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I-91 rolling roadblocks continue into weekends

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of June 25, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A brief but powerful thunderstorm blew through southern Vermont yesterday leaving thousands without power and keeping local emergency responders and power crews busy for hours.  While the entire afternoon was windy and increasingly overcast, the actual storm – around 5 p.m. was over in just a few minutes. Kevin Beattie, […]

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After much discussion, the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night approved a plan to begin looking at creating a walk/bikeway along Route 100 roughly between the new Walker Farm theater and the Inn at Weston. The Weston Planning Commission would apply for a grant for the Windham Regional […]

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The clouds that hung over Chester early on Friday cleared away in time for Green Mountain Union High School to hold the commencement for the class of 2018 under sunny evening skies. Salutatorian Sadie Wood told the story of a turkey hitting her car on her way […]

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a good deal of drama and delay, the Green Mountain Unified School District offered the principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School to Debra Beaupre on Tuesday evening. The position is permanent rather than interim as originally advertised. As is standard, Beaupre will be offered a […]

Chester Select Board adopts junk ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Agreeing that it was better to get something on the books and “tweak it later,” the Chester Select Board adopted a wide ranging ordinance to control the accumulation of junk on properties throughout the town. Although the ordinance was approved on a unanimous vote, many expressed concerns […]

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  • Police track down 'snorting' truck driver

    Police track down ‘snorting’ truck driver

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone listening to a police scanner this morning had to do an aural double take at one Vermont State Police “BOL.” At about 10:30 a.m. Monday dispatchers issued a “be on the lookout” for a rental box truck on I-91 southbound. That was not unusual in itself, […]

  • Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

    Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

    Green Mountain Union High School Senior Awards Night  was held on Friday, June 8. In addition to the awards, Principal Tom Ferenc announced that Noelle Gignoux and Sadie Wood will be the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively. Below is the list of students awarded according to their honor, award and scholarship. The school did not include […]

  • Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

    Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

    Due to illness, Ruthie Douglas’ Chester Chatter will be taking the week off. Please send Ruthie best wishes by commenting below.

  • Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

    Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Invented by Chef Leif Elisson at the famous Swedish restaurant Hasselbacken in the ’50s, the Hasselback method can be found using fruits and other vegetables, such as this delicious dedication to both Elisson and Italy. This is a great alternative to caprese salad, this fragrant and gooey appetizer can be enjoyed […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

    Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: June 4, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report: Highway issues Municipal Road General Permit – Grafton NOI completed, to be […]

  • Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

    Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting  at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Snowmobile Request to Perform Trail Work on Wymans Falls Road 3. Adjourn

  • Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

    Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

    Lila Marie (Costello)  Mansur, 85, of Weston, died on June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. Mrs. Mansur was born on May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951, and on July 14, 1951 she married the love her life, Calvin […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

    Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

    By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love the song “Summertime” by George Gershwin, yet I fail to comprehend why Gershwin didn’t include any flowers in the song. Yes, the cotton was high and the fish were jumping, but there’s no mention of peony or iris. Let’s look at some great flowers of summer […]

  • Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

    Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

    ** CLARIFICATION: Kristin Kelly, a spokeswoman for GMP, told The Chester Telegraph that the line they are constructing is 1,620 feet and that Act 250 would only be triggered above 2,178.  In quotes that were omitted from the article below, she added that the owner of the property had made a routine request for power […]

  • Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

    Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

    The death of a Ludlow infant on Jan. 11 has been ruled a homicide, according to the Vermont State Police. On Jan. 11, 2018, Vermont State Police said that they were called to assist the Ludlow Police Department with the investigation of the death of 11-month-old Karsen Rickert, the son of Abigail Wood and Nicholas […]

  • Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan

    Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan

    By Neil B. Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Andover Select Board adopted an Enhanced Energy Plan presented by Joe Fromberger, who sits on the Andover Zoning Board of Adjustment, during Monday’s meeting. The Enhanced Energy Plan now becomes part of the Andover Town Plan, which still has to be approved by the voters. Fromberger […]

  • TRSU exec committee holds last meeting

    TRSU exec committee holds last meeting

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its last meeting before disbanding, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee on Thursday declined to approve a number of administration requests including TRSU job descriptions, a curriculum management program and other purchases totaling $130,000 – one of which had been removed from the SU budget […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2018

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 21, 2018

    The Planning Commission of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The commission’s regular meetings are on Monday nights. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from June 4th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Continue discussing Energy Plan with Jason Rasmussen. 4) Set date for next meeting.

  • Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

    Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

    The Chester Rotary Club has awarded scholarships to five students graduating from Green Mountain Union High School. Rotary Scholarship winners who are receiving $1,000 each include Sadie Wood, of Cavendish, who will be attending Duke University; Ben Haseltine, of Chester, who will be attending the University of Hartford; Sierra Kehoe, who will be attending the […]

  • Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

    Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

    For a full listing of  upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for June 12, 2018

    Weston Select Board agenda for June 12, 2018

    The Select Board of the town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Road Foreman: 4. Senior Solutions: 5. Appoint Full Member to Planning Commission: 6. Support Planning Commission […]

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