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TRSU chair Orzechowski: 'We violated open meeting law'

TRSU chair Orzechowski: ‘We violated open meeting law’ Orzechowski apologizes, Powden does not attend, Prairie unconvinced

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing  LLC With Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden not in attendance, board chair Paul Orzechowski admitted that the TRSU board had violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and apologized at a May 16 special meeting held by video conference with members attending from Chester-Andover Elementary, TRSU in Ludlow […]

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town properties – current and potential – took up the majority of the Wednesday, May 15 Chester Select Board meeting as Chairman Arne Jonynas told the meeting that he had asked that the Tomasso property be put on the agenda to keep the public abreast of what […]

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It took three months, but Grafton Select Board chair Joe Pollio finally delivered the long-awaited petition to Chester Town officials demanding the quick repair of Route 35 in Chester. There is one twist. The petition, whose last of 232 signatures was apparently gathered more than two months ago, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 27, 2019

Andover Select Board agenda for May 27, 2019

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27 at Town Offices, 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 May 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019

The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St.  Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Roads and Bridges a. Review Bids and Award Contract […]

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on Morse Brook Road […]

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy's plans for Glebe Mountain

Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain

By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 residents discussed their experiences with […]

Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capital plan […]

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green Mountain High School in Chester. VTrans officials will hear public comment on the current speed limits and how they might be changed […]

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

Wanted man killed in hostage standoff

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Yesterday, police learned that Potwin was at […]

Police search for 'potentially dangerous' man

Police search for ‘potentially dangerous’ man

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are alerting the public about a potentially dangerous man and asking for tips to help locate him according to a press release this afternoon. Jeremy Potwin, 39, of Bethel, is wanted on two arrest warrants — violation of conditions of release, and escape from Probation & […]

Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

Chester Select Board agenda for May 15

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the May 1, 2019 Selectboard Meeting and May 10 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Jeffrey Barn Update; Lillian Willis 5. Tomasso Property Update […]

Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

Westminster man charged in road rage shooting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Westminster man was arrested this afternoon and charged in a road rage shooting this morning. No one was injured in the incident. At around 8:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Robert Wright of Townshend called 9-1-1 to say that the driver of a truck had fired several shots […]

Special meeting for Chester Select Board

Special meeting for Chester Select Board

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. on May 10 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Approve Warning for Special Town Meeting 3. Adjourn

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a complaint dated May 7 and sent to Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden and board members, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, is contending that the board of the SU improperly entered into an executive session even after it was warned […]

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change Chester Select Board discusses special town meetings on EMS building, loader

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hazardous household waste collections that have been held at the Springfield Transfer Station a couple of times a year are in for a big change, which may make them both harder to access and more expensive. Last Wednesday night, Derek Suursoo, who represents the Town of […]

Chester DRB agenda for May 13

Chester DRB agenda for May 13

The Chester Development Review Board will meet for two site visits on Monday, May 13 before its public meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 4:45 p.m. Site Visit — 1412 Andover Rd. 5:25 p.m. Site Visit — 3254 Green Mtn. Turnpike 1) Review draft minutes from the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

Andover Select Board agenda for May 13

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13 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 April 22nd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five […]

Police seek information in daytime burglary

Police seek information in daytime burglary

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for information in their investigation of a daytime burglary in Westminster. At about 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, the owner of a house on Alden Street returned home to find that someone had broken in and stolen a beige Sentry safe, cash and prescription […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 6, 2019

The Londonderry Select Board will hold its regular meeting on at 7 p.m. on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Twitchell Office Building 100 Old School Street, Londonderry. Below is its agenda: 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting(s) of April 15, 2019, April 23, […]