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Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds

Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester, through its attorney Jim Goss, is preparing to file applications for an ACT 250 permit and a zoning permit to extract gravel from a site on the 139-acre parcel it purchased in 2016 for siting a water tank as part of a system […]

Questionable executive session concerned Powden contract, evaluation

Questionable executive session concerned Powden contract, evaluation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the five weeks since Superintendent Meg Powden told The Telegraph that the executive session of the May 2 TRSU board meeting was  “cited properly” and said she didn’t have to give any more information than that, the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has admitted […]

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes To study options to accommodate smaller amounts of trash

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Springfield recently announced a major change in the way its transfer station would be doing business, but on Tuesday afternoon, June 11 – after hearing public concerns the night before – the town put a hold on rolling out all the changes until Sept. […]

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fund-raising and planning took quite a number of years. Then, last August, when Chester-Andover Elementary School and the volunteers of the Parent-Teacher Group were ready to welcome kids back to school and celebrate the brand new and very blue playground that they had labored so long for,  a water line break […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Steve Stettler joins Sotheby's in Bromley; Grafton shop to handle food service at Weston Playhouse

WPTC’s Stettler joins Sotheby’s Realty Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty announces that Steve Stettler of Weston has joined the company’s Bromley/Londonderry office as a sales associate. Stettler first fell in love with Southern Vermont as a college actor at the Weston Playhouse, returning most every summer until he and his partners took over the reins […]

Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River

Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River Route 103 expected to be closed til 11 p.m. Tuesday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Ryder tractor unit hit a guardrail on 103 North in Chester Tuesday evening, narrowly avoiding a roll into the Williams River. But damage to the truck sent gallons and gallons of diesel fuel into the water. At around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, while the Chester […]

Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

Time: 8:14 p.m. June 11 A single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer heading south on Route 103, just north of Chester’s Stone Village at Palmer Road, has stopped traffic in both directions. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. No one was injured. But Chester Fire Department personnel are concerned about fluid from […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Community Workshop #2: Rural zoning district and uses 2. Citizen comments 3. Adjourn

GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Green Mountain Union High School’s Library Learning Commons, 716 VT-103, Chester, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below is its agenda. […]

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

The Chester High/Green Mountain Union High Alumni Parade planners could not have asked for blue skies and warmer weather Saturday morning, more engaged participants and a more enthusiastic crowd.  It was a chance for classmates to get reacquainted and old friends to reminisce. According to Alumni Association member Chris Walker, who helped organize this year’s […]

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident's need

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident’s need

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Select Board member Bob Forbes on June 3 kicked off a 40-minute discussion on how to handle zoning enforcement at 213 Middletown Road. At the May 20 meeting, the board had given owner James Twitchell two weeks to take the burned-out house down and remove all the […]

TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet in a special meeting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Band Room at Ludlow Elementary School, 5 Main St. in Ludlow, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below […]

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch 93, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with her family by her side.  She was born March 9, 1926 in Douglas, Mass., the daughter of George H. and Gladys (Caswell) Johnson. She graduated from Sutton High School and Worcester Normal School in Massachusetts. She was married to Richard L. […]

College News

College News

Holly Landon of Chester graduated on June 2 from Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Alecia Rokes of Andover graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with Highest Honors. Castleton University congratulates the graduates from May 2019. The following students recently graduated Castleton University and were recognized during […]

Community & Arts events: June 10-June 20

Community & Arts events: June 10-June 20

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 […]

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life's simple things

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life’s simple things

Paul E. Nadeau Jr., 59, of Cavendish, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born in Rutland on Jan. 17, 1960, the son of Paul Sr. and Beatrice (Downey) Nadeau of Ludlow. Mr. Nadeau was a polite man and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was well-liked and had many friends. He is […]

Chester Chatter: At home and wrestling with remote possibilities

Chester Chatter: At home and wrestling with remote possibilities

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Here I am home at last. Stepping into my house after a year of spending it in the hospital and at Springfield Rehab, the feeling was strange. My first day at home, I just sat and looked around. It didn’t seem real. The phone rang and I didn’t […]

A meatless approach to 'Que season

A meatless approach to ‘Que season

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sure, ‘Que season is here and most likely everyone is thinking beef burgers, steaks, ribs and anything else you can dream up. The last thing on everyone’s mind is going without meat. But for those of you who are still being conscious, yet do not want to force down veggie burgers, […]

Graveside service for Paul Truax

Graveside service for Paul Truax

A graveside committal service with military honors for Paul W. Truax, 84, who passed away on April 23, 2019 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Village Cemetery in Hinesburg. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting with arrangements

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda L. (Couitt) Beebe, 65, passed away at her home on Thursday afternoon June 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 10, 1954 in Newport, N.H., to Phillip and Alfreda (Partlow) Couitt. She attended schools in Newport and graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H. On March 26, 1983 she […]