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Derry moves to correct 'violations;' addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

Derry moves to correct ‘violations;’ addresses setbacks on Route 100 solar array

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Building safety issues were brought to the Londonderry Select Board’s attention at its March 15 meeting, when board chair Paul Gordon read aloud a resignation letter from Road Foreman Duane Hart. But calling them “violations” – as Hart did — may be too strong a statement, said board […]

Grafton residents to vote on using surplus to buy tractor

Grafton residents to vote on using surplus to buy tractor

By Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board Monday night decided to ask town voters to approve using funds from the town surplus to help pay for a new tractor and attachments that would help the town comply with Act 64, which was signed into law in summer of 2015 and is […]

UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

UDBs adopted, questions on procedure persist

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The battle over the adoption of Chester’s Unified Development Bylaws came to an end with the Select Board voting unanimously to approve the document as presented, but not without questions about the way a change in the number of public hearings was handled. Board member Dan Cote […]

Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

Chester board reverses course, will interview in private

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board reversed course last week, deciding to hold interviews for volunteer positions in secret, with one board member saying that the public should trust the board in this matter and another one indicating that executive sessions were necessary because  the public could not be […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Monday March 27, 2017

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. following two site visits. The first one is at 5 p.m. at 14 Cummings Road followed by one at 5:25 p.m. at 349 Pleasant St. Below is the […]

Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

Tools taken in Derry Transfer Station burglary

Sometime between closing on Monday afternoon and opening Tuesday morning, there was a burglary at the Londonderry Transfer Station at 7060 Route 100 in Londonderry. According to a press release, the Vermont State Police were contacted around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21 with a report of a break-in. The complainant told police that several […]

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Photos provided. Click any photo to launch gallery. For the third year in a row, Green Mountain cooking teams have brought home awards from the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition. The middle school team Turnip The Beet and a high school team The Skillet Takes brought home Local Lively awards, for […]

Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

Derry begins search for new board member, road foreman

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board, at a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15 accepted the resignations of  Select Board member Will Reed and Road Foreman Duane Hart, both of whom had tendered their resignations following Town Meeting the week before. The board also made Paul Gordon its chair and […]

One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

One adult, no students injured in early morning car-bus accident

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 7:30 this morning a car traveling on Missing Link Road in Rockingham ran into a Windsor North East Supervisory Union school bus causing damage to both vehicles and injuries to the driver of the car. The bus driver and the two students on the bus were uninjured, according […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for March 20, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Adopt Minutes: March 3, 2017, March 6, 2017 & March 7, 2017 4. Introduction of Select Board members 5. Highway Report: Tractor Bids 6. Appointments […]

Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

Londonderry Select Board meeting for Monday, March 20, 2017

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. Call meeting to order Additions or deletions to the agenda Minutes: a. Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2017 b. Approval of Special Board Meeting Minutes – […]

Missing woman found dead in Poultney

Missing woman found dead in Poultney

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A woman missing since March 3 has been found dead in a house in Poultney, according to the Vermont State Police. The body of Alexandra Rooker, 26, of Fair Haven,  was discovered at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 15 at the 1953 Morse Hollow Road residence of Wayne Oddo, […]

Nor'easter blankets region, closing shops, causing accidents

Nor’easter blankets region, closing shops, causing accidents

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Nor’easter that promised 18 inches of snow for New York has fizzled, but it’s keeping its promises to the New England coast … and Vermont. The snow started in most of the area around 6 a.m. Tuesday and by nightfall hadn’t let up since. See photo gallery below. At […]

Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 – Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, the Chester Select Board met in executive session with a Rutland attorney and decided to appeal conditions of the recent Act 250 permit that allows the town to build a new water tank but severely restricts where the town can extract gravel on the […]

Board member Reed, road chief Hart quit Derry government

Board member Reed, road chief Hart quit Derry government

By Bruce Frauman ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC In the wake of the Londonderry Town Meeting last week, two key government officials have resigned: Select Board member Will Reed, who was starting the second year of a two-year term, and Road Foreman Duane Hart. Reed offered this written statement to The Chester Telegraph: “There is a conflict […]

Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

Earle Everett Pinkham, 98, an avid book collector, reader of histories who loved his friends, family

Chester resident Earle Pinkham, 98, died at Springfield Hospital of a heart attack on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born on Dec. 2, 1918 to Earle Everett Pinkham Sr. and Aletha Florence Parrott in Lynn, Mass. Mr. Pinkham graduated from Lynn English High School in 1936 and attended Burdett Business College. A World War […]

Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch, 93, Chester native was devoted wife, mother and grandmother

OKEECHOBEE, FLA. Ginevra Goldthwaite Marsh Finch passed away March 10, 2017. She was born March 15, 1923 in Chester, Vt., to Percy and Rowena Goldthwaite. Mrs. Finch graduated from Stamford Hospital School of Nursing in Stamford, Conn,. in 1944 and she received her Bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College in New Castle, Del. In 1945, she […]

Our Nor'easter

Our Nor’easter

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC UPDATE 10:45 a.m. The Grafton Planning Commission meeting for tonight has been cancelled. UPDATE: 9 a.m. The Londonderry Town Offices will be closed today. So now we’re in for it. The many different weather forecasters’ models are coming together and it looks like a foot or more of the white […]

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 10-minute lip-synced video created by Green Mountain Union High caused a stir during Thursday night’s GMUHS Board of Directors meeting when one director criticized student use of school property and drew a line from it to the NECAP test scores from the junior class. Board member Hank […]

Police ask for help finding missing woman

Police ask for help finding missing woman

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Alexandra Rooker, 26, of Fair Haven. Rooker, 26, was last seen by friends in Poultney on Friday evening, March 3, 2017. Rooker’s family has not heard from her since March 2, 2017. She was reported missing to the Fair […]