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Derry moves to correct 'violations;' addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

Derry moves to correct ‘violations;’ addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Building safety issues were brought to the Londonderry Select Board’s attention at its March 15 meeting, when board chair Paul Gordon read aloud a resignation letter from Road Foreman Duane Hart. But calling them “violations” – as Hart did — may be too strong a statement, said board […]

Grafton residents to vote on using surplus to buy tractor

Grafton residents to vote on using surplus to buy tractor

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board Monday night decided to ask town voters to approve using funds from the town surplus to help pay for a new tractor and attachments that would help the town comply with Act 64, which was signed into law in summer of 2015 and is […]

UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The battle over the adoption of Chester’s Unified Development Bylaws came to an end with the Select Board voting unanimously to approve the document as presented, but not without questions about the way a change in the number of public hearings was handled. Board member Dan Cote […]

Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board reversed course last week, deciding to hold interviews for volunteer positions in secret, with one board member saying that the public should trust the board in this matter and another one indicating that executive sessions were necessary because  the public could not be […]

It all snaps together for the sixth annual LEGO contest

It all snaps together for the sixth annual LEGO contest

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The NewsBank Conference Center was alive with the buzz of creativity and the clicking of plastic parts on Saturday, March 18 as the sixth annual LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester, got under way. Forty-three extrusion engineers between pre-K and eighth grades, their families and friends, came […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. following two site visits. The first one is at 5 p.m. at 14 Cummings Road followed by one at 5:25 p.m. at 349 Pleasant St. Below is the […]

Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

Sometime between closing on Monday afternoon and opening Tuesday morning, there was a burglary at the Londonderry Transfer Station at 7060 Route 100 in Londonderry. According to a press release, the Vermont State Police were contacted around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 with a report of a break-in. The complainant told police that several […]

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Photos provided. Click any photo to launch gallery. For the third year in a row, Green Mountain cooking teams have brought home awards from the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition. The middle school team Turnip The Beet and a high school team The Skillet Takes brought home Local Lively awards, for […]

To the editor: Thanks to area firefighters for saving house

To the editor: Thanks to area firefighters for saving house

To the volunteer firefighters of Proctorsville, Cavendish, Ludlow, Springfield, Chester, Reading, Weston, Mount Holly, Ascutney, Walpole and Weathersfield who rallied to our home in the early hours of Feb. 15 to fight our house fire, we are eternally grateful. Through your efforts you were able to control the inferno and save our house. While there […]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to GMUHS

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to GMUHS

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The costumes are fitted, the sets are built and all that’s missing is a house falling out of the sky to bring the Wizard of Oz to the stage at Green Mountain Union High School. The familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy’s trek through a magic land with a Scarecrow, […]

Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board, at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15 accepted the resignations of  Select Board member Will Reed and Road Foreman Duane Hart, both of whom had tendered their resignations following Town Meeting the week before. The board also made Paul Gordon its chair and […]

One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 7:30 this morning a car traveling on Missing Link Road in Rockingham ran into a Windsor North East Supervisory Union school bus causing damage to both vehicles and injuries to the driver of the car. The bus driver and the two students on the bus were uninjured, according […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Adopt Minutes: March 3, 2017, March 6, 2017 & March 7, 2017 4. Introduction of Select Board members 5. Highway Report: Tractor Bids 6. Appointments […]

Community events: March 22 through March 30, 2017

Community events: March 22 through March 30, 2017

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. March 22: Bidi Dworkin hosts vocal improv workshop Discover your […]

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson updates legislative progress

To the editor: Sen. Clarkson updates legislative progress

The Vermont legislature is in the throes of “crossover’ – that two-week period when bills being considered by the House or the Senate must pass from one body to the other if they are to be enacted into law this year. This marks the half-way point in our legislative session. All of us worked hard […]

To the editor: Time to move on after Chester board passed UDBs

To the editor: Time to move on after Chester board passed UDBs

I would like to compliment the Chester Select Board for showing strong leadership at the Wednesday March 15 meeting. I was not thinking ahead so I was surprised by the chairman’s not allowing comments about the UDBs. Once that was stated it made perfect sense that that process was over and we were on to […]

To the editor: Challenge authority, not each other's integrity

To the editor: Challenge authority, not each other’s integrity

I would like the opportunity to address comments made to me regarding my previous letter and also respond to Frank Seawright’s letter, which I guess was a indirect response to mine even though he didn’t answer my criticism. I also would like to clarify my take on things here in Windham. I challenged Frank, not […]

Corn crisps with peach salsa are a yummy snack

Corn crisps with peach salsa are a yummy snack

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Ordinarily made with almost boiling water, this southern favorite hot water corn bread is given a makeover with a touch more flavor — OK, a whole lot more flavor and texture. It is still crispy but with the addition of apple juice instead of water and some bites of actual corn, […]

Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2017 b. Approval of Special Board Meeting Minutes – […]

To the editor: Windham board chair Seawright responds to critical letter

To the editor: Windham board chair Seawright responds to critical letter

As chair of the Select Board of the Town of Windham, I was recently vilified in a letter sent to various Vermont news outlets. Besides the peculiar accusation that I am “classless,” the letter criticizes a challenge at this year’s Town Meeting to another sitting Select Board member, who was up for re-election. Although the […]