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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 […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 18

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 18

The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 18 on the second floor of Town Hall, 556 Elm Street. Below is its agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the August 29, 2019 Special Selectboard meeting; September 4, 2019 Selectboard meeting and Executive Session; September 12 Special Selectboard meeting 2. […]

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

Derry to seek funds for electric speed sign as state OKs reducing mph near Flood Brook

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre, who had met with the Traffic Committee of the state Agency of Transportation, told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday Sept. 9 that the state will agree to lower the speed limit on Route 11 near the school to 40 mph as […]

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Sept. 12

Chester Select Board special meeting agenda for Sept. 12

  SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA   The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda: Citizen Comments Latest update of plans and costs for EMS Building & Town Garage Adjourn

Obituary: Elizabeth Helberg, 86, of Mt. Holly

Obituary: Elizabeth Helberg, 86, of Mt. Holly

Elizabeth “Betty” Carol Helberg of Mt. Holly died peacefully on Sept. 8, 2019 at the Meadows Assisted Living in Rutland. Mrs. Helberg was born on Aug. 6, 1933, the daughter of Harry A. Colburn and Bernice Eliza (Burton) Colburn of Mt. Holly. Mrs Colburn died two month’s after Elizabeth’s birth. She was raised by her […]

Afternoon manhunt comes up empty; police in two states search for Vermont man

Afternoon manhunt comes up empty; police in two states search for Vermont man

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An extensive, two-state manhunt came up empty today as police agencies from Vermont and New Hampshire searched for a wanted Westminster man. As of 6:30 tonight, police on both sides of the Connecticut River were asking the public for help. According to a Walpole, N.H., Police press […]

Chester board OKs Palmer Bridge repairs, delays vote on VTrans bridge replacement plan

Chester board OKs Palmer Bridge repairs, delays vote on VTrans bridge replacement plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The heat from the question of taking residents’ land by eminent domain was turned up a notch at the Sept. 4 Chester Select Board meeting as Brian and Amy Mosher reiterated their claim that they would not negotiate for the right of way needed to consolidate three […]

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

Federal suit claims GMUSD, TRSU officials did little to stop harassment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late last week, the list of lawsuits against the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and its constituent school districts grew by one as a 30-count, 69-page complaint alleging a “sexually hostile school environment,” among other claims, was filed in the U.S. District Court for Vermont. The suit names […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Sept. 16

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Sept. 16

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from Aug.t 19, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Review summary of draft changes to Unified Development By- Laws; beginning with the district boundaries in R6 & […]

Residents oppose VTrans plan to eliminate bridges

Residents oppose VTrans plan to eliminate bridges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The recommended solution to a three-bridge problem along Rt. 103 North in Chester may result in legal action as one homeowner vows to prevent it. At a special meeting of the Chester Select Board last Thursday night, engineers from VTrans presented their recommendation for constructing one bridge […]

Obituary: Stacy Ingalls, 55, of Springfield

Obituary: Stacy Ingalls, 55, of Springfield

Stacy L. Ingalls, 55, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday evening Aug. 29, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 21, 1964 in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Paul B. Sr. and Elinor K. (Jones) Ingalls. She graduated from Green Mountain High School in Chester. Ms. Ingalls was employed as an office clerk […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 4

Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 4

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the Aug. 21, 2019 Selectboard Meeting and Aug. 21, 2019 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Town Manager Search Discussion with Abigail Friedman from VLCT […]

<strong>Guide to the 2019 Chester Fall Festival</strong>

Guide to the 2019 Chester Fall Festival

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 45th year, the Chester Fall Festival is a weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There’s no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall […]

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

Theissen to speak on legislative impact on retirement accounts

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Legislation working its way through Congress will impact Individual Retirement Accounts. Learn about the proposed law and  how best to prepare for the changes that come with it when Ron Theissen speaks at the Chester Rotary First Thursday program from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Fullerton […]

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

Derry to consider town meeting on Lowell Lake

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Londonderry Conservation Committee chair Irwin Kuperberg came to the Derry  Select Board on Aug. 19 asking for an endorsement of the committee’s Lowell Lake position. While Kuperberg did not get what he wanted, he didn’t come away empty handed. After recounting a number of the objections to […]

Chester town manager to retire; Select Board OKs Yosemite feasibility study funds

Chester town manager to retire; Select Board OKs Yosemite feasibility study funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester Select Board Chair Arne Jonynas announced that Town Manager David Pisha will retire effective at Town Meeting March 3, 2020. Jonynas praised Pisha saying that he came on board in August 2008 with the town’s finances “in shambles” and that he had retired a $500,000 deficit […]

Obituary: Amanda Page, 67, of Springfield

Obituary: Amanda Page, 67, of Springfield

Amanda L. Page 67, died on Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, at her home in Springfield surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on May 29, 1952 in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Wallace and Priscilla (Spooner) Batchelder.  She attended schools in both Connecticut and New Hampshire. On Sept. 4, 1971, she married Rodney L. […]