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UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

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 Oct. 16, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 27, 2017 Select Board Meeting, Oct. 4, 2017 Select Board Meeting and Oct. 11, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. […]

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a reversal of the plan presented to the board on Aug. 16, Michael Behn of Sandri said his company will not move its pumps to the westside of the existing Sunoco station and add a canopy. Even so, the Chester Select Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday […]

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester has announced that it has been awarded $800,000 for an extensive sidewalk project that will be the first large-scale result of the recently completed Village Center Master Plan. According to Executive Assistant Julie Hance,  VTrans’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Program awarded the grant that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Adopt Minutes: October 2, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Randy Bronson, VEM/VT Alert 5. Ed Bank/Act 46 Consolidation 6. Delinquent Tax Sales 7. Approval of VLCT Onsite […]

GM girls soccer bests Leland & Gray, rises to 11-0

GM girls soccer bests Leland & Gray, rises to 11-0

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain girls soccer team extended its undefeated record Wednesday by beating Leland & Grey 5-1 at home. Returning from an injury sustained during the squad’s last game with the Townshend school’s very physical team, junior Paige Karl scored first, with 37:27 remaining in the first […]

St. Luke's holds blessing of animals

St. Luke’s holds blessing of animals

©2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Every year on the weekend closest to the Feast of  St. Francis of Assisi, St. Luke’s Episcopal  Church in Chester holds a blessing of the animals. This year the feast  day was  Wednesday Oct. 4 and so on the warm, sunny Saturday and Sunday the Rev. Heidi Edson welcomed any animal […]

Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The most closely followed topic at last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting was not on the agenda, as Water Superintendent Jeff Holden explained what had happened during hydrant replacement that necessitated a boil water order. See Telegraph coverage of his remarks here. The board also heard a […]

Road access issue stalls Jack's Diner hearing

Road access issue stalls Jack’s Diner hearing

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The conditional use application for Jack’s Diner had its third but not quite final meeting before the Chester Development Review Board on Monday night. Attorney Amanda George told the board that the approval her client, Jacques Dodier, was expecting from the Agency of Transportation had not come […]

Martial Arts Tourney highlights local, regional talent

Martial Arts Tourney highlights local, regional talent

By Layla Burke Hastings ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 17th annual Vermont Classic Tournament, held Saturday at Green Mountain Union High School, showcased the power of surprise, with a cross-competition open to any of style martial art, age and skill level. The cross-competitions of any style of martial arts, with karate and shaolin spars gave […]

State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just after noon today, a woman went to the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster to file a complaint about a road rage incident. The woman told police that a man driving a silver or gray Subaru Outback with Vermont plates got out of his vehicle on the off-ramp of […]

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police today arrested Ed Brown and cited him with unlawful mischief for painting over a mural on a retaining wall on Route 11 near Route 100 at the turn to Weston. Police say that on the afternoon of Sept. 11 they received a complaint of vandalism of the […]

Estate management checklist to help yourself, your heirs

Estate management checklist to help yourself, your heirs

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Here’s an estate management checklist. But before we proceed, one key difference between a will and a living trust is when they take effect. A will takes effect when you die; a living trust takes effect when you execute it, and begins to operate when […]

I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A collision between a tractor trailer and a recreational vehicle injured one man seriously and caused long traffic delays on I-91 just north of the Rockingham bridge late this afternoon. The road was down to one lane through the accident area for several hours this evening but the road is […]

Annual winterwear collection under way; 3SquaresVT offers food purchasing help

Annual winterwear collection under way;
3SquaresVT offers food purchasing help

Chester, Andover collecting winterwear for donating For the 10th year, churches, schools and organizations in Chester and Andover are joining forces to collect new and gently used outerwear and blankets to be distributed free to anyone who needs them. What has been outgrown or no longer needed in one household will be welcomed by other […]

College News

College News

Mikayla G. Lathrop of South Londonderry has been welcomed at St. Lawrence University of Canton, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2021. Lathrop attended Stratton Mountain School. Brooke Willar of Ludlow has completed Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement with Hope for New Hampshire Recovery in Claremont, N.H. Willard is a member of the class of […]

Grafton to hold capital budget meeting Oct. 10

Grafton to hold capital budget meeting Oct. 10

The Town of Grafton will hold a capital budget meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Town Hall. Below is the agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Set and allocate the Capital Budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 4. Other Business 5. Adjourn

Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 14, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 14, 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. Oct. 13: Claremont Opera House hosts open house Claremont Open […]

Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 2017

Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 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. Oct. 10: SoVerA meeting focuses on Saturn At the Southern […]

SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum;  Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum;
Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV will hold its 2017 Annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the SAPA TV studios, located in the Springfield High School. There will be food and a SAPA TV studio open house starting at 6 p.m. The SAPA TV annual meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the community goal-setting forum. […]