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Grafton Select Board OKs $30,500 for new salt shed

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 — Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board approved two capital expenditures at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, including $16,184 for guard rail replacement along Route 121 and $30,500 for a new salt shed. The guard rail work was awarded to Lafayette Highway Specialities of Massachusetts, while the salt shed – […]

Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC With a turnout more than double either of the two previous ballots, Chester voters Tuesday passed a $4 million bond for a project to add a 330,000 gallon water tank and replace aging mains. The measure passed by a vote of 280 to 121 with turnout […]

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a 40-minute informational meeting – the third held since May 18  — about 30 Chester residents Monday night listened as Town Manager David Pisha and engineer Naomi Johnson offered a more focused explanation of the project and its funding than given in earlier meetings. Town voters […]

Truck tire mishap shuts Maple at 103 in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Maple Street in Chester remained closed at noon today after a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load clipped a curb, tearing up a tire and shutting off traffic in downtown Chester around 9:30 this morning. Police estimate that the small section of roadway will be closed for “for […]

DRB green-lights new Jiffy Mart for Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday Sept. 21 meeting, the Chester Development Review Board gave its approval to an application by Champlain Oil to construct a 4,980-square-foot Jiffy Mart, which would house convenience store, a Subway and a Ramunto’s Pizza Express. The Jiffy Mart would also have four double-sided gas […]

Select board hears -1.5% loan reduces Chester water project cost by $800,000

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a short meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Chester Select Board heard an update on the water project, which comes up for a vote next Tuesday, Sept. 29, and a preliminary offer to build the town a new radio/cell tower that would replace the one – […]

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  • Compelling, creepy and scary treats for your Halloween reading

    Compelling, creepy and scary treats for your Halloween reading

    By John Hoover ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC September is drawing to a close as I write this column. The days have started to cool and the nights have become downright chilly. Very shortly the Autumnal Equinox will announce the official beginning of fall and, following close on its heels comes October, one of my favorite […]

  • Add an apple twist to a fall pork peperonata

    Add an apple twist to a fall pork peperonata

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Peperonata is classically an Italian stewed bell pepper dish while the word tartine simply means a slice of bread. So combining both with a little Yankee flair and flavor makes this dish a true fusion recipe. Besides, you can’t go wrong when you can add both blueberries and apples without losing […]

  • St. Luke’s holds blessing of pets this weekend

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St. in Chester, is offering two opportunities to bring pets for a special blessing on the side lawn at St. Luke’s at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The church’s school children will be making biscuits for pets and cookies for their owners. […]

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