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Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will conduct a site visit at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at 46 & 60 Route 103. At 6 p.m., the DRB will conduct its hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Review minutes from Nov. 13th and Nov. 27th […]

Weston's property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

Weston’s property tax collecting policy under scrutiny

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Changes to Weston’s property tax-collecting policy could be on the horizon, after one resident caused an uproar recently by paying part of a late fee with four thousand pennies. That resident, David Johnson, now wants to petition to ask town voters to approve establishing a grace period and […]

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Board of Directors of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., will meet at the library at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: II. Approval of CAES Agenda-Additions and Deletions III. Approval of Minutes: a. Minutes of November 13, 2017-Regular Meeting IV.Communications: a. Written/Oral; b. Public Comments; […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Dec. 4, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

System glitch downs VTel internet for 90 minutes this morning

System glitch downs VTel internet for 90 minutes this morning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Computer cards that control large internet routers for Vermont Telephone Co. failed this morning, shutting down internet access for customers in large portions of the company’s coverage area for up to 90 minutes. VTel covers Vermont communities from Saxtons River to Killington, including Grafton and Chester. “It […]

Dec. 6: Chester Select Board meeting to follow Popple Dungeon culvert public meeting

Dec. 6: Chester Select Board meeting to follow Popple Dungeon culvert public meeting

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, a public meeting will be held to gather input on the large culvert replacement on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester. The meeting will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed immediately by the Select Board meeting, which is called a “special” meeting […]

Andrew 'Andy' Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew ‘Andy’ Baldwin, 60, fine homebuilder who loved the outdoors

Andrew “Andy” E. Baldwin, 60, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1957 in Indianapolis, Ind., the third of seven children of Fred and Janet Baldwin, former residents of Chester. After growing up in Orange, Conn., he relocated […]

Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

Police: Substance found at retirement community is ricin poison, FBI investigating

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, first responders were called to the Wake Robin retirement community Shelburne, for a possible exposure to the poison ricin. The substance did test positive in the field, results that were later confirmed in a test by the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory completed early this morning. […]

Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

Court hears motions in Chester/Ludlow sex assault cases

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION A Windsor County criminal court judge heard motions on Tuesday regarding taking  depositions in the sexual assault cases against Chester teenager Ryan Stocker. In June, Stocker was charged with two counts of sexual assault in connection with incidents that happened in May 2017 and […]

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Derry addresses emergency planning, coordination

Residents of Londonderry are invited to a followup meeting in early January to discuss emergency planning and coordination in the town. In early November, Londonderry Emergency Management, the Mighty Londonderry Community Resilience Organization and Vermont Emergency Management had conducted a tabletop exercise focusing on responding to and recovering from a crisis situation. In this case, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 27, 2017

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 27, 2017

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at Town Office, 953 Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from Nov. 13 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

Derry board to ask for compensation in mural destruction; zoning enforcement to be stepped up

By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday voted to propose to the Brattleboro Community Justice Center that restaurateur Ed Brown make a $3,000 contribution to a fund for the wall that he painted over back in September. Brown had said he painted over a mural, on the Route 11 […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., following a 5:15 p.m. site visit to 288 Depot St. Below is its agenda. 1) Comments from citizens 2) Final Plat review for Chester Lands LLC 3) Boundary Line Adjustment application (#514) by Nancy & […]

Volunteers light up Chester Green, prepare to kick off 32nd Overture

Volunteers light up Chester Green, prepare to kick off 32nd Overture

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Aband of volunteers braved a chilly, windy morning on Saturday to install Christmas lights on the Chester Green in anticipation of the 32nd edition of Chester’s Overture to Christmas. Led by Chris Meyer, one group unpacked, unspooled and, in some cases, untangled thousands of feet of LED strings while another […]

Chester water rate hiked; bond plan to include road compactorState looks at possible wetlands; Yosemite Fire House nears last hurdle

Chester water rate hiked; bond plan to include road compactor
State looks at possible wetlands; Yosemite Fire House nears last hurdle

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A mercifully short Chester Select Board meeting was made all the more remarkable on Wednesday, Nov. 15 by the fact that it was two meetings. Before its regular, third-Wednesday-of-the-month session, the board convened a quick meeting of the Chester Water Commission to raise the equivalent unit rate […]

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, of Chester, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Springfield  Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Carleton was born on Feb. 5, 1950 to Phyllis I. and Otto E. Weber. She was a member of the Chester American Legion Auxiliary for 16 years as well as […]

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An $867 late fee for property taxes caused two very different reactions that were aired at the Nov. 14 Weston Select Board meeting. Steve Johnson said he mixed up the deadline to pay his taxes and arrived  at 8 a.m. on the day after they were due. […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule - Special Caution

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Special Caution

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun 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 Nov. 20, 2017. NOTE: MOTORISTS PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THRU THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE AS THERE MAY BE DELAYS […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]