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CAES restoration may stretch into November

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As late as last Friday, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden was still hoping that Chester-Andover Elementary School students would be able to return to the school four to six weeks after water damage knocked out many of the building’s mechanical systems. But at a Facilities […]

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC No one from the public commented during the required public hearing on the Enhanced Energy Plan proposed for the Londonderry Town Plan. The hearing was held prior to Monday night’s Select Board meeting. The board then added the plan to its Oct. 1 meeting agenda for their vote. […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While some members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board at its Sept. 6 meeting questioned several purchases and initiatives recommended by Superintendent Meg Powden and her staff, board chair Marilyn Mahusky expressed concern that the board was micromanaging and needs to look at its role in […]

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Traffic Committee and Select Board member George Mora said at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 that representatives of VTrans have recommended that the width of the junction of Thompsonburg Road at Route 11 be narrowed into a “T” so cars would have to […]

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  • Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

    Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

    ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

  • Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

    Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

    By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Monday Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board was fairly uneventful and sparsely attended by the public, so it lasted a mere half hour. The board approved  Town Manager Brendan McNamara’s municipal sewer budget of $181,080, which is slightly higher than last year’s, mostly due […]

  • Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

    Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The passenger in Saturday’s motorcycle crash in Chester, Jennifer Reed, 44, of Ascutney, died of her injuries on Sunday night at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Chester Police have announced. Her husband, Charles Reed, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash. Both were wearing […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Create espalier fruit trees

    Henry Homeyer: Create espalier fruit trees

    By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When traveling in France and England I have often admired the fruit trees that have been pruned and trained to stay low and follow a wall or building. Their branches, like the extended arms of a scarecrow, travel horizontally – and are often loaded with fruit. I […]

  • Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

    Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

    Video of the DHART helicopter taking off with injured motorcycle passenger, shot by Shawn Cunningham. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One man is dead and his female passenger was seriously injured this afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Rt. 11 in Chester. According to Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud, […]

  • Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity

    Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Author Paul Gorski will present two sessions on educating children in poverty at the NewsBank Conference Center on Tuesday Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Two Rivers After School Program, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund and Vermont After School, Inc, Gorski will speak on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies […]

  • Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

    Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters were called out to the Chester Green this evening for a fire alarm that luckily appeared to be just a sprinkler malfunction. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Chester Fire Department received a first alarm for the Fullerton Inn. On arrival they found that the sprinkler system […]

  • Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

    Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

    By Bruce Frauman 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nicole Pfister of the Planning Commission told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting that the state Agency of Transportation would assign an agency project manager and a supervisor to the Route 100 scoping project. The project would provide the town with options for a […]

  • Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

    Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Bellows Falls man was charged yesterday in more than three dozen incidents of burglary and other crimes that took place in the Londonderry area between May 2015 and April 2017. Vermont State Police say that Travis Despain, 27, burglarized businesses, schools, churches and town offices, as well as homes […]

  • Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

    Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

    Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph happily welcomes back Ruthie Douglas to our pages after a four-week absence. By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing This has been the summer of all summers for me. I have been on a journey to places I have never been before. Since the beginning of June, I have been in […]

  • TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

    TRSU board meeting agenda for Sept. 6, 2018

    The Board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold its regular monthly meeting on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm, 611 Rt. 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

  • GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

    GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

  • Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

    Flood Brook educator Darcy Perry honored

    Darcy Perry, media specialist at the Flood Brook Elementary School in Londonderry, has been recognized by the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union for excellence in the classroom. She was among three BRSU teachers recently chosen by her peers for special recognition. Colleagues have said of her: “She works with her students on developing their media literacy in […]

  • Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

    Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a dozen fire departments responded to fight a house fire on Rt. 131 this morning in Cavendish. At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cavendish and Proctorsville fire departments were called to 997 Main St. in Cavendish for a building that was fully involved in fire. According […]

  • Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

    Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

    School board member Bont honored by Cavendish The Town of Cavendish will be honoring Dr. Gene Bont, the longtime member of school boards representing Cavendish, for his commitment to the town’s children. The public is invited to join past and current school board members at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the little park […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

    Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 1, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and August 1, 2018 Executive Sessions 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Dean, Jewett ROW across Loomis Property 5. Appraisal Update; […]

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