RSSArchive for May, 2019

Weston's annual kids' Fishing Derby set for June 1

Weston’s annual kids’ Fishing Derby set for June 1

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual Fishing Derby for children to age 15 on from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday June 1. The event will be held at the Weston Recreation Club on Lawrence Hill Road off of Greendale Road in Weston. The derby  will be […]

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt Led troopers on high speed pursuit through five towns in stolen car

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Mount Holly woman has been arrested after Vermont State Police say she lead them on a high speed chase through Weathersfield, North Springfield, Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow Wednesday morning in a stolen car. According to radio transmissions, troopers eventually broke off the pursuit for the sake […]

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, a founding director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, beloved colleague and friend, died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. In 1988, Mr. Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theater to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, […]

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Ryan Stocker, 20 of Chester appeared in Windsor Superior Court Criminal Division in White River Junction on Tuesday for a status conference on the eight felony and two misdemeanor charges he faces in six cases. Deputy State’s Attorney Heidi Remick told the court that […]

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Marcos Miller, Tyler Guazzoni and Mario […]

TRSU chair Orzechowski: 'We violated open meeting law'

TRSU chair Orzechowski: ‘We violated open meeting law’ Orzechowski apologizes, Powden does not attend, Prairie unconvinced

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing  LLC With Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden not in attendance, board chair Paul Orzechowski admitted that the TRSU board had violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and apologized at a May 16 special meeting held by video conference with members attending from Chester-Andover Elementary, TRSU in Ludlow […]

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town properties – current and potential – took up the majority of the Wednesday, May 15 Chester Select Board meeting as Chairman Arne Jonynas told the meeting that he had asked that the Tomasso property be put on the agenda to keep the public abreast of what […]

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It took three months, but Grafton Select Board chair Joe Pollio finally delivered the long-awaited petition to Chester Town officials demanding the quick repair of Route 35 in Chester. There is one twist. The petition, whose last of 232 signatures was apparently gathered more than two months ago, […]

Op-ed: Before we build new prisons, let's fix system that fills them

Op-ed: Before we build new prisons, let’s fix system that fills them

By Bill Schubart H. 543, a funding bill to study options for building new prisons in Vermont, has both drawn ire and nonsense from those who are supposed to act on it — the House Committee on Corrections and Institutions. The ire was against the ACLU, which has long made criminal justice and mass incarceration […]

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 […]