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Long-delayed Popple Dungeon work begins

Long-delayed Popple Dungeon work begins

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Popple Dungeon residents are holding their breaths and crossing their fingers as work gets underway on the long delayed project to reroute about 950 feet of crumbling paved roadway and improve the drainage under it to stabilize and preserve the road. This section of roadway stands above the […]

Chester public records get room to grow

Chester public records get room to grow

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing The records of a town take up a lot of space after 254 years.  And during her tenure as Chester Town Clerk, Deb Aldrich has watched the 162-square-foot vault used to protect town records grow tighter and tighter. A Vermont statute mandates that a town have “a fireproof safe […]

Londonderry seeks applicants for new policing plan committee

On Monday, July 6 the Londonderry Select Board voted to create an ad hoc committee to study and present a proposal for a possible policing plan for the Town of Londonderry to the Select Board. The purpose of this committee is to examine and study possible options for policing and to bring a recommendation to […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 14 2015

The Weston Select Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Town Offices at 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda Public Comment Road Foreman: Derry Sled Dogs – Groomer off Trails by April 30 Chester Mtn. Culvert Access Permit – Carpenter Mowing Tractor Rental Agreement Stop Sign SO […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve Minutes from July 1, 2015 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Approve Town Plan Masonic Lodge Vending Permit; Ron Patch Yosemite Fire Station Report Water Project Discussion Andover MOU […]

Chester sets tax rate, agrees to title search on Yosemite Fire House

Chester sets tax rate, agrees to title search on Yosemite Fire House

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board set this year’s tax rate, approved a contract for a title search to determine the ownership of the Yosemite Fire House, heard an update on Merritt Edson day festivities and discussed the options to move the proposed water project forward at its Wednesday, […]

No dampened spirits for rainy July 4th Parade in Londonderry

No dampened spirits for rainy July 4th Parade in Londonderry

Despite the rain on Saturday, July 4, crowds turned out in Londonderry to celebrate the United States’ 239th Independence Day with an annual parade. Kids and their parents lined up along Main Street/Route 11 to try to catch candies thrown from the floats and enjoy the music and merriment of the day. ©2015 Telegraph Publishing […]

Grafton considers townwide vote on wind project

Grafton considers townwide vote on wind project

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The proposed wind project in Grafton continues to raise concerns for residents and again was the focus of much of the Monday, July 6 Select Board meeting. Resident Kent Armstrong began by stating that the meeting last month held jointly by landowner Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. and project developer Iberdrola […]

Chester Police ask for help with break-ins, burglaries

Chester Police are asking that anyone with information regarding a recent series of burglaries in the Smokeshire area of Ludlow and Chester to contact police at 875-2035. Police Chief Rick Cloud says that five or so camps have been broken into and brush hogs, riding lawn mowers, copper piping and “anything and everything that isn’t […]

Chester Development Review Board meeting for July 13, 2015

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13 for its regular meeting, preceded by two site visits beginning at 5 p.m. The first site visit will take place at 926 VT Rt. 103 S., followed by a 5:30 p.m. site visit at 3254 Green Mountain Turnpike. The regular meeting will […]

Bridge work to close Route 11 between Chester, Londonderry for 10 days

Bridge work to close Route 11 between Chester, Londonderry for 10 days

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC UPDATE July 22: Bridge 41 on Route 11 between Chester and Londonderry was closed on Monday, July 20. It is expected to be closed through Thursday July 30. For a 10-day period between July and September, VTrans will be closing Route 11 for the rehabilitation of Bridge […]

Chester Select Board agrees to water project 'do-over'

Chester Select Board agrees to water project ‘do-over’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the wake of last Tuesday’s defeat of a vote to ratify the May 19 water project passage, the Chester Select Board met in a sparsely attended noon meeting on Thursday July 2 to affirm that it is behind the project and will bring it to another […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for Monday, July 6, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: June 15, June 25 & June 26, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Other Highway Issues Potential Wind Project (Kent Armstrong) Sale of […]

Chester Select Board calls special meeting on water project

Chester Select Board calls special meeting on water project

On the heels of the defeat of a ratification vote on the water system upgrade funding, the Chester Select Board has called a special meeting for noon on Thursday, July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The meeting agenda includes an update/discussion on the project and a public comments. According to Town Manager David […]

Chester Select Board Special Meeting, Thursday, July 2

The Chester Select Board has called a special meeting for noon, Thursday, July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., to discuss the water project. Below is its agenda. Water Project and Project Funding update/discussion Citizen Comments Adjourn

Peer review questions proposed Chester Jiffy Mart's traffic numbers

Peer review questions proposed Chester Jiffy Mart’s traffic numbers

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  privately commissioned peer review of the traffic study submitted by Jiffy Mart has called into question the  numbers on which the convenience store chain has based its assertion that its proposed store would have no impact on congestion and crashes. The review was presented on Monday night, when […]

Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  vote to ratify the Chester water bond vote of May 19 went down to defeat today, Tuesday, June 30, in an anemic turnout of 143 voters out of a checklist of more than 2,000.  The final tally was 69 yes to 74 no. The ratification vote was […]

Q&A: Attorney Alan Biederman on the latest Zaremba/Dollar General victory

Q&A: Attorney Alan Biederman on the latest Zaremba/Dollar General victory

Alan Biederman represented Zaremba Group, the developer of the proposed Dollar General store in Chester, during the Act 250 appeals brought by opponents of the project.  He is a lawyer in Rutland who is happily heading toward retirement. Four questions were posed by email by Telegraph editor Cynthia Prairie. Biederman also responded by email. Except […]

In OK'ing Dollar General 'warehouse,' state Supreme Court affirms 'adverse effect'

In OK’ing Dollar General ‘warehouse,’ state Supreme Court affirms ‘adverse effect’

NOTE: Zaremba Group attorney Alan Biederman answered several questions for The Chester Telegraph concerning the appeals and other issues. You can read that article here. By Cynthia Prairie 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC T he Vermont Supreme Court has given a green light for the construction of a Dollar General store on Main Street in Chester, after […]

Chester Select Board for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday July 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Chester Town Plan Public Hearing 2. Approve Minutes from June 17, 2015 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Andover MOU Review 6. Edson Monument Update; Ron Patch 7. […]