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A water main break at Chester-Andover Elementary School this morning may delay the school’s opening on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and waylay Tuesday’s School Year’s Eve plans and the dedication of its new playground. Around 6:30 this morning, just six days from the start of school, school Facilities Director […]

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap Powden again recommends nursing cut; board says no

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The saga of the Act 46 transition fund grant took an unexpected turn at Tuesday night’s Green Mountain Unified School District meeting as one member asserted that splitting the funds between TRSU’s two districts was not justified because all the funds belong to Green Mountain. And the […]

New CAES playground to open in time for school

New CAES playground to open in time for school

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than two and a half years of fundraising, the playground that will replace the beloved Structure  is nearing completion. And at its School Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Chester-Andover Elementary School will cut a ribbon to officially open the new installation to fun, […]

College News

College News

Catharine Leiter of Weston was named to the 2018 Dean’s List at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Leiter is a member of the Class of 2018, majoring in Political Science and French and Francophone Studies. The Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year […]

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system Energy Amendment to Town Plan ready for reading

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Planning Commission member Larry Gubb spoke extensively with the Londonderry Select Board on Monday about problems that community members — especially businesses — are expected to face in light of state regulations that require more physical distance between water sources and sewer systems. The commission, he said, did […]

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, Whiting Library welcomes everyone to wish Youth Services Librarian Jeanne Waldren a very happy retirement. From “Grandma Jeanne” Story-time and theatrical workshops to assisting the library during past Summer Reading Programs then as youth services librarian, she has made a huge impact on the children of Chester and […]

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board member Jim Linville said during the Tuesday, Aug. 14 board meeting that it should be ready on Town Meeting Day in March 2019 to make a presentation on the threat of the emerald ash borer to the town’s ash trees. “The earlier we start this […]

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens Also, Killarney wings win again, SAPA-TV celebrates 20 years; SMCS wins quality grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Wednesday morning, Jason O’Connor will pull down the bright orange “Opening Soon” sign, make coffee and unlock the doors to South Londonderry’s newest business – The Corner Market and Deli. O’Connor, a Culinary Institute of America grad with 20 years experience in the food business, has […]

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATE: In an afternoon press release, Vermont State Police have identified the drivers involved in this morning’s crash. The driver of the 2008 Mazda 3 sedan was Kaziah M. White, 26, of Sunapee, N.H.  White sustained “massive injury” to his left arm and  bilateral femur breaks as well as cuts and bruising” and is listed […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 23 - Aug. 28

Community & Arts events: Aug. 23 – Aug. 28

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 […]

Chester Chatter: Ruthie off again this week

Chester Chatter: Ruthie off again this week

Ruthie Douglas is taking another week off as she recovers from surgery. She’ll be heading to rehab soon and expects to be up to her old tricks in no time at all. She continues to send her best wishes to her friends and readers.

A New England staple battered and fried

A New England staple battered and fried

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Clams have been a New England staple for as long as the natives learned how to break them open and eat them. We have clam shell heaps, along with oyster shell heaps, dotting our shoreline and dating back thousands of years. Many people associate seafood and shellfish with summertime dining, but […]

Henry Homeyer: Attract pollinators with native plants

Henry Homeyer: Attract pollinators with native plants

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently helped prepare and plant a pollinator garden. Bees, butterflies and other insects need pollen and nectar for food, and suitable native plants on which to rest and lay their eggs. Unfortunately, many landscape plants have been introduced from foreign shores, and the plants may be […]

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Westminster man shot himself Thursday night as Vermont State Police responded to a 911 call from the home where he was located. According to a VSP press release, dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an argument at 311 Kimball Hill Road North in Westminster at about 10:30 p.m. on […]

UPDATE: Police search for suspicious man

UPDATE: Police search for suspicious man Tried to lure Grafton girl into car this morning

*UPDATE* On 08/17/2018 Vermont State Police announced on Saturday that with the assistance of local residents they were able to locate and identify the male subject involved in this incident. It was determined the male had no criminal intentions and there is no risk to the public. © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police […]

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate car burglaries in the area. Troopers have asked the public to help identify the man in these photos in connection with thefts from vehicles in the Saxtons River area. If you know the identity of the man or have information about the […]