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Another water rate hike on tap in Chester; Select Board ethics policy debate continues

Another water rate hike on tap in Chester; Select Board ethics policy debate continues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board, at its Wednesday, Aug. 3 meeting, decided not to act on a recommendation from Town Manager David Pisha to approve a water rate increase. Instead, the five-member panel will warn the rate increase for the next meeting — Aug. 17 — and make […]

Grafton group seeks to sway Chester board against wind project

Grafton group seeks to sway Chester board against wind project

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The July 20 Chester Select Board was a presentation-rich environment, with information on an impending townwide reappraisal and an offer to donate the north shore of the Rainbow Rock swimming hole to the town. The longest, however, was a PowerPoint presentation by opponents of the wind project […]

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 […]

Grafton board hopefuls offer two views of government, wind project

Grafton board hopefuls offer two views of government, wind project

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC In what was promising to be a stormy Thursday night – at least outside – about 75 people gathered at the White Church in Grafton to hear from two candidates who hope to be elected to fill the unexpired term left by Gus Plummer’s resignation in mid-May. That […]

UPDATE: Response from Iberdrola;<br>Citing site concerns, Windham Select Board asks Iberdrola to suspend wind project

UPDATE: Response from Iberdrola;
Citing site concerns, Windham Select Board asks Iberdrola to suspend wind project

UPDATE: Below is the full text of the response received from Iberdrola on Wednesday night By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Select Board of the Town of Windham voted 2 to 1 at its Monday night meeting to send a letter to Iberdrola Renewables asking the Spanish wind turbine company “to suspend your […]

Water main work begins in Chester, expect brief shutoffs

Water main work begins in Chester, expect brief shutoffs

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Chester Water Department is reporting that water main work from the intersection of Route 103 and River Street to Green Mountain Union High School has begun and will continue for two to three months. During that time there will be brief, localized water shutoffs. The area affected will be […]

Attorney lays out blueprint for Grafton in wind project talks

Attorney lays out blueprint for Grafton in wind project talks

By Cynthia Prairie ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC ON THE COVER: Attorney Richard Saudek, center, speaks as he is flanked by Select Board members, from left, Skip Lisle, Cynthia Gibbs, Al Sands and Ron Pilette. After a rocky start that began with the announced resignation and departure of Select Board chair Gus Plummer,  the Grafton Select […]

Grafton Select Board tussles over wind project issues

Grafton Select Board tussles over wind project issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Grafton Select Board zipped through the first seven items on its Monday, April 4 agenda with unanimous votes and even some friendly banter, but got mired on the next two, which asked if a lawyer should be hired to represent the town and if the Select […]

Chester board raises water rates, hears grant request from Rod & Gun Club

Chester board raises water rates, hears grant request from Rod & Gun Club

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board began its Feb. 17 meeting in the guise of its mild-mannered alter ego, the Chester Water and Sewer Commissioners, which voted to raise the price of water by $2 per quarter.  The hike is one step in reaching the rate structure required by […]

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

Andover Select Board discusses road, water issues, approves budget and warning

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The replacement of a box culvert will close the Andover-Weston Road at Simmonds Road for up to 30 days this summer, according to engineer Everett Hammond in a presentation to the Andover Select Board last night. The work is part of a culvert replacement project that will […]

Springfield Hospital seeks funds to install solar hot water system

The departments of engineering and development at Springfield Hospital are joining forces to install solar hot water at the hospital, the first ever at a Vermont hospital. Springfield Hospital is recognized as an Energy Star rated hospital – one of 200 in the nation, and one of only two in the state of Vermont. This […]

Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

Water meeting tonight, voting tomorrow in Chester

© Telegraph Publishing LLC There will be an informational meeting at 6 tonight at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., where town officials will give a presentation and answer questions on the $4 million water project that will be voted on Tuesday, Sept. 29. SAPA TV will record the meeting and intends to broadcast it […]

Upcoming events: Local history, underwater; Springfield Steampunk Festival this weekend; VAST meeting and snowmobile expo; Sunday services resume at First Universalist; Phineas Gage walk; fund-raiser for Manchester Food Cupboard; nutrition classes in Londonderry; and interactive story-telling at Rock Library

Upcoming events: Local history, underwater; Springfield Steampunk Festival this weekend; VAST meeting and snowmobile expo; Sunday services resume at First Universalist; Phineas Gage walk; fund-raiser for Manchester Food Cupboard; nutrition classes in Londonderry; and interactive story-telling at Rock Library

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Sept 9: Local history hidden underwater On Wednesday, Sept. 9 […]

Chester board moves toward 2nd water vote, away from Yosemite Firehouse

Chester board moves toward 2nd water vote, away from Yosemite Firehouse

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Two historic Chester structures took center stage on Wednesday, July 15 as the Select Board started the runup to a new vote on upgrading the ancient and crumbling municipal water system while looking to back away from involvement in preserving the historic Yosemite Firehouse on Depot Street, […]

Upcoming event: Encore presentation of 'Anonymous People;' update on ministry in Czech Republic at Grounded4Life; BRAT hosts stormwater expo; spring book sale to benefit Rock Library; Vermont novelist brings 5th work to MVB; Senior Citizens Club holds luncheon; editing workshop in Bellows Falls; and SVAC issues call for artists

Upcoming event: Encore presentation of ‘Anonymous People;’ update on ministry in Czech Republic at Grounded4Life; BRAT hosts stormwater expo; spring book sale to benefit Rock Library; Vermont novelist brings 5th work to MVB; Senior Citizens Club holds luncheon; editing workshop in Bellows Falls; and SVAC issues call for artists

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. April 16: Addiction recovery film at GMUHS An encore presentation of “The Anonymous People,” concerning the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging […]

News analysis: Wading through the depths of Chester's water system upgrade

News analysis: Wading through the depths of Chester’s water system upgrade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC On some Tuesday in the next few months, the voters of Chester may be asked to decide whether to upgrade the municipal water system to the tune of more than $4 million. An engineering firm hired by the town says that the upgrade will solve a number […]

Municipal water upgrade, land purchase discussed by Chester Select Board

Municipal water upgrade, land purchase discussed by Chester Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC With uncertainties about how long state funding will be available and a number of questions unanswered, the upgrade to Chester’s municipal water system took center stage in the second Select Board meeting in a row that came in under two hours in length. Also at the Wednesday […]

Water system upgrade, Edson monument placement addressed at Chester Select Board meeting

Water system upgrade, Edson monument placement addressed at Chester Select Board meeting

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Feb. 18 meeting, the Chester Select Board heard a project update and information on funding alternatives for Chester’s water upgrade, considered a request to place the new Edson monument in an alternate site on the Green and got a report on traffic ticket income from Police Chief […]

Chester Select Board raises sewer rates, green-lights design of water system upgrade

Chester Select Board raises sewer rates, green-lights design of water system upgrade

By Shawn Cunningham © 2014 – Telegraph Publishing LLC In a busy Nov. 5 meeting run by vice chair Derek Suursoo, the Chester Select Board raised sewer rates effective immediately for its 600 users, gave a nod toward hiring Golden Cross for a winter ambulance restructuring and OK’d a $155,000 contract to design a $4.6 […]

Upcoming events: Public meeting on flood resiliency in Winhall Watershed; Medicare open enrollment begins; ghost hunters haunt Rockingham; and Nature Museum celebrates 25 years with free film, discussion

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Oct. 14: Public meeting on Winhall River Watershed Corridor Plan If you have an interest in the health of the Winhall River and its tributaries or […]