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A LOOK BACK: 2015 saw fires, rise in crime; but business, local controversies also grabbed headlines

A LOOK BACK: 2015 saw fires, rise in crime; but business, local controversies also grabbed headlines

Fires: All tragic, some suspicious © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Early in the morning of March 6, 11 fire departments responded to a four alarm fire at the Monier home on Elm Street in Chester. While working one fire in nine below zero temperatures, firefighters were called to a house across the street to put […]

Three confirmed dead in Killington crash, Route 4 closed 'late into evening'

Three confirmed dead in Killington crash, Route 4 closed ‘late into evening’

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking drivers to avoid U.S. Route 4 between Pico Peak and the intersection of Routes 4 and 100 as they investigate a fatal crash that occurred this afternoon. According to police, the accident involved a tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle and that, of the seven […]

Chester Select Board meeting for Dec. 30, 2015

Chester Select Board meeting for Dec. 30, 2015

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 30 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve Minutes from Dec. 16, 2015 Select Board meeting Citizen Comments 2016 Draft General Fund Budget New Business/Next Agenda Adjourn

Serious accident closes Route 4 near Killington

Serious accident closes Route 4 near Killington

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are reporting that Route 4 in Killington (east of Sherburne Pass, west of Killington Access Road) is closed due to a serious motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer. VTrans is assisting with the road closure and is re-directing traffic.  Police say that the road will be […]

3 TRSU meetings as teacher contract negotiations kick off

3 TRSU meetings as teacher contract negotiations kick off

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board Bargaining Council will hold a special meeting to prepare for teacher contract negotiations at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 in the superintendent’s office in the Roost Building at Fletcher Farm in Ludlow. Then, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, the bargaining council subcommittee will meet at Cavendish Town Elementary […]

Kurn Hattin children share in the holiday spirit of giving

Kurn Hattin children share in the holiday spirit of giving

The 101 children of Kurn Hattin Homes celebrated the spirit of giving during the holiday season this year with the help of several individuals and businesses in the community. Tim Mollica of Christmas Trees of Vermont and his family donated 11 trees, hand-picked by the children. The children and staff put on their holiday sparkles […]

Volunteers sought for Chester anniversary celebration

Volunteers sought for Chester anniversary celebration

Want to help plan a 250th birthday party for the Town of Chester? The Chester Select Board is looking for folks to join a committee that will plan the 250th Birthday Celebration in honor of the New York patent in 2016. The roles are numerous and varied. The first planning meeting is for 7 p.m. […]

Public comment sought on planned ban on importing untreated firewood

Public comment sought on planned ban on importing untreated firewood

A proposed Rule Governing the Importation of Untreated Firewood into the State of Vermont has been filed with the Secretary of State, and two hearings are scheduled to accept public comment. The purpose of the rule is to protect forest health by slowing the long-distance movement of wood-borne invasive forest pests, such as Asian longhorned […]

2016 Cavendish calendars still available

2016 Cavendish calendars still available

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s 2016 calendars are still for sale at Crow’s Bakery, 73 Depot St. in Proctorsville or at the Cavendish Town Offices on 37 High St. Calendars may be purchased for $10 each with proceeds to support the work of the group. Cavendish residents submitted their images for use in the […]

In the Arts: 'Frozen' film and fiddle music open 2016

In the Arts: ‘Frozen’ film and fiddle music open 2016

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Jan. 2: ‘Frozen’ is first FOLA movie for 2016 The […]

Start your own business workshop in Springfield; Business students seek competition judges

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8 at Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square, in the 1st floor conference room. Space is limited. To register for the […]

Hit (house) and run in Andover

Hit (house) and run in Andover

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police in Rockingham are reporting that on Saturday, Dec. 26 at about 11:45 p.m. a car traveling on Route 11 left the road and collided with a house in Simonsville. By the time troopers arrived on the scene, the vehicle had been removed. According to police, the […]

A classic southern pie gets a Yankee twist

A classic southern pie gets a Yankee twist

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederacy, has been punked … with punkin, that is! Want a great, timeless Southern pie with a Yankee influence that tastes exactly like a  punkin’chip cookie? Both North and South are equally represented here in a dessert that is outrageously good. Classically, Jefferson Davis […]

Ludlow armed robbery suspect surrenders to police

Ludlow armed robbery suspect surrenders to police

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are reporting that Matthew Martin,  a suspect in the Dec. 21 armed robbery of the Heritage Credit Union in Ludlow, surrendered to state police and Weathersfield police at a Pikes Peak address in the town of Weathersfield at about 3 a.m. this morning. Police say that the […]

Police tell a real life Grinch story in Pittsford

Police tell a real life Grinch story in Pittsford

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police press releases are often dry affairs filled with acronyms and legal speak, but a burglary last night in Pittsford got the following (completely appropriate) treatment from Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong. DATE/TIME: December 24, 2015 LOCATION: Arch Street, Pittsford VIOLATION: Burglary ACCUSED: UNKNOWN (Grinch) VICTIM: Apx. 30 elderly residents […]

Chester board talks party to celebrate N.Y. charter; Townscape recaps volunteer work

Chester board talks party to celebrate N.Y. charter; Townscape recaps volunteer work

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board continued to wrestle with funding capital expenditures by municipal bond rather than through current tax revenues and worked on the budget at its Dec. 16 meeting, but not before talking about some partying. In fact, while it did not delve into the question […]

Grafton group agrees to pick up annual insurance tab, half of pay phone fee

Grafton group agrees to pick up annual insurance tab, half of pay phone fee

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was a short pre-Christmas Grafton Select Board meeting that was well-attended as a number of residents who had come to two earlier meetings stayed on. Those earlier meetings included a short one held by the Capital Budget Committee seeking public input and a longer one by the […]

GM V-girls trounce Long Trail 47-10; Proctor boys beat GM

GM V-girls trounce Long Trail 47-10; Proctor boys beat GM

By Anileah Buswell and Chrystal Longe ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chieftains did not offer the Mountain Lions a chance on the court at Green Mountain Union High School last Thursday night. GM only let the Long Trail girls score once early on, with a layup from Courtney McGowan. The Mountain Lions were able to […]

Police release photos from Ludlow credit union robbery

Police release photos from Ludlow credit union robbery

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police have released three still photographs taken from the video camera at Heritage Credit Union during yesterday’s robbery. Police believe the robber to be Matthew Martin, 31, and say that he is wanted on warrants for other robberies in Vermont and New Hampshire. According […]

Kids, adults alike light up over holiday village at Chester Town Hall

Kids, adults alike light up over holiday village at Chester Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Time is running out to see the Christmas village constructed by Ken Barrett at Chester Town Hall. Town Clerk  Deb Aldrich kept her office open until 7 last night and Ken and Shirley Barrett were on hand to welcome visitors. At one point there 15 visitors crowded […]

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