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As storm closes in, towns urge caution

As storm closes in, towns urge caution Here's some hints and phone numbers you should have

Emergency management officials around the area are warning everyone that this weekend winter storm, which will start Saturday evening, could deliver 1 to 2 feet of snow, and bitter weather of as low as 20 below. This will be an especially difficult weekend since it’s also the national holiday  in honor of Martin Luther King […]

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed 'history nut'

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed ‘history nut’

Bernard H. Crosier 96, died on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922 in Wilmington, Vt., the son of Alonzo and Lila (Upton) Crosier, the fourth of their eight children. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and from the […]

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam Changes made to draft Town Warning

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of the Williams Dam in Londonderry continues to be a topic of concern for town residents and officials. At the Jan. 7 Select Board meeting, Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie said that a grant to study the effects of a breech of Williams Dam is off […]

Ryan Stocker arraigned on two new charges

Ryan Stocker arraigned on two new charges Recordings of prison phone calls led police to 4th victim

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Authorities have added two new felony charges and a fourth victim to the cases against Ryan Stocker of Chester. Stocker, 20, was arrested on Thursday and arraigned this afternoon in Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division in White River Junction. Stocker was first charged as […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Following that meeting, the Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting. Below are the agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Water & Sewer Budgets 3. Adjourn Chester Select […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from December 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Chester board member calls budget increase 'insidiously dangerous'

Chester board member calls budget increase ‘insidiously dangerous’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Calling the $43,500 increase over last year’s budget “insidiously dangerous,” Chester Select Board member Dan Cote read from a prepared statement at Tuesday night’s special meeting to work on finalizing the town’s spending plan. Referring to “our inability to manage a budget,” Cote called the 1 percent […]

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is seeking volunteers for a two-hour, one-day project in early February. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday  SUNDAY, Feb. 3, the LVRS, a third of a mile north of Route 11 on Route 100, will be needing volunteers to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 14

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Dec. 10, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019 Work Shops 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Danny Michaelson, 74, Grafton resident who loved teaching, travel and theater

Daniel “Danny” Michaelson of Grafton died suddenly on Dec. 5, 2018 at home, in the midst of a favorite activity: packing for a trip, this time to Florida to meet with his brothers David and Peter. Mr. Michaelson was born in 1944 and grew up in Queens, N.Y. When Grafton’s Pettengill Schoolhouse changed owners about […]

Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

Potash Brook home looks to be a total loss

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters are saying that a fire late Friday afternoon destroyed a home at 3 Potash Brook Road in Chester. Eleven fire departments and the Chester Ambulance service responded to the blaze and one minor injury to a firefighter was reported. Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson said on […]

Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa.

Kidnapping, sex assault suspect captured in Pa. Arrest made following car chases, crash near Philadelphia

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A man suspected of abducting a woman and child in New Hampshire and then sexually assaulting the woman at a Vermont hotel has been taken into custody following a car chase Sunday evening outside Philadelphia. Everett Simpson, 41, faces extradition to Vermont following his arrest by the Upper Darby Township […]

St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The FBI, the Vermont State Police and the Hartford Police Department are searching for a man wanted for a number of crimes including kidnapping and sexual assault. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Everett Simpson, age 41, most recently of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is urged to call 911, their nearest police […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

Special Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 8

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Jan. 2, 2019 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Review of Preliminary Draft General Fund Budget 4. New Business/Next Agenda 5. Adjourn

Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

Afternoon blaze engulfs Potash Brook home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC When Andover Road resident Debbie Richardson arrived home from work just after 4 p.m. on Friday, she noticed smoke at the house across the stream, but thought it might be an outdoor fire. As she got closer, Richardson realized her neighbor’s house was on fire and called […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Jan. 2, 2019

Chester Water & Sewer Commission, Select Board agendas for Jan. 2, 2019

The Chester Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting of the Select Board on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda. Water and Sewer Commission Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Review Water & Sewer Draft Budgets 3. Adjourn Special Select Board Meeting 1. […]

Burglar hits Belmont store, police seek help

Burglar hits Belmont store, police seek help

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Troopers from the Rutland Barracks of the Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in identifying a person who burglarized the Belmont Country Store early this morning. According to a VSP press release, troopers were called to the Belmont Country Store at 2400 Belmont Road in Mt. Holly  […]

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Santa Claus and one of his elves weren’t the only ones in uniform at the Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster last week as Vermont State Troopers from the Westminster State Police Barracks joined the jolly one to deliver toys and books to the kindergarten through fifth grade […]

Chester board looks to stem tax increase

Chester board looks to stem tax increase Asks Town Manager Pisha for department cuts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Staring at a budget gap that amounts to an additional 4 cents on the tax rate, the Chester Select Board sent Town Manager David Pisha back to department heads with the message that cuts would be needed. With most of the town’s revenue in and most of […]

Marie Foster Angel, Springfield native, dies at 78

Marie Foster Angel, Springfield native, dies at 78

Marie Foster Angel died Saturday, Dec. 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was 78 years old. She was born and grew up in Springfield, Vt., graduating in 1959 from Springfield High School. She graduated from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in Hanover, N.H., and became a nurse at the Air Force base hospital in Anchorage, […]