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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, […]

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

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 […]

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  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Perfect pickled peppers enhance meats, salads and sides

    Perfect pickled peppers enhance meats, salads and sides

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com On top of burgers, warmed and sitting on top of that juicy steak, as a side to your favorite meal, a spicy addition to any salad as well as topping off a bowl of chili, pickled peppers are as versatile in presentation as in making them. If you want a little […]

  • Jack Coleman, force behind Chester's Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

    Jack Coleman, force behind Chester’s Players Guild, Overture to Christmas, dies at 95

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC To the wider world, John Royston Coleman was the accomplished economist, college president, central banker, foundation executive and author who took off for the hills of Vermont to run a country inn. But to people in Chester — where he settled to run The Inn at Long […]

  • Vermont State Police Incident Log for Aug. 1 through Aug. 29

    Vermont State Police Incident Log for Aug. 1 through Aug. 29

    © 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. Monday, Aug. 1, Rockingham – State Police received a report of a forced entry into a garage […]

  • Windham second homeowners to be polled on wind project

    Windham second homeowners to be polled on wind project

    By John Hoover © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overflow crowds recently have made it necessary to move the Windham Select Board meeting from the town office to the Windham Meeting House and Tuesday was no exception as the board waded into questions of who should vote on a proposed wind project and how those votes […]

  • Grafton board says formal vote on wind project to occur in late 2016, early 2017

    Grafton board says formal vote on wind project to occur in late 2016, early 2017

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On a 3-to-1 vote, the Grafton Select Board agreed on Tuesday night to tell Iberdrola, the Spanish wind company, that it would not be ready to hold a vote of registered voters on the company’s controversial wind project until late 2016 or early 2017. This formal vote is […]

  • Chester Police Log for June 30 through Aug. 27, 2016

    Chester Police Log for June 30 through Aug. 27, 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. Thursday, June 30 A man contacted Chester Police to report that he had purchased $5,731 worth of […]

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