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Chester Historical Society throws future of Yosemite Fire House into question

Chester Historical Society throws future of Yosemite Fire House into question

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of an iconic Chester structure is in question as the organization that has been responsible for it for nearly 38 years has expressed a desire to shed that responsibility. At a meeting on Thursday Jan. 22, Chester Historical Society President Ron Patch told the society’s membership […]

Spending issues on Town Meeting agendas for Andover, Chester, Grafton & Weston

Spending issues on Town Meeting agendas for Andover, Chester, Grafton & Weston

2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC This time of year, town governments throughout Vermont begin setting their proposed spending agendas that voters will have to vote up or down either from the floor or by Australian ballot. Below are summaries of those articles for Andover, Chester, Grafton and Weston. Because of the Tuesday snows, we’ll give you […]

From the editor: On the recent downs and ups of the Chester Telegraph

From the editor: On the recent downs and ups of the Chester Telegraph

Around 11:20 a.m. last Tuesday morning, as we were editing and writing articles for The Chester Telegraph, the company that hosted our website began experiencing instability on its servers. As you probably noticed, attempts to access the paper were met with 502 errors, 504 errors and other messages that indicated we and other websites hosted […]

Canceled: Weston Liquor board, Select Board meetings for Tuesday, Jan. 27

The Town of Weston has canceled these meetings due to the impending snowstorm. The Town of Weston will hold a special meeting of the Board of Liquor Control at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Town Offices at 12 Lawrence Hill Road, followed by the Select Board meeting at 7:30. Below are the agendas. Board […]

Open offices: What's up in Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston and Londonderry

Open offices: What’s up in Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston and Londonderry

©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next week: We’ll outline the fiscal articles that will be on the ballots for Andover, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry and Weston. Chester petitions due Monday Petitions to run for elective office in Chester are due at the Town Office by 5 p.m. Monday Jan. 26. According to Chester Town Clerk Deb Aldrich, […]

SAPA-TV announces video on demand; seeks donations to further broadcasting

SAPA-TV announces video on demand; seeks donations to further broadcasting

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC If living on a Class 3 road out in the woods has always meant missing the thrill of watching a Chester, Springfield or Weathersfield select board meeting in your pajamas, you won’t be deprived any longer. As Springfield Area Public Access Television begins its video on demand service, […]

Cavendish town offices, facilities go solar

Cavendish town offices, facilities go solar

After several years of discussion, planning and hard work, the Town of Cavendish solar array has gone on-line and is now feeding electric power into the grid to support Cavendish municipal buildings and facilities. To celebrate this watershed event, the town will hold a Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon-cutting at the new Cavendish Municipal Solar […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Jan. 21, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. Approve minutes from Jan. 7, 2015 and Jan. 9, 2015 Select Board meetings Citizen Comments Old Business Liquor License Renewals: MacLaomainn’s Entertainment Permit: MacLaomainn’s Brookside Cemetery Trail Grant AT&T Tower Modification Sign Town Warning […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday Jan. 19, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will meet Monday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting. It will take place at Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: January 5, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Capital Budget Equipment Financing Other Highway […]

Chester board considers eliminating votes during town meeting; adopts budget proposal for voter approval

Chester board considers eliminating votes during town meeting; adopts budget proposal for voter approval

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Select Board is considering whether voting from the floor at town meeting should be eliminated. Two articles were proposed for consideration at the Monday March 2 meeting. Article 2 asks “Shall the Town of Chester vote on all public questions by Australian ballot.” Article 3 asks […]

Chester Police Log  for Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, 2014

Chester Police Log for Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, 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, Nov. 14, 2014, 2:54 p.m. Police were dispatched to Dodge Road for a report of dogs on a property. The property owner stated […]

Wunderle heads Vermont chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects

Wunderle heads Vermont chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects

Scott Wunderle, owner of Terrigenous LLC, began his term in November as president of the 60-member Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. There are 16,000 ASLA members nationwide, according to Wunderle. Among duties that Wunderle has as chapter president is maintaining the chapter’s website, publishing its quarterly newsletters as well as making […]

Public Funds bring tidy return, Hearse House project to receive grant

Public Funds bring tidy return, Hearse House project to receive grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The three-member board that oversees more than a dozen funds given to the town for designated purposes met Tuesday to hear from representatives of People’s Bank who manage the $660,000 public funds portfolio and to announce a grant to support the rehabilitation of the Hearse House at […]

Chester planning board, DRB address problems in new zoning regs

Chester planning board, DRB address problems in new zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Planning Commission and Development Review Board met in a joint session on Monday Jan. 5 to discuss questions and problems associated with interpreting the town’s new Unified Development Bylaws. The bylaws, which were developed by the Planning Commission over five years, consist of revised zoning regulations, […]

Chester Select Board meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. 1. Australian Ballot Discussion 2. General Fund; Water & Sewer Budget Review 3. Approve minutes of the Dec. 17, 2014 Select Board meeting; approve minutes of the […]

Grafton Select Board meeting for Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5 at the Grafton Elementary School, 58 School St. in Grafton. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: 12/15/2014 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Highway Report Work Schedule Town Garage Update Other Highway Issues Town Audit Pre-Town Meeting and […]

Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

©2014 Telegraph Publishing LLC When The Chester Telegraph began publication three years ago, more than a few people (including the publisher of a local newspaper) warned us that “nothing ever happens” in these communities. And yet, over the past year, keeping up with “nothing” has often been hectic work. Here’s a selection of some of […]

Chester special Select Board meeting Friday morning

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 9 .m. Friday, Jan. 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda.  Sign 2015 Tax Anticipation Note Citizen Comments Adjourn

Environmental judge upholds Chester DRB on Dollar General permit

Environmental judge upholds Chester DRB on Dollar General permit

By Cynthia Prairie ©2014-Telegraph Publishing LLC Environmental Judge Thomas Walsh handed the billion dollar Tennessee-based  Dollar General corporation an early Christmas present by striking down an appeal of the Chester Development Review Board’s OK of a developer’s plans for a 9,100-square-foot store across from the Country Girl Diner. The decision was signed on Monday, Dec. […]

Londonderry Transfer Station tests Sunday hours

Londonderry Transfer Station tests Sunday hours

Effective Jan. 1, 2015. the Londonderry Transfer Station and Recycling Center will extend hours to 10  a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. This is in addition to its current hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays. Sunday hours are part of a pilot program. An attendant will be running […]