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Windham board says town now has less control over wind funds

Windham board says town now has less control over wind funds

By John Hoover ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Windham Town Treasurer Peter Chamberlain has told the Windham Select Board that while Iberdrola’s latest offer, presented on Oct. 4, totals $1 million, most of it will not be available for the town to decide how to use. Portions of the $1 million will go to the fire […]

These apple cider donuts are to fry for!

These apple cider donuts are to fry for!

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These truly are fantastic, cake-like donuts (yes, I spell it d-o-n-u-t) that almost have you welcoming the fall weather to come. A word of note, if you are using an electric mixer of any kind, add another 3/4 cup flour. I also use Alpine brand cider mix, but any brand will […]

Police looking for burglar of Londonderry restaurant

Police looking for burglar of Londonderry restaurant

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Did you see anything suspicious around the Londonderry’s Mountain Market Place between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday morning? During that time, according to the Vermont State Police, someone broke into and burglarized Jake’s Restaurant.  If you saw suspicious people or vehicles around that time, please contact Trooper Matthews at […]

Derry board unhappy with state delay in repaving Route 11 east

Derry board unhappy with state delay in repaving Route 11 east

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a response to a letter of apology received by Rep. Oliver Olsen, the Londonderry Select Board on Oct. 17 voted to send a letter to Agency of Transportation Secretary Chris Cole expressing its “dissatisfaction” of the agency for not repaving Route 11 from Londonderry to Chester […]

Weston board splits on land gift, talks school merger

Weston board splits on land gift, talks school merger

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Oct. 11 told Forestry District manager Nate McKeen that the board was split on landowner Maurice Kahn’s proposal to donate about 1.7 acres of land to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The land, on Fulton Road adjacent to […]

Grafton sets wind project info meeting dates

Grafton sets wind project info meeting dates

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board on Monday has set dates for meetings and workshops to disseminate information on the effects of a proposed industrial wind project on taxpayers, homeowners and residents when it comes to economics, health and the environment. With only 20 days before the Nov. 8 election, which will include […]

Citizen Matt: Chester Det. Wilson takes on a new beat

Citizen Matt: Chester Det. Wilson takes on a new beat

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In just a few days, Matt Wilson will no longer be a Chester Police detective. The 15-year veteran of the force will be leaving the department in late October to take a position a little closer to home — as a matter of fact, in his home, where […]

Months in, Derry residents upbeat on State Police presence

Months in, Derry residents upbeat on State Police presence

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-three residents of Londonderry gathered at the town office building on Wednesday, Oct. 12 for an information session held by the Londonderry Policing Committee to help it in making a new recommendation during the Select Board’s budget review process starting in November. Londonderry contracts with the Vermont […]

UPDATE: One man dead, one in custody in Wardsboro shooting

UPDATE: One man dead, one in custody in Wardsboro shooting

UPDATE: Wednesday Oct. 19, 6:39 a.m.  Vermont State Police have released the names of those involved in yesterday’s homicide in Wardsboro.  Kirby Staib, 42, of Wardsboro was killed in the incident and Kevin Parker, 57, also of Wardsboro was identified as the alleged shooter. Police said in a statement this morning that the circumstances surrounding […]

Statewide Amber Alert drill tomorrow

Statewide Amber Alert drill tomorrow

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In an advisory released today, the State of Vermont said that on Wednesday Oct. 19 the Department of Public Safety will conduct an Amber Alert drill between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  The exercise will test components of the state’s Amber Alert system including the VT-Alert system which will send […]

Nov. 2 is deadline for registering to vote

Nov. 2 is deadline for registering to vote

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Wednesday Nov. 2 by 5 p.m. Vermont residents can register at their town clerk’s office during regular business hours. By state statute, town clerks are required to be open on the final day of registration from 3 […]

Chester invites community to Master Plan workshops Oct. 22; FOLA eyes live streaming at Ludlow Auditorium in 2017

Chester invites community to Master Plan workshops Oct. 22;
FOLA eyes live streaming at Ludlow Auditorium in 2017

Chester holds Master Plan workshops for artists, businesses, community The Town of Chester invites all residents to participate in a community focus group discussion for its ongoing development of the Chester Village Center Master Plan from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This all-day workshop will […]

Phoenix Books giving away pocket-sized Constitutions

Phoenix Books giving away pocket-sized Constitutions

Two thousand pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution will be given away by Phoenix Books at its locations in Chester, Rutland, Essex and Burlington. The Phoenix Books-Misty Valley is located at 58 Common St. on the Green in Chester. “Phoenix Books is in the business of disseminating ideas to our customers,” says co-owner Mike DeSanto. […]

To the editor: Windham wind negotiators speak out

To the editor: Windham wind negotiators speak out

We three, Kathy Scott, Michael Simonds and Walter Woodruff, participated in the negotiations with Iberdrola, the developer for the possible Stiles Brook Wind Project, and we support the resulting economic partnership proposed for Windham. We chose to be involved to ensure that all views on the possible wind farm were considered and the best benefits […]

Arts events: Through Oct. 22, 2016

Arts events: Through Oct. 22, 2016

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.  Lucioni works return to SVAC The Southern Vermont Arts Center […]

Community events: Oct. 20 through Oct. 26, 2016

Community events: Oct. 20 through Oct. 26, 2016

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. Oct. 20: State Senate candidates forum in Ludlow Friends of […]

79 compete in Fastest Kid competition

79 compete in Fastest Kid competition

Seventy-nine children ages 5 to 12 competed in 100 and 200 yard races at Riverside Middle School during the fourth annual Fastest Kid in Town Race held during the Vermont Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct.  8. Sponsored by Springfield Medical Care Systems, the Fastest Kid in Town Race is part of an effort to raise […]

To the editor: MTL seeks to be part of global warming solution

To the editor: MTL seeks to be part of global warming solution

Like the Windham Foundation, our family through Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. is committed to the vitality of rural communities. Working lands are a key component of vibrant rural communities. But with plummeting timber values and the effects of climate change altering the forest itself, we can no longer manage the forest on timber sales alone. After […]

To the editor: Iberdrola offer pales compared to what will be lost

To the editor: Iberdrola offer pales compared to what will be lost

My husband and I, frequent visitors to the area over the past 10 years, are dismayed at the project being proposed by Iberdrola Renewables. As a health-care practitioner and master gardener and environmental steward respectively, we are amazed that the proposal has gotten this far. Here’s why. What makes this project necessary if the state […]

Writers' Prize deadline Nov. 1; Cavendish grant deadline Nov. 28

Writers’ Prize deadline Nov. 1; Cavendish grant deadline Nov. 28

Vermont Writers’ Prize deadline Nov. 1 Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent. “We love that this contest inspires Vermonters to write about the wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy […]