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In weak voter turnout, Chester water project passes by 26 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing By a margin of 112 to 86, Chester voters on Tuesday authorized the town to borrow slightly more than $4 million to upgrade the town water system, adding a second storage tank and replacing a large stretch of asbestos/concrete water main along Route 103 from the Sunoco station […]

GMUHS board OKs limited school choice, restraint and seclusion policy

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing At its regular monthly meeting, the Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors adopted limited school choice for seventh and eighth graders, as well as a restraint and seclusion policy for disruptive students and heard a presentation on the proposed town water project from town government officials. […]

Chester residents seek answers on proposed water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC It was a respectful but question-filled turnout at Chester Town Hall last night, Monday May 18, for an informational meeting regarding a $4 million water project proposed by the Town of Chester that is being voted on from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Town Moderator Bill […]

CAES board adopts limited school choice

Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC T he Chester-Andover Board of Directors on Monday, May 11, finalized some specific policy and processes that continue to reflect the district merger.  Of most significance on this short agenda for CAES students and parents were adoption of limited school choice program within the district for the elementary […]

Chester DRB’s initial Jiffy Mart hearing focuses on flood hazard

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester’s Development Review Board began the process of considering a new Jiffy Mart gas station, convenience store and food outlets  at its meeting on Monday, May 11. A couple of dozen people, including a quorum of the Select Board, were there for the initial examination of documents […]

Part 2: A Closer Look: Separating the Chester water project from gravel needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In any public discussion of the proposed municipal water upgrade, most people agree that Chester’s water system has suffered from deferred maintenance and that the longer work is put off, the more extensive and expensive it is likely to be. “We need this water project,” Jeff Holden, […]

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  • Chester Select Board Special Session for Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The Chester Select Board has called a special Thursday session to replace its regular Wednesday session, which is now canceled. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve Minutes from May 6, 2015 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Executive Sessions […]

  • Going on a picnic? Don't forget this 'ultimate glazed chicken'

    Going on a picnic? Don’t forget this ‘ultimate glazed chicken’

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is what I consider to be the picnic chicken. You know the kind: dripping with glaze and so sticky that the only way to clean up after yourself is with a wet washcloth. Honestly, it might take a dozen wet naps to clean your hands alone. So get out the potato salad […]

  • Plastic surgeon opens office at Chester Family Medicine

    Plastic surgeon opens office at Chester Family Medicine

    Springfield Medical Care Systems welcomes Gerald A. Drabyn, MD, FACS.  Dr. Drabyn is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in hand, skin, burn and other cosmetic surgeries. Drabyn works with children as well as adults, and specializes in cleft lip and palate surgery, cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation, reduction and […]

  • Chester Select Board revisits Andover MOU; ice cream truck permit will have to wait

    Chester Select Board revisits Andover MOU; ice cream truck permit will have to wait

    By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The ongoing negotiations with the Town of Andover over a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the cost of providing emergency fire and ambulance service to that town of 500 is looking more like a duel with paper swords. Since the 2007 budget, Chester has charged Andover $9,300 (up from […]

  • Grafton struggles with conflict of interest issues, wind project at Select Board meeting

    Grafton struggles with conflict of interest issues, wind project at Select Board meeting

    By Gloria Dufield ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Grafton Select Board  of Monday, May 4, continued to focus on the Iberdrola Renewables wind project, changes in the Town Plan and whether Select Board and Planning Commission members were facing a conflict of interest in regards to both. In a breaking story, Michael Faher of the […]

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