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Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

Chester man charged with kidnapping, sex assault

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police have arrested a 68-year-old Chester man and charged him with kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. According to police, on May 1, detectives with the VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop B East, received a report of a sexual assault that had occurred around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April […]

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries Police release names, continue investigating cause

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The passenger in Saturday’s motorcycle crash in Chester, Jennifer Reed, 44, of Ascutney, died of her injuries on Sunday night at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Chester Police have announced. Her husband, Charles Reed, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash. Both were wearing […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester Injured passenger flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock

Video of the DHART helicopter taking off with injured motorcycle passenger, shot by Shawn Cunningham. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One man is dead and his female passenger was seriously injured this afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Rt. 11 in Chester. According to Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud, […]

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

Sprinkler system sets off Fullerton Inn fire alarm

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters were called out to the Chester Green this evening for a fire alarm that luckily appeared to be just a sprinkler malfunction. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Chester Fire Department received a first alarm for the Fullerton Inn. On arrival they found that the sprinkler system […]

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM Classroom space still sought for k-1st graders after water damage closes school

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second water main leak at Chester-Andover Elementary School damaged carpeting and other items in two classrooms Monday morning, ensuring that the school’s reopening will be delayed “four to six weeks” even as administrators have set Thursday, Sept. 6 for classes to begin in alternate […]

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

Chester board OKs Yosemite as fire museum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Three and a half years after the Chester Historical Society said it could no longer afford to keep the Yosemite Fire House and more than two years since the town started legal action to pursue ownership of the building, the Chester Select Board accepted the vision statement […]

CAES playground construction begins

CAES playground construction begins New playset expected to be finished before school starts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a new playground for Chester- Andover Elementary School, with C. White and Son Construction raising the frame for a pavilion that will serve both as an outdoor classroom and a gathering spot for families using the new play equipment. On Thursday, Cory White […]

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At about 11:37 a.m. police received a call about a man laying down on the train tracks at Vermont Route 103, in the town of Cavendish. Scanner traffic at the time reported that construction workers had interacted with the man, who said he had been bird watching and one report […]

Chester begins first Master Plan projects

Chester begins first Master Plan projects Pocket park, small streetscaping projects under way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Some of the first, small projects envisioned in the extensive Village Center Master Plan are beginning to take shape around Chester with the installation of a small park, new streetscaping and beautification efforts on town land. Landscape architect Scott Wunderle  and Patrick Jarvis of Terrigenous have begun […]

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars

Police seek surveillance videos in thefts from cars Chester is latest to get hit in at least five communities

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nearly a dozen thefts from vehicles overnight in Chester, police are asking anyone with surveillance cameras along the streets where the crimes took place to contact them. This updates our article from this morning. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, a thief or thieves took […]

Vehicles along Main St. in Chester ransacked

Vehicles along Main St. in Chester ransacked

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late last night or early this morning, at least six vehicles, most parked in driveways along Main Street in Chester, were ransacked and possibly one house was entered, according to Chester Police. Sgt. Will Frank told The Telegraph this morning that the vehicles — trucks and cars along a long stretch […]

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns

Chester board hears sidewalk project concerns Mulls Yosemite use, owning Tomasso forest

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board held a “local concerns” hearing for the Depot Street sidewalk project, which will improve the walk from Town Hall to Bargfrede Road. The project is partially federally funded and such a hearing is a required part of the process. Dufresne Group engineer Naomi […]

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

Celebration of Life for Bill and Joanne Hale

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Wilbur “Bill” and Joanne Hale will celebrate their lives at the Andover Community Church, 928 Andover Road in Andover. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Heald Cemetery, on Heald Road off of East Hill Road in Andover. […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department seeking help in finding 20-year-old Brandon Adams-Smith. Adams-Smith was last seen in the Springfield area in early June. He has not been in contact with his family since the end of May 2018. Adams-Smith is approximately 6-feet to 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 150 to […]

Summer road work to begin in Londonderry

Summer road work to begin in Londonderry

By Neil B. Thorley © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC   In the next few weeks, several sections of road in Londonderry will be undergoing maintenance. The largest will be on the southern end of Thompsonburg Road entering South Londonderry. The resurfacing work will stretch from Old School Street to Cross Road and include the apron […]

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

Micro-storm knocks down trees, power lines

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A brief but powerful thunderstorm blew through southern Vermont yesterday leaving thousands without power and keeping local emergency responders and power crews busy for hours.  While the entire afternoon was windy and increasingly overcast, the actual storm – around 5 p.m. was over in just a few minutes. Kevin Beattie, […]