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High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

High wind warning for tonight through tomorrow morning

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for areas of Vermont from 8 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.  Warning areas can be seen on the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/btv or www.weather.gov/aly. Warning areas currently include all of Western Massachusetts as well as Rutland, Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 1, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 1, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from Oct. 18, 2017 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Jack Coleman Memorial Plaque; Pat Budnick 911 Addresses; Matt Wilson Police Department Update; Chief Cloud General Fund Budget […]

Two men rob Rutland convenience store at gunpoint

Two men rob Rutland convenience store at gunpoint

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two men robbed a Rutland Town convenience store at gunpoint early this morning making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to Vermont State Police, at about 12:45 a.m., two men entered the Sandri Sunoco store at 117 Route 7 South. One pointed a pistol at the clerk and […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Oct. 30, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

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 […]

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

Riverside Motors in Londonderry burglarized

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in finding the person or people who burglarized a shop in Londonderry. Troopers say that someone broke into Riverside Motors, in the Mountain Marketplace, through a side window between 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. the following morning. According […]

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 […]

'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 […]

VSP seeks 'armed and dangerous' fugitive

VSP seeks ‘armed and dangerous’ fugitive

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are requesting assistance in apprehending Daniel Greenwood, age 41. Greenwood is wanted for escape from custody in Orleans County. Police have reports that Greenwood carries a firearm and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Greenwood’s prior cases involve possession of cocaine, three counts of violation of […]

Theft of shingles in Windham

Theft of shingles in Windham

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a theft of asphalt shingles from a home building site located on White Road in Windham. According to a police press release, the thieves were caught on camera entering the White Road site at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20. Approximately 12 bundles of […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seven residents of Weston’s Markham Lane showed up at the Weston Select Board meeting on Oct. 10 asking for more action on the excessive water run off on their street. In early September, Markham Lane residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server brought the problem to the attention of […]

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing In a move that surprised the Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Oct. 16, the Policing Committee sent a letter announcing that it is seeking board permission to disband instead of taking on the more tasks, including of looking at speed limits, speed ordinances and safety signs in town. […]

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester will present the results of its Village Center Master Plan, “Rediscovering Chester” on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to attend. Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 67 637 Rt. 103 South Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. NewsBank Conference […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, for its public hearing following a 5:15 p.m. site visit at the Egan residence, 157 Green Mountain Turnpike. Below is its agenda. Town of Chester 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from Oct. 9 public hearing 3) Waiver request application (# […]

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a three-year renovation, Chester’s new Hearse House Museum will open to the public at 3 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 28. Visitors will be able to see Chester’s last horse-drawn hearse, its historic “house” that was saved from demolition then rehabilitated, and the new mini-museum created inside that features information about […]

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 […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Oct. 16, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 27, 2017 Select Board Meeting, Oct. 4, 2017 Select Board Meeting and Oct. 11, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. […]