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Four TRSU towns look to merge; Ludlow, Mt. Holly seek ‘Plan B’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After presentations on the scenario recommended by its superintendent and often emotional but inconclusive discussions of the plan, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee voted to allow Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester to study forming a Regional Education District (RED) within TRSU. That sub-committee […]

Derry board OKs article on shed spending capped at $200,000

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As expected, the Londonderry Select Board on Tuesday Jan. 17, agreed to ask voters at Town Meeting to fund  a new wooden salt and sand shed for a total “not to exceed $200,000.” While the wooden structure itself is expected to cost around $59,000, the bulk of the […]

Caretakers save animals during fire at Springfield vet clinic

Photos and videos by Shawn Cunningham By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A fire damaged the Springfield Animal Hospital tonight, Thursday, Jan. 19, but quick action by employees saved all of the animals who were staying at the facility and firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly. Just before 8:30 p.m., […]

Act 46 panel reverses course, looks at ‘scenarios’ to save BRHS, meets in Chester tonight

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last month, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union’s Act 46 Merger Study Committee voted to set aside all but one of the options it had considered and move forward on consolidating into a single district. But by its next meeting – on Jan. 11 – “a cluster” of […]

Wooden salt shed to be put on Derry Town Meeting ballot;
Transfer Station fee hike proposed

CORRECTION: While the Londonderry Select Board did discuss on Jan. 12 the amount that it would ask the voters to approve, the board did not vote on that dollar amount that night.  It only decided to ask voters to approve the wood-frame shed. However, at the Tuesday, Jan. 17 meeting, the board did decide to […]

Weston voters to decide on fire truck financing; zoning admin hopefuls await new job description

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board will be asking voters to decide whether to approve financing for a new fire tanker at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department made the case for replacing the 1987 tanker, which can only pump about 40 percent of […]

 
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  • CAES assembly suits kids to a T

    CAES assembly suits kids to a T

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing Photos by Cynthia Prairie Wearing bright red T-shirts and filing into the auditorium at Chester-Andover Elementary School, the 200 pupils were ready to take their places for the first all-school picture that anyone could remember. Older students came first, followed by the younger, then the  youngest — and the most fidgety […]

  • UPDATE: Special Chester Select Board hearing for Jan. 19, 2017

    UPDATE: Special Chester Select Board hearing for Jan. 19, 2017

    UPDATE: The interviews of candidates for the Planning Commission and Development Review Board have been canceled. The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizens Comments 2. Sign Town Warning 3. Discuss review process used […]

  • Chester officer disarms shovel-wielding woman

    Chester officer disarms shovel-wielding woman

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman after a man was assaulted at a home on Popple Dungeon Road. Last Saturday, Jan. 14, Chester Police Officer Todd Mayer was called to the house on Popple Dungeon for a report of an assault on Hayden Lawrence, a caregiver who had locked […]

  • Your resolutions won't bat an eye over double chocolate cake

    Your resolutions won’t bat an eye over double chocolate cake

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This double chocolate pound cake is a Yanked™ recipe because I have cut the amount of fat and sugar as well as creating a gluten-free cake that is exceptional, moist and delicious. Honestly, you will not be able to taste or feel the lack of gluten in this chocolaty delight. Nonstick […]

  • Bridge work continues: Exit 6 at I-91 northbound to close this week

    Bridge work continues: Exit 6 at I-91 northbound to close this week

    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 from Jan. 16, 2017. I-91 southbound travel lane only (right lane) over the bridge remains closed until about Jan. 20 to allow crews […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Jan. 5, 2017 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Signature for Excess Weight Permit 7. Planning Commission […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 18, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 18, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet as the Chester Water & Sewer Commission at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 to set the water rates. Following that, the Select Board will meeting. Both meetings will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the Select Board agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes […]

  • ANALYSIS: Inconsistency hangs over Chester appointments process

    ANALYSIS: Inconsistency hangs over Chester appointments process

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Several potential members of two Chester town planning and zoning panels have been waiting for months for the Select Board to make appointments and, at its Wednesday, Jan. 18 meeting, the board will be discussing how it will approach the task deciding who will serve. The methods […]

  • Milk truck-minivan crash tells cautionary tale

    Milk truck-minivan crash tells cautionary tale

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9,  a milk truck carrying 39,000 pounds of milk and a minivan driven by an area resident crashed on Green Mountain Turnpike. The truck was on its way to the nearby Rohman-Wei farm to pick up milk. Called to the […]

  • Chester board approves budget, considers Act 250 appeal

    Chester board approves budget, considers Act 250 appeal

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a relatively uneventful budgeting season, the Chester Select Board approved the 2017  financial plan and voted to send an article to town meeting to raise $2.9 million in taxes, but not before one resident questioned the large surpluses from 2016 and expressed concern that several new […]

  • Same day voter registration now in effect in Vermont

    Same day voter registration now in effect in Vermont

    Secretary of State Jim Condos has announced that eligible Vermont voters are now able to register to vote on any day up to and including Election Day. As of Jan. 1, 2017, Act No. 44 (S. 29) officially went into effect, and will be implemented immediately for all local and state elections going forward, including […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 12, 2017

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 12, 2017

    The Londonderry Select Board will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12  at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St., South Londonderry. This meeting is rescheduled from the board’s regular meeting of Jan. 3 that was canceled due to snow. The agenda is below. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Additions or deletions […]

  • Arts events: Jan. 14-15, 2017

    Arts events: Jan. 14-15, 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. Jan. 14 & 15: Chester resident solos in Brahms concert […]

  • Community events: through Jan. 18, 2017

    Community events: through Jan. 18, 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. Through February: Bob Birbeck sketches at Whiting Library Whiting Library, […]

  • A snickerdoodle Doodlebop cake? Kids will love it

    A snickerdoodle Doodlebop cake? Kids will love it

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Anyone remember the children’s Canadian TV show The Doodlebops? My children loved it! So here’s a cake I call Doodlebop. It’s not only its title that makes this cake a household favorite, it’s the flavors, which are reminiscent of a snickerdoodle cookie. It’s a softly scented cake that can just be […]

  • Texas fugitive arrested in Andover

    Texas fugitive arrested in Andover

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police and Chester Police on Friday assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in the arrest of James A. Jackson at a home on East Hill Road in Andover. According to media reports in Texas, on Aug. 10, 2016, Jackson was indicted by the Sabine County Grand Jury on […]

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