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GM Unified School District Board agenda for July 16

GM Unified School District Board agenda for July 16

The Green Mountain Unified School Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 via Zoom. To access Zoom click here or phone 646-876-9923 I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. June 18, 2020 Regular Meeting IV. BOARD […]

Derry board chair condemns graffiti; town moves forward on fiber optic

Derry board chair condemns graffiti; town moves forward on fiber optic

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In response to the discovery of anti-Black Lives Matter graffiti painted on Route 100 in South Londonderry and in Jamaica, Londonderry Select Board chair George Mora on Monday, July 6, said “racist intimidation has no place in Londonderry” or elsewhere in the United States. The lack of a […]

Chester board continues discussion of policing policies with chief

Chester board continues discussion of policing policies with chief

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three members of the Chester Select Board gathered at Town Hall last Wednesday for the first in-person meeting it has held since early April. The meeting was also held via Zoom for those who did not wisht0 or were unable to attend. The board continued its discussion […]

S. Derry, Jamaica area hit with anti-BLM graffiti

S. Derry, Jamaica area hit with anti-BLM graffiti

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC When South Londonderry residents at the intersection of Winhall Hollow Road and Route 100 awoke on Monday morning, something on their block had changed: fresh spray paint marked the pavement in the center of the road. It read: “BLM [Black Lives Matter] is racist.” Similar graffiti would later […]

Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC .Nicole Wengerd, the new executive director of Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry, introduced founding member Delores Barbeau by saying doctors told Barbeau that she should not be alive. Barbeau has Stage 4 cancer and was not expected to live beyond May. Wengerd then joked, “What do doctors know?” The […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for July 13 (REVISED)

Chester Development Review Board agenda for July 13 (REVISED) Revision in bold

The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will hold a site visit at 5:15 p.m., Monday, July 13 at 1482 Quarry Road prior to its public meeting at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom at 6 p.m. The in-person meeting will be limited to the first 25 people, which includes DRB […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 10

Special Chester Select Board meeting for July 10

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 10 via Zoom. (Please note that this meeting had been scheduled for July 13.) Please click this link to find out how to access this Zoom meeting. 1. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 2. Set Tax Rate 3. Adjourn

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

Andover Select Board agenda for July 13

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 in person with proper distancing at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston 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 […]

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a recent burglary in the Pierce Ridge Road area of Londonderry. According to a VSP press release, sometime between June 16 and July 3, someone forced entry into the locked residence of Luke Spiess of Griswold, Conn. and stole a 9mm handgun. Police are asking […]

VSP on theft of Peru speed sign: Never mind

VSP on theft of Peru speed sign: Never mind

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A speed sign on Route 11 near the Bromley Market that was reported stolen has turned up with “no foul play.” According to a Vermont State Police press release issued on Friday, July 3, the sign, which is owned by the Department of Public Safety and reported stolen on July, […]

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Summer is in full swing with hot days, thunderstorms and lots of swimming. And with summer comes water quality testing for harmful bacteria. Sample bottles, thermometers, coolers, and paperwork in hand, Susan Brace and Frank Kelley headed out early Wednesday morning to collect samples. The goal of the water quality program is to monitor the […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

Londonderry Select Board agenda for July 6

The Select Board for the town of Londonderry will hold its meetings at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6 through Zoom. To access the meeting remotely:  Via web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84524719864 Via telephone: (929) 205-6099; Meeting ID: 845 2471 9864 Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes […]

Speed sign stolen in Peru

Speed sign stolen in Peru

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering a speed sign stolen in Peru. According to a VSP press release, between June 23 and June 30 a Decatur solar-powered speed sign was stolen from Vermont Route 11 near the Bromley Market. The speed sign is described as […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 6

Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 6

The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020. Below is its agenda. It will be held via Zoom. To attend by phone, call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID: ​810 2925 6359 # To attend online go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Review minutes from the June […]

S. Vermont in a 'crazy' real estate sales boom

S. Vermont in a ‘crazy’ real estate sales boom Some buyers scooping up homes sight-unseen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Talk with any area Realtor about the current property market and one word that comes up nearly every time is “crazy.” Real estate sales in this part of Southern Vermont have heating up as the number of houses available – what Realtors call “inventory” – is in […]

Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Chester Police, Fire and Ambulance were called for a crash that sheered off a utility pole along Rt. 103 south bringing down wires and stopping traffic. But when they arrived, they found an empty car. According to a CPD press […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

Chester Select Board agenda for July 1

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 both at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. Town Hall attendance is limited to 25 people. To access the meeting through Zoom click https://zoom.us/join use Meeting ID: 829 4001 5210 or  click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82940015210 1. Approve Minutes from the June 17, […]

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb

Scott administration loosens restrictions on travel, hospitality as cases climb Chester one of few area towns to allow fireworks

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for a surge of 54 cases in a week, over twice the increase of last week, with the largest jump of 20 cases being reported on Wednesday. The total number of cases in Vermont on Saturday stood at […]

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

Derry ponders burn ordinance; pushes racial justice resolution to Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a meeting with plenty of discussion but little action, on Monday, June 15, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe told the Londonderry Select Board that he will continue to work on a draft of a town ordinance to ban the burning of trash. He said he will base Londonderry’s […]

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover

Truck hauling new, empty nuclear storage cask crashes in Andover Recovery closes Route 11 on Friday and Saturday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A truck carrying a new, empty storage cask for nuclear fuel rods bound for Vermont Yankee in Vernon crashed just before 10 a.m. on Friday in Andover, leading to a two-day recovery effort. According to Vermont State Police, the east-bound truck rolled over on Route 11 near […]