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UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Fuel delivery driver killed in Athens crash yesterday

UPDATE: Police have identified the driver of the fuel truck as Adam M. Muchmore, 35 of Walpole, N.H. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Walpole man was killed in the crash of a fuel oil delivery truck that closed a portion of Rt. 35 in Athens for six hours yesterday. Vermont State Police have not […]

Police ask public to ID pickup truck

Police ask public to ID pickup truck Occupants may be witnesses to Rockingham shooting

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a silver pickup truck that was in the area at the time of the Nov. 1 shooting of a Boston truck driver on Route 103 in Rockingham. In a press release this afternoon, VSP said that the occupants of the […]

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester

Lumber truck crash closes Rt. 11 in Chester Driver cited: was his 2nd accident in same area in five years

UPDATE – November 12, 9:52 p.m. – Vermont State Police have posted that Route 11 is now open to traffic. By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Around 1 p.m. this afternoon — Tuesday — a tractor trailer carrying lumber slid off the road into a ditch on Route 11 just west of Swett […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Nov. 18

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the November 4, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Resume review of the Stone Village district 4. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts […]

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Obituary: Joan H. Daniels, 88, of Chester

Joan H. Daniels, 88, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Hospice Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Middletown, Conn., the daughter of John and Sophie (Wolters) Heidtmann.  She attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in Moodus, Conn. In September 1949 […]

Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil's 66th

Husband holding surprise party for wife Jil’s 66th

Jil Rushford is having a birthday bash, but she doesn’t know about it yet. The Chester woman, who has had some serious medical difficulties over the past few years, is turning 66. And to celebrate, her husband Kim Rushford is holding a surprise potluck birthday party. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the acoustic […]

Police press for more clues in Rt. 103 homicide

Police press for more clues in Rt. 103 homicide

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One week after a Boston truck driver was found shot to death in his produce delivery truck on Route 103 in Rockingham, a large contingent of Vermont State Police were out at the scene hoping to jog drivers’ memories to help with the investigation. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 11

The Andover Select Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Nov. 11, 2019 at the town office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda.   1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the October 28th meeting. 4. Public Comment […]

Londonderry to join state's opioid lawsuit

Londonderry to join state’s opioid lawsuit

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting Monday night chose to join a Vermont lawsuit that is part of the nationwide multi-district litigation against manufacturers and distributors that created or contributed to the nationwide opioid crisis. Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a letter to all Vermont […]

Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building

Chester voters OK bond for emergency services building $4.777 million project to set to begin in May 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester voters overwhelmingly approved a $4.777 million bond issue to construct a 15,000-square-foot emergency services building on Pleasant Street and to renovate and upgrade the existing town garage. With 499 residents casting ballots on the lone issue, the bond passed 315 to 183 vote with one spoiled […]

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 11

The Development Review Board for the Town of Chester will meet for a site visit at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 followed by the public meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:30 pm Site Visit 878 VT. RTE 103 South (See project attachment) Public meeting to follow directly after […]

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

CANCELED: Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 6

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR LACK OF A QUORUM. The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Executive Session; AT&T Contract Negotiation 2. Approve Minutes from the October 16, 2019 Select Board Meeting; Approve Minutes from the October […]

Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building

Chester holds final info meeting on emergency services building Vote today on whether to approval $4.777 million bond issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With one day to go before voting on a $4.777 million bond issue for building a new home for Chester’s fire, ambulance and police departments and renovating and upgrading the existing town garage, more than 40 residents turned up on Monday night for the last information meeting […]

Driver's death ruled homicide; police seek video

Driver’s death ruled homicide; police seek video

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The death of a produce delivery driver found in his truck on Route 103 in Rockingham on Friday Nov. 1 was ruled a homicide today. In the meantime, Vermont State Police are asking anyone who may have surveillance video that shows Route 103 from Rutland around 12:15 p.m. Friday  to […]

Windstorm knocks out power for days

Windstorm knocks out power for days

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A powerful storm on Thursday night into Friday left thousands of Green Mountain Power customers in the dark with many still powerless on Sunday morning. As of this morning — Monday — GMP was reporting 371 statewide customers without power with more than 25 percent in The Telegraph […]

Four displaced after fire damages Chester home

Four displaced after fire damages Chester home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Sunday morning fire on River Street in Chester severely damaged a house, leaving a family homeless. Neighbor Larry Reed told The Telegraph that around 10 a.m. he heard an explosion and looked outside to see the second floor porch on the green house next door — […]

Derry Select Board agenda for Nov. 4

Derry Select Board agenda for Nov. 4

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of Oct. 21, 2019 & Oct. […]

Londonderry opens warming center on Sunday

Londonderry opens warming center on Sunday

There will be a Warming Center open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today (Sunday) at the Londonderry Rescue Squad building at 6068 VT-100 for anybody needing it.Warm up, get water, charge cell phones. For information, contact Kevin Beattie at 802 548-8246. Pets cannot be accepted at this center.

Boston trucker apparently shot dead on Rt. 103

Boston trucker apparently shot dead on Rt. 103 Victim pled guilty in 2017 to federal drug charges in Mass.

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Boston man was found dead along Route 103 in Rockingham Friday, apparently of a gunshot wound, in the truck he was driving for a Boston fruit wholesaler according to Vermont State Police. Late Friday afternoon, state police were sent to perform a welfare check on the […]

Man's death on Rt. 103 called 'suspicious' by police

Man’s death on Rt. 103 called ‘suspicious’ by police

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A call for a welfare check on Route 103 in Rockingham this evening led to the discovery of a man in a box truck whose death is being called suspicious by Vermont State Police. According to a VSP press release, at about 5:45 p.m. tonight, police responded to a call […]