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  • Derry board mulls administrative openings, police coverage

    Derry board mulls administrative openings, police coverage

    By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The majority of the business done by the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Nov. 5 was handled in executive session to discuss personnel issues and compensation concerning filling the positions that Robert Nied’s departure on Nov. 1 left open. For the past year, he has served as town […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 7, 2018

    Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 7, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda 1. Approve Minutes from the Oct. 17, 2018 Select Board meeting and Oct. 17, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Townscape Request 5. Green Mountain Power Easement […]

  • Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

    Jeanne Storm, 90, of Chester, had a quirky sense of humor and loved nature, British comedies

    Jeanne May Storm, 90, died at her home in Chester on Halloween Oct. 31, 2018. She was born Jeanne Geres in Kiskatom, N.Y., on June 26, 1928 to Florence (Von Bargen) Geres and the Rev. George Geres. She was raised and educated in Astoria, N.Y., where she attended William Cullen Bryant High School, from which […]

  • Chester Chatter: Our local heroes

    Chester Chatter: Our local heroes

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone needs a hero and my heroes have always been those fighting for peace and the veterans who once served. These days it is harder to find a hero. Once we looked to sports players and movie stars and folks in our own community. Here in our town […]

  • A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

    A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Traditionally served cold, this French cream soup is equally delicious hot. Almost devoid of fat (using fat free broth), the flavors of all vegetables is extremely outstanding and noticeable. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups diced acorn squash 1/2 pound leeks, white and light green parts coarsely chopped 1/4 pound (1 […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

    Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the easiest and most satisfying gardening activities I do each year is to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus in containers each fall. I keep them in a place that is cold, but not freezing, for three to four months, then bring them into the warmth […]

  • Firefighters' quick response saves building, delays Halloween

    Firefighters’ quick response saves building, delays Halloween

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When a call came in for a fire in an outbuilding on Popple Dungeon Road around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon,  12 or so Chester firefighters were already at the station wearing their turnout gear. They were on the road in less than 30 seconds and the […]

  • Gun safe, guns taken in Peru burglary

    Gun safe, guns taken in Peru burglary

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A gun safe containing two rifles was stolen from a house in Peru today. Vermont State Police say that sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone entered a house on Birch Hill Farm Road and took a large gun safe. The safe contained a black .308 Savage and a […]

  • Thieves hit Derry, Wardsboro stores overnight

    Thieves hit Derry, Wardsboro stores overnight

    Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary in Wardsboro and an attempted burglary in Londonderry, both of which took place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. According to a VSP press release, just before 2 a.m., two people broke into the Wardsboro General Store, at 23 Main St. in Wardsboro. Police responded to the […]

  • To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

    To the editor: GM teams prep for Jr Iron Chef

    For the seventh year in a row, Green Mountain Middle and High School will be participating in the Jr. Iron Chef event this March. We have three great teams and they and their coaches are already  in the kitchen on a weekly basis, perfecting their recipes as they create one to enter into the event. […]

  • Where and when to vote on Nov. 6

    Where and when to vote on Nov. 6

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Residents of area towns can find their polling place and voting hours below. For questions about registration, early voting, absentee voting or other issues call your town clerk at the number listed. Andover Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. […]

  • Locals rally to support environmental lawsuit

    Locals rally to support environmental lawsuit

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 20 people showed up on the Chester Green on Sunday to register their support for the plaintiffs in Juliana vs. United States, (also known as colloquially as Youth v. Government), a lawsuit brought by 21 young people demanding a science-based national climate recovery plan to […]

  • Derry bear was ready for his close-up

    Derry bear was ready for his close-up

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s not every day that a Vermonter gets to shoot a bear up-close without inflicting bodily harm on the bear, but that is exactly what Londonderry resident Julie Adams did on Sunday morning. Adams was fast asleep when, around 12:15 a.m., she was awakened to the barks of […]

  • Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 - Nov. 7, 2018

    Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 2018

    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 […]

  • To the editor: CAES work is coming along

    To the editor: CAES work is coming along

    Work at the Chester-Andover Elementary School is going smoothly and on schedule. The slab under the classrooms that was damaged has been repaired and new carpeting has been laid. Record Concrete has demolished the old concrete pad in the boiler room and poured the new pad. The new boilers have been ordered and are due […]

  • To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

    To the editor: Springfield schools benefit from an evening of laughs

    More than 200 people attended this year’s Springfield Schools PTA Comedy Night Fundraiser grossing over $10,000. This year, the event took place on Sept. 29 at The Great Hall, at 100 River St., part of the revitalized building once home to the Fellows Gear Shaper Factory. Comedians Tom Hayes, Kyle Crawford, and EJ Edmonds kept […]

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