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Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

Chester voters overturn earlier vote approving water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A  vote to ratify the Chester water bond vote of May 19 went down to defeat today, Tuesday, June 30, in an anemic turnout of 143 voters out of a checklist of more than 2,000.  The final tally was 69 yes to 74 no. The ratification vote was […]

Q&A: Attorney Alan Biederman on the latest Zaremba/Dollar General victory

Q&A: Attorney Alan Biederman on the latest Zaremba/Dollar General victory

Alan Biederman represented Zaremba Group, the developer of the proposed Dollar General store in Chester, during the Act 250 appeals brought by opponents of the project.  He is a lawyer in Rutland who is happily heading toward retirement. Four questions were posed by email by Telegraph editor Cynthia Prairie. Biederman also responded by email. Except […]

River Valley Tech begins fall open enrollment

River Valley Technical Center is gearing up for the fall with open enrollment available throughout the summer.  There are limited spots available for high school students in Mechanical Design and Innovation, Carpentry, Industrial Trades, Culinary Arts, Horticulture and Natural Resources, Information Technology and Audio Video Production. Other programs such as Business and Financial Management, Human […]

Crown Point Realtors raise funds for fire victims

Crown Point Realtors raise funds for fire victims

On Saturday, May 23, the Crown Point Board of Realtors held its 7th annual Memorial Day Weekend Tag Sale at the Gazebo in Ludlow. This year the weather cooperated, resulting in a successful sale. Many volunteers showed up as well as many shoppers who spent their money on items for a good cause. The goal […]

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Norma Ippolito of Chester received the top two awards at the Vermont Quilt Festival held this past weekend at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Along with a ribbon for Exceptional Merit, her quilt, “Celestial Sedona,” won ribbons for Best of Show and the Governor’s Award for the best Vermont Quilt. This is the […]

Whiting Library seeks youth services librarian

Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester is seeking a youth services librarian. The position entails all aspects of librarianship, programming and attention to the needs of children and teens. The candidate must be creative, dynamic and flexible, possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be able to interact with people of all ages in […]

Upcoming events: Learn about scrapbooking; Independence Day celebrations galore; magic show, music and more

Upcoming events: Learn about scrapbooking; Independence Day celebrations galore; magic show, music and more

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@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Workshops July: Summer activities at Book Nook Throughout July, the Book Nook will host a variety of summer fun activities at the store at 136 Main St. […]

GMUHS announces Honor Roll for 4th quarter

GMUHS announces Honor Roll for 4th quarter

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 4th quarter of 2015. 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 […]

Weston's 'Junie B. Jones' a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

Weston’s ‘Junie B. Jones’ a sugar cookie delight for kids, adults alike

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are many things to look at in judging whether a show is successful or not. There are the performances, of course, but there’s also lighting, sets, costumes, staging and choreography among others. When it comes to a show for kids, however, there’s one more thing – […]

Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

Tropical meatballs perfect for a 4th of July celebrated outdoors

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com You can cook these meatballs in a skillet or in the oven, but why not try something out of the ordinary and delightfully outdoorsy? These tropical inspired meatballs are perfectly complimented with smoking, and when served with plain or fried rice of your choice, they will be a winner at any […]

Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

Fun and easy reads to crack open under the July sun

By John Hoover ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Hopefully, dear readers, you will be able to get away on vacation sometime this summer. If you do, and you’re like us here at Misty Valley Books, you’ll want to take something to read with you. Just in the nick of time we’re here to provide you with our […]

In OK'ing Dollar General 'warehouse,' state Supreme Court affirms 'adverse effect'

In OK’ing Dollar General ‘warehouse,’ state Supreme Court affirms ‘adverse effect’

NOTE: Zaremba Group attorney Alan Biederman answered several questions for The Chester Telegraph concerning the appeals and other issues. You can read that article here. By Cynthia Prairie 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC T he Vermont Supreme Court has given a green light for the construction of a Dollar General store on Main Street in Chester, after […]

Chester Select Board for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday July 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Chester Town Plan Public Hearing 2. Approve Minutes from June 17, 2015 Select Board Meeting 3. Citizen Comments 4. Old Business 5. Andover MOU Review 6. Edson Monument Update; Ron Patch 7. […]

Water main break in Chester means 'all-nighter' for town crew

Water main break in Chester means ‘all-nighter’ for town crew

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC A break in an 8-inch water main on Depot Street near Maple Street in Chester around 4 p.m. yesterday brought out a town crew that was expected to work through the night to make repairs. Until Water Superintendent Jeff Holden found the break and shut off the […]

Chester board reappoints DRB members without advertising openings

Chester board reappoints DRB members without advertising openings

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Several pending issues including action on the disposition of the Yosemite Fire House and a board member’s  request to discuss the formation of a fire district were missing from the agenda for the  Wednesday, June 17 meeting of the Chester Select  Board. But the board re-appoinnted  members of the […]

Grafton residents turn out to hear details behind wind project

Grafton residents turn out to hear details behind wind project

By Gloria Dufield ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was an appropriately windy evening on Tuesday, June 16, as about 75 Grafton residents gathered under a tent at Grafton Ponds for an informational session and picnic held by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd. and Iberdrola Renewables about their proposed wind project. The two companies are the landowner and […]

To the editor: GMUHS principal thanks community for graduation participation

I am writing to publicly thank our communities for their continued support of Green Mountain Union High School. The graduation ceremony held on June 19, 2015 was very well-attended with hundreds of community members present to honor and congratulate the Class of 2015. The graduation was held outside and in beautiful weather. Our campus was […]

Supreme Court finds for Dollar General in zoning appeal; Act 250 appeal still pending

Supreme Court finds for Dollar General in zoning appeal; Act 250 appeal still pending

© 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday, June 11, a three-judge panel of the Vermont Supreme Court heard an appeal by opponents of a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store proposed for a parcel directly across from the Country Girl Diner on Main Street in Chester. The following day, the “rocket docket” as the panel is known […]

Families crowd GMUHS for graduating Class of 2015

Families crowd GMUHS for graduating Class of 2015

By Leah M. Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, June 19, overcast and rainy skies cleared in time for the evening’s ceremonies, as Green Mountain Union High School awarded 57 diplomas to students heading to either college, the work force or the military. (See photo gallery below) Despite adding 200 chairs to bring audience seating […]

Lisai's taps into new market with draught craft beer to go

Lisai’s taps into new market with draught craft beer to go

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Lisai’s Chester Market has just become one of the few groceries — two as far as can be determined — in Vermont to sell growlers  — those 64- and 32-ounce bottles of specialty beers tapped from a keg at the time of sale. After spending the winter rearranging and […]

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