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Chester Town Dems hold caucus Thursday, Sept. 14

Chester Town Dems hold caucus Thursday, Sept. 14

The Chester Town Democratic Party Caucus will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The purpose of the caucus is to elect a Chester Town Democratic Committee, which will in turn elect officers of the Chester Town Democratic Committee. Members of the Windsor County Democratic Committee […]

Man who 'invaded' Brookline home sought by police

Man who ‘invaded’ Brookline home sought by police

Vermont State Police are looking for a barefooted man they say entered a Brookline house this afternoon stealing items from the home. According to a press release, at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the report of a home invasion on Riverview Road in Brookline. The complainant told police that the man entered her […]

Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

Ex-Derry board member Aragi dies; town projects move forward

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the midst of a thunderstorm on Sept. 5, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon  announced the death over the weekend of former Select Board member Cathy Aragi, who served on the board from 2014 to 2016. “Cathy served the board in a great capacity and worked very […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including SUNDAY NIGHT WORK

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including SUNDAY NIGHT WORK

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 Sept. 10, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Albany station features Chester in travel segment

Albany station features Chester in travel segment

Channel 6 in Albany broadcast a segment on Chester on Thursday night as part of it’s “Road Trippin” series. The piece recommends Chester as a great place to see fall foliage. Concentrating on the Green, the segment features shots of the gazebo with the Baptist Church in the background, dining on the Fullerton Inn’s porch […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

The Select Board of the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Town Offices, 953 Andover-Weston Road. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Aug. 28 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Chester Planning and DRB to meet for noise presentation

Chester Planning and DRB to meet for noise presentation

The Planning Commission of the Town of Chester and the Development Review Board will hold a joint meeting on Monday Sept. 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The two boards will hear a presentation by Tech Environmental on issues of noise as they relate to noise standards in […]

South Derry firefighters practice on building before demolition

South Derry firefighters practice on building before demolition

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC There was  a lot of  smoke, but no fire last week, as the Champion Fire Company turned out at the former Outlet Barn on Rt. 11 to practice interior search and rescue. That’s most likely the last purpose the property will serve before it’s taken down in the […]

Chester DRB hearing agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

Chester DRB hearing agenda for Sept. 11, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from August 28th public hearing 3) Final Plat Review (#503) for Payne Junker Minor Sub-division 4) Final Plate Review (#504) […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2017

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2017

The Select Board of the Town of Londonderry will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Additions or deletions to the agenda 3. Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule including NIGHT WORK

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 Sept. 5, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 6, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 6, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Aug. 25, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting; Aug. 30, 2017 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. New England Forestry Foundation Presentation 5. […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: Aug. 21, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. GIA/Rivers 5. Marie Caduto/Watershed Coordinator, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation 6. Carrie King/Nature Museum 7. Radio Licenses 8. […]

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

Weston board, Little School sign 10-year lease

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board and Christine Falango, treasurer of the Little School, have signed a 10-year lease agreement for the school’s continued use of the Annex building, next door to Town Offices on Lawrence Hill Road. The lease, signed at the Aug. 22  Select Board meeting, includes […]

Jack's Diner returns to Chester DRB with expanded plans

Jack’s Diner returns to Chester DRB with expanded plans

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With lawyer Amanda George doing most of the talking Monday night on behalf of Jack’s Diner owner Jacques Dodier, the Chester Development Review Board began consideration of a new plan to complete the long-dormant project on Route 103 South. Dodier is asking for a conditional use permit […]

Conservancies eye Chester lands for preservation

Conservancies eye Chester lands for preservation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sept.6 is shaping up to be a very big day for conservation in Chester. On that Wednesday, the Vermont River Conservancy hopes to close on its purchase of land that gives access to the Rainbow Rock swimming hole and turn it over to the town of Chester. […]

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Dr. Joseph Jurkoic, retired pediatrician, former Bellows Falls resident, dies

Joseph “Jay” Jurkoic, MD, a retired pediatrician and U.S. Navy Korean War veteran, formerly of Point Pleasant, N.J., and Bellows Falls, Vt., died peacefully at home in Jamaica Plain, Mass., on Aug. 23, 2017. Dr. Jurkoic was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Egan) Jurkoic and the loving father of Nancy Jurkoic Wilson and […]

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Aug. 30, 2017

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Aug. 30, 2017

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Review Rainbow Rock Document with Town Attorney 3. Continue Selectboard Visioning Process 4. Adjourn

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 28, 2017

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from August 14th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Solid waste money to fund planning, wayfinding in Chester; Sunoco proposal returns

Solid waste money to fund planning, wayfinding in Chester; Sunoco proposal returns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two unbudgeted projects on the horizon, the Chester Select Board, at its Aug. 16 meeting, weighed the use of a couple of pools of money that could pay for them or be set aside as investments. The monies are approximately $31,000 from a contingency fund held by […]