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Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Irony – As a literary device, irony is a contrast or incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality… It can also be a difference between what might be expected to happen and what actually occurs. — literarydevices.com If it weren’t for the loss of […]

Chester board: Public needs more info on Tomasso property study

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A request for the Chester Select Board to accept a $20,000 grant from the Open Space Institute at its Nov. 7 meeting sparked a lengthy discussion around the question of the town owning the 1,800-acre Tomasso property in Smokeshire and the public’s perception of what is happening. […]

Electric service bid adds weeks to CAES opening

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When a bolt broke on a water main flange in late August, flooding the Chester-Andover Elementary School boiler room and ruining the the infrastructure necessary to open to students the following week,  officials predicted that the school would be back in service in four to six weeks […]

Misty Valley Books shut after staff apparently quits

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Phoenix Books Misty Valley in Chester was open. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, it was not. Sometime on Thursday, Nov. 8, it will open again, at least through the weekend. But when it will reopen again permanently is not known by the owners, who still hope […]

Brisk turnout for cold, rainy midterm contests

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tuesday’s General Election had three strikes against it: Most Vermont races – from U.S. Congress to the governor’s mansion and the State House – were pretty much foregone conclusions even before Tuesday and wouldn’t make a huge impact on the national scene; Mid-terms are usually ho-hum affairs that […]

Compromised electric to be replaced at CAES

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss a new wrinkle in repairing the problems caused by flooding at Chester-Andover Elementary and returning 243 pupils to their classrooms. While schools officials are still hoping to reopen […]

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  • A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

    A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

  • 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 […]

  • Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

    Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

  • 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 […]

  • Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 2018

    Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

    To the editor: Thanks to all who made Chester outerwear drive a success

    The Eleventh Annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts event on Oct. 19 and 20 was truly a heart warming event. Thousands of donations of warm, gently used items were on display at the Chester Congregational Church in Chester. At least 150 shoppers were able to find coats, hats, scarves, sweaters, vests, socks, boots and more that […]

  • 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: Zupan champions American principles

    To the editor: Zupan champions American principles

    The fresh ideas and can-do Vermont spirit of Lawrence Zupan is  exhilarating at a time of so much negativity. As he is a champion of the American principles of free enterprise and competition, I’m inspired to cast my vote for Zupan to be our next U.S. senator for Vermont. With regard to his opponent, Bernie […]

  • 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. […]

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