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Weston board OKs tax rates, stream work bid

Weston board OKs tax rates, stream work bid

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board approved 2019 tax rates representing a 4.76 percent increase for residents and a 2 percent increase for non-residents and commercial property owners. Town Clerk Kim Seymour presented the numbers, which included a 6-cent increase in municipal taxes (from $0.4773 to $0.5375) and education […]

Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake

Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake Kuperberg says internal documents show state's intent was always overnight stays

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was asked to “stand with” the town’s Conservation Commission Monday night in opposing plans for overnight lodging and expanded parking at Lowell Lake as internal state documents came to light. Conservation Commission chair Irwin Kuperberg told the board that after studying the Department […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22

The Development Review Board for Chester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Town Hall following the two site visits listed below. 5:15 p.m. Site Visit 1726 VT Rt. 103 South 5:25 p.m. Site Visit 2206 Green Mtn. Turnpike 6 p.m. Public meeting 1) Review draft minutes from the June 24th meeting 2) Citizens comments […]

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician

Robert W. Bertrand, 64, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Chester following an illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Charles “Peanut” and Barbara (O’Dell) Bertrand. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1972. Mr.. Bertrand served […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

Andover Select Board agenda for July 22

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 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 July 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: […]

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Scott appoints new Windham County sheriff

Gov. Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as Windham County sheriff. He will be sworn in tomorrow, Thursday, July 11. Anderson fills the vacancy left by Keith Clark, who retired June 30 after 12 years as sheriff. Anderson brings more than 15 years of law enforcement experience to the role, including extensive […]

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley's claim

Cavendish Fire chief answers Ripley’s claim

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting hadn’t even begun last night when board member Mike Ripley’s radio came to life with a call for the Ludlow Ambulance – on which he serves – and he was out the door. That was unfortunate, because Cavendish Acting Fire Chief […]

Restoration begins on Chester Town Hall

Restoration begins on Chester Town Hall

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For years, Chester Select Board members have complained about the state of Town Hall during their twice monthly meetings on the second floor of 556 Elm St. Former member Bill Lindsay was particularly vocal about the embarrassing state of the historic building, often taking time during meetings […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 15, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Town Garage,  220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Highway Report: Open Sealed Bids: Chester Hill Culvert; Truck – 2500 Pickup Truck 3. Other Business 4. Date of Next Selectboard Meetings: July 18, 2019 at Town Garage. […]

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

Grafton Select Board meeting on Town Plan for July 11, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will meet in a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Town Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Attorney/VLCT Guidance on proper procedure.* 3. Town Plan – Pursuant to 24 VSA 4385, this is a Selectboard meeting following the first public […]

Chester board sets tax rates, OKs festival parking

Chester board sets tax rates, OKs festival parking

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board set this year’s property tax rates at a special meeting held on July 2. The meeting was held in the Town Clerk’s office due to the renovation of the second floor of Town Hall. This year’s municipal tax rate – the combination of […]

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019 in Chester at the age of 61. Mr. Hennessy was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children, preceded in death by Nicky and Susie, celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, […]

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 19, 1943 in Ferrisburgh, the son of John J. and Ruth (Newville) Jerome. He attended school in the Ferrisburgh area. He served in the U.S. Army during the […]

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

Londonderry celebrates Independence Day

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The severe thunderstorm predicted for Saturday held off as Londonderry’s annual Independence Day Parade went off under sunny blue skies.  A large crowd was on hand to enjoy the festivities as summer heat and humidity finally arrived. All photos by Bruce Frauman, click any photo to launch the gallery.   […]

Derry Planning/Regional Commission to review state Lowell Lake plan for local compliance

Derry Planning/Regional Commission to review state Lowell Lake plan for local compliance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At the request of the Planning Commission, the Londonderry Select Board decided to stick a toe in the Lowell Lake Park controversy last night by letting the commission meet with the Windham Regional Commission to look at whether the State of Vermont’s plan for the park is […]

Weston board mulls Priory solar; decommission of Devil's Den Trail

Weston board mulls Priory solar; decommission of Devil’s Den Trail

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC One Weston Select Board member’s solitary action regarding a solar installation at the Weston Priory brought an annoyed reaction from chairman Denis Benson at the board’s June 25 meeting. Charles Goodwin said that he had registered the Town of Weston on the Public Utility Commission’s website to […]

Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

Maria Reyes, 55, compassionate person, beloved sister

Maria Alison Reyes, daughter of Rita and Albert Reyes, passed suddenly on June 28 at the age of 55, finally free from the ravages of schizophrenia that plagued her most of her adult life. Ms. Reyes graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in 1981 and attended UVM on an academic scholarship, possessing a brilliant mind. […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 8

Andover Select Board agenda for July 8

The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8 at Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the June 24th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

Grafton Special Select Board meeting for July 8, 2019

Grafton Special Select Board meeting for July 8, 2019

The Grafton Select Board will hold a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at Town Hall, 117 Main St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Town Clerk Treasurer: Set tax rate. 3. Public Comment 4. Other Business 5. Date of next Selectboard Meetings: Selectboard Special Meeting on Town […]

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women's softball enthusiast

Betsy Taft, 74, avid bowler, women’s softball enthusiast

On Monday, June 17, 2019, Betsy Lou (Merrill) Taft passed away peacefully in the care of Elmwood Nursing Home in Claremont, N.H. She was 74. She was born on Feb. 9, 1945 in Hanover, N.H., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Merrill. Ms. Taft was continually involved in community sports and is remembered as one […]