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VSP seek 'armed and dangerous' fugitive

VSP seek ‘armed and dangerous’ fugitive

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are requesting assistance in apprehending Daniel Greenwood, age 41. Greenwood is wanted for escape from custody in Orleans County. Police have reports that Greenwood carries a firearm and is considered to be armed and dangerous. Greenwood’s prior cases involve possession of cocaine, three counts of violation of […]

Theft of shingles in Windham

Theft of shingles in Windham

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a theft of asphalt shingles from a home building site located on White Road in Windham. According to a police press release, the thieves were caught on camera entering the White Road site at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20. Approximately 12 bundles of […]

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

Governor seeks independent candidates to replace Olsen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Gov. Phil Scott announced yesterday that his office is seeking candidates interested in filling the house seat to be vacated by Oliver Olsen on Nov. 1. Olsen is an independent who began serving the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district with the death of Rick Hube in 2009. “I appreciate the […]

Public gets peek at Tomasso property

Public gets peek at Tomasso property

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC On a warm and sunny Saturday, upwards of 80 Chester residents — and a few dogs — took the New England Forestry Foundation up on its offer to show the public some of the 1,800 acres it hopes to buy and preserve if it can raise $3.5 million […]

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

More Markham Lane residents attend Weston board with runoff problems

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Seven residents of Weston’s Markham Lane showed up at the Weston Select Board meeting on Oct. 10 asking for more action on the excessive water run off on their street. In early September, Markham Lane residents Barbara Lloyd and Jenny Server brought the problem to the attention of […]

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

Derry Policing Committee asks to disband; Select Board to seek restitution in mural destruction

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing In a move that surprised the Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Oct. 16, the Policing Committee sent a letter announcing that it is seeking board permission to disband instead of taking on the more tasks, including of looking at speed limits, speed ordinances and safety signs in town. […]

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

Final presentations on Chester Master Plan

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester will present the results of its Village Center Master Plan, “Rediscovering Chester” on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to attend. Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 67 637 Rt. 103 South Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. NewsBank Conference […]

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Oct. 23, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, for its public hearing following a 5:15 p.m. site visit at the Egan residence, 157 Green Mountain Turnpike. Below is its agenda. Town of Chester 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review Minutes from Oct. 9 public hearing 3) Waiver request application (# […]

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

Chester Hearse House Museum to open Oct. 28

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a three-year renovation, Chester’s new Hearse House Museum will open to the public at 3 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 28. Visitors will be able to see Chester’s last horse-drawn hearse, its historic “house” that was saved from demolition then rehabilitated, and the new mini-museum created inside that features information about […]

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Rep. Olsen announces resignation from State House; Town Clerk Pajala throws hat in ring

Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Rep. Oliver Olsen of South Londonderry announced Sunday night that he will resign his office by January 2018. And this morning, Londonderry Town Clerk Kelly MacLaury- Pajala announced that she will submit her name to be considered for the job of filling out the remainder of his […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Oct. 16, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 18, 2017

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from Sept. 27, 2017 Select Board Meeting, Oct. 4, 2017 Select Board Meeting and Oct. 11, 2017 Special Select Board Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. […]

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

Chester board agrees to sell land to Sandri, gas pumps stay in front

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a reversal of the plan presented to the board on Aug. 16, Michael Behn of Sandri said his company will not move its pumps to the westside of the existing Sunoco station and add a canopy. Even so, the Chester Select Board voted 4-1 on Wednesday […]

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

Chester awarded $800,000 sidewalk grant for Depot Street

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester has announced that it has been awarded $800,000 for an extensive sidewalk project that will be the first large-scale result of the recently completed Village Center Master Plan. According to Executive Assistant Julie Hance,  VTrans’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Program awarded the grant that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

Grafton Select Board agenda for Oct. 16, 2017

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 at Grafton Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Adopt Minutes: October 2, 2017 3. Highway Report 4. Randy Bronson, VEM/VT Alert 5. Ed Bank/Act 46 Consolidation 6. Delinquent Tax Sales 7. Approval of VLCT Onsite […]

Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

Chester board hears ambulance down a person; discusses renovations of Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The most closely followed topic at last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting was not on the agenda, as Water Superintendent Jeff Holden explained what had happened during hydrant replacement that necessitated a boil water order. See Telegraph coverage of his remarks here. The board also heard a […]

Road access issue stalls Jack's Diner hearing

Road access issue stalls Jack’s Diner hearing

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The conditional use application for Jack’s Diner had its third but not quite final meeting before the Chester Development Review Board on Monday night. Attorney Amanda George told the board that the approval her client, Jacques Dodier, was expecting from the Agency of Transportation had not come […]

State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

State Police ask for help with road rage assault on I-91

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just after noon today, a woman went to the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster to file a complaint about a road rage incident. The woman told police that a man driving a silver or gray Subaru Outback with Vermont plates got out of his vehicle on the off-ramp of […]

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

Brown charged in Derry mural destruction

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police today arrested Ed Brown and cited him with unlawful mischief for painting over a mural on a retaining wall on Route 11 near Route 100 at the turn to Weston. Police say that on the afternoon of Sept. 11 they received a complaint of vandalism of the […]

I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

I-91 re-opened after crash, one seriously injured

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A collision between a tractor trailer and a recreational vehicle injured one man seriously and caused long traffic delays on I-91 just north of the Rockingham bridge late this afternoon. The road was down to one lane through the accident area for several hours this evening but the road is […]