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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. […]

Progress on Derry energy plan

Progress on Derry energy plan Traffic panel clarifies advisory position with board

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Aug. 6 that the Enhanced Energy portion of the Town Plan is moving through the pipeline toward a vote by town residents. The document, written by the Londonderry Energy Committee with the help of the […]

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending Panels opts to look at district's transition needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kinhaven's Chef of Note

Kinhaven’s Chef of Note Hugo Fuentes orchestrates menu magic for hungry musicians

By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s no secret that Kinhaven Music School is bursting with talent. Every summer since 1952, promising young musicians from all over the world have come to Weston to build their skills with teachers who are highly regarded professionals from orchestras, conservatories and universities around the country. But Kinhaven […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woman drowns trying to rescue grandson

Woman drowns trying to rescue grandson 5-year-old in critical condition following Lowell Lake tragedy

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Manchester woman drowned in Lowell Lake in Londonderry on Friday afternoon trying to save her 5-year-old grandson who had fallen into the water. According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Julie Lawrence, 55, of Manchester Center was attempting to rescue 5-year-old Jackson Lawrence […]

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings Safety, property values cited as board asked to intervene

CORRECTION: The board agreed with Lister Sandra Clark’s suggestion to waive the penalty for late filers of homestead declarations this year since the list is very small. By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eleven residents of Middletown Road and Parsons Lane crowded into the Londonderry Select Board room on Monday evening to ask for […]

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan Powden again proposes to spend district funds, gets one-year contract with smaller raise

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On the same night that it offered Superintendent Meg Powden a one-year contract with a 2.75 percent raise, the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board also rejected her proposal to spend more than $90,000 of a state grant earmarked for the use of the local school boards […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its July 3 special meeting, the Chester Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $2.0580 per $100 of assessed value and the residential rate at $1.9493. Last year’s rates were $1.9793 and $1.9274 respectively. (The 2016 rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545.) The rates represent an […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Taking a cotton to three smiling 'swabbies'

Taking a cotton to three smiling ‘swabbies’

Artist Laurie Marechaux spotted her favorite ladies at the Country Girl Diner in Chester on Thursday morning sporting these custom T-shirts. Of course, she couldn’t resist taking several photographs, especially given the fact that several weeks ago, Marechaux herself had dubbed the three — Kathy, Judy and Wendy, from left, in the bottom photo — […]