RSSArchive for November, 2021

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts for the your gardener

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts for the your gardener

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Who’s ready to shop? Every time I turn on the radio or open a newspaper, there are articles about supply chain issues. Even the reliable old U.S. Postal Service is saying deliveries may well be delayed. So share some garden produce this year or shop at a local, […]

Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale in Chester

Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale in Chester

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On the day after Thanksgiving, as snow began falling in earnest, the Chester Fire Department kicked off its annual sale of Christmas trees on Route 103 south, across from Marshall Road. The sale of 500 trees is one of the major fundraisers put on by the Yosemite Engine Company, which […]

Post-Thanksgiving holiday pop-up market set for Saturday in Londonderry

Post-Thanksgiving holiday pop-up market set for Saturday in Londonderry

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, join the Friends of the West River Trail for its post-Thanksgiving Day pop-up market — its third of the season. It will feature 20 area farmers and artisans at the Historic Railroad Depot, 34 West River St., just off Route 100 in South Londonderry. Markets will run […]

Participants sought for workforce survey as Chester updated on Communities Challenge

Participants sought for workforce survey as Chester updated on Communities Challenge Chester board begins 2022 budget review; gets update on Lovers Lane Brook bridge

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Springfield Regional Development Corp. came before the Chester Select Board last week to update information on the Working Communities Challenge, a three-year, $300,000 grant program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and several philanthropic organizations to remove barriers to work and increase the region’s […]

TRSU board agenda for Dec. 2

TRSU board agenda for Dec. 2

The  Two Rivers Supervisory Union board of directors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Professional Development Room at Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludlow, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call II. Approval […]

Stigers Rd. pond hydrant provides water supply for rural firefighting

Stigers Rd. pond hydrant provides water supply for rural firefighting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the big challenges to rural firefighting is getting enough water to the scene quickly enough to make a difference. A call for mutual aid can bring a fleet of tankers from surrounding towns, but those trucks have to get water from somewhere and the farther […]

Stuff a Truck, help Springfield Food Shelf

Stuff a Truck, help Springfield Food Shelf

The Springfield Rotary Club will be holding a Stuff A Truck event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 4 at the Springfield Shopping Plaza to benefit the Springfield Family Center Food Shelf. Please come and grab a bag and fill it with non-perishable food items or personal care products to help those […]

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Warm Hands coat drive successful

To the editor: Thanks to all who made Warm Hands coat drive successful

The Warm Hands Warm Hearts planning committee wishes to thank the Chester and Andover communities for the wonderful support for Warm Hands Warm Hearts 2021, held in late October. Many generous donations of coats, blankets, boots and other warm items were all given free to all shoppers. Donations of cash were used to purchase healthy […]

ANR webinars for individuals, businesses, towns outline ARPA funds for water, housing projects

ANR webinars for individuals, businesses, towns outline ARPA funds for water, housing projects

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has been hosting a webinar series to provide more details about the American Rescue Plan Act funding opportunities available through the agency.  The webinars are designed for communities, individuals and businesses interested in using ARPA funding to invest in water infrastructure projects. ANR has $100 million in ARPA funding […]

Springfield Rotary welcomes three to club

Springfield Rotary welcomes three to club

To the editor: Community responds to Whiting Library visioning efforts

To the editor: Community responds to Whiting Library visioning efforts

On Sept. 7 and Oct. 5, 2021, residents of Chester and Andover gathered at the Chester Town Hall to talk about shared aspirations for the community and to envision the future of Whiting Library. Professional library consultant, Amy Howlett, facilitated these conversations with the assistance of Library Director Deirdre Doran. The goal of the meetings […]

Derry Holiday Tree Lighting set for Dec. 10

Derry Holiday Tree Lighting set for Dec. 10

The Londonderry Holiday Tree Lighting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday,  Dec. 10 at the Mountain Marketplace, 5700 Route 100 in Londonderry. Bring the kids to see Santa, sing carols along with the community, and marvel at the lighted tree recently installed in the plaza. Afterwards, all are invited to have cookies and […]

Chester Rotary welcomes new member

Chester Rotary welcomes new member

Chester Rotary welcomed Bob Sartini to its ranks this past Thursday morning  at a breakfast ceremony that honored him and Rotary’s mission of “Service above Self.” Sartini and his wife wife, Judy Yogman, moved to Chester in 2020 after living in Boston and Rockingham for many years. In Boston, Sartini had a long career as […]

Find out how to be fuel, food secure for winter

Find out how to be fuel, food secure for winter Organizations unite to provide help to Chester, Andover residents

Senior Solutions and the Chester-Andover Family Center have come together to launch a campaign to ensure that 100 percent of Chester and Andover residents are both food and fuel secure as we enter the winter months. This community-based, collaborative effort is designed to provide information about availability of resources and assistance to residents of Chester […]

Chester Chatter: Memories in a junk drawer

Chester Chatter: Memories in a junk drawer

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was time for fall cleaning at my house, especially the drawers and cupboards. But it was more of a treasure hunt since I found old Chester High School yearbooks.  And with them were a photograph of the Future Farmers of America. Some of those boys were going […]

Henry Homeyer: Roasting garden produce

Henry Homeyer: Roasting garden produce

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the reasons I garden is that I love to cook and to create wonderful, flavorful dishes that I might not get elsewhere. I think many gardeners share that inclination. One of the techniques I have not used much is roasting vegetables, but I recently did some […]

Update: Vermont Covid cases continue to rise; 16,000 kids signed up for vaxx

Update: Vermont Covid cases continue to rise; 16,000 kids signed up for vaxx

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the third week in a row, Vermont Covid-19 case numbers continued to shatter records, with another weekly record of 2,419 cases, a jump from 2,386 cases last week, and 1,856 from the week before. Thursday saw the second highest daily total since the pandemic began with 517 cases. The Vermont […]

New Chester gallery celebrates the art in nature

New Chester gallery celebrates the art in nature Fischer Arts owner blends love of science with love of art

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fischer Arts, a new gallery specializing in antique and modern works celebrating nature, will be holding an opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at its new shop at 102 The Common on the Green in Chester. Following the Nov. 27 event, the […]

Area towns look -- cautiously -- to spend large ARPA allocations

Area towns look — cautiously — to spend large ARPA allocations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s a lot of extra money in the bank accounts of town governments across the state with more coming next year. But most towns are taking cautious steps in deciding how to spend the funds. That’s because the money comes from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan […]

Nov. 30 Open House to introduce Mtn. Town transit van

Nov. 30 Open House to introduce Mtn. Town transit van

All are invited to Neighborhood Connections for an Open House  between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 to check out the new Mountain Town Connector transit van. Come by and learn more details while enjoying baked goods and hot drinks. With generous support from the Holt Fund, Mountain Valley Health Council, Thomas Thompson, […]