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Henry Homeyer: delicate but necessary art of pruning

Henry Homeyer: delicate but necessary art of pruning

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love to prune. To me, it’s a way of creating sculpture – a tree, well pruned, is a thing of beauty. I recently taught a homeowner how to prune his apple tree. It’s easy enough to do if you have the proper tools and understand the principles. […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 1, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 1, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: March 18, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Highway Report Excess Weight Permits – Gregory, St Pierre, CAMP Precast, P&L Trucking […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 3, 2019

Chester Select Board agenda for April 3, 2019

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the March 6, 2018 Select Board meeting and March 6, 2019 executive session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Town Plan Public Hearing 5. Sale on the […]

I-91 exit 6 north on-ramp to close for 2 weeks

I-91 exit 6 north on-ramp to close for 2 weeks Detour on Route 5 to Springfield on-ramp

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7 a.m. the construction company working on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham will close the Exit 6 northbound on-ramp. The ramp will be closed for two weeks while it is reconstructed to its original grade. In the meantime motorists will […]

Rt. 35 petition to Chester stalled in Grafton

Rt. 35 petition to Chester stalled in Grafton Pollio says he's contacting Chester board; board says no word yet

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite words that would indicate otherwise, there seems to be little movement on the part of the town of Grafton, which launched a petition drive more than 40 days ago to force the town of Chester to repair Route 35 or be taken to court. Chester officials have […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Southern Pie moves in with Scoop Shop; Windham Foundation fined; Job Fair in Springfield in April

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Southern Pie Company, at 287 Main St. next to Six Loose Ladies, has moved in with Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe right up the street at 94 The Common, next door to the Free Range Restaurant. Both shops are owned and operated by Scott and Leslie Blair, who own […]

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a surprise move last Thursday night, March 21, the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted 5-3 to replace board chair Marilyn Mahusky of Chester with Joe Fromberger from Andover. The move came at the board’s reorganization session after Town Meeting Day in which newcomer Lois Perlah […]

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

The 9th Annual Dance Away Cancer Fundraising Event sponsored by Team Superhero, a Relay for Life Team, is taking place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019,  at the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, 637 Route 103. This fun filled event will raise money to benefit all aspects of dealing with […]

VTrans, Pike Inds. to hold Rt. 103 status meeting

VTrans, Pike Inds. to hold Rt. 103 status meeting

Through the efforts of state Rep. Logan Nicoll, of Rutland-Windsor-2, representatives of the Vermont Agency of  Transportation along with key individuals from Pike Industries, will appear in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow’s Town Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, to discuss the status of Route 103. The Route 103 paving project […]

Community & Arts Events: March 27-April 5

Community & Arts Events: March 27-April 5

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 […]

Chester Chatter: Jumpstarting spring with jump rope tunes

Chester Chatter: Jumpstarting spring with jump rope tunes

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Spring has arrived! With it comes a touch of warm breezes, melting snow and the singing of birds and, of course, longer days. Kids on bikes dart down the street, skateboards flying by and children run about without their winter jackets. I remember when, out on the playground, […]

Blintze cake blends fruit, ricotta for tasty delight

Blintze cake blends fruit, ricotta for tasty delight

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is much like an Italian ricotta cake but simpler and far tastier with the addition of strawberries and with the entire dessert swimming in sweet blueberry sauce. Might as well start baking before the sun shines bright!   4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 1/3 cup flour 3/4 cup […]

Henry Homeyer: creating your edible landscape

Henry Homeyer: creating your edible landscape

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I make a new friend I always ask if they’re a gardener. Often younger people with kids say, “I want to, but I’m too busy.” If you have limited time and space, you may wish to consider growing a few perennial plants that produce lots of food […]

Windham man arrested after search

Windham man arrested after search Accused of lewd behavior, assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Windham man who police say assaulted and exposed himself to a person at a house on Windham Hill Road is in custody awaiting a psychological evaluation. Vermont State Police say that on March 22, Barry J. Reilly, 43, of Windham Hill Rd. assaulted person and then exposed his genitals […]

GM junior's musical composition to be performed by VSO members

GM junior’s musical composition to be performed by VSO members

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is an especially busy week for Alex Beshay. Between this Wednesday — today —  and next Tuesday, the Green Mountain junior will participate in a four-day national conference choir in Columbus, Ohio, then work with members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra as it prepares to perform one […]

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday, March 18 once again postponed its vote on the proposed Traffic and Parking Ordinance. Board chair Jim Ameden questioned whether a list of all stop signs was required in the ordinance and whether any new stop signs would require a vote by […]

Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from March 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

Weston board eyes road paving, inventory

Weston board eyes road paving, inventory

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Roads were the main topic of discussion at the Tuesday, March 12 Weston Select Board meeting. Vice Chair Jim Linville said there are a “ton of moving parts” when it comes to plans to repave parts of Lawrence Hill and Landgrove roads. Road Foreman Almon Crandall said he […]

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

To the editor: 2 GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

For the 7th year in a row, Green Mountain High has participated in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont program, entering a record four teams this year. Two of our teams came home winners from this weekend’s event in Essex Junction. This is the biggest culinary competition in Vermont. In one day, 70 teams will put […]

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Springfield announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from […]