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Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 14

Andover Select Board agenda for Oct. 14

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at Town Offices, 956 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 Sept. 23 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Derry Select Board agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

Derry Select Board agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Executive Session – The appointment or employment or evaluation of […]

Aging Chester Congregational Church seeks 'replanting'

Aging Chester Congregational Church seeks ‘replanting’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Next June, after 247 years, the ministry of the Chester Congregational Church, at 469 Main St., will come to an end. But if all goes well, it will also be the beginning of a new ministry, according to Pastor Susan E. Moody. With congregation membership hovering at […]

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

Police ask help finding man who offered child a ride

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who tried to pick up a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus this morning. According to a VSP press release, the girl was waiting for a bus on Fort Hill Road in Putney […]

Stocker's grandmother pleads guilty to obstruction

Stocker’s grandmother pleads guilty to obstruction

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The grandmother of a Chester man who stands accused of sexual assault, kidnapping and other offenses plead guilty on Wednesday to obstruction of justice by arranging contact with one of the victims to convince her to drop the charges. Obstruction of justice is a felony punishable by […]

$120,000 committed to save wildlife corridor in Mt. Holly

$120,000 committed to save wildlife corridor in Mt. Holly

The Mount Holly Conservation Trust has received a total of $120,000 from two Vermont Community Foundation fundholders to permanently protect 346 acres in Mount Holly that connect the southern part of the Green Mountain National Forest with the Okemo State Forest and Coolidge State Forest. An anonymous Vermont Community Foundation fundholder awarded a generous $100,000 […]

State announces income guide for free, reduced school meals

State announces income guide for free, reduced school meals

The Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs has announced its policy for free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the NSLP Afterschool Snack Service and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income guidelines are effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Oct. 7, 2019

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from September 16, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Continue reviewing draft boundaries in R6 & R18 districts 4. Set date for the next meeting 5. Adjourn

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 2

Chester Select Board agenda for Oct. 2

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the September 18, 2019 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. VAST Request 5. Waste-Water Inspection Report Discussion 6. Sign Loan Document regarding Palmer Bridge temporary […]

Chester board picks bridge option, sets bond warning, seeks citizens for town manager search

Chester board picks bridge option, sets bond warning, seeks citizens for town manager search

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board made decisions on some issues it has talked about for several meetings, including the amount of the bond for the proposed emergency services building and which of five alternatives it would choose for the replacement of bridges along Route 103 north. […]

Local students, adults join Global Climate Strike

Local students, adults join Global Climate Strike

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 70 people — from Chester and surrounding areas and from students to retirees  — joined Friday’s Global Climate Strike to end the demand for fossil fuels and promote a clean environment to address the climate crisis. The midday protest took place under warm blue skies. The group gathered […]

Chester Police opens door for pre-vote tours

Chester Police opens door for pre-vote tours

The Chester Police Department is inviting residents to stop in to visit the Police Department facilities at 556 Elm St. in Chester during office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, prior to the bond vote on the Emergency Service Building on Tuesday, Nov. 5. This short tour is being held ahead of […]

Derry board OKs Dufresne for wastewater feasibility study

Derry board OKs Dufresne for wastewater feasibility study

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although meeting for less than 25 minutes, the Londonderry Select Board on Monday, Sept. 23 heard a complaint about maintenance of a road, talked about the current state of the road crew and approved a contract for a feasibility study, among other items. Contract OK’d for wastewater feasibility […]

Injured man rescued from Knapp Pond

Injured man rescued from Knapp Pond

UPDATE Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2:45 p.m: VSP spokesman Adam Silverman tells The Telegraph that “The Vermont State Police – along with other agencies – responded to a call for an individual in crisis who needed medical assistance. Due to the nature of the call we cannot release any more information.” By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 […]

College aid workshops scheduled throughout area schools

College aid workshops scheduled throughout area schools

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at more than 50 local high schools — 10 of them in Windsor and Windham counties — beginning in late September and running into  early November to help families learn how to manage college costs and to fill out financial aid forms. Each year, Vermont families leave […]

Vermont Timber Works destroyed in massive blaze

Vermont Timber Works destroyed in massive blaze

The above video was gleaned from more than 30 minutes of cellphone camera footage taken by Kelly Burton.   By Shawn Cunningham and Kelly Burton © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An early evening fire that destroyed the Vermont Timber Works factory in North Springfield  Saturday was caused by spontaneous combustion of waste materials in a […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 23

Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 23

The Select Board of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 at 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 minutes from the September 9th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]

Chester EMS building to go to vote in November

Chester EMS building to go to vote in November

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a special meeting last week, the Chester Select Board set a town vote on bonding for $4.7 million to construct a new building on Pleasant Street to house Chester’s police, ambulance and fire departments. It would also pay for refurbishing and bringing up to code the town […]

Vermont reports 1st vaping illness in state; 7th death occurs in California

Vermont reports 1st vaping illness in state; 7th death occurs in California

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing The Vermont Department of Health is reporting the first case of severe respiratory illness associated with vaping in a Vermont resident. Five more possible cases are being investigated. A spokeswoman for the department, citing federal HIPAA rules, refused to reveal an age-range, sex or county where the patient lives. […]

Weston considers buying used grader; OKs HB bid for heating oil

Weston considers buying used grader; OKs HB bid for heating oil

  By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board is considering purchasing a used grader. At the Weston Select Board’s Sept. 10 meeting, board chair Denis Benson said that the board may consider the purchase in early October. Road Foreman Almon Crandall said he has been looking at a used grader that […]