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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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

 
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  • 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 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.

  • Northern Stage's 'Christmas Carol' a children's holiday delight

    Northern Stage’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a children’s holiday delight

    By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016-Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s that season again when ballet companies polish up their “Nutcrackers” and regional theaters reheat that old chestnut “A Christmas Carol.” White River Junction’s Northern Stage offers up its biennial production of Scrooge’s story in a production that looks very good for the most part but gets hobbled by […]

  • Scottish shortbread appetizers filled with goodness

    Scottish shortbread appetizers filled with goodness

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Served in Scottish shortbread cups, these appetizers are sticky, salty-sweet and delicious, especially during the holidays. Shortbread has been around for many centuries, thought to have originated in Scotland as a specifically designed biscuit using yeast. Over time, the base of this recipe has evolved into 1 part sugar, 2 parts […]

  • UPDATE: Presumed Saxtons River shooter surrenders without incident

    UPDATE: Presumed Saxtons River shooter surrenders without incident

    UPDATE Nov. 20 5:30 p.m. According to a VSP press release, personnel from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Major Crime Unit, Uniform Division and Crime Scene Search Team worked throughout the day investigating this incident.  Investigators spoke with residents, many of whom had been evacuated earlier, and documented damage which was consistent with being caused […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Nov. 21, 2016

    Grafton Select Board meeting for Nov. 21, 2016

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Nov. 7, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Review of 2017-2018 proposed budget: Town Treasurer Kim Record; Road Foreman […]

  • Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

    Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

    Rodney L. Page 71, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Springfield, the son of Walden F. and Louise M. (Grover) Page.  He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School in 1963. He later graduated from […]

  •  Andover Invitation to Bid - Site Work on FEMA property

    Andover Invitation to Bid – Site Work on FEMA property

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  • Regional Planning to hold energy siting seminar

    Regional Planning to hold energy siting seminar

    ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission  will conduct an information and training session on Act 174 – An Act Relating to Improving the Siting of Energy Projects – on Thursday Dec. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The session will involve a review of the voluntary enhanced energy planning standards […]

  • Grafton man charged with domestic assault, cruelty in puppy's death

    Grafton man charged with domestic assault, cruelty in puppy’s death

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Grafton man was arrested this morning and charged with 2nd degree aggravated domestic assault and aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of a 16-week-old black Labrador mix puppy. According to a Vermont State Police press release, troopers responded to a 911 call from a house […]

  • Second burglary at Rockingham Sunoco also nets cigarettes

    Second burglary at Rockingham Sunoco also nets cigarettes

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second time in about two months a burglar has broken into the Sunoco Station at 809 Rockingham Road in Rockingham near the on ramps for I-91. The first incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, when a lone burglar broke through the door of the station to […]

  • Stiles Brook landowner, wind foes take a breath, consider next steps

    Stiles Brook landowner, wind foes take a breath, consider next steps

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Iberdrola Renewables has said it will not move forward with a 24-turbine wind project straddling the Windham and Grafton line following a decisive vote, the owners of the 5,000-acre project site have made no such promise. When asked on Monday, what happens next, Meadowsend Timberlands’ managing forester […]

  • Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

    Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sometime between Nov. 4 and this morning, Nov. 14, someone entered a house on Hill Road in Cavendish through an unlocked front door and stole a number of valuables, according to the Vermont State Police. Police responded to the house at about 10:25 this morning. Among the items taken were […]

  • Community events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 24, 2016

    Community events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 24, 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. Nov. 15: SoVerA holds Stars & Telescopes workshop The Southern […]

  • Drug Take Back Day yields 477 lbs. in Windsor, 2 tons statewide

    Drug Take Back Day yields 477 lbs. in Windsor, 2 tons statewide

    On Oct. 22, 2016, Windsor County Sheriffs again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 477.6 pounds of disposed medications collected for incineration. Windsor County was second in the state, behind Chittenden County, in returns collected. Take-Back efforts began in 2012 as stand-alone disposal events occurring twice a year. Since then, […]

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