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Weston Liquor Control, Select Board agendas for Feb. 27

Weston Liquor Control, Select Board agendas for Feb. 27

The Town of Weston’s Liquor Control Board and Select Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning with the Liquor Control Board at 7:15 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below are the agendas of both. Liquor Control Board 1. Second Class Liquor License:  Weston Village Store […]

Grafton board chair 'as private citizen' starts drive to force Chester to repair Route 35

Grafton board chair ‘as private citizen’ starts drive to force Chester to repair Route 35

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Grafton Select Board are hoping to push the Chester Select Board to expedite repairs to Route 35 from the Williams River bridge to the Grafton line, after its chairman, Joe Pollio, mounted a petition drive that could possibly lead to court action. […]

Chester board picks 'design/build' for emergency services building

Chester board picks ‘design/build’ for emergency services building Reviews no bid contract with Russell Construction in executive session

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board voted to go with a “design-build” process rather than traditional bidding for the proposed emergency services building, but not without objections by one member. “I believe in process and I don’t think we did our due diligence here,” said board member Heather Chase, […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 25

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Feb. 25

The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review draft minutes from the Feb. 4th Work Shop 2. Citizen Comments 3. Continue Work Shop on proposed changes to the Unified Development By-Laws

Chester gets state grant for EV charging station

Chester gets state grant for EV charging station Hopes to have Cobleigh site up by late summer

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is one of nine towns and organizations to be awarded a state grant to install an electric vehicle charging station. Gov. Phil Scott announced the $400,000 in Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Grant Program awards last week. Town Administrative Assistant Julie Hance, who wrote the grant proposal for […]

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 […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 20

Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 20

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Old Business 3. Economic Development Fund Update; Representatives from People’s United Bank 4. Public Hearing; Sidewalk Project 5. ADDITION: Tax Sale Bidding; Approval 6. First Class Liquor License […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 19, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 19, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: Feb. 4, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Highway Report: Foreman’s Report; VTrans Certificate of Highway Mileage; Overweight Permits; Letter to […]

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates' Night

Sparsely attended Derry Candidates’ Night

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ten people, mostly public officials, attended Candidates’ Night 2019 in Londonderry on Monday evening, Feb. 11, with Town Moderator Doug Friend lead the discussion. Incumbent Taylor Prouty said he would run again for his 3-year Select Board seat and added that he had heard that incumbent George Mora […]

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin

Depot St. bridge construction set to begin Cold River Bridges signed to rebuild Cavendish span

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long awaited work on the Depot Street bridge in Cavendish is right around the corner according to Town Manager Brendan McNamara, and the town is looking down the road at minimizing some of the problems it sees with having the span open again. McNamara told the […]

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

Derry Select Board to propose traffic ordinance, speed limits on Thompsonburg Road

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has agreed to propose at its next regular meeting a town traffic ordinance and speed limits along Thompsonburg Road. With a new safety audit report from VTrans and a recent report from the town’s Traffic Safety Committee, the board met in a special session […]

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

Michigan authorities arrest man in GM threat

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 23-year-old Michigan man was arrested yesterday in connection with an online threat made against a Green Mountain High School student and against the school on Monday,  according to Vermont State Police. Police have said that the threat made on Monday, Feb. 4 was traced to a person “in the […]

Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related

Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related No arrests made; 'persons of interest' questioned

By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud said Thursday evening that the bomb threat called in to Green Mountain High School that morning is indeed related to the social media threat made to a student and the school on Monday. However, he did clarify that the caller […]

When a child's text message of love is ominous

When a child’s text message of love is ominous A mother and son tell their story

By Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heidi Skinner was at her computer Thursday morning researching colleges for her 18-year-old daughter Camille when a text message came in from her 14-year-old son Isaiah. Besides Camille and Isaiah, Skinner has another child at GM, 12-year-old Hannah. It was 11:27 a.m. and Isaiah wrote, “I love […]

Lock down, evacuation at Green Mountain

Lock down, evacuation at Green Mountain Parent, student tell of harrowing morning

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Here are links to the latest stories on the school lockdown. – When a child’s text message of love is ominous – Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related Green Mountain High School was evacuated early on Thursday after the school received a  telephone […]

GM High in lockdown; students moved to Legion

Here are links to the latest stories on the school lockdown. – When a child’s text message of love is ominous – Chief Cloud confirms two GM threats are related Green Mountain High School received a call this morning, Thursday, Feb. 7, that prompted school officials to call police. The Telegraph could not determine the […]

John 'Gramp' Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

John ‘Gramp’ Spaulding, 83, lifelong area resident was Army veteran

John Leon “Gramp” Spaulding, 83, passed away on Wednesday morning Feb. 6, 2019 at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Rockingham, the son of Edward William Sr. and Lulu Ellen (Witham) Spaulding. He attended Chester Schools, graduating with the Chester High School class of 1957. He served in […]

Chester Water Commission, Select Board agendas for Feb. 13

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. It will be followed by the Special Meeting of the Chester Select Board. Below are their agendas. These meetings had been scheduled for last Wednesday, Feb. 6 Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. […]

Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

Derry hopes to keep VSP, even on limited basis

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police commander Lt. Timothy Anthony French told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Feb. 4 that due to limited manpower, he can only offer about 12 hours of patrols per month in 2019 at a cost of $71.61 per hour. Board chair Jim Ameden said that […]

GM threat came from Midwest

GM threat came from Midwest Concerned GM, CAES parents kept children home

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police have identified the person making a threat against Green Mountain High School as someone in the Midwest, according to Principal Lauren Fierman. Fierman issued a press release on Tuesday that gave a bit more information about the threat, which had many parents concerned enough to keep their children […]