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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 […]

Sylvia 'Sibbie' Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia ‘Sibbie’ Fletcher, 81, lifelong Chester resident

Sylvia Ellen “Sibbie” Fletcher, 81, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She was born Oct. 27, 1936 in Chester,  the daughter of Gordon and Elvi (Fossi) Record. She attended Chester schools, graduating from Chester High School with the class of 1954. She married Sheridan Fletcher on […]

CAES restoration may stretch into November

CAES restoration may stretch into November First phase of work to begin Sunday, Sept. 23

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As late as last Friday, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden was still hoping that Chester-Andover Elementary School students would be able to return to the school four to six weeks after water damage knocked out many of the building’s mechanical systems. But at a Facilities […]

Weston board continues to mull ash borer

Weston board continues to mull ash borer

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After attending an informational session on Tuesday Sept. 12 on the emerald ash borer, Weston Select Board member Charles Goodwin told the board on Wednesday that an organizing structure is needed to look at the most urgent questions in preparing for the arrival of the beetle. The first […]

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC No one from the public commented during the required public hearing on the Enhanced Energy Plan proposed for the Londonderry Town Plan. The hearing was held prior to Monday night’s Select Board meeting. The board then added the plan to its Oct. 1 meeting agenda for their vote. […]

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont

State Board of Ed holds hearing Wednesday on Act 46 recommendations for S. Vermont Note Updated Agenda

The Agency of Education will be holding a meeting to consider the responses to the state’s proposed plans for southern Vermont school districts that have not merged under Act 46. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the auditorium at Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. It is an […]

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Bea DeGrasse, 86, longtime Chester resident, lived full life

Beatrice (Coolidge) DeGrasse  passed away at home on Sept 11, 2018. She was 86. Beatrice Coolidge was born in Andover, Vt., to Ralph and Madelene Coolidge. She was a longtime resident of Chester, and attended Chester schools. During the Korean Conflict, she served in the Navy. Mrs. DeGrasse was blessed to have a life full […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage

Progress on Cavendish aeration system, garage Sewer budget of $181,080 approved; paving jobs outlined

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Monday Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board was fairly uneventful and sparsely attended by the public, so it lasted a mere half hour. The board approved  Town Manager Brendan McNamara’s municipal sewer budget of $181,080, which is slightly higher than last year’s, mostly due […]

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction Mulling safety, Derry board members dismiss suggestion

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Traffic Committee and Select Board member George Mora said at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 that representatives of VTrans have recommended that the width of the junction of Thompsonburg Road at Route 11 be narrowed into a “T” so cars would have to […]

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries Police release names, continue investigating cause

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The passenger in Saturday’s motorcycle crash in Chester, Jennifer Reed, 44, of Ascutney, died of her injuries on Sunday night at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Chester Police have announced. Her husband, Charles Reed, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash. Both were wearing […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester Injured passenger flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock

Video of the DHART helicopter taking off with injured motorcycle passenger, shot by Shawn Cunningham. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One man is dead and his female passenger was seriously injured this afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Rt. 11 in Chester. According to Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud, […]

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

By Cynthia Prairie 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Across the area on Friday, customers of TD Bank in Chester opened their mail to learn that Friday, Dec. 7 would be the last day that branch, at 48 Main St., would be open. The loss leaves those who wish to save locally with two choices: People’s Bank […]

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters were called out to the Chester Green this evening for a fire alarm that luckily appeared to be just a sprinkler malfunction. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Chester Fire Department received a first alarm for the Fullerton Inn. On arrival they found that the sprinkler system […]

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project Potential ash borer problem weighs heavily on board

By Bruce Frauman 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nicole Pfister of the Planning Commission told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting that the state Agency of Transportation would assign an agency project manager and a supervisor to the Route 100 scoping project. The project would provide the town with options for a […]

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 […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a dozen fire departments responded to fight a house fire on Rt. 131 this morning in Cavendish. At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cavendish and Proctorsville fire departments were called to 997 Main St. in Cavendish for a building that was fully involved in fire. According […]