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UPDATE: Portion of Route 9 closed, roads are slick

UPDATE: Portion of Route 9 closed, roads are slick

UPDATE: VSP advises that Route 9 is reopened. Police scanner traffic indicates slick roads. Please be careful out there. © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are advising that Route 9 between Route 8 and Somerset Rd in Searsburg is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. There is no estimate of how long […]

Weston theater fixture Sam Lloyd, 91, was a community leader, philanthropist

Weston theater fixture Sam Lloyd, 91, was a community leader, philanthropist

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sam Lloyd, an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader, died peacefully at his home in Weston on Friday, March 24. He was 91. Mr. Lloyd’s death was announced by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company with which he had a long association. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Lloyd […]

Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish & Chester school districts meet March 27 to OK warnings for May 2 vote on unified district

Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish & Chester school districts meet March 27 to OK warnings for May 2 vote on unified district

The Andover Town School District, the Baltimore Town School District, the Cavendish Elementary School District and the Chester Town School District will all meet separately at 7 p.m. at Green Mountain High School’s Library Learning Commons, mainly to approve a warning for May 2 votes to form the Green Mountain Unified School District. Below are […]

Grafton Select Board Special Session for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Grafton Select Board Special Session for Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet in Special session at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Grafton Town Hall, 117 Main St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Executive Session: Personnel 3. Other Business 4. Date of Next Regular Meeting: Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 6 p.m., Grafton Elementary School 5. Adjourn

Andover Select Board Meeting Agenda March 27, 2017

Andover Select Board Meeting Agenda March 27, 2017

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the town office, 953 Weston-Weston Road. Below is the agenda: Call Select Board meeting to order. Act on Agenda. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from March 13th meeting. Review and Act on Financial Orders. Highways / Garage: A. Overweight […]

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, March 21 meeting, the Vermont State Board of Education gave the go-ahead to four area towns to put an Act 46 merger proposal before their voters on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The approval by the Agency of Education and the Board of Education was […]

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 […]