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To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester's best interests

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester’s best interests

I am writing this letter on behalf of the concerned residents of Lovers Lane. The condescending and disingenuous tone that the Town of Chester is taking in regard to the proposed purchase of the Tomasso property is both alarming and insulting. So, let’s cut through the bull! While the backers and proponents of this idea […]

Sylvia 'Sibbie' Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia ‘Sibbie’ Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia Ellen “Sibbie” Fletcher, 81, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in Chester,  the daughter of Gordon and Elvi (Fossi) Record. She attended Chester schools, graduating from Chester High School with the class of 1954. She married Sheridan Fletcher on […]

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

The 44th Annual Fall Festival drew crowds into Chester on Sept. 15 and 16 under warm, sunny skies. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. Vendors appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town and the impressive promotional coverage of the festival. Thanks […]

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont Note Updated Agenda

The Agency of Education will be holding a meeting to consider the responses to the state’s proposed plans for southern Vermont school districts that have not merged under Act 46. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the auditorium at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. It is an […]

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES's difficulties

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES’s difficulties

The Chester-Andover Elementary School has had an unusual start to the beginning of the school year. During the early hours of Friday, Aug. 24, before the first day of school the boiler room was flooded, due to a stripped bolt that was securing a flange. A few days later the school had its water system […]

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Beatrice (Coolidge) DeGrasse  passed away at home on Sept 11, 2018. She was 86. Beatrice Coolidge was born in Andover, Vt., to Ralph and Madelene Coolidge. She was a longtime resident of Chester, and attended Chester schools. During the Korean Conflict, she served in the Navy. Mrs. DeGrasse was blessed to have a life full […]

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting a 6 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Facilities Committee will hold a meeting a 5 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage Sewer budget of $181,080 approved; paving jobs outlined

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Monday Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board was fairly uneventful and sparsely attended by the public, so it lasted a mere half hour. The board approved  Town Manager Brendan McNamara’s municipal sewer budget of $181,080, which is slightly higher than last year’s, mostly due […]

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday Springfield Med gets pharmacist consult grant

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to this Saturday’s Fall Festival will find a new business open on the Chester Green. The Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe – the latest creation of Scott and Leslie Blair, owners of the Southern Pie Company, just down the street – will be opening that day. Located in […]

Op-ed: Personal stories break stigma of addiction

Op-ed: Personal stories break stigma of addiction

By Kate Lamphere, LICSW Earlier this year, I attended the National Opiate and Prescription Drug Conference. I was inspired by  U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH,  who shared his personal story of how addiction touched his family, resulting in a family member being incarcerated due to involvement with opiates. What made such a […]

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

The Board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold its regular monthly meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm, 611 Rt. 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

Darcy Perry, media specialist at the Flood Brook Elementary School in Londonderry, has been recognized by the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union for excellence in the classroom. She was among three BRSU teachers recently chosen by her peers for special recognition. Colleagues have said of her: “She works with her students on developing their media literacy in […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 1, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and August 1, 2018 Executive Sessions 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Dean, Jewett ROW across Loomis Property 5. Appraisal Update; […]

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Howard Webb of Lincoln, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y., died August 23, 2018 of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Webb was born on Oct. 17, 1934 to Kenneth and Susan Webb, founders of the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vt.  He spent his childhood exploring the woods and trails of the Green Mountains, […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2018 awards. The deadline for applying is Monday, Oct. 1. Applications are available by clicking here and include instructions on how and where to apply. Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews all […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks business community

To the editor: Family Center thanks business community

The Chester-Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank and acknowledge the many businesses and volunteers who contributed their time and donations to make the Hot Dog Cook-Off Fundraiser a success. Sheldon and Francy, the Stone Hearth’s innkeepers, deserve accolades for their work in organizing and hosting this important fundraising opportunity for the […]

To the editor: Fireworks on Sept. 1; donations welcomed

To the editor: Fireworks on Sept. 1; donations welcomed

Chester’s Annual Fireworks display will begin at dark on Saturday, Sept. 1 at MacKenzie Field, behind the Stone House Antiques Center, near the American Legion Post 67, on Main Street in Chester. Donations are welcome and those partying at their homes are asked to put out a donation bucket for the fireworks. You can bring […]