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Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Chester Police, Fire and Ambulance were called for a crash that sheered off a utility pole along Rt. 103 south bringing down wires and stopping traffic. But when they arrived, they found an empty car. According to a CPD press […]

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage Hospital’s 70th Annual Hospital Fair Day is going virtual this year as it seeks to raise $34,800 for technologically advanced hospital beds that will provide increased comfort and safety for patients and nurses. Donations of new or used items of high value including jewelry, cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, and boats are greatly […]

Op-ed: Why are you 'white?'

Op-ed: Why are you ‘white?’

By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently posed a question to my friends on Facebook who identify as white: “Do you know how you came to be called white? Do you know why?” Those who responded shared their experiences of living in white skin, but none could cite the source of those […]

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

To the editor: Windham Fire Co. cancels fund-raiser amid Covid-19; 50/50 raffle to take place

This year has brought some very unexpected changes to our daily lives. All of us have felt the impact of Covid-19. Here in Vermont we are fortunate that the virus has not affected us as gravely as our neighboring states, but we must take precautions nonetheless. I am sorry to report that the Windham Volunteer […]

August Celebration of Life for Patricia Larson of Chester

August Celebration of Life for Patricia Larson of Chester

Patricia C. Larson of Chester peacefully passed away in April with her family at her side. She was 89. The family invites you to her Celebration of Life, a memorial service to be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery at 893 High St., in Chester at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. A gathering and […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 both at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. Town Hall attendance is limited to 25 people. To access the meeting through Zoom click https://zoom.us/join use Meeting ID: 829 4001 5210 or  click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82940015210 1. Approve Minutes from the June 17, […]

Left in Andover: Vegetarians in meat-filled world

Left in Andover: Vegetarians in meat-filled world

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As a hyper-sensitive vegetarian child in the 1950s I avoided close-up contact with the chickens my family kept for eggs. Obscured underneath their pretty feathers, my X-ray vision detected dead poultry as displayed at the supermarket. My little brother, on the other hand, enjoyed picking them up and […]

Chester Chatter: A time to get organized

Chester Chatter: A time to get organized

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Stop everyone. Take a minute and don’t make comparisons between the Depression and how we are living right now. Back in the 1930s, many people didn’t have a telephone, a radio or a car. This year as we have been told to stay at home, we at least […]

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb Chester one of few area towns to allow fireworks

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for a surge of 54 cases in a week, over twice the increase of last week, with the largest jump of 20 cases being reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in Vermont on Saturday stood at […]

Henry Homeyer: first steps in designing your garden

Henry Homeyer: first steps in designing your garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Let’s say you have just purchased a house and want to create beautiful gardens. How should you begin? I recently visited Gordon and Mary Hayward, both garden designers, at their home in Westminster West, Vermont. Their gardens are as nice as any private gardens I have seen, and […]

A Complex Equation: State issues rules that are not negotiable

A Complex Equation: State issues rules that are not negotiable Part 2 on reopening schools in the Time of Covid-19

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the second in a series of articles on what schools will have to plan for when they open in the fall. To read Part 1 click here. The most volatile variable in any plan to reopen schools this fall will be the public health situation. […]

College News

College News

 Julia Howard of Chester has been named to winter 2020 Dean’s List of Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, N.H.  Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Mary Turner of Chester, a Television-Radio major, was named to […]

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

Pediatric Nurse Cynthia Howes of Chester joins Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Cynthia Howes, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Most recently employed at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro, Howes will begin seeing patients, babies through age 21, at Grace Cottage in mid-August. A 1983 graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at State University […]

A one-of-a-kind commencement

A one-of-a-kind commencement Following a parade, Green Mountain High graduates 47 in hours-long event: Video and Photo gallery

Parade video by Cynthia Prairie, Cap toss video by Tuckerman Wunderle, edited by Leah M. Cunningham Photos and story by Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Starting at 1 p.m. under a cloudless sky and ending just before 6 p.m. with darkening clouds on Friday, Green Mountain High’s commencement for the Class of 2020 […]

To the editor: Thanks to all for Family Center's successful Empty Bowl Fundraiser

To the editor: Thanks to all for Family Center’s successful Empty Bowl Fundraiser

The Chester-Andover Family Center Empty Bowl Soup Take Out Fundraiser, held June 10, raised $4,000 to support its Financial Assistance and Food Shelf programs. In addition to all who participated by reserving soup meals and making generous donations, we have many to acknowledge and thank. Jess Holmes and Paul Frasca, chef-owners of the Country Girl […]

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a meeting with plenty of discussion but little action, on Monday, June 15, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe told the Londonderry Select Board that he will continue to work on a draft of a town ordinance to ban the burning of trash. He said he will base Londonderry’s […]

Left in Andover: Between Chester and home

Left in Andover: Between Chester and home

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As a child in the 1950s, I developed my home town identity attending Peaseville School in Andover. The other kids and families who lived scattered among the surrounding hills were my world. Their names, faces and home places are forever etched in my brain like points on a […]

Chester Chatter: Fireworks at the Douglas farm

Chester Chatter: Fireworks at the Douglas farm

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As a little girl, I loved fireworks. In the years of my growing up, anyone could shoot off fireworks in their backyard, their driveway or the street. You didn’t have to wait to use fireworks for any particular time because you could celebrate birthdays, a new baby, an […]

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover Recovery closes Route 11 on Friday and Saturday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A truck carrying a new, empty storage cask for nuclear fuel rods bound for Vermont Yankee in Vernon crashed just before 10 a.m. on Friday in Andover, leading to a two-day recovery effort. According to Vermont State Police, the east-bound truck rolled over on Route 11 near […]

Henry Homeyer: warding against pests and diseases

Henry Homeyer: warding against pests and diseases

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC My gardening grandfather came over from Germany around 1910. He was an organic gardener, perhaps because there were few chemicals sold to kill bugs and diseases back then. He gardened the old fashioned way: hen manure for fertilizer, hand picking to keep potato beetles under control, and a […]