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Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Foskitts' Pomp Road Building Request

Chester Planning Board Continued Garabedian Gravel Pit Excavation to January

Chester Selectmen Accept HVAC Impact Fees

Chester Academy Awarded Grant for Front Entrance Work

Chester Selectmen Decide Against Fund for PTO/Vacation Liabilities

Chester Planning Board Approve Crowley Woods Subdivision Extension

Chester Board of Selectmen Decide on 3 Percent COLA

Chester Planning Board Approve Jigsaw Builders, LLC Subdivision and Continue  Garabedian Gravel Pit Hearing to November 30

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Budgets and Learn of Clothes Closet Issues

Chester Planning Board Discuss Possible Conservation Easement Warrant Article and Learn Crowley Road Subdivision Coming Back

Chester Selectmen Hear From Moderator Requesting Selectmens’ Attendance at Elections

Chester Academy School Board Approves Temporary CESPA Agreement

Chester Planning Board Discusses Garabedian Gravel Pit Concerns In More Detail and Continue Jigsaw to Next Meeting

Chester Selectmen Discuss Preliminary Tax Rate

Chester Planning Board Discuss Garabedian Gravel Pit Site Plan Further and Continue the Jigsaw Builder Subdivision Application

Chester Selectmen Discuss Budget and CIP Items and Set Agenda Item Filing Deadline

Chester Selectmen Delay Foskitts Pomp Road Building Permit

Chester Planning Board Vote to Continue Garabedian Gravel Hearing Again

Chester Board of Selectmen Discuss Conduct of Selectmen's Meeting

Chester Academy School Board Updated on Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Chester Planning Board Approve Pomp Road Development

Chester Selectmen Decide to go for Two New Servers and Open Oil/Propane Bids

Chester Planning Board Still Want More from Garabedian Gravel Pit Application

Chester Selectmen Discuss with Fire Chief Step and Grade for Fire Department Office Manager

Chester Selectmen Discuss Carkin Street Issue Again and Working to Fill New Road Supervisor Position

Chester Planning Board Discuss Pomp Road Development and Continues Lifestyle Homes of Chester Subdivision

Chester School Board Told Opening of School Went Smoothly and 300th Committee Responds to Concerns

Chester Selectmen Introduce New Transfer Station Manager and Learn New Impact Fee Schedule

Chester Planning Board Discuss Chesterbrook School of Natural Learning Home Business Permit and Colby Farm Subdivision Continued

Chester Selectmen Discuss Cole Road Engineering Issue and Solar Project Proposal

Chester Planning Board Continues Colby Farm Subdivision Hearing a Third Time and Review Impact Fee Areas

Chester School Board and Chester Academy Principal Welcomes Students and Parents

Chester Selectmen Support Town Wide Trash Pick-up Proposal

Chester Board of Selectmen Decide Police Department Roof Leak Needs to be Addressed

Chester Planning Board Approves Carkin Street/Donna Drive Lot Line Adjustment and Private School Site Plan

Chester Selectmen Choose to Stay with MRI and SHF Recieves Grant

Chester Academy School Board Announce Teaching Staff Complete

Chester Planning Board Continues Colby Farm Application Again

Chester Planning Accepts DuBois & King Wason Road Drainage Recommendation

Chester Selectmen Approve Hourly Rate Increase for Snowplow Drivers

Chester Academy School Board Vote to Replace High Use Doors

Chester Selectmen Ban Animals at Wason Pond on July 23 During Anniversary Events

Chester Planning Board Continue Colby Farm Subdivision Hearing

Chester Selectmen’s July 7 Meeting Cancelled

Chester Planning Board Discuss Southwoods Subdivision

Chester 300th Committee Provides Draft Information on Three Events to Selectmen

Chester Selectmen Approve Three Roads as Town Roads

Chester Academy Chooses Director of Learning and Growth

Chester Planning Board Discussed Bonds, Had No Hearings or Appointments

Carkin Street Resident Chaze Complains to Chester Selectmen Again

Chester Selectmen Approve Truck Purchase and Reverse Abatement Denial

Chester Selectmen Discuss Winter Maintenance

Chester Planning Board Discuss Wason Pond Bridge Grant and Lifestyle Homes Development

Chester Academy Close to being Fully Staffed Going Forward

Chester Board of Selectmen Discuss Facility Usage Forms

Carkin Street Resident Expressed Concern about Flooding to Chester Selectmen

Eversource Conditional Use Permit Request Approved by Chester Planning Board

Chester Building Inspector Meets with Board of Selectmen

Chester Board of Selectmen Authorize Fix to Wason Road Culvert and Removal of 25 Trees in Town Right of Way

