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Appeal of Environmental Court OK of Dollar General goes before VT Supreme Court

By Cynthia Prairie ©2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC MONTPELIER Chester’s Dollar General opponents took their fight to the Vermont Supreme Court Tuesday, a venue that — by its very nature as the court of final decision — awards more technical wins based on nuances of law than KOs delivered by an attorney’s one-two punch. Thirty […]

Chester voters keep new auto uses in Residential-Commercial zones

By Shawn Cunningham ©2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC A 3-to-1 majority of Chester voters who turned out to cast ballots at town hall on Tuesday voted against leaving a 40-year-old prohibition on automotive uses in the town’s new zoning bylaws. The 160 to 460 vote was colored by a number of issues including a proposed […]

An explainer: Clearing up some confusion surrounding Chester’s referendum

By Shawn Cunningham ©2014 — Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday Nov. 18, Chester voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot – Yes or No – on a zoning issue. Over the past few weeks, there have been many posters, letters to the editor, Facebook posts, a petition and even a mailing from the […]

Chester Select Board raises sewer rates, green-lights design of water system upgrade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a busy Nov. 5 meeting run by vice chair Derek Suursoo, the Chester Select Board raised sewer rates effective immediately for its 600 users, gave a nod toward hiring Golden Cross for a winter ambulance restructuring and OK’d a $155,000 contract to design a $4.6 […]

New zoning bylaws complicate Chester armory development

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC An application for a conditional use permit to convert the former Army Reserve armory on Route 11 west for light manufacturing met with a friendly reception from Chester’s Development Review Board on Monday night. But a snafu in the new Unified Development Bylaws made the process […]

As Grafton begins to look at updating Town Plan, its citizens brainstorm

By Cynthia Prairie © 2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Almost 50 Grafton residents turned out at the elementary school Monday night to offer up their views of and hopes for the town that they call home. The input will be gelled into a more concise form and will likely become part of a new Grafton […]

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  • SMCS Annual Giving campaign targets increased care access

    Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems kicked off their Annual Giving campaign. The goal of this year’s campaign is to increase capacity so patients can have increased access to health care. “For more than 100 years,” said development director Larry Kraft, “Springfield Hospital has put the community first as people have come seeking help […]

  • Side dish highlights the many flavors of squash

    Side dish highlights the many flavors of squash

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com W hat a great way of enjoying the fall harvest, much the same way our ancestors ate these “squantersquashes” (as written by Higginson and Joselyn) or “askutasquashes” (Rogers and Williams and William Wood) in the 1600s. From salty to sweet, and tart to sour, you really can savor the flavors in […]

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