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Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Robert Mansfield of Rockingham, Vt., passed away due to complications from an ongoing illness on Feb. 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his whole family and so much love at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was 26 years old. Preston was born April 26, 1993 in Essex, Mass. He attended Green Mountain Union High […]

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm Vt. Land Trust among agencies aiding conservation plan

The Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Housing & Conservation Board worked with Greg and Tara Gomo to help them purchase and permanently conserve Crow Hill Farm on Flamstead Road in Chester. The Gomos are using the land to produce beef, pork, poultry and eggs, and now have an opportunity to expand their business. The 263-acre […]

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar Duchess retires after 11 years in drug enforcement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the end of February, Gov. Phil Scott honored a long-time employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles upon her retirement. He presented the Londonderry resident with a gift he and the first lady had picked out personally to honor the contribution she had made to the […]

Chester Chatter: Where are the boarding houses?

Chester Chatter: Where are the boarding houses?

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In years past, almost every town had a boarding house. In Chester, we had the Hilton House of Main Street. It is now called the Inn Victoria. During World War II, Chester was very busy. The Survey company made maps for the government and hired several employees, young, […]

Fun twist on a Mexican classic that'll have picky eaters asking for more

Fun twist on a Mexican classic that’ll have picky eaters asking for more

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com There was no way I was able to get any of my children to eat refried beans, even though I could sit down and be satisfied with a can or two alone. So I took their favorite food, cheeseburgers, and it wasn’t long before I had them eating refried beans without […]

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

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 […]

Henry Homeyer: temperature, timing & more tips for starting seeds indoors

Henry Homeyer: temperature, timing & more tips for starting seeds indoors

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC By mid-March I generally am getting a bit squirrelly. Winter is nearly over but mud season is ahead. It is still many weeks until the snow is gone, the soil warm and dry enough that I can work in my garden. This is the time I like to […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2019 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 30 and applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall. Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in education or the arts. A panel of […]

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest Andover student recognized in 5th-8th grade category

Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Chloe’s poster was chosen out of 190 entries.  Her winning design will […]

South Derry fire cause called 'undetermined'

South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Unit. South Londonderry Fire Chief Jeff Duda had requested the probe.  According to a State Police press […]

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the property exploded. While firefighters were dousing the flames, Stevens, who is caretaker of the property, told The Telegraph that he heard a huge “baah-room”  […]

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Please see our updated article by clicking here. ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unoccupied guest house on a farm at 2843 Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry exploded and burst into flames shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, bringing in firefighters from as far away as Rockingham and Manchester. No one was injured. The guest house, […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

College News

College News

Vermont Tech of Randolph Center congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2018. These students  — both in the of the Practical Nursing (CT) program — received a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Matilda Caldwell of Springfield Stephanie Currie of Springfield. Ryan J. Smith of Weston has been […]

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

To the editor: Community group seeks to protect Lowell Lake

Lowell Lake is an exceptional natural resource that offers not only wonderful recreational opportunities but also the chance to experience an extraordinary and inspiring natural environment rich with animal and plant life. Lowell Lake contributes to the positive quality of life that makes our local communities so attractive, which is why so many area residents […]

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High students who may be less than comfortable with math but need math proficiency for college or careers will have a new option in the fall as the school participates in a pilot program sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. VSAC, the Vermont State […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Please note the special Friday night meeting. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 25th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified […]

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

The Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Thursday, March 14 at the Meeting Room of the Grafton Highway Garage, 220 Tom Bell Road, off Fisher Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Presentation by various agencies and commission regarding water and wastewater issues 3. Public Comment 4. […]