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Derry board OKs engineering study on Williams Dam

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to allow Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie to pursue an Advanced Assistance Funding grant to pay for an engineering study of the Williams Dam, which sits beneath the bridge on Route 11 near 100. Beattie referred to a 2015 Department of […]

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Board member Ann Fuji’i was unable to convince fellow board members during their Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting that they should establish a committee to manage town buildings. Fuji’i argued that a standing committee that meets as needed could help oversee replacing the Town Office building’s oil burning […]

Saving Rowell’s Inn: Derry family tackles the task

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who regularly drove along Route 11 through Simonsville this summer could see the slow motion crumbling of Rowell’s Inn’s iconic three-story porch. But the appearance of a large roll-off dumpster in front of the landmark building is good news for those who have worried that the […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

NY State accuses Cavendish man of ‘terroristic threats’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested today on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York State and was arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court on felony charges of making “terroristic threats.” Michael Mills, 32, appeared before Judge Timothy Tomasi and waived an extradition hearing saying, “I’m […]

Derry board OKs Energy chapter, moves to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With no discussion, the Londonderry Select Board approved the Energy Amendment to the Town Plan at its Monday, Oct. 1 meeting. Board member Tom Cavanagh said he believed “we have had a lot of discussion about it with the support of the Windham Regional Commission.” Board member Bob […]

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  • Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

    Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
    Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
    One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda

    Chester Planning Commission agenda

    The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from October 1, 2018 (5 minutes). 2) Citizen Comments (5 minutes) 3) Finalize Town Plan amendments and Reporting Form (10 minutes) 4) Review of Bylaw proposed district boundaries and uses […]

  • Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

    Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Another burglary on Sunday morning in Saxtons River brings the total to six, according to the Vermont State Police. Police have added a burglary on Pleasant Street in Saxtons River to those reported on Burk Hill and Main, Hatfield and Grove streets in the early morning hours of Sunday Oct. […]

  • Chester Chatter: Fall foliage on the Mohawk Trail

    Chester Chatter: Fall foliage on the Mohawk Trail

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Come every fall, my father would announce “Get ready. We will go over the Mohawk Trail today.” We dressed in some nice clothes for the trip and took our pocketbooks, which my sister and I put our allowance in. On our Sunday drives, we never went anywhere without […]

  • Cook up your apples to last through winter

    Cook up your apples to last through winter

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can use regular apple butter if desired. Just simply follow recipe using apple cider or juice instead of mulled apple cider.   2 large apples, peeled, halved, cored and chopped small. 2 tablespoon butter or margarine 2 cups mulled cider * Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium […]

  • Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

    Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred overnight on Grove Street, Burk Hill Road and Main Street in Saxtons River. In two cases burglars entered houses through unlocked doors and stole purses and a wallet.  In another case, the burglars entered the house through an […]

  • VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

    VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

    © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police were summoned to Saxtons River early this morning for the attempted burglary of a house while its occupants were at home. Police say that just before 4 a.m., they received a call from the owners of a home on Hatfield Street in Saxtons River saying that […]

  • Henry Homeyer: 7 chores to complete this fall

    Henry Homeyer: 7 chores to complete this fall

    By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For many years I was in denial, for I refused to accept that fall and winter were on the way by October. I didn’t start fall clean up until November, and by then it was cold, raw, often wet and unpleasant out. Now, having reached a certain […]

  • Trial in sex assault cases postponed

    Trial in sex assault cases postponed

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Thursday morning jury drawing in preparation for the trial of Ryan Stocker, 19, of Chester, on two counts of sexual assault is off as Windsor County State’s Attorney Heidi Remick and defense attorney Melvin Fink agreed to a delay in the cases for more depositions. A […]

  • Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children's Shop

    Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children’s Shop

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than 30 years in business, through changing times and tastes, Diane Stocker and Cheryl LeClair, who have kept area children fashionably dressed and local tables and special occasions in bloom, are retiring. Sometime in mid-October, the Village Children’s Shop and Chester Flowers, at 145 S. Main. […]

  • Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

    Wantastiquet Rotary serves bisque at Peru; Savage horse farm holds festival

    Lobster bisque at Wantastiquet Rotary tent Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry and the Mountain Towns participated recently at the Peru Fair on Saturday, Sept. 22. Members served lobster bisque to more than 250 visitors. This bisque was shipped directly from Rockport Maine via Jake’s Restaurant in Londonderry. Rotarians participating in this fund raiser included Skip Raymond, […]

  • Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

    Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Saturday morning crash and the resulting fire knocked down one of Chester’s new radar speed signs and severely damaged a large tree on North Street in the Stone Village. According to Chester Police Detective Andrew Brothers, John Fernandes, 33 was driving south on Route 103 near […]

  • Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

    Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

    Jason Palmer has been named director of food and beverage for Okemo Mountain Resort, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis. A native Vermonter originally from Colchester, Palmer started skiing when he was 5 and competed on his high school ski team. He is a graduate of the University of […]

  • Community & Arts Events: Oct. 5-Oct. 13

    Community & Arts Events: Oct. 5-Oct. 13

    For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

  • 'Two Trains' heartrending end to Weston season

    ‘Two Trains’ heartrending end to Weston season

    By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Theater-goers at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm are getting a huge treat this month, with August Wilson’s heartrending, heartwarming drama Two Trains Running. The play is the latest in Weston’s American Masters series. And, yes, this is the work of a master. Two Trains Running is a compelling, […]

  • Chester Chatter: Three months on the mend

    Chester Chatter: Three months on the mend

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Back in June, a scrape on my leg soon became infected and was to become the worst thing that ever happened to me. However, the infection led to doctors finding other problems that needed to be tended to and, now, I have been in the hospital and in […]

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