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Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

News analysis: What 'yes' and 'no' mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

Chester board begins budgeting, talks 911 addresses, Coleman plaque

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board opened the 2018 budgeting season last Wednesday night with a review of a draft general fund budget  and some confusion ensued. This is the first budget since the town upgraded its accounting software from QuickBooks to programs developed for municipalities by the New England […]

 Congratulations Chieftains on a great season

Congratulations Chieftains on a great season

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 2017 high school soccer season came to a close on Saturday and, while the Green Mountain girls team did not win the state Division 3 title, they rolled up a remarkable record of 17 straight wins until losing their final contest 3-1 to the Thetford Panthers. […]

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unusually large crowd of Halloween revelers marched from Chester-Andover Elementary School to the Green and back late Saturday afternoon before digging into the trunk or treat offerings and going on a hayride.  Two Chester Fire Department firetrucks led the way while two more noisily brought up the rear. Here […]

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

New Hearse House Museum opens in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing  LLC More than three years ago, the Chester Beautification Committee asked the town’s Select Board for the town to apply for a $15,000 grant from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to restore the 1830s Hearse House, which stands at the entrance to the Brookside Cemetery. The […]

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

UPDATE: Oct 27, 4 p.m. – Neal’s Restaurant and Bar has reopened. By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Afew minutes before 6 p.m. Thursday, a car traveling north on Route 103 in Proctorsville crashed into Neal’s Restaurant just as the dinner rush was getting under way. At 5:50 p.m., the Proctorsville Fire Department […]

104th Fighter Wing to conduct low-altitude exercise in Vermont today

104th Fighter Wing to conduct low-altitude exercise in Vermont today

© 2017  Telegraph Publishing LLC BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. The 104th Fighter Wing will be conducting homeland alert air defense exercises today, Wednesday, Oct. 25, over Rutland, Vt. and Lebanon and Concord, N.H. The  exercises will end 50 miles east of Burlington. During the exercise, two F-15C Eagles will intercept and shadow […]

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Having been approved by the State Board of Education on Oct. 18, the latest proposal that would merge the Mt. Holly and Ludlow school districts moves forward to a Nov. 28 vote, but there’s plenty going on in the meantime. If passed, the merger would create the […]

'Damp patch' snags Chester emergency services building study

‘Damp patch’ snags Chester emergency services building study

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state of Vermont has thrown a small wrench into Chester’s feasibility study on constructing new town buildings on the Town Garage site. Last Wednesday, Chester architect Claudio Veliz, updating the Chester Select Board on the study that his firm is conducting on the buildings to house […]

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal's opens in Proctorsville   Neal's owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal’s opens in Proctorsville
Neal’s owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Free Range Restaurant owners Anne and Rick Paterno announced today that Chef Jason Tostrup will be joining them in mid-November as managing partner and executive chef. Tostrup is best known in the area for his tenure at the Inn at Weathersfield and, for the past four years, […]

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Gov. Phil Scott announced yesterday that his office is seeking candidates interested in filling the house seat to be vacated by Oliver Olsen on Nov. 1. Olsen is an independent who began serving the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district with the death of Rick Hube in 2009. “I appreciate the […]

Green Mountain girls get by Otter Valley 2-0, improve to 13-0

Green Mountain girls get by Otter Valley 2-0, improve to 13-0

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain High girls soccer squad got past a scrappy Otter Valley team on Wednesday afternoon in Chester. While GM’s score was low compared to recent outings, most of the game was played at Otter Valley’s end of the field, keeping pressure on its goal keeper. With […]

Public gets peek at Tomasso property

Public gets peek at Tomasso property

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC On a warm and sunny Saturday, upwards of 80 Chester residents — and a few dogs — took the New England Forestry Foundation up on its offer to show the public some of the 1,800 acres it hopes to buy and preserve if it can raise $3.5 million […]

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of South Londonderry announced Sunday night that he will resign his office by January 2018. And this morning, Londonderry Town Clerk Kelly MacLaury- Pajala announced that she will submit her name to be considered for the job of filling out the remainder of his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]