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Weston board to look at fire truck purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department returned to the Select Board on Tuesday, June 14 with bid documents from the vendor it selected for a new tanker truck. Chief Wes Hupp told the board that the bids from 4 Guys Stainless Steel Firetrucks and KME were […]

On lawyer’s advice, Chester board moves toward claiming Yosemite

By Shawn Cunningham ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board voted on Monday night to have the town’s attorney begin the process of a “quiet title action” to establish a clear title to the Yosemite Firehouse as a first step toward owning the property. The about-face from earlier meetings came when James Carroll — […]

No More Pencils: GMUHS graduates the Class of 2016

Fifty-seven seniors graduated from Green Mountain Union High School on Friday, June 17, as staff and students said farewell to Fritz Wendlandt, long-time music teacher, band director and musical theater impresario. This was also the end of supervisory union Superintendent Bruce Williams’ tenure. Salutatorian Robert Haseltine and Valedictorian Sarah Baker spoke as did English teacher […]

Wylie to fill Ameden select board seat in Londonderry

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With new member Will Reed participating by phone from vacation, the Londonderry Select Board voted to appoint Bill Wylie, a South Londonderry resident, as interim Select Board member to fill the seat of former board chair Jim Ameden until March 2017. The only other candidate was former […]

UPDATE: Response from Iberdrola;
Citing site concerns, Windham Select Board asks Iberdrola to suspend wind project

UPDATE: Below is the full text of the response received from Iberdrola on Wednesday night By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Select Board of the Town of Windham voted 2 to 1 at its Monday night meeting to send a letter to Iberdrola Renewables asking the Spanish wind turbine company “to suspend your […]

Weston celebrates birthdays of local icons: Playhouse turns 80, Country Store 70

By Leah M. Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The sun shone brightly as the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company celebrated the start of its 80th season of producing summer theater. The town of Weston, along with many others, came together to acknowledge the occasion with a grand birthday party. The morning started off with a […]



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    A Candidates Forum will be held for Don Dougall and John Turner, the two candidates running fill the empty Grafton Select Board seat left when Gus Plummer resigned. That forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the Grafton Church, also know as the White Church at 55 Main St. in Grafton. […]

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    UPDATE: An investigation into the theft of a one year old terrier mix named Fred from the Rutland County Humane Society led police to the Green Mountain National Forest in Mt. Tabor, where the  the “Rainbow Family of Living Light” is holding its annual gathering. Fred was located there and police arrested Melanie Vangel,  20, […]

  • Chester Police log for June: March 24 - May 12, 2016

    Chester Police log for June: March 24 – May 12, 2016

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Tuesday, March 24 Allen Brothers Oil sought police assistance in recovering money from a debit card purchase […]

  • Vermont State Police Incident Log for June: May 3 through May 31

    Vermont State Police Incident Log for June: May 3 through May 31

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from the Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Tuesday, May 3, Windham – At about 7:30 a.m. a complainant reported the theft of hay from […]

  • Chester recognized as one of 10 'safest cities' in state

    Chester recognized as one of 10 ‘safest cities’ in state

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a brief gathering on Chester Town Hall steps on Monday, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marji Graf presented Chester Police Chief Richard Cloud with a certificate on behalf of SafeWise, a company that recently published rankings of safest places in Vermont. On June […]

  • Doris Gillman, 92, loving mother, dedicated volunteer, in service to others

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    ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doris H. Gillman of Brunswick, Me., died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 with her son Herbert and her youngest daughter MaryAnn by her side. Mrs. Gillman lived a full life for 92 ½ years. She graduated from Otterbein College and worked as a social worker in the […]

  • State Police ask for help in vandalism

    State Police ask for help in vandalism

    © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police in Rockingham are investigating a report of vandalism to a vehicle that happened around midnight on Sunday, June 12. The 2011 GMC Sierra pickup was  parked at 124 Lower Bartonsville Road in Rockingham. The passenger side tail light, the passenger side window and mirror of the […]

  • Andover Day Fair seeks vendors for August event

    Andover Day Fair seeks vendors for August event

    The Andover Project Committee is seeking vendors for its 3rd annual Andover Day Fair, to be held at the Andover Town Hall grounds, 953 Weston-Andover Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will consist of booths for arts, crafts, homemade items, live music, demonstrations, food, a Chinese auction, and […]

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  • REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for June 15, 2016 REVISED

    REVISED Chester Select Board agenda for June 15, 2016 REVISED

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its revised agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from June 1, 2016 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Yosemite Legal Opinion Regarding Title Search (With Grant Information, if Available) 5. Executive Session: Discussion […]

  • CAES Board of Directors meeting for June 13, 2016

    CAES Board of Directors meeting for June 13, 2016

    The Board of Director of Chester-Andover Elementary School will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13 at the Library of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order-Determination of Quorum II. Approval of Agenda Action III. Approval of Minutes a. Minutes of May 9, 2016 – Regular Meeting […]

  • Water main work begins in Chester, expect brief shutoffs

    Water main work begins in Chester, expect brief shutoffs

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  • Long meeting on Yosemite, Academy and fire buildings, but little action by Chester Select Board

    Long meeting on Yosemite, Academy and fire buildings, but little action by Chester Select Board

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a busy, three and a half hour meeting, the Chester Select Board again took no action in examining the Academy Building lease or the transfer of the Yosemite Firehouse, set aside the conflict of interest policies for future discussion, reduced the scope of the sidewalk project […]

  • Grafton town attorney sees 'no violations' in Sands' meeting; suggests use of Iberdrola-funded escrow account

    Grafton town attorney sees ‘no violations’ in Sands’ meeting; suggests use of Iberdrola-funded escrow account

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Grafton town attorney Robin Stern, in an email to Town Administrator Emily Huff and copied to Select Board chair Al Sands and Town Clerk Kim Record, says that she has found no violation of the Grafton Code of Conduct on Sands’ part in meeting with Iberdrola Renewables and […]

  • In an agreeable meeting, Grafton board sets election date, foregoes bid process on winter sand

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