Announcements: School, Taxes, Dog License, Emerald Ashborer Beetle, Transfer Station/Recycling, Lost and Found, etc.

Chester Road will be CLOSED in Chester on Wed Aug 14, Thurs Aug 15, and Fri Aug 16 from 7 AM to 4:30 pm  – Alternate route Eastman Rd.

2019-2020 Taxes

Notice to taxpayers 2019


WNEUESD warning for July 15 2019 v4FINAL



Town Well Testing

Town Wells: As a precaution in early December 2018 the Selectboard had the water wells serving the Town Hall, Grafton Library and Town Highway Garage tested for PFAs and PFOAs by Verterre. All three wells tested “No Detections.”    See this report: J46497-1 UDS Level 2 Report Final Report  in particular page 5.


PFAS testing at GES
Dept of Environmental Conservation Representative August 15, in relevant part:

“I was able to visit the school earlier this week and work with our contractor to develop a preliminary investigation work plan. We plan on sampling a couple of the closest private wells to get some more data from deep groundwater and we will be focusing our testing on the shallow soil and groundwater near the school’s septic system and leachfield. The data that we get from this preliminary investigation will inform the need to sample elsewhere. We will not be sampling other wells in the town unless the data shows a reason to do so. It will be a few weeks before we can evaluate this next set of data.”

The Dept. of Environment Conservation Contractor, Verterre, which is doing the testing at the school, filed its initial report date Oct 22, 2018. As it now exists, the report is too large to post on this site. Contact Bill Kearns at or 843 2552 and he will send it to you digitally, or you can come into Town Hall and read it. This si the meat of the report.


Transfer Station/Recycling
Emerald Ashborer Beetle
Licensing you Dog
Dog licenses are to be renewed annually on or before April 1st each year.  To obtain new license or re-license for current year, please bring a current Rabies Vaccination.


Please direct any comments and questions to Bill Kearns, Town Administrator

(802) 843-2552