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Grafton Select Board meeting for May 16, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for May 16, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: May 2, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues: Approval of $352.31 to be added to EMPG grant money supplied […]

State Police looking for escaped 'high risk' sex offender

State Police looking for escaped ‘high risk’ sex offender

UPDATE – May 14, 6 p.m. – Vermont State Police are now reporting that Dale Adams, Jr. was found and taken into custody by the Hartford Police Department this afternoon. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Dale Adams, Jr, 28, of Perkinsville was put on “escaped status” on by the Vermont Department of Corrections on Monday, […]

New uses in all districts in proposed Chester zoning changes; public hearing May 16

New uses in all districts in proposed Chester zoning changes; public hearing May 16

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m., the Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., to receive comments on substantial alterations to the town’s zoning regulations less than two years after sweeping changes were adopted by the Chester Select Board. […]

Chester Select Board mulls offer to accept Yosemite Firehouse

Chester Select Board mulls offer to accept Yosemite Firehouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying that it needed an answer sooner than later because it has two other parties interested in the property, the Chester Historical Society formally offered to give the Yosemite Firehouse to the Town of Chester at the May 4 Select Board meeting. The organization included all of […]

Nine firms bid on Chester downtown masterplanning

Nine firms bid on Chester downtown masterplanning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC When all of the responses to Chester’s Request for Proposals were opened on Friday, nine firms had put their names forward hoping to be the consultant who leads the town’s  Village Center Master Plan process. Town Manager David Pisha and Executive Assistant Julie Hance said they were […]

Weston doctor arrested on drug fraud charges

Weston doctor arrested on drug fraud charges

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are alleging that Dr. Melanie M. Canon, 49, of Weston prescribed opioid pain relievers to patients, then retrieved the drugs from the pharmacy, never delivered them and kept the drugs for her own use. In a press release today, Sgt. Thomas Mozzer of VSP’s Drug Diversion Unit […]

Chester Select Board special meeting at Yosemite Firehouse

Chester Select Board special meeting at Yosemite Firehouse

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at the Yosemite Firehouse, on Depot Street and around the corner from Town Hall at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Below is its agenda. Site visit at Yosemite Firehouse Yosemite Firehouse Committee Discussion Water Project Bid Acceptance Authorization Citizens’ Comments Adjourn

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Sunday, April 3, Windham – A 55-inch flat screen television was taken in a burglary from a residence […]

Chester Police log for May: April 9 to May 3, 2016

Chester Police log for May: April 9 to May 3, 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. Saturday, April 9, 10:28 a.m. A resident of Popple Dungeon Road called to complain that her ex-husband […]

Grafton Planning Commission, Select Board meeting for May 10

Grafton Planning Commission, Select Board meeting for May 10

A joint meeting of the Grafton Planning Commission and the Grafton Select Board will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. There will be a presentation of the final report of flash flood hazard mapping and analysis by Evan Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Environmental, supported by a […]

Grafton board opts to make all VLCT correspondence public

Grafton board opts to make all VLCT correspondence public

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In what may have been a most surprising and quick boost to transparency in local government, a three-person quorum of the Grafton Select Board on Monday night unanimously agreed that correspondence between board members and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns be open to public inspection. The […]

Londonderry Board considers solutions to ‘malfunction junction’

Londonderry Board considers solutions to ‘malfunction junction’

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Matt Mann, a senior planner with the Windham Regional Commission, told the Londonderry Select Board on Monday that according to its Road Safety Audit Review for the intersection of Middletown Road, Main Street and Route 100 in S. Londonderry, seven accidents have occurred there since September 2013. […]

Construction springs up throughout Chester this summer

Construction springs up throughout Chester this summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In addition to road closures for bridge work in Weston and culvert work in Andover with paving all around the area, Chester will be busy with construction on municipal and private jobs all summer. Work on a new Jiffy Mart and the Dollar General has begun and […]

Webster's House manager charged with animal cruelty

Webster’s House manager charged with animal cruelty

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Mary Donaldson and Jessica “Remy” Fecteau have been ordered to appear in Windsor Superior Court on Tuesday, May 24 following a three-month investigation into their practices and treatment of animals at Webster House’s cat shelter in Chester, according to a press release from the Chester Police Department. Donaldson […]

Windham house destroyed in afternoon blaze

Windham house destroyed in afternoon blaze

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC By the time firefighters reached the house at the top of Windham Springs Road Tuesday afternoon it was entirely ablaze, said Windham Fire Chief Rick Weitzel who was in command at the scene. “The walls were still standing, but the roof was gone and the garage was […]

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There will be a public forum on Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law, on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in Chester. A committee consisting of school board members, educators and the public have been studying the […]

VTrans outlines Weston bridge replacement, Rt. 100 closure timeline

VTrans outlines Weston bridge replacement, Rt. 100 closure timeline

By Christopher Biddle ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Agency of Transportation came to Weston on Tuesday,  April 26 to give residents a rundown on the planned replacement of Bridge 98 on Route 100 that will take place this summer. Jennifer Fitch, a project engineer with VTrans, told a crowd of 25 in the Weston […]

Historical society votes to offer Yosemite Firehouse to Town of Chester

Historical society votes to offer Yosemite Firehouse to Town of Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The membership of the Chester Historical Society voted on Thursday night to give the Yosemite Firehouse to the Town of Chester. Organization President Ron Patch told the April meeting at the Academy Building that he thought most people would be pleased with the proposal for disposing of the firehouse that […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 2, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 2, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Adopt Roberts Rules of Order Minutes: April 18, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Selection of Town Service Officer (Cynthia […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the April 20, 2016 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. 250th Celebration Update: Ratify Chester’s Financial Commitment 5. Antique & Classic Car […]