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Act 250 denies Chester town gravel pit application

Act 250 denies Chester town gravel pit application

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a decision released on Friday, Sept. 18, the District 2 Environmental Commission denied the Town of Chester’s application to open a municipal gravel pit on a 139-acre property the town purchased as a site for a back-up tank for its water system. The site is off […]

Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds

Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Town of Chester, through its attorney Jim Goss, is preparing to file applications for an ACT 250 permit and a zoning permit to extract gravel from a site on the 139-acre parcel it purchased in 2016 for siting a water tank as part of a system […]

Act 250 permit for Chester water tank restricts gravel extraction plan

Act 250 permit for Chester water tank restricts gravel extraction plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday, the District #2 Environmental Commission issued a permit to allow Chester to build a water tank and transmission line on 139 acres of land east of Green Mountain Union High School. But the Act 250 permit seems likely to make further development on the site […]

Chester board OKs Act 250 appeal, orders dog in attack muzzled

Chester board OKs Act 250 appeal, orders dog in attack muzzled

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In two special meetings last week, the Chester Select Board discussed the Act 250 District Commission’s rejection of the town’s application to extract gravel on the site it bought for a new water tank and took evidence in a hearing about a dog named Edgar that neighbors […]

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

Chester loses bid for Tomasso land, eyes gravel extraction at water tank property

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Town properties – current and potential – took up the majority of the Wednesday, May 15 Chester Select Board meeting as Chairman Arne Jonynas told the meeting that he had asked that the Tomasso property be put on the agenda to keep the public abreast of what […]

Chester solons mull water, gravel and Hogs

Chester solons mull water, gravel and Hogs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Acting as the town’s Water and Sewer Commission, the Chester Select Board, at its April 17 meeting, approved taking out a $45,000 from the state’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division to inventory and map the entire water system. The Asset Management Planning loan is offered to […]

Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

Chester board votes to appeal Act 250 permit conditions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 – Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, the Chester Select Board met in executive session with a Rutland attorney and decided to appeal conditions of the recent Act 250 permit that allows the town to build a new water tank but severely restricts where the town can extract gravel on the […]

In blow to Chester gravel plan, motion to alter denied

In blow to Chester gravel plan, motion to alter denied

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the Town of Chester bought 139 acres from Mike and Amy O’Neil as a site for a water tank, Town Manager David Pisha envisioned a decades-long supply of inexpensive gravel that could help pay for a portion of the $4 million project. It was part of […]

Clarification: Chester files motion but, not an appeal in water system Act 250 decision.

Clarification: Chester files motion but, not an appeal in water system Act 250 decision.

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday The Telegraph reported that the Town of Chester would appeal conditions of the Act 250 permit it received from the District #2 Environmental Commission on Dec. 30, 2016. This was based on what was said at two select board meetings and an interview with Town Manager David Pisha. […]

Chester board cancels planning, zoning interviews; appeals Act 250 decision

Chester board cancels planning, zoning interviews; appeals Act 250 decision

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board last Wednesday, Jan. 18, decided to cancel scheduled interviews with four candidates for the Chester Development Review Board and the Planning Commission until its members can agree on a process for interviewing them and all future candidates for such positions. […]

Chester board approves budget, considers Act 250 appeal

Chester board approves budget, considers Act 250 appeal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a relatively uneventful budgeting season, the Chester Select Board approved the 2017  financial plan and voted to send an article to town meeting to raise $2.9 million in taxes, but not before one resident questioned the large surpluses from 2016 and expressed concern that several new […]

Chester tax rates decline; water tank, pipeline contracts awarded

Chester tax rates decline; water tank, pipeline contracts awarded

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a busy meeting on Wednesday night, the Chester Select Board set this year’s tax rate, heard a report from the town’s outside auditor, approved hiring several  contractors for master planning and for work on the water system, made three Development Review Board appointments, got updates on […]

Londonderry accepts one-year State Police contract, votes to study gravel pit purchase

Londonderry accepts one-year State Police contract, votes to study gravel pit purchase

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Wendell Coleman’s last Town Meeting as Londonderry’s moderator turned out to be a six-hour doosie that saw a controversial proposal to hire state police to patrol the town turn victorious on the impassioned speech of a just-defeated select board member. The meeting was more than three hours […]

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 […]

Gravel pit owner challenges Chester figures; Select Board OKs town vote on water project

Gravel pit owner challenges Chester figures; Select Board OKs town vote on water project

CORRECTION: The Chester Telegraph incorrectly reported in this article that Dupont Storage, which manufactures efficient movable shelving units, had cut its price for new shelves in the Town Hall vault by $259. In fact, the price was cut by $934. By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC At its April 15 meeting, the Chester […]

Proposed gravel/water projects draw questions from Chester residents

Proposed gravel/water projects draw questions from Chester residents

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 20 Chester residents crowded onto seven benches set out for a special Select Board meeting to discuss the proposed upgrade of the town’s water system on Thursday, April 9. Town manager David Pisha gave a PowerPoint presentation laying out the plans but suggested that the […]

Burtco seeks temporary gravel crushing, sales OK at car wash site

Burtco seeks temporary gravel crushing, sales OK at car wash site

  By Shawn Cunningham After a site visit earlier in the day, Chester’s Development Review Board on Monday began consideration of a project to extract, crush and sell gravel on the 5.3 acre site of Burtco’s new Abenaque Car Wash on Route 103 South. Stanton Scott of Burtco introduced the project as a way to […]

O'Neils Return with New Gravel Pit Proposal

O’Neils Return with New Gravel Pit Proposal

Is a curtailed project on the same property the same as an earlier proposal or is it a new project in and of itself? That is the question surrounding a proposal posed by Amy and Mike O’Neil Wednesday night before the Chester Select Board and a small group of concerned residents. The O’Neils, who live […]

ANR webinars for individuals, businesses, towns outline ARPA funds for water, housing projects

ANR webinars for individuals, businesses, towns outline ARPA funds for water, housing projects

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has been hosting a webinar series to provide more details about the American Rescue Plan Act funding opportunities available through the agency.  The webinars are designed for communities, individuals and businesses interested in using ARPA funding to invest in water infrastructure projects. ANR has $100 million in ARPA funding […]

Chester board reaffirms paper of record decision, adds The Commons as well

Chester board reaffirms paper of record decision, adds The Commons as well Members call Press Association's claims 'condescending,' 'bullying'

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board reaffirmed its March 18 decision to name The Chester Telegraph the town’s paper of record last Wednesday, but also decided to add a printed paper – The Commons – for its required legal notices. The choice reflected the board’s displeasure with the way […]