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Court allows supervised work hours for Chester sex assault defendant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Chester resident Ryan Stocker appeared before the Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division twice this week, the second and third time he has come into this courthouse since he was charged in late June with two counts of sexual assault, On Tuesday, he appeared […]

Weston board OKs radio service, new windows for Town Office

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, July 11 meeting, the Weston Select Board approved the purchase of a radio base station to be installed at the Town Office building. The radio will be used to keep in contact with the road crew. Both Town Clerk Kim Seymour and Town Administrator Cheryl […]

Derry residents concerned about shooting on public, private land

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A half dozen Londonderry residents came to the Monday, July 17 Select Board meeting to asking the board for solutions to the increased use of firearms on the town-owned Prouty property and elsewhere in town. Barbara Butts, who lives near the Prouty property on Route 100, said, […]

Chester Planning Commission reboots with new members

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly five months after three resignations deprived it of a quorum, the Chester Planning Commission reorganized itself with four of its five seats filled on Monday, July 17. Newly appointed members Barre Pinske and Tim Roper were welcomed by commission chair Naomi Johnson who worked through introductions, […]

Man, 22, woman, 41, found dead in separate scenes in Londonderry

While Vermont State Police detectives were investigating the death of a 22-year-old man in Londonderry this afternoon, they were called to the scene of another death several miles away. Just before 10 a.m. today, Londonderry Rescue and the VSP were called  to an apartment on North Main Street in Londonderry for a man who was […]

Conservancy nears goal to create access to Chester swimming hole

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Less than a year ago, then-Chester Select Board chair John DeBenedetti asked Lydia Menendez how the Vermont River Conservancy would raise the money needed to buy 1.84 acres and a create public access  to the Rainbow Rock swimming hole and give it to the town. “Magic,” quipped […]

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  • VSP investigates three Rockingham burglaries

    VSP investigates three Rockingham burglaries

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Westminster Barracks are investigating two commercial and one residential burglary in the town of Rockingham. This morning at about 6:18, police were notified of a break-in and burglary at the Cambridgeport store at 997 Saxtons River Road in Cambridgeport. Police say that overnight, someone broke […]

  • UPDATE: Middlesex victim's boyfriend leaves state with her car

    UPDATE: Middlesex victim’s boyfriend leaves state with her car

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police detectives say that the boyfriend of Cindy Cook, whose body was found down an embankment in a wooded area off the eastside of Brook Road in Middlesex on July 13, is driving her 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman. Police have said that Cook’s death was a homicide although […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for July 19, 2017

    Chester Select Board agenda for July 19, 2017

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from July 5, 2017 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Entertainment Permit; Country Girl Diner 5. Solid Waste District Possible Funds Distribution; Derek Suursoo […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Monday, July 17, 2017

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Monday, July 17, 2017

    The Planning Commission for the town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17 at Town Hall,  556 Elm St. Its agenda is below. Introduce members Review status of member terms and other organizational items Review process of recommendation to Select Board for Zoning Administrator appointment Review status of current Town Plan Review […]

  • UPDATE:  I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule - Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

    UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Ramp closing 7/17 to 7/28

    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 July 15, 2017. Exit 6 northbound on-ramp will be temporarily closed from July 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017. […]

  • Police search for victim's car in Middlesex homicide

    Police search for victim’s car in Middlesex homicide

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police detectives are looking for the car of a woman whose body was found in a wooded area down an embankment off the Brook Road in Middlesex last night. An autopsy on the victim, identified the victim as Cindy Cook, 59, of Barre, was conducted this morning at […]

  • VT Attorney General warns of utility scam

    VT Attorney General warns of utility scam

    The office of the Vermont Attorney General is warning that callers claiming to be from the power company are threatening to disconnect electric service if money is not sent to them immediately. Some callers may ask where your power meter is located. According to the AG’s office, power companies do not make calls or threats […]

  • Grafton Select Board agenda for July 17, 2017

    Grafton Select Board agenda for July 17, 2017

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 17 at Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: July 3, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Cristine White, Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance 5. Open Demo Bids for FEMA Buyout property 6. Follow Up on Town […]

  • Rash of overnight burglaries along Rt. 30 keeps VSP busy

    Rash of overnight burglaries along Rt. 30 keeps VSP busy

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Four burglaries with similar circumstances and timing along Route 30 in West Townshend and Jamaica were reported to Vermont State Police today. Early this morning, the West Townshend Cafe reported that overnight, someone had pulled out a window air conditioner and crawled into the building through the […]

  • Chester tax rates decline again; resident seeks to buy town land

    Chester tax rates decline again; resident seeks to buy town land

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s tax rates are dropping again this year as they have for several years. At its July 5 meeting, the Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $1.9793 per $100 of assessed value and the homestead rate at $1.9274. Last year’s rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545 […]

  • Quilters sought for 24th Annual Quiltfest

    Quilters sought for 24th Annual Quiltfest

    The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild invites quilters to exhibit their quilted projects in the 24th Annual Bennington Quiltfest, to be held Sept. 16 and 17 at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road in Bennington. You do not need to be a member of the guild to submit an entry. All quilt entries — […]

  • Arts events: July 11 through July 15, 2017

    Arts events: July 11 through July 15, 2017

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their 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. July 11: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ in Brattleboro New England Youth Theatre […]

  • Community events: July 12 through July 16, 2017

    Community events: July 12 through July 16, 2017

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their 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. July 12: BF community celebrates grant with potluck picnic The […]

  • Catholic Churches announce schedules;Springfield Farmers Market news

    Catholic Churches announce schedules;
    Springfield Farmers Market news

    St. Joseph’s Church, 96 Main. St in Chester and St. Mary’s Church, 10 Pleasant St, in Springfield, have announced their current schedules. Mass Schedule Saturday: 4 p.m. in Chester and 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, on High Street in Londonderry Sunday: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Springfield Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. in […]

  • Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

    Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC My parents were married on the 4th of July. They took the Toonerville Trolley to Charlestown, N.H., and took the train up to Lake Winnipesaukee for a two-day honeymoon. As years went by, our family mostly celebrated their anniversary up at our camp on Cole Pond. We’d go […]

  • Serve up a colorful plate of veggies with 'mother of all grains'

    Serve up a colorful plate of veggies with ‘mother of all grains’

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com One of the few plants that contain all nine amino acids, quinoa (yes, it is still pronounced keenwa) is a great gluten free substitute for that usual pasta salad everyone craves during summer months. Using this “mother of all grains” with a ton of vegetables and juice is exactly what your […]

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