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Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

Chester Planning Commission agenda for June 17

The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Community Workshop #2: Rural zoning district and uses 2. Citizen comments 3. Adjourn

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident's need

Derry board walks line between zoning enforcement, resident’s need

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Select Board member Bob Forbes on June 3 kicked off a 40-minute discussion on how to handle zoning enforcement at 213 Middletown Road. At the May 20 meeting, the board had given owner James Twitchell two weeks to take the burned-out house down and remove all the […]

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch, 93, patriot, devoted grandmother

Lydia Balch 93, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019 with her family by her side.  She was born March 9, 1926 in Douglas, Mass., the daughter of George H. and Gladys (Caswell) Johnson. She graduated from Sutton High School and Worcester Normal School in Massachusetts. She was married to Richard L. […]

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life's simple things

Paul Nadeau, 59, of Cavendish, enjoyed life’s simple things

Paul E. Nadeau Jr., 59, of Cavendish, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born in Rutland on Jan. 17, 1960, the son of Paul Sr. and Beatrice (Downey) Nadeau of Ludlow. Mr. Nadeau was a polite man and enjoyed the simple things in life. He was well-liked and had many friends. He is […]

Graveside service for Paul Truax

Graveside service for Paul Truax

A graveside committal service with military honors for Paul W. Truax, 84, who passed away on April 23, 2019 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Village Cemetery in Hinesburg. Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting with arrangements

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda Beebe, 65, loved granddaughters, time with family

Brenda L. (Couitt) Beebe, 65, passed away at her home on Thursday afternoon June 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 10, 1954 in Newport, N.H., to Phillip and Alfreda (Partlow) Couitt. She attended schools in Newport and graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H. On March 26, 1983 she […]

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

Andover Select Board agenda for June 10

The Andover Select Board will meet at the Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from May 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per […]

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations Powden's question reveals boards go into executive session without knowing why

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Chester Telegraph analysis of the meetings of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors and of those of its school district boards reveals eight recent instances of lax observance of the laws that protect the public’s access to public meetings. A May 2 revelation that TRSU […]

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation Suggests informing members early, in detail about prospective executive sessions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph has rejected the account and remedy of the Open Meeting Law violation given by Paul Orzechowski, chairman of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board, contending that he did not fully address the violation and that the complaint remains unresolved. On May 7, Cynthia Prairie, […]

Weston board considers plan for ash beetle threat

Weston board considers plan for ash beetle threat

By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, May 28 moved forward on several ongoing projects including addressing threats from the emerald ash borer beetle, and upgrade of the town website. Tree Warden Raymond Mara distributed a packet of information and proposals from the state on how to deal with […]

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

Memorial, celebration for Marianna McGuffin set for June 29

A memorial and celebration for Marianna McGuffin, 88, who died on Nov. 23, 2018, will be held on Saturday, June 29 in Weston beginning with an 11:30 a.m. Eucharist at the Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill Road. Burial will follow at approximately 1 p.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston, and remembrances will be […]

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5, 2019

Chester Select Board agenda for June 5, 2019

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Selectboard Minutes from May 15, 2019 Meeting and Special Selectboard Meeting from May 29, 2019 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Information Booth Sewer Connection; Naomi Johnson 5. Marketing […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 3

Grafton Select Board agenda for June 3

The Select Board meeting for the Town of Grafton will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 3 at the Grafton Garage, 220 Bell St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: May 20, 2019 and Special Meeting, May 27, 2019 3. Warrants, as signed, presented to Selectboard 4. Highway Report 5. […]

Sweeping changes proposed to Chester zoning

Sweeping changes proposed to Chester zoning Information meetings set for June

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Chester is undergoing the most comprehensive overhaul of its zoning regulations and zoning districts since they were first enacted more than 40 years ago. The Unified Development Bylaws – as they are known – have been completely revamped and, if approved by the Select […]

Firefighters find missing Chester boy after 3-hour search

Firefighters find missing Chester boy after 3-hour search

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters and police searched the woods of Smokeshire for nearly three hours this afternoon before finding a 9-year-old boy who had gone missing from his home earlier in the day. The Chester Fire Department was called out around 2:30 p.m. to search for the boy. The boy’s […]

CHANGE OF DATE Chester Select Board special meeting agenda

CHANGE OF DATE Chester Select Board special meeting agenda New date Wednesday May 29.

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 28  29, 2019 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda: 1. Citizen Comments 2. Williams River Bridge #28 Response to State Bridge Inspection 3. Approve Noise & Traffic Studies for Gravel Project 4. Executive Session: Gravel […]

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt Led troopers on high speed pursuit through five towns in stolen car

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Mount Holly woman has been arrested after Vermont State Police say she lead them on a high speed chase through Weathersfield, North Springfield, Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow Wednesday morning in a stolen car. According to radio transmissions, troopers eventually broke off the pursuit for the sake […]

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, founding artistic director at Playhouse, created home for artists at Weston

Malcolm Ewen, a founding director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, beloved colleague and friend, died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. In 1988, Mr. Ewen, Tim Fort and Steve Stettler, took the reins of Weston Playhouse, rededicating the theater to its community, reorganizing it as a not-for-profit company, […]

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Ryan Stocker, 20 of Chester appeared in Windsor Superior Court Criminal Division in White River Junction on Tuesday for a status conference on the eight felony and two misdemeanor charges he faces in six cases. Deputy State’s Attorney Heidi Remick told the court that […]

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Marcos Miller, Tyler Guazzoni and Mario […]