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Children’s safety at the fore at DOC meeting on transitional housing

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The safety of Chester’s children was the main concern expressed by many of the 50 residents who turned out last Thursday to hear from three officials with the state Department of Corrections on how it chooses a home and inmates to take part in transitional housing programs […]

Overturned truck closes Route 11 for five hours

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 The Chester Telegraph A clickable photo gallery follows the story. A tractor-trailer carrying a load of 2 by 4 lumber west on Route 11 left the pavement yesterday, spilling its cargo and closing the road from Church Street to Andover Road in Chester for about five hours in the afternoon. […]

Chester Select Board talks budgets, sets date for referendum

By Shawn Cunningham ©2014 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Select Board set 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 for a special town meeting and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 for the vote on the question of whether the sales and service of automobiles and other vehicles and the sale of fuel should be […]

Furnace, wall replacement, chimney repairs in store for Weston

By Sophia Veltrop and Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 WESTON At its Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Weston Select Board decided to contract with Piper Hill Plumbing and Heating to install a new dual oil/wood furnace in the town garage, repair the chimney at the Wilder Memorial Library, continue working on an employee […]

Automotive section of Chester zoning changes to go to referendum

Chester Town Clerk Deborah Aldrich said the town has certified the signatures of 148 voters on a petition submitted on Tuesday, Oct. 7 asking for a town-wide vote on the question of whether to add automotive sales, service and fuel sales to the Residential/Commercial district of Chester. That district runs from the St. Joseph’s Catholic […]

Sawdust christens Chester Festival Grounds as carving event creates a Big Buzz

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The sawdust flew under bright blue skies as the Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival christened the new Chester Fairgrounds this past week. About 40 carvers from as far away as Germany traveled to Chester for the weeklong event, which culminated in a busy Columbus Day weekend of […]

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  • Political forums to be held Thursday in Proctorsville, Ludlow

    Informational meeting, debate for Cavendish voters The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting and debate for Cavendish voters at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School at 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Since only one local office is contested this year, the evening will focus on the […]

  • Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

    Golf tourney helps Springfield Hospital ER renovation; VT Race for the Cure nets $152,000

    The 14th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 18 was a top-notch golf outing and a successful fundraiser. This year’s tournament contributed to the hospital’s Emergency Room renovation project. Twenty-nine foursomes of golfers competed for team and individual awards and raffle prizes. Thirty sponsoring organizations underwrote the tournament, which […]

  • Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

    Vermont Voices presents four authors in November

    Leading off Misty Valley Books’ annual Vermont Voices Sunday, Nov. 2  is Thomas Christopher Greene, the founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Greene was a Misty Valley Books’ New Voices in 2004 with his novel, Mirror Lake. His latest, The Headmaster’s Wife, is his fourth. Greene explores the way that tragedy […]

  • Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

    Cheesy rarebit biscuits perfect for a game-day snack

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These great, cheesy game-day snacks are prepared easier if you do the cheese/meat mixture ahead of time so that when you make the biscuits, it will be cold and thick enough to scoop into each biscuit. A great mixture of meat and cheese, all encased in a warm biscuit. What else […]

  • Protecting intellectual property subject of workshop

    Do you have an idea or innovation you’re preparing for the marketplace? Learn how to protect it during a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and will focus on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property.” This is the second […]

  • Whiting Library offers downloadable audiobooks through listenupvermont.org

    Don’t get cabin fever or stuck without some literary entertainment.  Whiting Library is now offering access to more than 1,000 downloadable audiobooks and ebooks free of charge to library patrons through a subscription to  the Vermont Green Mountain Consortium. Come to the library or call for more information or try it on your own. Go […]

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