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Chester board backs grant application for wet suits; continues to mull fairgrounds proposal

  By Shawn Cunningham Answers were scarce as the Chester Select Board, during last Wednesday’s meeting, continued to discuss several topics including how to pay for water rescue gear, whether to move forward with a proposed festival venue and what to do about water and sewer rates. The last question was take off the agenda […]

Proposed zoning changes in Chester: Part I, Districts added, altered, eliminated

    At 7 p.m. Monday May 19, the Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., to receive comments on the latest draft of the  Unified Development Bylaws, which combines the rules for zoning, subdivision and flood hazard mitigation and has been in the works for about […]

Illegal burning sets Williams Road brush fire

    By Shawn Cunningham The Chester Fire Department and eight other departments responded to a brush fire on Williams Road early Sunday afternoon. The fire, which covered approximately 2 acres, began when an illegal burn got out of control. “The conditions are very dry at this time of year,” said Chester Fire Chief Matt […]

Construction of Chester town solar farm expected to begin by fall

By Cynthia Prairie Construction of a 500-kilowatt solar farm on Chester town land should begin by this fall, according Luke Shullenberger of Green Lantern Capital of Waterbury, the developer of the project, with completion in eight to 10 weeks from start. The project, slated for a 5-acre Jeffrey Well parcel at Route 103 North and […]

Chester’s proposed development bylaws available for viewing here

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014 to take comments on the proposed Unified Development Bylaws it has been working on for more than a year.  The bylaws are a combination of three documents that currently govern land use in Chester – the Zoning Regulations, the Flood Hazard […]

Chester Select Board discusses water rescue gear, approves historical marker

    By Shawn Cunningham Water rescue, historical markers and potholes were among the items discussed at last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting. Fire Chief Matt Wilson came before the Select Board to request permission to apply for a grant to cover a portion of the cost of equipment needed to train for water rescues […]

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  • Enliven your mashed potatoes with tangy horseradish cream

    Enliven your mashed potatoes with tangy horseradish cream

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com M y father enjoyed horseradish in many dishes, but the second Yankee Chef’s favorite side dish was horseradish cream and mashed potatoes. Generations of New Englanders have enjoyed horseradish in one form or another, not just as a side to prime rib. Heck, my family could never afford prime rib until […]

  • Chester Ambulance Service seeks drivers, medical providers

    Chester Ambulance Service seeks drivers, medical providers

    The Chester Ambulance Service is seeking new members to join its much-needed team of quality emergency medical providers and drivers.  No experience is necessary. Training is provided. For those not wanting medical licensure, the ambulance service is also accepting drivers. To fill either position, you must be at least 18 years of age, be physically […]

  • Upcoming events: Library week at Whiting; Senior club luncheon; visit larges white ash in Vermont; class aids those with diabetes; items sought for annual rummage sale

    Upcoming events: Library week at Whiting; Senior club luncheon; visit larges white ash in Vermont; class aids those with diabetes; items sought for annual rummage sale

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. April 13-19: Celebrate National Library Week Whiting Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the […]

  • The River Artisans announces new officers

    The River Artisans Cooperative, located at 26B Main St. in Saxtons River, has elected its 2014–15 slate of officers at its annual meeting held Saturday, April 5. The new board is Elizabeth “BJ” Clauson and Carolyn Harris, co-presidents; Debbi Wetzel, vice president; Franklin and Roberta Geist, co-secretaries; Mary Hepburn as treasurer; and Pat Bellows as […]

  • Grant to expand conservation district stream table use

    Grant to expand conservation district stream table use

       WHITE RIVER JUNCTION The Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District has been awarded a $7,500 Vermont Watershed Grant through the Agency of Natural Resources and the Fish and Wildlife Department  to further develop its “The River Roadshow” for community outreach, school education and operator awareness. The River Roadshow is a traveling stream table that seeks […]

  • Springfield Hospital now offering 3D breast imaging

    Springfield Hospital now offering 3D breast imaging

        SPRINGFIELD The Breast Care Center at Springfield Hospital is introducing the latest technology in breast imaging that offers patients a new level of sophistication in diagnostic technology.  Breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, produces exceptional three-dimensional images of the breast, allowing radiologists to manipulate the images to see areas of concern from […]

  • Funds in place, Pingree Park ready for revitalization

    Funds in place, Pingree Park ready for revitalization

          The Vermont Country Store’s Weston Community Action Team has donated enough money to the Pingree Park Revitalization Project in Londonderry to make it eligible for to collect the entire $22,000 matching fund grant from the State of Vermont. Town Meeting Day also bolstered the momentum of the revitalization project when voters  approved […]

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