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Rolling roadblock on I-91 early tomorrow - expect delays

Rolling roadblock on I-91 early tomorrow – expect delays

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tomorrow, April 26, 2019 beginning at about 6:30 a.m. (weather permitting) there will be a northbound rolling road block on I-91 at the Williams River Bridge in Rockingham. The delay will be for line striping. Then northbound motorists will be directed onto one lane of the newly constructed bridge.  Motorists […]

Paul Truax, 84, pioneering male nurse, entrepreneur and genealogist

Paul Truax, 84, pioneering male nurse, entrepreneur and genealogist

Paul Truax of Chester died on April 23, 2019. He was 84. Born in Huntington Center, Vt., Mr. Truax was the only child of Nina (LaForce) and Albert Truax.  In 1935, he had the distinction of being born on Nov. 4, the birthday of his father’s paternal grandfather.  Although an only child, he enjoyed the […]

Chester solons mull water, gravel and Hogs

Chester solons mull water, gravel and Hogs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Acting as the town’s Water and Sewer Commission, the Chester Select Board, at its April 17 meeting, approved taking out a $45,000 from the state’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division to inventory and map the entire water system. The Asset Management Planning loan is offered to […]

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother

Frances Winfield Bremer of Chevy Chase, Md. and Chester, Vt. passed away peacefully in her home on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.  Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1942, she grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and Old Greenwich, Conn., […]

Special Derry Select Board meeting for April 23

Special Derry Select Board meeting for April 23

The Select Board of Londonderry will meet in a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 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. Personnel Matters a. Executive sessions per 1 […]

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board and the town’s three-person road crew agree in principal, but not yet in the details, that more planning would help the road crew work more efficiently. The board met in a Special Session on Wednesday, April 10, primarily to evaluate the road crew in […]

Derry to put 'No Parking' signs on Lowell Lake Rd.

Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd. Flood response, muddy roads merit attention during board meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, visitors tend to park along the […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

Andover Select Board agenda for April 22

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

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Chester Planning Commission will be held on Thursday April 18, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. until adjourned. The special meeting will convene at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and will then embark on a van tour of Chester, after which it will return […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Weston board tables OK for Fire Dept. airpacks, seeking financing data

Weston board tables OK for Fire Dept. airpacks, seeking financing data

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on April 9 tabled a decision on purchasing eight airpacks for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department until more information could be gathered about financing options. Christine Falango represented the Weston Fire Department in requesting funds to replace airpacks at a total cost of $60,000 […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

Grafton Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: April 1, 2019. [There are no minutes for April 4 as there was no meeting.] 3. Warrants, as signed, presented […]

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

Troopers find double murder suspect dead

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late this afternoon while searching for double murder suspect Derrick Shippee, police found him dead. According to a VSP press release, the Tactical Services Unit was searching on and around Shippee’s family’s property at 138 Sak Road in Vernon, when at around 4:35 p.m. TSU members located a body preliminarily […]

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

Police issue public alert for double murder suspect

UPDATE: SUSPECT FOUND DEAD. Read the story here. © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police have asked the public to be “aware and alert” while they and New Hampshire State Police search for a man suspected in two second-degree murders. According to the VSP alert, arrest warrants have been issued for Derrick Shippee, […]

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners, Select Board agendas for April 17

The Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. followed by the Chester Select Board meeting. Below are their agendas. Chester Water & Sewer Commissioners Meeting 1. Citizen Comments 2. Asset Management Program; Joshua Lockhead 3. Adjourn Special Select Board meeting agenda 1. Approve […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

Londonderry Select Board agenda for April 15

The Select Board for the Town of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St., in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of April 1, 2019 and April […]

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A car fire at 3 p.m. threw the afternoon dismissal for Chester-Andover Elementary School into disarray while firefighters blocked the driveway to extinguish the blaze. As parents in cars lined up behind the school to pick up their children, the car at the front of the line […]

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board held its statutory Town Plan public hearing before beginning to review changes proposed by the Planning Commission at its Wednesday, April 3 meeting. There are substantial changes to four chapters of the plan – Utilities and Facilities, Education and Child Care Facilities, Energy […]

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

Tension between fire departments burbles up in Cavendish Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The monthly Cavendish Select Board meeting was just a few minutes old on Monday when it almost erupted into an all-out range war over issues between the town’s two fire companies. In the public comment portion of the agenda, Amy Perry of the Proctorsville Fire Department asked […]