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  • Chester Police Sgt. Mark Phelps dies

    Chester Police Sgt. Mark Phelps dies

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department announced this morning that Sgt. Mark Phelps has died. In a message this morning, Chief Richard Cloud wrote: “It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts; Chester Police Department announces the death of Sergeant Mark Phelps. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers in […]

  • Tomasso property back on market after forestry foundation option lapses

    Tomasso property back on market after forestry foundation option lapses

    Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 1,800-acre property in Chester that was the focus of so much attention and excitement as a possible “community forest” that would offer a number of recreational opportunities including hiking, mountain biking and expanded snowmobiling in addition to hunting and fishing is back on the market. Robert Perschel, […]

  • Missing Chester man found dead

    Missing Chester man found dead

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Chester man who was last seen on Oct. 24 was found dead in the woods off  Green Mountain Turnpike on Saturday Dec. 9. According to Chester Police, the body of David MacTavish, who is also known as David “Milo” Mills, 54, was found by a hunter […]

  • First snow crashes keep police busy overnight

    First snow crashes keep police busy overnight

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The first accumulating snow of the season in this southern Vermont area brought a large crop of motor vehicle accidents, keeping police and towing companies busy into the wee hours. According to the Vermont State Police, troopers from the Westminster barracks responded to more than 35 crashes between 4 p.m. […]

  • 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. 11, 2017. I-91 NORTHBOUND & SOUTHBOUND ARE REDUCED TO ONE LANE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE. I-91 NORTHBOUND MOTORISTS […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

    Andover Select Board agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

    The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 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 Nov. 27 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

  • American Legion donates flag pole for Chester Town Hall

    American Legion donates flag pole for Chester Town Hall

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester’s American Legion Post 67 has donated a flag pole to the Town of Chester for Town Hall. On Thursday, it was presented to Town Manager David Pisha. In the late summer and early fall, Jeff Holden, who was representing the Legion, came to Chester’s Select Board […]

  • Grant will add nine holes, amenities to Chester disc golf course

    Grant will add nine holes, amenities to Chester disc golf course

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By next summer, Chester will have an 18-hole disc golf course thanks to a Recreation Facilities grant from Vermont’s Department of Buildings and General Services. At the Pinnacle Recreation Area on Thursday, Dec. 7, state Rep. Tom Bock presented Town Manager David Pisha with a ceremonial check […]

  • Employee assaulted as masked pair robs Weathersfield store

    Employee assaulted as masked pair robs Weathersfield store

    Police say that two men robbed the Downers Corner Store this morning, assaulting an employee in the process. According to a Vermont State Police press release two men wearing masks and hoods followed employee June French  into the store at 4261 Route 106  in Weathersfield as she was about to open up around 4 a.m. […]

  • Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

    Danna de Rochefort, 86, of Chester, was passionate gardener, outdoor enthusiast

    Danna de Rochefort, of Chester, loving mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, on Dec. 3, 2017. She was 86. Mrs. de Rochefort was born on July 21, 1931 in Thompson, Conn., to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Breslin, née Devereaux. She grew up […]

  • Pajala, ready to take Olsen's House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

    Pajala, ready to take Olsen’s House seat, eyes taxes, economic development

    © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Town Clerk Kelley Pajala was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday to fill the unexpired portion of Oliver Olsen’s term in the Vermont House. Pajala threw her hat in the ring shortly after Olsen announced that he was stepping down on Oct 15. Pajala put her name forward […]

  • Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

    Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

    ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Thanksgiving under our belts, the holidays begin and so do the many events to celebrate the season. Last weekend Chester, Weston and Grafton donned their garlands and switched on their lights to mark the occasion. In Chester, the Overture to Christmas celebrated its 32nd edition with the traditional tree lighting […]

  • Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

    Brown counteroffers on mural damage; Derry board hears shed update

    By Bruce Frauman ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Restaurant owner Ed Brown has offered to pay $500 to Flood Brook School as compensation for painting over the mural students designed several years ago, Londonderry Select Board chair Paul Gordon said at Monday’s board meeting. He said that the offer was relayed by Jackie Trepanier, program director […]

  • 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 […]

  • Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

    Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

    Whiting Library is encouraging people in the community to become trustees, and it is looking for people who love the library, want to help it grow and continue to be a vital organization. Learn more about what it means to be a trustee at an informational coffee meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 […]

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