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South Derry man killed by felled tree

South Derry man killed by felled tree

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A South Londonderry man died in what police say was a mishap outside his home between Sunday morning and Monday morning. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Francis J. Hallahan, 69, of Winhall Hollow Road, was found by a neighbor on Monday morning. The neighbor called 911, at […]

Weston Select Board agenda for June 26, 2018

Weston Select Board agenda for June 26, 2018

The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Review and Approve Minutes: 4. Budget & Comparison: 5. SO #14 Payroll, SO #14 Vendors: 6. Committee Reports: 7. New […]

Newfane school goes into lockdown

Newfane school goes into lockdown VSP says man outside was disorderly, action a precaution

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two Londonderry residents were arrested last Wednesday in an incident that caused the lockdown of Newbrook Elementary School in Newfane. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 9:15 a.m. Felicia Woodruff, 30, of Londonderry was attending a meeting at the school.  She became upset and left the […]

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 […]

I-91 rolling roadblocks continue into weekends

I-91 rolling roadblocks continue into weekends Times and durations may vary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation is 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 June 25, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Chester DRB agenda for June 25, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for June 25, 2018

The Chester Development Review Board will meet for two site visits beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday June 25, followed by its public meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda: 5 p.m. site visit: 166 North St. 5:25 p.m. site visit: 96 South Main St. 1) Review draft […]

Fuel truck hits guardrail to avoid oversize load

Fuel truck hits guardrail to avoid oversize load

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A fuel oil truck trying to avoid an oversize load on Route 30 in Jamaica ended up crashing into a guardrail on Monday morning. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Malcolm L. Clough, 43, of South Londonderry, was traveling north near the intersection of Ball Mountain Lane when […]

Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren Pullman, 62, cherished her grandchildren

Lauren S. Pullman, 62, died, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 unexpectedly at her home. She was born July 31, 1955 in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (Kurtzweil) Pullman. At the age of 6, her family moved to Cape Cod. Ms. Pullman graduated from Fall River High School and went on to earn her […]

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, […]

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

Weston to consider walk/bikeway along Rt. 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After much discussion, the Weston Select Board last Tuesday night approved a plan to begin looking at creating a walk/bikeway along Route 100 roughly between the new Walker Farm theater and the Inn at Weston. The Weston Planning Commission would apply for a grant for the Windham Regional […]

Police track down 'snorting' truck driver

Police track down ‘snorting’ truck driver

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone listening to a police scanner this morning had to do an aural double take at one Vermont State Police “BOL.” At about 10:30 a.m. Monday dispatchers issued a “be on the lookout” for a rental box truck on I-91 southbound. That was not unusual in itself, […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 18

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: June 4, 2018 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report: Highway issues Municipal Road General Permit – Grafton NOI completed, to be […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

Special Chester Select Board meeting June 18

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting  at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Snowmobile Request to Perform Trail Work on Wymans Falls Road 3. Adjourn

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie Costello Mansur, 85, as always cheerful

Lila Marie (Costello)  Mansur, 85, of Weston, died on June 16, 2018 at the Springfield Rehab Center in Springfield. Mrs. Mansur was born on May 22, 1933 to James and Vivien (Tatro) Costello of Springfield.  She graduated from Springfield High School in 1951, and on July 14, 1951 she married the love her life, Calvin […]

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

Cavendish board pushed to establish zoning

** CLARIFICATION: Kristin Kelly, a spokeswoman for GMP, told The Chester Telegraph that the line they are constructing is 1,620 feet and that Act 250 would only be triggered above 2,178.  In quotes that were omitted from the article below, she added that the owner of the property had made a routine request for power […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

Death of Ludlow infant ruled homicide

The death of a Ludlow infant on Jan. 11 has been ruled a homicide, according to the Vermont State Police. On Jan. 11, 2018, Vermont State Police said that they were called to assist the Ludlow Police Department with the investigation of the death of 11-month-old Karsen Rickert, the son of Abigail Wood and Nicholas […]

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 […]

Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan

Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan Car sales proposal stymies Route 11 business project

By Neil B. Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Andover Select Board adopted an Enhanced Energy Plan presented by Joe Fromberger, who sits on the Andover Zoning Board of Adjustment, during Monday’s meeting. The Enhanced Energy Plan now becomes part of the Andover Town Plan, which still has to be approved by the voters. Fromberger […]

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting Defers spending approval, Powden evaluation for new board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its last meeting before disbanding, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee on Thursday declined to approve a number of administration requests including TRSU job descriptions, a curriculum management program and other purchases totaling $130,000 – one of which had been removed from the SU budget […]