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Vermont offering free radon testing kits

Vermont offering free radon testing kits

Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can invade your home. But you won’t know if this naturally occurring, radioactive gas is present at unsafe levels in your home – unless you test for it. That’s why the Health Department is making it easy for Vermonters to find out if their homes have high […]

Chester DRB agenda for Jan. 27, 2020

Chester DRB agenda for Jan. 27, 2020

The Development Review Board of the Town of Chester will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 for a site visit at 130 Pleasant St., the location of the new Emergency Services Building. At 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., it will hold its public hearing. Below is its agenda. 1) Review […]

Take a run: Offices open in local governments

Take a run: Offices open in local governments Petitions to be on the ballot are due Jan. 27

Vermont’s towns are run by community minded folks who step up and serve in local government positions – from town clerks and select board members to Library Trustees, Listers, Constables and more. This is the time of year that residents can take out a petition to get on the ballot for Town Meeting Day elections. […]

Londonderry public meeting to focus on concerns in water supply, wastewater conditions

Londonderry public meeting to focus on concerns in water supply, wastewater conditions

The Town of Londonderry will be holding the first of three public meetings to discuss concerns regarding water supply and/or wastewater disposal within the North and South Villages. This initial meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Town Office-Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Londonderry has […]

Weston board discusses future of fiber optic, cannabis marketplace

Weston board discusses future of fiber optic, cannabis marketplace

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board, minus the absent Ann Fuji’i, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 engaged in extended discussions regarding financial issues over legislation in Montpelier, the fire department and a generator to serve both the Town Office and the Little School building next door. State Rep. Kelly Pajala called […]

Obituary: Frederick Ramen Jr., 86, of Chester

Obituary: Frederick Ramen Jr., 86, of Chester

Frederick C. Ramen Jr., 86, of Chester, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 30, 1933 in Queens, N.Y., the son of Frederick Sr. and Catherine (Beckert) Ramen. Mr. Ramen held master’s degrees from New York […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 20

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Jan. 20

The Select Board of Londonderry will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meeting of Jan. 6, 2020 4. Selectboard Pay Orders 5. Announcements/Correspondence 6. Visitors and […]

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

Athens man arrested in Londonderry burglary, auto theft

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC An Athens man was arrested Saturday in connection with burglaries, auto theft and several other charges including attempting to elude police starting in Londonderry and ending in Brattleboro. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Jason Moul, 38, entered a home on Rt. 11  in Londonderry around 3 p.m. […]

Chester board nears final budget version

Chester board nears final budget version

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Wednesday, the Chester Select Board took its next-to-last look at its 2020 budget with the goal of limiting an increase in the tax rate. At the time of the meeting it appeared that that the budget was $241,565 greater than last year — equivalent to 6 […]

State experts urge action on emerald ash borer beetle

State experts urge action on emerald ash borer beetle

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The primary take-away for individuals attending a community forum about the emerald ash borer beetle is not to move wood during the bug’s “flight season,” which in Vermont is from June 1 to Sept. 30. For communities, the lesson is that the longer one waits to act, the […]

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 20, 2020

Chester Planning Commission agenda for Jan. 20, 2020

The Chester Planning commission will hold a regular meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 20, 2020 at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Jan. 6, 2019 meeting 2. Citizens Comments 3. Go over map changes with Gabe Ladd 4. Discuss […]

Obituary: Laura Dudek, 72, of Chester

Obituary: Laura Dudek, 72, of Chester

Laura Kate Dudek, 72, passed away from cancer on Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2020, at her home in Chester surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Louis and Connie (Ferro) Siracusano. She graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz, where she was […]

Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

Powden resigns as TRSU superintendent effective June 30

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Meg Powden, superintendent of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, resigned her position on Monday, Jan. 13 effective June 30 — the end of the 2019/2020 school year. She will have served four years, overseeing the operations of two school districts — Green Mountain Unified and Ludlow-Mt. Holly […]

REVISED - Chester Water, Sewer; Select Board agendas

REVISED – Chester Water, Sewer; Select Board agendas

The Chester Water/Sewer Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 prior to the Select Board meeting. Both will be held at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below are their agendas. Revisions are in bold face type. Water/Sewer Commissioners agenda 1. Approve Water Budget 2. Approve Sewer Budget 3. Adjourn Special […]

Derry voters to weigh local options tax

Derry voters to weigh local options tax Board tackles 2020-21 budgeting before Town Meeting

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 6 voted to place on the March 3 Town Meeting warning an article for the town to vote on a 1 percent local options tax on sales, rooms, meals and alcohol, in an attempt to reduce the municipal […]

Obituary: Gary Chase, 66, of Rockingham

Obituary: Gary Chase, 66, of Rockingham

Gary D. Chase, 66, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at his home in Rockingham following an illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1953 in Springfield, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Hodgdon) Chase, and graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1971. On July 5, 1975, he married Denise Douglas at […]

Obituary: Richard Maynard, 79, Perkinsville native

Obituary: Richard Maynard, 79, Perkinsville native

Richard G. Maynard passed away peacefully at his home in Harrison, Maine, on Dec. 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Windsor, he grew up in Perkinsville, graduating in 1958 from Springfield High School.  He was active in the Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout badge and Order of the Arrow. Mr. […]

Obituary: Fredericka Holden, 92, of Springfield

Obituary: Fredericka Holden, 92, of Springfield

Fredericka “Freddy” Holden 92, passed away on the evening of  Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 at the Springfield Hospital. She was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Bellows Falls, to Frederick and Hazel (Austin) Fair. She graduated from Springfield High School. On June 4, 1949 she married Raymond E. Holden in Springfield. He predeceased her on […]

Obituary: Hildagarde Jaquith, 89, of Chester

Obituary: Hildagarde Jaquith, 89, of Chester

Hildagarde B. “Hilly” Jaquith, 89, of Chester, passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. She was born May 4, 1930 in Monroe, N.H., the daughter of Oscar and Electa (Griffin) Bedor, graduating from of St. Johnsbury Academy in 1948. Her husband of 38 years, Norman “Jake” Jaquith, died […]

Obituary: Elsie Mable Fuller, 93, of Springfield

Obituary: Elsie Mable Fuller, 93, of Springfield

Elsie Mable Hart Fuller, 93, of Springfield, died on Friday morning Dec. 20, 2019. She passed away peacefully from cancer at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center (Genesis) in Springfield. She was born June 27, 1926 in Weston and was the last surviving daughter of Henry W. Hart and Rosetta “Rosie”  ( Chadburn ) Hart. […]