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College News

College News

Senior forward and team captain Sarah Wells of Chester is one of five members of the 2018 Castleton University field hockey team who were named to the Little East Conference All-Conference list announced Thursday afternoon from the conference office. Wells, junior defender Ellie Gevry  and sophomore midfielder Gabriella Hunt each earned First Team All-Conference honors. […]

Chester Planning Commission zoning workshop

Chester Planning Commission zoning workshop

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. The session will be to look at ideas and proposed changes to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws with zoning consultant Brandy Sexton. Materials from the planning process can be found here. […]

Gun safe, guns taken in Peru burglary

Gun safe, guns taken in Peru burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A gun safe containing two rifles was stolen from a house in Peru today. Vermont State Police say that sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone entered a house on Birch Hill Farm Road and took a large gun safe. The safe contained a black .308 Savage and a […]

Thieves hit Derry, Wardsboro stores overnight

Thieves hit Derry, Wardsboro stores overnight

Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary in Wardsboro and an attempted burglary in Londonderry, both of which took place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. According to a VSP press release, just before 2 a.m., two people broke into the Wardsboro General Store, at 23 Main St. in Wardsboro. Police responded to the […]

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man win Grand Prize from Springfield Rotary Springfield Rotary Club President Jeff Mobus, pictured far right, presents a check for the $5,000 Grand Prize from this year’s Penny Sale, held this past Saturday, to Mark Germain of Chester. Marlene Freeman of Springfield was the winner of the $500 Door Prize. The Springfield Rotary thanks […]

Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been charged in a Jamaica burglary while Vermont State Police try to identify an accomplice. Timothy Slade, 27 of Londonderry, was arrested on Saturday by Vermont State Police and charged with petit larceny, unlawful mischief and possession of burglary tools. According to a VSP press release, […]

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, a group of residents and town officials from within the watershed, will host the “Resilient Roads Community Forum” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23,  in the Saxtons River Elementary School gymnasium, 15 School St. The event will host the road foremen from the towns within the Saxtons […]

Bonnie's Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls of Chester is donating an original “Sport Doll” uniformed in school colors and a knockout face featuring soccer eyes to benefit Green Mountain High School Girls Soccer. The doll will be raffled on or about Saturday, Oct. 20 or at the end of the 2018 season. Raffle tickets are on sale now […]

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Another burglary on Sunday morning in Saxtons River brings the total to six, according to the Vermont State Police. Police have added a burglary on Pleasant Street in Saxtons River to those reported on Burk Hill and Main, Hatfield and Grove streets in the early morning hours of Sunday Oct. […]

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police were summoned to Saxtons River early this morning for the attempted burglary of a house while its occupants were at home. Police say that just before 4 a.m., they received a call from the owners of a home on Hatfield Street in Saxtons River saying that […]

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Jason Palmer has been named director of food and beverage for Okemo Mountain Resort, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis. A native Vermonter originally from Colchester, Palmer started skiing when he was 5 and competed on his high school ski team. He is a graduate of the University of […]

VSP seek leads into Compass School burglary

VSP seek leads into Compass School burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last weekend, someone stole about $4,000 worth of items from the Compass School in Westminster. According to a Vermont State Police press release, the theft was reported on Monday Sept. 24 and included iMac desktop computers and guitars. It appears that the items were taken between Sept. 19 and Sept. […]

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 […]