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Connecticut River Conservancy gets grant for native turtle protection

Connecticut River Conservancy gets grant for native turtle protection

GREENFIELD, MASS. Te Connecticut River Conservancy has announced that it has received a new grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that will help protect native turtles. The grant will fund landowner outreach by CRC and wood turtle site assessment by project partner, The Orianne Society. Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta), primarily found in river […]

Derry Rink Grand Opening now set for Saturday

Derry Rink Grand Opening now set for Saturday

The Grand Opening for the Derry Rink has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Refreshments will be served. Located behind Jake’s Restaurant at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry, the ice rink was completed on Dec. 28, 2021 by volunteers and through generous contributions. The 120-foot by 50-foot skating rink is a project […]

To the editor: Legislature should pass single-member districts

To the editor: Legislature should pass single-member districts

Below is a letter sent to state Reps. Carolyn Patridge and Leslie Goldman, both Democrats representing Windham-3, on the morning of Friday, Jan. 14. Good morning, Carolyn and Leslie, Best wishes to you and yours for the new year. This afternoon, the Vermont House will vote on redistricting the electoral districts in the state.  As […]

Chester Chatter: Recuperating after surgery

Chester Chatter: Recuperating after surgery

By Ruthie Douglas ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ruthie is taking the week off as she recuperates from surgery. Look for her column next Monday.

Henry Homeyer: How to plan your winter veggies

Henry Homeyer: How to plan your winter veggies

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing I am probably not the only person who is determined to lose a little weight after all those delicious but fattening meals and desserts served up over the holidays. One way to feel satisfied and lose weight is to eat more salads and enjoy more vegetables. That’s my […]

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser

The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in our community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. As fuel prices have risen significantly, the need for heating fuel assistance to provide warmth and comfort continues to grow. The […]

Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000

Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000 Vermont's 175,000 available test gone within hours

©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state hit a record single-day total of 2,975 cases this past week after glitches in the state Health Department website delayed recording positive case numbers. The new record-breaking weekly total smashed through the 10,000 barrier with 12,509 new cases, up from 7,884 the week before and nearly quadrupling weekly case […]

Green Mountain Girls rout BF Terriers 40-33

Green Mountain Girls rout BF Terriers 40-33

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC In this year’s COVID-plagued basketball season, it is anticipated that each game will bring a variation of their pre-season roster to each contest. For the Green Mountain girls basketball squad, they took this adaptation in stride, showing the increasing depth of Coach Jeff Buffum’s roster in their 40-33 […]

Chieftains shake off the rust with overtime win

Chieftains shake off the rust with overtime win

By Evan Chadwick © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Struggling from a long layover with three games canceled, the Green Mountain boys basketball team were just happy to get back on the court the night of Wednesday, Jan. 12. What made them even happier – despite the nearly month-long gap since their last game –  was […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 19

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 19

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 19, 2022 followed by the board reconvening as the Board of Water and Wastewater Commissioners. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below are the agendas Chester Select Board 1. Approve Minutes […]

Andover board opts for in-person Town Meeting; Bodin says voters' voices are being disrespected

Andover board opts for in-person Town Meeting; Bodin says voters’ voices are being disrespected

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Long simmering disagreements over a number of issues boiled over at Monday’s Andover Select Board meeting after the board decided on a 3 to 2 vote to return to a “floor vote” Town Meeting rather than using Australian ballots as it did last year due to the […]

Chester board opts for remote Town Meeting; kicks cannabis vote down the road

Chester board opts for remote Town Meeting; kicks cannabis vote down the road

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second year in a row, the Chester Select Board has concluded that putting the question of allowing retail sales of cannabis before the voters needs more board discussion, although they may look at it on Wednesday, Jan. 19, the final day before they must finalize […]

Need a vax?  Springfield Hospital holds walk-in clinic

Need a vax? Springfield Hospital holds walk-in clinic

Springfield Hospital, working in close collaboration with the state of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health, is utilizing the six-person FEMA team to provide an outpatient vaccination clinic onsite at the hospital. The vaccine clinic is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 14 at the hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road in […]

College News

College News

Jonathan Griffin of West Townshend, a freshman accounting major, was among approximately 660 Bob Jones University students named to the fall 2021 President’s List. The President’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester. Bob Jones University is located in Greenville, S.C. Aaron Merrill of Ludlow, a member […]

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy located in Saxtons River has hired Burleigh Sunflower of Lower Bartonsville and co-owner of Erskine’s Grain and Garden in Chester as its manager of sports on snow. “The coaches have a lot of passion for what the school’s program is about,” Sunflower said. “I’m excited about the prospect of continuing the snow sports […]

Judith Lynne Copping, 69, of Chester

Judith Lynne Copping, 69, of Chester

Judith Lynne Copping passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2022, at home in Chester after a courageous two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on Aug. 16, 1952 to Lynne and Frederick Malone in Syracuse, N.Y. Her family moved to Manchester, Vt., in the early 1960s and Judi attended Manchester schools, graduating from Burr […]

Jamie Darryl Douglas, 24, of Chester

Jamie Darryl Douglas, 24, of Chester

Jamie Darryl Douglas, 24, of Chester,  passed away on Jan. 6, 2022. He was born on Dec. 14, 1997, the much-loved son of Darryl and Lisa Douglas, brother to Kyle Douglas, Morgan Douglas, Griffin Douglas and Maverick (Alaina) Douglas, Dad to his beloved daughter, Erin Grace Douglas, his treasured pitbulls Layla and Tootsie, nephew, cousin, […]

David Nanfeldt, 76, of Chester

David Nanfeldt, 76, of Chester

David Nanfeldt, 76, of Chester, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 following a short illness. He was born and raised in New Haven, Conn., to Eric and Regina Nanfeldt, who predeceased him. David always enjoyed hearing about how couples met, and he loved sharing his story about meeting Nena. In 1968, they were fellow […]

Chester Chatter: Thank you for birthday greetings

Chester Chatter: Thank you for birthday greetings

By Ruthie Douglas ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes over the past week on both Facebook and in The Chester Telegraph. They warmed my heart so very much. I have been busy in this little house packing up all my Christmas decorations. Seems like a lot of decorations for […]

Henry Homeyer: How to craft your winter wreath

Henry Homeyer: How to craft your winter wreath

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing Winter is upon us and it may seem there is little for a gardener to do. No weeding, nothing to plant, no flowers to pick. But last year’s garden may still have some remnants that, with a little imagination, can create something pleasing to the eye. I went […]