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Unpermitted ‘superload’ trucks ‘grounded’ in Rockingham

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two tractor-trailers carrying oversized loads that tore down wires and broke utility poles in Chester last night will spend the weekend and at least part of next week at a reststop in Rockingham while Vermont authorities engineer a way for them to safely exit the state on […]

Two superload trucks knock out power, Internet, cable in separate Chester accidents

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two “superloads,” being driven from Ohio, brought down fiber-optic lines along Route 103 just north of the Stone Village, and electric, fiber-optic and cable lines on Route 103 South at Sylvan Road, in separate but almost simultaneous accidents late this afternoon. Superloads are even larger than the common wideloads seen […]

Grafton group seeks to sway Chester board against wind project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The July 20 Chester Select Board was a presentation-rich environment, with information on an impending townwide reappraisal and an offer to donate the north shore of the Rainbow Rock swimming hole to the town. The longest, however, was a PowerPoint presentation by opponents of the wind project […]

Derry Select Board floats proposed salt shed to DRB

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three members of the Londonderry Select Board sat before the town’s Development Review Board on Wednesday, July 20 to present their proposal to build a salt and sand shed on the Prouty Land adjacent to Route 100, about half way between the two town centers. There are […]

Candidates for lt. gov., governor talk industrial wind power, citizen input at Grafton forum

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The small crowd gathered before even one candidate entered Grafton’s White Church on Monday night got the biggest treat of the day, when young Ripley Schemm practiced a solo soprano performance with one of the world’s most famous arias. Accompanied by his father on piano, Ripley, who is […]

End of an era as State Police prepare to leave Rockingham

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC After almost 45 years in service, the Rockingham Barracks is being retired this week and the troopers who work there are moving into new quarters in Westminster along with colleagues from the Brattleboro Barracks. To mark the occasion, members of the Vermont State Police came together Tuesday […]



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  • Secretary of State's office offers online voter registration

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  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 25

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    The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Re-organizational meeting Request from Planning Commission to review Undue Adverse Effect definition Comments from citizen Review minutes from last meeting Deliberative session to review previous matters

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  • Chester Select Board agenda for July 20, 2016

    Chester Select Board agenda for July 20, 2016

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  • Vermont State Police log for June 1 through June 30

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  • Prouty will continue as chair, Crossman will leave town office

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  • To the editor: Bock well-qualified to serve in State House

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