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Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 13

Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 13

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 13 via Zoom.  Please click this link to find out how to access this Zoom meeting. 1. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 2. Set Tax Rate 3. Adjourn

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 in person with proper distancing at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston 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 […]

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a recent burglary in the Pierce Ridge Road area of Londonderry. According to a VSP press release, sometime between June 16 and July 3, someone forced entry into the locked residence of Luke Spiess of Griswold, Conn. and stole a 9mm handgun. Police are asking […]

VSP on theft of Peru speed sign: Never mind

VSP on theft of Peru speed sign: Never mind

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A speed sign on Route 11 near the Bromley Market that was reported stolen has turned up with “no foul play.” According to a Vermont State Police press release issued on Friday, July 3, the sign, which is owned by the Department of Public Safety and reported stolen on July, […]

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Summer is in full swing with hot days, thunderstorms and lots of swimming. And with summer comes water quality testing for harmful bacteria. Sample bottles, thermometers, coolers, and paperwork in hand, Susan Brace and Frank Kelley headed out early Wednesday morning to collect samples. The goal of the water quality program is to monitor the […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

The Select Board for the town of Londonderry will hold its meetings at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6 through Zoom. To access the meeting remotely:  Via web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84524719864 Via telephone: (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 845 2471 9864 Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes […]

Speed sign stolen in Peru

Speed sign stolen in Peru

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering a speed sign stolen in Peru. According to a VSP press release, between June 23 and June 30 a Decatur solar-powered speed sign was stolen from Vermont Route 11 near the Bromley Market. The speed sign is described as […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 6

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 6

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020. Below is its agenda. It will be held via Zoom. To attend by phone, call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID: ​810 2925 6359 # To attend online go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Review minutes from the June […]

S. Vermont in a 'crazy' real estate sales boom

S. Vermont in a ‘crazy’ real estate sales boom Some buyers scooping up homes sight-unseen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Talk with any area Realtor about the current property market and one word that comes up nearly every time is “crazy.” Real estate sales in this part of Southern Vermont have heating up as the number of houses available – what Realtors call “inventory” – is in […]

Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Chester Police, Fire and Ambulance were called for a crash that sheered off a utility pole along Rt. 103 south bringing down wires and stopping traffic. But when they arrived, they found an empty car. According to a CPD press […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 both at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. Town Hall attendance is limited to 25 people. To access the meeting through Zoom click https://zoom.us/join use Meeting ID: 829 4001 5210 or  click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82940015210 1. Approve Minutes from the June 17, […]

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb Chester one of few area towns to allow fireworks

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for a surge of 54 cases in a week, over twice the increase of last week, with the largest jump of 20 cases being reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in Vermont on Saturday stood at […]

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a meeting with plenty of discussion but little action, on Monday, June 15, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe told the Londonderry Select Board that he will continue to work on a draft of a town ordinance to ban the burning of trash. He said he will base Londonderry’s […]

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover Recovery closes Route 11 on Friday and Saturday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A truck carrying a new, empty storage cask for nuclear fuel rods bound for Vermont Yankee in Vernon crashed just before 10 a.m. on Friday in Andover, leading to a two-day recovery effort. According to Vermont State Police, the east-bound truck rolled over on Route 11 near […]

Franklin resident dies of Covid-19 as state announces looser venue restrictions

Franklin resident dies of Covid-19 as state announces looser venue restrictions

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed one new Covid-19 death — a Franklin County septuagenarian who died on Thursday, the first coronavirus fatality since May 27. This brings the total Covid-19 deaths in Vermont to 56. Despite the new death, overall new case numbers this past week have slowed to 25, […]

Telegraph video celebrates GM Class of 2020

Telegraph video celebrates GM Class of 2020

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Several months ago we at The Chester Telegraph began thinking about ways we could help celebrate the Class of 2020. Two ideas that rose to the top – the Virtual Graduation Walk and Gallery and a video of class members celebrating their milestone. But in a moment of distancing how […]

GM grads to parade through town on Friday

GM grads to parade through town on Friday Residents encouraged to turn out to cheer on GM seniors

Chester, Andover, Cavendish and Baltimore residents are being encouraged to assemble along the Green and Main Street in Chester by 11:30 a.m. Friday morning to cheer on Green Mountain High’s seniors as they participate in a parade on their way to graduation ceremonies that will begin at 1 p.m. at the school. The parade, organized […]

Claremont man arrested in Hapgood burglary

Claremont man arrested in Hapgood burglary Truck in photos was stolen according to VSP

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 21-year-old Claremont, N.H., man is being held at the Southern State Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17, to answer to a charge that he broke in to the JJ Hapgood General Store in Peru on Monday. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Matthew J. Tyler […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for June 22

Chester Development Review Board agenda for June 22

The Chester Development Review Board hold a site visit at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, June 22 at 442 Elm St. prior to its Zoom tele-meeting at 6 p.m. Information about accessing the Zoom meeting should be listed on the town’s website, which you can find by clicking here. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft […]

Weston board OKs extending Lawrence Hill paving near Post Office loading dock

Weston board OKs extending Lawrence Hill paving near Post Office loading dock

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board during its Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 9 agreed in a 3-1 vote to pave near the loading dock of the Post Office building at Main Street and Lawrence Hill Road, where a puddle forms as deep as 6 inches forms and can turn […]