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Upcoming events: Family night at Grounded4Life; veterans cemetery in Randolph expands; Stellafane hosting fall Star parties; Redford film screened in Ludlow; BRAM fundraiser; and hazardous waste collection day

Upcoming events: Family night at Grounded4Life; veterans cemetery in Randolph expands; Stellafane hosting fall Star parties; Redford film screened in Ludlow; BRAM fundraiser; and hazardous waste collection day

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Sept. 4: Game night and sundaes at Grounded4Life Find old-fashioned […]

Workshop on launching a business, writing a business plan

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering Starting Your Own Business, a four-hour workshop on how to launch your own business and write a business plan. The course is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square, Springfield, in the 1st floor conference room. […]

Restaurant company executive to speak at Rotary evening event

Restaurant company executive to speak at Rotary evening event

R.J. Dourney will be the Chester Rotary’s speaker at its next First Thursday Rotary Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Fullerton Inn, 40 the Common in Chester. The topic of Dourney’s talk will be ethics in business. Dourney is a 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry and a talented speaker. He and his […]

Chester Fire Department kicks off safety gear fund-raising

Chester Fire Department kicks off safety gear fund-raising

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department got a boost to its latest fund-raising efforts thanks to One Credit Union, which donated a total of $560 last week. The corporation donated $500, while the Chester branch kicked in $60. Fire Chief Matt Wilson said his department is working to raise $16,000 to purchase […]

BRGNS seeks rummage sale donations; kittens for adoption at Webster's House

BRGNS seeks rummage sale donations; kittens for adoption at Webster’s House

BRGNS seeks donations for rummage sale Black River Good Neighbor Services’ Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The organization is now accepting donations […]

Two Rivers Supervisory Union panel meets Thursday, Sept. 3

The executive committee of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 in the Art Room at Cavendish Town Elementary School, just off of Route 131 in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda: I. Call to Order a. Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of Minutes a. Minutes […]

Windsor businesses recognized for not selling alcohol to minors

Windsor businesses recognized for not selling alcohol to minors

Springfield youth recently presented a certificate of appreciation to a collection of local retailers who passed alcohol compliance checks for not selling alcohol to minors. Springfield High School students Aunna Parker, Hannah Crosby and Lizzy Parker and the Rev. Gerry Piper of the Springfield Prevention Coalition, presented Retailer Recognition certificates to the following Springfield retailers: […]

VTel Wireless launches high speed Internet in eight communities

VTel Wireless launches high speed Internet in eight communities

VTel Wireless, the first 100 percent 4G LTE carrier in America, has launched its high-speed Internet service in the Springfield area including Rockingham, Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Cambridgeport, Spoonerville, Chester, North Springfield and Baltimore. The network boasts download speeds of up to 50 Mbps, does not require a contract and offers data plans starting at […]

Discover the world through other people's lives

Discover the world through other people’s lives

By John Hoover ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Searching for a theme for this month’s Good Reads, Bill came up with the title, “Try to Remember…” his way of suggesting that we review a memoir we’ve read. Kim suggested that a biography would also fit the theme, which I thought was a grand idea. So, this […]

Exotic taste of cherimoya fruit upgrades zucchini bread

Exotic taste of cherimoya fruit upgrades zucchini bread

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I use cherimoya in this recipe because it has been described as the tastiest fruit on Earth. It cost me about $5 for just one but I am glad I went to that expense. It is a tropical fruit but is widely available in New England from late summer right up […]

Helicopter over Lovers Lane kicks up questions

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Residents in the Lovers Lane section of Chester noticed a good deal of police activity yesterday, Aug. 27 and asked us if we knew what was up.  The Telegraph spoke with Chester Police Sgt. Mark Phelps who said that Chester officers executed a search warrant on a property on Lovers […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 – Updated

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The meeting will be held at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from Aug. 5, 2015 Water Commissioners meeting; Special Select Board meeting Aug. 10, 2015, Select Board meeting Aug. 19, 2015 […]

Weston's 'Glass Menagerie' achingly exquisite

Weston’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ achingly exquisite

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse buttons up its 2015 season with an achingly exquisite production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. This American classic is a touchstone of 20th century theater, a play that broke down barriers between actor and audience, tinkered with time and place, and turned life into very […]

Fatal car crash in Landgrove

Vermont State Police report that a man was killed in a one car accident in Landgrove early Sunday morning.  Frank Tammera age 22 of Hope, N.J., was traveling on Ridge Road in the Town of Landgrove at about 2:45 a.m. when his  vehicle left the west side of the road and struck a tree.  The  […]

'Ladies' raise about $2,000 at fundraiser for Weston Green

‘Ladies’ raise about $2,000 at fundraiser for Weston Green

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 125 people turned out on Monday Aug. 17 to support the  Ladies of the Green in Weston. More formally known as the  Farrar Park Association, the “ladies” make up the  group that owns and maintains the Weston Green. Monday night’s picnic and concert by the Blue Flames steel […]

Yosemite Firehouse now ‘4-Sail’

A s controversy swirls around the future of the historic Yosemite Firehouse in Chester, an unknown wag tweaked the masses by posting this misspelled For Sale sign on the building over the weekend. The phone number is for the Chester Historical Society. The building sits on Route 103 North, just past the Chester Town Hall.

Broadway Boot Camp taps into local talent

Broadway Boot Camp taps into local talent

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC T he finale for Weston Playhouse’s first ever Broadway Boot Camp nearly brought down the house Friday afternoon as parents, family, friends and members of both the Playhouse’s Young Company and its professional cast gave the 20 student actors a standing ovation. (Click on any photo to launch […]

Upcoming events: Writing workshop fundraiser at Rock Library; run and cook pizza for health efforts; raffle to benefit Wilder Library; music at Grounded4Life; Grammy award winner performs  in Bellows Falls; and boogie woogie in Manchester

Upcoming events: Writing workshop fundraiser at Rock Library; run and cook pizza for health efforts; raffle to benefit Wilder Library; music at Grounded4Life; Grammy award winner performs in Bellows Falls; and boogie woogie in Manchester

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. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Fundraisers Sept. 10: Writing workshop at Rock Library Sign up […]

VTrans proposed fix for tight Main St.-Maple St. turn

VTrans proposed fix for tight Main St.-Maple St. turn

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Ryan Darling of VTrans has approached the town of Chester with the idea of fixing the corner of Maple and Main streets where trucks have difficulty turning to go north on Route 103, Town Manager David Pisha told the Chester Select Board at its Wednesday, Aug. 19 […]

Jeweler highlighted at River Artisans; Permanent Fund names new CEO

Jeweler highlighted at River Artisans; Permanent Fund names new CEO

Jewelry designer Cindy Moses named RAC artist for September Cindy Moses, owner of Canal Street Beads in Bellows Falls has been making beaded jewelry for the past 20 years. She enjoys sharing her skills and knowledge by offering classes for amateur beaders. Moses’ jewelry is displayed as Maple Leaf Designs and is available for purchase […]

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