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Chester’s hearse moves to new, old home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Promptly at 7 this morning, a Chester Public Works crew removed the town’s late-Victorian hearse from the small building at the Adams Funeral  Home, where it has been stored and on display for many years. They then carefully pushed it down Depot Street to Main, then west […]

Grafton board changes direction, shoots for wind vote on Nov. 8

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a surprising change, the Grafton Select Board now believes it may be able to hold a formal, binding vote of registered voters on the proposed Iberdrola wind project to coincide with the presidential election — Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Spanish wind company is proposing to construct 28, […]

Windham to count 2nd homeowner ballots after Nov. 8 vote

By John Hoover ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC As Windham lurches toward a November vote on a proposed wind farm, it is no surprise that a number of items at the Windham Select Board’s bimonthly meeting Monday night dealt with the commercial wind installation proposal in the Stiles Brook tract owned by Meadowsend Timberlands of New […]

Floodway issue puts hold on Weston Little School handicap ramp

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of a proposed handicap access ramp at the Little School is on hold until Weston’s Zoning Board of Adjustment can determine if the building is in the floodway. At the Weston Select Board’s Sept. 13 meeting, ZBA member Deborah Granquist told the Select Board that […]

Derry board expected to OK work-around for Genser buyout

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board received an email from the Vermont Department of Transportation stating that the “training wall” on property owned by Bette and Walter Genser at the corner of Routes 100 and 11 must stay to protect the Route 100 bridge over the West River and […]

Chester board considers sex offender ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two items on the agenda for Sept. 7 meeting of the Chester Select Board brought out interested residents: a proposed ordinance to limit where sex offenders could live in Chester and a discussion of whether 19 roads that are plowed and maintained by the town are in […]

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  • Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 21, 2016

    Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 21, 2016

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from Sept. 7, 2016 Selectboard Meeting and Sept.7, 2016 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Windham-Windsor Housing Trust; Wendy Harrison 5. Information Booth Request; CEDC 6. […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 19, 2016

    Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 19, 2016

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Sept. 6, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report: a. Report on dead trees; b. Chester Road driveway easements; c. […]

  • A taxing day in Chester

    A taxing day in Chester

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Paying your annual property taxes is no fun, but collecting them is no picnic either as The Telegraph found when visiting the Chester Town Clerk’s office on Sept. 15 just two and a half hours before the deadline. Nevertheless, Town Clerk Deb Aldrich and Assistant Town Clerk Julie Hance put […]

  • Lone burglar steals cigarettes from Rockingham Sunoco

    Lone burglar steals cigarettes from Rockingham Sunoco

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A burglar forced his way into the Singh Brothers Sunoco station at Route 103 at Exit 6 off Interstate 91 at around 4:44 a.m. Monday, Vermont State Police are saying. Troopers from the Westminster Barracks who responded to the alarm, said it appeared that a lone burglar had forced open […]

  • Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

    Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

    Journalist and author Catherine “Cate” Breslin, 80, of New York and Lower Bartonsville, Vt., died July 23, 2016 at the Springfield Rehabilitation Center of complications from brittle diabetes. Born Mary Catherine Breslin on Feb. 22, 1936 in Springfield, Mass., the second of three daughters born to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Devereaux. […]

  • Perfect pickled peppers enhance meats, salads and sides

    Perfect pickled peppers enhance meats, salads and sides

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com On top of burgers, warmed and sitting on top of that juicy steak, as a side to your favorite meal, a spicy addition to any salad as well as topping off a bowl of chili, pickled peppers are as versatile in presentation as in making them. If you want a little […]

  • Jack Coleman, force behind Chester's Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

    Jack Coleman, force behind Chester’s Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC To the wider world, John Royston Coleman was the accomplished economist, college president, central banker, foundation executive and author who took off for the hills of Vermont to run a country inn. But to people in Chester — where he settled to run The Inn at Long […]

  • Vermont State Police Incident Log for Aug. 1 through Aug. 29

    Vermont State Police Incident Log for Aug. 1 through Aug. 29

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from the Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Monday, Aug. 1, Rockingham – State Police received a report of a forced entry into a garage […]

  • Windham second homeowners to be polled on wind project

    Windham second homeowners to be polled on wind project

    By John Hoover © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overflow crowds recently have made it necessary to move the Windham Select Board meeting from the town office to the Windham Meeting House and Tuesday was no exception as the board waded into questions of who should vote on a proposed wind project and how those votes […]

  • Grafton board says formal vote on wind project to occur in late 2016, early 2017

    Grafton board says formal vote on wind project to occur in late 2016, early 2017

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On a 3-to-1 vote, the Grafton Select Board agreed on Tuesday night to tell Iberdrola, the Spanish wind company, that it would not be ready to hold a vote of registered voters on the company’s controversial wind project until late 2016 or early 2017. This formal vote is […]

  • Chester Police Log for June 30 through Aug. 27, 2016

    Chester Police Log for June 30 through Aug. 27, 2016

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Thursday, June 30 A man contacted Chester Police to report that he had purchased $5,731 worth of […]

  • Vermont State Police ask for help finding missing teen

    Vermont State Police ask for help finding missing teen

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Police at the Westminster Barracks are asking for help from the public in locating 16-year-old Teresa Bratton. Teresa was last seen in Bondville on Saturday, Sept. 3 at about 11 p.m. She was reported missing the following day. Teresa could be in the Manchester area and may have mentioned […]

  • Community events: Sept. 7 through Sept. 18, 2016

    Community events: Sept. 7 through Sept. 18, 2016

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Sept. 7: 4-week series begins on living with diabetes The […]

  • Arts events: Sept. 7 through Sept. 12, 2016

    Arts events: Sept. 7 through Sept. 12, 2016

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Sept. 7: Chester artist Lew Watters exhibits at Whiting A […]

  • Celebrate the books that were banned, by reading them!

    Celebrate the books that were banned, by reading them!

    By John Hoover Every year the American Library Association designates the last week of September as Banned Books Week. The ALA has two categories: challenged books and banned books that they track each year. Challenged books are those where an attempt has been made to remove or restrict materials based upon the objections of a […]

  • This pasta dish straddles the flavors of summer and fall

    This pasta dish straddles the flavors of summer and fall

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is such a simple and surprisingly different pasta dish that reminds me of Florida. The crisp flavor of orange juice cuts into the chicken broth perfectly. If you use fat free chicken broth, you have dramatically altered the fat content of this great summertime dish. 6 ounces dried whole wheat […]

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