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Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Pet rescue equipment donated to Chester Ambulance, Fire Through the efforts of Laurie Cloud, a Chester Emergency Medical Technician, the Chester Ambulance and Chester Fire services have taken possession of a FIDO Bag, donated by the Fetch Foundation to aid in administering life-saving tools for pets during a rescue situation. “In cases such as fire […]

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

The Chester High/Green Mountain Union High Alumni Parade planners could not have asked for blue skies and warmer weather Saturday morning, more engaged participants and a more enthusiastic crowd.  It was a chance for classmates to get reacquainted and old friends to reminisce. According to Alumni Association member Chris Walker, who helped organize this year’s […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary brought in more than $12,500 for college scholarships in its first Trivia Night fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 25 at the Chester American Legion. About 100 trivia fans competed at 16 tables of six players each to determine the Chester Trivia Champs. The winning team was The Irrelevants, consisting of Lynne Reed, Lyn […]

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Preparation for the Chester High School/GMUHS Alumni Day Parade — to be held in downtown Chester on Saturday, June 8 — is in full swing. Many classes have been busy building floats for the event in hopes of beating out the Class of 1983 for first place. And everyone from the community, including alumni, businesses […]

American Legion, Scout Troop 206 place flags on war vets' graves

American Legion, Scout Troop 206 place flags on war vets’ graves

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Chester American Legion Post 67,  the Ladies Auxiliary and Boy Scout Troup 206 teamed up on Thursday evening to place American flags on the graves of war veterans throughout Chester in time for Memorial Day weekend. At Brookside Cemetery on Main Street, Vietnam War veteran Jerry Stewart, first […]

Weston's annual kids' Fishing Derby set for June 1

Weston’s annual kids’ Fishing Derby set for June 1

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual Fishing Derby for children to age 15 on from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday June 1. The event will be held at the Weston Recreation Club on Lawrence Hill Road off of Greendale Road in Weston. The derby  will be […]

Happenings in Chester

Happenings in Chester Whiting Library to receive STEM collection; Hearse House to open for summer; Sunday Artisans Alley Market to launch

Public invited as Whiting Library unveils STEM book donation The public is invited to the Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20 as it unveils a collection of 80 science, technology, engineering and math related books donated by former Chester resident Warren John Mackensen, who lived in Chester from […]

Townscape volunteers dress up information booth, gazebo

Townscape volunteers dress up information booth, gazebo

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The people who brought you the daffodils by the cemetery wall, planters all over town, flower boxes on the bridges and the Hearse House Renovation are back and they’re getting their hands dirty. A group of Chester Townscape members descended on the information booth on Main Street […]

Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

Chester Rotary seeks teams for trivia night scholarship fund-raiser Do you want to support the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fund? Do you have a competitive spirit? Are you looking for a fun event to share with your Memorial Day weekend guests? Look no further than the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fundraiser Trivia Night. An Evening […]

Green Up Day events in our communities

Green Up Day events in our communities

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC ANDOVER Come help beautify Andover town grounds, clean our roadsides, and spruce up our cemeteries at Andover’s Green Up Day, held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Andover Town Hall, 954 Andover Road. Vermont Coffee Company coffee and homemade doughnuts […]

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 175 people enjoyed a dinner of spaghetti with meatballs, tomato sauce, garlic bread and salad and the 2020 Keewaydin trip fund banked over $1,400 on April 10. That represents the cost of sending about five students to the environmental education camp on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. The camp […]

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Pull-up contest winners Monday, April 15 started early for Springfield resident Sam McCoy who was the first competitor to participate at 6:30 a.m. in the 1st Annual Tax Day Pull-Up Contest, an event sponsored by the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and Graham and Graham PC to give individuals an opportunity to earn a […]

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Alumni Association is seeking participants, sponsors, donations of goods and services for its raffle and dollar donations for this year’s annual Alumni Day Parade and Barbeque, to be held on Saturday, June 8. If your business, organization or family would like to add a float or sponsor a […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

For a full listing of upcoming 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 […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2019 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 30 and applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall. Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in education or the arts. A panel of […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

For a full listing of upcoming 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 […]

Fine winter weather for Chester Winter Carnival

Fine winter weather for Chester Winter Carnival

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC After some years of either bitter or balmy temperatures, the Chester Winter Carnival went off this weekend under sunny skies and with comfortably cold thermometer readings. The ice rink was frozen solid as several of those playing broom hockey found when they fell. And there was even […]

POSTPONED due to weather - CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED due to weather – CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]