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Grafton struggles with conflict of interest issues, wind project at Select Board meeting

Grafton struggles with conflict of interest issues, wind project at Select Board meeting

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Grafton Select Board  of Monday, May 4, continued to focus on the Iberdrola Renewables wind project, changes in the Town Plan and whether Select Board and Planning Commission members were facing a conflict of interest in regards to both. In a breaking story, Michael Faher of the […]

Grafton Select Board emergency meeting set for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will hold an emergency meeting at Town Hall, 117 Main St., in Grafton, on Wednesday May 13, 2015 at noon. The agenda is below. 1. Public Comment 2. Adopt Agenda 3. Truck Plow and Body Package Bid Award 4. Date of Next Meeting: Monday, May 18, 2015,  6 p.m. at the […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for May 12 canceled

The special Chester Select Board meeting that was to be held on Tuesday, May 12 to sign the Green Lantern amendments for the town solar farm has been canceled.

Windham Co. meetings to address economic development strategies

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies will host four regional meetings to update members of the community about the progress toward implementing the Windham region’s federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies. Anyone from any part of the Windham region is welcome to attend any of the sessions regardless of their town of residence.  Each meeting will […]

GMUHS Board of Directors meeting agenda for Thursday May 14, 2015

The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors will meet in the conference room at GMUHS,  716 VT Rt 103 S. in Chester, at 6 p.m. May 14, 2015 for its regular meeting. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order a. Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of Minutes a. Minutes […]

Special Chester Select Board meeting for May 12, 2015

The Chester Select Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda.  Citizen Comments  Sign Green Lantern Agreement  Adjourn

UPDATE- Quick response stops Baileys Mills brush fire

UPDATE: 7:50 a.m. Friday May 8. According to the Chester Fire Department, the cause of the fire (approximately 100′ by 300′) was “a large ash pile that had been emptied onto a week prior.” The fire department reminds the public that a large ash pile can continue to be hot in the middle for weeks.  […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Monday, May 11, 2015

The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester following a 5 p.m. site visit at 89 VT Rt. 103 S at VT Rt. 11 E. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from last meeting Continuation of Dalio Preliminary Plat / Re-subdivision […]

Part 1 - A Closer Look: The long and winding road toward a municipal gravel source

Part 1 – A Closer Look: The long and winding road toward a municipal gravel source

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the first in a two-part series on the water and gravel projects proposed for the town of Chester. Next week: Do water and gravel mix? On Tuesday, May 19, Chester voters will be asked to decide whether to go forward with a $4 million water […]

Suspicious fire razes Londonderry home; Andover fire goes underground, prompting sleepless night for firefighters

Suspicious fire razes Londonderry home; Andover fire goes underground, prompting sleepless night for firefighters

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tuesday continued to be a busy day for firefighters throughout the region, with Chester crews staying overnight in Andover to monitor what has turned into a ground and root fire and with South Londonderry firefighters responding to a pre-dawn house fire at 2687 Under the Mountain Road. Crews […]

Firefighters stop 'red flag' day fire in Andover just short of hangar, home

Firefighters stop ‘red flag’ day fire in Andover just short of hangar, home

By Shawn Cunningham 2015 © Telegraph Publishing, LLC Fire companies, including Chester, were staying on the scene of what remained of an intense brush fire late Monday night that began in the late afternoon off Cobb Road in Andover and spread up the hill to a home and airplane hangar on East Hill Road. According […]

Drug operation said to be cause of Saturday night fire

Drug operation said to be cause of Saturday night fire

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Saturday night blaze on Route 10 in Chester was caused by a “drug operation,” according to Chester Fire Chief Matt Wilson in an interview on Sunday afternoon. Just after 8 p.m. the Chester Fire Department was called out for a structure fire at 1831 Route 10, […]

Saturday night fire destroys garage, ignites brush along Route 10

Saturday night fire destroys garage, ignites brush along Route 10

By  Cynthia Prairie © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC UPDATE – 8:30 a.m. Sunday May 3:  The Chester Fire Department reports that the cause of the fire has been determined but it is not being released and that the scene has been turned over to the Chester Police Dept. The fire department also explained that downtown […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. for its regular meeting. Below is its agenda. AMENDED Tuesday, May 5 with item in bold. Approve minutes from April 9, 2015 and April 15, 2015 Select Board meetings Citizen Comments Old Business Dalio Plat Review Question […]

Warning: prime wild fire conditions expected this weekend

Warning: prime wild fire conditions expected this weekend

As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard presents itself.  Dead grass, leaves, and brush are prime fuel for   brush fires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain-free days in a row.  The National Weather Service reports those conditions are expected this coming weekend. […]

Grafton Select Board agenda for May 4, 2015

The Grafton Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at Grafton Elementary Schoo, 58 School St. Below is its agenda. Public Comment Adopt Agenda Minutes: April 20, 2015 and April 21, 2015 Warrants: Payroll and Accounts Payable Conflict of Interest & Article 4 (Robin Stern) Town Garage Sale (Robin Stern) Highway […]

Delays to Grafton Town Plan questioned; wind project again aired at Select Board

Delays to Grafton Town Plan questioned; wind project again aired at Select Board

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Grafton Select Board meeting on Monday, April 20, had a good audience despite the rain and ongoing mud season. Board chair Sam Battaglino’s call for public comment resulted in resident Carol Lind thanking the Select Board for their work. But she also asked that members take into […]

Upcoming events: Sheep to yarn demonstration; Grounded returns to coffeehouse; Apple Blossom Cotillion in 59th year; Pansy Festival in Rockingham; local women host Pink Party fund-raiser in Chester; and Cavendish nature walk

Upcoming events: Sheep to yarn demonstration; Grounded returns to coffeehouse; Apple Blossom Cotillion in 59th year; Pansy Festival in Rockingham; local women host Pink Party fund-raiser in Chester; and Cavendish nature walk

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. April 29: Learn to turn wool fibers into yarn Witness the ancient process of preparing fibers from whole sheep fleece at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April […]

UPDATE: Chester Town Office will be closed April 30, May 1 & 4

Chester Town Clerk Deb Aldrich has announced that the town office will be closed on Thursday April 30, Friday May 1  and Monday May 4 for renovations ahead of the installation of new, movable shelving units in the town vault in June.  The town office will re-open on Tuesday May 5.

Springfield shooting suspect arrested in S. Londonderry

Springfield shooting suspect arrested in S. Londonderry

UPDATE – 9 P.M. APRIL 23 – After being arrested this morning, Gregory Allen Smith was held without bail in Springfield on a warrant from Judge Karen Carroll to face 2nd degree murder charges as a result of the shooting of Wesley Wing in Springfield on April 18.  This evening, Judge Robert Gerety ordered Wendy […]