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To the editor: Main St. enhancements among Derry residents' improvement ideas

To the editor: Main St. enhancements among Derry residents’ improvement ideas

The Londonderry Planning Commission would like to thank everyone who contributed to Project Londonderry. The bright orange posters around town were filled with ideas and suggestions on what residents would like for their life in Londonderry. The four overriding themes expressed by residents were: Main Street enhancements; expanded basic life services; year-round recreation and entertainment; […]

To the editor: Thank you, Chester Fire and mutual aid departments

To the editor: Thank you, Chester Fire and mutual aid departments

We would like to thank the Chester Fire Department and ALL the mutual aid departments that came to our fire on Dec. 26. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to help in our time of need. Thank you for being such an important part of our community. We are so blessed to live in […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks Andover Snow Riders

To the editor: Family Center thanks Andover Snow Riders

Every year, the Andover Snow Riders holds a pancake breakfast to raise funds and collect food for the Chester-Andover Family Center. This event is always well-attended thanks to Nick Baker and his team of snow-rider chefs. This year’s breakfast was delicious and plentiful, raising $480 and collecting 110 pounds of food. The Chester-Andover Family Center […]

To the editor: Thank you for a great Cookie Tour

To the editor: Thank you for a great Cookie Tour

The 3rd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour, held Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Stone Village, was a resounding success as more than 100 people toured historic homes, chatted with the hosts and other visitors and tasted homemade cookies. Visitors came from as far away as Texas and Connecticut although most were Springfield and Chester residents […]

To the editor: State updates action on Lowell Lake

To the editor: State updates action on Lowell Lake

Master Planning work is progressing at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry with 2019 field work wrapped up, public input survey on design alternatives complete and further analysis under way. The Lowell Lake Master Plan concept design alternatives were presented at an open house in South Londonderry on July 25.  A public feedback survey was […]

To the editor: Holiday Housewarming raises funds fuel assistance

To the editor: Holiday Housewarming raises funds fuel assistance

The Chester and Andover Democrats will hold its annual Holiday Housewarming Fuel & Food Fundraiser at Baba a Louis Bakery, 92 Vt. Route 11 west in Chester on Monday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. As always, there will be plenty to eat and drink at this event, which is open to the entire […]

To the editor: Chester brochure needs your help!

To the editor: Chester brochure needs your help!

In January, the Chester Economic Development Committee will begin putting together the 2020 Chester brochure, advertising local businesses, the 2020 Calendar of Events and the many activities that make Chester a great place to live and work. To do this requires help with selling ads, taking photos, layout, proofing and distribution. We’re asking for volunteers […]

To the editor: Chester a very special community

To the editor: Chester a very special community

It has been 40 years since our car accident. On Nov. 29, 1979, my older sister Lisa. 13, and my younger sister Kathy Jo, 8, and I, 11,  were waiting for the school bus across the street from our house. A car came around the curve, slid on black ice, landed on my two sisters […]

To the editor: Consider donation to Family Center

To the editor: Consider donation to Family Center

The Chester-Andover Family Center, as a 501c3 charitable non-profit organization, relies on donations from local citizens, friends from “away” and businesses to fund our community based social programs. Our Food Shelf serves over 100 families a month, providing nutritious, supplemental food. Our financial assistance program provides heating assistance and help with paying bills for necessities […]

To the editor: A different point of view on Meg Powden

To the editor: A different point of view on Meg Powden

As a long time school board member in Chester, recent chair of both the Green Mountain Unified School District Board and the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board, member of the Act 46 Study Committee, and chair of the Board Bargaining Council for several years, I have had the opportunity to observe Superintendent Meg Alison Powden […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks volunteers, shoppers for rummage sale fund-raiser

To the editor: BRGNS thanks volunteers, shoppers for rummage sale fund-raiser

Throughout the weekend of Sept. 20, 21 and 22, the staff and volunteers of Black River Good Neighbor Services conducted their semi-annual rummage sale at Fletcher Farm in Ludlow. The sale has come to be a well-recognized and eagerly anticipated event for the Black River Valley. This spring the weather was wonderful; the crowds were […]

To the editor: Chester Rotary grateful to all who helped with successful Fall Festival

To the editor: Chester Rotary grateful to all who helped with successful Fall Festival

This year’s Chester Fall Festival  — held on Sept. 21 and 22 — marked the 45th year of the town’s traditional, signature autumnal event. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chester, the festival is a major fundraiser for the organization’s community programs, such as scholarships. The Rotary Club of Chester would like to extend our […]

To the editor: GM Class of 2024 thanks all who aided with Fall Festival fund-raising

To the editor: GM Class of 2024 thanks all who aided with Fall Festival fund-raising

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, was the Chester Fall Festival. And what a weekend it was! The Green Mountain UHS Class of 2024 (8th graders) served nearly 200 baked potatoes to festival goers, nearly doubling our fundraising goal. This was only possible through generous donations of time […]

To the editor: Chef Michael Kennedy takes over GM food service

To the editor: Chef Michael Kennedy takes over GM food service

Welcome to another year of healthy and nutritious meals for our students. My name is Michael Kennedy, and I am the new food service director here at GMUSD. I grew up in Chester and know Jack Carroll quite well. I am excited to build upon the terrific program Jack has been running here for so […]

To the editor: Thanks to all for successful Open Garden Fundraiser

To the editor: Thanks to all for successful Open Garden Fundraiser

Our Open Garden Fundraiser to benefit the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk was a great success. On that delightful Sunday afternoon were raised $3,553 toward my overall goal of $10,000. Community members were treated to an awesome buffet of finger foods and flavorful, refreshing beverages. The weather was amazing and the gardens were in their […]

To the editor: On Lowell Lake overnight camping

To the editor: On Lowell Lake overnight camping

Renovating the cottages at Lowell Lake and returning them to overnight service is a good idea. The event barn is a good idea too. Wouldn’t it be lovely to attend a music event at Lowell Lake or let people get married there? Lowell Lake is a manmade lake that has hosted visitors in its cottages […]

To the editor: CAFC thanks Stone Hearth, businesses for successful Hot Cook-Off

To the editor: CAFC thanks Stone Hearth, businesses for successful Hot Cook-Off

The Chester-Andover Family Center Board of Directors would like to thank and acknowledge the many businesses and volunteers who contributed their time and donations to make the Hot Dog Cook-Off Fundraiser a success. Stone Hearth’s innkeepers, Sheldon and Francy,  deserve accolades for their work in organizing and hosting this important fundraising opportunity for the Chester-Andover […]

To the editor: Lowell Lake imperiled by state plan

To the editor: Lowell Lake imperiled by state plan

There has been considerable, often rancorous debate about what impacts the state’s plan to develop Lowell Lake State Park would have on the iconic lake and its surroundings. The debate has been about opinion as often as it has been about facts. Following the state’s recent open house and the public presentation of its two […]

To the editor: FPR wants to pave paradise

To the editor: FPR wants to pave paradise

Lowell Lake update: “They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell sang that in 1967. But 52 years later, some people who should know better still haven’t gotten the message. Our Department of Forest Parks and Recreation presented its Master Plan for Lowell Lake to the public on July 26 in a […]

To the editor: Volunteers monitor Williams River

To the editor: Volunteers monitor Williams River

It’s early Wednesday morning. At eight places in Bartonsville and Chester, the Williams River is getting its bi-weekly water quality check-up. Much like going to the doctor, the Williams River has temperatures taken, samples collected, and general observations made. All of this information is recorded, then sent with the samples to the lab. The results […]