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Grafton Planning Commission special meeting May 29

Grafton Planning Commission special meeting May 29

The Grafton Planning Commission will hold a special meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Agenda Review 2. Approval of May 8, 2018 Minutes 3. Public Comment 4. Work on the Grafton Town Plan – Energy Chapter 5. Time permitting, begin […]

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Global Partners LP has announced that it is buying the retail fuel and convenience business of Champlain Oil of South Burlington. With the sale, which is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2018, Global Partners will be taking over the Chester Jiffy Mart along […]

Introducing The Telegraph's New Calendar!

Introducing The Telegraph’s New Calendar!

The new Chester Telegraph Calendar has been months in the making. To introduce it, we’ve created four simple-to-read graphics to help walk you through the features that our new Calendar has to offer. Please read the explainer and click on each graphic to enlarge the view. Or click here to explore the live calendar on […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future Quarry Road resident posts warnings along public way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower

Derry board OKs purchase of excavator/mower New $191,000 rig to replace sickle mower, backhoe

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A new wheeled excavator will be seen around Londonderry doing road work and, eventually, mowing, following the Select Board’s decision Monday to purchase the $191,000 machine built by JCB. Road Foreman Mathew Rawson said everyone on the road crew has been able to test drive the demo unit […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building McNamara may step in as 'building safety officer'

By Julia Purdy ©Telegraph Publishing LLC At its regular meeting Monday May 14, the Cavendish Select Board responded to concerns of residents of Depot Street in Proctorsville about the extremely dilapidated building in their midst, located at 53 Depot St. Patrick Moore and Aaron Silidker, of the North Country Condo Association, came armed with file folders […]

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

Celebration of Life for Wain Maass set for June 2

A service and Celebration of Life for Mrs. Wain K. Maass, a longtime resident of Chester who died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2018, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Mrs. […]

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;<br>2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;
2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

Former Rep. Olsen named to Vt. Board of Ed Former state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has been appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. “While serving in the legislature, Oliver demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, a clear understanding of education funding and policy, and a vigorous commitment to the […]

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties; <br>Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties;
Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens Development Fund to Village Center Changes approved by the Select Board last week to the Chester Development Fund Policy will allow for property owners located in the designated Village Center to apply for funds to improve their properties. They may apply for either a mini loan or a grant or a combination thereof […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 21, 2018

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 21, 2018

AMENDED MAY 21, 2018 The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: May 7, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Grafton Improvement Association: Trayhan Property, Tire Recycling, other Various […]

Weston Select Board agenda for May 22, 2018

Weston Select Board agenda for May 22, 2018

The Select Board for the Town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, in the Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. VLCT: 4. MVP Administrator: 5. Access Permit: 6. Banking: 7. Financial Management Questionnaire: 8. Municipal […]

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A one-car crash just after noon today brought traffic to a standstill and knocked out power to a number of residents along Rt. 11 west of Stigers Road in Andover. A minivan traveling west on Rt. 11 left the road and struck a utility pole, snapping it […]

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

Ed Brown returns to court; sent back to diversion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Friday afternoon, Londonderry restaurant owner Ed Brown sat patiently in a Brattleboro courtroom waiting for  those defendants with lawyers to be heard. There were a couple of guys who were allegedly caught with a large amount of cocaine and crack, another charged with negligent driving that resulted […]

Fighter exercises to continue this week

Fighter exercises to continue this week

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The thunder you heard overhead on Monday was made by the jets of the 104th Fighter Wing, flying out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. They will be flying routine training missions over Southern Vermont for the rest of this week, according to Tech. […]

Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

Weston board picks Zoning Admin; road grading almost done

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Will Goodwin was appointed by the Weston Select Board on Tuesday May 8 to a six-month probationary period as the town’s Zoning and Flood Plain Administrator, with his initial salary to be determined. Goodwin, no relationship to board member Charles Goodwin, was recommended by the Planning Commission. Only […]

Fire danger is 'High' throughout the state

Fire danger is ‘High’ throughout the state

©2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The National Weather Service  and state agencies from Vermont, New York and New Hampshire are cautioning residents about brush and forest fires conditions. With just a few days sunny days with lower humidity and higher winds, dead grass, leaves and brush can become prime fuel for fires. These agencies are reminding […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 14, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for May 14, 2018

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 14 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 23rd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 […]

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain’s venerable “Black Chair” ski lift has run its last season on Glebe Mountain. Next season, according to the mountain’s owners, Stratton’s “Snow Bowl” quad chairlift will replace it as a base-to-summit lift. The new lift at Magic will follow a similar lift line up the Black […]

Chester Select Board agenda for May 16, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for May 16, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 for its regular meeting. It will take place at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 2, 2018 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Yosemite Firehouse Future Use Ideas; Historic […]