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Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

Voters approve Chester water project by wide margin

By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC With a turnout more than double either of the two previous ballots, Chester voters Tuesday passed a $4 million bond for a project to add a 330,000 gallon water tank and replace aging mains. The measure passed by a vote of 280 to 121 with turnout […]

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

Info meeting primes Chester for 3rd water project vote today

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a 40-minute informational meeting – the third held since May 18  — about 30 Chester residents Monday night listened as Town Manager David Pisha and engineer Naomi Johnson offered a more focused explanation of the project and its funding than given in earlier meetings. Town voters […]

Select board hears -1.5% loan reduces Chester water project cost by $800,000

Select board hears -1.5% loan reduces Chester water project cost by $800,000

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a short meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Chester Select Board heard an update on the water project, which comes up for a vote next Tuesday, Sept. 29, and a preliminary offer to build the town a new radio/cell tower that would replace the one – […]

Commentary: Vote for the Chester water project -- at least vote

Commentary: Vote for the Chester water project — at least vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In less than two weeks, Chester voters will go to the polls again to vote on whether to go ahead with a $4 million upgrade to the municipal water system. At its most basic, the project will correct some major problems including insufficient pressure during fires and a […]

Income survey gives Chester better borrowing terms for water project

Income survey gives Chester better borrowing terms for water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In addition to turning down a request from Vietnam Veterans of America to hold a coin drop on Main Street, the Chester Select Board at its Wednesday, Sept. 2 meeting discussed the results of the median household income survey that will make borrowing for the water upgrade […]

Chester Select Board sets 2nd water project vote, Chase seeks purchasing, conflict of interest policy review

Chester Select Board sets 2nd water project vote, Chase seeks purchasing, conflict of interest policy review

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an odd bit of legal theater recommended by a bonding attorney who does work for the state, the members of the Chester Select Board met on Wednesday night as the Chester Water Commissioners. The purpose of the meeting was to arrive at the conclusion that the […]

Chester Select Board agrees to water project 'do-over'

Chester Select Board agrees to water project ‘do-over’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the wake of last Tuesday’s defeat of a vote to ratify the May 19 water project passage, the Chester Select Board met in a sparsely attended noon meeting on Thursday July 2 to affirm that it is behind the project and will bring it to another […]

Chester Select Board calls special meeting on water project

Chester Select Board calls special meeting on water project

On the heels of the defeat of a ratification vote on the water system upgrade funding, the Chester Select Board has called a special meeting for noon on Thursday, July 2 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The meeting agenda includes an update/discussion on the project and a public comments. According to Town Manager David […]

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 […]

In weak voter turnout, Chester water project passes by 26 votes

In weak voter turnout, Chester water project passes by 26 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing By a margin of 112 to 86, Chester voters on Tuesday authorized the town to borrow slightly more than $4 million to upgrade the town water system, adding a second storage tank and replacing a large stretch of asbestos/concrete water main along Route 103 from the Sunoco station […]

Chester residents seek answers on proposed water project

Chester residents seek answers on proposed water project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC It was a respectful but question-filled turnout at Chester Town Hall last night, Monday May 18, for an informational meeting regarding a $4 million water project proposed by the Town of Chester that is being voted on from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Town Moderator Bill […]

Part 2: A Closer Look: Separating the Chester water project from gravel needs

Part 2: A Closer Look: Separating the Chester water project from gravel needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC In any public discussion of the proposed municipal water upgrade, most people agree that Chester’s water system has suffered from deferred maintenance and that the longer work is put off, the more extensive and expensive it is likely to be. “We need this water project,” Jeff Holden, […]

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 […]

Chester Select Board talks water project, calls special meeting for Thursday

Chester Select Board talks water project, calls special meeting for Thursday

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a return to the meeting lengths of yore, the Chester Select Board spent 3 1/4 hours on Wednesday, April 1, continuing discussions of the proposed municipal water system upgrade and the status of Class 4 roads. The board also heard a presentation on new shelving that […]

Chester Select Board calls special session on water project

The Chester Select Board will be holding a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is the agenda: Citizen Comments Water Project Discussion Amendment to Planning Advance Adjourn

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 […]

Derry board mulls cannabis vote, talks wastewater sites

Derry board mulls cannabis vote, talks wastewater sites

By Cherise Madigan © 2021 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Select Board has committed to holding a special town meeting to vote on whether to opt into Vermont’s nascent retail cannabis market, as well as whether to adopt a previously rejected local option tax for revenue from retail sales. Cannabis was not the only contentious […]

Left in Andover: Waters in the heart

Left in Andover: Waters in the heart

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A hundred feet into the woods off my front porch is a shallow well hand dug in the 1950s by a hermit who lived in the cabin which is now my pottery studio. We dubbed it Hammy’s Well after our daughter’s hamster met its demise there many years […]

Weston board agrees to survey to kick off broadband project

Weston board agrees to survey to kick off broadband project

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Jan. 28 meeting, the Weston Select Board agreed to participate in the Windham Regional Commission broadband project. Board member Ann Fuji’i said that the town will participate in the survey but can withdraw from further action at any time. The WRC will be surveying landowners in […]