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Windham man arrested after search

Windham man arrested after search Accused of lewd behavior, assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Windham man who police say assaulted and exposed himself to a person at a house on Windham Hill Road is in custody awaiting a psychological evaluation. Vermont State Police say that on March 22, Barry J. Reilly, 43, of Windham Hill Rd. assaulted person and then exposed his genitals […]

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

Derry board delays traffic ordinance, taps planning consultant

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday, March 18 once again postponed its vote on the proposed Traffic and Parking Ordinance. Board chair Jim Ameden questioned whether a list of all stop signs was required in the ordinance and whether any new stop signs would require a vote by […]

Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

Andover Select Board agenda for March 25

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 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 March 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

Weston board eyes road paving, inventory

Weston board eyes road paving, inventory

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Roads were the main topic of discussion at the Tuesday, March 12 Weston Select Board meeting. Vice Chair Jim Linville said there are a “ton of moving parts” when it comes to plans to repave parts of Lawrence Hill and Landgrove roads. Road Foreman Almon Crandall said he […]

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family

Preston Robert Mansfield of Rockingham, Vt., passed away due to complications from an ongoing illness on Feb. 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his whole family and so much love at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was 26 years old. Preston was born April 26, 1993 in Essex, Mass. He attended Green Mountain Union High […]

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest Andover student recognized in 5th-8th grade category

Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Chloe’s poster was chosen out of 190 entries.  Her winning design will […]

South Derry fire cause called 'undetermined'

South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Unit. South Londonderry Fire Chief Jeff Duda had requested the probe.  According to a State Police press […]

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the property exploded. While firefighters were dousing the flames, Stevens, who is caretaker of the property, told The Telegraph that he heard a huge “baah-room”  […]

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house

Please see our updated article by clicking here. ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unoccupied guest house on a farm at 2843 Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry exploded and burst into flames shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, bringing in firefighters from as far away as Rockingham and Manchester. No one was injured. The guest house, […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

Tension between fire departments extends to Select Board appointments in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Select board reorganization meetings are usually pretty routine affairs in which the board sets its meeting dates, picks a chair and appoints the many – usually unpaid – volunteers to jobs like representing the town on the solid waste district board. It’s not particularly glamorous or controversial. […]

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family's 'ray of sunshine'

Dr. Sandra Pinkham, 77, a cadmium researcher who was family’s ‘ray of sunshine’

Sandra M. Pinkham, M.D., died Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was 77. Dr. Pinkham was born on Jan. 14, 1942 to F. Rolf and Lillie (Westberg) Morral. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David A. Stewart. Mrs. Pinkham is survived by her husband Galen […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

Chester Planning Commission agenda for March 15

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Please note the special Friday night meeting. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 25th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified […]

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee agenda for March 14

The Grafton Water-Wastewater Committee Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Thursday, March 14 at the Meeting Room of the Grafton Highway Garage, 220 Tom Bell Road, off Fisher Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Presentation by various agencies and commission regarding water and wastewater issues 3. Public Comment 4. […]

Chester board notes historic moment

Chester board notes historic moment First time two women have served on select board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The reorganization meeting after each year’s select board election is seldom exciting unless you find the reappointment of the fence viewers and the weigher of coal to be riveting. But Wednesday night’s edition of the Chester Select Board was the exception. Shortly after the meeting began, board […]

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested yesterday for a November burglary in that town. John J. Fernandes, 34, was arrested by Vermont State Police in Cavendish late yesterday afternoon and charged with burglary and grand larceny of a home on Rt. 131 in November 2018. According to a VSP press release, […]

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Early this morning, a Vermont State Police trooper shot and wounded a Bellows Falls man who was the subject of a manhunt last night in Bellows Falls. John-Victor Wetherby – who is a suspect in an aggravated assault committed yesterday Friday, March 8 – was encountered by troopers and Bellows […]

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

A Bellows Falls man is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that took place earlier today, Friday, March 8, in addition to other charges. According to a Vermont State Police press release, John-Victor Wetherby, 33, was identified as a suspect in the assault which took place at about 1 p.m. on Hyde Street in […]

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

Andover Select Board agenda for March 11

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will on Monday, March 11 following the Board of Abatement meeting, which should end by 7 p.m. It will be held 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 […]

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC According to a press release from the company handling publicity for the bridge replacement, there will be a rolling roadblock in both directions on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham on Friday March 8. The road block will begin at about 8:30 and continue for 10-15 minutes […]