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GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils

GM, Baptist Church to host CAES pupils CAES After School Program moved to Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Chester-Andover Elementary School building out of commission for what might be an extended period due to water damage, administrators have announced the steps they are taking to begin school on Thursday. The official start of school was last Wednesday. Grades 2 – 6 will be using rooms at […]

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

Cavendish home heavily damaged in morning fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than a dozen fire departments responded to fight a house fire on Rt. 131 this morning in Cavendish. At around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Cavendish and Proctorsville fire departments were called to 997 Main St. in Cavendish for a building that was fully involved in fire. According […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 5, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 1, 2018 Selectboard Meeting and August 1, 2018 Executive Sessions 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Dean, Jewett ROW across Loomis Property 5. Appraisal Update; […]

River testing results for southeastern Vermont

River testing results for southeastern Vermont Volunteers test Williams, West rivers for E. coli levels

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance and the Chester Conservation Committee have coordinated the collection of water samples at eight sites on the Williams River this summer. Starting at the end of June, volunteers Susan Brace, Jill Bruning, Heather Chase, Hannah Fleming, Ian Kehoe, Diane Holme, John Holme, Frank Kelley, Miriam MacDonald, Cathy Milhaly and Wendy […]

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Webb, 84, grew up at Wilderness Camps

Robert Howard Webb of Lincoln, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y., died August 23, 2018 of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Mr. Webb was born on Oct. 17, 1934 to Kenneth and Susan Webb, founders of the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vt.  He spent his childhood exploring the woods and trails of the Green Mountains, […]

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM

CAES 2nd-6th graders to temporarily move to GM Classroom space still sought for k-1st graders after water damage closes school

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second water main leak at Chester-Andover Elementary School damaged carpeting and other items in two classrooms Monday morning, ensuring that the school’s reopening will be delayed “four to six weeks” even as administrators have set Thursday, Sept. 6 for classes to begin in alternate […]

4 arrested in damage to Tater Hill Golf Course

4 arrested in damage to Tater Hill Golf Course Charges include DUI, burglary, unlawful mischief, possession of stolen property

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Four area men between the ages of 18 and 20 were arrested early this morning on a variety of charges in an overnight burglary at the Tater Hill Golf Course in Windham. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers got a report that […]

<center><strong>2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival</center></strong>

2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 44th year, the Chester Fall Festival is weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There is no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 […]

Water line break at CAES may delay opening

Water line break at CAES may delay opening School Year's Eve, playground dedication also up in the air

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A water main break at Chester-Andover Elementary School this morning may delay the school’s opening on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and waylay Tuesday’s School Year’s Eve plans and the dedication of its new playground. Around 6:30 this morning, just six days from the start of school, school Facilities Director […]

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system

Derry board mulls upgraded water, sewer system Energy Amendment to Town Plan ready for reading

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Planning Commission member Larry Gubb spoke extensively with the Londonderry Select Board on Monday about problems that community members — especially businesses — are expected to face in light of state regulations that require more physical distance between water sources and sewer systems. The commission, he said, did […]

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

Weston Board ponders future ash borer impact

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Select Board member Jim Linville said during the Tuesday, Aug. 14 board meeting that it should be ready on Town Meeting Day in March 2019 to make a presentation on the threat of the emerald ash borer to the town’s ash trees. “The earlier we start this […]

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATED: Driver seriously injured in accident that shuts 103

UPDATE: In an afternoon press release, Vermont State Police have identified the drivers involved in this morning’s crash. The driver of the 2008 Mazda 3 sedan was Kaziah M. White, 26, of Sunapee, N.H.  White sustained “massive injury” to his left arm and  bilateral femur breaks as well as cuts and bruising” and is listed […]

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

Westminster man shoots self; police search for second man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Westminster man shot himself Thursday night as Vermont State Police responded to a 911 call from the home where he was located. According to a VSP press release, dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an argument at 311 Kimball Hill Road North in Westminster at about 10:30 p.m. on […]

UPDATE: Police search for suspicious man

UPDATE: Police search for suspicious man Tried to lure Grafton girl into car this morning

*UPDATE* On 08/17/2018 Vermont State Police announced on Saturday that with the assistance of local residents they were able to locate and identify the male subject involved in this incident. It was determined the male had no criminal intentions and there is no risk to the public. © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police […]

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

Police look to ID photo in car thefts probe

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate car burglaries in the area. Troopers have asked the public to help identify the man in these photos in connection with thefts from vehicles in the Saxtons River area. If you know the identity of the man or have information about the […]

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board on Monday, Aug. 13 was a mix of town business-as-usual and a lengthy agenda item regarding the proposal of a special ordinance for Tierney Road by opponents of the proposed quarry. A number of Tierney Road residents attended the meeting. […]

Progress on Derry energy plan

Progress on Derry energy plan Traffic panel clarifies advisory position with board

By Bruce Frauman © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Planning Commission chair Sharon Crossman told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Aug. 6 that the Enhanced Energy portion of the Town Plan is moving through the pipeline toward a vote by town residents. The document, written by the Londonderry Energy Committee with the help of the […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 20

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 20

The Planning Commission for the town of Chester will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review minutes from June 21st and August 6th meetings 2) Citizen comments 3) Review Town Plan chapter 6 (Energy) with Jason Rasmussen with Regional Planning Commission 4) […]

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry Gordon Sr., 87, a tireless worker till the end

Harry L. Gordon Sr. went home to glory Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2018, very peacefully, surrounded by family. He was 87. Mr. Gordon was born on Jan. 7, 1931 at home in Simonsville to Merrill James Gordon and Anna Simpson Gordon. His father worked with traveling logging crews and so, as a young boy, Mr. […]