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Automotive section of Chester zoning changes to go to referendum

Chester Town Clerk Deborah Aldrich said the town has certified the signatures of 148 voters on a petition submitted on Tuesday, Oct. 7 asking for a town-wide vote on the question of whether to add automotive sales, service and fuel sales to the Residential/Commercial district of Chester. That district runs from the St. Joseph’s Catholic […]

Sawdust christens Chester Festival Grounds as carving event creates a Big Buzz

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The sawdust flew under bright blue skies as the Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival christened the new Chester Fairgrounds this past week. About 40 carvers from as far away as Germany traveled to Chester for the weeklong event, which culminated in a busy Columbus Day weekend of […]

Chamber bandies local option tax for regional marketing

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The head of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce has approached the Chester and Ludlow town managers asking for their thoughts on a local option tax, saying that it could be used to market the area and hinting that the money would go to the chamber. […]

Chester board eyes shortfall, ‘edging’ toward balance

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 Entering the last quarter of the year and with budgeting ahead, the Chester Select Board’s attention at its Oct. 1 meeting was focused on money. With the collection of taxes and water and sewer bills lagging, storm expense awaiting reimbursement and the underpayment of the emergency services […]

Grafton voters overturn junk ordinance

By Mark Burbela Grafton ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 In a 56 to 37 vote, the voters of Grafton defeated an ordinance that would have limited the number of unregistered vehicles that could be stored on a residential property and required screening from view of so-called “junk.”  The ballot was taken at a special town […]

Chester wrestles with tight budget; Hearse House planning moves ahead

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 During the Chester Select Board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17, town manager David Pisha reported that funds – including property taxes — are coming in slower than last year. Select Board member Derek Suursoo noted that the financial report handed out didn’t give him the detail […]

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  • Whiting Library offers downloadable audiobooks through listenupvermont.org

    Don’t get cabin fever or stuck without some literary entertainment.  Whiting Library is now offering access to more than 1,000 downloadable audiobooks and ebooks free of charge to library patrons through a subscription to  the Vermont Green Mountain Consortium. Come to the library or call for more information or try it on your own. Go […]

  • Upcoming events: Public meeting on flood resiliency in Winhall Watershed; Medicare open enrollment begins; ghost hunters haunt Rockingham; and Nature Museum celebrates 25 years with free film, discussion

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Oct. 14: Public meeting on Winhall River Watershed Corridor Plan If you have an interest in the health of the Winhall River and its tributaries or […]

  • SBA extends small-loan fee waiver

    The Small Business Administration is extending the fee waiver for 7(a) loans of $150,000 or less for fiscal year 2015. The fee waiver program, which was implemented on Oct. 1, 2013 and scheduled to last 12 months, has been extended to Sept. 30, 2015. “We zeroed out fees on loans of less than $150,000 to […]

  • Turn off the TV, share some apple gingerbread and talk

    Turn off the TV, share some apple gingerbread and talk

    By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com T his is, by far, the best gingerbread recipe you will taste. The extra scent and taste of molasses combined with the hint of apple and cloves will bring you to a time when the family gathered and shut off the television to simply talk. A comforting classic can actually bring […]

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Budget Review; General Fund, Water & Sewer 2. Approve minutes from the Oct. 1, 2014 Selectboard Meeting and Oct. 1, 2014 Executive Session 3. Citizen Comments 4. Response […]

  • Weston Select Board agenda for Tueday, Nov. 14, 2014

    The Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The meeting will be held at Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Road Foreman: Furnace; Bridge #10 Joints 4. Stone Wall Project 5. Library Chimney […]

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