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Weston board OKs tax rates, stream work bid

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board approved 2019 tax rates representing a 4.76 percent increase for residents and a 2 percent increase for non-residents and commercial property owners. Town Clerk Kim Seymour presented the numbers, which included a 6-cent increase in municipal taxes (from $0.4773 to $0.5375) and education […]

Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was asked to “stand with” the town’s Conservation Commission Monday night in opposing plans for overnight lodging and expanded parking at Lowell Lake as internal state documents came to light. Conservation Commission chair Irwin Kuperberg told the board that after studying the Department […]

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley’s claim

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting hadn’t even begun last night when board member Mike Ripley’s radio came to life with a call for the Ludlow Ambulance – on which he serves – and he was out the door. That was unfortunate, because Cavendish Acting Fire Chief […]

Restoration begins on Chester Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For years, Chester Select Board members have complained about the state of Town Hall during their twice monthly meetings on the second floor of 556 Elm St. Former member Bill Lindsay was particularly vocal about the embarrassing state of the historic building, often taking time during meetings […]

Chester board sets tax rates, OKs festival parking

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board set this year’s property tax rates at a special meeting held on July 2. The meeting was held in the Town Clerk’s office due to the renovation of the second floor of Town Hall. This year’s municipal tax rate – the combination of […]

Derry Planning/Regional Commission to review state Lowell Lake plan for local compliance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the request of the Planning Commission, the Londonderry Select Board decided to stick a toe in the Lowell Lake Park controversy last night by letting the commission meet with the Windham Regional Commission to look at whether the State of Vermont’s plan for the park is […]

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  • Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

    Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Highway Report: Open Sealed Bids: Chester Hill Culvert; Truck – 2500 Pickup Truck 3. Other Business 4. Date of Next Selectboard Meetings: July 18, 2019 at Town Garage. […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

    Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

    The Grafton Select Board will meet in a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Attorney/VLCT Guidance on proper procedure.* 3. Town Plan – Pursuant to 24 VSA 4385, this is a Selectboard meeting following the first public […]

  • Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

    Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

    Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019 in Chester at the age of 61. Mr. Hennessy was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children, preceded in death by Nicky and Susie, celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, […]

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    College News

    Chelsea McAllister of Chester has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Recreation Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts for studies completed in 2019. The following students graduated in spring from the Practical Nursing Program at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center: Olivia Dostal of Chester Megan Peters of Landgrove Jenny Allison of Springfield Matilda […]

  • Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

    Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

    Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 19, 1943 in Ferrisburgh, the son of John J. and Ruth (Newville) Jerome. He attended school in the Ferrisburgh area. He served in the U.S. Army during the […]

  • Arts & Community events: July 11 - July 17

    Arts & Community events: July 11 – July 17

    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 […]

  • Left in Andover: The pacifist peril in the '50s

    Left in Andover: The pacifist peril in the ’50s

    By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In 1950, my parents settled in Andover, coming directly from Stratton Mountain, where they had thrived as part of the lively community that formed around Scott Nearing, vegetarian/pacifist/socialist guru of the modern “back to the land” movement. My dad, Herbert Leader, had met Scott years earlier, when he […]

  • Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

    Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The severe thunderstorm predicted for Saturday held off as Londonderry’s annual Independence Day Parade went off under sunny blue skies.  A large crowd was on hand to enjoy the festivities as summer heat and humidity finally arrived. All photos by Bruce Frauman, click any photo to launch the gallery.   […]

  • Chester Chatter: Celebrating 4th with a horse-pull

    Chester Chatter: Celebrating 4th with a horse-pull

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For many years, our town celebrated the 4th of July with a horse pull set up in the Jeffrey’s field, where the Jeffrey barn and the round, brick silo remain on Route 103. The barn became the food court where burgers, hot dogs, fried onions and peppers and […]

  • Experience the vibrance of Salmon Vera Cruz

    Experience the vibrance of Salmon Vera Cruz

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This tangy, crisp-tender and colorful dish is probably the most famous of all Mexican dishes, originating (it is said) from the area of the same name. Simple to make and just as vibrant in taste, enjoy this Yanked version with other types of fish as well, including the popular snapper. 1 […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Sweet smells by the dozen

    Henry Homeyer: Sweet smells by the dozen

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Lilac season is about over. For the lasts two weeks I have been enjoying the amazing fragrance of ‘Miss Kim,’ a species of lilac (Syringa patula) with light purple blossoms. It was sold to me some 25 years ago as a dwarf lilac, however it’s just slow-growing. Mine […]

  • Chester marks Kennedy's retirement

    Chester marks Kennedy’s retirement

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 120 people showed up at Chester’s town garage last Thursday to congratulate Highway Foreman Graham Kennedy and wish him well on his retirement. Kennedy, who has worked for the department for 30 years – with more than 20 of those as foreman – chatted and joked with the […]

  • Weston board mulls Priory solar; decommission of Devil's Den Trail

    Weston board mulls Priory solar; decommission of Devil’s Den Trail

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One Weston Select Board member’s solitary action regarding a solar installation at the Weston Priory brought an annoyed reaction from chairman Denis Benson at the board’s June 25 meeting. Charles Goodwin said that he had registered the Town of Weston on the Public Utility Commission’s website to […]

  • Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

    Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

    Maria Alison Reyes, daughter of Rita and Albert Reyes, passed suddenly on June 28 at the age of 55, finally free from the ravages of schizophrenia that plagued her most of her adult life. Ms. Reyes graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in 1981 and attended UVM on an academic scholarship, possessing a brilliant mind. […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for July 8

    Andover Select Board agenda for July 8

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the June 24th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

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    Noah Wetherald of Weston graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College, of Ithaca, N.Y.,  with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry. Hollister A. Olson of Plymouth graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in May, receiving a bachelor of arts degree majoring in mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. John Holleran of Chester, who is […]

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