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To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for support during food drive

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all for support during food drive

The volunteers, employees and clients of Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow extend their sincere thanks to the staff and skiers at Okemo Mountain Resort for their efforts on the annual Cares and Shares spring food drive.  Special thanks go to the Okemo Mountain Ambassadors and to Madison Cota, Miss Vermont Teen USA, who […]

Upcoming events: music at grounded4LIFE; Fry Daddy plays Belmont; 'Gigi' screening; St. Luke's holds annual Seder; 'Bird Diva' in Chester; learn about rattlers; and Lovecraft discussion at Rock Library

Upcoming events: music at grounded4LIFE; Fry Daddy plays Belmont; ‘Gigi’ screening; St. Luke’s holds annual Seder; ‘Bird Diva’ in Chester; learn about rattlers; and Lovecraft discussion at Rock Library

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. April 4: Songwriter Jason Harrod at grounded4LIFE On Friday April 4 grounded4LIFE will offer an evening of coffee and music featuring guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jason […]

Double-dip for these super-crispy, oven-baked onion rings

Double-dip for these super-crispy, oven-baked onion rings

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only are these onion rings ultimately crispy, I couldn’t think of a better way to make these tasty treats better for you. These are no-fail, without the deep-frying guilt  usually associated when enjoying something so delicious. I have found that butter-flavored cooking spray works equally as well without adding too […]

Escape from mud season with a handful of mysteries

Escape from mud season with a handful of mysteries

  By John Hoover Whether the body is in the drawing room of an English country house or in an alley in some gritty urban area; whether the main character is a police officer, a private detective or an English spinster, the mystery novel, after almost two-thirds of a century of reading, remains among my […]

Energy partnership praises PSB decision on Vermont Yankee

  In response to the Vermont Public Service Board’s approval today of the Vermont Yankee Certificate of Public Good, Vermont Energy Partnership President Brad Ferland issued the following statement. “This is good and important news. For years Vermonters have sought a win-win agreement between Vermont Yankee and the State of Vermont. Today’s decision to approve […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda for the evening. 1. Approve minutes from March 19, 2014 meeting and March 19, 2014 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Hotel License to Sell Beer & Wine: […]

Heath Gordon Scholarship fund-raiser this Friday

Heath Gordon Scholarship fund-raiser this Friday

    T he Stage Potatoes will be among three groups playing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28 for the benefit of the first Heath Gordon Scholarship fund-raiser at the American Legion Post 67, Route 103 in Chester. The cover charge is $10 with all proceeds from the event, which includes a raffle and […]

$6,400 raised during crowded event for Brian Waldo

$6,400 raised during crowded event for Brian Waldo

    More than 300 well-wishers attended Saturday night’s fund-raiser for Chester resident Brian Waldo, who has been hospitalized for several months with health issues related to spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine that he developed over the last several years. According to Pat Budnick, as of Monday morning, $6,400 had been raised with […]

GM Drama Department advances to state competition

Green Mountain Union High School Drama Department will be advancing to the Vermont State One Act Festival, to be held this coming weekend in Brandon. On Saturday, March 22, GM competed in the Vermont Regional One Act Festival held at Springfield High School. Their performance of the drama “Booby Trap” by Ed Monk, secured them […]

The Telegraph Poll: A fairground and visitor center for Chester?

The Telegraph Poll: A fairground and visitor center for Chester?

Fairground proposed as economic development tool for Chester

Fairground proposed as economic development tool for Chester

  By Shawn Cunningham After more than a year of discussions on economic development, the Chester Select Board heard a  proposal and a request for seed money to establish a fairground from artist and chainsaw carver Barre Pinske at its Wednesday, March 19 meeting. Pinske noted that he had read about the board’s economic development […]

College financial assistance programs for veterans; tax benefits of college savings plans

Veterans college financial assistance briefings Norwich University and the Vermont National Guard will be hosting two Veterans Educational Benefits Information Briefings at local armories.  Representatives from Norwich University, Veterans Affairs, financial aid and the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will be available to answer questions and provide advice for veterans and their families.  All programs will […]

Upcoming events: Ash borer discussion at Rock Library; Boston Marathoner at Misty Valley; blood drive in Chester; BRGNS dedicates freezer; indoor triathlon at Edgar May

Upcoming events: Ash borer discussion at Rock Library; Boston Marathoner at Misty Valley; blood drive in Chester; BRGNS dedicates freezer; indoor triathlon at Edgar May

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. March 29: Emerald ash borer talk & walk at Rock Library Jim Esden, a forester from the Vermont State Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, will […]

GM to perform 'Cinderella' the musical; Springfield resident tapped as new CCV academic dean

GM to perform ‘Cinderella’ the musical; Springfield resident tapped as new CCV academic dean

      Green Mountain Union High School’s Drama Department will be performing the Rodgers + Hammerstein fairy tale musical Cinderella at 7 p.m. Thursday April 3,  Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5 with a 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday April 5. Performances will take place in the auditorium of the school, 716 […]

To the editor: Why approve Certificate of Public Good for Vermont Yankee?

  A settlement agreement announced on Dec. 23, 2013 by Gov. Peter Shumlin, Attorney General William Sorrell, the State of Vermont, and Entergy recommends that the Vermont Public Service Board approve the Certificate of Public Good for Vermont Yankee to continue to operate until the end of 2014. The plant’s continued operation through the year […]

Stalking an easy, flavorful cream of broccoli soup

Stalking an easy, flavorful cream of broccoli soup

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not only is this the easiest but it is also the most flavorful cream of broccoli soup you will ever eat! The stalks of the broccoli have always been overlooked when making this soup, with chefs using the bland, almost tasteless florets, which really only adds color value instead of […]

Ready for some football? Agreement allows high schools to share athletic programs

Ready for some football? Agreement allows high schools to share athletic programs

  By Shawn Cunningham One item in Assistant Principal Mike Ripley’s weekly reminders that is emailed to Green Mountain Union High School parents may have been a head-scratcher for many. The announcement of an information meeting about high school football for next fall doesn’t seem odd on the face of it, except that GM doesn’t […]

Getting into the act: Area students learn from a Weston star

Getting into the act: Area students learn from a Weston star

  Students from Killington, Ludlow, Cavendish and Chester descended on the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium Monday afternoon to begin the first in a series of seven acting classes taught by Weston Playhouse favorite and Broadway actress Susan Haefner, who also lives in Andover. About a dozen children in grades 4 through 6, meeting for the […]

Irish stout, cheese and ham elevates an ordinary mac and cheese

Irish stout, cheese and ham elevates an ordinary mac and cheese

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I realize St. Patrick’s Day is over, but this macaroni and cheese dish truly should be on everyone’s table, no matter what day or time of year. When you add Irish ham (found universally in most supermarkets) and Irish cheddar cheese (again, frequently found) you have some great flavors working […]

To the editor: The real heroin problem

The reason we have a heroin problem in this state and this country is because the U.S. military is guarding the poppy fields in Afghanistan and has helped to increase the production of opium since U.S. occupation. If Gov. Peter Shumlin really wants to solve the heroin/addiction problem, he should be addressing this issue instead […]

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