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Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: April 1, 2019. [There are no minutes for April 4 as there was no meeting.] 3. Warrants, as signed, presented […]

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With sunny warm days upon us, we all want to start gardening. However beware: if you leave footprints in the soil, or feel it go squish, it’s not time to be doing anything. Plants get their oxygen from their roots, not their leaves. If you compact the soil, […]

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday's recipe book

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday’s recipe book

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We just had our annual Maine Maple Sunday ordeal and as usual, everyone came out with their children in droves. I was invited by Eureka Farms to come up with a way to make maple syrup stretch the budget, because as we all know the price of real maple syrup is […]

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late this afternoon while searching for double murder suspect Derrick Shippee, police found him dead. According to a VSP press release, the Tactical Services Unit was searching on and around Shippee’s family’s property at 138 Sak Road in Vernon, when at around 4:35 p.m. TSU members located a body preliminarily […]

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

UPDATE: SUSPECT FOUND DEAD. Read the story here. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police have asked the public to be “aware and alert” while they and New Hampshire State Police search for a man suspected in two second-degree murders. According to the VSP alert, arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Asset Management Program; Joshua Lockhead 3. Adjourn Special Select Board meeting agenda 1. Approve […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St., in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of April 1, 2019 and April […]

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A car fire at 3 p.m. threw the afternoon dismissal for Chester-Andover Elementary School into disarray while firefighters blocked the driveway to extinguish the blaze. As parents in cars lined up behind the school to pick up their children, the car at the front of the line […]

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

To the editor: Update, thanks from Sam Lloyd Jr.

Hello friends, We write today’s update from a welcome period of calm and hope. Weston is 4 months old and doing awesome, Vanessa is a rock and I am home. Pretty damn tired, but starting a new regimen of targeted therapy drug treatment that bring some optimism after a challenging past six weeks. We wanted […]

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board held its statutory Town Plan public hearing before beginning to review changes proposed by the Planning Commission at its Wednesday, April 3 meeting. There are substantial changes to four chapters of the plan – Utilities and Facilities, Education and Child Care Facilities, Energy […]

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting was just a few minutes old on Monday when it almost erupted into an all-out range war over issues between the town’s two fire companies. In the public comment portion of the agenda, Amy Perry of the Proctorsville Fire Department asked […]

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

Editorial: If you want changes in the school system, drop Facebook, attend board meetings

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the fall of 2015, The Chester Telegraph has reported extensively on the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, the Act 46 merger plans and votes, the school budgets, new school districts, etc., publishing more than 95 articles about the system in less than four years. These have been highly […]

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting focus groups regarding health related matters including, unmet health needs, access to services and barriers to care. Groups will be held in Springfield, Chester, Ludlow, Londonderry and Bellows Falls in Vermont and  in Charlestown, N.H., in mid-May, 2019. The focus groups will include a light dinner, and a […]

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

Sen. Clarkson: Constitutional issues in Montpelier

By Sen. Alison Clarkson It is not easy to amend the Vermont Constitution. It is a multi-year process, requiring review and approval in two consecutive legislative biennia and a vote by Vermonters at the end. Our constitution traces back to 1777, when it was written in Windsor at the Old Constitution House, for what was […]

Spring snow turns roads treacherous

Spring snow turns roads treacherous

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Freezing rain and snow turned area roads slick this April Monday afternoon. Accidents were reported in Chester, Landgrove and Weston among others. According to witnesses and a State Police press release, at about 1:13 p.m. a 2006 Subaru Impreza was being driven west on the Weston Andover […]

Community & Arts events: April 9-15

Community & Arts events: April 9-15

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Alumni Association is seeking participants, sponsors, donations of goods and services for its raffle and dollar donations for this year’s annual Alumni Day Parade and Barbeque, to be held on Saturday, June 8. If your business, organization or family would like to add a float or sponsor a […]

Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: Ruthie is continuing her remarkable recovery from hip surgery and decided that one more week away might do her a world of good!

Cavendish Select Board agenda for April 8, 2019

Cavendish Select Board agenda for April 8, 2019

The Cavendish Select Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 8, 2019 at the town office at 37 High Street in Cavendish. Below is its agenda. 1. Call the meeting to order 2. Act upon minutes of March 11th, 2019. 3. Adjust Agenda 4. Hear Citizens 5. Select Board […]

Take canned cinnamon rolls to a new level

Take canned cinnamon rolls to a new level

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I don’t often use refrigerated cinnamon rolls, but one day my son grabbed a can and asked me for them until I caved. But I wanted to do something a little different and here is the result. This breakfast came out fantastic and I think you are going to love the […]