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Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three and a half years after the Chester Historical Society said it could no longer afford to keep the Yosemite Fire House and more than two years since the town started legal action to pursue ownership of the building, the Chester Select Board accepted the vision statement […]

Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

Next Chester Select Board meeting set for Sept. 5

The Chester Select Board will not be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Its next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.

CAES playground construction begins

CAES playground construction begins New playset expected to be finished before school starts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a new playground for Chester- Andover Elementary School, with C. White and Son Construction raising the frame for a pavilion that will serve both as an outdoor classroom and a gathering spot for families using the new play equipment. On Thursday, Cory White […]

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At about 11:37 a.m. police received a call about a man laying down on the train tracks at Vermont Route 103, in the town of Cavendish. Scanner traffic at the time reported that construction workers had interacted with the man, who said he had been bird watching and one report […]

Good Samaritans aid driver of overturned car

Good Samaritans aid driver of overturned car

By Shawn Cunningham & Cynthia Prairie © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A New York woman was uninjured in a crash that brought out Londonderry’s emergency responders around 1 p.m. on Saturday, but not before local good Samaritans took control of the scene and gave her aid. Kristie Wikane, 37, of Stone Ridge, N.Y., was traveling […]

Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

Linda Davison, 75, loved husband, stepchildren

Linda Elaine Croteau Davison, 75, died at her home in Chester on July 30, 2018 after a long illness. Mrs. Davison was born in Keene, N.H., on Aug. 20, 1942 to Leon and Shirley (Lang) Croteau of Marlboro, N.H. She graduated from Marlboro High School and moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the […]

Chester begins first Master Plan projects

Chester begins first Master Plan projects Pocket park, small streetscaping projects under way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Some of the first, small projects envisioned in the extensive Village Center Master Plan are beginning to take shape around Chester with the installation of a small park, new streetscaping and beautification efforts on town land. Landscape architect Scott Wunderle  and Patrick Jarvis of Terrigenous have begun […]

Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

Thefts from vehicles continue, now in Perkinsville

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Perkinsville has become the latest area community hit by a rash of overnight thefts from vehicles. According to a Vermont State Police press release, sometime during the night of July 30 and the morning of July 31, a thief or thieves broke into eight vehicles parked on Quarry Road, Maple […]

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

Weston Board tackles well water, copper pipes

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Weston is seeking help from a water specialist with the consulting firm Stantec concerning the well and water supply system that serves the Weston Country Store and the town-owned building that houses the Little School. Stantec’s Oscar Garcia sent a letter to the Weston […]

Vermont State Police incident log

Vermont State Police incident log

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saturday July 28, 2018 – At about 3:20 p.m. Troopers responded to a car crash on Route 5 in Westminster. According to a VSP press release, a large tree had fallen onto the roadway and a car being driven south by Christie Hunt of Springfield. The main portion of the […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 1, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 1, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 18, 2018 Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Yosemite Future Use Discussion/Decision 5. Stormwater System for Mountainview/Kevadus: Approval of Step 1 App. […]

Thefts from vehicles hits Clarendon

Thefts from vehicles hits Clarendon State Police in Rutland report multiple thefts, including guns

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The current rash of thefts from vehicles that has plagued Chester, Bellows Falls, Saxtons River and other area communities moved north on Wednesday night or early this morning. Vermont State Police in Rutland are saying that they responded to a number of complaints this morning of vehicles broken in to […]

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars Chester is latest to get hit in at least five communities

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nearly a dozen thefts from vehicles overnight in Chester, police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras along the streets where the crimes took place to contact them. This updates our article from this morning. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, a thief or thieves took […]

Vehicles along Main St. in Chester ransacked

Vehicles along Main St. in Chester ransacked

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late last night or early this morning, at least six vehicles, most parked in driveways along Main Street in Chester, were ransacked and possibly one house was entered, according to Chester Police. Sgt. Will Frank told The Telegraph this morning that the vehicles — trucks and cars along a long stretch […]

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns Mulls Yosemite use, owning Tomasso forest

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board held a “local concerns” hearing for the Depot Street sidewalk project, which will improve the walk from Town Hall to Bargfrede Road. The project is partially federally funded and such a hearing is a required part of the process. Dufresne Group engineer Naomi […]

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Wilbur “Bill” and Joanne Hale will celebrate their lives at the Andover Community Church, 928 Andover Road in Andover. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Heald Cemetery, on Heald Road off of East Hill Road in Andover. […]

Missing hiker found in Putney

Missing hiker found in Putney

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A hiker who was the object of a search by local authorities yesterday was found alive this morning by State Police. Elliot Wikkes, 29, who was separated from his hiking party on the Windmill Hill trails was located on Main Street in Putney just before 2 a.m. on Monday. He […]

Boy in drowning incident dies at DHMC

Boy in drowning incident dies at DHMC

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Five year old Jackson Lawrence died this afternoon at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after falling in the water at Lowell Lake on Friday. His grandmother, Julie Lawrence, drown in an attempt to save him. Police say that no life jackets were in use at the time of the incident. According […]

Authorities search for missing Windmill Hill hiker

Authorities search for missing Windmill Hill hiker

A hiker who became separated from his companions on Saturday continues to be the focus of a search by the Vermont State Police and other agencies today. According to the VSP, Elliot Wikkes, 29, was hiking with a group on the trails of the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association in the area of the Ridgeline and […]

UPDATE:Two killed in S. Derry head-on collision

UPDATE:Two killed in S. Derry head-on collision Driver from Andover, passenger a S. Londonderry resident

UPDATE: July 23, State Police have identified the man and woman killed in Saturday night’s crash. They are Triston Morin, 42 of Andover and Shannon Tremblay, 47 of South Londonderry. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC An Andover man and a South Londonderry woman were killed Saturday night in a headon collision with […]