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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 […]

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 […]

This weekend’s ‘buzz’

The Big Buzz is under way. The annual chainsaw carving event started five years ago by Chester carver Barre Pinkse has grown to 40 carvers who work their craft right in front of the crowd. With carvers coming from as far away as Germany and Sweden, the festival has become international.  Many bring finished items […]

Chester residents petition to put zoning change to a vote

©The Chester Telegraph — 2014 A group of Chester residents who oppose a change in zoning regulations adopted by the Select Board on Sept. 17 filed a petition on Tuesday, Oct. 7,  requesting that the town of Chester hold a vote to decide whether that change should be removed from the new Unified Development Bylaws. […]

Chester board eyes shortfall, 'edging' toward balance

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 […]

Chester Police Log for May 27 to Sept. 28, 2014

Chester Police Log for May 27 to Sept. 28, 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. Tuesday, May 27, 4:49 p.m. A resident of downtown Chester reported that his apartment door had been forced open and a burglar had taken […]

Grafton voters overturn junk ordinance

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 […]

League of Women Voters offers online election guide

The League of Women Voters of Vermont offers Vote411.org, a free non-partisan resource, where voters can get the information they need to make knowledgeable choices on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. www.VOTE411.org offers simple tools that make it easy and convenient to access election-related topics such as: Absentee ballot information Ballot measure information (where […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

The Chester Select Board will hold its next public meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve minutes from Sept. 17, 2014 Select Board meeting, Sept. 17, 2014 Executive Session 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Ambulance Department Restructuring 5. General […]

Chester wrestles with tight budget; Hearse House planning moves ahead

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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