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Chester town budget underspent so far this year

Chester town budget underspent so far this year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With 75 percent of the year past, the town of Chester had spent about 65 percent of its annual budget, having hit the brakes earlier this year when it looked as though the Covid-19 pandemic would result in delayed or delinquent property tax collection. At its Oct. […]

Clerks: Mail-in voting pace is brisk, few errors

Clerks: Mail-in voting pace is brisk, few errors Voter registration rolls see a jump

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Area residents are embracing mail-in voting in substantial numbers and making very few mistakes, according to several town clerks. And, since Sept. 2 more than 200 people have registered to vote in nine towns. The Vermont Secretary of State used that date as the cutoff for mailing […]

Local money in the presidential race

Local money in the presidential race NYT analysis details donation amounts, donor numbers

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, the New York Times published an analysis of campaign contributions by ZIP code. The reporters teased out the number of donations from April 1 through Oct. 14 and estimated their amounts by every ZIP code in the United States and looked at factors behind the numbers including education. The […]

Douglas Metcalf, 69, of Perkinsville

Douglas Metcalf, 69, of Perkinsville

Douglas Lynn Metcalf, 69, passed away at his Perkinsville home on Sunday morning Oct. 25, 2020. He was born May 18, 1951 in Springfield, the son of Robert F. and Catherine (Cook) Metcalf. He graduated from Chester High School with the Class of 1969. Douglas worked for himself in the masonry industry — Arrowhead Stoneworks […]

Political sign waving in Chester

Political sign waving in Chester

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cars filled with excited children lined the Green Mountain High School driveway well before the 6 p.m. start time for the Halloween celebration on Saturday. Dressed in orange, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley welcomed families and directed traffic. Waiting for the kids to cruise by were ghouls, […]

Wreath-decorating workshops in Chester; Townscape preps trench for tulips at CAES

Wreath-decorating workshops in Chester; Townscape preps trench for tulips at CAES

Wreath-decorating workshops at St. Luke’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester will be holding seven holiday wreath-decorating workshops from Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place, and each workshop is limited to six participants. Classes are $50 per person but those who register and […]

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative, the regional substance misuse prevention organization located in Londonderry, announces Samantha Pearce as its community health epidemiologist, a new position funded by a federal grant. Pearce, who recently earned her master’s in Public Health from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, will oversee designing, collecting and analyzing statistical data to measure […]

<strong>The emerald ash borer: </strong>What we know, what's being done, what we can do, what we can expect

The emerald ash borer: What we know, what’s being done, what we can do, what we can expect

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last October, a Londonderry landowner found a green beetle with a red abdomen lodged in his door. Inspection from a forester and entomologist confirmed that the insect was the invasive emerald ash borer that — though first found in Vermont in 2018 — was not expected in the region […]

Left in Andover: The sword, and the stones of the Bennington Battle Monument

Left in Andover: The sword, and the stones of the Bennington Battle Monument

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In late June of this year, the bronze sword attached to the statue of General John Stark at the Bennington Battle Monument site went missing, but was found within a matter of hours. Was removing Stark’s sword a political act, a copy cat action related to the dismantling […]

Chester Chatter: When the norm was repair, recycle and re-use

Chester Chatter: When the norm was repair, recycle and re-use

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I my family home growing up, we were not very quick to throw away anything. Instead, we recycled or repaired. Downtown, there was a repair shop and that gentleman stayed very busy. My mother would send me there when she had a problem with any small appliance. The […]

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

While fishing is a terrific activity that is fun for all ages and ability levels, it is almost inevitable that the line will get snagged, caught or just plain snapped. If left in the water or on the shore, it poses a hazard for not just boat propellers but also for wildlife of all kinds. […]

To the editor: I will be voting for Tom Bock

To the editor: I will be voting for Tom Bock

Election Day is coming soon, and I will be voting for Tom Bock for our state representative for Windsor 3-1. I have known Tom both personally and professionally for many years and have always found him to be a personable, hard-working individual. He will always take the time to discuss any issues with people of […]

Henry Homeyer: It's time to plant your garlic!

Henry Homeyer: It’s time to plant your garlic!

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was growing up, my mom served meat and potatoes nearly every night. Our vegetable was peas or cooked carrots, and once a week or so we had an iceberg lettuce salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots with dressing from a bottle. So I don’t really know […]

Like rest of country, Vermont Covid numbers rise

Like rest of country, Vermont Covid numbers rise State issues early vaccination protocol, frontline hazard pay program

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed a jump of 28 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for a steep incline of 101 new cases reported this week, a small portion of the 82,600 new infections reported nationwide on Friday alone. Despite that, Vermont still has the lowest seven-day per capita average of […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 26

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 26

The Chester Development Review Board will hold a meeting preceded by site visits on Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Below are the times and places of the visits and meeting as well as the agenda. The meeting will be held via Zoom only which can be accessed through https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88516649788. 4:45 PM Site Visit 482 Mattson Road […]

Garry West, 77, of Jamaica

Garry West, 77, of Jamaica

Garry Benson West, 77, of VT Route 30 in Jamaica, died unexpectedly Friday morning, October 16, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Garry was born in Londonderry on July 26, 1943, the son of Malcolm and Mona (Benson) West. He attended public schools in Londonderry and graduated from Chester High School with the Class […]

To the editor: Democrats have misguided agenda

To the editor: Democrats have misguided agenda

Why is Vermont’s rental housing so expensive in relation to income? Why are neighboring states’ economies much better than Vermont’s? Why are Vermont’s taxes near the highest in the country? Why does Vermont rank as the least friendly business state? Why is Vermont the most expensive state for retirees? This is not by accident nor […]

Broadband plan outlined to bring fiber to Weston, Derry, 14 other towns in Deerfield Valley CUD

Broadband plan outlined to bring fiber to Weston, Derry, 14 other towns in Deerfield Valley CUD

By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District — of which Londonderry and now Weston are members — presented its business plan earlier this month, following months of surveys and studies into the region’s connectivity and potential. Officially formed this April, the 16-member town CUD aims to provide equitable, […]