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Derry board to consider roads work bids

Derry board to consider roads work bids Health officer hopes to compile community contact list

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With four contractors looking on, Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden read aloud six bids for road repair and paving projects at Monday’s board meeting. He also said that he and Road Foreman Mathew Rawson would review the bids before making a recommendation to the board. A special […]

Chester DRB agenda for June 11, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for June 11, 2018

The Chester Development Review Board will meet for a site visit at 5:25 p.m. on Monday June 11 at 7 Pine View Drive prior to its public meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the May meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Reconvene Conditional […]

Temp driver puts Bus 4 troubles under control for now

Temp driver puts Bus 4 troubles under control for now Communications from school remain an issue

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Parents in Andover and the western part of Chester have been frustrated by spotty school bus service – including no buses, late buses and inconsistent communications from the school. But just weeks before the end of the school year on June 19, a temporary solution has given them […]

Celebration of Richard Svec's life set for June 16

Celebration of Richard Svec’s life set for June 16

When Richard Svec retired from his job as Town Manager of Cavendish after 29 years, he assumed he would have many years ahead of him to enjoy the fruits of his labor. When he passed away unexpectedly just before 2018 Town Meeting Day, he left behind a legacy of dedication to the town he loved […]

Chester observes traditional Memorial Day

Chester observes traditional Memorial Day

With a parade, prayers, gun salutes, speeches, wreath layings and taps, Chester marked Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 30 – the traditional day rather than the “observed” Monday. The weather was sunny and warm as  bands from Chester-Andover Elementary and Green Mountain Union High schools played and marched from the North Street Cemetery to the […]

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties Sale of operating company spells end of Mueller era at resort

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts, which last spring bought the Stowe Mountain Resort, has ventured further into the Vermont ski industry with agreements to purchase both the assets of the Okemo Mountain Resort and the rights to operate it. With this deal, the Mueller era at the Ludlow mountain which […]

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Londonderry groups join to aid food pantry On Saturday, May 26, Nordic Harmoni and the Londonderry-based Wantastiquet Rotary sponsored a joint food drive for the local food pantry, the Neighbors Pantry, which is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Second Congregational Church on Main Street in Londonderry. […]

Chester Select Board meeting for June 6, 2018

Chester Select Board meeting for June 6, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from the May 16, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and May 17 Special Selectboard Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Food Truck Permit; Laurie Scott Chester-Andover Playground Equipment Update; Chris Meyer Autumn Event; […]

UPDATE: Rolling roadblocks on I-91 this week

UPDATE: Rolling roadblocks on I-91 this week Times and durations may vary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 June 4, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Rescuers pluck pilot from tree in Springfield

Rescuers pluck pilot from tree in Springfield Ultralight aircraft crashed early Sunday; pilot uninjured

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters from several area towns responded to the woods near the Springfield Dam this morning as an ultralight aircraft that was taking off from Hartness State Airport went down and ended stuck about 40 feet up a tree. The call came in at 10:27 a.m. on Sunday […]

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

Weston board delays vote on Town Office window replacement

By Bruce Frauman ©2018-Telegraph Publishing LLC Approval of a $300 price increase in a new estimate to replace windows at the Weston Town Office building, at 12 Lawrence Hill Road, was delayed by the Weston Select Board at its meeting on May 22. The large windows in the Select Board meeting room are to be […]

Grafton Planning Commission special meeting May 29

Grafton Planning Commission special meeting May 29

The Grafton Planning Commission will hold a special meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Agenda Review 2. Approval of May 8, 2018 Minutes 3. Public Comment 4. Work on the Grafton Town Plan – Energy Chapter 5. Time permitting, begin […]

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Global Partners LP has announced that it is buying the retail fuel and convenience business of Champlain Oil of South Burlington. With the sale, which is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2018, Global Partners will be taking over the Chester Jiffy Mart along […]

Introducing The Telegraph's New Calendar!

Introducing The Telegraph’s New Calendar!

The new Chester Telegraph Calendar has been months in the making. To introduce it, we’ve created four simple-to-read graphics to help walk you through the features that our new Calendar has to offer. Please read the explainer and click on each graphic to enlarge the view. Or click here to explore the live calendar on […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future Quarry Road resident posts warnings along public way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower New $191,000 rig to replace sickle mower, backhoe

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new wheeled excavator will be seen around Londonderry doing road work and, eventually, mowing, following the Select Board’s decision Monday to purchase the $191,000 machine built by JCB. Road Foreman Mathew Rawson said everyone on the road crew has been able to test drive the demo unit […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building McNamara may step in as 'building safety officer'

By Julia Purdy ©Telegraph Publishing LLC At its regular meeting Monday May 14, the Cavendish Select Board responded to concerns of residents of Depot Street in Proctorsville about the extremely dilapidated building in their midst, located at 53 Depot St. Patrick Moore and Aaron Silidker, of the North Country Condo Association, came armed with file folders […]

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

A service and Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wain K. Maass, a longtime resident of Chester who died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2018, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Mrs. […]

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;<br>2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;
2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

Former Rep. Olsen named to Vt. Board of Ed Former state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has been appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. “While serving in the legislature, Oliver demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, a clear understanding of education funding and policy, and a vigorous commitment to the […]