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2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tickets for the 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour, the premier adult-oriented event of Chester’s Annual Overture to Christmas – are now on sale. Last year’s tour was a sellout and tickets are expected to go fast. Main Street in Chester is  lined with wonderful Victorian and Federal style homes. Visit […]

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Douglas McGowen Somerville died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2018 at his home in Chester. He was 80. In 2011, Mr. Somerville was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which he faced gallantly and with a dry humor. Mr. Somerville was born on May 4, 1938 in Ridgewood, N.J., the son of Irwin and Margaret Marx Somerville. […]

Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches

Power outages enter fourth day as new storm approaches GMP warns further outages possible, be prepared

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC For more than 2,500 Green Mountain Power customers in Southern-Central Vermont, this was another morning of waking up to find that electricity had not been restored overnight. And with final restoration slated for Saturday night, GMP is now warning of another storm that could cause outages at […]

Explainer: GMUSD FY20 budget process has begun

Explainer: GMUSD FY20 budget process has begun

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday night, Nov. 29, the Finance Committee of the Green Mountain Unified School District will take up its 2019/2020 budget. At its last meeting, the committee called for representatives of the public to join in the work and added Jeannie Wade of Chester to the committee. The […]

Chester will open warming shelter if needed

Chester will open warming shelter if needed Fire Department will go door-to-door tonight

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At 5:30 this evening, the Chester Fire Department will go door-to-door to households affected by the widespread power outages brought on by heavy snows asking if anyone needs to go to a warming shelter tonight. The trucks will have their emergency lights on so that residents will know who is […]

Snow cripples area, thousands without power

Snow cripples area, thousands without power Falling trees, heavy snow hamper cleanup

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Area residents awoke on Tuesday morning to cracking tree limbs and the woosh of heavy snow cascading off those trees and roofs. They also awoke in the dark as hundreds of trees, weighed down by  the wet snow, toppled onto wires and roads and snarled traffic. Schools […]

Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Nov. 10th and 19th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Continue to review proposed changes to Unified Development By-Laws 4) Set date for next meeting

Community & Arts Events: Dec. 1-Dec. 3, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Dec. 1-Dec. 3, 2018

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 […]

Siblings charged with theft after crash in Grafton

Siblings charged with theft after crash in Grafton

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A call for a car crash in Grafton early this Monday morning lead police to arrest both the driver and passenger on a number of charges. Just before 2 a.m., Vermont State Troopers were called to Hinkley Hill Road in Grafton for a vehicle that had gone off the road, […]

Chester Chatter: The smells of Thanksgiving

Chester Chatter: The smells of Thanksgiving

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When we remodeled the farmhouse’s big kitchen we had a chance to install many new items, one of which was a fan over the stove. I thought it was just great to get rid of the kitchen cooking smells. My husband Don however felt different. When he […]

Discover 'pourable' peanut brittle

Discover ‘pourable’ peanut brittle

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It’s the season of peanut brittle, let’s find every single possible way to consume it. Now picture in your mind your favorite cake with ‘pourable’ peanut brittle ladled over the top. It’s a decadent cross between a butterscotch sauce and peanut brittle actually. This nutty addition can be enjoyed on top of […]

Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday Nov. 28, after canceling last week’s meeting. The special meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 7, 2018 Select Board Meeting and Nov. 7, 2018 Executive Session 2. […]

Henry Homeyer: Eat local -- from your backyard

Henry Homeyer: Eat local — from your backyard

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For breakfast I often drink a green smoothie that includes a banana, kale, some OJ, half a lime, fresh ginger, fresh mint and water. It’s healthy, tasty and uses kale I grew. I usually pick fresh ‘Winterbor’ kale from my garden until mid-December as even temperatures in the […]

Deja vu in GMUSD budget process, public participation sought

Deja vu in GMUSD budget process, public participation sought

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone attending the Green Mountain Unified School District Finance Committee meeting on Nov. 15 might have been struck by a sense of deja vu, but in reality, we have been here before. Last year, after a series of meetings – mostly short, one-hour affairs just before full […]

Benches installed, Chester pocket park nears completion

Benches installed, Chester pocket park nears completion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In March, Chester voters approved an outlay of $25,000 to construct a “pocket park” at the end of School Street by the suspension bridge over the Middle Branch of the Williams River. The park was one of the first ideas that from the Village Center Master Planning […]

Damaged ash removals in Derry tagged at $100,000

Damaged ash removals in Derry tagged at $100,000

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Tree Warden Kevin Beattie has estimated that the cost of removing ash trees along the town’s rights of way to be about $100,000 and recommended that the town set up a reserve fund to meet the challenge. At its Monday, Nov. 19, meeting, the Londonderry Select Board […]

Weston Board targets cluttered Longley Loop

Weston Board targets cluttered Longley Loop

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After Road Foreman Almon Crandal left the Weston Select Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, board chair Denis Benson said that Crandal told him that culverts were not replaced this year because the road crew was busy with lining roads with stones, as per state flood mitigation grants. […]

Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

Ludlow Rotary donates $2,000 to five groups

In October, the Ludlow Rotary Club was awarded a Rotary District 7870 Grant for $2,000. And instead of one grant recipient, the Rotary gave the funds to five area community organizations. Those receiving funds at a luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 6 were: Reinbow Riding of Shrewsbury; Streetscapes of Ludlow; Mt. Holly Library; Black River Action […]

Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

Apple Blossom Cotillion seeks high school girls

High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems are invited to participate in the 63rd annual Apple Blossom Cotillion. One of them will join the select group of Apple Blossom Queens.  This special community event continues to be both a unique tradition and a rite of passage […]

New chef at Red Slate Restaurant in Derry

New chef at Red Slate Restaurant in Derry

The Red Slate Restaurant at Upper Pass Lodge in Londonderry has hired a new chef, Jeremy Derby, who joins the restaurant with 22 years of kitchen experience, 16 as chef. “We are confident that Jeremy is the perfect fit for our restaurant, bringing with him new energy and enthusiasm” said Vincent Presciti, general manager for […]

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