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Chester board sets tax rates, OKs festival parking

Chester board sets tax rates, OKs festival parking

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board set this year’s property tax rates at a special meeting held on July 2. The meeting was held in the Town Clerk’s office due to the renovation of the second floor of Town Hall. This year’s municipal tax rate – the combination of […]

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Hennessy, 61, naturally artistic carver, loving friend, husband, father and Pop-pop

Hilaire Peter Hennessy died unexpectedly on July 5, 2019 in Chester at the age of 61. Mr. Hennessy was the grandson of Dorothy Day and Forster Batterham and the son of Tamar and David Hennessy. He was the eighth of nine children, preceded in death by Nicky and Susie, celebrated and mourned by Becky, Eric, […]

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, enjoyed hunting, fishing

Charles Henry Jerome, 76, of Andover, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born April 19, 1943 in Ferrisburgh, the son of John J. and Ruth (Newville) Jerome. He attended school in the Ferrisburgh area. He served in the U.S. Army during the […]

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The overspending of a line item for legal expenses by nearly 500 percent led to the revelation by The Chester Telegraph Thursday night that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union is facing at least two lawsuits that virtually no board members of Green Mountain Unified School District nor […]

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes

Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes To study options to accommodate smaller amounts of trash

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Springfield recently announced a major change in the way its transfer station would be doing business, but on Tuesday afternoon, June 11 – after hearing public concerns the night before – the town put a hold on rolling out all the changes until Sept. […]

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fund-raising and planning took quite a number of years. Then, last August, when Chester-Andover Elementary School and the volunteers of the Parent-Teacher Group were ready to welcome kids back to school and celebrate the brand new and very blue playground that they had labored so long for,  a water line break […]

Firefighters find missing Chester boy after 3-hour search

Firefighters find missing Chester boy after 3-hour search

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Firefighters and police searched the woods of Smokeshire for nearly three hours this afternoon before finding a 9-year-old boy who had gone missing from his home earlier in the day. The Chester Fire Department was called out around 2:30 p.m. to search for the boy. The boy’s […]

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt

Mt. Holly woman arrested after chase, manhunt Led troopers on high speed pursuit through five towns in stolen car

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Mount Holly woman has been arrested after Vermont State Police say she lead them on a high speed chase through Weathersfield, North Springfield, Chester, Cavendish and Ludlow Wednesday morning in a stolen car. According to radio transmissions, troopers eventually broke off the pursuit for the sake […]

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

Stocker trials move closer, prosecution suggests this summer

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Ryan Stocker, 20 of Chester appeared in Windsor Superior Court Criminal Division in White River Junction on Tuesday for a status conference on the eight felony and two misdemeanor charges he faces in six cases. Deputy State’s Attorney Heidi Remick told the court that […]

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Marcos Miller, Tyler Guazzoni and Mario […]

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 […]

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

Grafton softens earlier language, delivers Route 35 petition to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It took three months, but Grafton Select Board chair Joe Pollio finally delivered the long-awaited petition to Chester Town officials demanding the quick repair of Route 35 in Chester. There is one twist. The petition, whose last of 232 signatures was apparently gathered more than two months ago, […]

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green Mountain High School in Chester. VTrans officials will hear public comment on the current speed limits and how they might be changed […]

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change

Hazardous waste disposal days, hours to change Chester Select Board discusses special town meetings on EMS building, loader

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The hazardous household waste collections that have been held at the Springfield Transfer Station a couple of times a year are in for a big change, which may make them both harder to access and more expensive. Last Wednesday night, Derek Suursoo, who represents the Town of […]

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 […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

Early morning flooding hammers area towns

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Overnight rains and melting snows combined on Monday morning to cause flooding and close roads throughout the area. Luckily, it was also the first day of the spring break for local schools. At 6:24 a.m., a Weston firefighter asked the Keene Mutual Aid dispatcher to tone fire department […]

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

Car fire at CAES disrupts dismissal, no injuries

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A car fire at 3 p.m. threw the afternoon dismissal for Chester-Andover Elementary School into disarray while firefighters blocked the driveway to extinguish the blaze. As parents in cars lined up behind the school to pick up their children, the car at the front of the line […]

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

Chester Board to begin reviewing Town Plan changes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Select Board held its statutory Town Plan public hearing before beginning to review changes proposed by the Planning Commission at its Wednesday, April 3 meeting. There are substantial changes to four chapters of the plan – Utilities and Facilities, Education and Child Care Facilities, Energy […]

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

Volunteers sought for focus groups on healthcare related issues

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting focus groups regarding health related matters including, unmet health needs, access to services and barriers to care. Groups will be held in Springfield, Chester, Ludlow, Londonderry and Bellows Falls in Vermont and  in Charlestown, N.H., in mid-May, 2019. The focus groups will include a light dinner, and a […]