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As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the clock ticks down toward Tuesday, Sept. 26 — when Cavendish voters will decide whether to borrow up to $400,000 to build a new town garage to replace the one that burned in February — the question of where to build it resurfaced at September’s Select […]

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC The controversy over the Route 10 mural painted over 10 days ago by a local restaurateur spilled over to the Sept. 18 Londonderry Select Board meeting, when resident Chad Stoddard asked Select Board member George Mora to resign from the board or be removed, if she refused. Stoddard was […]

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server told the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that in the past seven years — but especially this year — water has rushed down from Orton Lane to Markham Road where they live, damaging their driveways and garden beds. […]

To the editor: Ed Brown apologizes to Londonderry community

To the editor: Ed Brown apologizes to Londonderry community

To The Londonderry Community: Anyone who knows me, knows I am a passionate about our community, our lovely town, and what Vermont stands for: beauty. So I must apologize to you all for the actions I took painting over the wall on Route 100. It wasn’t done out of malice, and I certainly didn’t want […]

Andover to celebrate long tenure, retirement of roads foreman

Andover to celebrate long tenure, retirement of roads foreman

The Town of Andover will celebrate the career and retirement of road crew Foreman Kevin Baker in the Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Baker is an Andover native whose parents moved to the town when they got married. For he past 23 years, Baker has been […]

Chester DRB public hearing for Sept. 25, 2017

Chester DRB public hearing for Sept. 25, 2017

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. following a site visit at 5:25 p.m. at 81 Gold River Road. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from September 11th public hearing 3) […]

GM Chieftain mascot not under fire, school officials say

GM Chieftain mascot not under fire, school officials say

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At least 35 students, teachers and alumni turned out for the monthly board of directors meeting of Green Mountain Union High last Thursday night, Sept. 14, to stand up for the school’s native American mascot — the Chieftain — which they see as endangered. Board chair Alison […]

Police look for leads in Grafton burglary

Police look for leads in Grafton burglary

On  Sept.11, the Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary on the Chester Road in Grafton. According to police, sometime within the past year someone broke into the house through a back window and stole a Charlie Hunter painting. In addition to the painting, a red Sunfish sailboat with a red and white […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 20, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 20, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 6, 2017 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. 2016 Audit Review; Ron Smith 5. Flag Pole at Town Hall; Jeff Holden 6. Approve […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Sept. 18, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Sept. 18, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at Grafton Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: September 5, 2017 3. Highway Report: Salt Pricing 4. Public Use of Meeting Room at the Town Garage 5. GIA/Solid Waste Tire Recycling 6. Benches and Picnic […]

Community events: Sept. 21 through Sept. 30, 2017

Community events: Sept. 21 through Sept. 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. Sept. 21: Golf tourney to benefit Springfield Hospital Play golf […]

Arts events: Sept. 21 through Sept. 23, 2017

Arts events: Sept. 21 through Sept. 23, 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. Sept. 21: Live music at Jamaica Town Hall On Thursday, […]

Chester Chatter: A short diary of a happy lunch lady

Chester Chatter: A short diary of a happy lunch lady

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Time spent working at Chester-Andover Elementary School made my job as supervisor of the hot lunch program a pleasure. It is very true, kids say the darnedest things. Perhaps time spent serving their lunch was short but they told me everything. The kids were so comfortable with […]

Mix it up: Make a salad you can call 'hearty'

Mix it up: Make a salad you can call ‘hearty’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is one of those “salads” that tastes and satisfies as a hearty side dish. Wonderful flavor, filling without feeling guilty and perfectly suited for all times of year. Just a hint of protein is all this recipe needs to accomplish all this and more. 1 small butternut squash (about a […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Sept. 17, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural 'as favor to community'

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural ‘as favor to community’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ed Brown, owner of the Mill Tavern, told The Telegraph last night, that on Monday, using a gallon of dark colored concrete stain, he did indeed paint over the floral mural that has decorated a retaining wall at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry for the past three […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Tsuga Studios

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Tsuga Studios

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 5:30 on Wednesday evening, the Chester Fire Department was called out to a fire at Tsuga Studios on Goldthwaite Road, home of art glass maker Nick Kekic. According to Fire Chief Matt Wilson, much earlier in the day, a small fire had started near the […]

Chester Police log for Aug. 23 through Sept. 9, 2017

Chester Police log for Aug. 23 through Sept. 9, 2017

© 2017 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. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2:45 p.m. Police went to a home on Grafton Road for the report of […]

Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on 'furnishing' charge

Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on ‘furnishing’ charge

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Having plead not guilty to a charge of furnishing malt beverages to a minor in Windsor Superior Court on Aug. 29, Ryan Stocker was back in a White River Junction courtroom on Tuesday afternoon to tell the court whether he had secured attorney representation […]

Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Around 50 people attending the Wednesday Sept. 5 Chester Select Board meeting heard about two efforts to conserve natural resources in Chester, one at the end of the process and one just beginning. At the beginning of the meeting, Town Manager David Pisha told the board that […]