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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 […]

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

Bellows Falls man wanted for assault today

A Bellows Falls man is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that took place earlier today, Friday, March 8, in addition to other charges. According to a Vermont State Police press release, John-Victor Wetherby, 33, was identified as a suspect in the assault which took place at about 1 p.m. on Hyde Street in […]

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within  Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham or Winhall, please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vt. 05148 or email to onebobfish@gmail.com. Applications […]

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

Rolling roadblock on I-91 Friday morning

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC According to a press release from the company handling publicity for the bridge replacement, there will be a rolling roadblock in both directions on the I-91 bridge over the Williams River in Rockingham on Friday March 8. The road block will begin at about 8:30 and continue for 10-15 minutes […]

No one injured in I-91 school bus crash

No one injured in I-91 school bus crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A school bus traveling south on I-91 in Westminster slid off the road and overturned early this morning. According to a Vermont State Police press release, at about quarter after 7 a.m. a Kimball Union Academy “van/bus” driven by David Weidman, 61 of Plainfield, N.H., slid off the side of […]

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

Cavendish man charged in domestic assault

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A family disturbance early this morning resulted in a Cavendish man being charged and held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $25,000 bail. According to a Vermont State Police, at about 3:19 a.m., troopers were called to a home on Rogers Drive in Cavendish for a report of […]

CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Both drivers get citations in Missing Link crash

Both drivers get citations in Missing Link crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A head on crash on Missing Link Road in Rockingham yesterday resulted in a citation for each of the drivers, one civil and one criminal. According to a Vermont State Police press release, troopers responded to the report of a two car crash on Rt. 5 in Rockingham at about […]

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

Police seek driver of truck wrecked in Cavendish

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are trying to find the driver of a truck that crashed on Cavendish Gulf Road last night. According to a Vermont State Police press release, a motorist driving on Cavendish Gulf Road — toward the Rt. 131 end —  this morning spotted the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup […]

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

Police seek info in Cavendish theft

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are seeking information from the public about a theft in Cavendish in the past few days. According to a VSP press release, sometime between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 someone entered a garage on Peaceful Valley Road in Cavendish and stole a Lincoln welder and a steel […]

Prison guard charged in sex complaint by inmate

Prison guard charged in sex complaint by inmate

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Following a five week investigation, the Vermont State Police today arrested a corrections officer at the Southern State facility in Springfield and charged him with lewd and lascivious conduct and sexual exploitation of an inmate. According to a VSP press release, on Dec. 17 the Department of Corrections informed police […]

Police investigate overnight burglary in Londonderry

Police investigate overnight burglary in Londonderry

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that took place overnight in Londonderry. At 8:42 a.m. this morning police received the report of a burglary at West River Auto located to the rear of the Mountain Marketplace. Troopers found that during the night, a burglar or burglars forced their way […]

Holyoke men arrested in Home Depot theft

Holyoke men arrested in Home Depot theft Stopped by VSP for speeding in Rockingham

Two Holyoke, Mass., men are in custody this morning on felony charges of possession of property stolen from the Home Depot store in Keene, N.H., according to Vermont State Police who continue to investigate other thefts. According to a VSP press release, Jose Hernandez, 53, and Joseph Barnoski, 32, were stopped by police for speeding […]

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

The Chester-Andover Family Center will not open today due to weather delaying the “Half off everything” sale. The sale will be on again Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Family Center is located at 908 VT Route 103 South, in Chester. For further information call […]

Springfield Med board taps interim leaders

Springfield Med board taps interim leaders

The Board of Directors of Springfield Medical Care Systems has approved three interim leadership appointments, according to a press release issued by the hospital system. According to a report in VTDigger,  Springfield Hospital has been struggling financially for a while, but media reports revealed in early December that the hospital wasn’t paying its bills. Springfield […]

St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

St. Johnsbury man sought in connection with kidnapping, sexual assault

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The FBI, the Vermont State Police and the Hartford Police Department are searching for a man wanted for a number of crimes including kidnapping and sexual assault. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Everett Simpson, age 41, most recently of St. Johnsbury, Vt., is urged to call 911, their nearest police […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Londonderry residents open 2nd hardware store in Bondville

Lincoln Maples Hardware Store, at 1 River Road in Bondville and owned by Darrell and Lucy Sherburne of Londonderry, opened its doors in early November after a year’s planning and construction. The Sherburnes also own the Londonderry Hardware Store at the Mountain Marketplace on Route 100. Wright Construction Co. Inc. of Mt. Holly built the […]