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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. […]

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 […]

Vermont State Police ask for help finding missing teen

Vermont State Police ask for help finding missing teen

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC State Police at the Westminster Barracks are asking for help from the public in locating 16-year-old Teresa Bratton. Teresa was last seen in Bondville on Saturday, Sept. 3 at about 11 p.m. She was reported missing the following day. Teresa could be in the Manchester area and may have mentioned […]

Burning tractor trailer cab closes Route 5 in Westminster

Burning tractor trailer cab closes Route 5 in Westminster

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A smoky tractor trailer fire at the junction of Routes 123 and 5 in Westminster closed both of those roads this afternoon. According to Vermont State Police, at around 12:10, Joseph Walkins Jr., 35, of Miramar, Fla., was attempting cross over into New Hampshire with a tractor […]

Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 7

Chester Select Board meeting for Sept. 7

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approval of Minutes from the Aug. 17, 2016 Select Board meeting and Aug. 17, 2016 Select Board executive session and Aug. 24, 2016 Special Select Board meeting and Aug. 29, 2016 executive session […]

To the editor: Black River Rugby season about to begin

To the editor: Black River Rugby season about to begin

Summer is winding down and fall is fast approaching, and with it comes the 2016 fall season for the Black River Rugby Club. Black River is a Division 4 Men’s Team in the New England Rugby Football Union. Again this year, Black River Rugby would like to thank Mark Verespy and The Killarney Irish Pub […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 6, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for Sept. 6, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: Aug. 15, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report 6. Signature for designated voting delegate from Grafton at the annual […]

Guide to the 2016 Chester Fall Festival

Guide to the 2016 Chester Fall Festival

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC F or one weekend every autumn, Chester, Vt.’s Green fills with more than 60 artists, craftspeople and food vendors to celebrate the arts in Vermont and the rich colors of fall foliage that burst upon the Green Mountain State. This year, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting Monday, Aug. 29

Special Chester Select Board meeting Monday, Aug. 29

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Citizen Comments 2. Executive Session for the purpose of Reviewing a Settlement with Fish & Wildlife relative to the permitting of the new water storage tank and […]

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

Fallen tree on power lines shuts down Route 11

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department was called out at about 7 a.m. this morning for a tree that had fallen from the hillside on Route 11 just west of Adams Road. According to Fire Department Capt. Ben Whalen, the tree was laying on the power lines, which were arcing. […]

New York teen dies of injuries in Jamaica fall

New York teen dies of injuries in Jamaica fall

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC At around noon today, a 17-year old from Irvington, NY fell from the upper pool of Hamilton Falls in Jamaica. According to Vermont State Police, Tyler Rosenberg was crossing the uppermost pool of the falls when he slipped and slid down about 100 feet to the middle pool injuring his […]

Chester water rates increase; Coach Road water pipes to be 'looped'

Chester water rates increase; Coach Road water pipes to be ‘looped’

By Christian Avard © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester residents and second homeowners will be seeing an increase in water rates with their next bill. Acting as the town’s Water Commissioners, the Chester Select Board approved a $2 water rate increase at its Aug. 17 meeting. Water users will be charged $46 per equivalent unit […]

New Derry zoning admin resigns; driveway access given on legal trail

New Derry zoning admin resigns; driveway access given on legal trail

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Citing “health concerns and previous employment commitments” new Zoning Administrator Heather Makovec sent a letter of resignation to the Londonderry Select Board a few days before its Aug. 15 meeting. The board passed Paul Gordon’s motion to accept Makeovec’s resignation effective after the DRB meeting Aug. 17 […]

Open meeting training session in Chester

Open meeting training session in Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at which Garrett Baxter of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns will give a presentation on Vermont’s Open Meetings Law. The law is a meant to guarantee that the public’s business is done […]

Andover Select Board meeting for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Andover Select Board meeting for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

The Select Board for the town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 08/08/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways / Garage: A. […]

State Police looking for missing 17 year old

State Police looking for missing 17 year old

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police at the Rutland barracks are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 17 year old.  Donald Maxwell Miller, who goes by the name Max Miller, left his family’s home on Saturday Aug. 20 after a disagreement with his mother. Max was last seen leaving […]