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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 […]

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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

    Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

    The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting focus groups regarding health related matters including, unmet health needs, access to services and barriers to care. Groups will be held in Springfield, Chester, Ludlow, Londonderry and Bellows Falls in Vermont and  in Charlestown, N.H., in mid-May, 2019. The focus groups will include a light dinner, and a […]

  • Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

    Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

    By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is not easy to amend the Vermont Constitution. It is a multi-year process, requiring review and approval in two consecutive legislative biennia and a vote by Vermonters at the end. Our constitution traces back to 1777, when it was written in Windsor at the Old Constitution House, for what was […]

  • Spring snow turns roads treacherous

    Spring snow turns roads treacherous

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Freezing rain and snow turned area roads slick this April Monday afternoon. Accidents were reported in Chester, Landgrove and Weston among others. According to witnesses and a State Police press release, at about 1:13 p.m. a 2006 Subaru Impreza was being driven west on the Weston Andover […]

  • Community & Arts events: April 9-15

    Community & Arts events: April 9-15

    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 […]

  • Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

    Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

    © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Alumni Association is seeking participants, sponsors, donations of goods and services for its raffle and dollar donations for this year’s annual Alumni Day Parade and Barbeque, to be held on Saturday, June 8. If your business, organization or family would like to add a float or sponsor a […]

  • Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

    Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

    By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: Ruthie is continuing her remarkable recovery from hip surgery and decided that one more week away might do her a world of good!

  • Cavendish Select Board agenda for April 8, 2019

    Cavendish Select Board agenda for April 8, 2019

    The Cavendish Select Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 8, 2019 at the town office at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Below is its agenda. 1. Call the meeting to order 2. Act upon minutes of March 11th, 2019. 3. Adjust Agenda 4. Hear Citizens 5. Select Board […]

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