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Chester board talks new fire station, cemetery expansion

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board discussed plans for expansion of the Brookside Cemetery and a new emergency services building at its meeting last Wednesday – but one member appeared frustrated that topics brought up more than two years ago were still being “kicked down the road.” After hearing presentations […]

104th ANG fighter pilots spar high above Green Mountains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, MASS. Some morning in the near future you’ll hear that rumble, the one that scared your cat and made you search the skies last week. And as that rumble becomes a roar, echoing off the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, you […]

Derry resident tells board of problems below solar farm; Town Plan ready for hearing

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The resident of the blue house located below a solar array, which is now owned and operated by Green Mountain Community Solar, brought to the Londonderry Select Board Monday, May 15  her story of broken promises and a difficult living situation. Jennifer Grycel, whose home is owned by […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: How an Act 46 merger became a separation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In two weeks, the voters of Ludlow and Mount Holly will go to the polls to decide whether to close Black River High School and become part of the Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon. This was the direction chosen by representatives of those towns […]

Little School seeks changes to lease with Weston

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing The Little School is renegotiating its lease with the town of Weston, and Little School Treasurer Christine Falango appeared before the Select Board on Tuesday, May 9 to discuss various terms. Board member Jim Linville said he and Falango met on the previous Monday to go over the […]

Ludlow group plans ‘life beyond a no vote’ on Mill River merger

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC About 20 members of the loosely organized group that wants to keep Black River High School open met at the Ludlow Community Center on Thursday evening to plan for how children could be educated if the town rejects the proposed merger of the Ludlow and Mount Holly […]

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  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 22, 2017

    Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 22, 2017

    The Development Review Board of the Town of Chester will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, May 22 for a site visit at 3630 Vt. Route 103 N. prior to its 6 p.m. public hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda for the pubic hearing. Review minutes from May 8th 2017 meeting […]

  • Drug task force arrests 16 in Springfield area sweep

    Drug task force arrests 16 in Springfield area sweep

    Sixteen area residents, including two from Chester, were arrested last week and two more are being sought by police in a drug sweep by the Vermont Drug Task Force.  According to a Vermont State Police press release today, the arrests came after several months of investigation into the sale of heroin and cocaine in the […]

  • To the editor: Thank you to all Green Up Day volunteers

    To the editor: Thank you to all Green Up Day volunteers

    I would like to express greetings and gratitude to many who made Green Up Day 2017 a vibrant reality. Thank you! To the volunteers: More than 22,000 people of all walks of life and varied ages volunteered to come out and clean up litter from Vermont’s roadsides, public and natural spaces and waterways. They did […]

  • Op-ed: President's baseless claims undermine trust in voting

    Op-ed: President’s baseless claims undermine trust in voting

    By Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State On Friday, President Trump announced the establishment of a commission by executive order to investigate the presence of voter fraud in elections. Despite continued assertions by President Trump that widespread voter fraud, in the millions, occurred during the 2016 election, there has been no evidence that any widespread […]

  • Summertime salmon is a feel-good, taste good healthy dish

    Summertime salmon is a feel-good, taste good healthy dish

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It is that time of year when we begin to notice last year’s summer attire (heck, even some of our winter clothes) are just a tad snug. Here is a great recipe that will make you feel just a little better about what you are eating. Delicious, crunchy and a true […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for May 17, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for May 17, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from May 3, 2017 Selectboard Meeting and May 3, 2017 Executive Sessions 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Solid Waste Update; Tom Kennedy 5. Information Booth; Steven […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for May 15, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for May 15, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 15 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Adopt Minutes: April 17, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Hayden Lake, Forester, Town Park Report 5. Sand and Gravel Bids 6. Employee Evaluation Forms 7. Open Mowing […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC 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 May 15, 2017. Monday thru Thursday: Truck traffic continues on Golden Hill Road as […]

  • Thieves make off with guns, cash in Rockingham burglary

    Thieves make off with guns, cash in Rockingham burglary

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Burglars made off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, merchandise and guns in two break-ins in Rockingham last Thursday night in adjacent buildings. Vermont State Police continue to investigate the May 4  burglary at the Shell station at  705 Rockingham Road in Rockingham. In addition to the Shell […]

  • 'Worst of the worst' on Route 11 budgeted for summer temp fix

    ‘Worst of the worst’ on Route 11 budgeted for summer temp fix

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Complaints by local officials about the poor condition of Route 11 between Londonderry and Chester appear to have gained some traction of late as VTrans has offered an interim step in repairing the road. And one Londonderry ambulance service member says improvements can’t come soon enough since […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for May 9, 2017

    Weston Select Board agenda for May 9, 2017

    The Select Board for the town of Weston will hold its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda Public Comment Road Foreman: Shaw Knoll Culvert; Access Permit Conflict of Interest Policy VLCT Ins Request Act 69 Review and […]

  • To the editor: The French vote and an ode to joy

    To the editor: The French vote and an ode to joy

    On Sunday, May 7, the Springfield Community Chorus celebrated its 50th anniversary by performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the final movement of the Ninth Symphony, with the Choral Society of Bennington, at Springfield High School. Also on the program was John Rutter’s Distant Land. It includes these words, which the chorus sang with passionate intensity: […]

  • Chester board OKs Red Nose Day; 3 sites to get radar signs

    Chester board OKs Red Nose Day; 3 sites to get radar signs

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second year in a row, Chester resident Townsend Gilbert appeared before the Select Board wearing a large red clown nose. This time, the board knew what was coming – Red Nose Day – an international day for raising money for kids in need that was […]

  • Arts events: May 8 through May 17, 2017

    Arts events: May 8 through May 17, 2017

    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. May 8: Artist exhibit opens at Great Hall  in Springfield […]

  • Community events: May 13 through May 30, 2017

    Community events: May 13 through May 30, 2017

    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. May 13: Cavendish hosts spring bird walk On Saturday, May […]

  • Grafton Planning Board agenda for May 9, 2017

    Grafton Planning Board agenda for May 9, 2017

    The Planning Commission for the town of Grafton will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Public Hearing Minor Subdivision Hearing | Windham Foundation Adjourn Public Hearing Planning Commission Meeting Public Comment Minutes: April 11, 2017 Subdivision Sketch Plan Review | Rodney […]

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