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Champlain Oil files application for new Chester Jiffy Mart with chain restaurants

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Robert Record, B. Cairns Properties, LLC and Champlain Oil  Co. filed applications with the Chester Zoning administrator for a conditional use permit and a flood hazard area review on Tuesday, April 14 for a new Jiffy Mart in Chester. The application says that developers hope to build a 4,980-square-foot Jiffy […]

Proposed gravel/water projects draw questions from Chester residents

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 20 Chester residents crowded onto seven benches set out for a special Select Board meeting to discuss the proposed upgrade of the town’s water system on Thursday, April 9. Town manager David Pisha gave a PowerPoint presentation laying out the plans but suggested that the […]

Andover to send revised MOU to Chester for emergency services

Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Andover Select Board, at its Monday, April 13 meeting, continued its analysis of equipment needs and its consideration of a memorandum of understanding with the Town of Chester for emergency services, specifically fire and ambulance. Board chair Harold “Red” Johnson noted that he had added hours of […]

Chester Select Board talks water project, calls special meeting for Thursday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a return to the meeting lengths of yore, the Chester Select Board spent 3 1/4 hours on Wednesday, April 1, continuing discussions of the proposed municipal water system upgrade and the status of Class 4 roads. The board also heard a presentation on new shelving that […]

Grafton board seeks counsel advice on conflict of interest; considers Town Meeting date change

By Gloria Dufield ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Monday’s Grafton Select Board meeting began fairly routinely with early agenda items moving the meeting quickly to a mystery topic only listed as Kent Armstrong. Once he was announced, Armstrong asked each board member on what grounds each had decided to run for the Select Board — to which all […]

Friends, colleagues mark Fire Chief Goodell’s retirement, 45 years of service

  By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Nearly a hundred current and former Chester firefighters and friends responded to the Chester American Legion Saturday night to mark the retirement of former Fire Chief Harry Goodell from the department after 45 years of service. Goodell joined the department on July 1, 1969 and was […]