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Chester Select Board agenda Jan. 3, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda Jan. 3, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the Dec. 20, 2017 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Disband Master Plan Steering Committee 5. Establish and Appoint Implementation […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

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 Jan. 1, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

To the editor: An open letter to AOT Secretary Flynn from Londonderry Rescue

To Secretary Joe Flynn Vermont Agency of Transportation We are sending this letter of thanks and appreciation to VTrans for the temporary paving on Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester. The expansion of the project from 2 miles, as planned and advertised, to 8 or 9 miles has been a great help. The difference it […]

TRSU Super Powden proposes consolidating nurse, principal functions in new district

TRSU Super Powden proposes consolidating nurse, principal functions in new district

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC One agenda item out of more than a dozen – next year’s budget –  sucked the oxygen out of the room at last Tuesday night’s meeting of the new Green Mountain Unified School District, held at Cavendish Town Elementary School. The audience of about 15 was unhappy […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

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 Dec. 25, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Ludlow residents petition for school merger re-vote, hope to keep BRHS alive

Ludlow residents petition for school merger re-vote, hope to keep BRHS alive

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Dec. 27, Ludlow’s Assistant Town Clerk and Treasurer Pamela Todt confirmed that the petition had 127 valid signatures and is therefore sufficient to cause a re-vote of the merger with Mount Holly. By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just two days left until a Dec. 28 deadline, voters in […]

Dr. Sarah Kemble, 59, dies at her Chester home

Dr. Sarah Kemble, 59, dies at her Chester home

Dr. Sarah A. Kemble, 59, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at her home in Chester, Vt. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Community events: Dec. 31, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018

Community events: Dec. 31, 2017 through Jan. 2, 2018

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their 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. Dec. 31: Dash for Cash part of Magic Mtn.’s New […]

Henry Homeyer: Paperwhites & amaryllis make for easy indoor blossoms

Henry Homeyer: Paperwhites & amaryllis make for easy indoor blossoms

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The winter months can be a bit depressing for me. As a gardener there is very little to do, and my supply of colorful flowers indoors is limited. I combat this by buying cut flowers and getting flowers to bloom in pots or dishes. Two of my favorites are […]

College News

College News

Nicholas Benelli of South Londonderry has been named to the Fall 2017 Honors List at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Conn. To achieve this level of distinction, Nicholas, of the Class of 2019, earned a grade point average of at least 3.330 and received no grade lower than a B-. The Pomfret School is an independent […]

Chester Chatter: Friends brighten Christmas after terrible loss

Chester Chatter: Friends brighten Christmas after terrible loss

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Soon after Christmas one year our farmhouse burned down, mostly to the ground. We lost everything along with our new Christmas gifts. We decided to rebuild and slowly began to start work. Come spring and summer, we worked  hard and by fall began to replace belongings inside. […]

Boozy cannolis to ring in the New Year

Boozy cannolis to ring in the New Year

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These intensely flavored cannolis are not only satisfying for cold weather nights, but they’re especially pleasing to share with family and friends. If you desire to leave out any liqueur (in the way of Calvados seen below), simply boil 1/2 cup apple cider or juice until it reduces to 1/4-cup. Cool […]

Magic 'Best in Snow' again, continues work on upgrades

Magic ‘Best in Snow’ again, continues work on upgrades

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a foot of snow last Tuesday was an auspicious sign for the Magic Mountain ski area just days before opening, as its new owners continued to refurbish and upgrade the 57-year-old ski area in their second season of operation. But the news that came this […]

Readying to move, Gordon resigns from Derry board; <br>mediator mulls returning Brown case to State's Attorney

Readying to move, Gordon resigns from Derry board;
mediator mulls returning Brown case to State’s Attorney

By Bruce Frauman 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select Board chair Paul Gordon announced his resignation from the board at its Monday, Dec. 18 meeting, saying that he and his wife will be moving to Virginia after selling their Londonderry home more quickly than expected. For the past nine years, Gordon had served on the Planning […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Kuniko Hunter of Chester, RPI team, awarded medical patent 2011 Green Mountain Union High School graduate and Chester resident Kuniko Hunter has been awarded a U.S. patent as one of a team of five inventors of Elefoot, a device for monitoring and documenting a patient’s compliance to doctor’s orders — such as keeping the affected […]

To the editor: Secretary of State supports net neutrality

To the editor: Secretary of State supports net neutrality

Open and unfettered access to information is critical to a functioning democracy. The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to upend net neutrality is a major blow to our democratic ideals of open information access and free speech, allowing corporations to restrict what information Americans are able to access, and how they’re able to access it. This […]

To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Chester

To the editor: An open letter to the residents of Chester

The Steering Committee would like to express our gratitude for the opportunity to participate and help create the Village Center Master Plan for Chester. It has been a tremendously rewarding experience for all of us. The Chester Select Board was very thoughtful in nominating a diverse group of engaged citizens with different perspectives and backgrounds. […]

Arts events: Dec. 21, 2017

Arts events: Dec. 21, 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. Dec. 21: ‘Solstice by Candlelight’ with cellist Eugene Friesen As […]

Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve events

Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve events

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. Dec. 24: SAPA-TV hosts annual movies, toons SAPA TV, Springfield’s […]

Chester Chatter: The Christmas tree-filled living room

Chester Chatter: The Christmas tree-filled living room

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Finding the Christmas tree for my family was the job of my father. His, only. For he wanted to make the selection. It was OK for the rest of us, mostly because we knew it was going to be best: 6-feet-tall, full branches and it had to be […]

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