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Young moose breaks the ice at family pool in early morning visit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC How do you get a yearling moose out of your swimming pool? That was the problem Chester resident Scott Tyrrell faced on Thursday morning. But with the help of Chester Police and a Vermont Game warden, the wayward animal is now back in the woods chilling with […]

Grafton addresses solar energy in Town Plan, grant for possible project

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The public vote against a proposed wind farm for Grafton in early November did not dampen the interest nor the need to address renewable energy in its Town Plan. On Monday night, the Grafton Select Board voted — 3 in favor with 2 abstaining — of backing the […]

Regional police force stalls out for ‘Mountain Towns’

CORRECTIONS: Jeanette Haight, Andover Town Clerk, has informed us that Andover actually pays $7,000 annually for five hours of policing a month. And also Al Peters was misidentified. He is the Andover Town Constable.   By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After two meetings this fall, members of area select boards and Londonderry’s […]

Genser property buyout hung up by Fairpoint pole

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Bette Genser, owner of the former Barn Outlet store at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, came to the Dec. 5 Londonderry Select Board meeting looking for an update on the buyout of her property after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. She left with promises to “do […]

Andover board wrestles with Act 46, addresses relationship with Chester institutions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Ahead of a public information session on the Act 46 school consolidation law, the Andover Select Board on Monday got an update on the progress of efforts to “study the advisability of forming a union school district” from school board member Joe Fromberger. Pointing to a 20 […]

Parents, teachers raise new concerns over school merger plans

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With discussions at three meetings in three towns in just two days, it seems the movement toward an Act 46 school merger plan for schools in the Two Rivers Supervisory Union may go from a walk to a trot. But, if a plan is going to be […]

 
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  • Police looking for stolen trailer

    Police looking for stolen trailer

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are looking for a stolen trailer. In a press release, troopers said that a Doolittle trailer was taken from a residence on Spencer Road in the town of Rockingham at about 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. The thief drove the trailer away with a gray truck. […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for Dec. 5, 2016

    Grafton Select Board agenda for Dec. 5, 2016

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Nov. 21, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Signature for Cemetery Deed 7. Budget Review: Update 8. Should […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 7, 2016

    Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 7, 2016

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the Nov. 16, 2016 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. VAST Trail Request 5. SEVCA Appointment 6. Planning Commission Expansion Discussion 7. Budget Timeline 8. […]

  • Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

    Material in town right-of-way worries Weston board

    By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three members attending the Weston Select Board meeting of Nov. 21 spent much of their time discussing how to approach a Longley Loop resident about his possessions that encroach on the town’s right-of-way. Jim Linville, who was acting as chair in Denis Benson’s absence, said the […]

  • Vermont State Police Log Aug. 26 through Nov. 8, 2016

    Vermont State Police Log Aug. 26 through Nov. 8, 2016

    © 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. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Rockingham – Police are investigating a burglary/vandalism at the Bellows Falls Country Club. Someone […]

  • Road Conditions Update

    Road Conditions Update

    The Vermont State Police have issued the following: *ADVISORY * CURRENT ROADS STATUS 9:45 AM – WEATHER RELATED DELAYS AND BLOCKAGES Please DO NOT CALL 911/DISPATCH for traffic conditions Keep 911 clear for emergencies UPDATE 10 a.m.  Traffic is moving on Interstate 89 between exits 7 and 8, and the exit 8 off-ramp has been […]

  • Route 4 closed between Bridgewater and Killington

    Route 4 closed between Bridgewater and Killington

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are advising that Route between Bridgewater and Killington is closed due to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Pearson Road. Police have no estimate of how long the road will be closed and ask that drivers plan on using alternate routes. There are freezing rain […]

  • Arts events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, 2016

    Arts events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, 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. Dec. 2: River Theater presents ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ The River […]

  • Pillow-soft or crunchy, gingersnaps are perfect this time of year

    Pillow-soft or crunchy, gingersnaps are perfect this time of year

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com There are two different types of people. Those who love crispy, delicate gingersnaps (see NOTE) and those who love pillow soft, fluffy gingersnaps. Here are directions for both! If you want darker cookies, use light or dark brown sugar in place of granulated in cookie dough. This recipe is foolproof and […]

  • Richard 'Dick' Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

    Richard ‘Dick’ Bigwood, 85, maintained trails with the Chester Snowmobile Club

    A Celebration of Life for Dick Bigwood has been set for noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 the Chester American Legion, 637 Route 103 South in Chester. Richard “Dick” L. Bigwood, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his home in Chester surrounded by his family. He was born Fe. […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Nov. 28

    Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Nov. 28

    The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from 10/24/16 and 11/14/16 meetings. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways […]

  • Chester prohibits dual board memberships, sometimes; reviews dept. budgets

    Chester prohibits dual board memberships, sometimes; reviews dept. budgets

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After nearly a year and a half of discussing a conflict of interest policy, the Chester Select Board resolved a final sticking point last Wednesday, voting to close the door on dual memberships on the Planning Commission and Development Review Boards. But they left the key under […]

  • Londonderry moves ahead with salt shed planning

    Londonderry moves ahead with salt shed planning

    By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Moving ahead on plans for the construction of a salt and sand shed on the Prouty property on Route 100 between Londonderry and South Londonderry, Londonderry Select Board member Bill Wylie showed the board an engineering drawing for a wood frame shed at its Nov. 21 meeting.  […]

  • Other issues waylay special Chester board meeting

    Other issues waylay special Chester board meeting

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC What was intended to be a training session on the powers and responsibilities of the Chester Select Board and town manager, conducted by town attorney Jim Carroll, turned into a tutorial on legal aspects of several recent developments in Chester including why the Select Board believes it […]

  • Chester Police Log, July 16 through Nov. 1, 2016

    Chester Police Log, July 16 through Nov. 1, 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. Saturday, July 16, 6:48 p.m. Police were called to the Wheelhouse Restaurant for the report of a […]

  • Chester Planning Commission hearing for tonight cancelled

    Chester Planning Commission hearing for tonight cancelled

    The Chester Planning Commission’s public hearing on Unified Development Bylaw revisions scheduled for 6  p.m. tonight has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation was insufficient legal warning. The hearing is tentatively being rescheduled for Dec. 19.

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