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Chester Chatter: A little saw kicks up a lot of trouble

Chester Chatter: A little saw kicks up a lot of trouble

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my sister and I were teenagers with summer jobs as car hops at the local A&W, we no longer wanted to go up to camp every weekend with our parents. We were old enough to stay home and out of trouble — or so my mother thought. […]

Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Young’s furniture store was just down the street from where I grew up in Springfield. We neighborhood kids kept an eye out for when it received deliveries. New appliances and furniture came in slab wood crates with heavy card board. We looked over the rubbish area and selected […]

Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC My parents were married on the 4th of July. They took the Toonerville Trolley to Charlestown, N.H., and took the train up to Lake Winnipesaukee for a two-day honeymoon. As years went by, our family mostly celebrated their anniversary up at our camp on Cole Pond. We’d go […]

Chester Chatter: Town doctors a life-line in small communities

Chester Chatter: Town doctors a life-line in small communities

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The country doctor had an important role in small town America. Folks counted on him to fix their ailments. They counted on him for all sort of advice as well. In Springfield, where I grew up, we were lucky to have two such doctors — Dr. Griffith and […]

Chester Chatter: Memories of a devoted father

Chester Chatter: Memories of a devoted father

By Ruthie Douglas @2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC My father had a dream. His dream was that I would become the first woman governor of Vermont. Even though that dream did not come true, my father always believed in me and was there to support me in my often-times crazy ventures. Do you know what it […]

The Telegraph welcomes Ruthie Douglas and 'Chester Chatter'

The Telegraph welcomes Ruthie Douglas and ‘Chester Chatter’

I am pleased to announce that Ruthie Douglas is bringing her Chester Chatter column to Chester Telegraph readers. Before the internet and bloggers, there were community columns such as Chester Chatter that gave readers a glimpse into life down the street or on the other side of town. Her column has been a fixture for […]