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Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC With a turnout more than double either of the two previous ballots, Chester voters Tuesday passed a $4 million bond for a project to add a 330,000 gallon water tank and replace aging mains. The measure passed by a vote of 280 to 121 with turnout […]

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a 40-minute informational meeting – the third held since May 18  — about 30 Chester residents Monday night listened as Town Manager David Pisha and engineer Naomi Johnson offered a more focused explanation of the project and its funding than given in earlier meetings. Town voters […]

Truck tire mishap shuts Maple at 103 in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Maple Street in Chester remained closed at noon today after a tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load clipped a curb, tearing up a tire and shutting off traffic in downtown Chester around 9:30 this morning. Police estimate that the small section of roadway will be closed for “for […]

DRB green-lights new Jiffy Mart for Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday Sept. 21 meeting, the Chester Development Review Board gave its approval to an application by Champlain Oil to construct a 4,980-square-foot Jiffy Mart, which would house convenience store, a Subway and a Ramunto’s Pizza Express. The Jiffy Mart would also have four double-sided gas […]

Select board hears -1.5% loan reduces Chester water project cost by $800,000

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a short meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Chester Select Board heard an update on the water project, which comes up for a vote next Tuesday, Sept. 29, and a preliminary offer to build the town a new radio/cell tower that would replace the one – […]

Grafton residents await answers on wind project

By Gloria Dufield © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Less then a dozen community members attended Grafton’s 15-minute Select Board meeting on Monday in which topics ranged from finalizing details relating to ongoing projects, FEMA buyouts and the town garage closing, to the continued discussion on the wind project. The board voted Town Administrator Rachel Williams […]

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  • Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

    Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

    © Telegraph Publishing LLC There will be an informational meeting at 6 tonight at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., where town officials will give a presentation and answer questions on the $4 million water project that will be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 29. SAPA TV will record the meeting and intends to broadcast it […]

  • Who dumped those tires?

    The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help. On Sunday Sept. 27, at about 11 a.m. a resident reported seeing a man dumping tires by the side of Middletown Road about three-quarters of a mile outside of Grafton. The man was driving a beige Chevrolet pickup truck. Anyone with information on this is […]

  • Brother and sister noted for Vermont library travels

    Brother and sister noted for Vermont library travels

    The Whiting Library winners of a statewide program to get Vermonters to visit as many state libraries as possible are brother and sister  Noah and Lily Jones. The Vermont Library Association Passport to Vermont Libraries program handed out “passports” to patrons, who then took them to libraries around the state to be stamped. The Jones […]

  • An earthy meal: chops with cracked peppercorn and sage cream

    An earthy meal: chops with cracked peppercorn and sage cream

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The sweet/sour flavor of Bordeaux mustard, made with grape juice, is perfect for this recipe. Other mustards that would be equally pleasing with the supreme flavor of this sage cream would be Dijon-style, hot and spicy German, hot English, earthy whole grain or sweet mustard. 2 tablespoons peppercorns 4 (6-ounce) boneless […]

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