Chester Planning Board Discuss Emerson Road Extension Subdivision and Wilcomb's Way Subdivision Bond and Ask Chester Rod and Gun Club for New Site Plan

Chester Police Chief Berube Warns Board of Selectmen of Increased Department Costs

Chester Planning Board Discuss Emerson Road Conservation Easement and Conservation Ordinances

Chester’s 300th Grand Finale Anniversary Event the Only Fall Fair in 2022

Chester Selectmen Hear About Updating Hazardous Mitigation Plan and Emergency Management Operations Plan

Chester Planning Board Conditionally Approves Ark Animal Homecare

Chester Road Agent Oleson Shares Town Road Issues with Selectmen

All Warrant Articles Approved at Chester School District Meeting

Chester School Board Approves New Chester Academy Principal

Chester March 10, 2022 Town Meeting Results

Chester March 8, 2022 Election Results

Chester Selectmen Decline Post Office Building Upgrade Offer and Learn School Board Made Masks Optional

Chester Planning Board Approves Scott/Gawry’s Firewood Processing Operation

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Beer and Wine for 300th Anniversary BBQ

Chester Selectmen and Budget Committee Hold Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing

Chester Academy to Reassess Universal to Optional Masks in Late February

Chester Planning Board Discuss Ledge Road Single Lot Subdivision Conceptual Plan

Public Ways Working Group Recommends Appointing Road Supervisor to Chester Board of Selectmen

Chester Board of Selectmen Worked on Finalizing CIP Warrant Articles

Chester Planning Board Discuss Using Computers for Meeting Information

Chester Selectmen Work on More 2022 Warrant Articles

Chester Selectmen Review 2022 Budget and Warrant Articles

Chester Planning Board Conditional Approval Extension for Subdivision on Pulpit Rock Road Approved

Chester Selectmen Reach Agreement with Revision for Solar Installation at Town Landfill

Scott Subdivision Conditionally Approved by Chester Planning Board

Social and Emotional Learning Program Reviewed by Chester School Board

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Chester Selectmen Appoint Phil Gladu As New Fire Chief

Chester Board of Selectmen and Planning Director Discussed Capital Improvement Plan

Chester Selectmen Discuss Establishing a Public Works Department

Chester Planning Board Discuss Zoning Amendments and CIP

Chester Academy Principal Lacroix Moving On at Year-end

Chester Selectmen Learn that Transfer Budget Overspent

Chester Planning Board Discuss Garabedian Pit Plan and Two DJ Development Conceptual Subdivisions

Chester Selectmen Discuss Use and Scheduling of Town Owned Buildings

Chester Planning Board Continues More Department Capital Improvement Plans

Chester Academy School Board Approves Symptomatic Testing Program

Chester Selectmen Approve Dog Regulations for Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area

Chester Planning Board Continue Capital Improvement Plan Discussion

Chester Selectmen Continue 2022 Budget Review of 15 More Items

Chester Planning Board Discussed Planning Director's Need for Help

Chester Board of Selectmen Review More 2022 Budgets

Chester Selectmen Approve Conservation Commission’s Purchase of 7 Acre Parcel

Chester School Board Continues the Universal Mask Mandate at Chester Academy

Chester Selectmen Discuss Wason Pond Area Leash Ordinance

Chester Planning Board Determine Ark Animal Homecare Doesn't Need Full Site Plan Review

Chester’s 300th Anniversary Committee Seeks Approval for Potential Events

Chester Selectmen Discuss 2022 Budget Expectations

Chester Planning Board Holds Conceptual Discussion on 11 lot Open Space Subdivision

Chester Selectmen Approve Fire Department Roofing and Parking Lot Paving Bids and Deputy Fire Chief Ben Clark Resigns

Chester Selectmen Fill Housekeeper Position and Continue Stevens Hall Restoration Discussions

Chester Academy School Board Maintains the Mask Mandate

Chester Selectmen Discuss Expenses for Fire Department Parking Lot and Roof

Chester Selectmen Review and Vote to Complete Stevens Hall Repairs

Chester Academy School Board Goes with Mask Mandate

Chester Planning Board and Garabedian Gravel Pit Engineer Reach Agreement

Garabedian Gravel Pit Engineer Continues Controversial Presentation to Chester Selectmen

