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One challenger in Select Board elections; voters face fiscal issues at Town Meeting

One challenger in Select Board elections; voters face fiscal issues at Town Meeting

Just one non-incumbent is seeking a seat on the Chester Select Board, where three of the five terms are up for election: one 3-year term held by Bill Lindsay and two one-year seats held by Tom Bock and Arne Jonynas.  Newcomer Tami Ravlin, a 40-year-old lifelong resident of Chester, is hoping to win a one-year […]

From the editor: Thank you for an exciting 1st year

From the editor: Thank you for an exciting 1st year

One year ago, if you were interested in news about Chester, you might find the occasional story – fire, crime, accident or town government issue – in the Southern Vermont sections of the Rutland Herald or the Eagle Times.  Or chances are, you turned to the blog at Chestervermont.org. But for the past year, The […]

Grateful Garden seed sale; diabetes prevention program starts; Kurn Hattin singers to compete

Grateful Garden seed sale; diabetes prevention program starts; Kurn Hattin singers to compete

The Grateful Garden, Chester’s school and community garden, is once again holding its vegetable, herb and flower seed sale. Choose from a variety of 50 seed packets from Fedco to get your garden growing. Select from 25 GMO-free seeds for $1.60 a pack or select from 25 organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds for $2.20 […]

New Bartonsville Covered Bridge opens

New Bartonsville Covered Bridge opens

Photo Gallery by Cynthia Prairie It was a beautiful but freezing winter day that brought together many Vermonters to celebrate the opening of the new Bartonsville Covered Bridge. First, below is Susan Hammond’s famous video of the bridge collapsing. It helped bring attention to the efforts to rebuild it. Following that is the morning events […]

Chorizo spring rolls with pepper salsa to get your Game Day on

Chorizo spring rolls with pepper salsa to get your Game Day on

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com With the right amount of heat in your bell pepper dipping “jam,” this recipe is sure to be made every Sunday when the game comes on. So be prepared and keep a couple of boxes of frozen puff pastries in the freezer. ½ (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed […]

Chester among Windsor towns to vote on County Courthouse renovations

Chester among Windsor towns to vote on County Courthouse renovations

One issue that Chester voters will address on Tuesday, March 5 is whether to support a $2 million bond issue to upgrade the historic Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock. Assistant Judges David Singer and Jack Anderson presented the issue before the Chester Select Board on Thursday evening, detailing the need for the renovations of the […]

2013 LEGO Contest coming up; early registration encouraged

2013 LEGO Contest coming up; early registration encouraged

Get those creative juices flowing: The 2nd Annual LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is fast approaching. The contest is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday March 2 at Willard Hall, located behind  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. An […]

Alternative plans spark strong objections from Dollar General developer, engineer

Alternative plans spark strong objections from Dollar General developer, engineer

By Cynthia Prairie Speath Engineering and developer the Zaremba Group vigorously defended their site plan for a Dollar General store proposed for Main Street in Chester after the Windsor County Regional Planning Commission offered two alternatives during the continuation of the Act 250 hearing last Thursday. Click to view Alternative A and Alternative B. The […]

Police Log for Nov. 4 through Dec. 28, 2012

Police Log for Nov. 4 through Dec. 28, 2012

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, Nov. 4, 11:34 a.m. A resident along Route 10 reported that the back window of her SUV had been vandalized. While the safety […]

Health care, job creation top Rep. Dakin's legislative priorities

Health care, job creation top Rep. Dakin’s legislative priorities

We have hit the ground running after our swearing in on Wednesday Jan. 9 and the inauguration of Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday Jan. 10. I have the privilege of continuing as a member of the House Committee on Health Care, where for the past two years we have been working on legislation that hopefully […]

Make spanakopita a light but satisfying meal

Make spanakopita a light but satisfying meal

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I adore Greek cuisine and have a lifelong ambition to someday visit that great nation.  The ancient culture has intrigued me since I was a child, the language has grabbed my attention ever since I learned the Greek alphabet as a teen and the food makes me want to fly there […]

Who is running for which town office, thus far

Who is running for which town office, thus far

If you are planning to run for elective office in the Town of Chester, you’ll need to have your petitions, complete with signatures in to Town Hall by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. According to the Secretary of State’s office, you can print out a petition form from its site. “You don’t need to announce […]

VTica exhibits The Mysterious Mind, offers art workshop

VTica exhibits The Mysterious Mind, offers art workshop

Mysterious Mind Exhibit at VTica Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts presents the Mysterious Mind Exhibition, art inspired by Jungian depth psychology, featuring the artwork of five New Englanders. The exhibition begins with a wine and hors d’oeuvres Opening Reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 1 at VTica, 15 Depot St. It will […]

To the editor: What you can do now that flu is widespread in Vermont

Influenza is currently widespread in Vermont and cases of influenza-like illness are higher than in recent years. Last week, designated general practitioners in Vermont reported that 7 percent of their visits were due to patients with influenza-like illness, a measure that typically peaks between 3 percent and 4 percent in non-pandemic years. Emergency room visits […]

Select Board to hold special meeting Thursday

The Chester Select Board is holding a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The agenda is listed below:     Sign Town Warning     Windsor County Budget Review     DRB Appointments     Beer & Wine Permit Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art     Adjourn

Life's on track for 8-year-old racer and family

Life’s on track for 8-year-old racer and family

By Greg Hart Sports Editor You hold your breath as your son drives away for the first time. Excited, but anxious and nervous too, you’re happy as he takes yet another step toward independence. Your heart beats with a mixture of pride and fear as he picks up speed. It’s white knuckle time — yours […]

Whole Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Cake has it all, anytime of the year

Whole Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Cake has it all, anytime of the year

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Every week, a friend receives a cake similar to this in a diet package she receives.  I took one look and, although decorative to a point, it was tasteless. Here is my recipe for a cake that encompasses softness, crunch and some good ol’ fashioned flavors that will put a smile […]

Act 250 hearing for Dollar General continues Thursday

Act 250 hearing for Dollar General continues Thursday

Planning commission offers alternative plans The District 2 Environmental Commission has set Thursday, Jan. 17 to reconvene its Act 250 hearing on the proposed Dollar General project for a 1.37 acre parcel of land on Main Street across from the Country Girl Diner in Chester. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on the 2nd […]

Misty Valley celebrates New Voices; volunteer at Family Center; Hymn Sing at St. Luke's;

Misty Valley celebrates New Voices; volunteer at Family Center; Hymn Sing at St. Luke’s;

 19th Annual New Voices at Misty Valley Books Misty Valley Books’ presents its 19th annual New Voices literary event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the First Universalist Church, on North Street in Chester’s Stone Village. Following the event, there will be a book signing and reception. Tickets are $10 and are only available […]

People’s Bank awards Chester-Andover Family Center $500

People’s United Bank announced today that they have made a $500 donation to the Chester-Andover Family Center The funding will be used to provide more then 60 monthly food packages to families and individuals in need. In addition, the funding will support programs that provide financial assistance for utilities, rent and transportation. “We are pleased […]

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