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To the editor: Get out and vote

To the editor: Get out and vote

With the midterm elections fast approaching, it’s my great hope that everyone reading this letter will take the time to vote their choice for all the local, state and federal seats that are at stake. We are fortunate to have many fine candidates who stepped up to run this year. If you’ve never voted, it […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

HOLLIS, N.H. Margaret M. “Margie” Rowe, 77, resident of Hollis, N.H., died on Oct. 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1941, a daughter of John T. Patterson Sr. and Margaret (McDonough) Patterson. Mrs. Rowe was raised and educated in Dracut, Mass., and graduated from Dracut […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the October 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and October 3, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Snowmobile Club Request 5. Yosemite […]

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Op-ed: Senate hopeful Zupan challenges Sanders as absent from votes, absent from Vermont

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph reached out on Tuesday to the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders by email to also write an op-ed for The Chester Telegraph. The campaign is considering it. We will let you know of the decision. By Lawrence Zupan Next month, Vermont will elect a U.S. senator. Vermonters want a senator […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda

Chester Planning Commission agenda

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from October 1, 2018 (5 minutes). 2) Citizen Comments (5 minutes) 3) Finalize Town Plan amendments and Reporting Form (10 minutes) 4) Review of Bylaw proposed district boundaries and uses […]

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

To the editor: Senate candidate Townsend introduces platform to voters

I’m writing to thank all of my supporters all through Windsor County. I’m thankful to have met and to have wonderful people beside me through this race for the Vermont state Senate. I look forward to meeting many more great people in Windsor County. Just to say a little about who I am. I was […]

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

To the editor: Townsend for Windsor senator

I’m writing to inform your readers about the candidacy of Wayne Townsend of Bethel for state senator to represent Windsor County. Wayne is a farmer, a logger, and multigenerational Vermonter. The life experience he has accumulated coupled with his drive, common sense nd honest sense of humor make him uniquely qualified to hold office. Mr. […]

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

To the editor: School Food Service meets recent challenges

We in the School Food Service certainly are in the middle of a unique scenario for the start of the new year. We all know the situation we have with Chester-Andover Elementary School. I was in the parking lot the morning of the event with a huge truck of groceries behind me. Needless to say, […]

Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

Lobster bisque at Wantastiquet Rotary tent Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry and the Mountain Towns participated recently at the Peru Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22. Members served lobster bisque to more than 250 visitors. This bisque was shipped directly from Rockport Maine via Jake’s Restaurant in Londonderry. Rotarians participating in this fund raiser included Skip Raymond, […]

'Two Trains' heartrending end to Weston season

‘Two Trains’ heartrending end to Weston season

By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Theater-goers at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm are getting a huge treat this month, with August Wilson’s heartrending, heartwarming drama Two Trains Running. The play is the latest in Weston’s American Masters series. And, yes, this is the work of a master. Two Trains Running is a compelling, […]

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

To the editor: CAES repairs coming along

Another successful meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School District  board took place on Thursday, Sept. 27 that will help to move the work forward at Chester-Andover Elementary School. In addition to replacing the water service, which is well under way, crews can now begin work in the boiler room and replacing the carpeting in the […]

College news

College news

Forrest Lisle of Grafton graduated from Durango, Colo.-based Fort Lewis College on Saturday, April 28. Lisle graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., welcomed Samuel M. Cowles of South Londonderry as a member of the Class of 2022.  Cowles attended Burr and Burton Academy. On Saturday Aug.  18,  JoJo […]

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 […]