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Select Board agenda for April 3 meeting

Chester Select Board Meeting Agenda for April 3, 2013 Meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. 1.    Approve Minutes from March 20, 2013 Selectboard Meeting and March 20, 2013 Executive Session 2.    Citizen Comments 3.    Old Business 4.    Entertainment Permit Pizza Stone 5.    Liquor License Renewals Heritage Deli Main Street Pizza […]

Police Log for Jan. 18 - March 8

Police Log for Jan. 18 – March 8

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents taken directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Friday, Jan. 18, 8:15 a.m. Police spotted a car traveling at a high rate of speed in a 50 mph zone on Route […]

Perfecting stuffed chicken with a Kiev

Perfecting stuffed chicken with a Kiev

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  have made hundreds of stuffed chickens, be it Cordon Bleu, Kievs or with broccoli and cheese. Although they are delicious, crispy and turn out beautifully, they were not perfect. That’s right. Not perfect. Sometimes the breading will cook unevenly. Other times, some of the filling (especially if cheese in involved) […]

Neighbors of proposed solar farm seek smaller fence

Neighbors of proposed solar farm seek smaller fence

By Cynthia Prairie Good fences may make good neighbors, but aesthetically pleasing fences could go a long way to making happy neighbors. That was the opinion of several Chester residents whose properties border a planned solar farm near Trebo Road. They were attending a preliminary hearing for the Public Service Board Monday night at Chester-Andover […]

Free classes help parents find positive solutions

Free classes help parents find positive solutions

By Rebecca Salem When Nancy Pennell was a young mother with four children, she knew she needed help. “I found a parenting group and … each time I was in a challenging situation with my kids, it was like having a whole cadre of women alongside of me,” she says. It is this experience, combined […]

Potential biomass traffic alarms Select Board; board responds to SoVerA letter

Potential biomass traffic alarms Select Board; board responds to SoVerA letter

By Karen Zuppinger Speaking at the Chester Select Board meeting on Wednesday, March 20, Tom Kennedy, of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, addressed the board’s concerns about the amount of truck traffic that may be driving through Chester as a result of a biomass plant proposed for North Springfield. Chairman John DeBenedetti said […]

Appeal of Dollar General ruling filed; People’s bank offers smartphone deposits; farm credit distributes profit to members

 Second Dollar General Appeal is filed O n behalf of a number of Chester residents who oppose the building of a Dollar General on Main Street, attorney James Dumont has filed a notice of appeal of the District 2 Environmental Commission’s ruling to grant an Act 250 permit to the project. The appeal of the Act […]

Ladd Scholarship fund-raiser; playhouse seeks student ambassadors; music in Proctorsville & VTica events

Ladd Scholarship fund-raiser; playhouse seeks student ambassadors; music in Proctorsville & VTica events

T he Chester Rotary will present a vertical dinner featuring entertainment and an auction to benefit the Andrew Ladd Scholarship Fund. The event, set for 6 p.m. Saturday April 6th, will be held at the Fullerton Inn on the Green in Chester and feature piano music by Matt Meserve. Tickets are $20. You can enjoy […]

Telegraph Poll: The Astronomical Observatory for Chester?

Telegraph Poll: The Astronomical Observatory for Chester?

B ackground: The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, also known as SoVerA, proposed to donate an observatory building and telescope to Chester for use by the public.  SoVerA  would maintain and staff the observatory while the town would put in-kind services and $7,000 toward installation.  In the end, the Select Board determined that it could not […]

Citing deadline and lack of Select Board support, SoVerA pulls astronomical observatory offer

Citing deadline and lack of Select Board support, SoVerA pulls astronomical observatory offer

By Cynthia Prairie In a letter to the Chester Select Board, the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group has withdrawn its offer to donate to Chester, and then operate a publicly accessible astronomical observatory on town land. The letter, dated March 12, states that in October 2012, SoVerA received initial enthusiastic support from town manager David Pisha, […]

GMUHS students present past at History Symposium

GMUHS students present past at History Symposium

Green Mountain Union High School held its History Symposium on Wednesday, March 13. Dozens of students exhibited panels, slideshows, interact displays and documentaries that they produced as an adjunct to their classroom history studies. The students made presentations and answered questions from visitors. Topics ranged from indentured servitude to Elvis Presley.

