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Ct. woman watches burglars in Windham home

Ct. woman watches burglars in Windham home VSP seek public's help identifying duo

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Waterford, Conn., woman called Vermont State Police on Sunday morning to say that she was watching burglars in her Windham house. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at 8:01 a.m. , Sept. 16, Janice Chieka was telling police that her security cameras were catching two men in […]

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks 28th annual cook-off set for Oct. 6

The Ludlow Rotary Club is looking for a few good cooks to make chili for next month’s 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Think you’ve got a taste that can’t be beat? Here’s your chance to vie for bragging rights, cash prizes and a nifty plaque. The entry fee is $10 and all that’s needed are 3 […]

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity

Author Paul Gorski on Equity and Opportunity Presentations on educating children in poverty

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Author Paul Gorski will present two sessions on educating children in poverty at the NewsBank Conference Center on Tuesday Sept. 11. Sponsored by the Two Rivers After School Program, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund and Vermont After School, Inc, Gorski will speak on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies […]

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Bellows Falls man was charged yesterday in more than three dozen incidents of burglary and other crimes that took place in the Londonderry area between May 2015 and April 2017. Vermont State Police say that Travis Despain, 27, burglarized businesses, schools, churches and town offices, as well as homes […]

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

Gene Bont to be honored in Cavendish; Springfield Medical collects school supplies

School board member Bont honored by Cavendish The Town of Cavendish will be honoring Dr. Gene Bont, the longtime member of school boards representing Cavendish, for his commitment to the town’s children. The public is invited to join past and current school board members at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the little park […]

River testing results for southeastern Vermont

River testing results for southeastern Vermont Volunteers test Williams, West rivers for E. coli levels

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance and the Chester Conservation Committee have coordinated the collection of water samples at eight sites on the Williams River this summer. Starting at the end of June, volunteers Susan Brace, Jill Bruning, Heather Chase, Hannah Fleming, Ian Kehoe, Diane Holme, John Holme, Frank Kelley, Miriam MacDonald, Cathy Milhaly and Wendy […]

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Waldren to retire from Whiting Library; Windsor Partners names new exec director

Beginning at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 29, Whiting Library welcomes everyone to wish Youth Services Librarian Jeanne Waldren a very happy retirement. From “Grandma Jeanne” Story-time and theatrical workshops to assisting the library during past Summer Reading Programs then as youth services librarian, she has made a huge impact on the children of Chester and […]

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Westminster man shot himself Thursday night as Vermont State Police responded to a 911 call from the home where he was located. According to a VSP press release, dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an argument at 311 Kimball Hill Road North in Westminster at about 10:30 p.m. on […]

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate car burglaries in the area. Troopers have asked the public to help identify the man in these photos in connection with thefts from vehicles in the Saxtons River area. If you know the identity of the man or have information about the […]

Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Perkinsville has become the latest area community hit by a rash of overnight thefts from vehicles. According to a Vermont State Police press release, sometime during the night of July 30 and the morning of July 31, a thief or thieves broke into eight vehicles parked on Quarry Road, Maple […]

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Black River grad earns SMCS Lovell Health Career Award Morgan Brown, class of 2018 from Black River High School in Ludlow is this year’s recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award offered by Springfield Medical Care Systems. This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health […]

Schoolhouse history exhibit in Londonderry

Schoolhouse history exhibit in Londonderry

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the 1860s Londonderry was comprised of 13 school districts, each having its own schoolhouse. There was a certain amount of rivalry between the North and South villages and each had its own grammar and high school. These were gradually consolidated until finally in 1965 Flood Brook School became the […]

Missing hiker found in Putney

Missing hiker found in Putney

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A hiker who was the object of a search by local authorities yesterday was found alive this morning by State Police. Elliot Wikkes, 29, who was separated from his hiking party on the Windmill Hill trails was located on Main Street in Putney just before 2 a.m. on Monday. He […]

Boy in drowning incident dies at DHMC

Boy in drowning incident dies at DHMC

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Five year old Jackson Lawrence died this afternoon at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after falling in the water at Lowell Lake on Friday. His grandmother, Julie Lawrence, drown in an attempt to save him. Police say that no life jackets were in use at the time of the incident. According […]

Authorities search for missing Windmill Hill hiker

Authorities search for missing Windmill Hill hiker

A hiker who became separated from his companions on Saturday continues to be the focus of a search by the Vermont State Police and other agencies today. According to the VSP, Elliot Wikkes, 29, was hiking with a group on the trails of the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association in the area of the Ridgeline and […]

Troopers investigate overnight thefts from vehicles

Troopers investigate overnight thefts from vehicles

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Drivers may want to lock their vehicles overnight as the Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of thefts last night in Saxtons River and Putney. According to a VSP press release, police responded to a number of theft complaints this morning after one  or more thieves entered unlocked vehicles […]

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

Artists sought for Derry exhibit, sale

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society will exhibit the works of local artists from Aug. 3 to Sept. 1 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. There will be an artists’ opening reception from 5 to 7 […]

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department seeking help in finding 20-year-old Brandon Adams-Smith. Adams-Smith was last seen in the Springfield area in early June. He has not been in contact with his family since the end of May 2018. Adams-Smith is approximately 6-feet to 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 150 to […]

Indy school info at Friday's Ludlow Farmers Market

Indy school info at Friday’s Ludlow Farmers Market

The Black River Independent School Committee will host the first in a series of informational events on Friday, July 6 at 4 p.m. at the Ludlow Farmer’s Market, 53 Main St., in Ludlow. The group is working to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount Holly and beyond. […]

New board installed at Family Center; <br> new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;<br>Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board installed at Family Center;
new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;
Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board at Chester-Andover Family Center At its annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors of the Chester-Andover Family Center elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Stephanie Mahoney was elected president;  Kris Winnicki was chosen as vice president; Georgia Ethier was elected as secretary; Mariette Bock […]