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Left in Andover: Following the golden thread

Left in Andover: Following the golden thread

By Susan Leader © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A sermon by the distinguished guest preacher the Rev. Roland T. Heacock, presented at Simonsville Church in the summer of 1966, was instructive as to how to live a righteous life. The imagery was striking in his “Golden Thread” sermon: “I am giving you a thread, a […]

Chester Chatter: Welcome to a glorious fall

Chester Chatter: Welcome to a glorious fall

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hills are alive with color. It is the season that Vermont is the place to be. Down here in the valley, all we have to do is look up. How my sisters could be happy living in Dallas and Miami, I could only wonder. They did admit […]

Henry Homeyer: Putting the garden to bed

Henry Homeyer: Putting the garden to bed

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Pardon me for saying so, but it’s time to get ready for winter. That’s right. A few days ago (or was it weeks?) we were swimming in the ocean and lounging in the sun. But we’ve had frost, and I’ve seen serious snow as early as October 15. […]

Cavendish Select Board agenda for Oct. 15

Cavendish Select Board agenda for Oct. 15

The Cavendish Select Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 15 instead of the regular day of Monday Oct. 14 at the town office 37 High Street in Cavendish. Below is its agenda 1. Call the meeting to order 2. Act upon minutes of September 9th, 2019. 3. Hear Citizens […]

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 17

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 17

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 17 in the Library at Green Mountain High School, 716 Route 103 South in Chester. Below is its agenda. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. EXECUTIVE SESSION: a. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 16

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 16

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 16 on the second floor of Town Hall, 556 Elm Street, Chester. Below is its agenda: Approve Minutes from the October 2, 2019 Selectboard Meeting and Executive Session Citizen Comments Old Business Church Street Scoping Study Alternatives Discussion Temporary Sign […]

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry

Emerald ash borer found in Londonderry Surrounding towns now seen as infected or high risk

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation has announced that the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has been decimating ash trees from Michigan to Maine, now has been found in Londonderry. According to a statement released Thursday, the infested area includes all of Londonderry, Windham, […]

Obituary: Joan Barton, 82, of Perkinsville

Obituary: Joan Barton, 82, of Perkinsville

Joan Barton, 82, of Perkinsville, passed away on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1937 in Springfield, the daughter of Edwin and Marjorie (Hollinbrook) Bromley. She attended Springfield schools, graduating with the Springfield High School Class of 1955. On […]

Telegraph among 4 finalists for investigative journalism award

Telegraph among 4 finalists for investigative journalism award

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph is one of four finalists for a national journalism award in the Investigative Journalism category for its series on Vermont Open Meeting Law violations within the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. The contest is sponsored by Local Independent Online Publishers, a professional organization of about 300 mostly digital […]

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s an old saying in the ski industry that goes “the season doesn’t start until Dec. 26.” And that leaves just over 11 weeks for Magic Mountain in Londonderry to install the fixed quad lift it bought from Stratton Mountain a year and a half ago, but […]

Chester board continues work on manager search

Chester board continues work on manager search First select board meeting in refurbished town hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board took another step toward conducting a search for someone to replace Town Manager David Pisha, who will step down from the post on Town Meeting Day next year. Acknowledging that the window for conducting the search is growing smaller, the board approved an […]

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Andover resident Barbara Brady celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 5 with 45 friends and family at the former Baba a Louis Bakery in Chester. Brady and her late husband Joe, who died in 2015, were both New Jersey natives and had built a home in Andover to indulge […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 14

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 14

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Sept. 30th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Deliberative session to review previous matters

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at Town Offices, 956 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 Sept. 23 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Derry Select Board agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

Derry Select Board agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Executive Session – The appointment or employment or evaluation of […]

Aging Chester Congregational Church seeks 'replanting'

Aging Chester Congregational Church seeks ‘replanting’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Next June, after 247 years, the ministry of the Chester Congregational Church, at 469 Main St., will come to an end. But if all goes well, it will also be the beginning of a new ministry, according to Pastor Susan E. Moody. With congregation membership hovering at […]

Left in Andover: Keeping up with Anne Mausolff

Left in Andover: Keeping up with Anne Mausolff

By Susan Leader 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC While visiting Middletown Cemetery in Andover this summer, I met a man paying his respects to his dad and son, whose ashes he had scattered guerrilla-style between two boulders where were no gravestones. Both had loved roaming nearby Markham Mountain to hunt, though neither had ever lived in […]

Chester Chatter: Grandpa's toys create sunshine

Chester Chatter: Grandpa’s toys create sunshine

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A rainy gloomy day, like today, gets me recalling times of long ago. In my grandparents’ home, there was a large attic. My grandpa hung two swings in it for my sister and me. When we were bored with summer school vacation, my sister Marie and I often […]

Henry Homeyer: Juice your fruit and store it too

Henry Homeyer: Juice your fruit and store it too

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For me, this has been a banner year for grapes. I have just a couple of plants, but they are large and vigorous. They are the Concord type with big seeds. I know one is a ‘Purple Valiant’, but the other name is long forgotten. They are quite […]

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to pick up a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus this morning. According to a VSP press release, the girl was waiting for a bus on Fort Hill Road in Putney […]