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Police scale back search for missing Andover woman, request residents search their properties

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC With patrols still in the woods and combing the side roads, the Vermont State Police announced mid-afternoon on Friday that they are winding down this phase of the search for Lynn Perry. The Andover woman – who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease – has been missing from her […]

Search for Lynn Perry moves into third day

  UPDATE: 6:50 p.m. Thursday July 30. Searchers have spent the afternoon looking for any trace of Lynn Perry in the Route 121 area. Several worked through the torrential downpour of the mid-afternoon. Chester fire chief Matt Wilson told the Telegraph that he had some tired firefighters still out there at 6:30 p.m.  “We’re going […]

‘New England’ architecture gets a hearing at Jiffy Mart DRB meeting

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC What is the “over-all New England architectural appearance” and does the proposed Jiffy Mart “adhere harmoniously” to it were the questions on the table Monday night as the Chester Development Review Board reached the Special Criteria portion of its review for a conditional use […]

As night falls, Andover woman remains missing — With Updates

UPDATE 10 p.m. Search and rescue teams will resume the search for Lynn Perry tomorrow at 6 a.m. The Telegraph will have updates as information becomes available. Tonight, an air-conditioned, inflatable structure was set up next to Rowell’s Inn to give search teams a place to recover from the heat, which is expected to reach […]

Green Mountain Flyer excursions extended two weeks, adds Fireworks train Aug. 1

The Vermont Rail System has ramped up its tourism train service in Chester this year, coordinating with the Chester Rotary to begin its Green Mountain Flyer Fall Foliage excursions a week earlier than last year then extending the excursions one week longer. It has also decided to restart its Fireworks Train on Aug. 1 to […]

BIG BUZZ, LITTLE BUZZ: Local carver takes young Tennessee apprentice under his wing

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer school never looked — or sounded —  quite like this. For the past week, Barre Pinske has been teaching a master class for one in chainsaw carving at his Depot Street studio in Chester. That’s nothing out of the ordinary except Pinske’s student is a 14-year-old who […]