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Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

The Development Review Board for Chester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Town Hall following the two site visits listed below. 5:15 p.m. Site Visit 1726 VT Rt. 103 South 5:25 p.m. Site Visit 2206 Green Mtn. Turnpike 6 p.m. Public meeting 1) Review draft minutes from the June 24th meeting 2) Citizens comments […]

To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

To the editor: Public feedback sought on proposed health insurance rate hikes

I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions. I heard answers like: greed because they can because there is no incentive to cut costs and because we have […]

College News

College News

Kaya Mulligan of South Londonderry has been named to the President’s List for Champlain College of Burlington for the spring 2019 semester. Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. Mulligan is majoring in Social Work. The following students have been named to the Champlain […]

Nature Museum hires new exec director

Nature Museum hires new exec director

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As it embarks on celebrating its 30th anniversary — and with eyes toward a new phase of program and facility expansion — the Nature Museum announces the appointment of  Vanessa Stern as its new executive director. The museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, and is open 10 a.m. to […]

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

To the editor: Derry Conservation Commission responds to state Lowell Lake plans

The Londonderry Conservation Commission has issued the following statement in response to plans proposed by the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation: STATEMENT ON LOWELL LAKE We of the Londonderry Conservation Commission, in keeping with the powers and duties required of us under 24 V.S.A. § 4505, have: Studied the Lowell Lake State Park Long Range […]

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Chester following an illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Charles “Peanut” and Barbara (O’Dell) Bertrand. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1972. Mr.. Bertrand served […]

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

GM Unified District Board agenda for July 18

The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Green Mountain High School Library, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 20, 2019 […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 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 the July 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Left in Andover: Living off of and for the land

Left in Andover: Living off of and for the land

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In 1979, my parents gifted me two cabins and some land, the one-time ‘back forty’ of our Popplewood Farm in Andover. I have lived there ever since. This head start made it possible for me to pursue my “impractical” life-long career as a potter, and my husband, his […]

Chester Chatter: When owning a car was a luxury

Chester Chatter: When owning a car was a luxury

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC My father though himself mighty lucky to have gotten a job at the Fellows Gear Shaper during the early 1940s. He had five daughters to support. His pay did not stretch far enough to allow him to purchase a car and he instead walked to work each day. […]

Bringing the garden and orchard to the table

Bringing the garden and orchard to the table

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Such a simple and surprisingly different pasta dish that reminds you of Florida. The crisp flavor of orange juice cuts into the chicken broth perfectly. If you use fat free chicken broth, you have dramatically altered the fat content of this dish, which only enhances the allure of this great summertime […]

Community & Arts events: July 20-July 24

Community & Arts events: July 20-July 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: garden thugs to love or hate

Henry Homeyer: garden thugs to love or hate

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I’ve never subscribed to the old saying that “Children should be seen and not heard.” So it shouldn’t surprise you that I don’t insist that all the flowers in my garden stay in place each year, and that those that do wander are not necessarily disciplined with a […]

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as Windham County sheriff. He will be sworn in tomorrow, Thursday, July 11. Anderson fills the vacancy left by Keith Clark, who retired June 30 after 12 years as sheriff. Anderson brings more than 15 years of law enforcement experience to the role, including extensive […]

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley's claim

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley’s claim

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting hadn’t even begun last night when board member Mike Ripley’s radio came to life with a call for the Ludlow Ambulance – on which he serves – and he was out the door. That was unfortunate, because Cavendish Acting Fire Chief […]

Restoration begins on Chester Town Hall

Restoration begins on Chester Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For years, Chester Select Board members have complained about the state of Town Hall during their twice monthly meetings on the second floor of 556 Elm St. Former member Bill Lindsay was particularly vocal about the embarrassing state of the historic building, often taking time during meetings […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Highway Report: Open Sealed Bids: Chester Hill Culvert; Truck – 2500 Pickup Truck 3. Other Business 4. Date of Next Selectboard Meetings: July 18, 2019 at Town Garage. […]

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet in a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Attorney/VLCT Guidance on proper procedure.* 3. Town Plan – Pursuant to 24 VSA 4385, this is a Selectboard meeting following the first public […]

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

To the editor: Tips from Social Security Admin

Social Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement and more. There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information. By using www.socialsecurity.gov, you know that what you’re reading and […]

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates across Vermont and New Hampshire, including one to Chester resident Rachel Guerra. Brett Smith, president and CEO of One Credit Union, noted that to qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible […]