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As Grafton begins to look at updating Town Plan, its citizens brainstorm

As Grafton begins to look at updating Town Plan, its citizens brainstorm

By Cynthia Prairie © 2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC Almost 50 Grafton residents turned out at the elementary school Monday night to offer up their views of and hopes for the town that they call home. The input will be gelled into a more concise form and will likely become part of a new Grafton […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

The Weston Select Board is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. A quorum will not be present, but Select Board chairman Denis Benson  will sign payroll and vendor orders. Below is the agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. SO […]

Amid steady turnout, governor's race tight, Huntley holds slight lead against Lindberg

Amid steady turnout, governor’s race tight, Huntley holds slight lead against Lindberg

By Cynthia Prairie @The Chester Telegraph – 2014 In what appears to be a tighter than expected race, incumbent Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin will retain his seat for another two years despite a strong showing from Republican Scott Milne. Statewide, and with 231 of 275 precincts reporting by 3 a.m., Shumlin was ahead 84,015 to […]

Grafton Select Board mulls Town Office repair bids, new town garage

Grafton Select Board mulls Town Office repair bids, new town garage

By Shawn Cunningham @The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Grafton Select Board opened bids for repairs to the town offices at its Tuesday, Nov. 3 meeting, but the project ended up back on the table when one of the bids failed to include major portions of the work. The town received two bids for the […]

Chester Police log for Aug. 17 through Oct. 30, 2014

Chester Police log for Aug. 17 through Oct. 30, 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. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2:26 p.m. Police were dispatched to Routes 103 and 11 for a report of a red Ford truck with Vermont plates […]

Grafton Select Board Agenda for November 3, 2014

The Grafton Select Board will hold its regular meeting on Monday November 3, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Grafton Elementary School. Here is the agenda:   1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Minutes: 10/20/2014 & Special Meeting 10/20/2014 4. Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable 5. Highway Report a. Work Schedule b. Other Highway […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., for its regular meeting. Prior to the meeting, at 5:30 p.m., it will hold a site visit to 978 Route 11 W. — the old Armory Building. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from the Aug. […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

The Chester Select Board will be for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda 1. Winter Carnival; Bob & Julie Pollard 2. General Fund, Water & Sewer Budgets 3. Approve minutes from Oct. 15, 2014 Select Board meeting and executive session. and the […]

Children's safety at the fore at DOC meeting on transitional housing

Children’s safety at the fore at DOC meeting on transitional housing

By Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 The safety of Chester’s children was the main concern expressed by many of the 50 residents who turned out last Thursday to hear from three officials with the state Department of Corrections on how it chooses a home and inmates to take part in transitional housing programs […]

Chester planning board to send referendum info letter to homeowners

The Chester Planning Commission met Monday, Oct. 27 to discuss the wording of a letter to be mailed to residents regarding the referendum on a zoning issue to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The vote is a result of a successful petition drive signed by 148 registered voters to remove “automotive sales/service/fuel” use that […]

Overturned truck closes Route 11 for five hours

Overturned truck closes Route 11 for five hours

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 The Chester Telegraph A clickable photo gallery follows the story. A tractor-trailer carrying a load of 2 by 4 lumber west on Route 11 left the pavement yesterday, spilling its cargo and closing the road from Church Street to Andover Road in Chester for about five hours in the afternoon. […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

The Select Board of Weston will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Town Offices, 12 Lawrence Hill Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Any Requested Changes to the Agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Tax Payments. (Proposal to allow use of credit cards.) 4. Sandwich Board. (Town clerk would like to […]

Chester Select Board talks budgets, sets date for referendum

Chester Select Board talks budgets, sets date for referendum

By Shawn Cunningham ©2014 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Select Board set 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 for a special town meeting and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 for the vote on the question of whether the sales and service of automobiles and other vehicles and the sale of fuel should be […]

Furnace, wall replacement, chimney repairs in store for Weston

Furnace, wall replacement, chimney repairs in store for Weston

By Sophia Veltrop and Cynthia Prairie ©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 WESTON At its Tuesday, Oct. 14 meeting, the Weston Select Board decided to contract with Piper Hill Plumbing and Heating to install a new dual oil/wood furnace in the town garage, repair the chimney at the Wilder Memorial Library, continue working on an employee […]

Political forums to be held Thursday in Proctorsville, Ludlow

Informational meeting, debate for Cavendish voters The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting and debate for Cavendish voters at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Cavendish Town Elementary School at 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Since only one local office is contested this year, the evening will focus on the […]

Planning commission to look at sign regulations

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Chester Planning Commission will meet to take up the subject of the town’s sign regulations.  The commission set the regulations aside for separate review during its recent drafting of development bylaws.  The meeting will be held at 7p.m. at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The full agenda is below. […]

Special Select Board meeting on Open Meeting Law

The Chester Select Board has called a special meeting to hear a presentation from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns on the state’s Open Meeting Law. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Newsbank Conference Center, 397 Main St. in Chester. The presentation will be followed by a […]

Automotive section of Chester zoning changes to go to referendum

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

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 […]

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 […]