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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 […]

Public hearing on Chester zoning reg proposals postponed; Select Board meeting canceled

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 6 to formally postpone its already warned hearing, which resumes the public discussion on proposed updated zoning regulations. Town manager David Pisha said this meeting will instead be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 27, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. The […]

Solar facility proposed for Cavendish; informational meeting set

Cavendish T he Cavendish Town Energy Committee has proposed to the Cavendish Select Board that the town establish a solar facility to generate the electricity used by several town departments, and the Select Board has voted to ask town voters if they will approve a bond issue to pay for it. The Energy Committee will […]

Whiting issues open call for artwork

W hiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester, is seeking artwork created by locals for an open show from the beginning of September through end of October. Pieces will be collected until Saturday, Aug. 23. There is room to display many hanging creations as well as a few three-dimensional works. Whiting’s latest show featured […]

Crews work to repair road damage in Andover, Chester

Crews work to repair road damage in Andover, Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © The Chester Telegraph 2014 Clickable photo gallery is below the article. Photos by Shawn Cunningham, The Chester Telegraph T own road crews, VTrans and private contractors were busy Tuesday morning as they continued to put local roads back together after Monday’s torrential rains (Click here for Monday’s story.). In Andover, Simmonds […]

Grafton Select Board OKs junk vehicle regulations

Grafton Select Board OKs junk vehicle regulations

By Mark Burbela Grafton ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Despite objections from some of the 25 residents in attendance, the Grafton Select Board on Monday, July 21, passed a new ordinance regulating the storage of junk and junk vehicles, in an attempt to address numerous complaints about junk stored at private residences and to ensure […]

Torrential rains wash out Route 11, a number of Andover roads

Torrential rains wash out Route 11, a number of Andover roads

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 A clickable photo gallery is below the article. Thanks to our photo contributors: Mark Burbela, Stacie Goodman Hill, Melissa Ryan and Marc Thomas. The skies opened up over Chester on Monday, and stayed that way, warranting the largest flood response since Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011. […]

Wetlands delay Popple Dungeon repairs; education taxes discussed by Select Board

Wetlands delay Popple Dungeon repairs; education taxes discussed by Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 Proposed work to the decaying portion of Popple Dungeon Road has been put on hold because the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Vermont have declared that an area that would be used to straighten the road and pull it away from a hillside is […]

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Chester Select Board reconvened its public hearing on new zoning regulations on Wednesday, July 16 with a much larger crowd than had attended the July 2 meeting, in which only two members of the public attended. At that July 2 meeting, some thought the sparse attendance […]

Weston Select Board agenda for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Weston Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 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. Knowlton access permit; 4. SO #16 Payroll, SO #16 Vendors; 5. Review & Approve Minutes; […]

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