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  • John 'Gramp' Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

    John ‘Gramp’ Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

    John Leon “Gramp” Spaulding, 83, passed away on Wednesday morning Feb. 6, 2019 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Rockingham, the son of Edward William Sr. and Lulu Ellen (Witham) Spaulding. He attended Chester Schools, graduating with the Chester High School class of 1957. He served in […]

  • Chester Water Commission, Select Board agendas for Feb. 13

    The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Special Meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. These meetings had been scheduled for last Wednesday, Feb. 6 Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. […]

  • Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

    Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

    By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police commander Lt. Timothy Anthony French told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Feb. 4 that due to limited manpower, he can only offer about 12 hours of patrols per month in 2019 at a cost of $71.61 per hour. Board chair Jim Ameden said that […]

  • To the editor: Route 103 repaving a disaster

    To the editor: Route 103 repaving a disaster

    During the summer and fall of 2018, I watched in amazement and wonder at the haphazard manner in which Pike Industries approached the repaving of Route 103.  I do not know who planned that exercise in futility as the paving process leap-frogged over the entire route. It ended in late fall, after our first snow, […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

    Andover Select Board agenda for Feb. 11 and Town Warning

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. (Click here to read the Town Meeting Warning.) 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Jan. 28 […]

  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

    Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 11

    The Chester Development Review Board will hold its next public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Nov. 26, 2018 meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Reconvene the Preliminary Plat application for the Gold River Partners LLC Major Sub-Division […]

  • Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

    Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union is saying that a  “threat directed at” Green Mountain High School has prompted a police probe today and police presence on campus when classes resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 5. According to a TRSU press release, Chief Richard Cloud of the Chester Police Department today informed […]

  • David 'Tuffy' Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

    David ‘Tuffy’ Lewis, 83, Air Force veteran, Legion historian

    David “Tuffy” Lewis 83, passed away on Saturday evening Feb. 2, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield. He was born July 26, 1935 in Springfield, the son of Harold and Ruth (Howe) Lewis. He attended school in Chester,  graduating from the Chester High School Class of 1953. He served in the […]

  • To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

    To the editor: Dakin announces write-in campaign for Chester Select Board

    I am a write-in candidate for the one year term currently held by Lee Gustafson for the Chester Select Board at the election to be held on Town Meeting Day, March 5, 2019. Lee Gustafson is running for a three year term. Serving my town as a member of the Chester Select Board will give […]

  • CANCELED: Chester Water Commissioners, Select Board agenda for Feb. 6

    CANCELED: Chester Water Commissioners, Select Board agenda for Feb. 6

    The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Special Meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Citizen Comments 2. Set Water Rate 3. Adjourn Chester Select […]

  • CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

    CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

    POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

  • College News

    College News

    Champlain College Brianna Luman of Chester, who is majoring in Game Art and Animation, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2018 semester at Champlain College of Burlington.  Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. The following students have been named […]

  • Bill Schubart: It's time to ban plastic bags

    Bill Schubart: It’s time to ban plastic bags

    By Bill Schubart All of the plastic manufactured since Bakelite debuted during the Depression still litters the earth. The world is choking on an invention that’s barely a century old. Today, shoppers worldwide use 500 billion single-use plastic bags a year or a million bags a minute. A million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals […]

  • Sour milk to produce sweet results

    Sour milk to produce sweet results

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I adore using soured milk in cake recipes as well as biscuits, a little something that I have always done because my father did it, as well as my grandfather. It gives the results so much more flavor than sour cream or yogurt. Nonstick cooking spray 1 3/4 cup flour 2 […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Staying busy in the garden’s slow time

    Henry Homeyer: Staying busy in the garden’s slow time

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Winter is our slow season, and many gardeners begin to languish as January finishes and spring is still far away. It is important to keep busy. For me, this means reading gardening books and magazines, and working on small tasks that can be done indoors now. Preparing plant […]

  • Both drivers get citations in Missing Link crash

    Both drivers get citations in Missing Link crash

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A head on crash on Missing Link Road in Rockingham yesterday resulted in a citation for each of the drivers, one civil and one criminal. According to a Vermont State Police press release, troopers responded to the report of a two car crash on Rt. 5 in Rockingham at about […]

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