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To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester's best interests

To the editor: Tomasso purchase not in Chester’s best interests

I am writing this letter on behalf of the concerned residents of Lovers Lane. The condescending and disingenuous tone that the Town of Chester is taking in regard to the proposed purchase of the Tomasso property is both alarming and insulting. So, let’s cut through the bull! While the backers and proponents of this idea […]

Ct. woman watches burglars in Windham home

Ct. woman watches burglars in Windham home VSP seek public's help identifying duo

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Waterford, Conn., woman called Vermont State Police on Sunday morning to say that she was watching burglars in her Windham house. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at 8:01 a.m. , Sept. 16, Janice Chieka was telling police that her security cameras were catching two men in […]

Sylvia 'Sibbie' Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia ‘Sibbie’ Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia Ellen “Sibbie” Fletcher, 81, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in Chester,  the daughter of Gordon and Elvi (Fossi) Record. She attended Chester schools, graduating from Chester High School with the class of 1954. She married Sheridan Fletcher on […]

CAES restoration may stretch into November

CAES restoration may stretch into November First phase of work to begin Sunday, Sept. 23

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As late as last Friday, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden was still hoping that Chester-Andover Elementary School students would be able to return to the school four to six weeks after water damage knocked out many of the building’s mechanical systems. But at a Facilities […]

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor Also recognized as an Elite Advisor by Ed Slott & Co.

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester CPA Ronald Theissen has joined forces with Fisher Financial Associates, a registered financial advisory firm with offices in Wolfeboro and Hanover, N.H., to provide financial planning services including investment management, insurance and estates and trusts. Thiessen will be an independent advisor with the Fisher firm. In […]

Weston board continues to mull ash borer

Weston board continues to mull ash borer

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After attending an informational session on Tuesday Sept. 12 on the emerald ash borer, Weston Select Board member Charles Goodwin told the board on Wednesday that an organizing structure is needed to look at the most urgent questions in preparing for the arrival of the beetle. The first […]

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC No one from the public commented during the required public hearing on the Enhanced Energy Plan proposed for the Londonderry Town Plan. The hearing was held prior to Monday night’s Select Board meeting. The board then added the plan to its Oct. 1 meeting agenda for their vote. […]

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

To the editor: Chester Rotary thanks all who made 44th Fall Festival successful

The 44th Annual Fall Festival drew crowds into Chester on Sept. 15 and 16 under warm, sunny skies. Visitors enjoyed coming to our beautiful Chester Village to celebrate the arts in our area and enjoy our local musicians. Vendors appreciated the friendly atmosphere in our town and the impressive promotional coverage of the festival. Thanks […]

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont Note Updated Agenda

The Agency of Education will be holding a meeting to consider the responses to the state’s proposed plans for southern Vermont school districts that have not merged under Act 46. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the auditorium at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. It is an […]

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I  sometimes wonder if I’m part squirrel. No, I don’t bury acorns for winter, but I do love putting up food for winter, especially potatoes. They’re the ultimate “comfort food” as far as I am concerned, and I rarely have too many. If you haven’t already done […]

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A little bit of apple pie, apple dumplings and classic Apple Charlotte are brought together to form a sticky treat that is perfect for a fall or winter day. Another great idea is using hot mulled apple cider (chilled) in lieu of regular cider here. 2 cups flour 1/4 cup brown […]

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 – Sept. 25

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES's difficulties

To the editor: Community, schools unite during CAES’s difficulties

The Chester-Andover Elementary School has had an unusual start to the beginning of the school year. During the early hours of Friday, Aug. 24, before the first day of school the boiler room was flooded, due to a stripped bolt that was securing a flange. A few days later the school had its water system […]

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer was over. The swimming pool closed, day camps were all done. Little League played its last game. School had begun, and most kids were very excited. At last they would see the friends they had not seen all summer. And — even though they would not admit […]

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Beatrice (Coolidge) DeGrasse  passed away at home on Sept 11, 2018. She was 86. Beatrice Coolidge was born in Andover, Vt., to Ralph and Madelene Coolidge. She was a longtime resident of Chester, and attended Chester schools. During the Korean Conflict, she served in the Navy. Mrs. DeGrasse was blessed to have a life full […]

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Board meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting a 6 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL […]

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

GMUSD Facilities Committee meeting agenda for Sept. 18, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Facilities Committee will hold a meeting a 5 p.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018 in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]