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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 21

Chester Select Board agenda for July 21

The Chester Select Board will meet at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., at 6 p.m. on July 21 as well as via Zoom. To attend via Zoom,  click here: ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129. Below is the agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 7, 2021 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 19

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 19

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday July 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s revised agenda. Changes are in bold. 1. Discuss the ACCD document Enabling Better Places: A Zoning Guide for Vermont […]

State offering outdoor recreation grants to towns, nonprofits

State offering outdoor recreation grants to towns, nonprofits

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is launching the 2021 Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative  Community Grant Program and the Enhancement of Recreational Stewardship and Access Trail Grants. These programs will distribute more than $6 million to municipalities and non-profit organizations across Vermont. The funding comes from one-time general funds and is a portion […]

Jack Theodore Lindgren, 78, Springfield native

Jack Theodore Lindgren, 78, Springfield native

Jack Theodore Lindgren of Jupiter, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 17, 2021 after a battle with cancer. He was 78.  Jack, the oldest of seven children, was born on March 16, 1943 in Springfield, Vt., to Ted and Florence (Morrison) Lindgren. He worked on the family dairy farm while playing football and running track […]

To the editor: Restrict recreational trapping

To the editor: Restrict recreational trapping

Wildlife advocates recently presented four petitions at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board meeting, including a petition to restrict recreational trapping. Despite the fact that the petitions were submitted to Fish & Wildlife in February, the petitioners were contacted only one week prior to the June board meeting and were told that we had to […]

Fourth fireworks finally on Fifth

Fourth fireworks finally on Fifth

After a rain delay from the planned July 3 events, the American Legion in Chester had a perfect evening on Monday to hold the town Independence Day fireworks, bringing the long weekend to a close. If you didn’t get a chance to watch them live, Dennis Kopacz of Sculpted Physiques in Chester viewed the display […]

Celebration of Life for Mary Fraser set for July 31

Celebration of Life for Mary Fraser set for July 31

A Celebration of Life service for Mary Fraser, who passed away Dec. 31, 2019, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 21 Fairground Road in Springfield. Please join her family in a brief service and sharing of memories, with a reception to follow at the Meetinghouse. […]

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to two, welcomes new president

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to two, welcomes new president

  The Springfield Rotary Club recently held its first in-person meeting in 2021 at the Weathersfield Inn for the annual Changing of the Gavel. Outgoing Club President Jerry Farnum, left, accepts congratulations from incoming President Jim Fog.     Springfield Rotary Club members Jim Fog, left, and Bob Flint, right, congratulate this year’s Rotary Scholarship […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 7

Chester Select Board agenda for July 7

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 via Zoom and in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. To attend via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 or ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the June 15, 2021 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous […]

College News

College News

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the spring 2021 semester. Sierra Kehoe of Chester for earning Highest Honors Jenna Veysey of Springfield for earning Highest Honors Katrina Ewens of Londonderry for earning High Honors Students named to the Dean’s List at the […]