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Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road<br>Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

Andover bridge reconstruction to close road
Aug. 22 to Nov. 4

By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on the Weston-Andover Road. The road is expected to be closed starting on Monday, Aug. 22, […]

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Housing will be the focus of the Chester Planning Commission’s second of four workshops on Monday August 15th, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. With the State of Vermont, including the town of Chester, currently experiencing a shortage of affordable housing, these […]

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

Police seek help to ID Bibens burglar

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who burglarized the small engine shop at Bibens Hardware in Springfield. According to a VSP press release, on Friday July 29 at 3:44 a.m., someone took “multiple items” from the store. The release did not specify what […]

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

Chester planners wrestle with scope of short-term rental ordinance

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the main event was a warned public hearing for an amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws — which includes its zoning regulations — Monday night’s Chester Planning Commission meeting spent far more time and energy on the undercard — a discussion of the latest draft […]

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

After 20 years, Chief Cloud to retire from Chester Police

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After nearly 20 years with the Chester Police Department, Chief Rick Cloud has told the town he intends to retire. In a July 18 letter to Town Manager Julie Hance, Cloud said he was resigning effective Jan. 7, 2023 and appreciated the opportunity the town had afforded […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 8

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at Andover Town Office, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 25th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes […]

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

Popple Dungeon bridge construction falls behind schedule

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A nine-week bridge construction job in Chester may stretch to 12 if the company doing the work up on Popple Dungeon Road has its way. According to Town Manager Julie Hance, Alpine Construction of Schuylerville, N.Y., has asked for three more weeks to finish the installation of […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 3

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, see below. Here is the Select Board agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the July 6, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business […]

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 […]

Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

Chester planning panel to hold public hearing on zoning change

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning a proposed amendment to the town’s Unified Development Bylaws (which includes zoning regulations) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1  at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. The amendment concerns legacy uses and adaptive reuses and the change would affect every […]

Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

Chester cannabis board agenda for July 27

The Chester Local Cannabis Control Commission meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  To access via Zoom, https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 830 9497 4051 or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83094974051 1. Approve Minutes of the June 7 LCCC meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Review and Discuss Information re: […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 25

Andover Select Board agenda for July 25

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 25 at Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road, and via Zoom. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of July 11th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, 10 minutes per […]

Wayward semi snags Chester traffic

Wayward semi snags Chester traffic

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A tractor trailer trying to make a tight turn in downtown Chester got hung up on guardrails and snarled traffic at Routes 103 and 11 for about three hours last night. At 9:43 p.m. the State Police dispatch center in Westminster announced that Route 103 in the […]

Chester planning panel kicks off zoning rewrite with first public workshop

Chester planning panel kicks off zoning rewrite with first public workshop

By Shawn Cunningham © 2002 Telegraph Publishing LLC In preparation for a new re-write of the town’s zoning regulations — known as the Unified Development Bylaws — the Chester Planning Commission held the first of several workshops with consultant Jason Rasmussen Monday night. Rasmussen is the executive director of the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, which […]

Heavy rain, winds wallop Chester

Heavy rain, winds wallop Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Yesterday afternoon Chester got the worst of a storm which swept across Vermont taking down many trees, knocking out power to more than 56 percent of Green Mountain Power’s Chester customers and sending more than two dozen firefighters from Chester and Proctorsville out on “a month’s worth […]

Chester board hears from neighbors of proposed garden/greenhouse

Chester board hears from neighbors of proposed garden/greenhouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A project to create community gardens and at some point erect a large, historic greenhouse on town land was on the Chester Select Board’s agenda again at its July 6 meeting as the panel heard from abutters to the 3-acre site that is under consideration for the […]

Chester Planning Commission to hold workshop on housing shortage

Chester Planning Commission to hold workshop on housing shortage

The Chester Planning Commission will be hosting the first in a series of up to four workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m., Monday July 18 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom by clicking here. With the state experiencing a shortage of affordable housing, these workshops will gather citizen opinions to assist in broadly […]

U.S. House candidates to participate in Ludlow forum

U.S. House candidates to participate in Ludlow forum

Five candidates seeking their party’s nomination for the Vermont seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will participate in a candidates’ forum in the Ludlow Town Hall’s Heald Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Candidates will be asked questions by the forum’s moderator dealing with regional, state and national issues.  Following these questions, […]

Andover Select Board agenda for July 11

Andover Select Board agenda for July 11

The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, please see below.  Below is the board agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Act on Agenda 3. Act on Minutes of June 27th meeting. […]