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Henry Homeyer: Tips for building raised beds for your garden

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building raised beds for your garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As an avid gardener I am always looking for new places to plant. I own a couple of acres of land, but over the past 49 years I’ve filled virtually every square inch of useable space with something – vegetables, flowers, trees and a little lawn. Recently I […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

The Andover Select Board will meet at the Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from May 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations Powden's question reveals boards go into executive session without knowing why

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Chester Telegraph analysis of the meetings of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors and of those of its school district boards reveals eight recent instances of lax observance of the laws that protect the public’s access to public meetings. A May 2 revelation that TRSU […]

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation Suggests informing members early, in detail about prospective executive sessions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph has rejected the account and remedy of the Open Meeting Law violation given by Paul Orzechowski, chairman of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board, contending that he did not fully address the violation and that the complaint remains unresolved. On May 7, Cynthia Prairie, […]

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

B ennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent Jackie Wilson has announced her planned retirement for one year from now, on June 30, 2020. “After 27 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent,” said Wilson, “it’s time to start the process of moving on to the next chapter.” The supervisory union includes Flood Brook School in Londonderry. “Jackie […]

WPTC's new executive artistic director debuts<br>  with 'The Fantasticks'

WPTC’s new executive artistic director debuts
with ‘The Fantasticks’

Susanna Gellert, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s new executive artistic director, will make her Weston directorial debut with the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, which will run June 20 through July 13. Gellert brings her successful history of delivering fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to classic, well-known works such as Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure and A […]

Weston board considers plan for ash beetle threat

Weston board considers plan for ash beetle threat

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, May 28 moved forward on several ongoing projects including addressing threats from the emerald ash borer beetle, and upgrade of the town website. Tree Warden Raymond Mara distributed a packet of information and proposals from the state on how to deal with […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary brought in more than $12,500 for college scholarships in its first Trivia Night fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 25 at the Chester American Legion. About 100 trivia fans competed at 16 tables of six players each to determine the Chester Trivia Champs. The winning team was The Irrelevants, consisting of Lynne Reed, Lyn […]

College News

College News

The following area students graduated from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, during commencement ceremonies on May 19: David Bryant of Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Melanie Drummond of South Londonderry, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Jordan Harmon of Londonderry, with a Bachelor of Arts degree […]

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

A memorial and celebration for Marianna McGuffin, 88, who died on Nov. 23, 2018, will be held on Saturday, June 29 in Weston beginning with an 11:30 a.m. Eucharist at the Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill Road. Burial will follow at approximately 1 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston, and remembrances will be […]

Community & Arts events: June 6-June 12

Community & Arts events: June 6-June 12

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: Settling back home

Chester Chatter: Settling back home

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ruthie’s taking the week off as she settles back into her routine at home.

Have your lemonade and eat it too

Have your lemonade and eat it too

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. At the same time, I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar without affecting the taste. I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does […]

Henry Homeyer: What happened to 'rhodies?'

Henry Homeyer: What happened to ‘rhodies?’

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Rhododendrons throughout New England are looking awful! It is common for “rhodies” to get shriveled leaves during the winter, but they normally recover in spring. Those shriveled leaves occur when warm winter days allow moisture to be given off when the ground is frozen solid – and thus […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5, 2019

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5, 2019

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Selectboard Minutes from May 15, 2019 Meeting and Special Selectboard Meeting from May 29, 2019 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Information Booth Sewer Connection; Naomi Johnson 5. Marketing […]

TRSU board agenda for June 6, 2019

TRSU board agenda for June 6, 2019

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the band room of the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 3

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 3

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: May 20, 2019 and Special Meeting, May 27, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report 5. […]

College News

College News

Christina Ricitelli of Weston was awarded a degree in May during Commencement Exercises for Curry College in Milton, Mass. Sara Crystal Cote of Baltimore received a bachelor of science degree in biology, chemistry minor, psychology minor from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. in May. The following students were named to the Dean’s List of the […]

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Preparation for the Chester High School/GMUHS Alumni Day Parade — to be held in downtown Chester on Saturday, June 8 — is in full swing. Many classes have been busy building floats for the event in hopes of beating out the Class of 1983 for first place. And everyone from the community, including alumni, businesses […]

Sweeping changes proposed to Chester zoning

Sweeping changes proposed to Chester zoning Information meetings set for June

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Chester is undergoing the most comprehensive overhaul of its zoning regulations and zoning districts since they were first enacted more than 40 years ago. The Unified Development Bylaws – as they are known – have been completely revamped and, if approved by the Select […]