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Early morning fire destroys Elm Street home in Chester, firefighters injured

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC   UPDATE — 6 P.M. As the Chester Fire Department responded to the Monier fire early this morning, another fire was reported a few houses away on Elm Street, according to the Chester Fire Department.  Because of the simultaneous fires, a 4-alarmer was called, activating Mutual Aid service. The second […]

Squeaker of a write-in contest for Grafton Select Board; sale of Town Garage OK’d

It was a quiet day for Grafton officials as voters met at the Grafton Elementary School Tuesday for a less than hourlong Town Meeting, then sporadic visitation during daylong Australian balloting. The Grafton Select Board will have a new member with the write-in candidacy of Ron Pilette, who won a tight race 69 to 67 […]

Chase beats incumbent Suursoo in landslide for Chester Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC In what could be considered a landslide victory, newcomer Heather Chase took more than 57 percent of  the vote on Tuesday to beat incumbent Derek Suursoo for a three-year term on the Chester Select Board. With a 93-vote difference, Chase won,  335 to 242, in one of the biggest […]

Two new members for Weston Select Board; voters approve raising expenditures

©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston has two new Select Board members. On Tuesday, at the Weston Playhouse, Weston voters voted in Bruce Downer for a two-year term and Tim Goodwin, to a one-year term, filling a vacancy left by Elizabeth Currie, Weston Clerk Kim Seymour said. Jim Linville was elected to a three-year term as Select Board […]

Londonderry questions, then approves Champion fire truck

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The crowd of more than 100 voters who filled the first floor of the old Town Hall in South Londonderry for Town Meeting were joined in the balcony by about 30 7th and 8th grade observers from Flood Brook School. The largest and most contentious article – […]

Budget passes at relocated Andover Town Meeting

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Failure of the Town Hall heating system forced the Andover Town Meeting to be moved to a hall at the Andover Community Church across the street, resulting in a standing room only crowd and prompting a joke from moderator Jon Bliss about the separation of church and state. Despite […]

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  • Grafton Select Board agendas for March 2 and March 3

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2 at Grafton Elementary School, 50 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: Feb. 16, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues: Putnam Forest Turn-Around Rutland Municipal Input Resolution Petition TSO Appointment Letter […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for March 4, 2015

    The Chester Select Board will meet at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Below is its Selectboard Organization Approval of Minutes; Feb. 18, 2015 Select Board meeting Old Business Citizen’s Comments Vending Permit; Bill Roberson Economic Development Funds Investment update; Remus Preda & Gary Gibbs Liquor License Renewals […]

  • Water system upgrade, Edson monument placement addressed at Chester Select Board meeting

    Water system upgrade, Edson monument placement addressed at Chester Select Board meeting

    By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Feb. 18 meeting, the Chester Select Board heard a project update and information on funding alternatives for Chester’s water upgrade, considered a request to place the new Edson monument in an alternate site on the Green and got a report on traffic ticket income from Police Chief […]

  • Derek Suursoo: Repaving Routes 11, 103 within Chester village are priorities

    Derek Suursoo: Repaving Routes 11, 103 within Chester village are priorities

    ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Derek Suursoo grew up in Chester before joining the  Navy in 1978, where he served as an electronics technician before retiring from service in 2000. Since then, he says his “primary job” has been raising his four children. He is currently in his ninth year on the Chester Select Board. What do […]

  • Heather Chase: Increase public participation in town government

    Heather Chase: Increase public participation in town government

    ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Heather Chase is a Chester resident with four children. She is also a nurse and the owner of a small business, Corporate Lactation Services, a company she founded in 1996 to “assist companies in creating environments and programs that would allow women to continue to breastfeed once they return to work,” according […]

  • Candidates in contested Chester Select Board race address pressing issues

    Candidates in contested Chester Select Board race address pressing issues

    ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC The Telegraph asked the two candidates for the open three-year term on the Chester Select Board to respond to a set of questions that address their vision for the town. The other two candidates — incumbents Tom Bock and Arne Jonynas — are unopposed in seeking re-election to one-year terms. The three-year […]

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