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News in Brief: Citizens United, Food Sovereignty resolutions up for vote

Two non-budgetary resolutions that will be voted on Monday, March 5 are Articles 21 and 22. The first is U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ resolution urging the state Congressional delegation to propose a constitutional amendment to declare that money is not speech and that corporations are not people. This is an attempt to overturn the U.S. […]

2012 Chester budget calls for slight tax hike

2012 Chester budget calls for slight tax hike

Chester voters will address the town budget and a number of budget articles at Town Meeting, to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Elections will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, also at Town Hall. by Stephen Seitz  Chester taxpayers will see a slight […]

Business in Brief: Dollar General hearing March 12

  Next DRB Hearing on Dollar General Set for March 12 The Development Review Board will reconvene its hearing for a conditional use permit for the Zaremba Group to build a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store next to the Zachary’s Pizza House building at 7 p.m. Monday March 12 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. A […]

To the Editor: Jonynas seeks your vote

Chester residents, neighbors and friends:  My name is Arne Jonynas, and I am running for reelection to the Chester Selectboard for another one-year term. This has been my first year on the board, and it has been an enlightening and learning experience. The workings of town government can be routine at times, and extremely important at […]

Fullerton Inn hosts Rural Vermont's Town Eating Day

Fullerton Inn hosts Rural Vermont’s Town Eating Day

Rural Vermont, an organization set up to assist farmers with their legal and financial problems as well as offer a means for farmers to speak out, is inviting Chester residents to come to the Fullerton Inn and Restaurant, 40 The Common, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29th, for Town Eating Day. During the […]

Three vie for two Selectboard seats

Three vie for two Selectboard seats

by Stephen Seitz Two incumbents and one former state representative are vying for two, one-year seats on Chester’s five-member Selectboard in early March: incumbents Arne Jonynas and Tom Bock and former state Rep. Kathy Pellett. Selectman Derek Suursoo is running unopposed for a third three-year term. In separate interviews, Pellett, Jonynas and Bock discussed the […]

Weather-related Schedule Changes to Chester Winter Carnival

Weather-related Schedule Changes to Chester Winter Carnival

The 2012 Chester Winter Carnival promises even more family fun with a bevy of indoor  and outdoor activities, including an opening night dinner dance, and a scavenger hunt. But due to the dry weather, several events have been canceled, while the bulk of activities can still take place, Julie Pollard, who  has been instrumental to […]

Happy Birthday ChesterVermont.org!

Happy Birthday ChesterVermont.org!

By Shawn Cunningham One year ago – a snowier Feb. 16th than today – Cynthia Prairie and I set up our computer in the meeting room behind Bret and Nancy Rugg’s office at the Fullerton Inn. Deb Shelby, our web developer, arrived and, while we arranged some chairs, she configured the projector for our show. […]

New sidewalks slated for 2013

New sidewalks slated for 2013

by Rebecca Salem Armed with $279,000 in federal funds and $40,000 in town funds, Chester will begin reconstructing  and widening 2,300 feet of downtown sidewalk on the south side of Main Street starting in summer 2013. The project will begin at School Street, run east along Main Street on the Whiting Library side to Maple, […]

Community News Briefs

Community News Briefs

Whiting Library celebrates computerized catalog The Whiting Library its retiring its outdated card catalog system to join the majority of libraries around the world by offering computer access to its collection. LibraryWorld software allows searching in ways that the card catalog could not and assists circulation services in ways not possible in the past. To […]

To the Editor: Meet with Rep. Leigh Dakin

Meet with Leigh Dakin, your State Representative for the Towns of Andover, Baltimore, Chester and a portion of North Springfield. This is an opportunity to ask questions about matters before the Vermont State Legislature in Montpelier or to discuss an issue of concern to you. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. […]

To the Editor: Pellett running for Selectboard

After six years in the Vermont Legislature and a year of retirement, I have decided to turn my attention and skills to my home ground and run for a one-year seat on Chester’s Select Board. It was an honor to serve as your state representative and I enjoyed the work immensely. I miss being useful […]

Dollar General hearing delayed til March

Dollar General hearing delayed til March

The Chester Development Review Board has postponed the Feb. 13 continuance hearing on the Dollar General request for a conditional use permit, Zoning Administrator Michael Normyle has announced. The hearing will be delayed until Monday, March 12, at the request of the applicant, the Zaremba Group, the company that is proposing to build the 9,100-square-foot […]

Sharon Baker joins Telegraph as sales rep

Sharon Baker joins Telegraph as sales rep

The Chester Telegraph is pleased to announce that Sharon Baker, owner of Country on the Common clothing store, has signed on as its advertising sales representative. She will continue to run her eclectic and popular shop at 80 The Common, which features women’s casual and fancy clothing from around the world, locally made jewelry and […]

Taking heart -- and flowers and candy -- on Valentine's Day

Taking heart — and flowers and candy — on Valentine’s Day

by Rebecca Salem Chester merchants are stepping up to make sure you don’t throw a bucket of ice water on your relationship this Valentine’s Day with a gift of a  vacuum cleaner or a package of undershorts. “For serious relationships,” says Lonnie Lisai, “go Cabernet.” The owner of Lisai’s Grocery on Depot Street is conducting […]

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