Chester School Superintendent Locke Suggests New Position to Address Substitute Teacher Issues

Chester Planning Board Has Concerns With Garabedian Gravel Pit Proposal

Chester Selectman D'Angelo Wants Ability to Vote as Liaison to ZBA

Chester Planning Board Hear Final Drowne Gravel Pit Reclamation Plan and Discuss Carkin Road Cul-de-sac

Chester Selectmen Approve Lincoln Lane Bridge Conservation Funds To Be Used For Another Project

Drowne Gravel Pit Discussion Continued Again at Chester Planning Board

Chester Selectmen Approve Plow Contracts and Fire Department Lieutenant's Position Still Unfilled

Chester Academy School Board Discuss Summertime Academic Programs

Chester Planning Board Continued Drowne’s Mill Pine Subdivision Gravel Pit Excavation and Police Department Impact Fees Approved

Chester Selectmen Review Operating Budget and Warrant Article Encumbrances

Stevens Hall Project Continues to be an Issue for Chester Selectmen

Chester Selectmen Address Unlicensed Dogs Issue in Chester

Chester School Board Approves Re-Opening Plan

Chester Planning Board Held Conceptual Discussion about Detached B&B

Chester Selectmen Decide Opening of Chester Municipal Buildings to Take Place on June 7

Chester Selectmen Remove Six Selectman Liaison Assignments

Chester Planning Board Approves Vissing Home Rental and Eversource Line Transmission Structure Replacement

Chester Selectmen Reorganize and Welcome New Board Member Steve Couture

Chester 2021 Town Meeting Results

Chester Planning Board Reached No Resolution in the Drowne Reclamation Plan and Jenkins Farm Subdivision

2021 Chester Election Results

Chester Selectmen Discuss Mask Requirements and Zoom Meetings Will Continue

Chester Academy School Board Reviewed the April 21 School Openings

Chester Planning Board Held Conceptual Discussion with Ark Animals Homecare Veterinary

Chester Selectmen Approve Manchester Water Works Gate on Old Chester Turnpike

Chester Selectmen Approve 20 Acre Conservation Property Purchase

Building Fire Alarm Interrupts Chester Planning Board Meeting

Chester School Board Vote for Chester Academy to Return to Five Day Schedule

Chester Board of Selectmen Decide to Reopen Chester Cautiously

Chester Planning Board Approves Two Applications: a Beauty Salon and a Short Term AIRBnB Rental

Chester Selectmen Ask Town Manager to Reorganize and Number Warrant Articles

Chester Board of Selectmen Send Warrant to Budget Committee

Chester Planning Board Public Hearing on Pulpit Rock Road Subdivision Canceled When Variance Denied

Chester Resident Robert St. Amand to Clean up Town Pound

Chester School District Names Dr. Sharon Locke, Ed.D. as New Superintendent

Chester Selectmen Approved Window in Building Inspector Office

Chester Planning Board Holds Conceptual Discussion of Processed Glass Aggregate Proposal

Chester Selectmen Approve the Town Administrator to Handle Impact Fees $5,000 or Less

Chester Planning Board Hear Jenkins Farm Residents' Concerns

Chester School District Warrant Approved Without Comment

Chester Selectmen Looking for Hard Numbers for Stevens Hall Project

Chester Planning Board Approves Wellness Counseling and Retail Herbal Sales

Chester Academy Changes School Reopening Plans

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve Use of Jack Road

Chester Planning Board Move Zoning Amendments to Ballot and Warrant

Parents Push Chester School Board for In Person Schooling

Chester Selectmen Approve Maintenance Department Truck Purchase

Chester Public Library Programs for February 2021

Chester Selectmen Move Dates of Election and Deliberative to May

Chester Planning Board Reviews Zoning Amendments

Chester Selectmen Still Undecided on Town Deliberative Date

Chester Board of Selectmen Vote to Extend CARES Act Coverage

Chester Planning Board Public Hearings Continued or Withdrawn

Chester Selectmen Vote to Send Out Stevens Hall RFP

Chester School Board Told Part Time Superintendent Search Is Underway

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Chester School Board Superintendent Search to be Internal

Chester Selectmen Decide to Follow Construction Management System for Stevens Hall Project

Chester Board of Selectmen Decide to put Carkin Street on the Ballot

Chester Planning Board Signs Off on 2021 Capital Improvement Plan

Chester Superintendent Darrell Lockwood to Retire

Chester Selectmen Decide to Identify Work Needed on Stevens Hall

Chester Planning Board Approves Crowley Subdivision Extension/Renewal Application

