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South Derry fire cause called 'undetermined'

South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Unit. South Londonderry Fire Chief Jeff Duda had requested the probe.  According to a State Police press […]

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the property exploded. While firefighters were dousing the flames, Stevens, who is caretaker of the property, told The Telegraph that he heard a huge “baah-room”  […]

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Please see our updated article by clicking here. ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unoccupied guest house on a farm at 2843 Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry exploded and burst into flames shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, bringing in firefighters from as far away as Rockingham and Manchester. No one was injured. The guest house, […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Please note the special Friday night meeting. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 25th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified […]

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

The Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Thursday, March 14 at the Meeting Room of the Grafton Highway Garage, 220 Tom Bell Road, off Fisher Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Presentation by various agencies and commission regarding water and wastewater issues 3. Public Comment 4. […]

Chester board notes historic moment

Chester board notes historic moment First time two women have served on select board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The reorganization meeting after each year’s select board election is seldom exciting unless you find the reappointment of the fence viewers and the weigher of coal to be riveting. But Wednesday night’s edition of the Chester Select Board was the exception. Shortly after the meeting began, board […]

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested yesterday for a November burglary in that town. John J. Fernandes, 34, was arrested by Vermont State Police in Cavendish late yesterday afternoon and charged with burglary and grand larceny of a home on Rt. 131 in November 2018. According to a VSP press release, […]

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Early this morning, a Vermont State Police trooper shot and wounded a Bellows Falls man who was the subject of a manhunt last night in Bellows Falls. John-Victor Wetherby – who is a suspect in an aggravated assault committed yesterday Friday, March 8 – was encountered by troopers and Bellows […]

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

A Bellows Falls man is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that took place earlier today, Friday, March 8, in addition to other charges. According to a Vermont State Police press release, John-Victor Wetherby, 33, was identified as a suspect in the assault which took place at about 1 p.m. on Hyde Street in […]

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will on Monday, March 11 following the Board of Abatement meeting, which should end by 7 p.m. It will be held at 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 […]

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC According to a press release from the company handling publicity for the bridge replacement, there will be a rolling roadblock in both directions on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham on Friday March 8. The road block will begin at about 8:30 and continue for 10-15 minutes […]

GM Booster Club hosts comedy basketball game

GM Booster Club hosts comedy basketball game 2500 and 0 Harlem Rockets to take on GM 'Dream Team'

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Thursday March 14, the Green Mountain Booster Club will host The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible basketball skills with family-friendly comedy. The Rockets will face the GM Dream Team at 7 p.m. at the Green Mountain High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in […]

After wrangling, Derry voters approve articles

After wrangling, Derry voters approve articles

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Under moderator Doug Friant’s guidance, Town Meeting in Londonderry on Tuesday flew through 15 articles with only a scattering of “nays” and some questions about the ever decreasing State Police presence over and above their regular patrols. But then the meeting encountered lots of turbulence as it considered […]

Weston voters OK paving, dam removal funds

Weston voters OK paving, dam removal funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 2019 Weston Town Meeting got it just about right. The town business was taken care of quickly and efficiently, there were a couple of opportunities for community celebration and just enough political wrangling to keep everyone’s interest. In the end, all the articles passed and the […]

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

Cavendish voters OK tax exemption for Fletcher Farm, Black River Health Center

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every town meeting is different and it can be hard to predict which articles will sail past and which will spark debate. But more often than not, the time spent on one or two articles is out of proportion with the amount they will cost. True to […]

Dakin, Whalen, Gustafson take Chester Select Board seats; road bond issue passes in Chester

Dakin, Whalen, Gustafson take Chester Select Board seats; road bond issue passes in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Veteran office holder Leigh Dakin cruised to a write-in victory over political newcomer Scott Blair, co-owner of the Southern Pie Company and the Main Street Coffee & Scoop Shoppe, on Tuesday evening making the composition of the Chester Select Board 40 percent female for the first time. […]

GM School District budget OK'd by 70 votes

GM School District budget OK’d by 70 votes CAES assistant principal funded in $13 million spending plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District budget was approved by the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester in Australian balloting on Tuesday. The count was 423 to 353 with a margin of victory of 70 votes or 9 percent. The budget gives Chester-Andover Elementary an assistant […]