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After years of promises, state to fix crumbling Route 11 in 2019

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A little over a month ago, 911 dispatchers received a call about an eastbound tractor trailer that was “all over the road” on Route 11 west of Chester.  When Chester Police Det. Andy Brothers stopped the truck, the driver of the rig explained that he “was trying […]

Rte 7 still closed as recovery of gas tanker continues

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The tanker truck that overturned this morning on Route 7 north left the highway just before 9 a.m., rolling over and down a steep embankment, according to Vermont State Police. (UPDATE: Shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, State Police announced that Route 7 had been re-opened.) The tanker, which was traveling […]

Weston theater fixture Sam Lloyd, 91, was a community leader, philanthropist

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sam Lloyd, an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader, died peacefully at his home in Weston on Friday, March 24. He was 91. Mr. Lloyd’s death was announced by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company with which he had a long association. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Lloyd […]

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, March 21 meeting, the Vermont State Board of Education gave the go-ahead to four area towns to put an Act 46 merger proposal before their voters on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The approval by the Agency of Education and the Board of Education was […]

Derry moves to correct ‘violations;’ addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Building safety issues were brought to the Londonderry Select Board’s attention at its March 15 meeting, when board chair Paul Gordon read aloud a resignation letter from Road Foreman Duane Hart. But calling them “violations” – as Hart did — may be too strong a statement, said board […]

Grafton residents to vote on using surplus to buy tractor

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board Monday night decided to ask town voters to approve using funds from the town surplus to help pay for a new tractor and attachments that would help the town comply with Act 64, which was signed into law in summer of 2015 and is […]

 
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  • UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

    UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The battle over the adoption of Chester’s Unified Development Bylaws came to an end with the Select Board voting unanimously to approve the document as presented, but not without questions about the way a change in the number of public hearings was handled. Board member Dan Cote […]

  • Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

    Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board reversed course last week, deciding to hold interviews for volunteer positions in secret, with one board member saying that the public should trust the board in this matter and another one indicating that executive sessions were necessary because  the public could not be […]

  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

    Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

    The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. following two site visits. The first one is at 5 p.m. at 14 Cummings Road followed by one at 5:25 p.m. at 349 Pleasant St. Below is the […]

  • Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

    Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

    Sometime between closing on Monday afternoon and opening Tuesday morning, there was a burglary at the Londonderry Transfer Station at 7060 Route 100 in Londonderry. According to a press release, the Vermont State Police were contacted around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 with a report of a break-in. The complainant told police that several […]

  • Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

    Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board, at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15 accepted the resignations of  Select Board member Will Reed and Road Foreman Duane Hart, both of whom had tendered their resignations following Town Meeting the week before. The board also made Paul Gordon its chair and […]

  • One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

    One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 7:30 this morning a car traveling on Missing Link Road in Rockingham ran into a Windsor North East Supervisory Union school bus causing damage to both vehicles and injuries to the driver of the car. The bus driver and the two students on the bus were uninjured, according […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Adopt Minutes: March 3, 2017, March 6, 2017 & March 7, 2017 4. Introduction of Select Board members 5. Highway Report: Tractor Bids 6. Appointments […]

  • Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

    Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

    The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2017 b. Approval of Special Board Meeting Minutes – […]

  • Missing woman found dead in Poultney

    Missing woman found dead in Poultney

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A woman missing since March 3 has been found dead in a house in Poultney, according to the Vermont State Police. The body of Alexandra Rooker, 26, of Fair Haven,  was discovered at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 15 at the 1953 Morse Hollow Road residence of Wayne Oddo, […]

  • Nor'easter blankets region, closing shops, causing accidents

    Nor’easter blankets region, closing shops, causing accidents

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Nor’easter that promised 18 inches of snow for New York has fizzled, but it’s keeping its promises to the New England coast … and Vermont. The snow started in most of the area around 6 a.m. Tuesday and by nightfall hadn’t let up since. See photo gallery below. At […]

  • Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

    Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 – Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, the Chester Select Board met in executive session with a Rutland attorney and decided to appeal conditions of the recent Act 250 permit that allows the town to build a new water tank but severely restricts where the town can extract gravel on the […]

  • Board member Reed, road chief Hart quit Derry government

    Board member Reed, road chief Hart quit Derry government

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC In the wake of the Londonderry Town Meeting last week, two key government officials have resigned: Select Board member Will Reed, who was starting the second year of a two-year term, and Road Foreman Duane Hart. Reed offered this written statement to The Chester Telegraph: “There is a conflict […]

  • Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

    Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

    Chester resident Earle Pinkham, 98, died at Springfield Hospital of a heart attack on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on Dec. 2, 1918 to Earle Everett Pinkham Sr. and Aletha Florence Parrott in Lynn, Mass. Mr. Pinkham graduated from Lynn English High School in 1936 and attended Burdett Business College. A World War […]

  • Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

    Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

    OKEECHOBEE, FLA. Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch passed away March 10, 2017. She was born March 15, 1923 in Chester, Vt., to Percy and Rowena Goldthwaite. Mrs. Finch graduated from Stamford Hospital School of Nursing in Stamford, Conn,. in 1944 and she received her Bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in New Castle, Del. In 1945, she […]

  • Our Nor'easter

    Our Nor’easter

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC UPDATE 10:45 a.m. The Grafton Planning Commission meeting for tonight has been cancelled. UPDATE: 9 a.m. The Londonderry Town Offices will be closed today. So now we’re in for it. The many different weather forecasters’ models are coming together and it looks like a foot or more of the white […]

  • Community events: Through March 19, 2017

    Community events: Through March 19, 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. March: Cabin Fever art expo in Chester Metal artisan Payne […]

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