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Chester Police Log, July 16 through Nov. 1, 2016

Chester Police Log, July 16 through Nov. 1, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Saturday, July 16, 6:48 p.m. Police were called to the Wheelhouse Restaurant for the report of a […]

Which option? Act 46 merger forum at CAES next Tuesday

Which option? Act 46 merger forum at CAES next Tuesday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On March 7, 2017,  the residents of Chester, Andover, Cavendish, Baltimore, Ludlow and Mt. Holly will likely vote to decide which form a state mandated school consolidation will take for them. Those decisions could have profound effects on the quality of educational opportunities for their students, the […]

Northshire merger panel unanimous in vote for larger district

Northshire merger panel unanimous in vote for larger district

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Northshire Merger Study Committee voted unanimously on Monday, Nov. 14 to recommend to the State Board of Education that a new school supervisory district be created. To be called the Taconic and Green District, it would be a part of the current Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union. The […]

To the editor: A nation of immigrants should stand against hate

To the editor: A nation of immigrants should stand against hate

On Sunday, Nov. 20, I stopped to get gas at the Chester Citgo. On the back window of the pick-up truck parked in front of me were large letters in the shape of a map of the United States that spelled out: “F**k off/We’re full.” I immediately thought of my immigrant great-grandparents, of how hard […]

Magic deal finally closes; new owners take over

Magic deal finally closes; new owners take over

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC “The journey begins,” said Geoff Hatheway, “as an operating company, not just an investment.”  Sitting in an office that looks out on the slopes of the Magic Mountain ski area on Thursday Nov. 3 Hatheway looked forward to the ski season ahead but cautioned that the closing […]

Chester Planning Commission hearing for tonight cancelled

Chester Planning Commission hearing for tonight cancelled

The Chester Planning Commission’s public hearing on Unified Development Bylaw revisions scheduled for 6  p.m. tonight has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation was insufficient legal warning. The hearing is tentatively being rescheduled for Dec. 19.

Community events: Nov. 25 through Dec. 5, 2016

Community events: Nov. 25 through Dec. 5, 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. Nov. 25: Pods for Pulpit hosts juried crafts fair Friday […]

Cavendish calendars on sale; art exhibit at Whiting; CAFC fund-raisers aid heat program

Cavendish calendars on sale; art exhibit at Whiting; CAFC fund-raisers aid heat program

2017 Cavendish calendars available The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s 2017 Cavendish calendar is now on sale, just in time for the holidays. CCCA selected the pictures from its annual calendar photography contest. Entrants are Cavendish and Proctorsville residents who submitted photos in the spring. Images reflect life in this rural Vermont community. Calendars are […]

Northern Stage's 'Christmas Carol' a children's holiday delight

Northern Stage’s ‘Christmas Carol’ a children’s holiday delight

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2016-Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s that season again when ballet companies polish up their “Nutcrackers” and regional theaters reheat that old chestnut “A Christmas Carol.” White River Junction’s Northern Stage offers up its biennial production of Scrooge’s story in a production that looks very good for the most part but gets hobbled by […]

Scottish shortbread appetizers filled with goodness

Scottish shortbread appetizers filled with goodness

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Served in Scottish shortbread cups, these appetizers are sticky, salty-sweet and delicious, especially during the holidays. Shortbread has been around for many centuries, thought to have originated in Scotland as a specifically designed biscuit using yeast. Over time, the base of this recipe has evolved into 1 part sugar, 2 parts […]

UPDATE: Presumed Saxtons River shooter surrenders without incident

UPDATE: Presumed Saxtons River shooter surrenders without incident

UPDATE Nov. 20 5:30 p.m. According to a VSP press release, personnel from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Major Crime Unit, Uniform Division and Crime Scene Search Team worked throughout the day investigating this incident.  Investigators spoke with residents, many of whom had been evacuated earlier, and documented damage which was consistent with being caused […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Nov. 21, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for Nov. 21, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Nov. 7, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Review of 2017-2018 proposed budget: Town Treasurer Kim Record; Road Foreman […]

Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

Rodney Page, 71, classic car enthusiast who loved family, friends

Rodney L. Page 71, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Nov. 8, 1945 in Springfield, the son of Walden F. and Louise M. (Grover) Page.  He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School in 1963. He later graduated from […]

 Andover Invitation to Bid - Site Work on FEMA property

Andover Invitation to Bid – Site Work on FEMA property

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Regional Planning to hold energy siting seminar

Regional Planning to hold energy siting seminar

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission  will conduct an information and training session on Act 174 – An Act Relating to Improving the Siting of Energy Projects – on Thursday Dec. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The session will involve a review of the voluntary enhanced energy planning standards […]

Grafton man charged with domestic assault, cruelty in puppy's death

Grafton man charged with domestic assault, cruelty in puppy’s death

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Grafton man was arrested this morning and charged with 2nd degree aggravated domestic assault and aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of a 16-week-old black Labrador mix puppy. According to a Vermont State Police press release, troopers responded to a 911 call from a house […]

Second burglary at Rockingham Sunoco also nets cigarettes

Second burglary at Rockingham Sunoco also nets cigarettes

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second time in about two months a burglar has broken into the Sunoco Station at 809 Rockingham Road in Rockingham near the on ramps for I-91. The first incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, when a lone burglar broke through the door of the station to […]

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Merchants Bank has announced that Robert G. Ripley Jr. has joined Merchants Trust Co. as president. With 30 years of experience in financial services, including wealth management, portfolio management and trust operations, Ripley comes to Merchants Trust from State Street Bank and Trust where he was a division vice president. […]

Stiles Brook landowner, wind foes take a breath, consider next steps

Stiles Brook landowner, wind foes take a breath, consider next steps

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While Iberdrola Renewables has said it will not move forward with a 24-turbine wind project straddling the Windham and Grafton line following a decisive vote, the owners of the 5,000-acre project site have made no such promise. When asked on Monday, what happens next, Meadowsend Timberlands’ managing forester […]

Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sometime between Nov. 4 and this morning, Nov. 14, someone entered a house on Hill Road in Cavendish through an unlocked front door and stole a number of valuables, according to the Vermont State Police. Police responded to the house at about 10:25 this morning. Among the items taken were […]