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Local collaboration brings Yale Divinity grad to intern at area UCC churches

Local collaboration brings Yale Divinity grad to intern at area UCC churches

Through the end of August, ECCO — the Experiment in Covenantal Community Outreach — a collaboration of several area United Church of Christ churches, is sponsoring Jack Mahoney, a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School, in an internship as he pursues his goal of becoming a Navy chaplain. As part of a two-year experience in […]

Winhall Library bids farewell to librarian Dawn Santos with open reception

Winhall Library bids farewell to librarian Dawn Santos with open reception

The Winhall Memorial Library Board of Trustees invites the public to a farewell reception for  librarian Dawn Santos. Join the trustees from 3 to 6 p.m.  on Thursday, Aug. 12. “It has been a pleasure and joy to be welcomed into the wonderful community of Winhall. Over my five years of employment, I have made […]

Grace Cottage Fair Aug. 7, auction Aug. 1-8

Grace Cottage Fair Aug. 7, auction Aug. 1-8

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital will hold its 2021 Hospital Fair Day as both a virtual and an in-person event this year. More than 200 unique items are available via the Online Auction, which opens for bidding on Sunday, Aug. 1 and ends on Sunday, Aug. 8 by clicking here. This year’s Fair Day […]

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections, located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, announces the addition of three new staff members. Elisa Donato joined the agency in August 2020 as Outreach and Development director. She comes from the Albany, N.Y., area, where she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses and in hospice care. […]

Chester High/GM alums postpone annual celebration to 2022

Chester High/GM alums postpone annual celebration to 2022

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Citing ongoing concern about the Covid-19 pandemic, Chester High/Green Mountain Alumni Association director Jon Clark, a 1977 graduate,  says that the organization will again forgo holding its regular annual festivities — including the parade — this June, but will instead begin planning for the 2022 celebrations. The […]

Photo gallery: Great Cavendish Easter egg hunt

Photo gallery: Great Cavendish Easter egg hunt

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on Saturday morning as the Cavendish Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. But while the sunshine was bright, the freezing temperatures and gusty winds made the event a chilly one at Greven Field. After all 37 children were […]

Cavendish (and more) turns out for Jim Hasson's 95th

Cavendish (and more) turns out for Jim Hasson’s 95th

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on an active nonagenarian, keeping him in his rural home. But family, friends and neighbors conspired to give Jim Hasson of Cavendish a 95th birthday to remember with a parade on Sunday. As Hasson sat in a folding chair on Main […]

Holiday Lights: Send us your photos!

Holiday Lights: Send us your photos!

© Telegraph Publishing LLC On a recent evening drive to view some of the decorations on The Telegraph’s Holiday Lights Map  we took a few photos that we thought we’d share with readers who haven’t had a chance to get out there yet. This is just the tip of the iceberg and several neighborhoods have […]

Holiday Lights are twinkling!

Holiday Lights are twinkling! Find them with the Telegraph Holiday Lights Map

To get into the holiday spirit, our map maker, artist Dan O’Donnell, shot this video of the Green Mountain Flyer gussied up for the holiday. Turn up the volume so you can hear Santa! © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 30 families and businesses answered the call to be placed on The Chester Telegraph […]

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Want to share your holiday spirit with others – at a safe distance – and brighten the season? If you are planning to put up up a display of holiday lights at your home or your business, send us an email at contest@chestertelegraph.org with your name and address and we’ll […]

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

 © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the pandemic there is no reason that we can’t share the season with family, friends and neighbors by decorating the outside of our homes for everyone to enjoy as they drive by in the safety of their cars. So this year The Telegraph is putting together a map […]

VSP promotes Chester's Studin to det. lieutenant

VSP promotes Chester’s Studin to det. lieutenant

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police today announced the promotion of Chester resident Detective Sgt. Michael Studin to detective lieutenant. According to a VSP press release, Studin, who has been serving with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Troop B East, has taken command of BCI’s Criminal Division Support effective Monday, Nov. […]

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative, the regional substance misuse prevention organization located in Londonderry, announces Samantha Pearce as its community health epidemiologist, a new position funded by a federal grant. Pearce, who recently earned her master’s in Public Health from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, will oversee designing, collecting and analyzing statistical data to measure […]

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to the Hearse House and the Public Tomb across from Chester’s Green will notice the addition of a granite bench with the inscription “In Memory of Suzy Henry Forlie.” Forlie, who died on April 16, 2020, was a member of Chester Townscape and was instrumental in the repair and […]

Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC .Nicole Wengerd, the new executive director of Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry, introduced founding member Delores Barbeau by saying doctors told Barbeau that she should not be alive. Barbeau has Stage 4 cancer and was not expected to live beyond May. Wengerd then joked, “What do doctors know?” The […]

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, Vermont Academy’s Head of School, has appointed Dan Weintraub as the Saxtons River school’s new  coordinator of Equity and Inclusion. Weintraub and his family live in Chester. He will continue in his roles as history department chair and assistant coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team. He takes over the position […]

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names executive director Neighborhood Connections’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of Nicole Wengerd as executive director. Wengerd had been an original staff member when Gloria Dawson and Delores Barbeau opened Neighborhood Connections 11 years ago. She left the organization after two years as social worker to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. […]

Engaged: Franklin Caval-Holme and Cassie Wang

Engaged: Franklin Caval-Holme and Cassie Wang

John and Diane Holme of Springfield, formerly of Chester, have announced the engagement of their grandson, Franklin Caval-Holme of Shrewsbury and El Cerrito, Calif., to Cassie Wang of Baotou, China, and El Cerrito. Ms. Wang, whose Chinese name is Wang Zhaoheng, is the daughter of the late Wang Bin, who died in 2018, and his […]

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Andover resident Barbara Brady celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 5 with 45 friends and family at the former Baba a Louis Bakery in Chester. Brady and her late husband Joe, who died in 2015, were both New Jersey natives and had built a home in Andover to indulge […]

4-year-old coloring whiz donates winnings to Chester Recreation Dept.

4-year-old coloring whiz donates winnings to Chester Recreation Dept.

Four-year-old Zander Hamilton of Chester has won a coloring contest held in June and sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole. For his efforts, Zander was recently awarded a check for $250 that he could donate to any non-profit organization that he wished. His choice?  The Chester Recreation Dept. Danielle Ruffo, Walpole Bank’s community engagement […]