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Construction of Chester town solar farm expected to begin by fall

By Cynthia Prairie Construction of a 500-kilowatt solar farm on Chester town land should begin by this fall, according Luke Shullenberger of Green Lantern Capital of Waterbury, the developer of the project, with completion in eight to 10 weeks from start. The project, slated for a 5-acre Jeffrey Well parcel at Route 103 North and […]

Chester’s proposed development bylaws available for viewing here

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014 to take comments on the proposed Unified Development Bylaws it has been working on for more than a year.  The bylaws are a combination of three documents that currently govern land use in Chester – the Zoning Regulations, the Flood Hazard […]

Chester Select Board discusses water rescue gear, approves historical marker

    By Shawn Cunningham Water rescue, historical markers and potholes were among the items discussed at last Wednesday’s Chester Select Board meeting. Fire Chief Matt Wilson came before the Select Board to request permission to apply for a grant to cover a portion of the cost of equipment needed to train for water rescues […]

Ladd Scholarship fund-raising pulls in more than $17,000

    By Cynthia Prairie M ore than 100 people turned out Saturday night at the Fullerton Inn to celebrate the legacy of learning created by the late Andy and Heidi Ladd and to raise money for scholarships for graduates of Green Mountain Union High School who are seeking a college degree. The total raised […]

How to shadow the lunar eclipse of Tuesday, April 15

    By Claudio Veliz From anywhere in the United States with clear skies, including Vermont, you will be able to enjoy a total lunar eclipse in the pre-dawn night of Tuesday, April 15, when the sun, Earth and moon align and Earth’s shadow fully covers the moon. Eclipses come in two basic forms. Lunar […]

GM junior Joe Epler of Chester skates to national hockey tournament

By Greg Hart Sports editor Green Mountain Union High junior Joe Epler and his Keene (N.H.) Cobras (18 and under) hockey team are heading to Wayne, N.J., for USA Hockey’s National Championships. The tournament begins with preliminary pool play on Wednesday, April 2 . Epler’s Cobra team will be in one of three pools of […]

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