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St. Luke’s holds blessing of pets this weekend

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, is offering two opportunities to bring pets for a special blessing on the side lawn at St. Luke’s at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The church’s school children will be making biscuits for pets and cookies for their owners. […]

Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC With a turnout more than double either of the two previous ballots, Chester voters Tuesday passed a $4 million bond for a project to add a 330,000 gallon water tank and replace aging mains. The measure passed by a vote of 280 to 121 with turnout […]

Drew's officials to talk at First Thursday Rotary

Drew’s officials to talk at First Thursday Rotary

Drew’s All Natural, a food manufacturing business in Chester, will be featured at First Thursday Rotary at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Fullerton Inn, 40 the Common in Chester. General manager Dave Hambright and COO John Cummings will discuss the manufacturing business of Drew’s, its relationship with the parent company and its importance […]

Crowds flood Peru streets for 36th annual fair

Crowds flood Peru streets for 36th annual fair

A cool but sunny Saturday greeted the 36-year-old Peru Fair. With 100 vendors selling everything from pottery to dumplings, music filling the air from several stages and the aroma of fire-roasted pig wafting through the crowds, it was bound to be a success. Proceeds from the fair go to the Peru Scholarship Fund, a non-profit […]

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a 40-minute informational meeting – the third held since May 18  — about 30 Chester residents Monday night listened as Town Manager David Pisha and engineer Naomi Johnson offered a more focused explanation of the project and its funding than given in earlier meetings. Town voters […]

Upcoming events Oct. 3-8: Wellness classes, fine art shows, Abenaki talk, comic book workshop for kids, film noir screening, live classical music performance, former poet laureate presents, and end of live symposium

Upcoming events Oct. 3-8: Wellness classes, fine art shows, Abenaki talk, comic book workshop for kids, film noir screening, live classical music performance, former poet laureate presents, and end of live symposium

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. Oct. 3: Springfield med offers free wellness classes Springfield Medical […]

Northern Stage rolls out winter-spring season, new facility

Northern Stage rolls out winter-spring season, new facility

Northern Stage has announced its 2015-2016 season. The company will produce six main stage productions from October 2015 to May 2016 in its new facility, the Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates St., in White River Junction. The public is invited to a Grand Opening Celebration of the new facility and a kick-off for […]

Forum on economic effects of climate change

What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy? is addressed in a forum to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The forum focuses on the opportunity to create jobs while developing innovative solutions to stem the impact of climate change. Presented by the Brattleboro […]

Plainfield poet wins first Vermont Book Award; potter featured at Saxtons River shop

Plainfield poet wins first Vermont Book Award; potter featured at Saxtons River shop

Plainfield resident and poet Kerrin McCadden has won the first ever Vermont Book Award for her collection of poetry titled “Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.” McCadden earned her award during the Vermont Book Award Gala at Vermont College of Fine Arts on Saturday, Sept. 26. VCFA President Tom Greene presented the award, which Vermont artist Tyrie […]

VEDA secures $1M loan fund for small business growth

VEDA secures $1M loan fund for small business growth

Rural entrepreneurs will continue to have access to vital capital through the Vermont Economic Development Authority thanks to a $1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The loan from USDA’s Intermediary Relending Program will recapitalize VEDA’s Vermont Small Business Development Corp. to provide capital to growing Vermont businesses. “Vermont’s rural businesses, from farms […]

Surgeons earn orthopaedic certifications; hospital golf outing raises funds for medical equipment

Surgeons earn orthopaedic certifications; hospital golf outing raises funds for medical equipment

Springfield Hospital is congratulating Dr. Kevin Dwyer on his certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Dr. David Muller on his maintenance of certification by the ABOS. Orthopaedics is a broad-based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. These include pediatric […]

Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

© Telegraph Publishing LLC There will be an informational meeting at 6 tonight at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., where town officials will give a presentation and answer questions on the $4 million water project that will be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 29. SAPA TV will record the meeting and intends to broadcast it […]

'Man of LaMancha,' 'Mamma Mia!' to help mark Weston Playhouse's 80th

‘Man of LaMancha,’ ‘Mamma Mia!’ to help mark Weston Playhouse’s 80th

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has unveiled plans for its 2016 MainStage season in anticipation of a two-year celebration of it 80th anniversary. Audiences can expect a line-up distinguished by groundbreaking partnerships, collaborations with major stars, and the Vermont premiere of one of Broadway’s longest-running hits. Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler said, “We’ve pulled out […]

Who dumped those tires?

The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help. On Sunday Sept. 27, at about 11 a.m. a resident reported seeing a man dumping tires by the side of Middletown Road about three-quarters of a mile outside of Grafton. The man was driving a beige Chevrolet pickup truck. Anyone with information on this is […]

Brother and sister noted for Vermont library travels

Brother and sister noted for Vermont library travels

The Whiting Library winners of a statewide program to get Vermonters to visit as many state libraries as possible are brother and sister  Noah and Lily Jones. The Vermont Library Association Passport to Vermont Libraries program handed out “passports” to patrons, who then took them to libraries around the state to be stamped. The Jones […]

An earthy meal: chops with cracked peppercorn and sage cream

An earthy meal: chops with cracked peppercorn and sage cream

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The sweet/sour flavor of Bordeaux mustard, made with grape juice, is perfect for this recipe. Other mustards that would be equally pleasing with the supreme flavor of this sage cream would be Dijon-style, hot and spicy German, hot English, earthy whole grain or sweet mustard. 2 tablespoons peppercorns 4 (6-ounce) boneless […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

The Weston Select Board will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. SO #21 Payroll & SO #21 Vendors: 4. New & Old Business: 5. Miscellaneous: 6. Adjourn:

Truck tire mishap shuts Maple at 103 in Chester

Truck tire mishap shuts Maple at 103 in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Maple Street in Chester remained closed at noon today after a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load clipped a curb, tearing up a tire and shutting off traffic in downtown Chester around 9:30 this morning. Police estimate that the small section of roadway will be closed for “for […]

DRB green-lights new Jiffy Mart for Chester

DRB green-lights new Jiffy Mart for Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday Sept. 21 meeting, the Chester Development Review Board gave its approval to an application by Champlain Oil to construct a 4,980-square-foot Jiffy Mart, which would house convenience store, a Subway and a Ramunto’s Pizza Express. The Jiffy Mart would also have four double-sided gas […]

Chester Fall Fest shines under two sunny days

Chester Fall Fest shines under two sunny days

©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two sun-filled days and the Green filled with vendors and visitors. It’s no wonder that Nancy Davis, one of the organizers of the Chester Rotary Club’s annual Chester Fall Festival, declared the event a success. (To launch photo gallery, click any photo) “Vendors were happy with the event and with their […]

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