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Chester solons mull water, gravel and Hogs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Acting as the town’s Water and Sewer Commission, the Chester Select Board, at its April 17 meeting, approved taking out a $45,000 from the state’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division to inventory and map the entire water system. The Asset Management Planning loan is offered to […]

Cavendish Elementary parents petition SU to delay Beaupre contract renewal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly six dozen parents of Cavendish Town Elementary School students and other interested community members have signed a petition of no confidence in Principal Deb Beaupre, asking that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union “hold up her contract renewal” and “open an investigation into the communities (sic) concerns.” […]

Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd.

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, visitors tend to park along the […]

Weston board tables OK for Fire Dept. airpacks, seeking financing data

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on April 9 tabled a decision on purchasing eight airpacks for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department until more information could be gathered about financing options. Christine Falango represented the Weston Fire Department in requesting funds to replace airpacks at a total cost of $60,000 […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A car fire at 3 p.m. threw the afternoon dismissal for Chester-Andover Elementary School into disarray while firefighters blocked the driveway to extinguish the blaze. As parents in cars lined up behind the school to pick up their children, the car at the front of the line […]

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  • Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

    Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

    The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

    Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Chester Planning Commission will be held on Thursday April 18, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. until adjourned. The special meeting will convene at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and will then embark on a van tour of Chester, after which it will return […]

  • Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

    Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

    PAX and Green Mountain High School are looking for families to host high school exchange students for Green Mountain for the upcoming school year. This is a great learning and growth opportunity for the entire family, bringing a new culture to your home that you may otherwise never be able to experience. Choose a student […]

  • To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

    To the editor: Thanks for generous support to fund Keewaydin trip

    Chester-Andover Elementary School 5th and 6th graders have been going to the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center since 1973 — 46 years! The next lucky group of students will be heading to KEEC for a week in the spring of 2020. They will be hiking, canoeing, presenting skits  and enjoying campfires on the shores of Lake […]

  • Chester Chatter: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

    Chester Chatter: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s another gloomy winter-like day. What to do? Many times I go to my bedroom closet and take out scrap books of photos. In a short time, I’m back to times gone by. My family took many photos of our outings. Learning to walk, then just like that […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

    Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

    The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: April 1, 2019. [There are no minutes for April 4 as there was no meeting.] 3. Warrants, as signed, presented […]

  • Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

    Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

    By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With sunny warm days upon us, we all want to start gardening. However beware: if you leave footprints in the soil, or feel it go squish, it’s not time to be doing anything. Plants get their oxygen from their roots, not their leaves. If you compact the soil, […]

  • Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday's recipe book

    Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday’s recipe book

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We just had our annual Maine Maple Sunday ordeal and as usual, everyone came out with their children in droves. I was invited by Eureka Farms to come up with a way to make maple syrup stretch the budget, because as we all know the price of real maple syrup is […]

  • Troopers find double murder suspect dead

    Troopers find double murder suspect dead

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late this afternoon while searching for double murder suspect Derrick Shippee, police found him dead. According to a VSP press release, the Tactical Services Unit was searching on and around Shippee’s family’s property at 138 Sak Road in Vernon, when at around 4:35 p.m. TSU members located a body preliminarily […]

  • Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

    Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

    UPDATE: SUSPECT FOUND DEAD. Read the story here. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police have asked the public to be “aware and alert” while they and New Hampshire State Police search for a man suspected in two second-degree murders. According to the VSP alert, arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, […]

  • Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

    Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

    The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Asset Management Program; Joshua Lockhead 3. Adjourn Special Select Board meeting agenda 1. Approve […]

  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

    Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

    The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St., in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of April 1, 2019 and April […]

  • To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

    To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

    Hello friends, We write today’s update from a welcome period of calm and hope. Weston is 4 months old and doing awesome, Vanessa is a rock and I am home. Pretty damn tired, but starting a new regimen of targeted therapy drug treatment that bring some optimism after a challenging past six weeks. We wanted […]

  • Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

    Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board held its statutory Town Plan public hearing before beginning to review changes proposed by the Planning Commission at its Wednesday, April 3 meeting. There are substantial changes to four chapters of the plan – Utilities and Facilities, Education and Child Care Facilities, Energy […]

  • Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

    Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting was just a few minutes old on Monday when it almost erupted into an all-out range war over issues between the town’s two fire companies. In the public comment portion of the agenda, Amy Perry of the Proctorsville Fire Department asked […]

  • Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

    Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the fall of 2015, The Chester Telegraph has reported extensively on the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the Act 46 merger plans and votes, the school budgets, new school districts, etc., publishing more than 95 articles about the system in less than four years. These have been highly […]

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