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2 Collaborative staffers honored receive awards
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The Collaborative is proud to announce that two staff members, Samantha Pearce and Natalie Philpot, recently won Emerging Leaders awards from the Shires Young Professional group. This group helps young professionals and families create deep roots in the community that encourage them to stay and build a prosperous life in the Shires of Vermont.
Invasive jumping worms? Webinar offers the skinny on these pests
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Gardeners interested in learning about the invasive jumping worm pest are invited to attend a webinar presented by Dr. Josef Gorres: Jumping Worms. Why Worry? What Can You Do. It will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 Closed captioning will be available. Jumping worms are invasive earthworms hailing […] The post Invasive...
Henry Homeyer: Time to give your lawn a spring makeover
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By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s about the right time to do a little work on your lawn if it needs it. According to Paul Sachs, the owner of North Country Organics and the author of several books on lawn care, if you want to fill in bare spots, wait until the […] The post Henry Homeyer: Time to give your lawn a spring...
A personal note: Our Ruthie Douglas dies
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We lost our beloved Ruthie Douglas today. She was not only a writer for The Chester Telegraph, she was our friend. She leaves behind many loving family members and friends and uncounted loyal Chester Chatter readers who for 40-plus years looked forward to reading her latest column that recalled life in bygone days and her […] The post A personal...
TRSU board agenda for May 5
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The board of Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May  5 in the Art Room at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. To access the meeting via Zoom:| Phone: 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda: […] The post...
Chester Select Board agenda for May 4
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The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom: Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 or  ​ Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the April 20, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from...
Omicron variant spurs rise in Covid cases locally, statewide
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2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont officials, including those with the Health Department, have given less focus in their weekly press conferences to discuss Covid-19 numbers, cases per week have nearly doubled since the end of March,while hospitalization numbers have tripled, driven largely by the Omicron BA.2 variant according to...
GM girls softball shuts down Mill River 21-2
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By Evan Chadwick © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The depth of a roster is always tested when X factors come into play. For the Green Mountain girls softball team, this X was vacation, as two starters were still away when Mill River came to Chester on a cold Tuesday night. No worries. GM had an […] The post GM girls softball shuts down Mill River...
To the editor: Chase announces State House run for new Windsor-Windham District
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Dear residents of Chester, Grafton, Windham and Athens: I am excited to announce my candidacy as a Democrat for the Vermont House of Representatives serving the new Windsor-Windham District. This is a new House District formed during the 2022 reapportionment process. Currently, Tom Bock represents Chester and Carolyn Partridge represents Grafton,...
To the editor: Rep. Bock won’t seek re-election, endorses Chase for new House district
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After much consideration, I have made the difficult decision not to seek re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives. Serving in the state legislature and representing my constituents from the towns of Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield for the past six years has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I am […] The post...