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Open offices: What’s up in Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston and Londonderry

©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next week: We’ll outline the fiscal articles that will be on the ballots for Andover, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry and Weston. Chester petitions due Monday Petitions to run for elective office in Chester are due at the Town Office by 5 p.m. Monday Jan. 26. According to Chester Town Clerk Deb Aldrich, […]

Chester Planning Commission begins drafting sign law, comments still sought

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015  Telegraph Publishing LLC Having taken several hours of testimony from business owners and residents at two earlier meetings, the Chester Planning Commission met on Monday, Jan. 12 to discuss and organize the work of revising the town’s sign ordinance. Commission chair Tom Bock referred to the complexity of the work […]

SAPA-TV announces video on demand; seeks donations to further broadcasting

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC If living on a Class 3 road out in the woods has always meant missing the thrill of watching a Chester, Springfield or Weathersfield select board meeting in your pajamas, you won’t be deprived any longer. As Springfield Area Public Access Television begins its video on demand service, […]

Chester board considers eliminating votes during town meeting; adopts budget proposal for voter approval

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Select Board is considering whether voting from the floor at town meeting should be eliminated. Two articles were proposed for consideration at the Monday March 2 meeting. Article 2 asks “Shall the Town of Chester vote on all public questions by Australian ballot.” Article 3 asks […]

Commentary: Do it in public — a call for transparency and accountability

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Telegraph has sent a formal letter of complaint alleging that on Nov. 19 of last year the Chester Select Board held an illegal executive session. You can read a copy of that complaint here. That seems like a pretty serious step. But the fact is that […]

Public Funds bring tidy return, Hearse House project to receive grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three-member board that oversees more than a dozen funds given to the town for designated purposes met Tuesday to hear from representatives of People’s Bank who manage the $660,000 public funds portfolio and to announce a grant to support the rehabilitation of the Hearse House at […]

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  • Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 21, 2015

    The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from Jan. 7, 2015 and Jan. 9, 2015 Select Board meetings Citizen Comments Old Business Liquor License Renewals: MacLaomainn’s Entertainment Permit: MacLaomainn’s Brookside Cemetery Trail Grant AT&T Tower Modification Sign Town Warning […]

  • Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday Jan. 19, 2015

    The Grafton Select Board will meet Monday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting. It will take place at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: January 5, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Capital Budget Equipment Financing Other Highway […]

  • Chester Police Log  for Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, 2014

    Chester Police Log for Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, 2014

    Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 2:54 p.m. Police were dispatched to Dodge Road for a report of dogs on a property. The property owner stated […]

  • To the editor: Friends of Rockingham Library gives thanks for community support

    The Friends of the Rockingham Free Public Library wishes to thank the Rockingham community for its participation in the Holiday Celebration at the RFPL on Saturday, Dec. 6. We thank the many area businesses and artists who contributed merchandise and gift certificates for the raffle. The fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library help […]

  • SVAC opens 65th anniversary season with solo artists exhibits

    The Southern Vermont Arts Center kicks off its 2015 season with a selection of solo exhibitions in the Yester House Galleries located at 930 SVAC Drive in Manchester. The Winter Solo Show will welcome nine member artists to present a selection of original artworks, all available for purchase. The exhibit runs Saturday, Jan. 17 through […]

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