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Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy's plans for Glebe Mountain

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capital plan […]

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green Mountain High School in Chester. VTrans officials will hear public comment on the current speed limits and how they might be changed […]

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Yesterday, police learned that Potwin was at […]

Police search for 'potentially dangerous' man

Police search for ‘potentially dangerous’ man

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are alerting the public about a potentially dangerous man and asking for tips to help locate him according to a press release this afternoon. Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, is wanted on two arrest warrants — violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & […]

Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 1, 2019 Selectboard Meeting and May 10 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Jeffrey Barn Update; Lillian Willis 5. Tomasso Property Update […]

Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Westminster man was arrested this afternoon and charged in a road rage shooting this morning. No one was injured in the incident. At around 8:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Robert Wright of Townshend called 9-1-1 to say that the driver of a truck had fired several shots […]

Special meeting for Chester Select Board

Special meeting for Chester Select Board

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on May 10 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Warning for Special Town Meeting 3. Adjourn

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a complaint dated May 7 and sent to Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden and board members, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, is contending that the board of the SU improperly entered into an executive session even after it was warned […]

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change Chester Select Board discusses special town meetings on EMS building, loader

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hazardous household waste collections that have been held at the Springfield Transfer Station a couple of times a year are in for a big change, which may make them both harder to access and more expensive. Last Wednesday night, Derek Suursoo, who represents the Town of […]

Chester DRB agenda for May 13

Chester DRB agenda for May 13

The Chester Development Review Board will meet for two site visits on Monday, May 13 before its public meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:45 p.m. Site Visit — 1412 Andover Rd. 5:25 p.m. Site Visit — 3254 Green Mtn. Turnpike 1) Review draft minutes from the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at Town Office, 953 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 22nd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Police seek information in daytime burglary

Police seek information in daytime burglary

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for information in their investigation of a daytime burglary in Westminster. At about 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, the owner of a house on Alden Street returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen a beige Sentry safe, cash and prescription […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

The Londonderry Select Board will hold its regular meeting on at 7 p.m. on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Twitchell Office Building 100 Old School Street, Londonderry. Below is its agenda: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting(s) of April 15, 2019, April 23, […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 2

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 2

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. New Business a. 1 Class […]

After April 15 flooding, Weston board considers repairs to Town Office basement

After April 15 flooding, Weston board considers repairs to Town Office basement

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The longest discussion at the April 23 Weston Select Board meeting revolved around installing sump pumps in the Town Office building at 12 Lawrence Hill Road following flooding in the basement during heavy rains and melting snow in mid-April. Acting chair Jim Linville said the basement flooded on […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 6

Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 6

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from April 10 and April 18, 2019 meetings. 2. Citizen Comments 3. Proposed Bylaw revisions: Finalize proposed district boundaries 4. Set date for next meeting

Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

Carol Hoyt, 79, dedicated therapist loved gardening, performing

Carol Ann (Cummings) Hoyt died peacefully at home in April 19, 2019, surrounded by family.  She was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the Rev. Dr. Oliver and Edith Cummings. Mrs. Hoyt attended local schools and later graduated from Redlands University with a teaching degree.  During college, she met her future husband, […]

Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

Celebration of life for Ricky Bliss, 51, expert farmer, friend for life

Ricky Allen Bliss 51, of Chester passed away at home after a long battle with a lung disease on Friday, March 29, 2019. He was born on May 11, 1967, in Springfield to Robert and Barbara (Record) Bliss, and spent much of his childhood on the farm of his grandparents Bill and Alice Bliss. If […]