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Chester Select Board calls special meeting on water project

On the heels of the defeat of a ratification vote on the water system upgrade funding, the Chester Select Board has called a special meeting for noon on Thursday, July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The meeting agenda includes an update/discussion on the project and a public comments. According to Town Manager David […]

Peer review questions proposed Chester Jiffy Mart’s traffic numbers

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  privately commissioned peer review of the traffic study submitted by Jiffy Mart has called into question the  numbers on which the convenience store chain has based its assertion that its proposed store would have no impact on congestion and crashes. The review was presented on Monday night, when […]

Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  vote to ratify the Chester water bond vote of May 19 went down to defeat today, Tuesday, June 30, in an anemic turnout of 143 voters out of a checklist of more than 2,000.  The final tally was 69 yes to 74 no. The ratification vote was […]

In OK’ing Dollar General ‘warehouse,’ state Supreme Court affirms ‘adverse effect’

NOTE: Zaremba Group attorney Alan Biederman answered several questions for The Chester Telegraph concerning the appeals and other issues. You can read that article here. By Cynthia Prairie 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC T he Vermont Supreme Court has given a green light for the construction of a Dollar General store on Main Street in Chester, after […]

Chester board reappoints DRB members without advertising openings

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Several pending issues including action on the disposition of the Yosemite Fire House and a board member’s  request to discuss the formation of a fire district were missing from the agenda for the  Wednesday, June 17 meeting of the Chester Select  Board. But the board re-appoinnted  members of the […]

Grafton residents turn out to hear details behind wind project

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was an appropriately windy evening on Tuesday, June 16, as about 75 Grafton residents gathered under a tent at Grafton Ponds for an informational session and picnic held by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. and Iberdrola Renewables about their proposed wind project. The two companies are the landowner and […]

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  • Weston's 'Junie B. Jones' a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

    Weston’s ‘Junie B. Jones’ a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are many things to look at in judging whether a show is successful or not. There are the performances, of course, but there’s also lighting, sets, costumes, staging and choreography among others. When it comes to a show for kids, however, there’s one more thing – […]

  • Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

    Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can cook these meatballs in a skillet or in the oven, but why not try something out of the ordinary and delightfully outdoorsy? These tropical inspired meatballs are perfectly complimented with smoking, and when served with plain or fried rice of your choice, they will be a winner at any […]

  • Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

    Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

    By John Hoover ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Hopefully, dear readers, you will be able to get away on vacation sometime this summer. If you do, and you’re like us here at Misty Valley Books, you’ll want to take something to read with you. Just in the nick of time we’re here to provide you with our […]

  • Chester Select Board for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday July 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Chester Town Plan Public Hearing 2. Approve Minutes from June 17, 2015 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Andover MOU Review 6. Edson Monument Update; Ron Patch 7. […]

  • Water main break in Chester means 'all-nighter' for town crew

    Water main break in Chester means ‘all-nighter’ for town crew

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC A break in an 8-inch water main on Depot Street near Maple Street in Chester around 4 p.m. yesterday brought out a town crew that was expected to work through the night to make repairs. Until Water Superintendent Jeff Holden found the break and shut off the […]

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