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Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement of a box culvert will close the Andover-Weston Road at Simmonds Road for up to 30 days this summer, according to engineer Everett Hammond in a presentation to the Andover Select Board last night. The work is part of a culvert replacement project that will […]

Chester Select Board OKs Fall Festival, finalizes warning, capital bond plan

Chester Select Board OKs Fall Festival, finalizes warning, capital bond plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In addition to approving the Chester Rotary Club’s plans to use the Chester Green for its Fall Festival in September, the Chester Select Board, at its Jan. 20 meeting, put the final touches on its Town Meeting warning and capital bond plan. Town Manager David Pisha distributed […]

Chester Police arrest Connecticut man with 150 bags of heroin

Chester Police arrest Connecticut man with 150 bags of heroin

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police arrested a Hartford, Conn., man Sunday on heroin possession and trafficking charges. Manuel Gomez, 26, was stopped by a Chester officer on Depot Street for a motor vehicle infraction at about 5:45 p.m. The officer found that Gomez’s license was criminally suspended in Vermont and a search of […]

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 26, 2016

Weston Liquor Board, Select Board agendas for Jan. 26, 2016

The Weston Liquor Control Board will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Weston Town offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road, followed by the Weston Select Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Below are their agendas. AGENDA FOR LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda: 2. Public Comment: 3. Second Class License […]

Fire damages barn in South Londonderry

Fire damages barn in South Londonderry

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fire companies from 18 towns responded Sunday to a three-alarm fire in a barn on Bungalow Road off Melendy Hill Road in South Londonderry. At 5:37 p.m., the first alarm came into the Champion Fire Company in South Londonderry for a fire at the barn owned by […]

Massachusetts man killed in Londonderry crash

Massachusetts man killed in Londonderry crash

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Harvard, Mass., man was killed last night when his car crashed in Londonderry. Just after 2 a.m., Michael Hazel, 24, was driving a 2008 Subaru Forester on Middletown Road and did not make the sharp turn at Brooks Lane. According to Vermont State Police the car crossed into the […]

Connecticut man arrested after hitting Townshend's 'Funny Farm' gazebo

Connecticut man arrested after hitting Townshend’s ‘Funny Farm’ gazebo

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about 9:42 p.m. Friday emergency personnel responded to the middle of Townshend  after a 2008 BMW driven by a 71-year-old Noank, Conn., man  crashed into the gazebo in the center of the Common. Vermont State Police report that David U. Page had been driving north on Route 30 when […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Andover Select Board agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Andover Town Offices, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: 01/11/2016 Selectboard Meeting. 4. Review and Act on Financial Orders. 5. Highways / Garage: Grizzly – Continued from last meeting; […]

Londonderry board OKs $1.6M budget, adds gravel land purchase to articles

Londonderry board OKs $1.6M budget, adds gravel land purchase to articles

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC “It’s up to the voters. I don’t think it’s our job to sell any of this,” said Londonderry Select Board chair Jim Ameden on Monday night of the financial demands on the town that he says need to be slimmed down. The board was wrapping up its […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, following a 5:30 p.m. site visit to 663 Depot St. Below is its agenda. Rich Koonz Conditional Use request Comments from citizens Review minutes from last meeting Deliberative session to review previous matters

Ian McGrath, 52, loved coaching, was devoted to his four children

Ian McGrath, 52, loved coaching, was devoted to his four children

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ian Bernard McGrath died suddenly at his Chester, VT, home on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. He was 52. Mr. McGrath was born on Sept. 1, 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Bernard and Mary Donaldson McGrath. Mr. McGrath, a 1981 graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School, was employed by the Vermont […]

Economic development for Chester: What does it mean to you?

Economic development for Chester: What does it mean to you?

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday Feb. 1, the Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take suggestions and comments to use in drafting a new section about economic development for the Chester Town Plan. Several organizations — including the Chester Economic Development Committee, the Springfield Regional Development Corp. and the Okemo […]

South Londonderry fire company gets new front-line engine

South Londonderry fire company gets new front-line engine

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Less than a year after its purchase was approved at Londonderry’s Town Meeting, the new fire engine for South Londonderry’s Champion Fire Company has arrived and is being outfitted for service. According to Fire Chief George Lang, the truck arrived on Saturday, Jan. 9 and company members […]

Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 20, 2016

Chester Select Board meeting for Jan. 20, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from Jan. 6, 2016 Select Board meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Chester Rotary, Fall Festival Request; Malcolm Summers 5. Chester 250th Anniversary celebration discussion […]

Vermont State Police incident log for Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015

Vermont State Police incident log for Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015

© 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. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Regional – State police started the month with a bang – or several bangs – […]

Chester Police Log for Dec. 5 to Dec. 28, 2015

Chester Police Log for Dec. 5 to Dec. 28, 2015

© 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, Dec. 5, 9:29 a.m. State Police in Rockingham alerted Chester Police that there was a car […]

Andover OKs Chester service MOU, finalizing full budget, then takes up a party issue

Andover OKs Chester service MOU, finalizing full budget, then takes up a party issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede, far left, and the Andover Select Board. Photo illustration by Chester Telegraph.  The Andover Select Board moved closer to a final budget for fiscal 2016/17  at its Monday, Jan. 11 meeting, and worked out a number of housekeeping items including […]

Chester board adds full-time ambulance staffer, seeks clarity in capital bond plan

Chester board adds full-time ambulance staffer, seeks clarity in capital bond plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board finalized the municipal budget for 2016 at its Jan. 6 meeting, adding a full-time ambulance position and approving the capital bond plan but sending Town Manager David Pisha back to the drawing board to come up with a clearer way of explaining the […]

Grafton Select Board rejects initial Planning Commission changes, asks for full Town Plan revision

Grafton Select Board rejects initial Planning Commission changes, asks for full Town Plan revision

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Eric Stevens, the head of Grafton’s Planning Commission, says he was at first angered, then baffled by the Select Board’s recent rejection of the changes his group had made to the Town Plan, which is actually the 2008 Town Plan that was re-adopted in 2013. Vermont requires towns […]

Chester board questions Fire Department expenditures

Chester board questions Fire Department expenditures

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nearly all the income and expense for 2015 accounted for, the Chester Select Board used a short special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to move another step closer to finalizing a 2016 budget proposal to present to voters at Town Meeting in March. Town Manager David […]