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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, […]

Chester Select Board adopts junk ordinance

Chester Select Board adopts junk ordinance Hopes for neighborly proding instead of enforcement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Agreeing that it was better to get something on the books and “tweak it later,” the Chester Select Board adopted a wide ranging ordinance to control the accumulation of junk on properties throughout the town. Although the ordinance was approved on a unanimous vote, many expressed concerns […]

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future

Chester board begins mulling Yosemite future Quarry Road resident posts warnings along public way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House finally settled with the Town of Chester, the Select Board turned, at its May 16 meeting, to the question of what to do with the 135-year-old structure. Town Manager David Pisha introduced the topic by noting that the physical […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties; <br>Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens fund to Village Center properties;
Derry Transfer Station to begin accepting textiles

Chester opens Development Fund to Village Center Changes approved by the Select Board last week to the Chester Development Fund Policy will allow for property owners located in the designated Village Center to apply for funds to improve their properties. They may apply for either a mini loan or a grant or a combination thereof […]

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

Crash snarls traffic, interrupts power in Andover

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A one-car crash just after noon today brought traffic to a standstill and knocked out power to a number of residents along Rt. 11 west of Stigers Road in Andover. A minivan traveling west on Rt. 11 left the road and struck a utility pole, snapping it […]

Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking

Chester junk ordinance to get more tweaking EMS bldg. panel sidesteps feasibility study for Pleasant St. site

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The proposed junk and junk vehicle ordinance,  which was presented in a “red-lined” version by town attorney Jim Carroll at the Chester Select Board’s April 4 meeting was back in a more readable version on May 2, but the discussion was much the same. Last September, a number […]

Lane open as workers clear Rt. 11 crash

Lane open as workers clear Rt. 11 crash 1:30 crash closes road for more than three hours

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A one car accident at about 1:30 p.m. shut down traffic on Rt. 11 at Andover Road in Chester for nearly four hours on Sunday afternoon. An unidentified driver sheared off a pole on the south side of Rt. 11 just across from Andover Road. According to […]

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent But new advert lists position only as 'full time'

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While about 40 people crowded into the Chester-Andover Elementary School library Monday night, around 400 others made their presence felt through a petition asking the Green Mountain Unified School District board to reopen the Cavendish Elementary principal search, changing the job from interim to permanent. In the end, […]

Chester water panel, Select Board agendas for May 2, 2018

Chester water panel, Select Board agendas for May 2, 2018

The Chester Water Commissioners, which is made up of the Chester Select Board, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. The Chester Water Commissioners 1. Public Comment 2. Set Water Rate 3. Adjourn Special […]

Chester board picks Dungeon bridge alternative

Chester board picks Dungeon bridge alternative Begins consideration of salvage yard ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board considered its options for replacing a failing culvert on Popple Dungeon Road and rejected the recommended alternative last Wednesday evening. The engineering firm VHB presented four alternatives for the project but recommended the one that would have closed Popple Dungeon from just west […]

Cavendish residents seek permanent principal

Cavendish residents seek permanent principal Petition open to Chester, Andover, Baltimore residents

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group of Cavendish residents are gathering signatures from Cavendish, Chester, Andover and Baltimore residents asking that Two Rivers Supervisory Union make the position of principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School permanent instead of interim. The online petition can be found here. On Monday, the group sent […]

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal 2 of 3 Cavendish reps vote no; board sends new budget to voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two of three Cavendish members voting “no,” the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on Tuesday night to hire Madeline Carlock — the sole remaining candidate — for the position of interim principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Also on the agenda was the consideration […]