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Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The second annual holiday cookie tour went off under sunny blue skies on Sunday Dec. 9. More than 70 visitors from as far away as Rutland and Albany toured six houses, two churches and an inn, marveling at the decorations and munching on the cookies at each site. A “passport” […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker

Chester Telegraph donates $1,000 to Chester Rotary Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, on Thursday, Dec. 6, presented the Rotary Club of Chester with a check for $1,000, a donation that is part of the Telegraph’s ‘Real Well-Wishers’ Program, in which 20 percent of the advertising proceeds are returned to the charitable […]

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center; <br>CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Dems to hold heat fundraiser for Family Center;
CAES, Weston Playhouse get Arts Council grants

Chester, Andover Dems hold heat fundraiser for Family Center The Chester and Andover Democrats will hold its annual Holiday Housewarming Fuel & Food Fundraiser at Baba a Louis Bakery,  92 VT-11 in Chester, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. There will be plenty to eat and drink at this event, which is […]

To the editor: Organic dairy farmers sought for quick survey

To the editor: Organic dairy farmers sought for quick survey

Mastitis is one of the costliest health issues for dairy cows, and a team of UVM researchers is working to address it by exploring the risks and benefits of common bedding strategies used by Vermont organic farmers. According to co-project director Deb Neher, Ph.D., “Reducing mastitis is an opportunity for increased profitability for organic dairy […]

To the editor: State plan for Lowell Lake poorly conceived

To the editor: State plan for Lowell Lake poorly conceived

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation presented an information meeting in Londonderry on Monday, Dec. 10 detailing plans to increase development within Lowell Lake State Park. Here is what I learned at that meeting and by reviewing the state’s development plan: The many people that have been using Lowell Lake for years for […]

Chester's Overture rings in the holiday season

Chester’s Overture rings in the holiday season

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a week of gingerbread house decorating, wood craft workshops and a craft bazaar for kids, Overture to Christmas capped off Saturday with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Fullerton Inn, escorted by the Chester Fire Department. The jolly old elf led the crowd in a countdown […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 10

The Planning Commission for the Town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This is a change from their planned meeting of Dec. 17. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Dec. 3rd meeting 2) Citizen comments 3) Review of proposed changes to Unified […]

College News

College News

Sarah Wells of Chester, a member of the Castleton University field hockey team, has been named to the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III New England West-All Region Second Team. Following the Spartans’ impressive inaugural season in the Little East Conference that featured an 11-1 conference record and a playoff run reaching the conference […]

To the editor: Phoenix Books hopes to keep Misty Valley open into January

To the editor: Phoenix Books hopes to keep Misty Valley open into January

Phoenix Books Misty Valley, located on the Green, in Chester, has been open the past two weeks and will remain open at least through the end of December. It is our hope that we can continue to operate into January, and an announcement about that will be issued soon. The December hours of operation are […]

Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

Holiday events: Through Dec. 9, 2018

For a full listing of holiday events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 5

Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 5

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 28, 2018 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Tax Abatement Concern; Frederick Greenwell 4. EMS Building Presentation; Lee Gustafson 5. Discussion Regarding Creation of a […]

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Doug Somerville, 80, of Chester, was known for telling stories, love of his family

Douglas McGowen Somerville died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2018 at his home in Chester. He was 80. In 2011, Mr. Somerville was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which he faced gallantly and with a dry humor. Mr. Somerville was born on May 4, 1938 in Ridgewood, N.J., the son of Irwin and Margaret Marx Somerville. […]

Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

Chester Planning Commission for Dec. 3, 2018

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Nov. 10th and 19th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Continue to review proposed changes to Unified Development By-Laws 4) Set date for next meeting

Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

Chester Select Board special meeting Nov. 28

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday Nov. 28, after canceling last week’s meeting. The special meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 7, 2018 Select Board Meeting and Nov. 7, 2018 Executive Session 2. […]

Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

Andover native John Lamson, 97, was avid pilot who gave thrilling rides

John W. Lamson, 97, of Hanover, N.H., died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. He was born in Andover, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1921, to Joseph and Christine (Forbes) Lamson, of Andover. Mr. Lamson graduated from Chester High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was recognized […]

Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

Andover Select Board meeting for Nov. 26, 2018

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

To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

To the Editor: Tom Bock thanks voters

I want to thank the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Chester and North Springfield for re-electing me to be your representative in Montpelier. I look forward to representing all of you and hope to learn more about your concerns on the issues that face our community. Again, thank you for your continued confidence in me as […]

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

To the editor: Springfield Hospital needs change at the top

Springfield Hospital is going through some tough times and the staff and public are worried. At a recent Springfield Hospital board meeting, members opened some of their time to public comments. This letter is in response to that meeting and to Tim Ford and George Lamb’s letter that appeared in the Eagle Times. Tim Ford […]

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

Commentary: The irony of the Phoenix

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Irony – As a literary device, irony is a contrast or incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality… It can also be a difference between what might be expected to happen and what actually occurs. — literarydevices.com If it weren’t for the loss of […]

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson thanks supporters

Many thanks to the voters in the Windsor County District for re-electing me to serve in the Vermont Senate. I am deeply honored that you’ve extended your trust to me and I look forward to continuing to advocate for this large and diverse Senate district in our Statehouse. Over the last four months, I’ve canvassed, […]