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Chester board OKs 'audit' of town zoning regs

Chester board OKs ‘audit’ of town zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a couple of years of controversy over Chester’s zoning regulations and the way they are implemented, the town’s Select Board at its Aug. 2 meeting gave the go-ahead to an “audit” of the town’s development statutes. Noting that the town’s zoning code is old and that […]

Chester board hears comment on zoning regs; will interview appointments in public

Chester board hears comment on zoning regs; will interview appointments in public

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Chester Select Board opened what could be a long series of hearings on proposed changes to the Unified Development Bylaws, with more than 40 residents in attendance. The bylaws are the combination of zoning regulations, flood hazard regulations and subdivision standards. They […]

Chester planning board, DRB address problems in new zoning regs

Chester planning board, DRB address problems in new zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 The Chester Telegraph The Chester Planning Commission and Development Review Board met in a joint session on Monday Jan. 5 to discuss questions and problems associated with interpreting the town’s new Unified Development Bylaws. The bylaws, which were developed by the Planning Commission over five years, consist of revised zoning regulations, […]

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

Public questions lot size, noise proposals in Chester zoning regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©The Chester Telegraph – 2014 The Chester Select Board reconvened its public hearing on new zoning regulations on Wednesday, July 16 with a much larger crowd than had attended the July 2 meeting, in which only two members of the public attended. At that July 2 meeting, some thought the sparse attendance […]

Chester Select Board for July 16: Public hearing on zoning regs followed by regular meeting

The Chester Select Board has called a public hearing set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 on the proposed zoning regulations for the town of Chester. The meeting will be held at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and will be followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m., also at Town Hall Here is the […]

Planning board makes a few changes to Chester zoning regs

Planning board makes a few changes to Chester zoning regs

By Cynthia Prairie There were few but nonetheless vocal members of the public at Monday evening’s Planning Commission 90-minute hearing to garner feedback on its proposals that, when approved, will create Chester’s first Unified Development Bylaws. Those bylaws revise and combine zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and flood hazard standards. Following Monday’s meeting, the five-member commission […]

Public comment sought on new zoning regs; meeting set for May 19

The Chester Planning Commission will hold a meeting at 7 p.m.  Monday, May 19 so that the public can give its opinions on the most recent version of the town’s Unified Development Bylaws. The bylaws are comprised of Chester’s zoning regulations, subdivision standards and flood damage prevention standards. The meeting will be held at Town […]

Select Board agenda for May 1: Public comment on proposed zoning regs

SELECT BOARD MEETING AGENDA The Select Board meeting begins at 7 p.m. It is held in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. 1.    Approve tabled minutes from March 20, 2013 Select Board meeting and executive session and April 17, 2013 Select Board meeting and executive session 2.    Citizen Comments 3.    Old Business 4.    Unified […]

Public offers suggestions on zoning regs; 2nd hearing set

Public offers suggestions on zoning regs; 2nd hearing set

By Cynthia Prairie Concerns about enlarged minimum property size, noise limits, property uses and the enforceability of zoning language drew about 30 Chester residents out on Monday night, Aug. 20, for the first of four public hearings to be held to take comment on proposed changes to the town’s zoning regulations. The hearing was held […]

Chester residents concerned over changes to zoning regulations

Chester residents concerned over changes to zoning regulations

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC While a large portion of the time spent at last Monday’s Chester Planning Commission public hearing on changes to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws was concerned with commercial uses being added to residential districts, one of the recurring themes was the need to craft a document that […]

Chester Planning Commission continues to hone sign regs

Chester Planning Commission continues to hone sign regs

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC In the absence of Tom Bock, Naomi Johnson took the chair of the Chester Planning Commission for its Monday, Jan. 26 meeting as the commission began reviewing the “definitions” section of the Unified Development Bylaws. While the past several meetings were attended by a substantial number of business people […]

Chester sign regs to be addressed Monday: Public, business input sought

Chester sign regs to be addressed Monday: Public, business input sought

The Chester Planning Commission, which recently revised zoning regulations into new Unified Development Bylaws, will take up a revision of the town’s sign ordinances at its Monday, Dec. 1 meeting. (Read sign regulations at right.) The ordinance was left as is in the bylaws, since revising it was deemed too complex and several members questioned  […]

Part 2 of proposed zoning changes: New land uses, DRB discretion

Part 2 of proposed zoning changes: New land uses, DRB discretion

This is the second in a series of articles on Chester’s new development bylaws which include new zoning, subdivision and flood hazard mitigation regulations. To read the bylaws click here and to see the proposed town-wide zoning map click here.  See last week’s Chester Telegraph for more details on new and changed zoning districts. For […]

Hearing on zoning regulation changes tonight

Hearing on zoning regulation changes tonight

The Chester Select Board will be holding a public hearing at 7 tonight, Wednesday, April 17, on proposed changes to the Unified Development Bylaws, which govern zoning, subdivision and flood damage prevention regulations.  The hearing will take place during its regular session, at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. This may be the last time that […]

Hearing April 17 for new zoning, development regulations

Hearing April 17 for new zoning, development regulations

As part of its regular Wednesday April 17th meeting, the Chester Select Board will hold a hearing on the proposed “Unified Development Bylaws.” Formulated by the Chester Planning Commission, the bylaws, combine zoning regulations, subdivision regulations and flood hazard standards. The Planning Commission held a public hearing for comments on Aug. 20, 2012. Click here […]

Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

Chester Business Coalition talks business growth, affordable housing, state funding

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Saying that there is no one – such as a chamber of commerce or other organization – representing businesses in Chester, Steve Mancuso kicked off the July meeting of the nascent Chester Business Coalition at the American Legion on Monday night. Founded by Mancuso, an electrician who […]

DRB to keep flood hazard review open on Chester Jiffy Mart

DRB to keep flood hazard review open on Chester Jiffy Mart

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a contentious hearing on June 1, this past Monday’s Chester Development Review Board meeting was polite and even relaxed in portions as the town’s quasi-judicial land use arbiters once again took up the application of Robert Record and Champlain Oil for a conditional use permit to […]

Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

Our year in review: Land rights, wrecks, fires, floods and friendships

©2014 Telegraph Publishing LLC When The Chester Telegraph began publication three years ago, more than a few people (including the publisher of a local newspaper) warned us that “nothing ever happens” in these communities. And yet, over the past year, keeping up with “nothing” has often been hectic work. Here’s a selection of some of […]

Top 10 from 24 months of unique reporting in The Chester Telegraph

Top 10 from 24 months of unique reporting in The Chester Telegraph

  By Cynthia Prairie On Jan. 16, 2014, The Chester Telegraph celebrates its second birthday. A few of our faithful readers have asked us to compile a list of the 10 top stories that we covered in 2013. We thought it was a great idea but, since we didn’t do it last year, we decided […]

DRB approves Dollar General proposal

DRB approves Dollar General proposal

By Cynthia Prairie The Chester Development Review Board has approved the proposal for a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store on a 1.4-acre empty parcel southeast of Main Street Pizza, former home to Zachary’s Pizza House. The decision was 3 to 2, and voted on Monday night, April 16. The DRB did place 35 conditions upon the […]