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Citing lack of information Chester board nixes firehouse, likely to revisit question

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Citing a lack of information on the process of transferring the Yosemite Firehouse to town ownership, the Chester Select Board defeated a motion to accept the building from the Chester Historical Society by a vote of 3 to 2 at its meeting on Wednesday May 18. The […]

Londonderry land purchase shot down at town meeting

By Christopher Biddle ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Per the wishes of its citizens and despite the full support of the Select Board, the Town of Londonderry will not be purchasing a parcel of land adjacent to the town Transfer Station, as a clear majority of a crowd of 91 residents voted down the purchase by […]

Improper warning forces rescheduling of Grafton special meeting; Sands questioned on meeting with Iberdrola

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC What was supposed to be a special meeting of the Grafton Select Board to begin — and maybe even fill — the vacancy left when Gus Plummer resigned exactly one week previous turned into an informal session in which new Town Administrator Emily Huff plead mea culpa for […]

Chester residents concerned over changes to zoning regulations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While a large portion of the time spent at last Monday’s Chester Planning Commission public hearing on changes to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws was concerned with commercial uses being added to residential districts, one of the recurring themes was the need to craft a document that […]

Londonderry Parks Board seeks all proceeds from bottle returns

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Jim Ameden’s last meeting as a member of the Londonderry Select Board was short and sweet, lasting just under an hour on Monday night, May 16. The board opened bids for a new town truck, received an update on soil tests for a possible land purchase and […]

Attorney lays out blueprint for Grafton in wind project talks

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Attorney Richard Saudek, center, speaks as he is flanked by Select Board members, from left, Skip Lisle, Cynthia Gibbs, Al Sands and Ron Pilette. After a rocky start that began with the announced resignation and departure of Select Board chair Gus Plummer,  the Grafton Select […]



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  • Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

    Anna Kalinen, 57, loved to garden, was devoted to her two beloved sons

    ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Anna Jean (Davison) Kalinen, 57, a lifelong resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born on Oct. 31, 1958 in Springfield. Ms. Kalinen graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester in 1976. She was employed by CEPCO in Chester […]

  • Marlene 'MJ' Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

    Marlene ‘MJ’ Whitacre, free spirit with a loving heart, dies at 78

    ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Marlene J. Whitacre, who lived in both Grafton and Ocala, Fla., died quietly on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. At the time of her death, she had moved to Pennsylvania to live with family. She was 78. Ms. Whitacre is survived by her niece, Karrah Kightlinger-Bieniek and her […]

  • Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, May 23, 2016

    Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, May 23, 2016

    The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 05/09/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways / Garage: Roadside Mowing Bids. 6. New Business: […]

  • Special Grafton Select Board meeting to appoint interim member

    Special Grafton Select Board meeting to appoint interim member

    The Grafton Select Board will be holding a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. According to Town Administrator Emily Huff, staff at the Vermont League of Cities and Towns has advised thatas soon as former chair and board member Gus Plummer announced on Monday, May 16 […]

  • Special town meeting in Londonderry

    Special town meeting in Londonderry

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There will be a special town meeting in Londonderry on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Old  Town Hall on Middletown Road. The purpose of the meeting is to revisit the land purchase proposed  in an article (failed) at Town Meeting in March along with the amended article […]

  • Chester board tours firehouse, proposes panel on its future

    Chester board tours firehouse, proposes panel on its future

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: From left, Select Board chair John DeBenedetti and Town Manager David Pisha. The Chester Select Board met Friday at 4 p.m. to tour the Yosemite Firehouse and talk about forming a fact finding committee to look at the potential and the pitfalls of the […]

  • After threat, Grafton S.B. chair to resign over safety concern

    After threat, Grafton S.B. chair to resign over safety concern

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Gus Plummer is flanked by fellow board members Cynthia Gibbs, left, and Alan Sands. Through a quavering voice, Grafton Select Board chair Gus Plummer told an audience of 60 Monday night that he had received a note that so upset him – especially when it […]

  • Chester Select Board holds conflict of interest seminar

    Chester Select Board holds conflict of interest seminar

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday  May 19 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street.  The meeting will be a seminar on conflict of interest conducted by Garrett Baxter, an attorney with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. This is a public […]

  • Community events: May 19 through May 25, 2016

    Community events: May 19 through May 25, 2016

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. May 19: Book discussion on ‘Guernsey Literary’ at Rock Library […]

  • Whiting seeks donations for new 'Seed Library'

    Whiting seeks donations for new ‘Seed Library’

    Chester’s Whiting Library at 117 Main St. is asking the public to help them build a seed library. The object of the program is to share seeds and to encourage backyard gardening. Visit the library and choose from some free, easy to grow vegetable seeds. Patrons “check-out” seeds, grow, harvest and “return” all in the […]

  • SAPA-TV airs new shows, seeks community participation;Chester hosts July events during 250th celebration;Prevention Partners targets parents for prom season safety; Hearing Loss organization sets up website for Vermonters

    SAPA-TV airs new shows, seeks community participation;
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    Prevention Partners targets parents for prom season safety;
    Hearing Loss organization sets up website for Vermonters

    SAPA-TV urges community to participate in two new shows SAPA TV, the Springfield area’s public access TV station, invites the community to join in on its two new regular programs, “Tuesday Talk of the Town” and “Ask Nymar the Uncharitable.” “Tuesday Talk of the Town” is a half-hour live talk show that runs each Tuesday […]

  • Bake a refreshing, lemony cheesecake

    Bake a refreshing, lemony cheesecake

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a remarkable recipe that truly is a cheesecake. Taking a cheesecake and making it into an actual cake was a delight, especially since I reduced the fat ordinarily found in cheesecakes. This cross between a dense yet fluffy pound cake with the bold flavor of cheesecake will replace both […]

  • State Police look for missing Wardsboro teen

    State Police look for missing Wardsboro teen

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing teenager. According to police, 16 year old Justo DeThomas walked away from his home in Wardsboro at about 11 a.m. on Monday May 9 and has not returned home. DeThomas is 5 feet 6 inches tall and […]

  • Chester Select Board meeting for May 18, 2016

    Chester Select Board meeting for May 18, 2016

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from May 4, 2016 Selectboard Meeting and May 13th Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Trees on the Green; Chester Townscape 5. Cemetery […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for May 16, 2016

    Grafton Select Board meeting for May 16, 2016

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: May 2, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues: Approval of $352.31 to be added to EMPG grant money supplied […]

  • State Police looking for escaped 'high risk' sex offender

    State Police looking for escaped ‘high risk’ sex offender

    UPDATE – May 14, 6 p.m. – Vermont State Police are now reporting that Dale Adams, Jr. was found and taken into custody by the Hartford Police Department this afternoon. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Dale Adams, Jr, 28, of Perkinsville was put on “escaped status” on by the Vermont Department of Corrections on Monday, […]

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