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Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Yesterday, police learned that Potwin was at […]

Police search for 'potentially dangerous' man

Police search for ‘potentially dangerous’ man

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are alerting the public about a potentially dangerous man and asking for tips to help locate him according to a press release this afternoon. Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, is wanted on two arrest warrants — violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Sugar Bob's sriracha takes home food honor; One Credit gets OK to expand in Vt., N.H.

Sugar Bob’s sriracha honored by Specialty Food Association Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind, a small, family-owned business owner by Londonderry residents “Sugar Bob” Hausslein and Andrea Ogden, took home another win last month from the Specialty Food Association for its Smoked Maple Sriracha. The winning hot sauce is a take on the spicy Thai condiment that […]

Police seek information in daytime burglary

Police seek information in daytime burglary

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for information in their investigation of a daytime burglary in Westminster. At about 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, the owner of a house on Alden Street returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen a beige Sentry safe, cash and prescription […]

UPDATE: Rolling roadblock on I-91 early MONDAY - expect delays

UPDATE: Rolling roadblock on I-91 early MONDAY – expect delays

UPDATE: The rolling roadblock scheduled for tomorrow has been changed to Monday © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tomorrow, April 26, 2019 beginning at about 6:30 a.m. (weather permitting) there will be a northbound rolling road block on I-91 at the Williams River Bridge in Rockingham. The delay will be for line striping. Then northbound motorists […]

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, […]

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 […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

The Second Congregational Church in Londonderry  announces the inaugural year of the Hilda Davis Scholarship. The Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund of Second Congregational Church was started by her family in 2017 to help commemorate Davis’s effort in educating and guiding family and children. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to students entering their first-year of […]

I-91 exit 6 north on-ramp to close for 2 weeks

I-91 exit 6 north on-ramp to close for 2 weeks Detour on Route 5 to Springfield on-ramp

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7 a.m. the construction company working on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham will close the Exit 6 northbound on-ramp. The ramp will be closed for two weeks while it is reconstructed to its original grade. In the meantime motorists will […]

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

The 9th Annual Dance Away Cancer Fundraising Event sponsored by Team Superhero, a Relay for Life Team, is taking place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019,  at the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, 637 Route 103. This fun filled event will raise money to benefit all aspects of dealing with […]

VTrans, Pike Inds. to hold Rt. 103 status meeting

VTrans, Pike Inds. to hold Rt. 103 status meeting

Through the efforts of state Rep. Logan Nicoll, of Rutland-Windsor-2, representatives of the Vermont Agency of  Transportation along with key individuals from Pike Industries, will appear in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow’s Town Hall, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 1, to discuss the status of Route 103. The Route 103 paving project […]

Windham man arrested after search

Windham man arrested after search Accused of lewd behavior, assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Windham man who police say assaulted and exposed himself to a person at a house on Windham Hill Road is in custody awaiting a psychological evaluation. Vermont State Police say that on March 22, Barry J. Reilly, 43, of Windham Hill Rd. assaulted person and then exposed his genitals […]

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm Vt. Land Trust among agencies aiding conservation plan

The Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Housing & Conservation Board worked with Greg and Tara Gomo to help them purchase and permanently conserve Crow Hill Farm on Flamstead Road in Chester. The Gomos are using the land to produce beef, pork, poultry and eggs, and now have an opportunity to expand their business. The 263-acre […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2019 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 30 and applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall. Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in education or the arts. A panel of […]

South Derry fire cause called 'undetermined'

South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Unit. South Londonderry Fire Chief Jeff Duda had requested the probe.  According to a State Police press […]

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

Max Peebles, a sixth grader at Chester-Andover Elementary, and Jack Citera, a seventh-grader at Flood Brook Elementary, will be competing in National Geographic’s GeoBee Vermont State Competition, the semi-finals of the National Championship. The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 29 at Art Center of  Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Students from throughout Vermont […]

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

Cavendish man held in burglary, grand larceny

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested yesterday for a November burglary in that town. John J. Fernandes, 34, was arrested by Vermont State Police in Cavendish late yesterday afternoon and charged with burglary and grand larceny of a home on Rt. 131 in November 2018. According to a VSP press release, […]

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

Troopers wound, arrest wanted BF suspect

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Early this morning, a Vermont State Police trooper shot and wounded a Bellows Falls man who was the subject of a manhunt last night in Bellows Falls. John-Victor Wetherby – who is a suspect in an aggravated assault committed yesterday Friday, March 8 – was encountered by troopers and Bellows […]