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Derry Main St. paving wraps for season as town begins to focus on future Master Plan

Derry Main St. paving wraps for season as town begins to focus on future Master Plan

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry’s Main Street paving project will continue into November, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe announced at Monday’s Londonderry Select Board meeting, and the project is on-schedule to be completed this fall with the exception of a wear coat — the final driving surface for the newly paved road that […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 28

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 28

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, with appropriate distancing in place. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the September 14th meeting. […]

A new masthead, new logo for The Telegraph

A new masthead, new logo for The Telegraph

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since its inception eight and a half years ago, The Chester Telegraph has sported this masthead: We chose the font — an old style typewriter font — and the hand on the telegraph keys to harken back to a time when the telegraph lines followed the railroad tracks, which were so […]

Year after blaze, Timber Works rises from ashes

Year after blaze, Timber Works rises from ashes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A year ago this week, a fire in a dumpster outside Vermont Timber Works in North Springfield spread to the building destroying it in a massive blaze fueled by exploding propane and gas tanks inside the building. Just shy of a year later,  the company is back, […]

Act 250 denies Chester town gravel pit application

Act 250 denies Chester town gravel pit application

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a decision released on Friday, Sept. 18, the District 2 Environmental Commission denied the Town of Chester’s application to open a municipal gravel pit on a 139-acre property the town purchased as a site for a back-up tank for its water system. The site is off […]

Left in Andover: Treasures within the thrift shops

Left in Andover: Treasures within the thrift shops

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The boxes of hand-me-downs mailed to us every fall by Mom’s cousins in Cincinnati were a high point of my young life growing up in Andover. We kids had never met these cousins in person but, like clockwork, one of them seemed to have always just outgrown my […]

Chester Chatter: Drive-ins were for family time

Chester Chatter: Drive-ins were for family time

By Ruthie Douglas 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Some Saturdays, my mother would begin to pop popcorn, filling a big paper bag and adding butter and salt. It was a signal that my sister and I understood. Later we would be going to the drive-in movies in Bellows Falls, one of my family’s favorite things to […]

Chester Select Board Special Hearing set for Sept. 23

Chester Select Board Special Hearing set for Sept. 23

The Select  Board of the Town of Chester will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to 20 V.S.A. § 3546 as well as the Town of Chester Dog Ordinance at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at the Chester Town Hall, Second Floor and via Zoom, to hear evidence and receive testimony on a complaint […]

Henry Homeyer: bedtime for the garden

Henry Homeyer: bedtime for the garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Big yellow school buses are on the road again; or at least a few of them. Tree leaves in the swamps are turning red. Frost and cold weather are sneaking up on us. This year I resolve to get my garden put to bed early so that I […]

Scott allows bar seating with restrictions; lodgings can now book at 100 percent

Scott allows bar seating with restrictions; lodgings can now book at 100 percent

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott has “turned the spigot” for the hospitality sector this week, allowing for lodging to increase to 100 percent capacity and for restaurants and bars to offer bar seating with some restrictions. Lodging may now book 100 percent of rooms, however travelers should either be from Vermont or if […]

Police seek help identifying credit card thieves

Police seek help identifying credit card thieves

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect or suspects who used a credit card stolen from a car at the end of August. According to a Vermont State Police press release, someone broke into a car that was parked at 1136 Guilford Center Road in Guilford […]

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

Due to a technical Google error, a cancellation notice was accidentally sent out concerning this meeting. This meeting is NOT Canceled. Below is the agenda. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679 or by phone 646-876-9923. Below […]

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

National Small Business Week will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 22-24. The annual event is virtual this year and was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This […]

Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Like many other fall events this year, the popular Grafton Firefighters Fall Festival Tag Sale has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This would have been the 40th year for the Tag Sale. However, to keep the tradition alive the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary has created a new event. A raffle will be held on […]

To the editor: Balanced budget can't make up for lost federal aid

To the editor: Balanced budget can’t make up for lost federal aid

Dithering in Washington has left a lot of states scrambling to figure out how to pay for the support and services their citizens desperately need. In Vermont, Washington’s paralysis means the legislature will have just over a month to determine whether the $7.1 billion budget Gov. Phil Scott proposed for the current fiscal year will […]

To the editor: As school year starts, Weathersfield school board chair grateful to all

To the editor: As school year starts, Weathersfield school board chair grateful to all

For all the struggles that went into reopening schools this summer, Nature did smile on Vermont’s teachers and learners this week as our kids returned to school: conditions have been perfect for outdoor activity. Going in circles around my hay fields, I had a lot of time to think and feel a surge of thankfulness […]

Left in Andover: Peru Fair pottery sales & parades

Left in Andover: Peru Fair pottery sales & parades

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ever since 1984, when I got serious about earning a living as a potter, I have looked forward to my annual Peru Fair “seconds sale” as a chance to clear away the old, to make space for the new — my pottery New Year’s celebration of sorts. In […]

Chester Chatter: A sad but true tale of cash cows

Chester Chatter: A sad but true tale of cash cows

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont farmer doesn’t always need to count on the New York City stock exchange for big money. On one hot summer night with our bedroom windows wide open, I awoke to hear the pounding of hooves and cows stampeding down the dirt road. Worse than that, I […]

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

This meeting was canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679  or by phone 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 16

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 16

The Select Board for the town of Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 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 join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/join […]