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S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The skies were clear; the temperatures hovered between frigid and unbearable. So only the stalwart dared view the only total lunar eclipse for 2019. Around 10:33  p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blood Moon eclipse began, when the Moon began passing through Earth’s shadow. The Moon was in total eclipse for […]

To the editor: Food scrap collection new at CAES

To the editor: Food scrap collection new at CAES

The Chester-Andover Elementary School Food Service staff is happy to be back in our kitchen here on Main Street after the school’s long closure and our stay at Green Mountain High. It seemed like the first day of school all over again. Kitchen staff is all back to our normal schedule, although our serving times […]

College News

College News

New Hampshire University Julia Howard of Chester has been named to the 2018 fall Dean’s List Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, N.H. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average  of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Tanner Shumski of Springfield has been named […]

Community & Arts events: Jan. 24-Jan. 27

Community & Arts events: Jan. 24-Jan. 27

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: Remembering Principal Perry

Chester Chatter: Remembering Principal Perry

By Ruthie Douglas © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This week I dedicate this column to my dear friend and former boss, Jack Perry, who died in December. Jack was principal of Chester-Andover Elementary School from 1979 until his retirement in 1990 and hired me as supervisor for the school’s hot lunch program in 1982. We […]

Upgrade your cookies with 1/2 cup of Wow

Upgrade your cookies with 1/2 cup of Wow

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Of course the recipe is based on true peanut butter cookies, but so many are avoiding nuts nowadays that an alternative was needed. After tasting at least four different alternatives to peanut butter, I have found the best of the best is WowButter. It is a soy spread but you would […]

Henry Homeyer: Hot peppers deserve a place in every garden

Henry Homeyer: Hot peppers deserve a place in every garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love hot and spicy peppers. As a young man I lived in West Africa for nearly 10 years, first as a traveler, then as a Peace Corps volunteer and Peace Corps country director. I lived in Cameroon and Mali, where hot peppers were an integral part of […]

As storm closes in, towns urge caution

As storm closes in, towns urge caution Here's some hints and phone numbers you should have

Emergency management officials around the area are warning everyone that this weekend winter storm, which will start Saturday evening, could deliver 1 to 2 feet of snow, and bitter weather of as low as 20 below. This will be an especially difficult weekend since it’s also the national holiday  in honor of Martin Luther King […]

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed 'history nut'

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed ‘history nut’

Bernard H. Crosier 96, died on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922 in Wilmington, Vt., the son of Alonzo and Lila (Upton) Crosier, the fourth of their eight children. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and from the […]

GM finance panel deadlocks, sends budget options to full board

GM finance panel deadlocks, sends budget options to full board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Monday night, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board rejected the request of the Green Mountain Unified School District to reopen the SU budget and look for some cuts that would lower the district’s assessment for SU services. So on Tuesday night, the GM finance committee was […]

TRSU won't to reopen budget for more cuts

TRSU won’t to reopen budget for more cuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board of directors, meeting on Monday night, voted 4 to 1 against reopening the SU’s budget. The Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee had asked the board to look at reducing the assessment it bills to the district in the committee’s […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker New American Grill reopens; Mountain Energy expands offerings; King steps down at Nature Museum

New American Grill reopens ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The New American Grill restaurant in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry, 5700 VT Route 100, re-opened its doors on Dec. 26, 2018, which chef/owner Max Turner returning with extensive renovations that include a new bar and a platform for patrons and “everybody’s favorite dishes” from the old menu. […]

Sen. Clarkson: New session in Montpelier opens

Sen. Clarkson: New session in Montpelier opens

By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is always exciting to begin a new biennium in the Vermont Statehouse. And, the 2019 launch of the first year of that two-year legislative period was no exception. While our leadership remained unchanged – returning Gov. Phil Scott; Lt. Gov.  David Zuckerman; Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and House […]

To the editor: BRGNS ready to help furloughed federal workers

To the editor: BRGNS ready to help furloughed federal workers

By the time you are reading this, we hope that the government shutdown has ended. But if not, the folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow want to remind any government employee who is having trouble meeting financial obligations that we stand ready to help with food or heating assistance. We are, first […]

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam Changes made to draft Town Warning

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of the Williams Dam in Londonderry continues to be a topic of concern for town residents and officials. At the Jan. 7 Select Board meeting, Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie said that a grant to study the effects of a breech of Williams Dam is off […]

College News

College News

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Alecia Rokes of Andover has been named to Lehigh University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Dean’s List status for the Bethlehem, Pa., university is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. Nora Bright of […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs new leadership

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs new leadership

Like most people in our community, I am concerned with the current situation surrounding Springfield Hospital’s finances and administration. I am extremely concerned by a clear lack of leadership by the hospital’s Board of Directors, especially the lack of leadership shown by George Lamb, chair of the SMCS board. Whether the lack of leadership is […]

To the editor: Andover Snow Riders thanks all fund-raiser participants

To the editor: Andover Snow Riders thanks all fund-raiser participants

On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, the Andover Mountaineer Snow Riders held  its 6th Annual Pasta Dinner and Blind Auction. The event was well attended by club members, fellow snowmobile enthusiasts and neighbors from our surrounding communities. The evening is a two-fold event: the delicious dinner served at the beginning of the evening, then the fun, […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

Each year, the staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services collect food and toys during December and distribute them to deserving families throughout the area. This distribution dates back to well before the creation of BRGNS, but our staff and volunteers are proud to continue the tradition and to serve our clients in […]

Chester Chatter: The versatile sand pit

Chester Chatter: The versatile sand pit

By Ruthie Douglas © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around around my childhood neighborhood, we kids had favorite places to play, one of which was a big sand pit that was used by the town. In my box of shredded wheat puffs were cards with lessons from various famous American Indians. One such card explained how […]