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Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

Derry board to vote on Energy Plan Oct. 1

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC No one from the public commented during the required public hearing on the Enhanced Energy Plan proposed for the Londonderry Town Plan. The hearing was held prior to Monday night’s Select Board meeting. The board then added the plan to its Oct. 1 meeting agenda for their vote. […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While some members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board at its Sept. 6 meeting questioned several purchases and initiatives recommended by Superintendent Meg Powden and her staff, board chair Marilyn Mahusky expressed concern that the board was micromanaging and needs to look at its role in […]

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction

VTrans urges narrowed Route 11 junction Mulling safety, Derry board members dismiss suggestion

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Traffic Committee and Select Board member George Mora said at the Londonderry Select Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 that representatives of VTrans have recommended that the width of the junction of Thompsonburg Road at Route 11 be narrowed into a “T” so cars would have to […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester Injured passenger flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock

Video of the DHART helicopter taking off with injured motorcycle passenger, shot by Shawn Cunningham. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One man is dead and his female passenger was seriously injured this afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Rt. 11 in Chester. According to Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud, […]

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

By Cynthia Prairie 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Across the area on Friday, customers of TD Bank in Chester opened their mail to learn that Friday, Dec. 7 would be the last day that branch, at 48 Main St., would be open. The loss leaves those who wish to save locally with two choices: People’s Bank […]

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project

Weston mulls Rt. 100 scoping project Potential ash borer problem weighs heavily on board

By Bruce Frauman 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nicole Pfister of the Planning Commission told the Weston Select Board at its Tuesday, Aug. 28 meeting that the state Agency of Transportation would assign an agency project manager and a supervisor to the Route 100 scoping project. The project would provide the town with options for a […]

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

Man charged in dozens of Derry area crimes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Bellows Falls man was charged yesterday in more than three dozen incidents of burglary and other crimes that took place in the Londonderry area between May 2015 and April 2017. Vermont State Police say that Travis Despain, 27, burglarized businesses, schools, churches and town offices, as well as homes […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a dozen fire departments responded to fight a house fire on Rt. 131 this morning in Cavendish. At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cavendish and Proctorsville fire departments were called to 997 Main St. in Cavendish for a building that was fully involved in fire. According […]

TRSU board talks vision retreat, Powden goals

TRSU board talks vision retreat, Powden goals School panel also mulls job descriptions, $150,000 transition fund

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union worked on a number of ongoing issues at its Aug. 23 meeting including the fate of a $150,000 grant for Act 46 transition costs, job descriptions for TRSU employees, ongoing questions around evaluation of the superintendent and the planning […]

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM Classroom space still sought for k-1st graders after water damage closes school

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second water main leak at Chester-Andover Elementary School damaged carpeting and other items in two classrooms Monday morning, ensuring that the school’s reopening will be delayed “four to six weeks” even as administrators have set Thursday, Sept. 6 for classes to begin in alternate […]

Water line break at CAES may delay opening

Water line break at CAES may delay opening School Year's Eve, playground dedication also up in the air

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A water main break at Chester-Andover Elementary School this morning may delay the school’s opening on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and waylay Tuesday’s School Year’s Eve plans and the dedication of its new playground. Around 6:30 this morning, just six days from the start of school, school Facilities Director […]

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap

GM board adds new twist to transition fund flap Powden again recommends nursing cut; board says no

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The saga of the Act 46 transition fund grant took an unexpected turn at Tuesday night’s Green Mountain Unified School District meeting as one member asserted that splitting the funds between TRSU’s two districts was not justified because all the funds belong to Green Mountain. And the […]

New CAES playground to open in time for school

New CAES playground to open in time for school

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than two and a half years of fundraising, the playground that will replace the beloved Structure  is nearing completion. And at its School Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Chester-Andover Elementary School will cut a ribbon to officially open the new installation to fun, […]

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system Energy Amendment to Town Plan ready for reading

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Planning Commission member Larry Gubb spoke extensively with the Londonderry Select Board on Monday about problems that community members — especially businesses — are expected to face in light of state regulations that require more physical distance between water sources and sewer systems. The commission, he said, did […]

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board member Jim Linville said during the Tuesday, Aug. 14 board meeting that it should be ready on Town Meeting Day in March 2019 to make a presentation on the threat of the emerald ash borer to the town’s ash trees. “The earlier we start this […]

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATE: In an afternoon press release, Vermont State Police have identified the drivers involved in this morning’s crash. The driver of the 2008 Mazda 3 sedan was Kaziah M. White, 26, of Sunapee, N.H.  White sustained “massive injury” to his left arm and  bilateral femur breaks as well as cuts and bruising” and is listed […]

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board on Monday, Aug. 13 was a mix of town business-as-usual and a lengthy agenda item regarding the proposal of a special ordinance for Tierney Road by opponents of the proposed quarry. A number of Tierney Road residents attended the meeting. […]