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Fighter training exercises over Vermont scheduled for June

Fighter training exercises over Vermont scheduled for June

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next month people in southern Vermont will once again be hearing the thunder of the jets of the 104th Fighter Wing, flying out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. According to a press release from the fighter wing, the jets will be flying routine training missions over […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 2

Chester Select Board agenda for June 2

The Chester Select Board will meet for a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 for a site visit for potential community greenhouse locations. Those sites are: Canal Street Well Site and Academy Building – rear lot The regular meeting will follow at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To access […]

Sign panel gives Chester wayfinding a go-ahead of sorts

Sign panel gives Chester wayfinding a go-ahead of sorts State will work with town to clear final hurtles

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its first meeting in more than a year and a half, Vermont’s Travel Information Council considered Chester’s long-waiting request to erect wayfinding signs as a downtown economic development move and gave the plan a partial but enthusiastic approval. The council is administered by the Agency of […]

Chester board names new Zoning Administrator

Chester board names new Zoning Administrator Will tour sites proposed for community greenhouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the second time in six months, the Chester Select Board appointed a new zoning administrator for the town. The appointment took place at its meeting on Wednesday, May 19. The board took the unanimous recommendation of the Planning Commission and appointed Preston Bristow of Woodstock to […]

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

Weekly Covid Update: Scott to lift all Covid restrictions once 80% of Vermonters are vaxxed

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott extended a challenge to Vermonters saying that once the state reaches an 80 percent vaccination rate for all eligible Vermonters, he will lift all restrictions put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on state projections, the goal could be reached as soon as early […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 24

Andover Select Board agenda for May 24

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24 in person and via Zoom. To join via Zoom click here. Meeting ID: 869 021 5007 and Passcode: 146374. To dial in, call: +1 929 436 2866. Town offices are located at 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its […]

Weston board confirms outdoor Town Meeting

Weston board confirms outdoor Town Meeting Little School bathroom renovation set, seeks flooring upgrade

By Mallory Hopkins ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston’s long-delayed Town Meeting will be held outdoors on Tuesday, May 25, the Weston Select Board confirmed at its May 11 meeting. The meeting will take place in front of the Weston Playhouse on Park Street, the venue for Weston’s Town Meeting although held indoors, and begin at […]

Chester man agrees to $17,406 state fine for burn violation

Chester man agrees to $17,406 state fine for burn violation

A Chester man was fined $17,406 by the state for burning a structure on his property in December 2019 in violation of the Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations and Solid Waste Management Rules. The Department of Environmental Conservation, under the Agency of Natural Resources, announced the fine on Tuesday evening. As The Telegraph reported at […]

REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for May 19

REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for May 19

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19 over Zoom and in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. To access 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 May 5, 2021 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting […]

Weekly Covid Update: Scott extends emergency order even as mask mandate nixed for fully vaxxed Vermonters

Weekly Covid Update: Scott extends emergency order even as mask mandate nixed for fully vaxxed Vermonters

  ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, Gov. Phil Scott extended Vermont’s state of emergency for another 30 days, even as he announced the leap to Step 3 in the Vermont Forward Plan; and eliminated the mask and social distance requirements for fully vaccinated Vermonters. As Vermont continues to lead the nation in vaccinations and […]

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 17

REVISED Chester Planning Commission agenda for May 17

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday May 17, 2021 in person at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and via Zoom. To attend go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is the commission’s agenda: 1. Review minutes from May 3, 2021 meeting. 2. Citizen comments. 3. Appoint Tim Roper to conduct […]

Windham Foundation garage burglarized

Windham Foundation garage burglarized

Sometime between 5:30 Monday night and 6:30 Tuesday morning, someone broke into the front garage door at the Windham Foundation on Townsend Road in Grafton, stealing items from the garage. Vermont State Police were called to the scene shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday by someone from the foundation’s Maintenance Department who was reporting the […]

Cavendish schedules sewer repair with late summer paving

Cavendish schedules sewer repair with late summer paving

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Cavendish is looking to resolve a longstanding sewer pipe problem on Main Street in Proctorsville this summer by piggybacking on the state’s work on Route 131 At Monday night’s Select Board meeting, Town Manager Brendan McNamara said that the 8-inch asbestos-cement sewer line between […]

Chester board OKs three events; wayfinding signs in limbo as state panel goes missing

Chester board OKs three events; wayfinding signs in limbo as state panel goes missing

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board was in an agreeable state of mind last Wednesday night, giving all three organizations that came before them the permissions and support they asked for including use of town property, police security and the nod to conduct a second coin drop on Route […]

Windsor County collects 604 lbs. on Drug Take Back Day; statewide number hits 7,165

Windsor County collects 604 lbs. on Drug Take Back Day; statewide number hits 7,165

On April 24, Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 604 pounds of disposed medications collected throughout Windsor County for incineration and 7,165 pounds statewide. “Take-Back” efforts began in 2010 as stand-alone disposal events occurring twice a year. Since […]

Firearms reported stolen from Bartonsville home

Firearms reported stolen from Bartonsville home

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A burglar made off with a small arsenal of guns in a burglary in Bartonsville on Friday, according to state police. In a press release Saturday, Vermont State Police said that Richard Shaw of Lower Bartonsville Road reported that 15 guns of various models and calibers were missing from his […]

Health Dept. opens walk-in vaxx clinics to <br>out-of-staters working in Vermont

Health Dept. opens walk-in vaxx clinics to
out-of-staters working in Vermont

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont health officials announced that registration is now open, with walk-in opportunities available, to anyone who lives out of state but works in Vermont, regardless of their occupation. Human Services Secretary Mike Smith said the state might have additional announcements next week on further category expansion. Smith also said he […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 10

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 10

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10. The meeting will be held remotely on Zoom. To access online, click here. Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 862 8517 3463). Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Organization: a. Elect a […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 10

Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 10

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will meet for two site visits beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, followed by its regular meeting. To join the meeting by Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda 5 p.m. Site Visit, 397 Peck Road 5:30 p.m. Site Visit, 230 Main St., rear […]

Weston board mulls May 25 Town Meeting

Weston board mulls May 25 Town Meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the Weston Select Board decided on Tuesday, May 25  for its annual meeting back in January and voted to warn the meeting for that date back on March 23, there seemed to be a fair amount of confusion around the event at last Tuesday’s regular meeting. […]