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Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Springfield announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from […]

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar Duchess retires after 11 years in drug enforcement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the end of February, Gov. Phil Scott honored a long-time employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles upon her retirement. He presented the Londonderry resident with a gift he and the first lady had picked out personally to honor the contribution she had made to the […]

Chester Chatter: Where are the boarding houses?

Chester Chatter: Where are the boarding houses?

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In years past, almost every town had a boarding house. In Chester, we had the Hilton House of Main Street. It is now called the Inn Victoria. During World War II, Chester was very busy. The Survey company made maps for the government and hired several employees, young, […]

Fun twist on a Mexican classic that'll have picky eaters asking for more

Fun twist on a Mexican classic that’ll have picky eaters asking for more

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com There was no way I was able to get any of my children to eat refried beans, even though I could sit down and be satisfied with a can or two alone. So I took their favorite food, cheeseburgers, and it wasn’t long before I had them eating refried beans without […]

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

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 […]

Henry Homeyer: temperature, timing & more tips for starting seeds indoors

Henry Homeyer: temperature, timing & more tips for starting seeds indoors

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC By mid-March I generally am getting a bit squirrelly. Winter is nearly over but mud season is ahead. It is still many weeks until the snow is gone, the soil warm and dry enough that I can work in my garden. This is the time I like to […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2019 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 30 and applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall. Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in education or the arts. A panel of […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Community & Arts Events: March 16-March 20

Community & Arts Events: March 16-March 20

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: Date night at the Park Theater

Chester Chatter: Date night at the Park Theater

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once upon a time Chester had a movie theater. It was upstairs in the building where the Moon Dog Cafe was and where Meditrina Wine and Cheese now is. High long stairs led up to the theater, which held about 75 seats. Movies were shown Friday, Saturday and […]

Zest up your Italian macaroons

Zest up your Italian macaroons

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These cookies will look burnt or too brown for you but once you take a bite of these sticky sweet mounds of orange sweetness, you will be going back for more. These are the most flavorful of all orange-based macaroons. You can cook them no more than 5 minutes; less time […]

Henry Homeyer: Trees, shrubs are vital for pollinators

Henry Homeyer: Trees, shrubs are vital for pollinators

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I say “pollinator,” you generally think honeybee, bumblebee and wild bee. But what about moth, butterfly, beetle or fly? Many of those are pollinators, too. I recently read an interesting article about pollinators by Dan Jaffe and Jane Roy Brown in the Native Plant News, a magazine […]

Community & Art Events: March 6-March 10

Community & Art Events: March 6-March 10

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: A stroll along the Green

Chester Chatter: A stroll along the Green

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Small business is the way to go. Folks have come to feel more comfortable in small shops rather than to push and shove and wait in long lines in large retail stores. Here in Chester, in our beautiful setting of downtown, along the Village Green are nestled quaint […]

Chocolate Crepes as easy as un, deux, trois

Chocolate Crepes as easy as un, deux, trois

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Crepes are so easy to make, I am ultimately surprised as to why so few people avoid them. Cheap, versatile and requiring no skills at all, crepes are the perfect vehicle for fruits, whipped cream or even whatever savory item you choose to use. But I wouldn’t suggest chocolate crepes with […]

Henry Homeyer: Seven resolutions we can keep

Henry Homeyer: Seven resolutions we can keep

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The holidays have come and gone. Resolutions have been made and broken. Now we New England gardeners are faced with that long, dismal wait before we can start our gardens, and it’s a good time to think about those resolutions we never made: the garden resolutions. If you […]

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

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: Friends help cure Cabin Fever

Chester Chatter: Friends help cure Cabin Fever

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The time is upon us: the time of the year known as Cabin Fever. We natives have come up with ways to keep us happy and cheerful, mostly it depends on your age though. This year is very different for me as I have been in rehab for […]

Filling a niche: Try making Italian meringue

Filling a niche: Try making Italian meringue

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Italian meringue is my favorite. French and Swiss meringues are good, but Italian meringue holds up better. It is smoother and far superior for spreading on layer cakes, piping decoratively in a parfait glass, topped with berries or fruit and enjoyed. I even use it instead of unsweetened meringue on top […]

Henry Homeyer: 'Around the World in 80 Trees'

Henry Homeyer: ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love trees, and find them endlessly fascinating. Each is unique, much as we are. One winter I attempted (and failed) to read all of Michael Dirr’s authoritative Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs – all 950 pages of it. I only read about trees that are hearty […]