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Derry board asks One Londonderry to remove liaison following email kerfuffle

Derry board asks One Londonderry to remove liaison following email kerfuffle

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Concerns over the relationship of a private organization with a mission to improve aspects of Londonderry and the town government and its transparency responsibilities prompted the Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting, to take the unusual step to ask One Londonderry to remove one of […]

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Aug. 22

Chester Planning Commission special meeting agenda for Aug. 22 Panel plans to finalize short-term rental ordinance

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Aug. 22 in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s agenda 1. Changes to the Agenda 2. Review and approve minutes from 8/1 meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Finalize […]

Workers pump concrete into forms for abutment #2 on Aug. 16, nearly a month behind schedule

Popple Dungeon bridge reopening set for Sept. 5 Construction firm had sought three to five weeks more time

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement for the culvert bridge across the south branch of the Williams River a little over 3 miles out on Popple Dungeon Road has been under construction since early June and was due to reopen this weekend. But Alpine Construction was pouring concrete for abutment #2 […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 22

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road, and via Zoom. Zoom instructions are below the agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of August 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections welcomed two new staff members in June: Barbara Dailey and Lois Schram Osnow, LCSW. Barbara Dailey took over as programs coordinator after nearly 16 years working in administration at Brown University, where she honed her skills in collaborating and management of programs, projects, events and data. Prior to that, she homeschooled two sons […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug.17

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug.17

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is its agenda. To join via Zoom see below agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 3, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business 4. Police Chief Search Process 5. […]

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road<br>Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Housing will be the focus of the Chester Planning Commission’s second of four workshops on Monday August 15th, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. With the State of Vermont, including the town of Chester, currently experiencing a shortage of affordable housing, these […]

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who burglarized the small engine shop at Bibens Hardware in Springfield. According to a VSP press release, on Friday July 29 at 3:44 a.m., someone took “multiple items” from the store. The release did not specify what […]

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the main event was a warned public hearing for an amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws — which includes its zoning regulations — Monday night’s Chester Planning Commission meeting spent far more time and energy on the undercard — a discussion of the latest draft […]

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly 20 years with the Chester Police Department, Chief Rick Cloud has told the town he intends to retire. In a July 18 letter to Town Manager Julie Hance, Cloud said he was resigning effective Jan. 7, 2023 and appreciated the opportunity the town had afforded […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A nine-week bridge construction job in Chester may stretch to 12 if the company doing the work up on Popple Dungeon Road has its way. According to Town Manager Julie Hance, Alpine Construction of Schuylerville, N.Y., has asked for three more weeks to finish the installation of […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, see below. Here is the Select Board agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the July 6, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying that there is no one – such as a chamber of commerce or other organization – representing businesses in Chester, Steve Mancuso kicked off the July meeting of the nascent Chester Business Coalition at the American Legion on Monday night. Founded by Mancuso, an electrician who […]

Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws (which includes zoning regulations) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1  at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The amendment concerns legacy uses and adaptive reuses and the change would affect every […]

Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

The Chester Local Cannabis Control Commission meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  To access via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 830 9497 4051 or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83094974051 1. Approve Minutes of the June 7 LCCC meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Review and Discuss Information re: […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 25

Andover Select Board agenda for July 25

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road, and via Zoom. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 minutes per […]

Wayward semi snags Chester traffic

Wayward semi snags Chester traffic

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tractor trailer trying to make a tight turn in downtown Chester got hung up on guardrails and snarled traffic at Routes 103 and 11 for about three hours last night. At 9:43 p.m. the State Police dispatch center in Westminster announced that Route 103 in the […]