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Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

Derry man charged in theft from prayer house

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been charged in a Jamaica burglary while Vermont State Police try to identify an accomplice. Timothy Slade, 27 of Londonderry, was arrested on Saturday by Vermont State Police and charged with petit larceny, unlawful mischief and possession of burglary tools. According to a VSP press release, […]

Derry board OKs engineering study on Williams Dam

Derry board OKs engineering study on Williams Dam

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to allow Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie to pursue an Advanced Assistance Funding grant to pay for an engineering study of the Williams Dam, which sits beneath the bridge on Route 11 near 100. Beattie referred to a 2015 Department of […]

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

As Weston board wrestles with building upgrades, it votes down designated committee

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Board member Ann Fuji’i was unable to convince fellow board members during their Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting that they should establish a committee to manage town buildings. Fuji’i argued that a standing committee that meets as needed could help oversee replacing the Town Office building’s oil burning […]

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

Margaret Rowe, 77, was a constant learner

HOLLIS, N.H. Margaret M. “Margie” Rowe, 77, resident of Hollis, N.H., died on Oct. 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1941, a daughter of John T. Patterson Sr. and Margaret (McDonough) Patterson. Mrs. Rowe was raised and educated in Dracut, Mass., and graduated from Dracut […]

Derry Town Admin Nied leaving post after year

Derry Town Admin Nied leaving post after year

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Town Administrator Robert Nied, who also has served as  zoning administrator, has resigned his positions effective Nov. 5, after just one year on the job. He was hired by the board in early October of 2017 and began working full-time in November 2017 in the combined rolls […]

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont. VTrans is in the process of updating the Vermont Aviation System Plan, which will guide the development of Vermont’s public-use airports over the next 20 years. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 17, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the October 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and October 3, 2018 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Snowmobile Club Request 5. Yosemite […]

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

Saxtons River collaborative hosts resiliency forum

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, a group of residents and town officials from within the watershed, will host the “Resilient Roads Community Forum” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23,  in the Saxtons River Elementary School gymnasium, 15 School St. The event will host the road foremen from the towns within the Saxtons […]

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been cited in connection with an attempted burglary on Thompsonburg Road  in South Londonderry. According to a press release, on Wednesday morning the Vermont State Police were notified of an attempted burglary at a home on Thompsonburg Road. Troopers investigated and determined that Timothy Slade, 27, […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda

Chester Planning Commission agenda

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from October 1, 2018 (5 minutes). 2) Citizen Comments (5 minutes) 3) Finalize Town Plan amendments and Reporting Form (10 minutes) 4) Review of Bylaw proposed district boundaries and uses […]

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

Burglary in Saxtons River brings total to six

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Another burglary on Sunday morning in Saxtons River brings the total to six, according to the Vermont State Police. Police have added a burglary on Pleasant Street in Saxtons River to those reported on Burk Hill and Main, Hatfield and Grove streets in the early morning hours of Sunday Oct. […]

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred overnight on Grove Street, Burk Hill Road and Main Street in Saxtons River. In two cases burglars entered houses through unlocked doors and stole purses and a wallet.  In another case, the burglars entered the house through an […]

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

VSP seeks info in attempted Saxtons River break-in

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police were summoned to Saxtons River early this morning for the attempted burglary of a house while its occupants were at home. Police say that just before 4 a.m., they received a call from the owners of a home on Hatfield Street in Saxtons River saying that […]

NY State accuses Cavendish man of 'terroristic threats'

NY State accuses Cavendish man of ‘terroristic threats’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested today on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York State and was arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court on felony charges of making “terroristic threats.” Michael Mills, 32, appeared before Judge Timothy Tomasi and waived an extradition hearing saying, “I’m […]

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Thursday morning jury drawing in preparation for the trial of Ryan Stocker, 19, of Chester, on two counts of sexual assault is off as Windsor County State’s Attorney Heidi Remick and defense attorney Melvin Fink agreed to a delay in the cases for more depositions. A […]

Derry board OKs Energy chapter, moves to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

Derry board OKs Energy chapter, moves to update Hazard Mitigation Plan

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With no discussion, the Londonderry Select Board approved the Energy Amendment to the Town Plan at its Monday, Oct. 1 meeting. Board member Tom Cavanagh said he believed “we have had a lot of discussion about it with the support of the Windham Regional Commission.” Board member Bob […]

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children's Shop

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children’s Shop While 33-year business partnership comes to an end, a longer friendship continues

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than 30 years in business, through changing times and tastes, Diane Stocker and Cheryl LeClair, who have kept area children fashionably dressed and local tables and special occasions in bloom, are retiring. Sometime in mid-October, the Village Children’s Shop and Chester Flowers, at 145 S. Main. […]

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Saturday morning crash and the resulting fire knocked down one of Chester’s new radar speed signs and severely damaged a large tree on North Street in the Stone Village. According to Chester Police Detective Andrew Brothers, John Fernandes, 33 was driving south on Route 103 near […]

VSP seek leads into Compass School burglary

VSP seek leads into Compass School burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last weekend, someone stole about $4,000 worth of items from the Compass School in Westminster. According to a Vermont State Police press release, the theft was reported on Monday Sept. 24 and included iMac desktop computers and guitars. It appears that the items were taken between Sept. 19 and Sept. […]