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J&L shelves Armory expansion plan; 2nd snafu, VTrans objection arise

By Shawn Cunningham ©Telegraph Publishing LLC — 2014 Peter and Nathalie Klepp, owners of J&L Metrology, continue to work at securing the permits needed to move their business to the former Chester Army Reserve Center on Route 11 west. But as soon as one problem was set aside, two more arose at a meeting of […]

CAES spaghetti supper raises more than $1,400 for biennial Keewaydin trip

More than 200 people were served a homemade spaghetti dinner at Chester-Andover Elementary School last Thursday night to raise funds for the biennial Keewaydin trip for fifth and sixth graders. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOW. Diners had to wait to tuck into their meals when, about 20 minutes into the service, a fire alarm went off […]

Chester board addresses school funding, police resources, Popple Dungeon Road

By Shawn Cunningham ©Telegraph Publishing LLC — 2014 At its Nov. 19 meeting, the Chester Select Board continued to review  a proposed town budget and received updates on a number of projects including the solar farm to be built on town land behind the Jeffrey Barn, the long delayed Popple Dungeon Road project and improvements […]

Chester sign regs to be addressed Monday: Public, business input sought

The Chester Planning Commission, which recently revised zoning regulations into new Unified Development Bylaws, will take up a revision of the town’s sign ordinances at its Monday, Dec. 1 meeting. (Read sign regulations at right.) The ordinance was left as is in the bylaws, since revising it was deemed too complex and several members questioned  […]

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 […]

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