RSSAll Entries in the "Latest News" Category

40 listen as state ed experts explain education funding formula

40 listen as state ed experts explain education funding formula

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The first two hours of the Chester Select Board meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 20 was devoted to a seminar on how the state education tax rate is calculated and why Chester’s tax rate took such a jump this year. The program was led by Steven Jeffrey, executive […]

No surprises in a primary election with 'ridiculously low' turnout

No surprises in a primary election with ‘ridiculously low’ turnout

With 97.8 percent of the precincts reporting in Vermont’s primary held Tuesday, Politico.com is reporting that Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin easily defeated H. Brooke Paige with 82.5 percent of vote from those picking up Democratic ballots. He garnered 15,164 votes to Paige’s 3,225. Republican Scott Milne also came out on top against two other […]

Grant applications open for Cavendish Community Fund awards

Cavendish The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2014 awards. The deadline for applying is Oct. 1, 2014. Applications are available at the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s website www.CavendishCCCA.org and include instructions on how and where to apply. The fund began in 2007 giving cash grants to organizations for educational, artistic […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

The  Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 26 at Weston Town Office, 12 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda; 2. Public Comment; 3. SO #19 Payroll, SO #19 Vendors; 4. First Constable; 5. Audit; 6. Review & Approve […]

Chester Select Board Special meeting agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Chester Select Board will not be holding its previously scheduled public hearing on proposed changes to the town’s zoning regulations at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Instead, it will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. that evening on the Community Development Block Grant for the Cavendish Gulf Project. […]

Primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 26

Primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 26

©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The primary election is being held next Tuesday, Aug. 26, to determine which candidates will represent their parties during the November General Election. Seventeen offices are on each ballot and no party has put someone up for every position. Since Vermont is an open primary state, voters will be given […]

All Aboard! Green Mountain Flyer restarts Fall Foliage excursions

All Aboard! Green Mountain Flyer restarts Fall Foliage excursions

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Green Mountain Flyer will begin using Chester as the hub for its regular Fall Foliage excursions beginning on Tuesday Sept. 23 and running through mid-October. In preparation, employees of the Vermont Rail System, which is celebrating its 50th year this year, have been working in and […]

Irene’s Legacy a new, permanent BRAM exhibit

The Black River Academy Museum has opened a new permanent exhibit, Irene’s Legacy, on the second floor of the museum on 14 High St. in Ludlow. It is the result of a collaboration of BRAM, the sixth grade class at Ludlow Elementary School and LPCTV, and made possible by a grant from the Okemo Community […]

VTrans to hold hearings on adding rumble stripes to Rt. 103

VTrans to hold hearings on adding rumble stripes to Rt. 103

The Vermont Agency of Transportation will hold two public meetings examining the potential to add centerline rumble stripes to sections of VT-103 between Rockingham and Mount Holly, including Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow. If the installation is to move forward, it would occur as part of the current paving project in this fall. The meetings are […]

Chester Town Dem Committee to meet to choose Justice of the Peace candidates

The Chester Town Democratic Committee will hold a meeting to elect nominees to stand for election as Justice of the Peace on the 2014 general election ballot. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014 at the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., Chester, VT 05143. If you have any questions concerning this […]

Redeemable bottles, cans sought to aid area family

The Chester Andover Elementary School is seeking donations of redeemable bottles and cans to help a local family in need.  The drive will continue until Wednesday, Aug. 27. Redeemable bottles and cans can be dropped off at the school, 72 Main St. in Chester, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you’d like […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The Chester Select Board will hold its next meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. This is a change in time from its usual 7 p.m. meeting. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from the July 16, 2014 Special Select Board meeting, July 16, 2014 Regular […]

Editorial: Penny wise and still no new Chester government website

Editorial: Penny wise and still no new Chester government website

©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 If members of the Chester Select Board honestly believe that $10,000 would buy the town a brand-spanking new website with all the bells and whistles that would lure businesses to Chester and be a useful tool for its residents, I’ve got a ski mountain in Ludlow I’d like to sell […]

After a year's wait, new Chester website caught in a web of uncertainty

After a year’s wait, new Chester website caught in a web of uncertainty

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 On July 3, 2013, the Chester Select Board voted to have a new town website constructed, using economic development funds to pay $10,000 to a company that had not yet been incorporated and had constructed just one website – its own. Kyle Rogstad, one of the partners […]

Public meeting in Chester to address school funding, tax formulas

The Chester Select Board has invited Steve Jeffrey, executive director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and James Knapp, director of the state’s Department of Property Valuation and Taxes, to address issues surrounding school funding and tax formulas, Chester town manager David Pisha said on Monday. School funding and property tax formulas have […]

Grafton residents petition junk ordinance to town-wide vote

Grafton residents petition junk ordinance to town-wide vote

By Mark Burbela Grafton ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Although the Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 was slated to be short because of an executive session to discuss a personnell matter and a proposal that a portion of a public roadway be turned into a private road, there was much discussion about […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

The Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Weston Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda. 2. Public Comment. 3. Road Foreman: Shaw Knoll – Holden Engineering Knowlton Access Permit Coffey Access Permit Bids 2002 […]

After tanker wreck, homeowner keeps his sense of humor

After tanker wreck, homeowner keeps his sense of humor

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 When Joel Brookes sat down to his morning coffee and looked out the window on Friday, May 16, he had no idea he was about to begin a journey that would stretch two years into the future. After watching the 10,000-gallon P&H tanker turn over and slide […]

Chester police log for April 25 through July 23, 2014

Chester police log for April 25 through July 23, 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, April 25, 8:29 p.m. A complaint of barking dogs brought a Chester officer to a Main Street address where one dog who was […]

Flood cleanup estimates over $1.5 million; FEMA tours damage

Flood cleanup estimates over $1.5 million; FEMA tours damage

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Preliminary figures indicate that the Chester-Andover-Windham area suffered between $1.5 million and $1.8 million in damage from the torrential rain storm and subsequent flooding of Monday, July 28. These figures also include $100,000 in damage to both Reading and Weathersfield. On Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, representatives from […]

Weather forecast by WP Wunderground & Denver Snow Removal

Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin