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Derry board asks One Londonderry to remove liaison following email kerfuffle

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Concerns over the relationship of a private organization with a mission to improve aspects of Londonderry and the town government and its transparency responsibilities prompted the Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting, to take the unusual step to ask One Londonderry to remove one of […]

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the main event was a warned public hearing for an amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws — which includes its zoning regulations — Monday night’s Chester Planning Commission meeting spent far more time and energy on the undercard — a discussion of the latest draft […]

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly 20 years with the Chester Police Department, Chief Rick Cloud has told the town he intends to retire. In a July 18 letter to Town Manager Julie Hance, Cloud said he was resigning effective Jan. 7, 2023 and appreciated the opportunity the town had afforded […]

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A nine-week bridge construction job in Chester may stretch to 12 if the company doing the work up on Popple Dungeon Road has its way. According to Town Manager Julie Hance, Alpine Construction of Schuylerville, N.Y., has asked for three more weeks to finish the installation of […]

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  • Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

    Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just like kids on school vacation, your houseplants may want to go outside to play. And like your kids, don’t put them out in full sun all day without sunscreen. Well… there is no SPF 30 for houseplants, so you will have to make other accommodations. If […]

  • Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

    Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

    © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Housing will be the focus of the Chester Planning Commission’s second of four workshops on Monday August 15th, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. With the State of Vermont, including the town of Chester, currently experiencing a shortage of affordable housing, these […]

  • Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

    Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

    © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who burglarized the small engine shop at Bibens Hardware in Springfield. According to a VSP press release, on Friday July 29 at 3:44 a.m., someone took “multiple items” from the store. The release did not specify what […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

    Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

    The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

  • College News

    College News

    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Champlain College of Burlington for the spring 2022 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the spring semester. Ashley Bolton of South Londonderry; Dawson Bovat of Springfield; Emma McGuirk of Chester; Mark […]

  • Two mental health providers join Grace Cottage

    Two mental health providers join Grace Cottage

    Two new mental health providers have joined current provider Benjamin Wright, PMHNP-BC at Grace Cottage of Townshend. Meredith Kenyon, LICSW, and Elise Kraus, PMHNP-BC, are now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health, 185 Grafton Road, in Townshend. Kenyon recently became an employee of Grace Cottage. She previously practiced in Somerville and Greenfield, Mass., and […]

  • Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

    Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

    Kicking off with the Aug. 6 and 7 Old Home Days and the Meeting House Pilgrimage weekend, nominations are open for Rockingham Old House Awards 2022. “During our Awards Silver Jubilee year we want to celebrate with property owners their ongoing restoration and renewal of historic homes and commercial buildings,” said John Leppman, chair of […]

  • Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

    Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

    Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will have the Townshend Common, 66 Common Road, buzzing with activity from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Described by the Boston Globe as “New England at its finest,” this annual fair features activities for the whole family, including a live all-day auction, bingo, hole-in-one putting contest, […]

  • Pig roast debuts at St. Luke's Church on Aug. 20

    Pig roast debuts at St. Luke’s Church on Aug. 20

    Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style pig roast picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St., Chester, on Saturday Aug. 20. Barbecue pitmaster Jessie Pixley will smoke the beast on location, and picnic specialties will be prepared by seasoned cooks. Homemade side dishes will include potato salad, […]

  • The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

    The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

    The Town of Cavendish welcomes The Gully Boys as the final act of its Wednesday evening summer concerts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. The Gully Boys are a professional Green Mountain rock/jam band. They present an amalgamation of style, sound and personality that makes them unique, but with […]

  • Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

    Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

    The Chester Summer Music Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester with the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers. The Pioneers are led by two legendary central Vermont musicians: Banjo Dan Lindner from Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys and Danny Coane from […]

  • Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

    Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

    By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heat descended on us recently like opening the door to a roaring woodstove. The old adage about colonial India was, “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun.” I think that applies here, too. I, for one, have no desire to work in […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

    Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, see below. Here is the Select Board agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the July 6, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

  • Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

    Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying that there is no one – such as a chamber of commerce or other organization – representing businesses in Chester, Steve Mancuso kicked off the July meeting of the nascent Chester Business Coalition at the American Legion on Monday night. Founded by Mancuso, an electrician who […]

  • Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

    Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

    © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws (which includes zoning regulations) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1  at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The amendment concerns legacy uses and adaptive reuses and the change would affect every […]

  • College News

    College News

    Allison Kenney of Chester has been named to the spring 2022 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester. Tyler Morris of West Townshend has been […]

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