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Chester board hears about affordable housing, public trees and historic buildings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board did a lot of listening at its Sept. 21 meeting, with presentations on affordable housing and public trees as well as monthly financial updates and more than half an hour of public comments. Wendy Harrison, director of Development and Community Relations for the […]

Grafton Planning Commission won’t present draft Town Plan to Select Board on Monday

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Planning Commission will not be presenting a draft Town Plan at the Monday, Oct. 3 Select Board meeting as the board had hoped, a development that Select Board chair Ron Pilette called “very disappointing.” The board has considered the Town Plan — even a draft — […]

Derry board OKs action on Genser property, hires zoning admin

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board on Monday night, Sept. 19, agreed to proceed with state funding through the Community Development Block Grant to purchase the property formerly housing the Barn clothing store at the corner of Routes 11 and 100. Former Town Administrator Kevin Beattie said owner Bette […]

With hiring project manager, GMUHS takes step to replace roof

By Stephen Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors has selected BMA Architects & Planners of Manchester to oversee replacement of the high school’s roof. Facilities manager Brendan McNamara told the board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, that he had received four bids. “Bids ranged […]

Chester’s hearse moves to new, old home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Promptly at 7 this morning, a Chester Public Works crew removed the town’s late-Victorian hearse from the small building at the Adams Funeral  Home, where it has been stored and on display for many years. They then carefully pushed it down Depot Street to Main, then west […]

Grafton board changes direction, shoots for wind vote on Nov. 8

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a surprising change, the Grafton Select Board now believes it may be able to hold a formal, binding vote of registered voters on the proposed Iberdrola wind project to coincide with the presidential election — Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Spanish wind company is proposing to construct 28, […]

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  • Burglars break into Jake's, police seek info

    Burglars break into Jake’s, police seek info

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Westminster barracks were called to Jake’s Restaurant in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace on Saturday for a report of a burglary. The thieves broke into the restaurant through a back door between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. on Saturday and took a safe and cash […]

  • Andover Select Board meeting for Sept. 26. 2016

    Andover Select Board meeting for Sept. 26. 2016

    The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 09/12/2016 Select Board Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways […]

  • Windham to count 2nd homeowner ballots after Nov. 8 vote

    Windham to count 2nd homeowner ballots after Nov. 8 vote

    By John Hoover ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC As Windham lurches toward a November vote on a proposed wind farm, it is no surprise that a number of items at the Windham Select Board’s bimonthly meeting Monday night dealt with the commercial wind installation proposal in the Stiles Brook tract owned by Meadowsend Timberlands of New […]

  • Floodway issue puts hold on Weston Little School handicap ramp

    Floodway issue puts hold on Weston Little School handicap ramp

    By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of a proposed handicap access ramp at the Little School is on hold until Weston’s Zoning Board of Adjustment can determine if the building is in the floodway. At the Weston Select Board’s Sept. 13 meeting, ZBA member Deborah Granquist told the Select Board that […]

  • Derry board expected to OK work-around for Genser buyout

    Derry board expected to OK work-around for Genser buyout

    By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board received an email from the Vermont Department of Transportation stating that the “training wall” on property owned by Bette and Walter Genser at the corner of Routes 100 and 11 must stay to protect the Route 100 bridge over the West River and […]

  • Public meeting set on Williams River corridor plan

    Public meeting set on Williams River corridor plan

    The Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District will hold a second public meeting on the now-completed Williams River corridor plan. The meeting was originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, but that time was changed Monday afternoon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. At that time, consultant Evan Fitzgerald will present the […]

  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Sept. 19

    Chester Planning Commission agenda for Sept. 19

    The Chester Planning Commission will hold a meeting tonight, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is the agenda. 1. Review minutes from the Aug. 15, 2016 meeting 2. Review and vote on revised Reporting Form with respect to the proposed amendments to the Unified Development By-Laws 3. Request […]

  • Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 21, 2016

    Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 21, 2016

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from Sept. 7, 2016 Selectboard Meeting and Sept.7, 2016 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Windham-Windsor Housing Trust; Wendy Harrison 5. Information Booth Request; CEDC 6. […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 19, 2016

    Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 19, 2016

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Sept. 6, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report: a. Report on dead trees; b. Chester Road driveway easements; c. […]

  • Spiced Apple Brie pockets a tempting holiday appetizer

    Spiced Apple Brie pockets a tempting holiday appetizer

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Ihave already given you the recipe for Red Spiced Apple Rings within the past month or so. You will need to make the Spiced Apple Rings a day ahead of time before serving. You can use prepared crepes if desired, but why take the trip to the store when it is […]

  • A taxing day in Chester

    A taxing day in Chester

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Paying your annual property taxes is no fun, but collecting them is no picnic either as The Telegraph found when visiting the Chester Town Clerk’s office on Sept. 15 just two and a half hours before the deadline. Nevertheless, Town Clerk Deb Aldrich and Assistant Town Clerk Julie Hance put […]

  • Chester board considers sex offender ordinance

    Chester board considers sex offender ordinance

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two items on the agenda for Sept. 7 meeting of the Chester Select Board brought out interested residents: a proposed ordinance to limit where sex offenders could live in Chester and a discussion of whether 19 roads that are plowed and maintained by the town are in […]

  • Lone burglar steals cigarettes from Rockingham Sunoco

    Lone burglar steals cigarettes from Rockingham Sunoco

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A burglar forced his way into the Singh Brothers Sunoco station at Route 103 at Exit 6 off Interstate 91 at around 4:44 a.m. Monday, Vermont State Police are saying. Troopers from the Westminster Barracks who responded to the alarm, said it appeared that a lone burglar had forced open […]

  • Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

    Novelist Catherine Breslin, of NYC and Lower Bartonsville, dies at 80

    Journalist and author Catherine “Cate” Breslin, 80, of New York and Lower Bartonsville, Vt., died July 23, 2016 at the Springfield Rehabilitation Center of complications from brittle diabetes. Born Mary Catherine Breslin on Feb. 22, 1936 in Springfield, Mass., the second of three daughters born to Dr. James Edward Breslin and his wife Adeline Devereaux. […]

  • Community events: Sept. 15 through Sept. 22, 2016

    Community events: Sept. 15 through Sept. 22, 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. Sept. 15: ‘The Hobbit’ book discussion On Thursday Sept. 15 […]

  • Arts events: Sept. 28, 2016

    Arts events: Sept. 28, 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. Sept. 28: Northern Stage 20th anniversary season includes off-Broadway production […]

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