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Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, long-time teacher at Chester-Andover Elementary

Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, long-time teacher at Chester-Andover Elementary

Mrs. Wain K. Maass, 83, a long-time resident of Chester, died peacefully Jan. 22, 2018 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester. Mrs. Maass was born in Arlington, N.J., the daughter of Calvin and Kathryn Koch.  She graduated from the Kimberley School in 1952, Montclair, N.J., and was a 1956 graduate of Wheaton […]

Weston board ponders rising number of funding requests on ballot

Weston board ponders rising number of funding requests on ballot

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board chair Denis Benson on Jan. 23, set off a long discussion when he proposed adding an article to this year’s Town Meeting warning that, starting next year, would remove organizations that are not based in Weston  from the appropriations list on the warning. Instead, he […]

Jennie Madeline Parker, 93, artist who loved outdoors, being with family

Jennie Madeline Parker, 93, artist who loved outdoors, being with family

Jennie Madeline Parker passed away on the evening of Jan. 16, 2018. She was 93 and was surrounded by her two children. Mrs. Parker was born on July 13, 1924 in Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., to her mother Selma Nisula Noor and her father John Noor. She enjoyed the outdoors, flowers, nature and painting. She […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham bridge construction

© 2018 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 for the week of Jan. 29, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE […]

Huntington man arrested for heroin trafficking in Rockingham

Huntington man arrested for heroin trafficking in Rockingham

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Huntington, Vt. man was arrested early yesterday morning in Rockingham on charges including trafficking heroin and using a firearm while dispensing drugs. Wayland Ray, 28, of Huntington was stopped by Vermont State Police on Rockingham Rd. in Rockingham at around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. According to a VSP press […]

Chester resident accused of embezzlement from Putney School

Chester resident accused of embezzlement from Putney School

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Chester resident has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement of more than $30,000 from the Putney Grammar School, according to the Vermont State Police. Police say that on Tuesday, Jan. 23 they conducted an investigation that led them to arrest Tammy H. Neathawk, 45, on suspicion of embezzlement. According […]

Petitions due Jan. 29 for open elective offices in Chester

Petitions due Jan. 29 for open elective offices in Chester

The Town of Chester will elect officers by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. These are the offices that will be up for election at that time. Town Moderator – 1 one year term Select Board – 2 one year terms; 1 three year term Town Grand Juror – 1 one year term Agent […]

Chester Board approves budget after final cuts, appoints Master Plan group

Chester Board approves budget after final cuts, appoints Master Plan group

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Having put the town budget back in the hands of Town Manager David Pisha to find savings across the town departments on Jan. 8, the Chester Select Board met on Jan. 17 to review the cuts and finalize the numbers. Due to smaller-than-expected surpluses (which could have […]

Sewer, water system for Derry? Town in preliminary mulling stage

Sewer, water system for Derry? Town in preliminary mulling stage

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to allow the town to participate in two studies with the aim of possibly creating water and sanitation systems in certain portions of town. Town Administrator Robert Nied, who introduced the studies at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Jan. 22, said […]

Chester Police log for Jan. 1-Jan. 13, 2018

Chester Police log for Jan. 1-Jan. 13, 2018

© 2018 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. Monday, Jan. 1 at 12:30 p.m. A burglar alarm sounded on Temple Road. The alarm company indicated […]

Powden claims 'no intentional violation' in Telegraph open meeting complaint

Powden claims ‘no intentional violation’ in Telegraph open meeting complaint

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After approving a budget and re-adopting the “limited school transfer program” at its Jan. 17 meeting, the Green Mountain Unified School District board turned its attention to a complaint by The Chester Telegraph alleging that the during the recent run up to the budget the board had twice violated Vermont’s Open […]

Second Mt. Holly home invasion suspect arrested in Cavendish

Second Mt. Holly home invasion suspect arrested in Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The second suspect in Sunday night’s home invasion in Mount Holly was arrested last night in Cavendish. On Sunday, just before midnight, Vermont State Police were called to a house on Old Turnpike Road just before midnight for a report a home invasion in progress. The caller reported that two […]

Facebook's making it harder to see The Chester Telegraph; here's what to do

Facebook’s making it harder to see The Chester Telegraph; here’s what to do

By Cynthia Prairie 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Facebook has never been the best way to receive news since, over the years, it altered users’ algorithms to limit how much they see in their News Feeds. Then just a week ago, Facebook announced that it would show users more posts from friends and family while hiding […]

Ret. Sgt. Carl Bailey, 70, Londonderry native was dedicated to State Police

Ret. Sgt. Carl Bailey, 70, Londonderry native was dedicated to State Police

Carl E. “Buck” Bailey, 70, of Cocoa, Fla., passed away on Jan. 15, 2018. He was born on Oct. 28, 1947 to Carlin and Norma Bailey of Londonderry, Vt. Mr. Bailey died peacefully at home, with his wife Paulette Picard by his side. Born and raised in Londonderry, everyone knew Mr. Bailey as “Buck.” He […]

Troopers arrest one, seek a second suspect in Mt. Holly home invasion

Troopers arrest one, seek a second suspect in Mt. Holly home invasion

Vermont State Police are looking for a suspect in a home invasion that took place Sunday night in Mount Holly. According to a press release, troopers from the Rutland barracks were called to a house on Old Turnpike Road just before midnight for a report a home invasion in progress. The caller reported that two […]

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 23, 2018

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 23, 2018

The Liquor Control Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at Town Office, Lawrence Hill Road, followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Select Board meeting. Below are its agendas. Liquor Control Board agenda 1. Any Requested Changes to the Liquor Control Board Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 at the 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 Jan. 8 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

Grafton Select Board agenda for Jan. 22, 2018

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22 at Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: Jan. 2, 2018 & Jan. 12, 2018 3. Highway Report 4. Sullivan & Powers 5. Assistant Town Administrator 6. Review Road Crew Contacts (Pagers) 7. Excess […]

Log truck-plow crash temporarily closes I-91; no life-threatening injuries

Log truck-plow crash temporarily closes I-91; no life-threatening injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tractor-trailer truck carrying logs on I-91 collided with a VTrans plow truck Wednesday evening shutting down the highway completely for about 20 minutes and one northbound lane of the highway for several hours. There were no life-threatening injuries in the accident. According to Vermont State Police, […]

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff, 56, devoted to daughter, family and friends, an avid sports, muscle car fan

Mark Pluff , 56 , of Jamaica, Vt., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. He was the son of Mary Pluff of Canaan, Conn., and the late Robert E. Pluff. He attended Bement School in Deerfield, Mass., the Stratton School in Stratton, Vt., and graduated from Leland & Gray High School in 1980. […]