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Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the main event was a warned public hearing for an amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws — which includes its zoning regulations — Monday night’s Chester Planning Commission meeting spent far more time and energy on the undercard — a discussion of the latest draft […]

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly 20 years with the Chester Police Department, Chief Rick Cloud has told the town he intends to retire. In a July 18 letter to Town Manager Julie Hance, Cloud said he was resigning effective Jan. 7, 2023 and appreciated the opportunity the town had afforded […]

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A nine-week bridge construction job in Chester may stretch to 12 if the company doing the work up on Popple Dungeon Road has its way. According to Town Manager Julie Hance, Alpine Construction of Schuylerville, N.Y., has asked for three more weeks to finish the installation of […]

Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying that there is no one – such as a chamber of commerce or other organization – representing businesses in Chester, Steve Mancuso kicked off the July meeting of the nascent Chester Business Coalition at the American Legion on Monday night. Founded by Mancuso, an electrician who […]

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  • Pig roast debuts at St. Luke's Church on Aug. 20

    Pig roast debuts at St. Luke’s Church on Aug. 20

    Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style pig roast picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St., Chester, on Saturday Aug. 20. Barbecue pitmaster Jessie Pixley will smoke the beast on location, and picnic specialties will be prepared by seasoned cooks. Homemade side dishes will include potato salad, […]

  • The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

    The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

    The Town of Cavendish welcomes The Gully Boys as the final act of its Wednesday evening summer concerts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. The Gully Boys are a professional Green Mountain rock/jam band. They present an amalgamation of style, sound and personality that makes them unique, but with […]

  • Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

    Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

    The Chester Summer Music Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester with the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers. The Pioneers are led by two legendary central Vermont musicians: Banjo Dan Lindner from Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys and Danny Coane from […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

    Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heat descended on us recently like opening the door to a roaring woodstove. The old adage about colonial India was, “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun.” I think that applies here, too. I, for one, have no desire to work in […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

    Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, see below. Here is the Select Board agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the July 6, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

  • Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

    Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

    © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws (which includes zoning regulations) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1  at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The amendment concerns legacy uses and adaptive reuses and the change would affect every […]

  • College News

    College News

    Allison Kenney of Chester has been named to the spring 2022 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester. Tyler Morris of West Townshend has been […]

  • 'Hair:' A new Age of Aquarius dawns at Weston Theater

    ‘Hair:’ A new Age of Aquarius dawns at Weston Theater

    By Bob Behr ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the first time in many months, the Weston Theater Company has opened the doors of the historic playhouse overlooking the village green. It’s a new beginning for the lovely old playhouse, and the iconic ’60s musical Hair is a perfect choice to celebrate the occasion. Hair is […]

  • Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

    Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

    The Chester Local Cannabis Control Commission meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  To access via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 830 9497 4051 or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83094974051 1. Approve Minutes of the June 7 LCCC meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Review and Discuss Information re: […]

  • Jes Raymond of Beecharmer

    Acoustic duo Beecharmer comes to Proctorsville on Aug. 3

    The Town of Cavendish welcomes Vermont-based troubadours Beecharmer to its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. Beecharmer is Jes Raymond and Ben Kogan, an acoustic duo from Wilder. They have distilled years of international touring into a sound that is part festival and part […]

  • Auditions set for 'Sweet Delilah Swim Club'

    Auditions set for ‘Sweet Delilah Swim Club’

    The Springfield Community Players will hold auditions for  The Sweet Delilah Swim Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. The cast is five women whose friendship began on their college swim team. Since graduation, they meet for a long weekend every August […]

  • Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

    Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

    Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announces the opening of registration for the 2022 Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 10. The 13th annual ride will be held at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock. A virtual ride option is available at #RideWhereYouAre. […]

  • Larkspurs bring folk, rock to Chester on July 28

    Larkspurs bring folk, rock to Chester on July 28

    The Chester Summer Music Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester. The Larkspurs are a Burlington- and Montpelier-based trio. Liz Beatty, Django Soulo and D. Davis spontaneously came together in August of 2018 performing impromptu harmonies, emotional vocals and otherworldly guitar solos. They […]

  • Springfield Band performs in Ludlow and Springfield

    Springfield Band performs in Ludlow and Springfield

    The Springfield Community Band, under the direction of Nick Pelton, will present two free concerts in the coming days. Sunday, July 31 Filling the air at 7 p.m. at the bandstand on Main Street in Ludlow will be music from the stage and screen, including selections from Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Moana and […]

  • Robert 'Bobbie' Rawson, 84, of Windham

    Robert ‘Bobbie’ Rawson, 84, of Windham

    Robert “Bobbie” Rawson, 84, of Windham, went on to be with the Lord at Grace Cottage Hospital on July 3, 2022. Bob was born July 12, 1937 in South Londonderry to Ethelbert and Cecil (Capen) Rawson. Bobbie, as his siblings called him, lived most of his life in North Windham. He was married for 42 […]

  • Bonnie's Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

    Bonnie’s Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

    Chester doll artist Bonnie Watters has reopened Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls shop and gallery at 250 North St., in Chester’s historic Stone Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Watters is retiring and has just seven dolls remaining. Her decision to reopen began with an invitation to return to the Vermont Welcome Center in […]

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