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Weston board OKs funds for walk/ride study

Weston board OKs funds for walk/ride study Of $6,000 portion, some is expected to come from businesses

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board chair Denis Benson signed an agreement between the Town of Weston and the Windham Regional Commission for a scoping study despite his reservations that the town would be liable for a full $6,000, which is 20 percent of the full cost of the study. Planning […]

No candidate for one Chester Select Board seat

No candidate for one Chester Select Board seat Hopefuls also lacking for nine other positions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Select Board member Dan Cote, serving a three-year term, apparently is not running again, but incumbent member Lee Gustafson, who has served two one-year terms, is running for that three-year term. And Ben Whalen is seeking re-election to a one-year term. However, by deadline at 5 […]

After 20 years of feeding kids, Jack Carroll to hang up his apron

After 20 years of feeding kids, Jack Carroll to hang up his apron

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When Jack Carroll, class of 1969, joined a walkout at Chester High School, marching to the Green to encourage the town to pass the bond to build Green Mountain High, he could scarcely imagine he would later spend 20 years running the school cafeteria in the proposed […]

Sunderland woman killed in Derry crash

Sunderland woman killed in Derry crash

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Sunderland woman was killed and a small child was seriously injured this afternoon when the woman’s car collided with a pickup truck on Rt. 11 near Little Pond Road in Londonderry. According to a Vermont State Police press release, just before 3 p.m. Darryl J. Davis, 58, was traveling west […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 4

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 4

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its public meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Jan. 26 Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are seeking information from the public about a theft in Cavendish in the past few days. According to a VSP press release, sometime between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 someone entered a garage on Peaceful Valley Road in Cavendish and stole a Lincoln welder and a steel […]

O'Keefe seeks direction on Williams Dam

O’Keefe seeks direction on Williams Dam Treasurer addresses changes to proposed budget

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The fate of the Williams Dam was the first topic brought up when Londonderry Town and Zoning Administrator Shane O’Keefe asked the Select Board on Jan. 21 to give him some guidance for the next six months to two years. Board member George Mora asked O’Keefe to help […]

Prison guard charged in sex complaint by inmate

Prison guard charged in sex complaint by inmate

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Following a five week investigation, the Vermont State Police today arrested a corrections officer at the Southern State facility in Springfield and charged him with lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual exploitation of an inmate. According to a VSP press release, on Dec. 17 the Department of Corrections informed police […]

Police investigate overnight burglary in Londonderry

Police investigate overnight burglary in Londonderry

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that took place overnight in Londonderry. At 8:42 a.m. this morning police received the report of a burglary at West River Auto located to the rear of the Mountain Marketplace. Troopers found that during the night, a burglar or burglars forced their way […]

Holyoke men arrested in Home Depot theft

Holyoke men arrested in Home Depot theft Stopped by VSP for speeding in Rockingham

Two Holyoke, Mass., men are in custody this morning on felony charges of possession of property stolen from the Home Depot store in Keene, N.H., according to Vermont State Police who continue to investigate other thefts. According to a VSP press release, Jose Hernandez, 53, and Joseph Barnoski, 32, were stopped by police for speeding […]

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

The Chester-Andover Family Center will not open today due to weather delaying the “Half off everything” sale. The sale will be on again Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Family Center is located at 908 VT Route 103 South, in Chester. For further information call […]

Open posts in Chester as Town Meeting approaches

Open posts in Chester as Town Meeting approaches

© Telegraph Publishing LLC On March 5, 2019, Chester voters will have the opportunity to chose people to represent them in town government and on the school board. Anyone interested in serving in an elected office will need to petition to have his or her name put on the ballot. Petition forms for the positions […]

Chester Board OKs sending budget to voters

Chester Board OKs sending budget to voters $4.059 million plan would add 1.25 cents to property tax rate

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With little fanfare and one dissenting vote, the Chester Select Board approved sending the 2019 general fund budget, with a $49,767  increase over last year, to the voters on Monday, March 4. The $4.059 million budget requires a tax increase of 1.25 cents per hundred of assessed value […]

S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

S. Vermont treated to cold, clear lunar eclipse

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The skies were clear; the temperatures hovered between frigid and unbearable. So only the stalwart dared view the only total lunar eclipse for 2019. Around 10:33  p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, the Blood Moon eclipse began, when the Moon began passing through Earth’s shadow. The Moon was in total eclipse for […]

As storm closes in, towns urge caution

As storm closes in, towns urge caution Here's some hints and phone numbers you should have

Emergency management officials around the area are warning everyone that this weekend winter storm, which will start Saturday evening, could deliver 1 to 2 feet of snow, and bitter weather of as low as 20 below. This will be an especially difficult weekend since it’s also the national holiday  in honor of Martin Luther King […]

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed 'history nut'

Bernard Crosier, 96, retired journalist, self-proclaimed ‘history nut’

Bernard H. Crosier 96, died on Friday Jan. 4, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born on Nov. 25, 1922 in Wilmington, Vt., the son of Alonzo and Lila (Upton) Crosier, the fourth of their eight children. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1941 and from the […]

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam

Derry continues to mull future of Williams Dam Changes made to draft Town Warning

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of the Williams Dam in Londonderry continues to be a topic of concern for town residents and officials. At the Jan. 7 Select Board meeting, Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie said that a grant to study the effects of a breech of Williams Dam is off […]

Ryan Stocker arraigned on two new charges

Ryan Stocker arraigned on two new charges Recordings of prison phone calls led police to 4th victim

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Authorities have added two new felony charges and a fourth victim to the cases against Ryan Stocker of Chester. Stocker, 20, was arrested on Thursday and arraigned this afternoon in Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division in White River Junction. Stocker was first charged as […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners & Special Select Board meetings for Jan. 16

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Following that meeting, the Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting. Below are the agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Water & Sewer Budgets 3. Adjourn Chester Select […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from December 10th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]