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Londonderry board chair Ameden steps down

Londonderry board chair Ameden steps down

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Longtime Londonderry Select Board member and current chairman Jim Ameden, announced on Monday that due to a family emergency he will be resigning from his post effective May 24. “Due to a turn of events with my family, the time that I foresee it’s going to take […]

3-alarm brush fire in Londonderry draws large response

3-alarm brush fire in Londonderry draws large response

UPDATE: The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has posted today’s predicted fire danger as “High” for the state, but has noted that it may be “Very High” in southern Vermont due to higher winds. Open burning requires a permit from your town fire warden. By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fire […]

Sandy dustup: Londonderry moves a pile after VTrans skirmish

Sandy dustup: Londonderry moves a pile after VTrans skirmish

Editor’s Note: It was erroneously reported that a meeting to be held regarding the petition to reconsider the feasibility study for purchasing land voted at town meeting would take place at Flood Brook School. It will be held at Town Hall. See below for details. By Christopher Biddle ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With five trucks […]

Chester Select Board agenda for April 20, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for April 20, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Cavendish Gulf Public Hearing 2. Approve Minutes from April 6, 2016 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Red Nose Event Request; Gilbert Townsend 6. Hearse House […]

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

Larry Roland Moses, 64, farrier who shared his love of outdoors

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Larry Roland Moses of Chester passed away at Springfield Hospital on April 13, 2016 with his family by his side. Mr. Moses was born on July 10, 1951, the son of Janis Putnam Moses and Roland Moses. The long-time resident of Chester spent his life as a farrier, actively shoeing horses. […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for April 18, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for April 18, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday April 18 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: April 4, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other Highway Issues 6. Speed […]

Fire danger high today, may be higher this weekend

Fire danger high today, may be higher this weekend

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC  The National Weather Service  and several Vermont agencies are announcing that this weekend a high danger of brush and forest fires will exist. With just a few days sunny days with lower humidity and higher winds, dead grass, leaves and brush can become prime fuel for fires. These agencies are […]

Select board hears of fund-raising event for Chester kids; again questions Academy Building lease

Select board hears of fund-raising event for Chester kids; again questions Academy Building lease

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The agenda for last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting looked mostly like routine housekeeping: grant applications to sign, a couple of liquor licenses to renew, the annual update of the local emergency plan and a review of new cemetery policies. But the meeting was anything but routine. […]

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede to retire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Andover Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede announced on Monday night that she would be retiring from her post effective June 1. “You know I have been thinking about this for a while,” Bargfrede told the Andover Select Board.  ­For a number of reasons, I think this is the […]

Vermont State Police Log  for April: Feb. 2- March 31, 2016

Vermont State Police Log for April: Feb. 2- March 31, 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. Tuesday, Feb. 2, Londonderry — A caretaker reported that someone had broken into a barn in the Landgrove […]

Chester Police Log for April: Feb. 5-April 1, 2016

Chester Police Log for April: Feb. 5-April 1, 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. Friday, Feb. 5 at 8:09 a.m. Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 10 and Clemons […]

Rich Rommer, 67, noted wheatgrass grower, loved music, dance

Rich Rommer, 67, noted wheatgrass grower, loved music, dance

©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Richard D. Rommer of Chester, Vt., died suddenly at his home on Friday, March 25, 2016. He was 67. Mr. Rommer, known as Rich to all, was born in Nyack, N.Y., on March 12, 1949 to Lenore McCaffery Rommer and Richard J. Rommer. He graduated from Pearl River High School in […]

Weston Select Board agenda for April 12, 2016

Weston Select Board agenda for April 12, 2016

The Select Board of the Town of Weston will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 following the Liquor Control Board meeting at 7:15 p.m. Both meetings will be at Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below are the agendas. Board of Liquor Control 1. First Class Hotel License to sell Malt & Venous […]

Andover Select Board agenda for April 11, 2016

Andover Select Board agenda for April 11, 2016

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016 at Andover Town Office, 953 Weston Andover Road.  Below is its agenda. Call to Order. Act on Agenda. Act on Minutes: 03/28/2016 Selectboard Meeting. Review and Act on Financial Orders. Review Current Year Financial Status. Highways / Garage: A. Plumb Pit. B. […]

Grafton Select Board tussles over wind project issues

Grafton Select Board tussles over wind project issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Grafton Select Board zipped through the first seven items on its Monday, April 4 agenda with unanimous votes and even some friendly banter, but got mired on the next two, which asked if a lawyer should be hired to represent the town and if the Select […]

Road work to impact driving around Andover, Londonderry, Weston this summer

Road work to impact driving around Andover, Londonderry, Weston this summer

By Christopher Biddle © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Residents of and visitors to Andover, Londonderry and Weston may find it slow going on the roads this summer in part, ironically, because of the mild winter that just ended.  The Vermont Department of Transportation and local municipalities may be rolling out a larger than usual number […]

Volunteer who found dead cat last year, veterinarian who saw it Friday dispute 'bucket of water' claim

Volunteer who found dead cat last year, veterinarian who saw it Friday dispute ‘bucket of water’ claim

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC A volunteer at Webster’s House and the veterinarian who was on scene Friday are independently disputing a weekend news report that a dead cat found on the site that afternoon was “wrapped in a plastic bag, floating in a bucket of water in back of the building.” And […]

Break-in in Windham; police ask for help

Break-in in Windham; police ask for help

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are reporting that on Sunday April 3,  they were called to investigate a burglary at a house on Abbott Road in Windham. At this time, the only thing that seems to have been taken is a 55-inch flat screen television. The crime occurred on the night […]

Webster's House animal shelter to close; State's Attorney's office considers cruelty complaint

Webster’s House animal shelter to close; State’s Attorney’s office considers cruelty complaint

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Webster’s House animal shelter, the 16-year-old Chester organization that specialized in rescuing cats, has been asked by its longtime landlord to vacate its home at 1758 Route 103 South by July 1, according to shelter manager Mary Donaldson. In preparation for the closing, Webster’s House, formerly known at […]

Grafton Select Board for April 4, 2016

Grafton Select Board for April 4, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 4 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: March 2, 2016 & March 7, 2016 Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll Highway report: Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Speed Study Routes 121/35 Personnel Policy change […]