Free Bear Talk In Chester

As black bears become more visible in Vermont, the Fish and Wildlife Department wants people to help maintain a healthy bear population by not attracting the animals to their property.

As Dollar Stores Proliferate, Opponents Worry For Small Towns

Two national dollar store chains have plans to expand the number of their Vermont stores in the coming year, but they’re running into some local resistance. Opponents say the proliferation of dollar stores poses a greater threat to the economy and character of many more towns than big box stores.  

Proposed Dollar General Stirs Up Chester

In Chester, plans to build a dollar store have stirred up some members of the community who say the project isn’t in keeping with the town’s character. Many turned out last night as the town’s Development Review Board met to review the plans.  

Chester Inns band together to go “green”

14 Inns in the small Vermont town of Chester, population just over 3,000, have banded together with a pledge to be responsible environmental stewards. They’ve created the Chester Innkeeper’s Association, and to join, an inn must be designated by the state as a green hotel. We got the word on what that process entails from Jo-Ann Jorgensen of The Chester Innkeeper’s Association, and owner of the Park Light Inn.