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AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Marcos Miller, Tyler Guazzoni and Mario […]

TRSU chair Orzechowski: ‘We violated open meeting law’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing  LLC With Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden not in attendance, board chair Paul Orzechowski admitted that the TRSU board had violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and apologized at a May 16 special meeting held by video conference with members attending from Chester-Andover Elementary, TRSU in Ludlow […]

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town properties – current and potential – took up the majority of the Wednesday, May 15 Chester Select Board meeting as Chairman Arne Jonynas told the meeting that he had asked that the Tomasso property be put on the agenda to keep the public abreast of what […]

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It took three months, but Grafton Select Board chair Joe Pollio finally delivered the long-awaited petition to Chester Town officials demanding the quick repair of Route 35 in Chester. There is one twist. The petition, whose last of 232 signatures was apparently gathered more than two months ago, […]

TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet on Thursday night to discuss and take action on The Chester Telegraph’s claim that the closed door session at its May 2 was a violation of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. The agenda for the special session says […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

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  • Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

    Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

    The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St.  Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Roads and Bridges a. Review Bids and Award Contract […]

  • Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

    Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

  • College News

    College News

    More than 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during the Citadel’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in McAlister Field House in Charlestown, S.C. Local graduates include: Christopher Armstrong of Chester in Civil Engineering; Patrick Clancy of Springfield in Political Science.

  • GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

    GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District  ratified its agreement with its support staff at a special meeting last Thursday, but not without questions about the timing of the work. The agreement, which covers para-educators, personal care assistants, food service workers, bus drivers […]

  • Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

    Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capital plan […]

  • Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

    Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green Mountain High School in Chester. VTrans officials will hear public comment on the current speed limits and how they might be changed […]

  • Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

    Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Yesterday, police learned that Potwin was at […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Magnolias for New England

    Henry Homeyer: Magnolias for New England

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of my yearly high points occurs when my Merrill magnolia blooms. This year, and most years, mine blooms on my birthday, April 23. This year it opened that afternoon; some years it starts a week earlier and is fully in blossom; once or twice it has held […]

  • Police search for 'potentially dangerous' man

    Police search for ‘potentially dangerous’ man

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are alerting the public about a potentially dangerous man and asking for tips to help locate him according to a press release this afternoon. Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, is wanted on two arrest warrants — violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

    Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 1, 2019 Selectboard Meeting and May 10 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Jeffrey Barn Update; Lillian Willis 5. Tomasso Property Update […]

  • To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

    To the editor: BRAM thanks businesses, corporations for 2019 contributions

    The Black River Academy Museum Board of Directors and Trustees would like to thank the following corporate and business members for their 2019 contributions. With their assistance, we are working to continue the operation of this museum as a successful and viable contribution to Ludlow. This imposing three-story historical building is located at 14 High […]

  • Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

    Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Westminster man was arrested this afternoon and charged in a road rage shooting this morning. No one was injured in the incident. At around 8:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Robert Wright of Townshend called 9-1-1 to say that the driver of a truck had fired several shots […]

  • Special meeting for Chester Select Board

    Special meeting for Chester Select Board

    The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on May 10 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Warning for Special Town Meeting 3. Adjourn

  • CAES asks parents not to arrive early for pickup

    CAES asks parents not to arrive early for pickup

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Jim Spaulding is spending a chunk of his afternoons directing traffic. The building supervisor at Chester-Andover Elementary School has made it his mission to make the bus and parent pickups run smoothly and that means asking some people (politely) to leave. Over the years, several schemes have […]

  • Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

    Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a complaint dated May 7 and sent to Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden and board members, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, is contending that the board of the SU improperly entered into an executive session even after it was warned […]

  • Townscape volunteers dress up information booth, gazebo

    Townscape volunteers dress up information booth, gazebo

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The people who brought you the daffodils by the cemetery wall, planters all over town, flower boxes on the bridges and the Hearse House Renovation are back and they’re getting their hands dirty. A group of Chester Townscape members descended on the information booth on Main Street […]

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