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Top 10 from 24 months of unique reporting in The Chester Telegraph

Top 10 from 24 months of unique reporting in The Chester Telegraph

  By Cynthia Prairie On Jan. 16, 2014, The Chester Telegraph celebrates its second birthday. A few of our faithful readers have asked us to compile a list of the 10 top stories that we covered in 2013. We thought it was a great idea but, since we didn’t do it last year, we decided […]

Fine amnesty at Rock Library; ‘Bourne Legacy’ at FOLA; French, Italian classes at Misty Valley; Whiting Library extends hours

Fine amnesty at Rock Library; ‘Bourne Legacy’ at FOLA; French, Italian classes at Misty Valley; Whiting Library extends hours

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Jan. 2: Food for Fines at Rockingham Library The Rockingham Free Public Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls will offer a modified fines amnesty […]

VSAC offers workshops on filling out college financial aid forms

    Vermont Student Assistance Corp. offers free workshops to help families fill out college financial aid forms at local high schools in January. These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the free application for federal student aid and Vermont grant forms. Students and parents may also ask questions about the college financial aid […]

Vegetables elevate chipped beef on toast

Vegetables elevate chipped beef on toast

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Growing up under the wings of a Navy man for a father, I enjoyed chipped beef on toast without vegetables. But now as a chef, I realize that even though this old-time Navy breakfast is great as is, the Army had its own rendition that included a variety of vegetables. Peas, […]

Volunteers raise funds and touch hearts for cancer

Volunteers raise funds and touch hearts for cancer

    Hearts of Hope 2013, a project of the Springfield Hospital volunteers, was a way to remember loved ones, friends, co-workers or someone battling cancer. For contributions of $10 or more, a personalized hand-made ornament was placed on a holiday tree at the hospital. The tree, decorated with more than 200 handmade ornaments, raised […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

The Chester Select Board is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda.  Approve Minutes from Dec. 18, 2013 Selectboard Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Sign Tax Anticipation Note Final 2014 Budget Review for Water & Sewer Budgets […]

Town water billing formula to change in 2014

Town water billing formula to change in 2014

By Cynthia Prairie In an attempt to even out wildly fluctuating revenue coming into the Chester water department, town manager David Pisha is looking to “radically alter the way we will bill for water in the future.” Currently, the 650 or so homes on Chester town water are billed at $2.95 per 1,000 gallons of […]

Upcoming events: Story-telling in Proctorsville; poems sought for Randolph celebration

Upcoming events: Story-telling in Proctorsville; poems sought for Randolph celebration

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Jan. 12: An afternoon of ‘True Tales’ Experience the magic of live storytelling in Proctorsville on 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 12 at Gethsemane Church on Depot […]

Chester town solar farm approved on a 3-1 vote

Chester town solar farm approved on a 3-1 vote

By Shawn Cunningham At its Dec. 18 meeting, the Chester Select Board approved the contract for a solar power farm to be built on town land at Route 103 and Trebo Road. Green Lantern Capital proposed the 5 acre, 500 kilowatt installation back in April of this year, making it the fourth company in the […]

GMP says no base rate increase til mid-2015

GMP says no base rate increase til mid-2015

COLCHESTER, VT Green Mountain Power has announced that its customers would not experience a base rate increase for at least two years. The announcement comes as power and operating costs continue to rise and other utilities in New England are increasing rates. In a filing with the Vermont Public Service Board on Friday, GMP said […]

To the editor: Rotary’s annual visit to Kurn Hattin was a blessing for all

  Wow! What an afternoon it was on Thursday, Dec. 19 at Kurn Hattin Home for Children in Westminster, when the Chester Rotary made its annual visit. In the 10 years I have been participating, I have never seen the number of Rotarians, Interact members, friends of Rotary, even our District Governor David Hoopes and […]

Special meeting of the Chester Select Board on budget issues, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Water & Sewer 2014 Budgets General Fund 2014 Budget New Business Adjourn          

A Yankee solution to those leftover whipped sweet potatoes

A Yankee solution to those leftover whipped sweet potatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com H ere is a recipe that has its roots in “the county.” Aroostook County, Maine, has long been the hub of potato growing in Maine, and much of New England. Potato bread was first made in this cold climate of Maine, so it is fitting that sweet potatoes find their way […]

Annual Christmas dinner serves up good food, cheer to more than 100 seniors

Annual Christmas dinner serves up good food, cheer to more than 100 seniors

 Photo gallery is below the article More than 100 senior citizens from Chester and the surrounding towns sat down to a festive and hot Christmas meal on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Chester Andover Elementary School cafeteria. Tables were set with bright green and red tablecloths, bowls of cranberry sauce, baskets of rolls and gift-basket […]

Prescription drug disposal site opens at Chester Town Hall

Prescription drug disposal site opens at Chester Town Hall

  By Cynthia Prairie The Chester Police Department is participating in a nationwide effort to collect unused prescription drugs to keep them out of public water systems as well as keeping them out of the hands of children and others who might abuse them. In the long run, the goal is to deter crime. A […]

To the editor: Thanks to all for making the Annual Senior Christmas Dinner a success

    I  would like to thank everyone who helped with the annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Chester-Andover Elementary School. Thanks to you, this free event was again a great success. It is truly a labor of love and shows in the smiles and laughter of all the workers and […]

German stollen for a traditional Christmas treat

German stollen for a traditional Christmas treat

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Originally called Dresden stollen in the 15th century, this bread was made to immortalize the infant Jesus, wrapped in swaddling clothing. Made during the advent, the beginning recipes used only flour, a leaven, olive oil and water, pretty tasteless but true to form for the fasting time held by […]

'Amahl' presented at Grafton church; healthy living classes in the New Year

‘Amahl’ presented at Grafton church; healthy living classes in the New Year

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Dec. 20: ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre offers its first production, Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, […]

St. Luke’s welcomes new musician; new art space opens in Chester

St. Luke’s welcomes new musician; new art space opens in Chester

Jacob S. McLaughlin joins St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, as its liturgical musician. He will play the organ and keyboard as well as lead the choir. McLaughlin, who grew up in Chester, began his music training at age 8 with the late Helen Donnis at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chester. […]

2014 Rockingham Library calendars now available

Rockingham Free Public Library’s 2014 calendar features historical Bellows Falls postcards from the Rockingham Library’s postcard collection. The calendar highlights the bustling vibrancy of the town as well as its beautiful bucolic setting on the Connecticut River. Calendars are available at the library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls for $12 each. All proceeds will […]

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