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Weston board ponders Little School parking, well requests, tables other issues

Weston board ponders Little School parking, well requests, tables other issues

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC More issues were tabled than decided at the July 26 Weston Select Board meeting including choosing among bidders for a new furnace at the Town Office building, a supplier for heating oil and securing an expert opinion to how close to a wellhead pavement can be laid […]

Chester Police Log for May 1 through July 20, 2016

Chester Police Log for May 1 through July 20, 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. Sunday, May 1, 9:57 a.m. A complainant told police that over the weekend someone had stolen a […]

Voter registration deadline nears; early voting still an option

Voter registration deadline nears; early voting still an option

Qualified Vermonters will have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 to register either by mail, in their town clerk’s office, or online at https://olvr.sec.state.vt.us/ Registered voters can also request an early or absentee ballot if they are unable to make it to the polls on Aug. 9. Simply go to your town clerk’s office to […]

A CLOSER LOOK: State House candidates answer our questions

A CLOSER LOOK: State House candidates answer our questions

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two Democratic candidates vying for a seat in the State House from Windsor 3-1 and no Republicans or Independents in sight, next Tuesday’s primary might just as well be the Nov. 8 General Election for Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield. As is our custom in contested races, we’ve […]

Route 7 closed in Pittsford

Route 7 closed in Pittsford

UPDATE 8/3/16 1:10 p.m. – One lane is now open. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police are advising that there has been an accident on Route 7 in Pittsford and that the road is closed. Police are asking motorists to find alternate routes around the closure. Northbound traffic is currently being detoured […]

State offers public alert on sewage discharges

State offers public alert on sewage discharges

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new public alert system that enables subscribers to receive email or text message notifications when sewage and unpermitted discharges release into Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and ponds. “…this new system … will allow Vermonters to have prompt notification of potential threats to public health and the environment, […]

Unpermitted 'superload' trucks 'grounded' in Rockingham

Unpermitted ‘superload’ trucks ‘grounded’ in Rockingham

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two tractor-trailers carrying oversized loads that tore down wires and broke utility poles in Chester last night will spend the weekend and at least part of next week at a reststop in Rockingham while Vermont authorities engineer a way for them to safely exit the state on […]

Venue Change: Grafton Select Board agenda for Aug. 1, 2016

Venue Change: Grafton Select Board agenda for Aug. 1, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 at Town Hall, 117 Main St., due to a plumbing problem at its usual venue, Grafton Elementary School. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: July 18, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of minutes from the July 20, 2016 Selectboard meeting and July 20, 2016 Selectboard executive session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Vermont Public Service Awards Recognition; Debbie […]

Two superload trucks knock out power, Internet, cable in separate Chester accidents

Two superload trucks knock out power, Internet, cable in separate Chester accidents

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two “superloads,” being driven from Ohio, brought down fiber-optic lines along Route 103 just north of the Stone Village, and electric, fiber-optic and cable lines on Route 103 South at Sylvan Road, in separate but almost simultaneous accidents late this afternoon. Superloads are even larger than the common wideloads seen […]

House explodes in Guilford

House explodes in Guilford

  UPDATE: July 28 – The Vermont State Police are advising that it appears the explosion may have been caused due to a ruptured propane gas line inside the basement of the house, but they still don’t know what caused rupture in the line or what ignited the leaked propane vapor. Detectives are still examining […]

2nd case of West Nile Virus found in Windsor Co.

2nd case of West Nile Virus found in Windsor Co.

The Vermont Department of Health has notified town health officers that the 2nd case of West Nile Virus disease has been found in Windsor County. According to Ralph Pace, Ludlow Town health officer, the state monitoring agency noted, “This latest case became ill in mid-July and, similar to the case from earlier in June, has […]

Grafton group seeks to sway Chester board against wind project

Grafton group seeks to sway Chester board against wind project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The July 20 Chester Select Board was a presentation-rich environment, with information on an impending townwide reappraisal and an offer to donate the north shore of the Rainbow Rock swimming hole to the town. The longest, however, was a PowerPoint presentation by opponents of the wind project […]

Derry Select Board floats proposed salt shed to DRB

Derry Select Board floats proposed salt shed to DRB

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three members of the Londonderry Select Board sat before the town’s Development Review Board on Wednesday, July 20 to present their proposal to build a salt and sand shed on the Prouty Land adjacent to Route 100, about half way between the two town centers. There are […]

Candidates for lt. gov., governor talk industrial wind power, citizen input at Grafton forum

Candidates for lt. gov., governor talk industrial wind power, citizen input at Grafton forum

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The small crowd gathered before even one candidate entered Grafton’s White Church on Monday night got the biggest treat of the day, when young Ripley Schemm practiced a solo soprano performance with one of the world’s most famous arias. Accompanied by his father on piano, Ripley, who is […]

Weston Select Board agenda for July 26, 2016

Weston Select Board agenda for July 26, 2016

The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road.  Below is its agenda 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Little School Painting Bids 4. Furnace Bids 5. Oil Bids 6. SO #16 Payroll, SO #16 Vendors 7. Review and […]

Secretary of State's office offers online voter registration

Secretary of State’s office offers online voter registration

Secretary of State Jim Condos is reminding Vermonters that the deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, Aug.9 statewide primary is Wednesday, Aug. 3. “Voting is the very basis of our democracy,” said Secretary Condos. “I encourage everyone to get out and participate in Vermont’s Primary on Aug. 9.” Vermont allows voters to vote […]

Route 7 southbound in Rutland is closed, use alternate routes

Route 7 southbound in Rutland is closed, use alternate routes

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Rutland Barracks are advising drivers to look for alternate routes through Rutland for the next several hours. According to police, Route 7 Southbound near Alderman’s Chevrolet and Tractor Supply is closed. At about 2:30 p.m. a tractor trailer reportedly took down several electric and utility […]

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 25

Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 25

The Chester Development Review Board will hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Re-organizational meeting Request from Planning Commission to review Undue Adverse Effect definition Comments from citizen Review minutes from last meeting Deliberative session to review previous matters

Truck closes Route 11 in midday accident

Truck closes Route 11 in midday accident

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At about noon today, Wednesday, July 20, a concrete pumping truck traveling west on Route 11 in Londonderry ran off the highway, crashed into some trees and wound up half overturned in the ditch. The accident closed the road for the entire afternoon and remained closed at […]