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Gravel pit owner challenges Chester figures; Select Board OKs town vote on water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC At its April 15 meeting, the Chester Select Board heard an update on the Yosemite Fire House, received a new and lower price on a moveable shelving system for the Town Hall vault and signed off on emergency management plans, but the main topics once again were […]

Green Mountain school board OKs funds for use of Greven Field, considers merging some teams

By Gloria Dufield ©2015-The Chester Telegraph Sports seemed to be topic of the moment at the Green Mountain Union High school board meeting on Thursday, April 16 at the high school. It followed an hourlong executive session for a student disciplinary hearing Brendan McNamara, director of Athletics, Facilities and Transportation, kicked off the meeting by […]

CAES board works to smooth over consolidation issues, addresses school nurse concerns

By Gloria Dufield ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Much of the agenda at the Monday, April 13 Chester-Andover School Board meeting reflected the 2013 consolidation of Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union and the Rutland-Windsor Supervisory Union into the Two Rivers Supervisory Union. TRSU’s Innovations in Learning Committee recommended offering limited school choice for grades K-8 within the school district. […]

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 […]

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  • Keene woman arrested for helping fugitive in Wing killing

    A 29-year-old Keene, N.H., woman was arrested on Tuesday, April 21 on felony counts of  hindering apprehension and witness tampering  in an effort to help Gregory Allen Smith avoid arrest in the shooting death of Wesley Wing in Springfield on Saturday, April 18. Keene Police allege that Kristin Walsh attempted to coerce other witnesses and […]

  • Authorities seek information in suspicious fire on Green Mountain Turnpike

    Authorities seek information in suspicious fire on Green Mountain Turnpike

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC UPDATE 9 a.m. April 22, 2015: State police investigators confirm that they have not determined the cause of the fire and characterize it as suspicious. The loss of the house and barn are estimated at $250,000 and anyone with information about the fire is asked to call […]

  • Police looking for suspect in Springfield shooting death

    Police looking for suspect in Springfield shooting death

    Springfield Police Department and the Vermont State Police have obtained an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Gregory Allen Smith of Springfield (pictured right) in the shooting death of  Wesley Wing in Springfield on Saturday, April 18, 2015 . The warrant states the charge as second-degree murder with bail set at  $500,000. According to earlier news reports, […]

  • Free gardening kits, classes available to 11 through St. Luke's

    Free gardening kits, classes available to 11 through St. Luke’s

    Ever wanted to have your own vegetable garden, but lacked the knowledge or money to get started? A grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont to St. Luke’s Church in Chester will make your garden easy and provide all the materials and instruction necessary for 11 people to have a functioning 9 foot by 12 […]

  • Grab those green bags and get ready for Green Up Day

    Grab those green bags and get ready for Green Up Day

    Vermont’s Green Up Day is Saturday, May 2, when it will be celebrating its 45th  anniversary. The town of Chester and the Chester Conservation Committee will be supporting Green Up Day by coordinating efforts, distributing Green Up bags, picking up large loads of trash and putting a dumpster at the Town Garage. Volunteers are encouraged […]

  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for April 27, 2015

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet on Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Prior to the meeting, there will be two site visits. Below is its agenda. 4:45 p.m. Site visit at 981 VT. Rte 11 East 5:30 p.m. Site visit at 516 Dodge Road 6 p.m. Public […]

  • Create a perfect corned beef hash

    Create a perfect corned beef hash

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now I know some of you like your corned beef hash all scrambled up and served just plopped on your plate. There are times when I am in a hurry and simply heating up hash makes me happy. But the proper — and best — way of serving hash is by […]

  • Troopers to hikers - don't leave valuables in vehicles

    Troopers to hikers – don’t leave valuables in vehicles

    The Vermont State Police are warning the hiking public not to leave valuables in vehicles parked at the trailheads of recreation areas and state parks. Last year many cars were broken into at hiking access locations across Vermont. Valuables stolen from cars include purses, ipads, ipods, cash, credit cards, debit cards, social security cards, wallets, […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, April 20, 2015

    The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 6, 2015 and April 15, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Lawn Bids Timber Sale/Logging Bids Appointment – […]

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