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VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a recent burglary in the Pierce Ridge Road area of Londonderry. According to a VSP press release, sometime between June 16 and July 3, someone forced entry into the locked residence of Luke Spiess of Griswold, Conn. and stole a 9mm handgun. Police are asking […]

Speed sign stolen in Peru

Speed sign stolen in Peru

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering a speed sign stolen in Peru. According to a VSP press release, between June 23 and June 30 a Decatur solar-powered speed sign was stolen from Vermont Route 11 near the Bromley Market. The speed sign is described as […]

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Gibney earns Real Estate Negotiation, Seller Rep certifications Daire Gibney with Barrett & Valley Associates Inc., a local family-owned real estate firm, has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country. He also simultaneously obtained the Seller Representation Specialist designation. Both the RENE and the SRS are conferred […]

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

Pediatric Nurse Cynthia Howes of Chester joins Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Cynthia Howes, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Most recently employed at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro, Howes will begin seeing patients, babies through age 21, at Grace Cottage in mid-August. A 1983 graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at State University […]

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, Vermont Academy’s Head of School, has appointed Dan Weintraub as the Saxtons River school’s new  coordinator of Equity and Inclusion. Weintraub and his family live in Chester. He will continue in his roles as history department chair and assistant coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team. He takes over the position […]

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19 New safety protocols will be in place

The Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop will reopen on June 19 with new hours and limited days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturdays. New Thrift Shop Safety Protocols A limit of five customers allowed in the store at one time. Customers are required to wear a […]

Police identify remains found in Chester

Police identify remains found in Chester

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are saying that the body found in a creek on Thursday June 4 near Wymans Falls Road in Chester was that of Joshua Webster, 39 of Springfield. A VSP press release says that an autopsy performed Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in […]

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names executive director Neighborhood Connections’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of Nicole Wengerd as executive director. Wengerd had been an original staff member when Gloria Dawson and Delores Barbeau opened Neighborhood Connections 11 years ago. She left the organization after two years as social worker to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. […]

Electronics Collection in Derry;  Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

Electronics Collection in Derry; Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

May 30: Electronics Collection in Londonderry The Londonderry Solid Waste Group is sponsoring an Electronics Collection from 9 .m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT-11. Participants must wear a mask, stay in their vehicle and put all electronics in the trunk or way-back of their cars or beds […]

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Everyone is invited to participate in a fun-filled Green Up Day, happening on Saturday, May 30. Come by the front yard of the Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your official Green Up bag for litter collection. Raffle tickets for fun prizes will be available […]

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

Capitalizing on grant monies made available from Rotary International, Rotary District 7870 distributed $25,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont food banks in May. District 7870 consists of 60 Rotary Clubs in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, including those in Chester, Ludlow and Londonderry (Wantastiquet). The money – based on per capita calculations – amounted […]

Police seek info in Grafton ATV theft

Police seek info in Grafton ATV theft

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in investigating the theft of an ATV this on Saturday morning. According to a press release, yesterday morning the VSP received a report of an ATV stolen from a home on Richards Road in Grafton. The vehicle is described as a red […]

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish-Fletcher Library to begin lobby circulation Cavendish-Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville, will begin lobby circulation as of Tuesday, May 19, the library recently announced. Patrons may call, text or email the library to request books, audio books and movies. Items may be picked up in the lobby between 10 a.m. and 6 […]

St. Luke's Plant Sale set for end of May

St. Luke’s Plant Sale set for end of May

The annual St. Luke’s  Episcopal Church Plant Sale will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-May 31 on the side lawn of the church, 313 Main St. in Chester. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and May 30, and from 1 to […]

GNAT-TV offering video messaging help

GNAT-TV offering video messaging help

GNAT-TV  — Greater Northshire Access Television — located in Sunderland, is offering a virtual studio for viewers to create a 1-minute video announcement. Viewers can also send GNAT-TV high-resolution photos and record a voice over. You bring the message, and GNAT-TV does the production. It’s a fun and free way to get information out to […]

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it has received authorization to utilize a portion of the Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund to assist businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. SRDC has designated $173,000 of the RLF’s lending base for use in emergency loans to businesses. These funds are intended for use as gap financing […]

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

The Whiting Library announces Front Porch Pick Up will begin on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thereafter, Front Porch Pick Up will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or by other arrangements. To support community health, the Whiting Library building is currently closed to […]

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

What will Andover residents remember about the Covid-19 emergency over 50 years from now? Will they remember it? Let’s have Andover’s children send a message to the future through artwork and writing. The submissions will be kept rolled up in a tube in the town vault to be opened at Andover’s Tricentennial in 2076. This […]

Police seek help to ID check-fraud suspect

Police seek help to ID check-fraud suspect

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who attempted to cash a fraudulent check at People’s Bank in Londonderry on Monday. According to a VSP press release, at around 3 p.m. Monday a woman in her 60s  had walked up to the drive-though […]

Whiting Library introduces new director

Whiting Library introduces new director

David Lord, acting chair of Whiting Library Board of Trustees, announces the hiring of Chester resident Deirdre Doran as the library’s new director. Doran assumed her new position April 1. Most recently, Doran was the evening librarian at The Putney School in Putney. She also has worked in the digital archives at the John F. […]