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Memorial service set for Steven Prouty, Derry Select Board chair

Memorial service set for Steven Prouty, Derry Select Board chair

A service for Steven G. Prouty, who died earlier this week, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at the South Londonderry Town Hall, 139 Middletown Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West River Railroad Depot Project or the Town of Londonderry for tree planting on […]

Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

Steve Prouty, champion of Londonderry, Select Board chair, dies at 66

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Steve Prouty, chair of the Londonderry Select Board, died at his home on Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017. He was 66. Prouty was elected to the board in 2011 and rose to chair last May after Jim Ameden resigned for family reasons. Prouty’s father, Clyde, served 36 […]

Chester Police Log for Dec. 2, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

Chester Police Log for Dec. 2, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 8:51 p.m. Police were sent to Kevadus Circle for the report of a […]

Chester board hears comment on zoning regs; will interview appointments in public

Chester board hears comment on zoning regs; will interview appointments in public

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Chester Select Board opened what could be a long series of hearings on proposed changes to the Unified Development Bylaws, with more than 40 residents in attendance. The bylaws are the combination of zoning regulations, flood hazard regulations and subdivision standards. They […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from Jan. 9th 2017 meeting 2) Deliberative session to review previous matters 3) Final Plat Review (#492) Pennell Minor Sub-Division 4) Final Plat Review (# 493) Putnam […]

TRSU 'Red' Sub-committee meeting agenda for Feb. 13, 2017

TRSU ‘Red’ Sub-committee meeting agenda for Feb. 13, 2017

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Sub-Committee studying a Regional Education District for the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Route 103 South […]

Mount Holly, Ludlow Act 46 sub-committee meeting postponed

Mount Holly, Ludlow Act 46 sub-committee meeting postponed

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Act 46 sub-committee looking at merger options for Ludlow and Mount Holly schools that was scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening at the Mount Holly School has been postponed. That meeting has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 9 at the Mount Holly School.

Chester Winter Carnival schedule of events

Chester Winter Carnival schedule of events

The Chester Winter Carnival is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19. Most outdoor events will take place at the Pinnacle off Lovers Lane in Chester. Below is the schedule of events. Please note that some events have fees attached. Friday, Feb. 17 5 to 8 p.m. Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., […]

4 Chester firefighters certified for ice water rescue

4 Chester firefighters certified for ice water rescue

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Chester Fire Department spent the weekend training in chilly waters to be certified as Ice Water Rescue Technicians. The training was hosted by the Proctorsville Fire Department and was conducted by Capital Technical Rescue of Albany, N.Y. It also was attended by members of the Ludlow  and […]

UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

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 from Jan. 27, 2017. The northbound travel lane only (right lane) and the northbound Exit 6 on-ramp will remain closed until approximately Feb. […]

Derry Candidates Night set for Feb. 16

Derry Candidates Night set for Feb. 16

The annual Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at the Twitchell Building on Old School Street. The list of positions to be voted on at Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 can be found on the town website. The evening will provide a forum for candidates to announce their […]

Four TRSU schools move forward on RED, old options crop up

Four TRSU schools move forward on RED, old options crop up

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017  Telegraph Publishing LLC While the purpose of last Tuesday’s Act 46 sub-committee meeting was to pull together a proposal to form a Regional Education District — or RED — among the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, the question of what happens to Ludlow and Mount Holly followed the […]

Ludlow, Mt Holly Act 46 Sub-committee agenda for Feb. 7, 2017

Ludlow, Mt Holly Act 46 Sub-committee agenda for Feb. 7, 2017

The Act 46 Study Sub-Committee for Mount Holly and Ludlow will meet in the Mount Holly School Gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. Below is its agenda. I. Welcome II. Review Agenda (Additions & Deletions) III. Approve Minutes of January 25, 2017 IV. Public Comment V. Updates: Regional Education District (RED) PreK […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Jan. 17, 2017 4. Highway Report: Tractor and Mower Specs. 5. Appointment of new Planning Commission members 6. Signature for Lister’s Certificate of […]

Two contested races, 12 offices without candidates in Chester

Two contested races, 12 offices without candidates in Chester

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The petitions have been submitted, the signatures checked and here is the slate of candidates standing for elective office in Chester. There are two contested offices this year – two one-year terms on the Select Board and two unexpired two-year terms on the Chester Andover Elementary School board. Select Board […]

Chester Select Board Agenda for Feb. 1, 2017

Chester Select Board Agenda for Feb. 1, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet in a public hearing on revisions to the Unified Development Bylaws at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Following that, the Select Board will hold its regular meeting. Both meetings will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the Select Board agenda. Unified Development […]

UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

UPDATE: I-91 Bridge Construction in Rockingham

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC 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 from Jan. 27, 2017. The northbound travel lane only (right lane) and the northbound Exit 6 on-ramp remain […]

Putney fire rekindled; Route 5 has been closed again

Putney fire rekindled; Route 5 has been closed again

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Windham County Sheriff’s Department is advising that Route 5 in near  Water Street in  Putney has been closed again due to a rekindled structure fire. Details and the duration the closure are not available and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

UPDATE: ROUTE 5 REOPENED Route 5 in Putney closed for fire

UPDATE: ROUTE 5 REOPENED Route 5 in Putney closed for fire

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are asking drivers to avoid Route 5 in the vicinity of Water Street in Putney. According to a press release, there is a fire there and an online scanner says that it is a two alarm fire at a paper mill. VSP says to expect the […]

Clarification: Chester files motion but, not an appeal in water system Act 250 decision.

Clarification: Chester files motion but, not an appeal in water system Act 250 decision.

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday The Telegraph reported that the Town of Chester would appeal conditions of the Act 250 permit it received from the District #2 Environmental Commission on Dec. 30, 2016. This was based on what was said at two select board meetings and an interview with Town Manager David Pisha. […]