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  • Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

    Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

    Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph welcomes Susan Leader to our family of columnists.  We’ve known Susan for many years, seeing her as a talented potter who is thoroughly invested in her community. Little did we realize until recently just what a talented writer she is. Please join us in welcoming her! By Susan Leader © […]

  • Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

    Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC All over Vermont, small towns in the hills and down in the valleys, this is the time of year for gathering of high school classmates. Perhaps it isn’t a big celebration at other places. But in Vermont, it is a special time of year. Once it was not […]

  • Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

    Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Don’t stop at chicken and cheese as seen below, use sliced jalapeno peppers with Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese for a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pretzel or chopped tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and basil and you have a great tasting Italian Caprese Pretzel. 1 recipe Easy Pretzel Hot […]

  • Deadline near for area health needs assessment

    Deadline near for area health needs assessment

    The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting a community health needs assessment and encourages participation by residents in all area communities. Deadline to complete the survey is July 9. The Needs Assessment will help determine the need for specific healthcare services throughout the region. The assessment process will be completed by Sept. 30 and the […]

  • Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

    Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

    Six high school seniors at Green Mountain Union and Black River high schools have been award scholarships by the Ludlow Rotary based on scholastic achievement, financial need, realistic goals, extracurricular activities and community service. Those students and their awards are: Ryan Boyle of Black River High School. The $2,000 Daniel E. Kesman Memorial Scholarship (emphasis […]

  • GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

    GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

    The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER:  a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. May 16, 2019 Regular Meeting;  […]

  • A fun ride through 'Phantom Tollbooth'

    A fun ride through ‘Phantom Tollbooth’

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season with a production of The Phantom Tollbooth, performed by members of the Weston Playhouse Young Company at the new Walker Farm venue, and the performers of this summer-long program give it their all in this musical version of Norton Juster’s classic […]

  • Henry Homeyer: What to do when you're in the weeds

    Henry Homeyer: What to do when you’re in the weeds

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are weeds to worry about. There is even one that I fear. But most weeds are just a nuisance and can be managed relatively easily. Dandelions, for example, are bright and cheerful. If they were named daffodil instead of dandelion, we would pay good money to have […]

  • After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

    After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

    ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fund-raising and planning took quite a number of years. Then, last August, when Chester-Andover Elementary School and the volunteers of the Parent-Teacher Group were ready to welcome kids back to school and celebrate the brand new and very blue playground that they had labored so long for,  a water line break […]

  • Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River

    Truck wreck sends diesel into Williams River

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Ryder tractor unit hit a guardrail on 103 North in Chester Tuesday evening, narrowly avoiding a roll into the Williams River. But damage to the truck sent gallons and gallons of diesel fuel into the water. At around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, while the Chester […]

  • Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

    Tractor-trailer accident closes Route 103 North of Chester

    Time: 8:14 p.m. June 11 A single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer heading south on Route 103, just north of Chester’s Stone Village at Palmer Road, has stopped traffic in both directions. The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. No one was injured. But Chester Fire Department personnel are concerned about fluid from […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Community Workshop #2: Rural zoning district and uses 2. Citizen comments 3. Adjourn

  • GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

    GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

    The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Green Mountain Union High School’s Library Learning Commons, 716 VT-103, Chester, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below is its agenda. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident's need

    Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident’s need

    By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Select Board member Bob Forbes on June 3 kicked off a 40-minute discussion on how to handle zoning enforcement at 213 Middletown Road. At the May 20 meeting, the board had given owner James Twitchell two weeks to take the burned-out house down and remove all the […]

  • TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

    TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

    The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet in a special meeting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Band Room at Ludlow Elementary School, 5 Main St. in Ludlow, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below […]

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