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Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to propose to the Brattleboro Community Justice Center that restaurateur Ed Brown make a $3,000 contribution to a fund for the wall that he painted over back in September. Brown had said he painted over a mural, on the Route 11 […]

Volunteers light up Chester Green, prepare to kick off 32nd Overture

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Aband of volunteers braved a chilly, windy morning on Saturday to install Christmas lights on the Chester Green in anticipation of the 32nd edition of Chester’s Overture to Christmas. Led by Chris Meyer, one group unpacked, unspooled and, in some cases, untangled thousands of feet of LED strings while another […]

Chester water rate hiked; bond plan to include road compactor
State looks at possible wetlands; Yosemite Fire House nears last hurdle

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A mercifully short Chester Select Board meeting was made all the more remarkable on Wednesday, Nov. 15 by the fact that it was two meetings. Before its regular, third-Wednesday-of-the-month session, the board convened a quick meeting of the Chester Water Commission to raise the equivalent unit rate […]

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An $867 late fee for property taxes caused two very different reactions that were aired at the Nov. 14 Weston Select Board meeting. Steve Johnson said he mixed up the deadline to pay his taxes and arrived  at 8 a.m. on the day after they were due. […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

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  • Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

    Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

    Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]

  • Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

    Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

    Chester resident Janet L. Greenlees, died on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Meadows Home  in Rutland. She was 90. Ms. Greenlees was born on July 10, 1927 in New Brunswick,  N.J., where she attended grade school. She attended college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college, she taught seventh and eighth grade science. Ms. […]

  • Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

    Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

    School Choice discussion with Rob Roper Black River Independent School invites the public to educate their selves on the Nov. 28 vote. The group hosts Rob Roper, president of the conservative Ethan Allen Institute, discussing History and Benefits of School Choice in Vermont. Roper believes school choice has the power to lower education costs (ie. […]

  • Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

    Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

    Black River Good Neighbors is looking for sponsors for its holiday giving program. A Black River Good Neighbor holiday sponsorship extends help to neighbors in need. Sponsor a holiday meal, a gift for a child, or both. BRGNS will attach a card with good wishes from you in honor of your family, or in memory […]

  • Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

    Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the days rushing up to Thanksgiving Day, our farmhouse was filled with a delicious smells. It was the beginning of getting the holiday dinner ready. Mother Helene loved holidays and she was a great cook. Every kitchen should have a pantry and that was what we had. […]

  • Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

    Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

    The Sweet Fight: I would love to begin this recipe with a promo for my third cookbook,  titled “The Sweet Fight.” You can find it on Amazon and its digital Kindle community. Having recently begun to understand how the Kindle app works, I urge you to grab the Kindle version for $2.99. This cookbook is […]

  • Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

    Man issued notice against trespass in Londonderry home entry

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police responded to a complaint of a man entering a residence in Londonderry this morning. According to a police press release, the man entered a private home on Sunday morning. The homeowner – who called police – told the responding trooper that the man was related to the […]

  • Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

    Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

    By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is a good time to divide and transplant some of your perennials. I recently dug up and moved Shasta daisies, Siberian iris and snakeroot (Cimicifuga spp). Most perennials can be divided in either spring or fall. However, experience is the best way to know what season is […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Nov. 13, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

    Chester Select Board, Water Commissioners agendas for Nov. 15

    The Chester Water Commissioners and Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda Water Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizens Comments 2. Water Rate Adjustment 3. Adjourn Select Board Meeting (Following the Water Commissioners Meeting) 1. Approval of Minutes from November 1, 2017 Select […]

  • Police seek info on Peru burglary

    Police seek info on Peru burglary

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are looking for information on the recent burglary of a Peru home. According to a press release sometime between Oct. 15 and Nov. 4 someone took one pair of orange and black Rossignol skis and eight pairs of ski poles from a locker in a common area […]

  • No one injured in one car accident in Peru

    No one injured in one car accident in Peru

    A Cohoes, N.Y., woman was not injured yesterday afternoon when her car went off the road and hit a utility pole in Peru. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Danielle Barker, 38, was driving west on Route 11 about 3:30 p.m. when she fell asleep. Her car drifted to the right, leaving the […]

  • Mailbox in Baltimore damaged by shotgun

    Mailbox in Baltimore damaged by shotgun

    © Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 10 p.m. on Monday night a Baltimore resident told police that someone had used a shotgun to vandalize her mailbox. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Carol Lighthall reported to troopers that someone in an older model black truck with a flatbed had damaged her mailbox with […]

  • Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

    Derry board sets up panels to address speeding, FEMA land, town insurance

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board approved on Monday night the formation of three new committees that it hopes will address public safety, aesthetic and budget issues. The Traffic Safety Committee was recommended by member George Mora after residents asked why the Select Board doesn’t do something about speeding on […]

  • Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

    Derry vandalism case moves to restorative justice center

    By Shawn Cunningham and Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The case of Ed Brown, the Londonderry restaurant owner who was to appear before the court in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to be arraigned on unlawful mischief charges for painting over a mural on Route 11, has been transferred to the alternative Brattleboro Community […]

  • Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

    Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board opened the 2018 budgeting season last Wednesday night with a review of a draft general fund budget  and some confusion ensued. This is the first budget since the town upgraded its accounting software from QuickBooks to programs developed for municipalities by the New England […]

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