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Chester Vermont wants you!

June 13 2013 at 9:14 AM

Barre Pinske  (Premier Login 1pinske)
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Hello, For those who have found this and do not know me, I'm Barre Pinske. I have been a professional artist for 30 years. I made this posting because in terms of the cost of living and potential income, I believe Chester VT may be one of the best places for artists in the Northeast. You can buy a building on Rte 103 starting at $109,000. The coolest thing is, Chester is a town that has not been dissected from travelers by a freeway, making Rte. 103 an old Route 66 type of roadway. Interstate 91 drops folks off at exit 6 and they head north on Rte. 103 from there. People from Manhattan and eastern NY, CT, RI, and western Mass, head to Okemo, Killington, the Southern part of Lake Champlain, lake Boomaseen, and all towns directly North go through Chester. They have no choice. They need to go through town to get to where they want to go! This means money right by the front door. Tourism in general; Skiers, maple sugaring, summer vacationers, and leaf peepers in the fall, all travel through Chester. Fairfield County in CT is the richest county in the US. Many folks from that area vacation North and own second homes in the area. I have had three different galleries on Cape Cod. I wanted a location with year round business at a reasonable price point. I have found that here in Chester. I have been here for six years now and believe Chester is undiscovered because it is a pass-through town rather than a destination. Its potential has been overlooked. I would like to see glass blowers, potters, furniture makers, and painters in our town. Not only to cull the road but to become a destination. The money is already here. We do not need to convince people to come here. They are already on their way. That is the major difference from many areas looking to the Arts for economic development. I never thought I’d see the day when the country would turn to Artists to help with economic growth. That day is here. We could fill restaurants and give Chester a better identity. Chester has economic development money available and I know from experience, people in our community want to help others become successful. Chester is like a country club. It's a a cool little town. Ball fields, a free swimming pool, good schools, and nice working class folks. I would love to see talented artists who have some success behind them, come here and open shop. You will still have the ability to do shows or what ever you normally do that gets you by. To have a live, work, sell space with people with dough right out your door is really nice. Home ownership is part of the American Dream. It’s all available to you here in Chester. You cannot get what route 103 has to offer in a mill studio or living in the woods. One set of bills for a place you own, and a river of gold out the door. You just have to pan it. Email me at barrepinske@hotmail.com We have Bankers, Lawyers, Regional economic development folks, the art council, and people in the media all on board and ready to help. You can do it! Come join us.

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1377 Rte. 103
$325,000- Commercial property, built 2007
Contact Julie Lowe of Lowe's Real Estate and Property Management
(800) 277-1627 or info@lowesre.com



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191 Depot St.

$439,000-1885, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 11 rooms total home
Contact Rebecca Sanford of Walnut Hill Realty, LLC
Phone: (802) 228-5544, Email: rsanford@walnuthillrealty.net



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273 Depot St.
Available for sale, but currently not listed with a realtor.


Also Available is the Laundromat directly across the street.

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For information on either property pictured above contact Bill and Nancy Lindsey at (802) 376-3971 or nancyvw@comcast.net



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316 Depot St.
$149,000- 1900 multi-family home, 2,773 sq. ft.
Contact Julie Lowe of Lowe's Real Estate and Property Management
(800) 277-1627 or info@lowesre.com



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Depot St.
A friends property a few homes down from me. It's available for sale but not currently listed.
For information contact barrepinske@hotmail.com




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455 Depot St.
$159,000- 1850, 2,800 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 13 rooms total
Contact Rebecca Sanford of Walnut Hill Realty, LLC
Phone: (802) 228-5544, Email: rsanford@walnuthillrealty.net




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485 Depot St.
$127,500- 21,780 sq. ft. lot with three mobile homes
Contact William Sahlman of Century 21 (603) 643-0127



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534 Elm St.
$299,000- Chester's "Marsh House" 1868, 3,850 sq ft., 7 bedroom, 4 bath, 15 rooms total
Contact Philip Atwood of Barrett & Valley Associates Inc. at
(802) 843-2390 or landphil@vermontel.net



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624 Depot St.
$125,000-1930, 1,225 sq ft., 2 bedroom, 1 bath
Contact Gale Alger of Barrett & Valley Associates Inc. at
(802) 843-2390 or galealger@barrettandvalley.com



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Cummings Hardware Chester Depot
Built 1858, currently a hardware and country store
Not yet listed the owner is retiring soon and the complex will be available.




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656 Depot St.
$109,000-1987, 2,280 sq ft., 1 bedroom, 2 bath
Contact Wilma Skovinski of Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors at
(802) 254-6400 or wilma.skovinski@berkleyveller.com



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514 First Ave.
$425,000- 1803, 4,000 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 4 bath
Contact Seth Warren Real Estate at
info@sethwarren.com or (802) 484-3000



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Stone Village Rte. 103
$119,00- 1900, 2,452 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 1 bath
Contact Gary Coger of Coldwell Banker Watson Realty at
(802) 228- 5678 or gary_coger@cbwatson.net



    
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R.D. Coonrod
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Re: Chester Vermont wants you!

