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Going bananas with a Brazilian Banana Cake

Going bananas with a Brazilian Banana Cake

By Jim Bailey One of my favorite indulgences is anything banana. So I went to the store the other day and bought 3 lbs. of bananas with not one recipe in mind. I just wanted to make something with them that is easy, visually exciting and above all, deliciously luscious. I remembered my father showing […]

2 arrested in tool thefts; Family Center bake sale; Manchester Restaurant Week; Noye's Fludde preview

2 arrested in tool thefts; Family Center bake sale; Manchester Restaurant Week; Noye’s Fludde preview

Following a five-month investigation, Chester Police announced they have arrested two people on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and charged them with a burglary at the Gary Watkins residence on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester. Nearly $8,000 in tools were stolen. Luella Powell, 31, and Jason Morin, 27, both of the Springfield area, were arrested on felony […]

Archer Mayor kicks off Vermont Voices, Evensong at St. Luke's, Rural Vermont storytelling

Archer Mayor kicks off Vermont Voices, Evensong at St. Luke’s, Rural Vermont storytelling

Archer Mayor, Vermont’s favorite mystery writer and raconteur, returns to Chester to kick off Misty Valley Books’ Vermont Voices 2012 series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.  Accompanying Mayor will be his new – and 23rd – Joe Gunther tale, Paradise City, which unfolds in Vermont, Boston and Northampton. Each year in November, Misty Valley […]

Preseason basketball camps for boys and girls

Preseason basketball camps for boys and girls

By Greg Hart Sports editor The girls 3rd through 6th grade Basketball Camp will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 10 at Green Mountain Union High School. This is open to all girls in Chester and Cavendish as well as the youth girls coaches of those teams. It will be run […]

To the editor: Charlie Macko Racing thanks local sponsors

Three years ago, our family formed a kart racing team, Charlie Macko Racing. Charlie was 5 years old, and had began kart racing at Twinstate Speedway in Claremont, NH.  At that time, we asked two local businesses if they would like to sponsor Charlie in his racing efforts.  The Killarney and the Verespy family of […]

Police Log for Sept. 9 to Oct. 8

Police Log for Sept. 9 to Oct. 8

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Sunday, Sept. 9, 11:14 a.m. Flamstead. Officer responded to a report of nine horses in the road. On arrival, the officer found all of […]

On to savory with salmon pops

On to savory with salmon pops

By Jim Bailey I  know, I know. … Another lollipop! But it really wasn’t the lollipop theme that had me hooked. It was the fact salmon was on sale, so being a Yankee … Well, you know the rest. Salmon has been and always will be an integral part of our New England heritage, even […]

Girls varsity ends season winless, GM boys win cross country title

Girls varsity ends season winless, GM boys win cross country title

By Greg Hart Sports editor GM girls varsity 0, Twin Valley 3 Monday, Oct. 15 A young Chiefs team got some valuable experience in the 3-0 loss to Twin Valley as members of the JV team were called on to play. Having had an abbreviated season of their own with cancellations and rainouts (only two […]

Stone Village featured in national history magazine

Stone Village featured in national history magazine

C hester is in the national spotlight for the fourth time* in slightly more than a year, this time with a photo-heavy, 6-page article on the Stone Village, running in the December edition of Early American Life. (Click photos to enlarge) The 42-year-old history magazine covers “everything before 1850 in America,” says its publisher, Tess […]

To the editor: Pearce for state treasurer

Our state treasurer, Beth Pearce, was enormously helpful to our communities in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, especially the actions she took to help our towns through the cash flow burden we faced to repair our municipal infrastructures so badly damaged that day. I represent two of the towns that suffered the highest financial […]

UPDATE: 'Preliminary party status' granted to 28 in Dollar General case

UPDATE: ‘Preliminary party status’ granted to 28 in Dollar General case

28 seek ‘party status’ in opposition to Dollar General Bulletin: Early Friday evening, the District Environmental Commission #2  sent out notice that “preliminary party status” has been granted to the 28 Chester residents and second-homeowners who are objecting to the construction of a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on Main Street. Preliminary party status will allow […]

Bridge building

Bridge building

Construction of the new Bartonsville Covered Bridge in Rockingham is moving right along, thanks to Cold River Bridges of Walpole, NH, the same company that rebuilt Chester’s two bridges along Main Street last summer. The latticework in “Town lattice truss” style bridge, named for its developer Ithiel Town, is being built from West Coast Douglas […]

Varsity soccer, cross country and middle school soccer tourney

Varsity soccer, cross country and middle school soccer tourney

By Greg Hart Sports editor GM girls varsity 0, Leland & Gray 2 Monday, Oct. 8 Still looking for their first win, the Lady Chiefs took on the visiting Lady Rebels from Leland & Gray on Monday Oct. 8, but two fluky goals gave the Rebels a 2-0 win. The first 10 minutes saw even […]

Briefs: Operation Christmas; Halloween for kids, adults; 5th annual outerwear drive; cooking classes & governor exhibits Chester artist's work

Briefs: Operation Christmas; Halloween for kids, adults; 5th annual outerwear drive; cooking classes & governor exhibits Chester artist’s work

Operation Christmas shoebox decorating A workshop to decorate shoeboxes and make toys and games for Operation Christmas Child will be held in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available. Come for […]

Briefs: Trunk or Treat for Halloween; GMUHS kids get Academy grant; Opera Theatre receives grant

Briefs: Trunk or Treat for Halloween; GMUHS kids get Academy grant; Opera Theatre receives grant

Children’s Halloween set with bonfire, Trunk or Treat The Annual Chester Halloween Bonfire and Trunk or Treat will begin with costumed children gathering at Chester Andover Elementary School, at 72 Main St., at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Sandwiched between an escort of the Chester Vermont Police Department and the Chester Fire Department, the […]

Something old is now something new in a lollipop pumpkin pie

Something old is now something new in a lollipop pumpkin pie

By Jim Bailey As a child I ate pumpkin pie, but begrudgingly. It wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy the taste, it was just a little bland for my sweet tooth. But “in the day,” when food was put in front of you, you ate it. Having aged slightly, I enjoy the aroma of clove-scented baked […]

To the editor: Wilton for state treasurer

Many of the letters in support of candidates come from the candidate asking the author of the letter to write it.  I can assure that this letter of support does not have that as its origination or motivation. As the chair of the finance committee of the Rutland Board of Aldermen for three years, I […]

Dollar General's Act 250 hearing set, public invited to seek 'party status'

Dollar General’s Act 250 hearing set, public invited to seek ‘party status’

After five months of quiet, Zaremba Group LLC – the developer of a proposed 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on Main Street across from the Country Girl Diner – has filed an application for the Act 250 permit (project No. 2S0699-3) it needs to proceed with its plans. The District 2 Environmental Commission, headquartered in Springfield, […]

Chester to seek Village Center Designation

Chester to seek Village Center Designation

By Cynthia Prairie Leanne Tingay, coordinator of the Vermont Downtown Program, came before the Chester Select Board on Wednesday Oct. 3 to urge the board to get behind efforts within the town to achieve a state Village Center Designation. And from the enthusiasm that the board expressed following her presentation, it appears that the town […]

Chester is Prettiest Painted Place in Vermont; makes Top 60 in nationals

Chester is Prettiest Painted Place in Vermont; makes Top 60 in nationals

Chester has been named among the Top 60 finalists of the Prettiest Painted Places competition, held by the Paint Quality Institute, and the only finalist from Vermont, making it the Prettiest Painted Place in the state. Two other Vermont towns applied: Bellows Falls and Stowe. The PQI is a 23-year-old organization aimed at educating consumers, […]

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