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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 […]