After being found in a state of advanced deterioration at the State Archives, the original Chesterfield Town Charter has been meticulously restored and copies of the document given to as a gift to the town courtesy of state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, and state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst.

Kulik and Downing presented a copy of the fully restored charter to the Select Board Monday afternoon, joined over speakerphone by Rosenberg. Several residents also attended the presentation.

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