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Chester Select Board rejects Open Meeting Law complaint, pulls Australian ballot articles

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board heard from the town’s attorney regarding The Chester Telegraph’s complaint of a violation of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and the board removed the questions regarding Australian ballot voting for all questions from the Town Meeting warning at its Jan. 21 meeting. Jim Carroll, attorney […]

Chester Historical Society throws future of Yosemite Fire House into question

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of an iconic Chester structure is in question as the organization that has been responsible for it for nearly 38 years has expressed a desire to shed that responsibility. At a meeting on Thursday Jan. 22, Chester Historical Society President Ron Patch told the society’s membership […]

Spending issues on Town Meeting agendas for Andover, Chester, Grafton & Weston

2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC This time of year, town governments throughout Vermont begin setting their proposed spending agendas that voters will have to vote up or down either from the floor or by Australian ballot. Below are summaries of those articles for Andover, Chester, Grafton and Weston. Because of the Tuesday snows, we’ll give you […]

From the editor: On the recent downs and ups of the Chester Telegraph

Around 11:20 a.m. last Tuesday morning, as we were editing and writing articles for The Chester Telegraph, the company that hosted our website began experiencing instability on its servers. As you probably noticed, attempts to access the paper were met with 502 errors, 504 errors and other messages that indicated we and other websites hosted […]

Open offices: What’s up in Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston and Londonderry

©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next week: We’ll outline the fiscal articles that will be on the ballots for Andover, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry and Weston. Chester petitions due Monday Petitions to run for elective office in Chester are due at the Town Office by 5 p.m. Monday Jan. 26. According to Chester Town Clerk Deb Aldrich, […]

Chester Planning Commission begins drafting sign law, comments still sought

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015  Telegraph Publishing LLC Having taken several hours of testimony from business owners and residents at two earlier meetings, the Chester Planning Commission met on Monday, Jan. 12 to discuss and organize the work of revising the town’s sign ordinance. Commission chair Tom Bock referred to the complexity of the work […]

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  • Canceled: Weston Liquor board, Select Board meetings for Tuesday, Jan. 27

    The Town of Weston has canceled these meetings due to the impending snowstorm. The Town of Weston will hold a special meeting of the Board of Liquor Control at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Town Offices at 12 Lawrence Hill Road, followed by the Select Board meeting at 7:30. Below are the agendas. Board […]

  • Cavendish town offices, facilities go solar

    Cavendish town offices, facilities go solar

    After several years of discussion, planning and hard work, the Town of Cavendish solar array has gone on-line and is now feeding electric power into the grid to support Cavendish municipal buildings and facilities. To celebrate this watershed event, the town will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon-cutting at the new Cavendish Municipal Solar […]

  • These meatballs are the best in comfort foods

    These meatballs are the best in comfort foods

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I  adore meatballs  — and who doesn’t?  I eat spaghetti and meatballs every single day of the week.  After years of experimenting, and although I never made a meatball I didn’t like, I  believe these meatballs are the best of the best in the Italian realm of comfort food. I think […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 21, 2015

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from Jan. 7, 2015 and Jan. 9, 2015 Select Board meetings Citizen Comments Old Business Liquor License Renewals: MacLaomainn’s Entertainment Permit: MacLaomainn’s Brookside Cemetery Trail Grant AT&T Tower Modification Sign Town Warning […]

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