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‘New England’ architecture gets a hearing at Jiffy Mart DRB meeting

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC What is the “over-all New England architectural appearance” and does the proposed Jiffy Mart “adhere harmoniously” to it were the questions on the table Monday night as the Chester Development Review Board reached the Special Criteria portion of its review for a conditional use […]

As night falls, Andover woman remains missing — With Updates

UPDATE 9 a.m. Wednesday July 29:  According to Vermont State Police Lt. Timothy Oliver, there were no reported sightings of Lynn Perry overnight. Today, a number of state and local agencies are resuming and widening their search. Asked about reports on Facebook that civilians with all terrain vehicles were planning on searching trails in the […]

Green Mountain Flyer excursions extended two weeks, adds Fireworks train Aug. 1

The Vermont Rail System has ramped up its tourism train service in Chester this year, coordinating with the Chester Rotary to begin its Green Mountain Flyer Fall Foliage excursions a week earlier than last year then extending the excursions one week longer. It has also decided to restart its Fireworks Train on Aug. 1 to […]

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer school never looked — or sounded —  quite like this. For the past week, Barre Pinske has been teaching a master class for one in chainsaw carving at his Depot Street studio in Chester. That’s nothing out of the ordinary except Pinske’s student is a 14-year-old who […]

Grafton wind info committee role questioned, town garage construction progressing

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Wind information and the new town garage were the focus of discussions again at the Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday night, July 20. Don Dougall asked the board to clarify the purpose of the Wind Information Committee, which he felt was making an effort that was […]

Chester board moves toward 2nd water vote, away from Yosemite Firehouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two historic Chester structures took center stage on Wednesday, July 15 as the Select Board started the runup to a new vote on upgrading the ancient and crumbling municipal water system while looking to back away from involvement in preserving the historic Yosemite Firehouse on Depot Street, […]

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  • Classes for EMT, Advanced EMT training coming up; Londonderry seeks volunteers for policing plan panel

    District 11 Emergency Medical Systems will be hosting classes for Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians beginning in the fall. District 11 includes Weston, Andover, Chester, Grafton and Londonderry as well as Springfield, Windham,  Rockingham, Athens, Ludlow, Weathersfield, Baltimore, Cavendish and Westminister. EMT class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays from […]

  • Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

    Lemon and lime zest add zip to lobster salad

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a simple yet flavor-filled salad that is easily adapted to lobster rolls as well. Very low in fat and calories, you can even reduce those amounts by using low-fat mayonnaise or opt for fat-free cottage cheese or sour cream. The tang of the juices and zests add a tremendous […]

  • Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse's lean 'Other Place'

    Powerful vibrancy to Weston Playhouse’s lean ‘Other Place’

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Weston Playhouse’s Main Stage provides a space for lavish music and dance productions, its Other Stage concentrates on honing small gems in bare-bones productions. The emphasis at the Other Stage is on character and intimate playing, and its current production The Other Place offers a host of […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. It will be preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a hearing of the Board of Civil Authority. Below are their agendas. Board of Civil Authority 1. Hearing Appeals 2. Adjourn. Weston Select Board 1. Any […]

  • Dollar General foes end four-year fight; hope to see stronger zoning regulations in Chester

    Dollar General foes end four-year fight; hope to see stronger zoning regulations in Chester

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a four-year battle, the Chester group fighting the construction of a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General has decided to not seek a motion to re-argue the case before the state Supreme Court, giving the green light to the Zaremba Group out of Ohio to construct the building on Main […]

  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for Monday, July 27, 2015

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 27 for a site visit at Nudist Camp and Williams roads followed by its regular public hearing at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Site visit:    5 p.m.  Corner of  Nudist Camp & Williams Rd 6 p.m. […]

  • Upcoming events: Dance performance in Manchester; pet adoption fund-raiser in Chester; summer reading programs; music from Putney to Cavendish; and 'The Other Place' opens in Weston

    Upcoming events: Dance performance in Manchester; pet adoption fund-raiser in Chester; summer reading programs; music from Putney to Cavendish; and ‘The Other Place’ opens in Weston

    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. Dance July 25: SVAC welcomes IBIT Dance Company The Southern Vermont Arts Center welcomes the Brattleboro based group, IBIT Dance Company, for a performance at 2 […]

  • Ottauquechee District honored for River Roadshow program

    Ottauquechee District honored for River Roadshow program

    Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence at State House on Tuesday, June 30.  The award was given for ONRCD’s River Roadshow, a moble education program that uses a stream table to demonstrate how rivers behave during flood events. The program is in its fourth year, has reached more than […]

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