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Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending Panels opts to look at district's transition needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three and a half years after the Chester Historical Society said it could no longer afford to keep the Yosemite Fire House and more than two years since the town started legal action to pursue ownership of the building, the Chester Select Board accepted the vision statement […]

CAES playground construction begins

CAES playground construction begins New playset expected to be finished before school starts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a new playground for Chester- Andover Elementary School, with C. White and Son Construction raising the frame for a pavilion that will serve both as an outdoor classroom and a gathering spot for families using the new play equipment. On Thursday, Cory White […]

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At about 11:37 a.m. police received a call about a man laying down on the train tracks at Vermont Route 103, in the town of Cavendish. Scanner traffic at the time reported that construction workers had interacted with the man, who said he had been bird watching and one report […]

Good Samaritans aid driver of overturned car

Good Samaritans aid driver of overturned car

By Shawn Cunningham & Cynthia Prairie © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A New York woman was uninjured in a crash that brought out Londonderry’s emergency responders around 1 p.m. on Saturday, but not before local good Samaritans took control of the scene and gave her aid. Kristie Wikane, 37, of Stone Ridge, N.Y., was traveling […]

Chester begins first Master Plan projects

Chester begins first Master Plan projects Pocket park, small streetscaping projects under way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Some of the first, small projects envisioned in the extensive Village Center Master Plan are beginning to take shape around Chester with the installation of a small park, new streetscaping and beautification efforts on town land. Landscape architect Scott Wunderle  and Patrick Jarvis of Terrigenous have begun […]

Vermont State Police incident log

Vermont State Police incident log

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saturday July 28, 2018 – At about 3:20 p.m. Troopers responded to a car crash on Route 5 in Westminster. According to a VSP press release, a large tree had fallen onto the roadway and a car being driven south by Christie Hunt of Springfield. The main portion of the […]

Thefts from vehicles hits Clarendon

Thefts from vehicles hits Clarendon State Police in Rutland report multiple thefts, including guns

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The current rash of thefts from vehicles that has plagued Chester, Bellows Falls, Saxtons River and other area communities moved north on Wednesday night or early this morning. Vermont State Police in Rutland are saying that they responded to a number of complaints this morning of vehicles broken in to […]

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars Chester is latest to get hit in at least five communities

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nearly a dozen thefts from vehicles overnight in Chester, police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras along the streets where the crimes took place to contact them. This updates our article from this morning. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, a thief or thieves took […]

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns Mulls Yosemite use, owning Tomasso forest

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board held a “local concerns” hearing for the Depot Street sidewalk project, which will improve the walk from Town Hall to Bargfrede Road. The project is partially federally funded and such a hearing is a required part of the process. Dufresne Group engineer Naomi […]

UPDATE:Two killed in S. Derry head-on collision

UPDATE:Two killed in S. Derry head-on collision Driver from Andover, passenger a S. Londonderry resident

UPDATE: July 23, State Police have identified the man and woman killed in Saturday night’s crash. They are Triston Morin, 42 of Andover and Shannon Tremblay, 47 of South Londonderry. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC An Andover man and a South Londonderry woman were killed Saturday night in a headon collision with […]

Woman drowns trying to rescue grandson

Woman drowns trying to rescue grandson 5-year-old in critical condition following Lowell Lake tragedy

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Manchester woman drowned in Lowell Lake in Londonderry on Friday afternoon trying to save her 5-year-old grandson who had fallen into the water. According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Julie Lawrence, 55, of Manchester Center was attempting to rescue 5-year-old Jackson Lawrence […]

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan Powden again proposes to spend district funds, gets one-year contract with smaller raise

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On the same night that it offered Superintendent Meg Powden a one-year contract with a 2.75 percent raise, the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board also rejected her proposal to spend more than $90,000 of a state grant earmarked for the use of the local school boards […]

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its July 3 special meeting, the Chester Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $2.0580 per $100 of assessed value and the residential rate at $1.9493. Last year’s rates were $1.9793 and $1.9274 respectively. (The 2016 rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545.) The rates represent an […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

I-91 rolling roadblocks continue into weekends

I-91 rolling roadblocks continue into weekends Times and durations may vary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 June 25, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Police track down 'snorting' truck driver

Police track down ‘snorting’ truck driver

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone listening to a police scanner this morning had to do an aural double take at one Vermont State Police “BOL.” At about 10:30 a.m. Monday dispatchers issued a “be on the lookout” for a rental box truck on I-91 southbound. That was not unusual in itself, […]

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The clouds that hung over Chester early on Friday cleared away in time for Green Mountain Union High School to hold the commencement for the class of 2018 under sunny evening skies. Salutatorian Sadie Wood told the story of a turkey hitting her car on her way […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]