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Hot summer fare runs from mystery to romance, extraordinary writing to easy reading

Hot summer fare runs from mystery to romance, extraordinary writing to easy reading

 By John Hoover Although there always seems to be a lot that needs to get done during Vermont’s all too short summer, life also seems to move at a slightly slower pace. If you’re like me, you often find yourself putting off something that needs doing in order to spend time at the lake or […]

GMUHS Honor Roll for 4th Quarter, 2014

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 4th Quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C or C-). […]

Upcoming events: Daniloff series on a new Cold War; Bread and Puppet events; geneology workshops; magical storytelling with science; Cavendish music series starts; learn Italian at Misty Valley Books; plane aerobatics at Hartness; Playhouse London theater tour deadline nears; living with disabilities classes set

Upcoming events: Daniloff series on a new Cold War; Bread and Puppet events; geneology workshops; magical storytelling with science; Cavendish music series starts; learn Italian at Misty Valley Books; plane aerobatics at Hartness; Playhouse London theater tour deadline nears; living with disabilities classes set

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. July 1: A new Cold War? Daniloff lecture series at Misty Valley Are we entering a new Cold War in our relations with Russia? Starting at […]

Powerful performances elevate 'Analog and Vinyl'

Powerful performances elevate ‘Analog and Vinyl’

By David Lampe-Wilson Weston Playhouse kicks off its 78th season with the world premiere of  the musical Analog and Vinyl, a meet-cute love story with a dash of demonic doings. And while there is much to recommend it, this new musical plays less like a finished work and more like an upscale workshop. The show’s […]

Chester Economic Development Corporation agenda for July 2, 2014

The Chester Economic Development Corp. will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2 at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester. Below is its agenda 1. Meeting to order 2. Approve minutes of June meeting 3. Treasurer’s Report 4. Review Economic and Business Activities in the Town of Chester Town Development Bylaws WiFi […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 2, 2014

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Part of the meeting will including a zoning regulations public hearing as well as a discussion on the USDA grant to the Whiting Library.  Below is its agenda. 1. Approve minutes from June 18, 2014 […]

Ludlow Auditorium selling off 90-year-old seating; celebrates new cushioned chairs

Ludlow Auditorium selling off 90-year-old seating; celebrates new cushioned chairs

“The old giveth way to the new.” That’s what happened to the seating in the Ludlow Town Hall this past week. The antique wooden chairs that have served the citizens and visitors in Ludlow since 1923 have been replaced by new, well-padded seats. Under the auspices of Friends of Ludlow Auditorium, the new seating was […]

Bring on the summer with an unusual seafood salad

Bring on the summer with an unusual seafood salad

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com © The Yankee Chef 2014 This is one of my absolute favorites when it comes to a salad preparation using either octopus or squid. The taste of octopus is so mild that at times the flavor is lost with more assertive “co-ingredients.” Not the case here folks! If I were to […]

Whiting Library gets $99,800 in USDA grants and loans for repairs, restoration

Whiting Library gets $99,800 in USDA grants and loans for repairs, restoration

By Karen Zuppinger Chester’s Whiting Library has been awarded $99,800 in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Development. The award, with $340,000 to several other towns and municipalities throughout Vermont, was announced Monday, June 23 at the library by Ted Brady, regional director of USDA RD  for Vermont and New Hampshire. […]

New water rates pass in Chester as infrastructure problems are highlighted

New water rates pass in Chester as infrastructure problems are highlighted

By Shawn Cunningham After more than six months of discussing the dire need to increase water rates to bring the Water and Sewer Department into the black, the Chester Select Board at its Wednesday, June 18 meeting suddenly – and with relatively little discussion – voted to adopt a new rate schedule for delivering water […]

Flood Brook's new playground opens for fun

Flood Brook’s new playground opens for fun

On Monday, June 16 the Mountain Towns communities of Londonderry, Weston, Landgrove and Peru gathered at Flood Brook School to officially open its new playground. The opening ceremony was led by Principal Neal McIntyre, with members of the playground committee officially cutting the ribbon. This project has been a multi-year effort planned by the Playground […]

