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Henry Homeyer: Vines, meet the trellis

Henry Homeyer: Vines, meet the trellis

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The story of Jack and his bean stalk fame really appealed to me as a boy, and still does. I love climbing vines and grow many including those that are perennial or annual flowers, and some vegetables. Vines are a great way to save space and to get […]

Ludlow man charged with DUI, leaving Route 103 accident

Ludlow man charged with DUI, leaving Route 103 accident

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester police nabbed a Ludlow man who allegedly fled the scene of an accident he caused on Route 103 in Proctorsville Friday afternoon. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Michael Dagostino, 22, of Ludlow, caused a crash on Route 103 near Assembly of God Drive and then drove […]

Derry Arts Society seeks local artist for exhibit

Derry Arts Society seeks local artist for exhibit

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society’s annual Local Artists Exhibit runs from Aug. 7 to Sept. 4 at LAHS headquarters, The Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, in Londonderry. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays , opening at 10 a.m. on  Saturday, Aug. 7. If you would like to exhibit, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 26

Andover Select Board agenda for July 26

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the July 12th meeting. 4. Public […]

Here's the list: Pop-up clinics continue in Vermont

Here’s the list: Pop-up clinics continue in Vermont Two clinics set for Londonderry's Mountain Market Place

  Gov. Phil Scott announced a series of new pop-up walk-in vaccination clinics available across Vermont beginning this week. While most are in the northern region, two will be held at the Mountain Market Place in Londonderry. One is today, the other is Saturday. Vermont leads the nation in Covid-19 vaccination rates, with 83.2 percent […]

Weston board considers reappraisal, tables municipal tax-rate decision

Weston board considers reappraisal, tables municipal tax-rate decision

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday evening, the Weston Select Board heard from Listers Greg Carroll and Dan Hanenberg who suggested that the town might want to consider a reappraisal of properties for the grand list. Noting that last appraisal was in 2005 and that the “cost table” and “land value schedules” […]

Wilder Library launches community survey to plan its future

Wilder Library launches community survey to plan its future

Weston’s Wilder Memorial Library has launched its 2021 Community Survey complete with an Ice Cream Drawing. The Board of Trustees and staff are looking toward the future and seek participation in the survey to help plan Weston’s library of the future – a library that is a vibrant and important community asset. The survey is […]

Gus Bloch to perform at West River Farmers Market

Gus Bloch to perform at West River Farmers Market

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, the West River Farmers Market will host musician Gus Bloch, a solo acoustic artist playing a variety of styles of music including country, cowboy, folk revival, old time and classical jazz. His ability to engage children in his music is legendary. A seasoned and versatile […]

'An Iliad' an intense, engaging play kicks off return of live theater to southern Vermont

‘An Iliad’ an intense, engaging play kicks off return of live theater to southern Vermont

By Bob Behr ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Imagine this. The world you see is not all there is. Your world is really one of gods, goddesses, human men and women, and half-human/half-gods, all with big hearts, big egos, and a tendency to throw temper tantrums. Everyone’s got baggage, stories, agendas. It’s enough to make your […]

Blue skies for first of Chester Summer Music Series

Blue skies for first of Chester Summer Music Series

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Remarkably enough, last Thursday it didn’t rain and with warm temperatures and under blue skies more than 70 people gathered on the lawn of Chester’s Academy Building for the first of five concerts in this summer’s free music series, under the auspices of the Chester Rotary. The Stockwell Brothers played […]

Chester quilt artists honored at Billings artshow

Chester quilt artists honored at Billings artshow

Two Chester residents are among three quilters who have been recognized by the Billings Farm & Museum of Woodstock during its 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition, which is taking place now at the museum. The Juror’s Choice and Staff Choice awards were presented at the opening reception on Friday, July 16. The Quilt Exhibition is a […]

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester

Cheryl H. Cook, 84, of Chester, passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Springfield Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born Nov. 4, 1936 in Rutland Town, the daughter of Edward H. and Hazel (Young) Hemenway. She attended Rutland Town schools, graduated from Rutland High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree […]

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

The community will celebrate the life of Dr. Delores Barbeau, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections with Gloria Dawson, Carol Olstad, and Carol Robbshaw to provide social services to the residents of the mountain towns of southern Vermont, in mid-August. Services and a community-wide celebration of Delores’ life will take place on the grounds of The Weston […]

Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

The Wantastiquet Rotary Club, through generous donations from the community, awarded six $1,000 scholarships to students living within the mountain towns. Although 2020-2021 was a difficult year for the club to raise money because of the pandemic, its major scholarship fund-raiser was a No-Show St. Patrick Day Gala. Scholarship recipients are: Florence Njordge of Londonderry, […]

'Dine around BBQ' fund-raiser for Londonderry Arts & Historical Society to be held Aug. 13

‘Dine around BBQ’ fund-raiser for Londonderry Arts & Historical Society to be held Aug. 13

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is hosting a Dine-around-a-Barbecue fund-raiser at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13. Local chefs Annie Campbell and Sharon Crossman are preparing assorted creative burgers. Guests can choose from the Bernadine, the  Custer Sharp, the  Route 11 and the Middletown […]

Derry Congregational Church to hold annual Whale of a Sale July 30 & 31

Derry Congregational Church to hold annual Whale of a Sale July 30 & 31

The Second Congregational Church’s annual Whale of a Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31 at the church, 2051 Vermont Route 11, in Londonderry. Highlights this year include:  Chairs, chairs, and more chairs! Also featured are many beautiful lamps, bookcases, a fine collection of prints/frames […]

Left in Andover: When Middletown was a lively village center

Left in Andover: When Middletown was a lively village center

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Middletown Road and Middletown Cemetery are vestiges of a once vibrant village center within the greater town of Andover. Over the course of history, Middletown boasted a substantial meeting house, a store and Post Office, a schoolhouse, several blacksmith shops and a tavern. I was born into this […]

Chester Chatter: A night out at the Park Theater

Chester Chatter: A night out at the Park Theater

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sundays on the farm were Ma and Pop’s day off.  It meant that Don and I had to step in to do all the chores, including the milking by ourselves. We scurried through the jobs because Sundays were also Don and my time to go to the movies. […]

Henry Homeyer: Keeping weeds at bay with mulch

Henry Homeyer: Keeping weeds at bay with mulch

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Mulch is commonly used to help suppress weeds and to hold in soil moisture in dry times. There are many different kinds of mulch and it is important to get the right kind, and to apply it properly if you wish to get the benefits of mulch. The […]

Delores Barbeau, 78, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections

Delores Barbeau, 78, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections

Justice will go before you; light will be behind and all through. After a lifetime of service, Delores Anne Barbeau entered her rest on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the age of 78. Born on April 18, 1943 in Lynn, Mass., to Hazel Delia Lloyd (1917–1970) and Raymond Arthur Barbeau (1914–1990), Delores grew up in […]