Chester Selectmen Discuss Need for Maintenance Department Vehicle

Chester Planning Board Heard Concerns from Latitude Learning

Chester Selectmen Discuss 2021 Preliminary Town Budget

Chester Board of Selectmen Set 2021 Tax Rate

Chester Planning Board Discuss a Lot Line Adjustment and Site Plan Review on Connelly Farm

Chester School Board Considers First Grade Return to In Person

Chester Selectmen Hear Election Update by Town Moderator Scott

Chester Planning Board Reviews All Items for 2021 CIP

Chester Selectmen Forward Seven More Budget Items to Budget Committee

Chester Planning Board Considers Three More CIP Items

Chester Planning Board Starts 2021 Capital Improvement Plan Review

Chester Board of Selectmen Review More 2021 Budget Items

Chester Selectmen Start to Look at Budgets for 2021

Chester Selectmen Grant Eversource Permission for Structure Replacement

Chester Planning Board Approve Minutes and Address Three Agenda Items

Chester Board of Selectmen Shared Which Town Buildings are Open

Chester Selectmen Learn of Veterans and First Responder Suicide Awareness Event and Cancel Chester Street Halloween

Chester Selectmen Agree Provisionally to Extend Spring Hill Farm Contract

Chester Planning Board Approves Indoor Riding Arena

Chester Selectmen Decide to Continue with Liaisons on Other Boards

Chester Academy to Reopen with Adapted In Person Model

Chester Selectmen Undecided on Cutting Cemetery Trees

Chester Planning Board Meeting Shortened Due to Request for Continuance

Chester Board of Selectmen Approve New Transfer Station Leadership

Chester Selectmen Appoint New Recreation Commission Members

Chester Selectmen Discuss Transfer Station Swap Shop Issues

Chester Selectmen Continue Discussing Unregistered Dogs

Chester Selectmen Informed That 150 Dogs Still Unregistered and Buildings Other Than Town Hall Will Remain Closed

Chester Planning Board Extend Southwoods Subdivision Conditions

Chester Selectmen Approve Proposed Encumbrances

Chester Selectmen Consider Encumbrances

Chester Planning Board Discussed Southwood Subdivision

Chester 2020 Town Meeting Results

Chester Board of Selectmen Sets Reopening Dates

Chester School Board Address School Reopening Questions

Wason Pond Issues Dominate Chester Selectmen's Meeting

Chester Board of Selectmen Hear Public Comments from Residents

Chester Academy Class of 2020 Graduation

Chester Board of Selectmen Hears About Potential Solar Farm

Chester Selectmen Decide Town Hall Renovations to be Done In House

Chester Selectmen Approve the Wason Pond Commission Recommendations

Chester Selectmen Postpone Town Meeting Again

Chester Planning Board Approves Edward Jones Financial Services Site Plan

Chester Selectmen Continue Wason Pond Discussion and East Derry Road Closure

Chester Academy School Board Reorganizes

Chester Selectmen Decide to Keep Town Buildings Closed

Chester Selectmen Wason Pond Parking Closure Decision Draws a Crowd

Chester Planning Board Discusses Edward Jones Financial Services Office

Chester Selectmen Close Wason Pond and Discuss Permits for Residents Use

Chester Planning Board Reviews Kerry’s Dance Studio Conceptual Plan

Chester Selectmen Discuss Hart Roberts Road and Transfer Station Procedures

Chester Selectmen Address Emergency Management and Transfer Station Issues

Chester Transfer Station Open Fridays and Easter Bunny Will Ride the Roads

Chester Selectmen Discuss 2019 Notices of Arrearage

Chester School Board Holds Emergency Meeting

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Chester Teen Ryan Neal Runs State-of-the-Art Sugarhouse

Chester Charitable Foundation Awards $5000 to Raymond Coalition for Youth

Chester Library Seeks to Form Foundation to Renovate Building

Russian Egg Painting Presentation and Workshop By Marina Forbes

Chester Teen Ryan Neal’s Maple Syrup Production in Full Swing

Register Now for Challenge and Fun at Wason Pond Pounder

Chester Police Benevolent Association Hosts Night of Comedy and Dancing

Christmas in the Village Was a Bustle this Holiday Season

Christmas in the Village a Hallmark of the Holiday Season

Community Action Fuel Assistance Program Accepting Applications

Chester's Scarecrows Are A Town Tradition






















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