TARPS movie fund-raiser; Whiting presents global warming author; spring over to Family Center; Herrick's Cove event

TARPS movie fund-raiser; Whiting presents global warming author; spring over to Family Center; Herrick’s Cove event

Mary Poppins Benefit for TARPS shelter Bellows Falls Opera House is sponsoring a benefit showing of Mary Poppins 7 p.m., Thursday March 21 at The Square in Bellows Falls to raise funds for The Animal Rescue and Protection Society based in Chester. Part live action and part animation, Mary Poppins is rated G and is […]

Boys flock to Black Fly baseball camp; girls camp March 30

Boys flock to Black Fly baseball camp; girls camp March 30

By Greg Hart More than 40 players turned out for the 8th annual Black Fly baseball camp on Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 at the Green Mountain Union High School gymnasium. GM’s boys varsity coach and athletic director Eric Anderson directed the two-day camp saying, “We had a great response not only from […]

Jamie Townsend: A bold 'farmer artist' outside and in

Jamie Townsend: A bold ‘farmer artist’ outside and in

ON THE COVER: The front of R.B. Erskine’s has become an outdoor art gallery with the addition of artist Jamie Townsend’s work. “My customers really like them a lot,” says shop owner Mike Erskine. All photos by Karen Zuppinger unless otherwise noted. A photo gallery is set within the article. By Karen Zuppinger It’s a […]

Create a simple peach Tarte Tatin and some delicious book news

Create a simple peach Tarte Tatin and some delicious book news

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Food historians have been arguing about the origin of Tarte Tatin since almost its origination. To the Yankee Chef, it is quite clear. At the Hotel Tatin in France, two sisters by the names of Stephanie and Caroline Tatin were both cooks and were in charge of the desserts on a […]

Select Board meeting agenda for March 20, 2013

The Chester Select Board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Agenda 1.    Approve March 6, 2013 Select Board Meeting Minutes and Executive Session Minutes 2.    Citizen Comments 3.    Old Business 4.    Annual Highway Financial Plan 5.    Entertainment Permit     Pizza Stone 6.    Liquor License     Pizza Stone     Williams River House […]

To the editor: Solar farm aesthetics leave much to be desired

Regarding the solar farm — those of us in Chester need to better understand the benefits the town would accrue from this. Would the financial benefits be shared with the taxpayers? Another concern is the aesthetic look of solar farms. It’s like those wind farms that do not fit with the character of Vermont.  If […]

Voters approve Windsor County Courthouse renovations

Voters approve Windsor County Courthouse renovations

The 24 towns of Windsor County approved – 5,412 to 3,828 at the March 6 elections – a$2 million, 20-year bond to pay for extensive renovation to the Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock. Because the ballots were co-mingled before the count, vote tallies by town were unavailable, said Chester Town Clerk Deb Aldrich. The courthouse, […]

Rep. Dakin seeks your input on end of life, GMOs, early education and child-care issues

Rep. Dakin seeks your input on end of life, GMOs, early education and child-care issues

Clearly, End of Life Care legislation — where terminally ill patients with less than six months to live can request a prescription for drugs that they can self-administer to end their lives — will be a major issue in the State House in the final eight weeks of the session. I’d like your opinion: Do […]

For a fancy, but easy feast, walnut haddock with remoulade

For a fancy, but easy feast, walnut haddock with remoulade

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Although this recipe sounds like it belongs on the menu of a top-notch restaurant, both elements are super-easy. Although originally meant as a sauce for meat, French remoulade is now a universal accompaniment to fish and seafood. One taste and you will see why. Walnut-crusted haddock 1 1/2 cups broken walnuts, […]

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