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Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for July 23, 2018

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 23 immediately following the Board of Abatement hearing. It will meet at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes […]

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings

Derry residents seek action on decrepit buildings Safety, property values cited as board asked to intervene

CORRECTION: The board agreed with Lister Sandra Clark’s suggestion to waive the penalty for late filers of homestead declarations this year since the list is very small. By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eleven residents of Middletown Road and Parsons Lane crowded into the Londonderry Select Board room on Monday evening to ask for […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

Chester DRB agenda for July 23, 2018

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the July 9th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application ( # 526) by Scott & Leslie Blair 4) Conditional Use application […]

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

Weston board lowers tax rate slightly; mulls future of Wilder Memorial Library

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 10 set the tax rate at $2.0607 for homesteads and $2.1706 for non-residential property, less than last year’s rates. Board Chair Denis Benson said the total revenue is expected to be $1.979 million. Last year’s rates were $2.0807 for homestead and […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

Chester Select Board agenda for July 18, 2018

The Chester Select Board will meet a 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 3, 2018 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Update on Wheels in the Field Event; Lee Whiting 5. Library Operations Update 6. Local […]

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

Chester Select Board sets tax rates, gets EMS building report

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its July 3 special meeting, the Chester Select Board set the non-residential tax rate at $2.0580 per $100 of assessed value and the residential rate at $1.9493. Last year’s rates were $1.9793 and $1.9274 respectively. (The 2016 rates were $2.0182 and $1.9545.) The rates represent an […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

The weather was perfect for the Londonderry 4th of July Parade, which was held on Saturday, July 7. It was not to hot and not too muggy. The sun shone bright, but it didn’t brow beat the hundreds of spectators and participants. A light breeze blew every so often. But it only refreshed. It didn’t […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

Chester Police seek help finding missing man

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department seeking help in finding 20-year-old Brandon Adams-Smith. Adams-Smith was last seen in the Springfield area in early June. He has not been in contact with his family since the end of May 2018. Adams-Smith is approximately 6-feet to 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 150 to […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

Andover Select Board agenda for July 9, 2018

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Town Office, 953 Weston-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 June 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 minutes […]

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office

Derry board OKs generator for Town Office Will allow building to be used as Emergency Operations HQ

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After meeting in executive session for an hour with Steve Twitchell to conduct his employee review, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday took only half an hour to take care of business. The Brookfield Service bid of $26,485 to install a 50kW generator was accepted by the board […]

Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

Andover board OKs auto repair shop to sell cars

By Neil Thorley ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, June 25, the Andover Select Board voted to allow Charlie Abbott and Sean Johnson to sell used automobiles at their auto repair business, The Garage, which they plan to open at the former B&B Repair Services, at 3009 Simonsville Road (Route 11). Abbott and Johnson had […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

Chester Select Board special meeting for July 3, 2018

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the June 6, 2018 Select Board meeting and the June 18, 2018 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen’s Comments 3. Old Business 4. Set Tax Rate […]

I-91 rolling road block schedule through 7/3

I-91 rolling road block schedule through 7/3

© 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 29, 2018. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION […]

Perkinsville woman killed in I-91 crash

Perkinsville woman killed in I-91 crash

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Perkinsville woman was killed this morning when a truck traveling south on I-91 crossed the median and hit her car head-on. Laura McNaughton, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Exit 9 in the town of Hartland, according to a Vermont State Police press release. […]

High speed chase ends with VSP cruiser damaged

High speed chase ends with VSP cruiser damaged Pursuit crosses into Massachusetts before ending in arrest

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A high speed pursuit of a stolen car that stretched from Putney, Vt., to Deerfield, Mass., yesterday ended with the driver bailing out and the vehicle crashing into a Vermont State Police cruiser. According to a VSP press release, at about 5:45 p.m. troopers tried to stop a 2009 black […]

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 […]