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College News

College News

Noah Wetherald of Weston graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College, of Ithaca, N.Y.,  with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry. Hollister A. Olson of Plymouth graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in May, receiving a bachelor of arts degree majoring in mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. John Holleran of Chester, who is […]

Grafton Special Select Board meeting for July 8, 2019

Grafton Special Select Board meeting for July 8, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at Town Hall, 117 Main St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Town Clerk Treasurer: Set tax rate. 3. Public Comment 4. Other Business 5. Date of next Selectboard Meetings: Selectboard Special Meeting on Town […]

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women's softball enthusiast

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women’s softball enthusiast

On Monday, June 17, 2019, Betsy Lou (Merrill) Taft passed away peacefully in the care of Elmwood Nursing Home in Claremont, N.H. She was 74. She was born on Feb. 9, 1945 in Hanover, N.H., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Merrill. Ms. Taft was continually involved in community sports and is remembered as one […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for July 1, 2019

Grafton Select Board meeting for July 1, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1 at the Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: June 17, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard (June 21,2019) 4. School Merger discussion with members of the New Board 5. Highway Report: […]

Community & Arts Events: July 5-July 10, 2019

Community & Arts Events: July 5-July 10, 2019

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: Bill Newhall's whole grain life

Left in Andover: Bill Newhall’s whole grain life

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Technically I was underage the summer that health food nut Bill Newhall tapped me to run his whole wheat bakery in the ell next to the fudge shop in the Weston Mill Yard. In the mid-1960s, baking with whole grains was an anomaly in rural Vermont. This enterprise, […]

Chester Chatter: The days of child's play

Chester Chatter: The days of child’s play

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As kids, our favorite thing to play in our neighborhood was cowboys and Indians. We began by choosing to either be a cowboy or an Indian. The sidewalks, backyards and nearby woods were our battlefield. Someone would give a war cry and away we went. We made the […]

S is for summer and salmon cakes

S is for summer and salmon cakes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Simple, beautifully accented with veggies and cheese and using up some Old Bay seasoning many of you have in the cupboard. 1 1/4 cups plain dried breadcrumbs, divided 1 (15 ounce) can of salmon, drained well 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed 1/3 cup whole kernel corn 1 medium potato, peeled and […]

Editorial: Next step in openness: Process, clarity in school budgeting

Editorial: Next step in openness: Process, clarity in school budgeting

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the satisfactory resolution of the Open Meeting Law violation and other issues, the Green Mountain Unified District Board of Directors seems to be getting a firm grip on its responsibilities, stepping away from the rubber-stamp function that seems expected by the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. But the […]

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for July 2, 2019

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for July 2, 2019

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. for a special meeting. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve June 5, 2019 Select board Minutes and Executive Session Record 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Request for use of town property; Pat Budnick 5. Information […]

Henry Homeyer: Flowers in bloom that make me swoon

Henry Homeyer: Flowers in bloom that make me swoon

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC My earliest memory of a flower dates back to spring, 1948, when I was just 2 years old and living in Hingham, Massachusetts (we moved away that fall, so I know the year). My mother, sister and I were walking through a pine woods when we encountered a […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 1, 2019

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 1, 2019

The Select  Board for the town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1 at the Town Office 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. Minutes Approval – Meeting(s) of June 17, 2019 & June […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 1, 2019

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 1, 2019

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday July 1, 2019. Please note the change of place due to work being done on Town Hall. The meeting will be held at the NewsBank Conference Center,  352 Main Street, Chester. Review minutes of June 3rd and June 17th, 2019 […]

Derry board tackles Flood Brook backups

Derry board tackles Flood Brook backups Changes in policy, hauler at Transfer Station; VSP contract renewed

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, June 17 meeting — and with just four days left in the school year — the Londonderry Select Board heard from Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre on problems with cars backing up onto Route 11 during morning dropoff. Board Member George Mora remarked that […]

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District continued to move toward both greater autonomy from and oversight of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20. In the wake of Open Meeting Law complaints and the revelation that there […]

To the editor: Spater Scholarship announces closing

To the editor: Spater Scholarship announces closing

Dear Community Friends, Family and Sponsors, We have reflected on all we have collectively accomplished over the past 19 years. It’s amazing to think that we have awarded well over $140,000 to deserving Green Mountain Union High School students during this time. We have had high standards for our awards, and we sought the bright […]

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry announced today, Tuesday, June 25 that it has received Act 250 approval to double the size of its snowmaking pond to approximately 9 million gallons while taking the pond “off stream” to help create a better aquatic environment for fish downstream. The Act 250 […]

College News

College News

Christopher Diak of Chester has recently graduated from Middlebury College magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and religion. After graduating from Compass School in 2013, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy to study film before enrolling at Middlebury. This fall, he will begin a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard University, where he […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Corporate Lactation Services expands in new Chester location; Springfield native tapped to head new tech campus; hospital lab earns CAP accreditation

Corporate Lactation Services expands in new Chester location Corporate Lactation Services of Chester announces its move to a new location at 7 Pineview Drive, off Route 103 South, as well as an expansion of breastfeeding support to include on-site lactation visits. When new mothers in southern Vermont are needing assistance with their breastfeeding experience, they […]

Ernest Naylor Jr., 55, loved spending time with family

Ernest Naylor Jr., 55, loved spending time with family

Ernest “Ernie” R. Naylor Jr., 55, of Springfield died unexpectedly on Jan. 3, 2019 of a heart attack. He was born April 15, 1963 to the late Ernest R. Naylor Sr. and Edna (Kendall) Naylor Mr. Naylor attended school in Chester, and worked for Fournier Sawmill and HP Kiln in the area.  While living in […]