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Chester board: Public needs more info on Tomasso property study

Chester board: Public needs more info on Tomasso property study

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A request for the Chester Select Board to accept a $20,000 grant from the Open Space Institute at its Nov. 7 meeting sparked a lengthy discussion around the question of the town owning the 1,800-acre Tomasso property in Smokeshire and the public’s perception of what is happening. […]

Electric service bid adds weeks to CAES opening

Electric service bid adds weeks to CAES opening Hopes for a Thanksgiving opening fades

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When a bolt broke on a water main flange in late August, flooding the Chester-Andover Elementary School boiler room and ruining the the infrastructure necessary to open to students the following week,  officials predicted that the school would be back in service in four to six weeks […]

N.H. man charged with luring a child in Chester

N.H. man charged with luring a child in Chester

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation has charged a New Hampshire man with luring a child while living in Chester. According to a press release, police were alerted to a possible luring complaint in March, 2018. On investigation, members of the BCI determined that Christopher Bell, 22 of […]

Compromised electric to be replaced at CAES

Compromised electric to be replaced at CAES Planned conduit was never installed; more digging needed

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss a new wrinkle in repairing the problems caused by flooding at Chester-Andover Elementary and returning 243 pupils to their classrooms. While schools officials are still hoping to reopen […]

A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

Firefighters' quick response saves building, delays Halloween

Firefighters’ quick response saves building, delays Halloween

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When a call came in for a fire in an outbuilding on Popple Dungeon Road around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon,  12 or so Chester firefighters were already at the station wearing their turnout gear. They were on the road in less than 30 seconds and the […]

Locals rally to support environmental lawsuit

Locals rally to support environmental lawsuit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 20 people showed up on the Chester Green on Sunday to register their support for the plaintiffs in Juliana vs. United States, (also known as colloquially as Youth v. Government), a lawsuit brought by 21 young people demanding a science-based national climate recovery plan to […]

After four-year hiatus, Seesaw's rides again

After four-year hiatus, Seesaw’s rides again

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC We usually say that it’s easier to tell you what hasn’t been retained than what has,” says Kim Prins as she begins to give a tour of  the new Seesaw’s Lodge in Peru. As late as 2014, Johnny Seesaw’s Restaurant was a local institution with a storied […]

GMUSD board talks CAES repairs, next year's budget

GMUSD board talks CAES repairs, next year’s budget

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Bfore getting down to a long agenda at its Oct. 18 meeting, the Green Mountain Union School Board heard an update on the progress of repairing the damage done to Chester-Andover Elementary by two flooding incidents caused by plumbing system breaks. CAES Facilities Director Jim Spaulding told […]

Chester board OKs small-scale retail gas sales, several roads as snowmobile route connectors

Chester board OKs small-scale retail gas sales, several roads as snowmobile route connectors

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just a three-member quorum present, the Chester Select Board set aside work on its “visioning process,” which is part of  its budgeting priorities efforts, for another meeting and stuck to the housekeeping items on the agenda for its Oct. 17, including adoption of a zoning change, […]

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont. VTrans is in the process of updating the Vermont Aviation System Plan, which will guide the development of Vermont’s public-use airports over the next 20 years. […]

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been cited in connection with an attempted burglary on Thompsonburg Road  in South Londonderry. According to a press release, on Wednesday morning the Vermont State Police were notified of an attempted burglary at a home on Thompsonburg Road. Troopers investigated and determined that Timothy Slade, 27, […]

Saving Rowell's Inn: Derry family tackles the task

Saving Rowell’s Inn: Derry family tackles the task

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who regularly drove along Route 11 through Simonsville this summer could see the slow motion crumbling of Rowell’s Inn’s iconic three-story porch. But the appearance of a large roll-off dumpster in front of the landmark building is good news for those who have worried that the […]

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred overnight on Grove Street, Burk Hill Road and Main Street in Saxtons River. In two cases burglars entered houses through unlocked doors and stole purses and a wallet.  In another case, the burglars entered the house through an […]

NY State accuses Cavendish man of 'terroristic threats'

NY State accuses Cavendish man of ‘terroristic threats’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested today on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York State and was arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court on felony charges of making “terroristic threats.” Michael Mills, 32, appeared before Judge Timothy Tomasi and waived an extradition hearing saying, “I’m […]

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Thursday morning jury drawing in preparation for the trial of Ryan Stocker, 19, of Chester, on two counts of sexual assault is off as Windsor County State’s Attorney Heidi Remick and defense attorney Melvin Fink agreed to a delay in the cases for more depositions. A […]

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Saturday morning crash and the resulting fire knocked down one of Chester’s new radar speed signs and severely damaged a large tree on North Street in the Stone Village. According to Chester Police Detective Andrew Brothers, John Fernandes, 33 was driving south on Route 103 near […]

GMUSD board OKs CAES restoration contracts

GMUSD board OKs CAES restoration contracts School may re-open by mid-November; $85,000 main work not covered by insurance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although insurance will cover a large majority of the expenses, the Green Mountain Unified School District met Thursday night, Sept. 27 to consider and approve contracts for work meant to restore Chester-Andover Elementary after plumbing-based flooding damaged the school in late August. If all goes according to […]