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Ludlow man charged with DUI, leaving Route 103 accident

Ludlow man charged with DUI, leaving Route 103 accident

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester police nabbed a Ludlow man who allegedly fled the scene of an accident he caused on Route 103 in Proctorsville Friday afternoon. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Michael Dagostino, 22, of Ludlow, caused a crash on Route 103 near Assembly of God Drive and then drove […]

Derry Arts Society seeks local artist for exhibit

Derry Arts Society seeks local artist for exhibit

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society’s annual Local Artists Exhibit runs from Aug. 7 to Sept. 4 at LAHS headquarters, The Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, in Londonderry. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays , opening at 10 a.m. on  Saturday, Aug. 7. If you would like to exhibit, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 26

Andover Select Board agenda for July 26

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on the minutes from the July 12th meeting. 4. Public […]

Here's the list: Pop-up clinics continue in Vermont

Here’s the list: Pop-up clinics continue in Vermont Two clinics set for Londonderry's Mountain Market Place

  Gov. Phil Scott announced a series of new pop-up walk-in vaccination clinics available across Vermont beginning this week. While most are in the northern region, two will be held at the Mountain Market Place in Londonderry. One is today, the other is Saturday. Vermont leads the nation in Covid-19 vaccination rates, with 83.2 percent […]

Weston board considers reappraisal, tables municipal tax-rate decision

Weston board considers reappraisal, tables municipal tax-rate decision

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday evening, the Weston Select Board heard from Listers Greg Carroll and Dan Hanenberg who suggested that the town might want to consider a reappraisal of properties for the grand list. Noting that last appraisal was in 2005 and that the “cost table” and “land value schedules” […]

Wilder Library launches community survey to plan its future

Wilder Library launches community survey to plan its future

Weston’s Wilder Memorial Library has launched its 2021 Community Survey complete with an Ice Cream Drawing. The Board of Trustees and staff are looking toward the future and seek participation in the survey to help plan Weston’s library of the future – a library that is a vibrant and important community asset. The survey is […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 21

Chester Select Board agenda for July 21

The Chester Select Board will meet at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., at 6 p.m. on July 21 as well as via Zoom. To attend via Zoom,  click here: ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129. Below is the agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the July 7, 2021 Special Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

31 area restaurants OK'd for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

31 area restaurants OK’d for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-one restaurants, bars and food trucks from Bellows Falls to Manchester, including four in Chester, have been approved to receive portions of the $28.6 billion federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help them recover from the effects of restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.  The total funding those […]

Chester taxes jump as reassessment cancels CLA cushion

Chester taxes jump as reassessment cancels CLA cushion

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Wednesday night, the Chester Select Board set tax rates and, even though municipal and school budgets have seen only minor increases for this year and the 2021-22 school year, Chester taxpayers are looking at an increases of about 13 cents per hundred of assessed value (or […]

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 19

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 19

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday July 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s revised agenda. Changes are in bold. 1. Discuss the ACCD document Enabling Better Places: A Zoning Guide for Vermont […]

10-car crash closes I-91 northbound; no injuries

10-car crash closes I-91 northbound; no injuries

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A pickup truck on I-91 that was unable to stop to avoid vehicles waiting for the cleanup of an earlier two-car crash this morning caused a 10-vehicle pileup. No injuries were reported, but the mess closed the roadway for two hours, until around 10 a.m. According to Vermont State Police, […]

Biden appoints Gov. Scott to bi-partisan governors' security council

Biden appoints Gov. Scott to bi-partisan governors’ security council

President Joe Biden has appointed Gov. Phil Scott to the President’s Council of Governors for a two-year term, the White House announced.  The bipartisan council was established in 2010 by Section 1822 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 and implemented by Presidential Executive Order 13528. It includes up to 10 governors who work […]

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is announcing celebratory events at all Amtrak stations in Vermont to welcome back the state’s two Amtrak trains on Monday, July 19, when the Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express resume service. At noon and 5 p.m. gather at the Bellows Falls Train Station on the Island to greet the Vermonter. […]

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

The South Central Vermont Board Of Realtors is joining with other local Vermont Realtor boards to offer a statewide Consumer Safety Day on Saturday, July 31. Realtors have contracted SecurShred to provide a mobile unit for the on site shredding of personal documents (maximum 5 boxes per household) at three locations throughout our area: 9 […]

Derry resident arraigned on federal drug charges

Derry resident arraigned on federal drug charges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A South Londonderry  man pleaded not guilty in federal court (via Zoom) this afternoon on drug charges dating back to 2017  that apparently involved an overdose death. Timothy J. Slade, 29, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of heroin distribution and maintaining a drug-involved […]

State offering outdoor recreation grants to towns, nonprofits

State offering outdoor recreation grants to towns, nonprofits

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is launching the 2021 Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative  Community Grant Program and the Enhancement of Recreational Stewardship and Access Trail Grants. These programs will distribute more than $6 million to municipalities and non-profit organizations across Vermont. The funding comes from one-time general funds and is a portion […]

Fourth fireworks finally on Fifth

Fourth fireworks finally on Fifth

After a rain delay from the planned July 3 events, the American Legion in Chester had a perfect evening on Monday to hold the town Independence Day fireworks, bringing the long weekend to a close. If you didn’t get a chance to watch them live, Dennis Kopacz of Sculpted Physiques in Chester viewed the display […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 7

Chester Select Board agenda for July 7

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 via Zoom and in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. To attend via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 or ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the June 15, 2021 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous […]

Weston considers replacing Zoning Board with Development Review Board

Weston considers replacing Zoning Board with Development Review Board

By Mallory Hopkins ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC During the Weston Select Board meeting on Tuesday, June 22, members began discussing replacing the Zoning Board of Adjustment with a Development Review Board, which would allow landowner to have a “one-stop shop” when it comes to seeking decisions on land-use issues. Board vice chair Jim Linville said […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 28

Andover Select Board agenda for June 28

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 28 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road, and via Zoom.  To access via Zoom,  click here.  Meeting ID: 869 021 5007; Passcode: 146374 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: […]