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As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the clock ticks down toward Tuesday, Sept. 26 — when Cavendish voters will decide whether to borrow up to $400,000 to build a new town garage to replace the one that burned in February — the question of where to build it resurfaced at September’s Select […]

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

Mural incident spills over as resident asks Mora to resign Derry board

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC The controversy over the Route 10 mural painted over 10 days ago by a local restaurateur spilled over to the Sept. 18 Londonderry Select Board meeting, when resident Chad Stoddard asked Select Board member George Mora to resign from the board or be removed, if she refused. Stoddard was […]

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

Weston board to look into Markham Road washouts; decides for early school payments

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server told the Weston Select Board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 that in the past seven years — but especially this year — water has rushed down from Orton Lane to Markham Road where they live, damaging their driveways and garden beds. […]

GM Chieftain mascot not under fire, school officials say

GM Chieftain mascot not under fire, school officials say

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At least 35 students, teachers and alumni turned out for the monthly board of directors meeting of Green Mountain Union High last Thursday night, Sept. 14, to stand up for the school’s native American mascot — the Chieftain — which they see as endangered. Board chair Alison […]

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural 'as favor to community'

Restaurant owner: I painted over mural ‘as favor to community’

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ed Brown, owner of the Mill Tavern, told The Telegraph last night, that on Monday, using a gallon of dark colored concrete stain, he did indeed paint over the floral mural that has decorated a retaining wall at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry for the past three […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Tsuga Studios

Firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Tsuga Studios

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 5:30 on Wednesday evening, the Chester Fire Department was called out to a fire at Tsuga Studios on Goldthwaite Road, home of art glass maker Nick Kekic. According to Fire Chief Matt Wilson, much earlier in the day, a small fire had started near the […]

Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on 'furnishing' charge

Teen charged in sex assaults appears in court on ‘furnishing’ charge

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Having plead not guilty to a charge of furnishing malt beverages to a minor in Windsor Superior Court on Aug. 29, Ryan Stocker was back in a White River Junction courtroom on Tuesday afternoon to tell the court whether he had secured attorney representation […]

Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

Chester board, residents ask about public use of land after foundation purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Around 50 people attending the Wednesday Sept. 5 Chester Select Board meeting heard about two efforts to conserve natural resources in Chester, one at the end of the process and one just beginning. At the beginning of the meeting, Town Manager David Pisha told the board that […]

New RED school district gets under way

New RED school district gets under way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The launch of the Green Mountain Unified School District, a Regional Education District (RED) created by an Act 46 merger vote in May, took place Tuesday night. Not counting school and town employees, only a handful of voters from the constituent towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and […]

Salvage yards neighbors ask Chester Select Board for help

Salvage yards neighbors ask Chester Select Board for help

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Neighbors of three properties off Route 10 in north Chester are asking the town’s select board for help with accumulating junk. Approximately two dozen people concerned with the situation attended the Sept. 6 board meeting. Two properties – one on either side of Chandler Road at the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weston Ladies seek green for the Green with weekend concert - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Weston Ladies seek green for the Green with weekend concert – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly 34 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, the Vermont legislature gave nine Weston women the power to establish, own and maintain a park in the center of their town. And on Sunday, Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the successors […]

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 […]

New owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the 'Magic'

New owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the ‘Magic’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With the issuance of an Act 250 permit on top of a successful first season, the new ownership group at Magic Mountain says it’s continuing to repair and upgrade the long-neglected ski resort while being careful to preserve its “throwback” character. Last year, a group of 13 […]

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. […]

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC N ow in its 43rd year, the Chester Fall Festival is a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. Is it any wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall Events? […]

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 […]

Car hits quilt shop building, interrupts Chester Select Board meeting

Car hits quilt shop building, interrupts Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Forty minutes into last night’s Chester Select Board meeting, just as Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden was outlining the progress those departments have made this year, board member Ben Whalen’s fire department beeper sounded and he left the meeting. Shortly thereafter, The Telegraph got a report […]