GMUHS graduates 58 under summer-eve skies

GMUHS graduates 58 under summer-eve skies

By Cynthia Prairie Fifty-eight students graduated from Green Mountain Union High School on Friday, June 20, under dazzling summer-eve skies. Most are headed to college, while several already have full-time jobs and careers lined up. (Photo gallery is below) Salutatorian Rachel Martel urged her fellow grads to pursue the unknown. “In this new beginning,” she […]

New play equipment installed at Pingree Park; fun fund-raising continues for more work

New play equipment installed at Pingree Park; fun fund-raising continues for more work

As of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, the new playground at Pingree Park in Londonderry is finished and open for fun.  After a year of planning and fund-raising there are new swings, a crawl tube, a bouncy seesaw and a climbing structure with slides.  The equipment is appropriate for ages 2 to 12 and includes […]

Net Zero of Chester partners to bring AllSun Trackers to S. VT; SBA honors six small businesses

Net Zero of Chester partners to bring AllSun Trackers to S. VT; SBA honors six small businesses

A dealer partnership between installer Net Zero Renewable Resources LLC of Chester and Williston, VT-based solar tracker manufacturer AllEarth Renewables has been announced that will bring the Vermont-made AllSun Tracker solar systems to southern Vermont. AllSun Trackers use innovative GPS and wireless technology to follow the sun throughout the day to boost solar energy production […]

Two awarded Springfield Rotary Scholarships

Two awarded Springfield Rotary Scholarships

Springfield Rotary Club Scholarship Committee chair Bob Flint congratulates Springfield High School graduates Chelsey Harmer  and Sara Locke, who were recently honored as recipients of $2,500 scholarships from the Rotary Club. Hamer will attend Bentley University while Locke will be studying at New England College. Proceeds from the annual Rotary Penny Sale help to fund […]

Asian noodle dish perfect with any protein

Asian noodle dish perfect with any protein

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Enjoy this recipe using chicken, steak, seafood or simply a variety of cooked vegetables. As for the pasta used, this is entirely up to you. I have often used just plain cooked spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair or even chow mein noodles. There is a slight difference between lo mein noodles and […]

Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie's Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

Upcoming events: Fizz, Boom, Read at RFPL, Wilder Library; kids camp at Nature Museum; Londonderry Society meets; noted folk singer performs; Bonnie’s Bundles celebrates; and Daniloff at Misty Valley Books on revival of Cold War

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. June 23: Summer reading, family trip passes at Rock Library The Rockingham Free Public Library has a full summer of exciting activities and reading planned running […]

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

Card Shower for Humes as they celebrate 60 years of marriage

  Barbara “Bobbie” and David Hume, formerly of Andover, VT, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 26. Help their family honor this amazing milestone by participating in a Card Shower. If you would like to participate, please send a card with your congratulations or other thoughts to: Mr. and Mrs. David S. […]

Undefeated Lady Chiefs fall short in championship

Undefeated Lady Chiefs fall short in championship

By Greg Hart Green Mountain’s Lady Chiefs softball team took its undefeated record into the Vermont state finals, coming up just short in a tough fought 6-3 loss to Richford in the Division III  championship game held in Poultney on Saturday, June 14. In spite of championship game jitters as well as the pressure and […]

Justice Center to 'move forward' on transitional housing in Chester

Justice Center to ‘move forward’ on transitional housing in Chester

ONE THE COVER:Chester residents packed a meeting of the board of the Springfield Restorative Justice Center. From left, Chester Select Board member Bill Lindsay, Chester resident Tom Hildreth, third from left, and standing, Select Board member Derek Suursoo, Chester resident Ron Patch and Chester Select Board member John DeBenedetti. By Cynthia Prairie At 6 p.m., […]

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