June 13 2013, 12:29 PM 

You can build new around here for that. Those prices are ridiculous to a mid-west farm boy. I am always shocked at the outrageous west coast prices as well. I have never found any reason to stay for more than a visit. Not sure what the attraction is. With a much higher cost of living and selling art for the same or less money, I would say you would be better off in Minnesota.

 
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Barre Pinske
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Re: Chester Vermont wants you!

June 13 2013, 1:50 PM 

You are making some assumptions RD. Anything you purchase regionally for a fair price has a true value so you are not comparing apples to apples. Second there are many more people to do business with here than in an even more rural area. I would not be selling any art out of my door step in Plato MN. I have some of the wealthiest people in the country driving right by my front door and two of the biggest art markets 3.5 hours away. That's why you move to the east my friend. The opportunities are much greater.

A lot of you guys have to travel to make a buck. I'm not saying that's a bad thing just different. I have to travel from the bedroom to the bathroom to the kitchen to the studio to the gallery. It's all right here in the same building. That's what I'm trying to share with others. Help people not have to schlep their stuff around as much, have a good investment and make a fair living.

We used the forum as a web template with this one. I'm making postings in other social media and hope to add the HTML code to our towns web site pending approval from the town manager. I'm involved with economic development in our town. Government moves slow it's just the way it is safer I guess. I'm presenting what I've done at next weeks select board meeting. This is a small start to what we have in mind to promote what our town has to offer. We are hoping this leads to a more vibrant and creative community, good restaurants and better use of the properties. Many of the homes have elderly folks in them, some are rentals and many of those folks are on assistance. Fixed income and assistance dose not make for a good dining crowd, There are a lot of good people in our town. As few as 6 to 10 very talented people could give us a big shot in the arm. People would come here to see what we have to offer, stay in our town and shop and eat. That makes things better for everyone.

We should all get together and buy the whole damn road, create a lot of value then sell it all. Move back home to the Mid West and build Mansions in the middle of a fields with our own airstrips. We could fly to each others houses for dinner. Hurry up I'm getting old!

 
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RD Coonrod
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Re: Chester Vermont wants you!

June 13 2013, 2:44 PM 

I don't want to live anywhere near that many people. I live outside of Quincy, a town of 40,000 and a shopping population of about 460,000. It is considered an agricultural hub community. Most of these people have yards that they care very much about, and spend a lot of time in them. Good customers if you are into selling carvings. Quincy is home to the founder of the society of fine arts, the Lincoln /Douglas debates, the highest view point of the mississippi river, the best whitetail deer hunting in the country, tons of lodges and outfitters. 20 miles from mark twain's home town. Also known as little Chicago, because the Chicago mafia was based here until the opening of the Eire canal. 500,000 around here will get you 10 prime acres and a brand new 6000 square foot brick home with hardwoods and granite, with a nice in ground pool. A friend af mine just bought it. Don't take this as a sales pitch, I think Chicago's corruption was perfected here before moving to Chicago. I would not recommend this place to anybody....well maybe backas, he could probably teach theses boys a thing or two about corruption...before they removed him...lol

I only have 2 more years here in Quincy. Then off to the sticks in Arkansas. Closest town 15 miles, population 202 and the cell phone don't work there, almost perfect.

 
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Barre
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Re: Chester Vermont wants you!

June 13 2013, 3:05 PM 

I need to come see you out there sometime it sounds like a cool town. You will be moving to Arkansas just about the time your teeth will fall out so good timing! Lol just kidding.

There are not many places in the East you can do a live, work, sell in a neighborhood. In Mass, where I spent 16 years, they want you to live in a residential area work in an industrial area and sell in a retail area. I did that for awhile I had three of everything. Sucked. Three electric bills three phone bills ( still had land lines then) stuff in three diffent places. Expensive. This in nice here reasonable too. We cannot draw folks like you can in a city but new people come through all the time. It's cool. I'd like to see more artists here we need a good hand full that's it. Not the whole world 5 to 10 it should not be that hard to find them.

 
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buzzsaw
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dang

June 13 2013, 3:55 PM 

the whole town is fer sale up there !!!! I was planning on moving to arkcansaw now it looks like costa rica teeth are optional

 
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R.D. Coonrod
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Re: dang

June 13 2013, 6:32 PM 

I'm way ahead of you...I have a mouth full of teeth, but only 2 left that God gave me. I was in the dentist office a couple of days ago getting fitted for a new partial. I told the dentist when they came in I want her to carve me some bubba teeth out of the old ones so I will fit in in the sticks....

 
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buzzsaw
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you gots to

June 13 2013, 7:16 PM 


 
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Barre
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Re: you gots to

June 13 2013, 8:07 PM 

I'm not responsible for what people post here. I can edit and remove posts I prefer not to. Buzz Saw lives down the road from the rail road bridge that the albino kid played the banjo on in the movie Deliverance. I'm sure knowing this helps others understand him better. To say he had a tough childhood is an understatement!

