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Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 21

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 21

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  In person attendance is limited to 25 people, so please consider if your physical attendance is needed or if you can participate via Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 […]

Angela Neyman, 51, formerly of the Chester area

Angela Neyman, 51, formerly of the Chester area

Angela “Angie” Beth Neyman of Rutland peacefully joined her parents Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Angie was born at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on July 25, 1969, the daughter of Bernice Orchitt and Stewart Haselton. Angie lived in the Chester area and graduated Green Mountain Union High School in 1988. After high school, she spent the next […]

Woman critical after hit-and-run in W. Wardsboro

Woman critical after hit-and-run in W. Wardsboro State Police seek information on Saturday night incident

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car who hit and critically injured a West Wardsboro woman on Saturday night, then fled. According to a VSP press release, Deborah Ayers, 65, was found semi-conscious on the Stratton Arlington Road around 8 […]

Left in Andover: Some heroes don't wear capes

Left in Andover: Some heroes don’t wear capes

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was little, my family made frequent trips to Bennington from Andover to visit our aunts. We developed various rituals coming into town including who could catch sight first of the Bennington Battle Monument. Then, yelling “keppel” (Yiddish for head), we ducked our heads in unison as […]

Chester Chatter: A slower pace, a time for visiting

Chester Chatter: A slower pace, a time for visiting

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A walk around the village streets of Chester in the 1950s looks different than today. Starting low on Route 103 was Putnam’s Diner, where the yard was nearly always filled with tractor trailer trucks. It was open nearly 24 hours a day. Moving up the road was the […]

To the editor: Tom Bock for State Representative Windsor 3-1

To the editor: Tom Bock for State Representative Windsor 3-1

Experience and dedication are two of many factors why I am asking the voters of our district to vote for Tom Bock. Tom has a long history of dedicated public service on several levels. Service on the boards of Selectmen, Chester Planning Commission, chair of the Regional Planning Commission, membership on the Chester Economic Development […]

Henry Homeyer: October blooming trees, shrubs and flowers

Henry Homeyer: October blooming trees, shrubs and flowers

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer has faded and gone. Autumn’s bright foliage does compensate, somewhat, for the dearth of flowers, but a few of my trees, shrubs, and several perennials bloom in October. I treasure them, let’s take a look. Starting in early September, but varying greatly from year to year, my […]

Weekly Update: As Covid-19 cases rise slightly, emergency declaration extended to Nov. 15

Weekly Update: As Covid-19 cases rise slightly, emergency declaration extended to Nov. 15

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott extended the State of Emergency in Vermont on Thursday for another month, through Nov. 15. This gives Scott the authority  continue to implement and manage state guidelines in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health continued to see higher than usual new positive […]

David Draper Cook, 54, of Benson, N.C.

David Draper Cook, 54, of Benson, N.C.

David Draper Cook, 54, of Benson, N.C., passed away at UNC Johnston Health Care in Smithfield, N.C., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. He was born in Plymouth County, Mass., on Oct. 22, 1965 to the late Richard Miles Cook Sr. and Lerena Leah Vezina Cook. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ronald […]

To the editor: State Rep. Tom Bock deserves our vote

To the editor: State Rep. Tom Bock deserves our vote

Tom Bock has served the residents of our town and legislative district with care and should be re-elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.  As a business owner, select person, local and regional planning commission member and a Chester resident, Tom knows well the needs and concerns of the people and places within our legislative […]

Candace Cook, 66, of Chester

Candace Cook, 66, of Chester

Candace P. Cook, 66, of Chester, passed away on Tuesday evening Oct. 13, 2020 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. She was born on  June 6, 1954 in Springfield, the daughter of Walden F. and Louise (Grover) Page, and attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School with the Class of  1972. On July […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 19

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 19

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Oct. 19 via Zoom. To join the meeting click on this link –  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 By phone, call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID:​810 2925 6359 Below is the commission’s agenda. 1. Review October 5, 2020 minutes. 2. Citizen comments. […]

Weston firefighters seek new building; board appoints rep for Communications Union District

Weston firefighters seek new building; board appoints rep for Communications Union District

By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Volunteer Fire Department may be getting a new home following a preliminary presentation by Fire Chief Ryan Hart and Firefighter Jake Hart at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Weston Select Board. In their appeal, presented by Jake Hart, the fire company requested that, as […]

'Little library' for food installed at Smitty's Market

‘Little library’ for food installed at Smitty’s Market

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another effort to eliminate food insecurity in area communities, Smitty’s Chester Market and Chester Helping Hands have teamed up to install a food pantry for those who are in need. On Wednesday morning, Stu Stocker and Smitty’s owner Garrison Smith could be found leveling a wooden […]

Vermont drops out of 'green zone' for Covid-19, White House says

Vermont drops out of ‘green zone’ for Covid-19, White House says

By Liz Essley Whyte Center for Public Integrity Oct. 13, 2020 The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust. Sign up to receive our stories. More than half of states are in the “red zone” for new Covid-19 cases, meaning they had more than 100 new cases for […]

College News

College News

William Baker of Londonderry is a graduate of Colgate University in the Class of 2020. Baker, a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Religion at Colgate, located in Hamilton, N.Y. Cassie Call of Proctorsville has been named to the Dean’s List of the University of Saint […]

Prospects for Church St. sidewalk in Chester distant, dimmer

Prospects for Church St. sidewalk in Chester distant, dimmer Pinske questions loan fund, election update

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Many Chester residents who use Church Street as part of their walking route have long asked for a sidewalk to separate them from the traffic. But the possibility of that happening dimmed a bit on Wednesday night as Christina Haskins of Dufresne Group gave a presentation to […]

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for 'normal' Halloween

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for ‘normal’ Halloween

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Countless holidays and traditions are being re-configured in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Halloween has not been spared. While traditional trick-or-treating practices have come into question due to social distancing requirements, many community groups have modified their annual events so that the holiday can still be […]

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets state regional stimulus grant The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the state Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from  partners including the communities of Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow and Weston. Individual community grants […]

To the editor: Rep. Christensen urges voters to back Arrison for Statehouse

To the editor: Rep. Christensen urges voters to back Arrison for Statehouse

I am writing in support of John Arrison to be our next state representative to the Vermont legislature, representing Weathersfield and Cavendish. Arrison has the community in mind, no matter what job he has taken on. I know he will help Cavendish and Weathersfield with the experience, the determination and the dedication called for, and […]