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VTrans proposed fix for tight Main St.-Maple St. turn

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Ryan Darling of VTrans has approached the town of Chester with the idea of fixing the corner of Maple and Main streets where trucks have difficulty turning to go north on Route 103, Town Manager David Pisha told the Chester Select Board at its Wednesday, Aug. 19 […]

Commentary: Save Yosemite Firehouse, save Chester’s history

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC This past weekend Chester memorialized  the late Merritt Edson with a stone monument on the Green. Edson, a Chester resident and Marine Corps general who won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, was also the founder of the Vermont State Police, which […]

Grafton Select Board OKs liquor license for new market owners, allows Fire Department to use FEMA house for rescue exercise

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday Aug. 17, the Grafton Select Board met in the picturesque Town Hall for the first time in more than a year since the meeting moved to the Grafton Elementary School. At that brief, 19-minute meeting, it found a useful purpose for a FEMA house and began […]

After final testimony on traffic and architecture, Chester DRB closes Jiffy Mart hearings

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was dueling experts on traffic and Chester’s architectural character as the Development Board of Review held its final meeting on a Jiffy Mart proposed for the corner of Pleasant and Main streets in Chester on Monday, Aug. 10. The hearing began with board chair Carla Westine acknowledging […]

Chester Select Board sets 2nd water project vote, Chase seeks purchasing, conflict of interest policy review

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an odd bit of legal theater recommended by a bonding attorney who does work for the state, the members of the Chester Select Board met on Wednesday night as the Chester Water Commissioners. The purpose of the meeting was to arrive at the conclusion that the […]

Chester Select Board votes to repave Common with economic development dollars

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At an early morning special meeting on Monday Aug. 10, the Chester Select Board voted 3-0 to accept a $30,000 bid from Pike Industries to plane and pave Common Street next to the town Green. The board then voted 3-1 to take the the money for the […]

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  • Andover celebrates itself with food, fun and fund-raising

    Andover celebrates itself with food, fun and fund-raising

    ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Between 250 and 300 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Andover Day on the grounds of Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road, on Saturday, according to Town Clerk Linda Bargfrede. The annual event raised more than $2,000 to fund scholarships that go to college bound Andover students. But the real […]

  • Strawberry and Brie pasties are an end-of-season treat

    Strawberry and Brie pasties are an end-of-season treat

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This may be the last hurrah for strawberry shortcake season so I thought I would go out with a unique spin of a timeless classic. Taking the English pasty as my base, I engulf a soft, sweet yeast dough with fresh strawberries, a hint of orange and a dab of Brie […]

  • Dogs search again for missing Andover woman to no avail

    Dogs search again for missing Andover woman to no avail

    By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Four dog teams from New England K9 Search and Rescue spent Wednesday morning looking for traces of Lynn Perry, a 56-year-old Andover woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease who has been missing since July 28. Unfortunately, their search was unsuccessful. According to Vermont State Police Sgt. Anthony […]

  • Vermont State Police Incident Log - July 2015

    Vermont State Police Incident Log – July 2015

    The Chester Telegraph’s Vermont State Police Log is a sampling of incidents in Andover, Grafton, Londonderry, Weston and adjacent communities. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Saturday, July 4, Jaquith Road, Weston – A resident reported that someone had attempted to enter the garage through the door […]

  • Monument to Merritt Edson dedicated on Chester Green

    Monument to Merritt Edson dedicated on Chester Green

    CORRECTION: According to two separate and unofficial Vermont State Police accounts, about 220 spectators attended the dedication of the Merritt Edson monument on Saturday. It was the same number that attended the parade.   Photos by Claudio Veliz ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 100 220 spectators showed up for the dedication of the newest monument […]

  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Aug. 24 following a 5:15 p.m. site visit to 985 Road Road. Below is its agenda. 5:15 p.m. Site visit 985 Roach Road 6 p.m. Public Hearing Final Plat review of Pudelka minor sub-division Preliminary Plat review of the Douglas minor sub-division Comments from […]

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