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  • Mailbox in Baltimore damaged by shotgun

    Mailbox in Baltimore damaged by shotgun

    © Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 10 p.m. on Monday night a Baltimore resident told police that someone had used a shotgun to vandalize her mailbox. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Carol Lighthall reported to troopers that someone in an older model black truck with a flatbed had damaged her mailbox with […]

  • Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

    Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board approved on Monday night the formation of three new committees that it hopes will address public safety, aesthetic and budget issues. The Traffic Safety Committee was recommended by member George Mora after residents asked why the Select Board doesn’t do something about speeding on […]

  • Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

    Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

    By Shawn Cunningham and Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The case of Ed Brown, the Londonderry restaurant owner who was to appear before the court in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to be arraigned on unlawful mischief charges for painting over a mural on Route 11, has been transferred to the alternative Brattleboro Community […]

  • Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

    Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board opened the 2018 budgeting season last Wednesday night with a review of a draft general fund budget  and some confusion ensued. This is the first budget since the town upgraded its accounting software from QuickBooks to programs developed for municipalities by the New England […]

  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for Nov. 13, 2017

    Chester Development Review Board agenda for Nov. 13, 2017

    The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13 following a 5:20 p.m. site visit at 9 River St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from October 23rd public hearing 3) Reconvene Conditional Use Review (#507) Jacques Dodier 4) Conditional Use application […]

  • Community events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, 2017

    Community events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, 2017

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming Events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 10: Discussion on lost Arctic whaling ship The Walpole […]

  • Arts events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 19, 2017

    Arts events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 19, 2017

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming Events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 10-19: Main Street Arts presents ‘Into the Woods’ Main […]

  • Chester Chatter: Deer camps were a center of camaraderie

    Chester Chatter: Deer camps were a center of camaraderie

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once, back in time, deer hunting was a much-enjoyed sport at this time of year. In early fall, deer camps were made ready, cleaned out, supplied with firewood for the stove and stocked with freshly clean blankets for the beds and oil for the lamps. Hunting of […]

  • Pack your child's lunch with homemade fig Newtons

    Pack your child’s lunch with homemade fig Newtons

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These remarkable sugar cookie fig Newtons are a little crispier than what you are used to in stores but none-the-less deliciously exact in flavor. If you want a fluffier cookie, add 1 teaspoon baking soda to cookie. What is nice about this recipe is that not only can you use any […]

  • Fight off insects with nature, not chemicals

    Fight off insects with nature, not chemicals

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As an organic gardener, I am always looking for ways to minimize the chances of pests or diseases in my garden. I don’t use fungicides or insecticides, even those that are all-natural and are approved for use by organic farmers and gardeners. I want it all: tasty veggies […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Nov. 6, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Mass. man charged with arson, murder in deaths of two Townshend residents

    Mass. man charged with arson, murder in deaths of two Townshend residents

    The Vermont State Police and the Windham County State’s Attorney have obtained an arrest warrant for Justin Orwat, age 46, of Springfield, Mass., on charges of aggravated murder and first degree arson in the deaths of two people in Townshend on Friday, Oct. 27. Orwat is currently being held at the Hamden County, Mass., jail […]

  • A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

    A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]

  • Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

    Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unusually large crowd of Halloween revelers marched from Chester-Andover Elementary School to the Green and back late Saturday afternoon before digging into the trunk or treat offerings and going on a hayride.  Two Chester Fire Department firetrucks led the way while two more noisily brought up the rear. Here […]

  • New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

    New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC More than three years ago, the Chester Beautification Committee asked the town’s Select Board for the town to apply for a $15,000 grant from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to restore the 1830s Hearse House, which stands at the entrance to the Brookside Cemetery. The […]

  • Arts events: Nov. 3 through Nov. 11, 2017

    Arts events: Nov. 3 through Nov. 11, 2017

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming Events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 3 & 4:  Green Mountain High performs ‘Waiting for […]

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