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Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 3, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 3, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve minutes from the Jan. 20, 2015 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Clean Water Update; Katharine Otto 5. Storm Drain Priority List Application 6. Thompson Road […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda 2014-2015 Audit Summary (Fred Duplessis) Minutes: Jan. 18, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Planning Commission Town […]

Challengers step up in Grafton, Chester Select Board races

Challengers step up in Grafton, Chester Select Board races

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Incumbents on both the Grafton and Chester select boards will face challenges to their seats when voters go to the polls on Town Meeting Day, which this year falls on Tuesday, March 1. In Grafton, chair Sam Battaglino has decided not to seek re-election after […]

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement of a box culvert will close the Andover-Weston Road at Simmonds Road for up to 30 days this summer, according to engineer Everett Hammond in a presentation to the Andover Select Board last night. The work is part of a culvert replacement project that will […]

Chester Select Board OKs Fall Festival, finalizes warning, capital bond plan

Chester Select Board OKs Fall Festival, finalizes warning, capital bond plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In addition to approving the Chester Rotary Club’s plans to use the Chester Green for its Fall Festival in September, the Chester Select Board, at its Jan. 20 meeting, put the final touches on its Town Meeting warning and capital bond plan. Town Manager David Pisha distributed […]

Chester Police arrest Connecticut man with 150 bags of heroin

Chester Police arrest Connecticut man with 150 bags of heroin

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police arrested a Hartford, Conn., man Sunday on heroin possession and trafficking charges. Manuel Gomez, 26, was stopped by a Chester officer on Depot Street for a motor vehicle infraction at about 5:45 p.m. The officer found that Gomez’s license was criminally suspended in Vermont and a search of […]

To the editor: Time for a change on Grafton Select Board

To the editor: Time for a change on Grafton Select Board

In the last two years, I have attended the majority of Grafton Select Board and Planning Commission meetings. I have repeatedly observed behavior and treatment of people at these meetings like nothing I have seen in town, since Noreen and I moved here in 1973. I have seen heated and emotional debate in town in […]

To the editor: Nature Museum speaker on cougars drew large, enthusiastic crowd

To the editor: Nature Museum speaker on cougars drew large, enthusiastic crowd

A big thank you to Sue Morse for leading a fascinating talk sponsored by the Nature Museum on the cougars return to the East on Jan. 20. This was our largest audience on record ever so thank you to everyone who came out! It was standing room only in the NewsBank Conference Center in Chester […]

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 26, 2016

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 26, 2016

The Weston Liquor Control Board will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Weston Town offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road, followed by the Weston Select Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Below are their agendas. AGENDA FOR LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Second Class License […]

Community events: Jan. 29 through February

Community events: Jan. 29 through February

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. 29: House band entertains at Grounded for Life The […]

Fire damages barn in South Londonderry

Fire damages barn in South Londonderry

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fire companies from 18 towns responded Sunday to a three-alarm fire in a barn on Bungalow Road off Melendy Hill Road in South Londonderry. At 5:37 p.m., the first alarm came into the Champion Fire Company in South Londonderry for a fire at the barn owned by […]

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31

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. 27: Northern Stage premieres ‘Mad Love’ Written by local […]

College News

College News

Christopher Armstrong of Chester was awarded Gold Stars by the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2015 fall semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s List. Morgan Little of Chester  recently joined more than 50 other nursing students […]

Fond of chocolate fondues for Valentine's Day

Fond of chocolate fondues for Valentine’s Day

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You’ll find below two of my favorite fondues. As we approach Valentine’s Day, consider creating these. There truly is no better “sweetheart” dessert to enjoy with your loved one than decadent fondues. When you see the chocolate dripping down her chin or watching her have to lick the chocolate from her […]

TRSU Act 46 Study Committee meeting Jan. 27

TRSU Act 46 Study Committee meeting Jan. 27

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Band Room of Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order a. Elect New Chair b. Roll Call c. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of […]

Massachusetts man killed in Londonderry crash

Massachusetts man killed in Londonderry crash

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Harvard, Mass., man was killed last night when his car crashed in Londonderry. Just after 2 a.m., Michael Hazel, 24, was driving a 2008 Subaru Forester on Middletown Road and did not make the sharp turn at Brooks Lane. According to Vermont State Police the car crossed into the […]

Connecticut man arrested after hitting Townshend's 'Funny Farm' gazebo

Connecticut man arrested after hitting Townshend’s ‘Funny Farm’ gazebo

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 9:42 p.m. Friday emergency personnel responded to the middle of Townshend  after a 2008 BMW driven by a 71-year-old Noank, Conn., man  crashed into the gazebo in the center of the Common. Vermont State Police report that David U. Page had been driving north on Route 30 when […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Andover Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 01/11/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways / Garage: Grizzly – Continued from last meeting; […]

Where are all the candidates?

Where are all the candidates?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Many years ago a police officer in a large, East Coast city gave me some house-hunting advice. He said that if you are looking at buying a house, walk down the street in that neighborhood and ask passersby how to get in touch with the Neighborhood Watch […]

Londonderry board OKs $1.6M budget, adds gravel land purchase to articles

Londonderry board OKs $1.6M budget, adds gravel land purchase to articles

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC “It’s up to the voters. I don’t think it’s our job to sell any of this,” said Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden on Monday night of the financial demands on the town that he says need to be slimmed down. The board was wrapping up its […]

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