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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 […]

Nature Museum hires new exec director

Nature Museum hires new exec director

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As it embarks on celebrating its 30th anniversary — and with eyes toward a new phase of program and facility expansion — the Nature Museum announces the appointment of  Vanessa Stern as its new executive director. The museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, and is open 10 a.m. to […]

Chester marks Kennedy's retirement

Chester marks Kennedy’s retirement

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 120 people showed up at Chester’s town garage last Thursday to congratulate Highway Foreman Graham Kennedy and wish him well on his retirement. Kennedy, who has worked for the department for 30 years – with more than 20 of those as foreman – chatted and joked with the […]

WPTC's new executive artistic director debuts<br>  with 'The Fantasticks'

WPTC’s new executive artistic director debuts
with ‘The Fantasticks’

Susanna Gellert, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s new executive artistic director, will make her Weston directorial debut with the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, which will run June 20 through July 13. Gellert brings her successful history of delivering fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to classic, well-known works such as Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure and A […]

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PEOPLE Pajala, Olsen talk politics?; Chester's Hannah Gustafson in title role in 'Snow Queen' at Paramount

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s Hannah Gustafson stars in ‘Snow Queen’ at Paramount Hannah Gustafson of Chester will be dancing the title role of the Snow Queen when the Vermont Center for Dance Education will perform The Snow Queen on Sunday, June 9 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. Shows are at 1 and 6 […]

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar

DMV officer from Derry makes her last collar Duchess retires after 11 years in drug enforcement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the end of February, Gov. Phil Scott honored a long-time employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles upon her retirement. He presented the Londonderry resident with a gift he and the first lady had picked out personally to honor the contribution she had made to the […]

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 […]

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Santa Claus and one of his elves weren’t the only ones in uniform at the Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster last week as Vermont State Troopers from the Westminster State Police Barracks joined the jolly one to deliver toys and books to the kindergarten through fifth grade […]

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” […]

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry was crowded with holiday cheer on Friday night, Dec. 7 as young and old alike gathered for the Annual Treelighting. The Nordic Harmonii provided songs and caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage to help with the treelighting, then headed off to Neighborhood Connections […]

Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

Holiday & Community Events: Dec. 14-Dec. 19

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

2nd Annual Chester Holiday Cookie Tour tickets now on sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tickets for the 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour, the premier adult-oriented event of Chester’s Annual Overture to Christmas – are now on sale. Last year’s tour was a sellout and tickets are expected to go fast. Main Street in Chester is  lined with wonderful Victorian and Federal style homes. Visit […]

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, Whiting Library welcomes everyone to wish Youth Services Librarian Jeanne Waldren a very happy retirement. From “Grandma Jeanne” Story-time and theatrical workshops to assisting the library during past Summer Reading Programs then as youth services librarian, she has made a huge impact on the children of Chester and […]

Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

The Board of Trustees of the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., is inviting patrons to stop by the library beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 13 to help Director Sharon Tanzer celebrate 10 years of service to the library. Refreshments will be served. If you are unable to drop by Monday, feel free to stop […]

Taking a cotton to three smiling 'swabbies'

Taking a cotton to three smiling ‘swabbies’

Artist Laurie Marechaux spotted her favorite ladies at the Country Girl Diner in Chester on Thursday morning sporting these custom T-shirts. Of course, she couldn’t resist taking several photographs, especially given the fact that several weeks ago, Marechaux herself had dubbed the three — Kathy, Judy and Wendy, from left, in the bottom photo — […]

New board installed at Family Center; <br> new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;<br>Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board installed at Family Center;
new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;
Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board at Chester-Andover Family Center At its annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors of the Chester-Andover Family Center elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Stephanie Mahoney was elected president;  Kris Winnicki was chosen as vice president; Georgia Ethier was elected as secretary; Mariette Bock […]