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Henry Homeyer: Answering your questions on peonies

Henry Homeyer: Answering your questions on peonies

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you don’t have a peony, I’m surprised. If you don’t have three, you should. They are blooming now, and this is a great time to buy them. Go to your local garden center or family-run plant nursery and buy some more, no matter how many you have. […]

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

Vermont closing in on 80% vaxx rate for lifting of all Covid restrictions

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Vermont just 0.2 percent shy of the 80 percent vaccination rate goal as of numbers through Thursday, June 10, state officials announced the addition of dozens of walk-in clinics at state parks and other venues throughout the state this weekend. The coordination with state parks coincides with the annual Vermont […]

Danny R. Wilson, 74, of Chester

Danny R. Wilson, 74, of Chester

On June 10, 2021, Danny R. Wilson passed away at the age of 74 years old. Dan was the son of Clifton “Tink” and Stella (Sargent) Wilson. Dan was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and U.S.  Air Force, bravely serving in every military conflict starting with Vietnam in 1967, earning a Purple Heart for […]

GMUSD board meeting agenda for June 17

GMUSD board meeting agenda for June 17

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet in person and  via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. In person, the meeting will be held at the Green Mountain High School Media Center. To access via Zoom please click here or call 646-876-9923. Below is its […]

Editorial: Keeping an eye on the public's business

Editorial: Keeping an eye on the public’s business

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the most important missions of any newspaper is to be a check on government officials and agencies, including those with the state and towns and school systems, any place that has control over taxpayer funds. From its launch almost 10 years ago, The Chester Telegraph has […]

Whiting Library seeks your input in online survey

Whiting Library seeks your input in online survey Opinions for improvement sought from Chester, Andover

The Whiting Library wants to hear from all Chester and Andover residents. Whether you use the library every day or just heard of the library now, your voice counts. You may have already received a copy of the survey in the mail. Please fill it out and return it to the library. Alternatively, you can […]

College News

College News

Hanako Kusumi of South Londonderry has been selected for membership into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honorary society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Kusumi is a member of the Class of 2023 at St. Lawrence, located in Canton, N.Y. Kusumi attended Stratton Mountain School. Abigail […]

Op-ed: Vermont's legislative session falls<br> far short of the Democrats' hype

Op-ed: Vermont’s legislative session falls
far short of the Democrats’ hype

By Sen. Randy Brock Imagine waking up one morning and seeing crumbs all over the floor, dirty dishes in the sink and the house full of flies because someone left the back door open. Which problem should you deal with first?  None of the above — because the smoke and flames should have alerted you […]

Chester board looks at possible greenhouse locations

Chester board looks at possible greenhouse locations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board took a field trip before its meeting last Wednesday night, visiting two town-owned properties that have been proposed as possible sites for a large public greenhouse and gardens project that has come before the board in the past. Identifying the sites follows a […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 14

Andover Select Board agenda for June 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 14 both in person at Town Office, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom.  To join via Zoom click here . Meeting ID: 869 021 5007 and Passcode: 146374. Dial by your location: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Below […]

Derry group gets grant for hazardous waste collections; Cavendish Fund awards three grants

Derry group gets grant for hazardous waste collections; Cavendish Fund awards three grants

Londonderry Solid Waste Group gets grant for hazardous waste disposal The Londonderry Solid Waste Group has been awarded a grant worth $6,659.75 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to help cover costs for providing disposal of hazardous waste generated by residents and qualifying businesses of the towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham. […]

Flood Brook's first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

Flood Brook’s first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC What are the odds that a group of girls who never played softball before could learn the game on the fly and dominate their opponents? Pretty good if those girls play for Flood Brook School. There’s no rhyme or reason to explain the team’s success. They just […]

Left in Andover: After my father's death, Mom became Young@Heart

Left in Andover: After my father’s death, Mom became Young@Heart

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC My mother became a widow at age 69. It has taken my reaching that same age to appreciate the energy and creativity she then summoned, making her the last chapter in her life one of her best. By the time my father died in 1988, he had been […]

Chester Chatter: TV continues to fascinate

Chester Chatter: TV continues to fascinate

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC I was 15 years old when my family finally got a television set. My sister and I hurried home from school so that we could watch The Mickey Mouse Club. We watched the show almost every day. While my mother was getting supper ready, my father watched the […]

Police seek help to ID suspicious individuals in Weathersfield

Police seek help to ID suspicious individuals in Weathersfield

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in identifying the people involving in suspicious activity in Weathersfield. In press releases on Sunday, June 6, police said they had been sent to a home on Gravelin Road in Weathersfield several times in the past two weeks for reports […]

Henry Homeyer: crafting your 'no work' garden

Henry Homeyer: crafting your ‘no work’ garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC I saw a friend recently who was bubbly and excited about her garden. “It’s full of color and stays that way all summer,” she exclaimed. “It is NO work! All I have to do is water it daily, and give it a little fertilizer every few weeks.” She […]

Missing Ludlow man found dead

Missing Ludlow man found dead

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A missing Ludlow man who has been the focus of a multi-agency search since Monday was found dead this afternoon. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 3 p.m. on Friday, June 4, the body of Russell Nord was found by a search team in a wooded […]

Weekly Covid Update: State within 8,000 of 80% vaccination rate, remains safest in nation

Weekly Covid Update: State within 8,000 of 80% vaccination rate, remains safest in nation

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Health officials announced on Friday that 78.6 percent of eligible Vermonters have been vaccinated with at least one dose, leaving just 7,878 more to go, as Vermont inches closer to the 80 percent vaccination rate threshold that will result in Gov. Phil Scott lifting all remaining Covid-19 health restrictions. To visit […]

State panel finds 'reasonable grounds' in Chester Police discrimination case

State panel finds ‘reasonable grounds’ in Chester Police discrimination case

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Human Rights Commission has found “reasonable grounds” that a Chester police officer illegally discriminated against a Black man when it stopped him in May of 2019, a claim that the Town of Chester strongly denies. The commission investigates allegations of discrimination under state law to […]

Pandemic postponed annual meetings take place under sunny skies

Pandemic postponed annual meetings take place under sunny skies After 3-month delay, Weston, GM school district meet

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be winding down, a number of municipalities are catching up with meetings (under sunny skies) that could not be held in their traditional March time slots this past winter. By the time the country was shutting down in mid-March 2020, most […]