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VTel responds to Big Pole controversy in Chester; Andover-Chester MOUs still in play

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Following two executive sessions to discuss legal issues with town attorney Jim Carroll, the Chester Select Board reconvened its public session after almost a 90 minutes on Thursday, May 21. After the first executive session, the board authorized Town Manager David Pisha to sign an amendment to […]

Reconstruction begins on 300-foot wall in Weston

By Mallory Hopkins © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a 300-footlong replacement wall on Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. The original wall has stood below the Community Church since the 1800s, when it was built using rocks found in fields and rivers. But the wall has become unstable, with stones falling into the […]

Grafton ponders speed limit change on Route 121; unhappy with notifications from wind developer

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing Although the weather was sunny and mild, a dozen residents and all five members of the Grafton Select Board were in attendance at the Monday, May 18 meeting, where discussion continued on topics from past sessions including a proposed wind project and the sale of the old town […]

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 […]

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  • Whiting Library offering passes to historic sites

    The Whiting Library is once again offering free or discounted passes to Vermont historical sites, Vermont day parks and regional museums. This includes eight Vermont state historical sites: Bennington Battle Monument, Chimney Point in Addison, Hubbardton Battlefield, Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford, Mount Independence in Orwell, Old Constitution House in Windsor, the home of President […]

  • Weston Playhouse offers discount tickets to Vermonters

    Weston Playhouse offers discount tickets to Vermonters

    The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company kicks off its 79th season with a family-friendly performance schedule and discounts for Vermonters. “There’s something for everyone on our stages this year,” says Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler, “and with our ability to offer major local discounts, we hope that our neighbors from throughout the state will come make […]

  • Londonderry to host community meeting on suspicious fires

    In response to public concerns regarding suspicious fires in and around South Londonderry, state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has scheduled a community meeting at the Londonderry Town Hall in South Londonderry, at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8. Capt. J.P. Sinclair, head of the State Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Det. Lt. Daniel Trudeau, head of […]

  • Chester Special Select Board meeting for May 27, 2015

    The Chester Select Board has scheduled a special meeting for 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 to sign the warning for a vote to ratify the water project bond vote of May 19, 2015. The ratification vote is a result of the Town of Chester’s failure to publish the official warning of the May 19 vote […]

  • Chester Police Log for March 11 through April 26, 2015

    Chester Police Log for March 11 through April 26, 2015

    Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 p.m. A Reservoir Road resident reported that his mailbox had been shot with a gun. The responding officer found no […]

  • Upcoming events: Visit artist studios this weekend; two free films to be shown; environmental lecture series set; libraries to hold a slew of activities; and tag and estate sales

    Upcoming events: Visit artist studios this weekend; two free films to be shown; environmental lecture series set; libraries to hold a slew of activities; and tag and estate sales

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Arts May 23: Open Studio Tour includes Chester Art Loop On Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, Vermont Crafts Council’s Spring Open […]

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