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VSP keeping all avenues open in search for Andover woman

VSP keeping all avenues open in search for Andover woman

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police are keeping “every avenue open” as the search continues for Lynn Perry, the 56-year-old Andover woman who is suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease and went missing on Tuesday, July 28. Perry was the subject of an extensive four-day search involving more than 200 people, including Upper […]

Chester Select Board votes to repave Common with economic development dollars

Chester Select Board votes to repave Common with economic development dollars

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At an early morning special meeting on Monday Aug. 10, the Chester Select Board voted 3-0 to accept a $30,000 bid from Pike Industries to plane and pave Common Street next to the town Green. The board then voted 3-1 to take the the money for the […]

Chester road work completion expected by mid-October

Chester road work completion expected by mid-October

CORRECTION: The article in last Wednesday’s Telegraph incorrectly spelled Jacquie Dagesse’s last name.  Also, the map in last Wednesday’s paper was taken from a Pike Industries illustration. We have updated it with current information. See map below. By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The 2.7 miles of road work that begin last Wednesday in […]

Grafton to present wind project questions to Iberdrola; bids for town garage sale now open

Grafton to present wind project questions to Iberdrola; bids for town garage sale now open

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Economic and workforce development, the Grafton wind energy project and the sale of the old town garage property topped a very brief Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 3. Alex Beck, Young Professionals coordinator for the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies, gave a brief overview of his […]

Chester Select Board special meeting for Monday, Aug. 10

The Chester Select Board has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 to address a specific portion of the paving project on Main Street that began on Wednesday, Aug. 5.  The meeting will be held at Chester Town Hall, 556 Main St. Below is its agenda. Citizen Comments Discuss paving the […]

State police enlist help of cadaver dogs in Andover search

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police have begun using cadaver dogs in the search for Lynn Perry of Andover nine days after the 56 year old woman was reported missing by her family. Perry was the focus of a four day search last week involving more than 200 police, fire, […]

Londonderry Select Board taps policing committee members

Londonderry Select Board taps policing committee members

By Mallory Hopkins © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In the wake of a recent spate of break-ins and other crimes, the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 3 meeting, named nine people to sit on its newly formed ad hoc committee to study options for stepped up policing services and to make recommendations to […]

Stabilization of historic firehouse estimated at $90,000; moving structure also recommended

Stabilization of historic firehouse estimated at $90,000; moving structure also recommended

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the ongoing dust-up over the future of the nearly 150-year-old Yosemite Firehouse on Route 103 in Chester, the question of its condition and the funds that would be needed to save it have been a sticking point for all concerned. And now, with the arrival of […]

2.7 miles in downtown Chester to be repaved

2.7 miles in downtown Chester to be repaved

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Resurfacing work along 2.7 miles of Routes 11 and 103 in Chester Depot and downtown Chester will begin in the next week with completion expected by early fall, according to Jacquie Degasse Dagesse, of EIV Technical Services of Williston, which is handling communications for the project. Specifically, work […]

Chester Select Board meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet as the Chester Water Commissioners at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Upon its adjournment, the Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting. Below are the agendas. Select Board & Water Commissioners Meeting Joint meeting of the Chester Select Board and the Chester […]

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

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 […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 3 at Grafton Elementary School,  58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: July 20, 2015 Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other Highway Issues SEVEDS Informational Update Sand Bid Award Wind Information Committee Questions Town Garage Sale Update Grants […]

Search for Lynn Perry moves into third day

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

‘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

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

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 […]

Police search for missing Andover woman

Police search for missing Andover woman

Police from all over the region are in Andover searching for a 56-year-old Andover woman who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing by her family at 7:20 this morning, Tuesday, July 28. According to Vermont State Police out of the Rockingham Barracks, Lynn Perry, who lives just west of the old […]

Classes for EMT, Advanced EMT training coming up; Londonderry seeks volunteers for policing plan panel

District 11 Emergency Medical Systems will be hosting classes for Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians beginning in the fall. District 11 includes Weston, Andover, Chester, Grafton and Londonderry as well as Springfield, Windham,  Rockingham, Athens, Ludlow, Weathersfield, Baltimore, Cavendish and Westminister. EMT class will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays from […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. It will be preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a hearing of the Board of Civil Authority. Below are their agendas. Board of Civil Authority 1. Hearing Appeals 2. Adjourn. Weston Select Board 1. Any […]

Grafton wind info committee role questioned, town garage construction progressing

Grafton wind info committee role questioned, town garage construction progressing

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Wind information and the new town garage were the focus of discussions again at the Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday night, July 20. Don Dougall asked the board to clarify the purpose of the Wind Information Committee, which he felt was making an effort that was […]