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BRSU students return to stage to showcase musical talents
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The sound of music returns to the Northshire this spring with a series of concerts at all six schools of the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union. As an added attraction, The Dorset School will offer a theatrical twist with a production of the play The Day the Internet Died onstage at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. “It’s been too […] The...
In memory – Patricia Fromberger
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My dearest Pat, It has been almost a year since you have gone and we lost the love of our lives and I, the better part of myself. Since then, I have struggled to make sense of life without you and it has been a lonely life. But the good and sweet memories we made […] The post In memory – Patricia Fromberger first appeared on The Chester...
GM middle school teacher arrested on federal charges of creating child pornography
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By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Norm Merrill, a longtime 8th grade teacher  and Middle School coordinator at Green Mountain High School, was taken into custody today, Thursday, May 19, by Chester Police on federal charges of “producing child sexual abuse material.” The U.S.  Attorney for the District of...
Special meeting of Whiting Library Trustees agenda for May 19
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The Trustees of the Whiting Library will hold a special meeting  at 1 p.m. on Thursday May 19 The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Below is the board’s agenda: Call to orderAdditions to agendaExecutive session to continue discussion of personnel issuesStatus of response to public records requestDiscussion of press release in response to press...
Celebration of Life for Roger Shanafelt
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Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering in honor of Roger Shanafelt. Brunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by music and memory sharing. The event will be held at the Coger residence, 9 Lovers Lane Road in Chester, on Sunday, June 12. For more info call 802-875-1686. We hope to see […] The post Celebration of Life for Roger...
BENCH PRESS! A Chester man donates seating, local firm donates labor for a charming setting
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On Friday, May 13, two new benches were installed in front of the Chester Academy Building on Main Street. The benches were purchased and donated by Chester resident Julian Sottovia in memory of his parents, and provide a relaxing place to enjoy what made Chester so special to the late couple. “My parents loved Chester,” […] The post BENCH...
College News
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Tyler Morris of West Townshend has been named to the fall’s 2021 Dean’s List at the College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Mass.  Morris was among more than 525 students named to the fall 2021 Dean’s List. To qualify, a full-time student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher, without incompletes. […] The post College News first appeared...
Stratton Mountain School gives back in service
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STRATTON More than 160 Stratton Mountain School students and staff spent Wednesday, May 4 giving back to local communities through the school’s SMS Gives Back event. During this annual event, SMS alumni, parents and friends are asked to give back by making a gift to the SMS annual fund, while students and staff volunteer service […] The post...
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.
Graveside service set for Debbie Lurvey of Chester
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A graveside service for Debbie Lurvey of Chester, who passed away Feb. 15, 2022, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022  at the Pinecrest Cemetery, 15 Twin Maple Park, in Charlestown, N.H. The post Graveside service set for Debbie Lurvey of Chester first appeared on The Chester Telegraph.
Chester Chatter: The final chapter
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By Donna Douglas ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Life has many chapters, the final chapter for our beloved mother, Ruthie Douglas, started with a bad fall. Our mother, Ruthie a.k.a Chester Chatter, had a bad fall one morning. This was the start of a new chapter for her. My sister Jean, who had been the primary […] The post Chester Chatter: The...
Bruce Parks, 78, of Chester
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Bruce Edward Parks, 78, of Chester, passed away peacefully on April 9 at home surrounded by his wife and three children. Bruce was born to Edna Klemm Parks and Ira George Parks in Orange, N.J., on April 23, 1943. The family lived in Maplewood, N.J., until Bruce was 7, when they moved to Denville, N.J. […] The post Bruce Parks, 78, of Chester...
Library director resigns amid questions of board censorship
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By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The director of Chester’s Whiting Library tendered her resignation on Thursday, May 12, on the eve of  the Whiting’s board of trustees second executive session to discuss a scheduled library event that at least one member found “too controversial” and wanted cancelled. But board chair...
GMUSD board agenda for May 19, 2022
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The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on May 19, 2022 at Green Mountain High School Library, 716 Rt. 103 South and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: Below is the board’s agenda: I.  CALL TO ORDER (2 min): A. Roll call II. […] The post GMUSD board...
Andrew Lavallee, 35, of Londonderry
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Andrew L. Lavallee passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home in Londonderry. Andy was born in Springfield on Sept. 1, 1987, to Deborah L. Carleton (Mathews) and Andrew P. Lavallee. Andy graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester in 2006. He attended SUNY/Cobleskill in Cobleskill, N.Y., for Landscape Construction...
Henry Homeyer: Time to plant that vegetable garden
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By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every gardener has an opinion about when to start planting the vegetable garden. Frost hardy plants like spinach, onions and peas should already be in the ground for most everyone, but tomatoes and peppers? I believe that waiting until June is right for my garden – even […] The post Henry...
Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 16, 2022
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The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 16, 2022 in the Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: 1. Changes to the Agenda 2. Review & Approve minutes from May 2nd,      2022 meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Bylaw Modernization […]...
Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform in Chester on May 31
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World-renowned pianist Carolyn Enger, who takes periodic southern Vermont breaks from her musical journeys, will bring her talent to the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Enger has performed in venues as nationally familiar as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, and as far away as […] The post...
To the editor: Add four seats to Supreme Court to reinstate balance
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Right now, the right to abortion care is at risk because of a deliberate, decades-long takeover of the Supreme Court by powerful right-wing extremists. We’re seeing the culmination of this takeover as the court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that made abortion access a constitutional right. This opens the door for […] The...
To the editor: Liberate U.S. from two-party system with independent candidate for Congress
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Most of us do not need to be convinced that the two-party system is incapable of solving our challenges. Disgust for the system’s corruption and ineffectiveness happens to be one of the few remaining areas of agreement between the left and right. The primary reason that two-thirds of Americans agree the system is broken is […] The post To the...
St. Luke’s Annual Plant Sale May 27-29
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St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St., Chester, will hold its annual plant sale May 27 through May 29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. A wide selection of proven, large, healthy and hardy plants are sold at bargain prices. The sale features numerous […] The post St. Luke’s Annual Plant Sale May 27-29...
‘Dealing with Dementia’ info session May 24
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Community Cares Network of Chester/Andover is sponsoring a free informational evening titled  Dealing with Dementia. This will be held at American Legion Post 67, 635 VT Route 103, Chester from 6:30 to 8 p.m on Tuesday, May 24. Jennifer Chambers from Springfield Hospital and Jordon Cotto from Alzheimer’s Association: Vermont Chapter will be...
Henry Homeyer: falling in love with spring flowers
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By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Spring has teased us this year: she comes, she goes; warm sunny days are followed by high winds, cold rain and even pellets of ice. But the spring flowers persist, starting with those dainty white snowdrops that appear reliably in early March for me. Let’s look at […] The post Henry Homeyer:...
Chieftains baseball team loses 3-2 pitching duel to White River
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By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC CHESTER In this early portion of the 2022 campaign, the Green Mountain Chieftains baseball team is no stranger to close contests. A close loss to Bellows Falls, followed by three straight wins over Mill River, Proctor and Leland & Gray, the last being of the one-run variety, certainly […] The post...
Trivia Night set for May 28 to benefit Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship
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Quiz/Trivia Night will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 in the Banquet Room of American Legion Post 67, 634 VT Route 103. You can register as a team or an individual. Team registration — for three to six people is $100; individual registration is $20.  You can also help sponsor […] The post Trivia Night set for May 28 to benefit...