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As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the clock ticks down toward Tuesday, Sept. 26 — when Cavendish voters will decide whether to borrow up to $400,000 to build a new town garage to replace the one that burned in February — the question of where to build it resurfaced at September’s Select […]

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC The controversy over the Route 10 mural painted over 10 days ago by a local restaurateur spilled over to the Sept. 18 Londonderry Select Board meeting, when resident Chad Stoddard asked Select Board member George Mora to resign from the board or be removed, if she refused. Stoddard was […]

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server told the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that in the past seven years — but especially this year — water has rushed down from Orton Lane to Markham Road where they live, damaging their driveways and garden beds. […]

GM Chieftain mascot not under fire, school officials say

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At least 35 students, teachers and alumni turned out for the monthly board of directors meeting of Green Mountain Union High last Thursday night, Sept. 14, to stand up for the school’s native American mascot — the Chieftain — which they see as endangered. Board chair Alison […]

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural ‘as favor to community’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ed Brown, owner of the Mill Tavern, told The Telegraph last night, that on Monday, using a gallon of dark colored concrete stain, he did indeed paint over the floral mural that has decorated a retaining wall at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry for the past three […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Tsuga Studios

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 5:30 on Wednesday evening, the Chester Fire Department was called out to a fire at Tsuga Studios on Goldthwaite Road, home of art glass maker Nick Kekic. According to Fire Chief Matt Wilson, much earlier in the day, a small fire had started near the […]

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  • Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

    Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

    ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC N ow in its 43rd year, the Chester Fall Festival is a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. Is it any wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall Events? […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

    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 for the week of Sept. 17, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Chester Police log for Aug. 23 through Sept. 9, 2017

    Chester Police log for Aug. 23 through Sept. 9, 2017

    © 2017 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. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2:45 p.m. Police went to a home on Grafton Road for the report of […]

  • Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on 'furnishing' charge

    Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on ‘furnishing’ charge

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Having plead not guilty to a charge of furnishing malt beverages to a minor in Windsor Superior Court on Aug. 29, Ryan Stocker was back in a White River Junction courtroom on Tuesday afternoon to tell the court whether he had secured attorney representation […]

  • Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

    Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Around 50 people attending the Wednesday Sept. 5 Chester Select Board meeting heard about two efforts to conserve natural resources in Chester, one at the end of the process and one just beginning. At the beginning of the meeting, Town Manager David Pisha told the board that […]

  • Salvage yards neighbors ask Chester Select Board for help

    Salvage yards neighbors ask Chester Select Board for help

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Neighbors of three properties off Route 10 in north Chester are asking the town’s select board for help with accumulating junk. Approximately two dozen people concerned with the situation attended the Sept. 6 board meeting. Two properties – one on either side of Chandler Road at the […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for Sept. 12, 2017

    Weston Select Board agenda for Sept. 12, 2017

    The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Road Foreman: Ford 550 Warranty; Markham Lane 4. Comcast Building: 5. Review and Approve Minutes: 6. Unifirst: 7. Door Lock: […]

  • Chester Chatter: First day of school filled with anticipation

    Chester Chatter: First day of school filled with anticipation

    By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Excitement was running high: Tomorrow would be the start of a new school year. We kids were anxious to get back to school and see our friends once again. That night, we had laid out our new school clothes so to have everything ready for morning. Opening […]

  • End your summer with a colorful plate

    End your summer with a colorful plate

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This dish is gorgeous blend of colorful cabbage, carrots and squash and mixed into the tastiest blend of flavors you can add to coleslaw. It’s a must serve at that final get together of the summer. 1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix 1/2 small butternut squash (about a pound) 1/2 cup […]

  • Brattleboro man charged with Brookline home invasion

    Brattleboro man charged with Brookline home invasion

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Brattleboro man was arrested by Vermont State Police early Sunday morning in what police termed a “home invasion” in Brookline. According to a VSP press release, at about 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, police responded to a caller saying that a man matched the description of the person […]

  • Chester Town Dems hold caucus Thursday, Sept. 14

    Chester Town Dems hold caucus Thursday, Sept. 14

    The Chester Town Democratic Party Caucus will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The purpose of the caucus is to elect a Chester Town Democratic Committee, which will in turn elect officers of the Chester Town Democratic Committee. Members of the Windsor County Democratic Committee […]

  • Man who 'invaded' Brookline home sought by police

    Man who ‘invaded’ Brookline home sought by police

    Vermont State Police are looking for a barefooted man they say entered a Brookline house this afternoon stealing items from the home. According to a press release, at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the report of a home invasion on Riverview Road in Brookline. The complainant told police that the man entered her […]

  • Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

    Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the midst of a thunderstorm on Sept. 5, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon  announced the death over the weekend of former Select Board member Cathy Aragi, who served on the board from 2014 to 2016. “Cathy served the board in a great capacity and worked very […]

  • UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including SUNDAY NIGHT WORK

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including SUNDAY NIGHT WORK

    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 for the week of Sept. 10, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Albany station features Chester in travel segment

    Albany station features Chester in travel segment

    Channel 6 in Albany broadcast a segment on Chester on Thursday night as part of it’s “Road Trippin” series. The piece recommends Chester as a great place to see fall foliage. Concentrating on the Green, the segment features shots of the gazebo with the Baptist Church in the background, dining on the Fullerton Inn’s porch […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

    Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

    The Select Board of the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Town Offices, 953 Andover-Weston Road. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Aug. 28 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

  • Chester Planning and DRB to meet for noise presentation

    Chester Planning and DRB to meet for noise presentation

    The Planning Commission of the Town of Chester and the Development Review Board will hold a joint meeting on Monday Sept. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The two boards will hear a presentation by Tech Environmental on issues of noise as they relate to noise standards in […]

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