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UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Police have identified the driver of the fuel truck as Adam M. Muchmore, 35 of Walpole, N.H. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Walpole man was killed in the crash of a fuel oil delivery truck that closed a portion of Rt. 35 in Athens for six hours yesterday. Vermont State Police have not […]

Police ask public to ID pickup truck

Police ask public to ID pickup truck Occupants may be witnesses to Rockingham shooting

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a silver pickup truck that was in the area at the time of the Nov. 1 shooting of a Boston truck driver on Route 103 in Rockingham. In a press release this afternoon, VSP said that the occupants of the […]

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester Driver cited: was his 2nd accident in same area in five years

UPDATE – November 12, 9:52 p.m. – Vermont State Police have posted that Route 11 is now open to traffic. By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 1 p.m. this afternoon — Tuesday — a tractor trailer carrying lumber slid off the road into a ditch on Route 11 just west of Swett […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the November 4, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Resume review of the Stone Village district 4. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts […]

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Joan H. Daniels, 88, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of John and Sophie (Wolters) Heidtmann.  She attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in Moodus, Conn. In September 1949 […]

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of the Black Line Quad took a giant step forward last week as Magic Mountain in Londonderry got some airlift support, said SkiMagic President Geoff Hatheway. The resort called on FairLifts, a national company that provides a number of helicopter services including aerial cranes. On […]

Chester pub's scarefest raises funds for 2 charities

Chester pub’s scarefest raises funds for 2 charities

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The annual Haunted House scarefest held by MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub in Chester hit its fundraising goal last weekend for the two charities it supports. According to pub owner Deb Brown, the elaborate event, which takes more than a month to put together and more than 20 volunteers to operate, brought […]

Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil's 66th

Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil’s 66th

Jil Rushford is having a birthday bash, but she doesn’t know about it yet. The Chester woman, who has had some serious medical difficulties over the past few years, is turning 66. And to celebrate, her husband Kim Rushford is holding a surprise potluck birthday party. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the acoustic […]

Left in Andover: The push to learn in Japan

Left in Andover: The push to learn in Japan

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The downside of securing an apprenticeship at the Ogami Pottery was that I could no longer freely visit the other workshops in Tachikui village without feeling like a traitor. Wherever I wandered, workers quizzed me as to how the Ogamis did things: What tools and techniques did they […]

Chester Chatter: From trash to treasures

Chester Chatter: From trash to treasures

By Ruthie Douglas 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The best thing about Gerald Ford as president was when he allowed for hot lunch workers’ unemployment when school did not open for the summer. It was a great time for my daughter and I to have fun. It was a time when many had taken up the […]

Henry Homeyer: tips for forcing bulbs for indoor blooms

Henry Homeyer: tips for forcing bulbs for indoor blooms

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It might be nice to take a week in February or March and travel to the Caribbean. By then most of us are tired of snow and cold. But if that is not in your budget, perhaps you need to plant some bulbs in pots for spring forcing. […]

Police press for more clues in Rt. 103 homicide

Police press for more clues in Rt. 103 homicide

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One week after a Boston truck driver was found shot to death in his produce delivery truck on Route 103 in Rockingham, a large contingent of Vermont State Police were out at the scene hoping to jog drivers’ memories to help with the investigation. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

The Andover Select Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 11, 2019 at the 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 the October 28th meeting. 4. Public Comment […]

Londonderry to join state's opioid lawsuit

Londonderry to join state’s opioid lawsuit

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting Monday night chose to join a Vermont lawsuit that is part of the nationwide multi-district litigation against manufacturers and distributors that created or contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a letter to all Vermont […]

Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building

Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building $4.777 million project to set to begin in May 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester voters overwhelmingly approved a $4.777 million bond issue to construct a 15,000-square-foot emergency services building on Pleasant Street and to renovate and upgrade the existing town garage. With 499 residents casting ballots on the lone issue, the bond passed 315 to 183 vote with one spoiled […]

GM boys soccer team wins its first state title

GM boys soccer team wins its first state title

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a site visit at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 followed by the public meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:30 pm Site Visit 878 VT. RTE 103 South (See project attachment) Public meeting to follow directly after […]

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR LACK OF A QUORUM. The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Executive Session; AT&T Contract Negotiation 2. Approve Minutes from the October 16, 2019 Select Board Meeting; Approve Minutes from the October […]

Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building

Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building Vote today on whether to approval $4.777 million bond issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With one day to go before voting on a $4.777 million bond issue for building a new home for Chester’s fire, ambulance and police departments and renovating and upgrading the existing town garage, more than 40 residents turned up on Monday night for the last information meeting […]

Driver's death ruled homicide; police seek video

Driver’s death ruled homicide; police seek video

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The death of a produce delivery driver found in his truck on Route 103 in Rockingham on Friday Nov. 1 was ruled a homicide today. In the meantime, Vermont State Police are asking anyone who may have surveillance video that shows Route 103 from Rutland around 12:15 p.m. Friday  to […]