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Andover Select Board agenda for May 27, 2019

Andover Select Board agenda for May 27, 2019

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27 at Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from May 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St.  Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Roads and Bridges a. Review Bids and Award Contract […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Boston Mag gives kudos to Woodcock Farm of Weston; new sign for Sharon's of Chester; Weston Playhouse gets $10,000 NEA grant

Boston Mag gives shoutout to Woodcock Farm Summer Snow cheese Weston’s Woodcock Farm Cheese Co.’s Summer Snow cheese got a shoutout from Boston Magazine in its Ultimate Guide to News England’s Cheese Revolution, in which writer Julia Clancy talks about the New England cheese scene, saying that it “is taking over the world.” One section […]

College News

Christopher Armstrong of Chester is one of the members of the Citadel’s Class of 2019 who has accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army commission. He is among the 35 percent of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets of the Class of 2019 who are now officers in all branches of the […]

Community & Arts events: May 23 - May 25

Community & Arts events: May 23 – May 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 […]

To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To the editor: Chester Tax Grievance Day

To Real Estate Taxpayers in Chester: On May 15, 2019 the Listers of the Town of Chester issued its “NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS” posted at the Town Hall letting the public know that grievance hearings will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Chester […]

Chester Chatter: The journey winds down

Chester Chatter: The journey winds down

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I’m about to the end of the long journey I have been on for the past year. It began with my impending hip replacement after it had been dislocated. Thinking water therapy would help, I ended up scraping my leg on the stairs to a pool, so I […]

Bringing fried rice to the summer picnic

Bringing fried rice to the summer picnic

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Who doesn’t like fried rice? Be it pork, chicken or plain, this Asian comfort food is found in more restaurants than apple pie here in America. So taking that concept a step further and making it into a dish you can carry to a barbecue or picnic is only natural. Try […]

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

To the editor: Community meeting on state plan for Lowell Lake to be held May 30

In response public concern over a proposed plan by Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation to develop Lowell Lake State Park, the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in cooperation with Lowell Lake Concerned Citizens, will be holding a community meeting to discuss details of the plan. The meeting will take place at at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday May […]

Henry Homeyer: growing your own wildflowers

Henry Homeyer: growing your own wildflowers

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oecently I was asked about plants for shady places. Wildflowers, I said, are wonderful in the woods or at the edge of the woods. Most show up early, before the leaves are on the trees. They are the perfect antidote to a long winter and rainy spring. They […]

Happenings in Chester

Happenings in Chester Whiting Library to receive STEM collection; Hearse House to open for summer; Sunday Artisans Alley Market to launch

Public invited as Whiting Library unveils STEM book donation The public is invited to the Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20 as it unveils a collection of 80 science, technology, engineering and math related books donated by former Chester resident Warren John Mackensen, who lived in Chester from […]

TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet on Thursday night to discuss and take action on The Chester Telegraph’s claim that the closed door session at its May 2 was a violation of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. The agenda for the special session says […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy's plans for Glebe Mountain

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

College News

College News

More than 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during the Citadel’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in McAlister Field House in Charlestown, S.C. Local graduates include: Christopher Armstrong of Chester in Civil Engineering; Patrick Clancy of Springfield in Political Science.

GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District  ratified its agreement with its support staff at a special meeting last Thursday, but not without questions about the timing of the work. The agreement, which covers para-educators, personal care assistants, food service workers, bus drivers […]

Community & arts events: May 18-May 21

Community & arts events: May 18-May 21

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 sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capital plan […]

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green Mountain High School in Chester. VTrans officials will hear public comment on the current speed limits and how they might be changed […]

Sen. Nitka: Montpelier wrestles with clean transportation appropriations

Sen. Nitka: Montpelier wrestles with clean transportation appropriations

By Sen. Alice Nitka The budget for the VT Agency of Transportation was presented in the Senate this past week and includes everything from evidentiary blood samples to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to paving to electric charging stations to a study of “vehicle feebates.” I was startled to find out they are rebates for persons […]