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Texas fugitive arrested in Andover

Texas fugitive arrested in Andover

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police and Chester Police on Friday assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in the arrest of James A. Jackson at a home on East Hill Road in Andover. According to media reports in Texas, on Aug. 10, 2016, Jackson was indicted by the Sabine County Grand Jury on […]

Regional police force stalls out for 'Mountain Towns'

Regional police force stalls out for ‘Mountain Towns’

CORRECTIONS: Jeanette Haight, Andover Town Clerk, has informed us that Andover actually pays $7,000 annually for five hours of policing a month. And also Al Peters was misidentified. He is the Andover Town Constable.   By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After two meetings this fall, members of area select boards and Londonderry’s […]

Bellows Falls woman arrested in theft of mail

Bellows Falls woman arrested in theft of mail

UPDATED INFORMATION – Dec. 5, 1:55 p.m. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are saying that they have arrested a Bellows Falls woman for larceny in alleged thefts from mailboxes and possession of a controlled substance. On Friday Dec. 2, at about 8:20 p.m. police received a complaint of a vehicle stopping at […]

Andover board wrestles with Act 46, addresses relationship with Chester institutions

Andover board wrestles with Act 46, addresses relationship with Chester institutions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Ahead of a public information session on the Act 46 school consolidation law, the Andover Select Board on Monday got an update on the progress of efforts to “study the advisability of forming a union school district” from school board member Joe Fromberger. Pointing to a 20 […]

Andover woman injured in crash on I-91

Andover woman injured in crash on I-91

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 34-year-old Andover woman was injured this afternoon after police say a drunken driver collided with her SUV on I-91. According to press release this evening from the Vermont State Police, at about 3 p.m. today, Erik Polite, 37 of Newport, Vt., was reportedly driving erratically on I-91 in the […]

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department was called out at about 7 a.m. this morning for a tree that had fallen from the hillside on Route 11 just west of Adams Road. According to Fire Department Capt. Ben Whalen, the tree was laying on the power lines, which were arcing. […]

Bock wins Democratic Primary in Windsor 3-1; victory in November seems assured

Bock wins Democratic Primary in Windsor 3-1; victory in November seems assured

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tom Bock sprinted to a victory over Melody Reed in the Democratic Primary for Vermont state representative from the Windsor 3-1 District, which includes Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield. Despite ballot counting glitches in Andover and Baltimore, by 9:30 p.m. it appeared that Bock […]

Truck closes Route 11 in midday accident

Truck closes Route 11 in midday accident

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about noon today, Wednesday, July 20, a concrete pumping truck traveling west on Route 11 in Londonderry ran off the highway, crashed into some trees and wound up half overturned in the ditch. The accident closed the road for the entire afternoon and remained closed at […]

Andover swears in new Clerk/Treasurer; recognizes volunteers' decades of service

Andover swears in new Clerk/Treasurer; recognizes volunteers’ decades of service

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, June 27 meeting, the Andover Select Board appointed Jeanette Haight to the posts of Town Clerk, Town Treasurer and Tax Collector to replace Linda Bargfrede who is retiring. (ON THE COVER: Bargfrede goes over documents with Haight.) Haight, who is an Andover native and […]

Schedule for Weston bridge closing

Schedule for Weston bridge closing

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC VTrans will shortly begin replacing bridge 98 in Weston which is located on Vermont Route 100 about a mile south of the intersection of Routes 155 and 100. Work is expected to begin on May 17 with alternating one lane traffic 24 hours a day. The Telegraph has reported on […]

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Sunday, April 3, Windham – A 55-inch flat screen television was taken in a burglary from a residence […]

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There will be a public forum on Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law, on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in Chester. A committee consisting of school board members, educators and the public have been studying the […]

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede announced on Monday night that she would be retiring from her post effective June 1. “You know I have been thinking about this for a while,” Bargfrede told the Andover Select Board.  ­For a number of reasons, I think this is the […]

Road work to impact driving around Andover, Londonderry, Weston this summer

Road work to impact driving around Andover, Londonderry, Weston this summer

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Residents of and visitors to Andover, Londonderry and Weston may find it slow going on the roads this summer in part, ironically, because of the mild winter that just ended.  The Vermont Department of Transportation and local municipalities may be rolling out a larger than usual number […]

Andover board accepts culvert bids, work to begin in summer

Andover board accepts culvert bids, work to begin in summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a brief meeting Monday night, the Andover Select Board accepted the low bids of Ameden Construction of Jamaica for three culvert projects to be started in June. Consulting engineer Everett Hammond pointed to the complexity of the culvert work done last year on Lowell Lake Road […]

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

Come out swinging: CAES parents, kids kick off ambitious plan for new playground

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group of parents, school staff and students have come together to begin working on a plan to replace Chester-Andover Elementary School’s well-worn 25-year-old playground known to generations simply as “The Structure.” The effort began several years ago when maintenance on the castle-like Structure began to get overwhelming […]

Andover Town Meeting addresses status as education tax 'sending town'

Andover Town Meeting addresses status as education tax ‘sending town’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The single longest discussion at Saturday’s Andover Town Meeting was for an article funding early education to the tune of $21,077. But it wasn’t the amount of the article that was at issue, but education funding in general. Gordon Payne rose to ask several questions about the […]

Vermont State Police incident log for Jan. 4 - Jan. 31, 2016

Vermont State Police incident log for Jan. 4 – Jan. 31, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Monday, Jan. 4, Londonderry – Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary on Landgrove Road in […]

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement of a box culvert will close the Andover-Weston Road at Simmonds Road for up to 30 days this summer, according to engineer Everett Hammond in a presentation to the Andover Select Board last night. The work is part of a culvert replacement project that will […]

Andover OKs Chester service MOU, finalizing full budget, then takes up a party issue

Andover OKs Chester service MOU, finalizing full budget, then takes up a party issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede, far left, and the Andover Select Board. Photo illustration by Chester Telegraph.  The Andover Select Board moved closer to a final budget for fiscal 2016/17  at its Monday, Jan. 11 meeting, and worked out a number of housekeeping items including […]