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Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  vote to ratify the Chester water bond vote of May 19 went down to defeat today, Tuesday, June 30, in an anemic turnout of 143 voters out of a checklist of more than 2,000.  The final tally was 69 yes to 74 no. The ratification vote was […]

In OK’ing Dollar General ‘warehouse,’ state Supreme Court affirms ‘adverse effect’

NOTE: Zaremba Group attorney Alan Biederman answered several questions for The Chester Telegraph concerning the appeals and other issues. You can read that article here. By Cynthia Prairie 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC T he Vermont Supreme Court has given a green light for the construction of a Dollar General store on Main Street in Chester, after […]

Chester board reappoints DRB members without advertising openings

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Several pending issues including action on the disposition of the Yosemite Fire House and a board member’s  request to discuss the formation of a fire district were missing from the agenda for the  Wednesday, June 17 meeting of the Chester Select  Board. But the board re-appoinnted  members of the […]

Grafton residents turn out to hear details behind wind project

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was an appropriately windy evening on Tuesday, June 16, as about 75 Grafton residents gathered under a tent at Grafton Ponds for an informational session and picnic held by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. and Iberdrola Renewables about their proposed wind project. The two companies are the landowner and […]

Chester to hold two public meetings and a vote next week

©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two public hearings and a townwide vote will be held in Chester next week: Monday, June 29 – The Town of Chester will hold an informational meeting ahead of a second vote on the town’s $4 million water project. This is happening because the first vote was not properly warned for […]

Windham Sheriff offers patrol alternatives to Londonderry

By Mallory Hopkins and Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC While the average Londonderry Select Board meeting draws about five members of the public, the Monday June 15 meeting saw four times that for a discussion of police coverage for a town shaken by arsons and burglaries in recent months. While the town of 1,769 full-time […]

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  • Weston's 'Junie B. Jones' a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

    Weston’s ‘Junie B. Jones’ a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are many things to look at in judging whether a show is successful or not. There are the performances, of course, but there’s also lighting, sets, costumes, staging and choreography among others. When it comes to a show for kids, however, there’s one more thing – […]

  • Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

    Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can cook these meatballs in a skillet or in the oven, but why not try something out of the ordinary and delightfully outdoorsy? These tropical inspired meatballs are perfectly complimented with smoking, and when served with plain or fried rice of your choice, they will be a winner at any […]

  • Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

    Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

    By John Hoover ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Hopefully, dear readers, you will be able to get away on vacation sometime this summer. If you do, and you’re like us here at Misty Valley Books, you’ll want to take something to read with you. Just in the nick of time we’re here to provide you with our […]

  • Supreme Court finds for Dollar General in zoning appeal; Act 250 appeal still pending

    Supreme Court finds for Dollar General in zoning appeal; Act 250 appeal still pending

    © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday, June 11, a three-judge panel of the Vermont Supreme Court heard an appeal by opponents of a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store proposed for a parcel directly across from the Country Girl Diner on Main Street in Chester. The following day, the “rocket docket” as the panel is known […]

  • Lisai's taps into new market with draught craft beer to go

    Lisai’s taps into new market with draught craft beer to go

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Lisai’s Chester Market has just become one of the few groceries — two as far as can be determined — in Vermont to sell growlers  — those 64- and 32-ounce bottles of specialty beers tapped from a keg at the time of sale. After spending the winter rearranging and […]

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