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A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unusually large crowd of Halloween revelers marched from Chester-Andover Elementary School to the Green and back late Saturday afternoon before digging into the trunk or treat offerings and going on a hayride.  Two Chester Fire Department firetrucks led the way while two more noisily brought up the rear. Here […]

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC More than three years ago, the Chester Beautification Committee asked the town’s Select Board for the town to apply for a $15,000 grant from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to restore the 1830s Hearse House, which stands at the entrance to the Brookside Cemetery. The […]

Arts events: Nov. 3 through Nov. 11, 2017

Arts events: Nov. 3 through Nov. 11, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 3 & 4:  Green Mountain High performs ‘Waiting for […]

Community events: Nov. 2 through Dec. 8, 2017

Community events: Nov. 2 through Dec. 8, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 2: Chester Rotary hosts Kurn Hattin director The Rotary […]

To the editor: Vote no to Ludlow/Mt. Holly schools merger

To the editor: Vote no to Ludlow/Mt. Holly schools merger

On Nov. 28, Mount Holly and Ludlow will once again be voting on whether or not to close Black River High School and to send our 7 – 12 grade students to … wherever. A group of local people are proposing an independent high school. In an article about this possibility, Melissa Perrino is quoted […]

Chester Chatter: Time moved slowly, and a steeple clock dazzled

Chester Chatter: Time moved slowly, and a steeple clock dazzled

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up in a hill town of rural Vermont in the 1920s, life moved at a slow pace. My mother-in-law Helene told me many stories of her growing up in Windham. Her father was a sawyer at the mill, and her family included three brothers and her […]

Weston board chair: Town's quaint identity imperiled

Weston board chair: Town’s quaint identity imperiled

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Weston Select Board meeting on Tuesday Oct. 24, chairman Denis Benson said the town is at a crossroads and gave the board two weeks to consider his thoughts. Benson said Weston is heading down a road to losing its identity as a quaint, rural town. He […]

Embrace the fall with a hearty ragout

Embrace the fall with a hearty ragout

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The fall is the perfect time of year for a ragout of this caliber! Ragouts are usually heavily spiced and is usually considered a stew but I took this one step further, transforming this into a substantial meal with just the right amount of spice. 2 links sweet or hot Italian […]

High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for areas of Vermont from 8 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.  Warning areas can be seen on the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/btv or www.weather.gov/aly. Warning areas currently include all of Western Massachusetts as well as Rutland, Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont. […]

GM girls advance to semifinals with 2-0 win over Windsor

GM girls advance to semifinals with 2-0 win over Windsor

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain girls soccer team kept its winning streak alive and moved on to the semi-finals of the state division 3 tournament Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Windsor Yellow Jackets. Under a cloudless sky with warm temperatures, a large crowd watched as the Chieftains scored twice in […]

From summer garden to winter table: storing your harvest

From summer garden to winter table: storing your harvest

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC This was a good gardening year with adequate rain and adequate sun. I have enough food from the vegetable garden to sample some every day, for the rest of the year. Eating something from my garden every day is a bit of an obsession, but not all that […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 1, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 1, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from Oct. 18, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Jack Coleman Memorial Plaque; Pat Budnick 911 Addresses; Matt Wilson Police Department Update; Chief Cloud General Fund Budget […]

Two men rob Rutland convenience store at gunpoint

Two men rob Rutland convenience store at gunpoint

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two men robbed a Rutland Town convenience store at gunpoint early this morning making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to Vermont State Police, at about 12:45 a.m., two men entered the Sandri Sunoco store at 117 Route 7 South. One pointed a pistol at the clerk and […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Oct. 30, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

UPDATE: Oct 27, 4 p.m. – Neal’s Restaurant and Bar has reopened. By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Afew minutes before 6 p.m. Thursday, a car traveling north on Route 103 in Proctorsville crashed into Neal’s Restaurant just as the dinner rush was getting under way. At 5:50 p.m., the Proctorsville Fire Department […]

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in finding the person or people who burglarized a shop in Londonderry. Troopers say that someone broke into Riverside Motors, in the Mountain Marketplace, through a side window between 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. the following morning. According […]

GM girls rout Bellows Falls in Game 1 of Division 3 tournament

GM girls rout Bellows Falls in Game 1 of Division 3 tournament

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC They were undefeated in the regular season and, yesterday afternoon, the Green Mountain girls soccer team continued their winning streak, beating the Bellows Falls Terriers 10-1. The top seeded Chieftains got four goals from junior Paige Karl and three from senior Avery Prescott. Mycah White, Lexi White and Hannah Buffum […]

GM girls begin division 3 soccer tournament at home today

GM girls begin division 3 soccer tournament at home today

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The undefeated Green Mountain girls soccer team will begin its playoff run today at home in Chester at 3 p.m. Having put up a 14-0 record in the regular season, the Chieftains earned the top seed in the tournament and will play the 16th seeded Bellows Falls Terriers. The GM […]

104th Fighter Wing to conduct low-altitude exercise in Vermont today

104th Fighter Wing to conduct low-altitude exercise in Vermont today

© 2017  Telegraph Publishing LLC BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. The 104th Fighter Wing will be conducting homeland alert air defense exercises today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, over Rutland, Vt. and Lebanon and Concord, N.H. The  exercises will end 50 miles east of Burlington. During the exercise, two F-15C Eagles will intercept and shadow […]

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