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  • To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

    To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for holiday food, gift collection, distribution efforts

    Each year, the staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services collect food and toys during December and distribute them to deserving families throughout the area. This distribution dates back to well before the creation of BRGNS, but our staff and volunteers are proud to continue the tradition and to serve our clients in […]

  • To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

    To the editor: Derry Rescue Squad honors members at banquet

    On Oct. 28, the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad held its annual banquet at the Landgrove Inn. LVRS is all volunteer and doesn’t charge for its ambulance and rescue services. The banquet is a yearly chance to get together in a social setting, have good fun and good food, and recognize accomplishments of individual members and […]

  • After four months of repairs, CAES opens to a new year

    After four months of repairs, CAES opens to a new year

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Four months after Chester-Andover Elementary School was set to welcome its 240 pupils in the warm weather following summer vacation, they instead embraced the children with warm welcomes beneath a cloudy, snowy sky. ON THE COVER: 3rd Grade teacher Laurie Birmingham gets her classroom at CAES ready for her students. […]

  • Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

    Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters are saying that a fire late Friday afternoon destroyed a home at 3 Potash Brook Road in Chester. Eleven fire departments and the Chester Ambulance service responded to the blaze and one minor injury to a firefighter was reported. Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson said on […]

  • Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa.

    Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa.

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A man suspected of abducting a woman and child in New Hampshire and then sexually assaulting the woman at a Vermont hotel has been taken into custody following a car chase Sunday evening outside Philadelphia. Everett Simpson, 41, faces extradition to Vermont following his arrest by the Upper Darby Township […]

  • St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

    St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The FBI, the Vermont State Police and the Hartford Police Department are searching for a man wanted for a number of crimes including kidnapping and sexual assault. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Everett Simpson, age 41, most recently of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is urged to call 911, their nearest police […]

  • Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

    Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Jan. 2, 2019 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Review of Preliminary Draft General Fund Budget 4. New Business/Next Agenda 5. Adjourn

  • Henry Homeyer: Eat better, eat from your garden

    Henry Homeyer: Eat better, eat from your garden

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As we go through the holidays, we tend to relax our vigilance about eating, or at least I do. Like a woodchuck bulking up for hibernation, I find myself enjoying comfort foods during the long winter nights – and days. It is easy to gain a few pounds, […]

  • Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

    Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC When Andover Road resident Debbie Richardson arrived home from work just after 4 p.m. on Friday, she noticed smoke at the house across the stream, but thought it might be an outdoor fire. As she got closer, Richardson realized her neighbor’s house was on fire and called […]

  • News Analysis: Oversight or overreach by TRSU board

    News Analysis: Oversight or overreach by TRSU board

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the Two Rivers Supervisory Union prepares to return to its board on Thursday, Jan. 3 with a level funded budget for FY20, resistance to one item has cropped up over and over and that seems to be telling a larger story with larger questions. Namely, what […]

  • College News

    College News

    Zekiel Cammarata of Springfield has been named to the Dean’s List of Elmira College, in Elmira, N.Y.m for the fall 2018 term. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term II are placed on the Dean’s List at the college. Ainsley Bertone […]

  • Community & Arts events: Jan. 4-Jan. 6, 2019

    Community & Arts events: Jan. 4-Jan. 6, 2019

    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 Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Jan. 2, 2019

    Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Jan. 2, 2019

    The Chester Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting of the Select Board on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda. Water and Sewer Commission Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Review Water & Sewer Draft Budgets 3. Adjourn Special Select Board Meeting 1. […]

  • TRSU board meeting agenda for Jan. 3, 2019

    TRSU board meeting agenda for Jan. 3, 2019

    The Board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold its regular monthly meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 3, 2019 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.  […]

  • Op-ed: An open letter to Vermont legislators

    Op-ed: An open letter to Vermont legislators

    Dear Legislators, First, thank you all for your willingness to serve your constituents and all Vermonters. You are appreciated by most of us. But please remember, you serve both the special wants and needs of your constituents … and, of all Vermonters, whose needs sometimes differ. Foster the balance. The bill-drafting process is broken. You […]

  • Chester Chatter: No such thing as scraps

    Chester Chatter: No such thing as scraps

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When you bought shoes from the shoe store on Main Street in Springfield, they would hand you shoes wrapped in tissue paper and in the covered box.  Not only did my grandmother save the box, she saved the tissue paper as well. With a warm iron, she […]

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