 
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buzzsaw
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ha ha

June 14 2013, 6:49 AM 

bear when they make part deux to deliverance maybe you can play a skin flute on the rail road bridge you kind of look in-breed with your rumpled foreskin eye lid and folliculey challenged head my guess you were the head janitor at 3 mile island and you worked all the overtime allowed ha ha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km42CG26GZM

 
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steve backus
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tiny hands septic spew

June 14 2013, 9:53 AM 

Tiny hands casts aspersions from his two toothed mouth
Trusting the lord to love obtuse fools heading down south

Feeding from the trough of ignorance he clenches his tiny hands
Were he just a little arrogant, as he headed to southern lands

He might run a hog farm or chicken ranch to rule supreme
A pork haruspex perhaps foretelling the dirty from clean

Unable to live on a coast, where thoughts are broader and free
Master of suppuration he flees, good! an answer to our plea

Tiny hands, poor tiny hands trapped infernally of his own violation
Repeating what other feed him with never a pleasant thought of mitigation

So what's a poor brother to do when tiny hands spew is habitual
Well let my tell you what! get the dictionary out and make this a ritual............

oh yea, LOL..{that makes it funny and not offensive right?}



and remember carve or starve...

 
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R.D. Coonrod
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Re: tiny hands septic spew

June 14 2013, 11:40 AM 

Poooor stievie poo all over everything....Haven't you figured out yet that you do not have the power or authority to offend me. I did not make any rules for you to follow...God did...you only offend him. He just put me here to set standards that you can't mach up to, to remind you who you really are. I know it is troubling for you, but sooner or later you will have to face the fact that more hype, lies, and manipulation is not the answer to everything. We call that "bakusidous".

I think you live there because your ancestors ran out of land to run away from work on, stole a boat, but then traded it for an oar when they drifted up on the island........rotflmao that just makes it more funny

 
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buzzsaw
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no mo fight,in

June 14 2013, 12:05 PM 

this is about chaster vomit the town to go broke in even the hardware is having a 70 percent off sale looks like a town full of crack houses . before long the only folks in business will be bear the spooning art gallery and the all u can eat duck feet restaurant ha ha !!! looks like a good piss stop on the way to somewhere impotent !!!! maybe mr tease can get him a shack up there

 
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Indy
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Re: no mo fight,in

June 14 2013, 12:38 PM 

Nice looking homes Barry, I really like that 1885 style home. The price is a bit high for me but sure its worth every dime in that area. Just wonder what kind of history is in it.
Would love to take a metal detector to the land there.

 
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buzzsaw
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found bears first acting debut

June 14 2013, 2:10 PM 


 
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steve backus
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tiny hands has acknowledged

June 14 2013, 2:15 PM 

I assume this rd fellow has responded to the tiny hands post thinking it could concern him?
Buddha will still smile at anyone with tiny hands, he don't care about your inability to grasp!



and remember carve or starve...

 
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R.D. Coonrod
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Re: tiny hands has acknowledged

June 15 2013, 9:37 AM 

Buddha has no authority either, but I understand why you chose him, the resemblance is uncanny, not just the rollie pollie part, but the sitting position and talking as though he has authority is a dead ringer.....rotflmao

 
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buzzsaw
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rc

June 15 2013, 10:04 AM 

im a small guy vertically challenged but through heavy lifting I was able to grow horizontally if you tie bungee cords to your tiny hands you could stretch your fingers into man size proportions look at bear he,s hide bound on his scalp which leads to baldness HE SHOULD go to a carnival and let folks slap his head for a 1 dollar not only would he finally make money he might get some circulation to his head ha ha ha

 
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R.D. Coonrod
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hilarious!

June 15 2013, 12:10 PM 

Size and shape does not matter much where it counts buzz. I think steve is referring to my unwillingness to ever buy into any of his self righteous babble. The terrible case of backusidous he is suffering from causes him to believe that his ramblings are actually true after he tells the story three times. Since I never believe him, he considers me to have a small grasp, hence the small hands reference. In all actuality, I take it as a compliment, my small grasp only allows me to grasp the truth while letting the rest go...there is no room for it. That or he might have been peeking on me in the restroom and small hands was the only explanation his brain would allow. I can assure you that my hands are as big as my head...and I have a great big ole head lol. Even bigger than Bob Kings....and that is a big head! lol. Ask him, he once tried on my hat and it almost swallowed him whole. We were both amazed!

Barre has way to much circulation in his head....don't you read his posts??? lol He does not want Jesus in his life, but a child would work too. Once he has something to really truly love and be responsible for in his life, everything else will start to slow down and fall into place. Rewards in life never come from where we think they will, and are seldom what we think they will be...there always much better. It will never come from money. (yes, I speak from experience)

 
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Pinske
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Re: hilarious!

June 15 2013, 1:05 PM 

Just to be clear none of the posters above, except me, live within 450 miles of Chester. You may want to move to Chester to get away from those people! Lol

I'm glad to have such colorful and outspoken friends who are too far away to swing by in person. Please come to the Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival that's when the show really happens. I can't imagine what we will be in for 10 years from now.

 
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