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Grafton Select Board agenda for July 18, 2016

Grafton Select Board agenda for July 18, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 18 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Minutes: Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 3. Highway Report a. Work Schedule: Signage for truck traffic, Eastman Road 4. Response by Al Sands to David Acker’s accusation regarding […]

Police continue hunt for thief of GMUHS class gift; donations, reward offered

Police continue hunt for thief of GMUHS class gift; donations, reward offered

Chester Police continue to run down clues in search of the thief who stole a 65-inch flat screen TV from Green Mountain Union High School late last Thursday night. The screen, valued at $1,000, was the gift from the Class of 2016, which graduated in June. It had a arrived at the school that day […]

Londonderry roads chief surprises board with intention to quit

Londonderry roads chief surprises board with intention to quit

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry Road Foreman Duane Hart surprised the town’s Select Board at its Thursday, July 7 meeting by announcing that he would be stepping down from that position later this summer. “It’s my intention to end my relationship with the town of Londonderry in September,” said Hart. “Londonderry […]

Chester tax rates decline; water tank, pipeline contracts awarded

Chester tax rates decline; water tank, pipeline contracts awarded

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a busy meeting on Wednesday night, the Chester Select Board set this year’s tax rate, heard a report from the town’s outside auditor, approved hiring several  contractors for master planning and for work on the water system, made three Development Review Board appointments, got updates on […]

Turner wins Grafton Select Board seat; opponent Dougall hospitalized before polls open

Turner wins Grafton Select Board seat; opponent Dougall hospitalized before polls open

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Grafton voters went to the polls today and elected John Turner to a Select Board seat left vacant by the resignation of Gus Plummer. But the voting developed an unexpectedly sad tone just before the polls closed this evening as word got out that candidate Don Dougall had […]

Chainsaw taken from truck in Saxtons River

Chainsaw taken from truck in Saxtons River

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police say that a chainsaw was stolen from a truck in Saxtons River during the evening of July 4. Russell Schleimer of Chester contacted police to report that his Husqvarna model 373 XP chainsaw was taken from the bed of his pick up truck while he was attending […]

Burglars hit Grafton Garage

Burglars hit Grafton Garage

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police in Rockingham are investigating a break-in and burglary at the Grafton Garage at 21 Route 121 in Grafton. Police responded to the burglary report this morning and say the crime was committed overnight. A small amount of cash, three checks and a digital camera were stolen. […]

Chester temporarily chlorinates public water

Chester temporarily chlorinates public water

Temporary chlorination of Chester’s public water system began this evening — Friday, July 8 — to prevent problems that could be caused by the continuing water pipe replacement work, pressure testing and flushing that has been taking place along Route 103, says Jeff Holden, Chester’s water and sewer superintendent. He adds that residents shouldn’t experience […]

Grafton board hopefuls offer two views of government, wind project

Grafton board hopefuls offer two views of government, wind project

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In what was promising to be a stormy Thursday night – at least outside – about 75 people gathered at the White Church in Grafton to hear from two candidates who hope to be elected to fill the unexpired term left by Gus Plummer’s resignation in mid-May. That […]

Burglar steals GMUHS graduating class gift

Burglar steals GMUHS graduating class gift

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Police Department is looking for the person who broke into Green Mountain Union High School last night and stole the gift that the Class of 2016 had given to the school at graduation last month. At about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Chester Police responded […]

State police investigate burglaries in Jamaica and Stratton

State police investigate burglaries in Jamaica and Stratton

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont State Police from the Brattleboro barracks responded to a report of a burglary on Forrester Road in Jamaica only to find that several residences in that area had been burglarized. The burglaries are thought to have taken place around July 4. Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious during […]

Whose dog is this?

Whose dog is this?

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud picked up this dog on Old Stage Road this morning and stopped by to see if we knew who he belongs to. We don’t, but maybe you do. Cloud will continue to ask around the Popple Dungeon area, but the dog will have to go […]

UPDATE: Maine woman reported missing from Gathering

UPDATE: Maine woman reported missing from Gathering

UPDATE: Vermont State Police are advising that Erica G. Lavoie was found safe just before 4 p.m. at the Rainbow Family Gathering site in Mt. Tabor by U.S. Forest Service personnel. The VSP thanks everyone for their help in this matter. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Troopers from the Rutland barracks of the Vermont State […]

Under warm skies, Londonderry celebrates 4th of July with annual parade

Under warm skies, Londonderry celebrates 4th of July with annual parade

By Leah M. Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC About a half hour before the first float stepped onto the route of Londonderry’s annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, crowds started scouting out spots to get the best view — and catch the most candy. Under warm skies and gusty winds, young families with […]

Weston board approves special meeting on fire tanker

Weston board approves special meeting on fire tanker

By Bruce Frauman © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three members of the Weston Select Board on hand for the Tuesday, June 28 meeting voted unanimously to hold a special town meeting to vote on authorizing the Select Board to borrow money to finish purchasing a water tanker for the Fire Department. The meeting will […]

Londonderry Select Board discusses salt storage options

Londonderry Select Board discusses salt storage options

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a special meeting on Tuesday, June 28, the Londonderry Select Board weighed its options for both a location and a structure in which to store road salt when its agreement with the State of Vermont to use the salt storage shed on Derry Woods Road ends […]

UPDATE: Police locate hiker sought for questioning Earlier: VSP seeks hiker for questioning

UPDATE: Police locate hiker sought for questioning
Earlier: VSP seeks hiker for questioning

UPDATE: Monday, July 4: Vermont State Police, with the cooperation of Vermont Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service, found Guanrong Wang, 24, of Setauket, N.Y., on the Long Trail about 2 miles south of Route 140 in Wallingford. After interviewing Wang (who goes by the name Andre) police issued a citation for him […]

Chester Select Board agenda for July 6, 2016

Chester Select Board agenda for July 6, 2016

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approval of Minutes from the June 15, 2016 Selectboard Meeting and June 17, 2016 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. VAST Request; Dick Jewett 5. Chester’s 250th […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for July 5, 2016

Grafton Select Board meeting for July 5, 2016

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5 at Grafton Town Hall, 117 Main St. Below is its agenda. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: June 20, 2016 4. Warrants: Accounts Payable and Payroll 5. Highway Report: a. Excess weight permit; b. Paving Bids 6. Set Town Tax […]

Police ask for help finding vehicle

Police ask for help finding vehicle

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police in Brattleboro are asking for help in locating the vehicle that left the scene of a parking lot accident in Dummerston. According to a press release, a beige Honda Pilot was hit while parked in a lot at Route 30 and East West Road near the […]