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  • Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

    Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

    ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC N ow in its 43rd year, the Chester Fall Festival is a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. Is it any wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall Events? […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 27, 2017 Select Board Meeting, Oct. 4, 2017 Select Board Meeting and Oct. 11, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. […]

  • Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

    Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a reversal of the plan presented to the board on Aug. 16, Michael Behn of Sandri said his company will not move its pumps to the westside of the existing Sunoco station and add a canopy. Even so, the Chester Select Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday […]

  • Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

    Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester has announced that it has been awarded $800,000 for an extensive sidewalk project that will be the first large-scale result of the recently completed Village Center Master Plan. According to Executive Assistant Julie Hance,  VTrans’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Program awarded the grant that […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Adopt Minutes: October 2, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Randy Bronson, VEM/VT Alert 5. Ed Bank/Act 46 Consolidation 6. Delinquent Tax Sales 7. Approval of VLCT Onsite […]

  • Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

    Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The most closely followed topic at last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting was not on the agenda, as Water Superintendent Jeff Holden explained what had happened during hydrant replacement that necessitated a boil water order. See Telegraph coverage of his remarks here. The board also heard a […]

  • State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

    State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just after noon today, a woman went to the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster to file a complaint about a road rage incident. The woman told police that a man driving a silver or gray Subaru Outback with Vermont plates got out of his vehicle on the off-ramp of […]

  • Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

    Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police today arrested Ed Brown and cited him with unlawful mischief for painting over a mural on a retaining wall on Route 11 near Route 100 at the turn to Weston. Police say that on the afternoon of Sept. 11 they received a complaint of vandalism of the […]

  • I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

    I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A collision between a tractor trailer and a recreational vehicle injured one man seriously and caused long traffic delays on I-91 just north of the Rockingham bridge late this afternoon. The road was down to one lane through the accident area for several hours this evening but the road is […]

  • Grafton to hold capital budget meeting Oct. 10

    Grafton to hold capital budget meeting Oct. 10

    The Town of Grafton will hold a capital budget meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Town Hall. Below is the agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Set and allocate the Capital Budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 4. Other Business 5. Adjourn

  • Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 14, 2017

    Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 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. Oct. 13: Claremont Opera House hosts open house Claremont Open […]

  • Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 2017

    Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 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. Oct. 10: SoVerA meeting focuses on Saturn At the Southern […]

  • S. Derry Baptist Church receives $9,000 energy efficiency grant

    S. Derry Baptist Church receives $9,000 energy efficiency grant

    The First Baptist Church of South Londonderry is among three Vermont churches to receive matching grants for energy efficiency projects from the Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, through the Katy Gerke Memorial Program. First Baptist Church of South Londonderry: building an energy efficient church to replace its original building which was destroyed by fire; Award: […]

  • Chester Chatter: Let's not let art of letter-writing fade

    Chester Chatter: Let’s not let art of letter-writing fade

    By Ruthie Douglas 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Remember the joy of receiving a letter from someone you care about? Has it become a lost art? Recently, I received a letter — a complete surprise and a delight to me. It simply made my day. It also got me to thinking about a time when it […]

  • A cooking paradox: Use spice to fight the heat

    A cooking paradox: Use spice to fight the heat

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It’s the spiciness of Mongolian lamb that helps keep the shepherds from overheating in the summertime. Honestly! Those wanderers in Eastern Asia of old knew how to cook with spices. … hot spices, that is. And they knew that the spicier the dish, the cooler they were working in the hot […]

  • Chester Select Board special meeting set for Oct. 11

    Chester Select Board special meeting set for Oct. 11

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Planning Commission Appointment 3. DRB Appointment 4. Decision re: offer from Sandri Company 5. Adjourn

  • 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 Oct. 9, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

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