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Andover Select Board postpones vote on Chester emergency services MOU

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC After the presentation of an “old school” handwritten spreadsheet made by board chairman Harold “Red” Johnson that analyzed the town’s equipment with an eye toward balancing maintenance with new purchases, the Andover Select Board, in its Monday, March 23 meeting turned its attention to an Memorandum of […]

Municipal water upgrade, land purchase discussed by Chester Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC With uncertainties about how long state funding will be available and a number of questions unanswered, the upgrade to Chester’s municipal water system took center stage in the second Select Board meeting in a row that came in under two hours in length. Also at the Wednesday […]

Winners announced for growing St. Luke’s LEGO Contest

This year’s LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and held on Saturday March 21 at the NewsBank Conference Center in Chester, was the largest exhibition in the four years of the event. The number of 2015 entries increased over those from last year by 33 percent to total of 67, exhibitors coming from […]

Donors turn out to two events to help fire victims

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Pleasant Street in Chester was lined with cars and the Pizza Stone was crowded on Monday night, March 16, as droves of people turned out to help those who have lost their homes to fires this winter. Two dozen restaurants, markets and food manufacturers donated tables of food […]

Grafton Select Board OKs local input resolution; approves historic preservation plan for Daisy Turner property

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, March 16 meeting, the Grafton Select Board approved – with vocal disagreement from some of the attending public – a resolution created by Rutland Town government to attempt to give local jurisdictions a stronger say with the Public Service Board over the siting of renewable […]

Business owners talk increasing traffic, visitors in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The March meeting of the Chester Economic Development Corp.,  held last Wednesday at the Free Range Restaurant, featured several discussions around efforts to increase traffic and add value to a visit to Chester. The CEDC is a private, not-for-profit organization that evaluates applications for loans from the […]