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Chester Chatter: Ideas sprout from seed catalogs

Chester Chatter: Ideas sprout from seed catalogs

By Ruthie Douglas© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around this time of the year, the seed catalogs began to arrive at the farm house. After supper, we laid them out on the kitchen table and poured over the pages, studying all the different types of seeds on sale. Not only was it most important to order […]

Making the perfect pickled peaches

Making the perfect pickled peaches

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Yeah, I know: It isn’t pickling time nor am I an old fuddy-duddy “puttin’ up” for the winter. However, there are certain recipes that my ancestors including my parents used that I adore, and this happens to be one of them. 15 firm peaches (see NOTE) 3 cups sugar 1 1/4 […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 19, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 19, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: Feb. 4, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Highway Report: Foreman’s Report; VTrans Certificate of Highway Mileage; Overweight Permits; Letter to […]

Henry Homeyer: 2019's highly anticipated flower shows

Henry Homeyer: 2019’s highly anticipated flower shows

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I am always perked up when the spring flower shows arrive, and I always try to get to a couple of them. If you’re feeling the mid-winter blues, I highly recommend attending one – or more. Here’s this year’s lineup. The first major show is the Connecticut Flower […]

Rep. Pajala on school merger, abortion bills

Rep. Pajala on school merger, abortion bills

By Rep. Kelly Pajala This week’s legislative update is a tough one, as was the week itself. The first challenge was the vote on H.39, which was about delaying the forced mergers of school districts because of Act 46. I voted in favor of the amendment put forth by Rep. Scheuermann of Stowe because, in […]

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates' Night

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates’ Night

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ten people, mostly public officials, attended Candidates’ Night 2019 in Londonderry on Monday evening, Feb. 11, with Town Moderator Doug Friend lead the discussion. Incumbent Taylor Prouty said he would run again for his 3-year Select Board seat and added that he had heard that incumbent George Mora […]

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin Cold River Bridges signed to rebuild Cavendish span

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long awaited work on the Depot Street bridge in Cavendish is right around the corner according to Town Manager Brendan McNamara, and the town is looking down the road at minimizing some of the problems it sees with having the span open again. McNamara told the […]

College News

College News

The University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Conn., announces that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2018: Adam Culver of Grafton Samantha Metcalf of Springfield Taylor Humphrey of West Townshend has been named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List at The College of Saint Rose, located in Albany, N.Y. […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Chester kettle corn makers open B&B; One Credit offers $1,000 scholarships; class held on government contracts

Kettle corn makers open B&B in Stone Village home Carol Leofanti and Mark Ouellette of Chester announce the opening of The Stone House Bed & Breakfast and Kettle Corn Co., at their home at 166 North St. in Chester’s historic Stone Village. Leofanti and Ouellette, who purchased the property last May, are offering two units […]

To the editor: Start building for annual St. Luke's LEGO contest

To the editor: Start building for annual St. Luke’s LEGO contest

The eighth annual St. Luke’s LEGO Contest will take place on Saturday March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St. in Chester. The event is open to LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and their families. Participants should construct their original creations (no kits allowed), with a maximum […]

POSTPONED due to weather - CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED due to weather – CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Community & Arts events: Feb. 14-Feb. 19

Community & Arts events: Feb. 14-Feb. 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 […]

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to propose at its next regular meeting a town traffic ordinance and speed limits along Thompsonburg Road. With a new safety audit report from VTrans and a recent report from the town’s Traffic Safety Committee, the board met in a special session […]

Chester Chatter: To all our special Valentines

Chester Chatter: To all our special Valentines

By Ruthie Douglas © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is a great time to let those you love know you love them. Show your love in many ways, little or big  — it does not matter. Large or small gifts, it does not matter. The handmade Valentine cards that the girls made […]

Try a fruity alternative to this cinnamon classic

Try a fruity alternative to this cinnamon classic

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a great alternative to cinnamon rolls, and with a ton of flavor. Try other fruits and berries in this recipe as well, such as cherries with cherry preserves, strawberries with strawberry preserves … you get the picture. 1 cup warm half and half or milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 […]

Chester Winter Carnival schedule

Chester Winter Carnival schedule

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The annual Chester Winter Carnival will be held Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 with events for children of all ages. Friday: 5-7 p.m. Dinner at the American Legion $13 a person. Pay at the Legion on the evening of the event. 8 p.m. Green Mountain Boosters Comedy Night […]

To the editor: Re-elect Joan Dayton for Delinquent Tax Collector

To the editor: Re-elect Joan Dayton for Delinquent Tax Collector

I am pleased to say that I will be running for Delinquent Tax Collector for the Town of Londonderry for 2019. In a brief background, I have lived and worked in Londonderry for over 20 years, I was born and educated in Vermont. I have a degree in Business Administration and have taken courses at […]

To the editor: Blair announces write-in candidacy for Chester Select Board

To the editor: Blair announces write-in candidacy for Chester Select Board

Hi, I am Scott Blair. I’d like to announce that I am a write-in candidate for the one-year term for the Chester Select Board and would like your vote. Five years ago, my family and I happily moved to Chester. Chester appealed to us as the perfect town to raise a young family and start […]

Henry Homeyer: cleaning up your landscape

Henry Homeyer: cleaning up your landscape

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Winter is a good time to look at the trees and shrubs on your property. Even though the snow may keep you from working on your trees, study your landscape now to see if you need to do some judicious tree removal or pruning before summer. In nature […]

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 23-year-old Michigan man was arrested yesterday in connection with an online threat made against a Green Mountain High School student and against the school on Monday,  according to Vermont State Police. Police have said that the threat made on Monday, Feb. 4 was traced to a person “in the […]