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VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont. VTrans is in the process of updating the Vermont Aviation System Plan, which will guide the development of Vermont’s public-use airports over the next 20 years. […]

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

Derry man charged in attempted burglary

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Londonderry man has been cited in connection with an attempted burglary on Thompsonburg Road  in South Londonderry. According to a press release, on Wednesday morning the Vermont State Police were notified of an attempted burglary at a home on Thompsonburg Road. Troopers investigated and determined that Timothy Slade, 27, […]

Saving Rowell's Inn: Derry family tackles the task

Saving Rowell’s Inn: Derry family tackles the task

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anyone who regularly drove along Route 11 through Simonsville this summer could see the slow motion crumbling of Rowell’s Inn’s iconic three-story porch. But the appearance of a large roll-off dumpster in front of the landmark building is good news for those who have worried that the […]

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions

Ryan Stocker charged with obstruction, violation of conditions 'Jail Phone Calls' result in charges against two others

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Windsor County prosecutors added two new charges to the list facing Ryan Stocker, 19 of Chester, as he was arraigned for obstruction of justice and violations of conditions of release. Two of Stocker’s friends, Justin Diak, 19 of Chester, and Joshua Woods, 20 of Proctorsville, […]

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

Police investigate three Saxtons River burglaries

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC State Police in Westminster are investigating a string of burglaries that occurred overnight on Grove Street, Burk Hill Road and Main Street in Saxtons River. In two cases burglars entered houses through unlocked doors and stole purses and a wallet.  In another case, the burglars entered the house through an […]

NY State accuses Cavendish man of 'terroristic threats'

NY State accuses Cavendish man of ‘terroristic threats’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Cavendish man was arrested today on a fugitive from justice warrant issued by New York State and was arraigned in Windsor County Superior Court on felony charges of making “terroristic threats.” Michael Mills, 32, appeared before Judge Timothy Tomasi and waived an extradition hearing saying, “I’m […]

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

Trial in sex assault cases postponed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Thursday morning jury drawing in preparation for the trial of Ryan Stocker, 19, of Chester, on two counts of sexual assault is off as Windsor County State’s Attorney Heidi Remick and defense attorney Melvin Fink agreed to a delay in the cases for more depositions. A […]

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

Fiery crash damages tree, radar sign in Stone Village

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Saturday morning crash and the resulting fire knocked down one of Chester’s new radar speed signs and severely damaged a large tree on North Street in the Stone Village. According to Chester Police Detective Andrew Brothers, John Fernandes, 33 was driving south on Route 103 near […]

GMUSD board OKs CAES restoration contracts

GMUSD board OKs CAES restoration contracts School may re-open by mid-November; $85,000 main work not covered by insurance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although insurance will cover a large majority of the expenses, the Green Mountain Unified School District met Thursday night, Sept. 27 to consider and approve contracts for work meant to restore Chester-Andover Elementary after plumbing-based flooding damaged the school in late August. If all goes according to […]

Scoop shop opens; hopscotch walkway installed

Scoop shop opens; hopscotch walkway installed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a soft opening during the Chester Fall Festival, the Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe is now serving, although it may be another week or two before it is open seven days. According to owner Scott Blair, as they continue finishing work on the kitchen, the […]

GMUSD board chair says town failed to share info on water system problem

GMUSD board chair says town failed to share info on water system problem

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC What did school authorities know and when did they know it became the focus of the Sept. 19 Chester Select Board as Green Mountain Unified School District board chair Marilyn Mahusky chided the town for not informing the school of the water system deficiency that led to […]

Chester officials say they've kept CAES apprised of water main issue

Chester officials say they’ve kept CAES apprised of water main issue

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With new water pipes being laid from Main Street to Chester-Andover Elementary School, Green Mountain Unified School District Board chair Marilyn Mahusky is claiming that the town did not keep the school system informed about a water system deficiency that led to a flood at the elementary school. […]

CAES restoration may stretch into November

CAES restoration may stretch into November First phase of work to begin Sunday, Sept. 23

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As late as last Friday, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden was still hoping that Chester-Andover Elementary School students would be able to return to the school four to six weeks after water damage knocked out many of the building’s mechanical systems. But at a Facilities […]

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor Also recognized as an Elite Advisor by Ed Slott & Co.

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester CPA Ronald Theissen has joined forces with Fisher Financial Associates, a registered financial advisory firm with offices in Wolfeboro and Hanover, N.H., to provide financial planning services including investment management, insurance and estates and trusts. Thiessen will be an independent advisor with the Fisher firm. In […]

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again

Chester-Andover k-1 classes to move again 4- to 6-week target to reopen damaged school remains

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another twist in Chester-Andover Elementary School’s troubles, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union has decided that kindergarten and first-grade classes will be moving from the Chester Baptist Church to Green Mountain High on Monday Sept. 17. And three weeks after the water main leak that precipitated the […]

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

Water, re-appraisal at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the Chester Select Board’s Aug. 8 meeting, member Dan Cote asked that Water and Sewer Superintendent Jeff Holden come before the board to speak about the capacity of the town’s infrastructure, since it might be an attraction for business. Coincidentally, the next meeting came at the […]

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

Oversight or micromanagement on TRSU board?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While some members of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board at its Sept. 6 meeting questioned several purchases and initiatives recommended by Superintendent Meg Powden and her staff, board chair Marilyn Mahusky expressed concern that the board was micromanaging and needs to look at its role in […]

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries

Passenger in motorcycle crash dies of injuries Police release names, continue investigating cause

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The passenger in Saturday’s motorcycle crash in Chester, Jennifer Reed, 44, of Ascutney, died of her injuries on Sunday night at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Chester Police have announced. Her husband, Charles Reed, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash. Both were wearing […]

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester

Motorcyclist dies in accident on Rt. 11 in Chester Injured passenger flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock

Video of the DHART helicopter taking off with injured motorcycle passenger, shot by Shawn Cunningham. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One man is dead and his female passenger was seriously injured this afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Rt. 11 in Chester. According to Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud, […]