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<strong>Guide to the 2019 Chester Fall Festival</strong>

Guide to the 2019 Chester Fall Festival

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 45th year, the Chester Fall Festival is a weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There’s no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall […]

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Legislation working its way through Congress will impact Individual Retirement Accounts. Learn about the proposed law and  how best to prepare for the changes that come with it when Ron Theissen speaks at the Chester Rotary First Thursday program from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Fullerton […]

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Londonderry Conservation Committee chair Irwin Kuperberg came to the Derry  Select Board on Aug. 19 asking for an endorsement of the committee’s Lowell Lake position. While Kuperberg did not get what he wanted, he didn’t come away empty handed. After recounting a number of the objections to […]

Chester town manager to retire; Select Board OKs Yosemite feasibility study funds

Chester town manager to retire; Select Board OKs Yosemite feasibility study funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester Select Board Chair Arne Jonynas announced that Town Manager David Pisha will retire effective at Town Meeting March 3, 2020. Jonynas praised Pisha saying that he came on board in August 2008 with the town’s finances “in shambles” and that he had retired a $500,000 deficit […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Community & Arts events: Aug. 28-Sept. 1

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 […]

Left in Andover: Finding our place in France

Left in Andover: Finding our place in France

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late August 1963, stranded in Helsinki, my family and I explored the city, subsisting on hearty black bread, figs and sour yogurt from an open air market. A family living near the Olympic Stadium rented us the dining room of their mansion, outfitted with five beds. An overly […]

Chester Chatter: Begin each day with a song

Chester Chatter: Begin each day with a song

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC What the world needs now, is love, sweet love. And plenty of hugs. Never have we ever needed kindness and smiles more. Over this past year, I came to realize how much it means. When the nurses and the LNAs offered me comfort and a gentle touch of […]

Obituary: Amanda Page, 67, of Springfield

Obituary: Amanda Page, 67, of Springfield

Amanda L. Page 67, died on Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, at her home in Springfield surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on May 29, 1952 in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Wallace and Priscilla (Spooner) Batchelder.  She attended schools in both Connecticut and New Hampshire. On Sept. 4, 1971, she married Rodney L. […]

Obituary: Charlene Kolenda, nurse, from Proctorsville

Obituary: Charlene Kolenda, nurse, from Proctorsville

After a lengthy illness, Charlene F. Koson Kolenda, of Proctorsville, died on Aug. 21, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Palliative and Hospice Care Facility in Lebanon, N.H., where she had been receiving the three C’s — Care, Comfort and Compassion. Ms. Kolenda was born to Jennie (Janowski) Koson and […]

Henry Homeyer: Beware the purple invader

Henry Homeyer: Beware the purple invader

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the time of year when swampy areas often are ablaze with gorgeous pink-purple flowers that dominate the wetland. These are the flowers of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), an invasive plant that you should not encourage – but that you probably can’t get rid of once established. […]

Wednesday tornado damages homes, property in Windham

Wednesday tornado damages homes, property in Windham

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tornado, spawned during a Wednesday afternoon thunderstorm damaged homes, barns and other structures and devastated trees in the Timberside section of Windham. On the Cover: Tom Grondine’s farm house sustained tree damage during Wednesday’s storm. Click any photo to launch photo gallery. Meteorologist Ray O’Keefe, of […]

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Aug. 29

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Aug. 29

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen’s Comments 2. Scoping Report presentation and discussion regarding bridge project involving Thompson Bridge, Jewett Bridge and Palmer Bridge; VTrans 3. Scoping Report […]

Weston board opens bids, prepping for winter

Weston board opens bids, prepping for winter

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC It may have been the middle of August, but winter was in the air at the Weston Select Board meeting last Tuesday, Aug. 13, as the board opened bids for winter sand and fuel oil and discussed heating contract expenses for the town annex among other issues. […]

GMUSD board learns of $189,000 deficit, will start budget process months early

GMUSD board learns of $189,000 deficit, will start budget process months early

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Budgeting was front and center on Thursday night as the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District learned that it would be starting the process with a deficit of more than $189,000. In the end, the board also decided to change the way it compiles its […]

Derry Rescue Squad building damaged in an 'inside job'

Derry Rescue Squad building damaged in an ‘inside job’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Kevin Beattie, of the Londonderry Rescue Squad, was preparing to head out to a rescue in Winhall Monday evening. A woman had slipped at a pond and he could make use of the specialized equipment on the Rescue 1 truck to aid in her recovery. He turned from […]

Simultaneous alarms send Chester firefighters in opposite directions

Simultaneous alarms send Chester firefighters in opposite directions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two nearly simultaneous alarms sent Chester firefighters in opposite directions Tuesday night, Aug. 20. At about 7:31 p.m. dispatchers called the Chester department to alert them that a sprinkler alarm had been activated at Stone House Antiques, 557 Rt. 103 South and, moments later, a second call […]

Travis Barton, 38, of Perkinsville

Travis Barton, 38, of Perkinsville

Travis J. Barton 38, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.  He was born July 4, 1981 in Claremont, N.H., the son of Edwin T. and Lauren (Congdon) Barton.  He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School in 2000. He married Christina M. Libby on Feb. 8, 2001. She died just […]

Christina Barton, 38, of Perkinsville

Christina Barton, 38, of Perkinsville

Christina M. (Libby) Barton, 38, died after a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.  She was born May 3, 1981 in Springfield and lived in Perkinsville She attended Springfield  schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 2000. On Feb. 8, 2001 she married Travis […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Aug. 26

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Aug. 26

The Chester Development Review Board will meet for a site visit at 982 Old Stage Road beginning at 5:20 p.m. followed by its public meeting at 6 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 26, which will take place at Chester Town Hall. Below is its agenda. 5:20 pm Site Visit 982 Old Stage Rd. 6:00 pm Public […]

Weston's 'Virginia Woolf' challenges actors, audience

Weston’s ‘Virginia Woolf’ challenges actors, audience

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse closes its mainstage summer season with Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning black comedy/drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. This is a marathon evening; opening night ran three-plus hours. It is an endurance test that challenges four actors to create larger-than-life characters out of reams of Albee’s caustic […]