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Fire truck vote set; 4th solar firm presents farm plan

Fire truck vote set; 4th solar firm presents farm plan

By Karen Zuppinger After addressing the issue at Town Meeting, the Select Board at its meeting on Wednesday, March 6, said it is moving forward with leasing a new fire truck. Town Manager David Pisha will send the contract to town attorney James Carroll for review. Barring any setbacks, the Select Board will vote on […]

Parenting classes; senior lunch; join the band; Poetry Month at Misty Valley; theater classes in Weston

Parenting classes; senior lunch; join the band; Poetry Month at Misty Valley; theater classes in Weston

Positive Parenting classes at CAES The Collaborative is offering a free, six session, Positive Parenting course at 6–8 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, April 2, April 30, May 14, May 28 and June 11 in the library of the Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. The course, facilitated by Nancy Pennell of Chester, will teach strategies […]

Bock, Jonynas re-elected to Select Board; school budgets pass

Bock, Jonynas re-elected to Select Board; school budgets pass

A political newcomer failed to overtake incumbents Tom Bock and Arne Jonynas,  both of whom handily won re-election to one-year terms on the Chester Select Board in Tuesday’s vote. Tami Wilkins Ravlin, a lifelong Chester resident, did garner a respectable 225 votes compared to Jonynas’ 278 and Bock’s 288. With only 496 voters going to […]

TOWN MEETING: Voters agree to purchase new grader, dump truck and police SUV

TOWN MEETING: Voters agree to purchase new grader, dump truck and police SUV

ON THE COVER: Chester’s annual Town Meeting gets under way. Photo by Claudio Veliz By Cynthia Prairie It was a relatively pain-free Town Meeting in Chester Monday night, with about 110 voters showing up to support almost unanimously every one of 13 fiscal articles that had to be voted on, including raising $2.4 million in […]

Vacation raffle to benefit Keewaydin trip for CAES

Vacation raffle to benefit Keewaydin trip for CAES

Chester-Andover Elementary School students are selling raffle tickets for a seven-day Florida vacation as they continue to raise money for the biennial trip to Keewaydin Environmental camp. Julie and Jeff Hance have very generously donated a seven-night stay at the beautiful RCI – Summer Bay Resorts, in Clermont, FL, [http://www.summerbayresort.com/orlando.htm] minutes from Orlando, Disney World, Universal […]

To the Editor: Vote yes for kids

The Green Mountain Union High School Board respectfully requests your support of the FY 2013-14 budget on Town Meeting Day. The budget proposal to be voted on Town Meeting Day represents a decrease in the amount to be raised by taxes of 1.73%, largely due to revenues that will offset increased expenditures. Our estimated education […]

Finding home in a comforting bowl of bean swagan

Finding home in a comforting bowl of bean swagan

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Nothing in my repertoire says Yankee, comfort and home quite like bean wwagan. It was the first dish Dad  taught me to make, besides biscuits, when I was 14. I’ve enjoyed it ever since. All us Yankee Chefs have stood by one recipe through the years, making swagan only with beans, […]

GMUHS announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C or C-). High School Honors means that […]

VTica film & arts events; St. Luke’s Maple dinner & Seder; Nature Museum

At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, the Vermont Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the documentary Happy as part of its Projections: Reel to Real Conversation series at 15 Depot St., Chester. Happy explores the secrets behind this valued emotion. Immediately following the movie will be a discussion of the film with Jon Bliss, […]

Start Your Own Business Workshop offered

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in the 1st floor conference room of the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square in Springfield. The Starting Your Own Business workshop is designed as a […]

Select Board meeting agenda for Wednesday, March 6

The Chester Select Board meeting for Wednesday March 6 begins at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Agenda 1. Select Board organization following elections 2. Approve Feb. 20, 2013 Select Board Meeting minutes 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Town Appointments 6. Appoint Chester Transportation Advisory Committee representative 7. […]

Act 250 panel gives Dollar General land-use permit

Act 250 panel gives Dollar General land-use permit

By Cynthia Prairie The District Environmental Commission on Wednesday gave the Zaremba Group the necessary land-use permit to build a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on 1.4 acres on Main Street in Chester. Still, the commission also placed several requirements on the developers and the store itself, including: adding a “Stop Ahead” sign on Route 103 […]