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Steve Seitz is an author, journalist and film critic based in Springfield,VT. He has reported local news in the Upper Connecticut River Valley for many years. Steve has been interviewed on NPR's "The Story" for his knowledge of cinematic music. He also has interviewed such cinematic luminaries as James Earl Jones, Jerry Lewis, James Whitmore, Matthew Lewis ("Neville Longbottom" from the Harry Potter films), and an original cast member from every "Star Trek" series, among many others. He is working on other novels.

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Telegraph Business Ticker

Small Business Center hosts workshop on starting your own business The Vermont Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop for entrepreneurs at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. in Springfield on Thursday, June 1. Debra Boudrieau, the business advisor at the Vermont Tech Center, will speak. The workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts, and resources […]

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Country Creemee changes name and owners PERKINSVILLE Country Creemee, which has dispensed ice cream and burgers for many years at Downers Four Corners at Routes 106 and 131, is now in the hands of new owners, who have renamed it Villagers Restaurant. “Everything we’re doing comes back to the name  Villagers, ” said new owner […]

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Chester home furnishings firm announces spring collection Atelier Annex of Chester announced its 2017 Spring Curated Collection. Items in the collection include silk pillows and lambswool throws in warm neutrals to adorn furniture, fine art photography prints and watercolor-based greeting cards to ponder, ceramic platters, a live edge cheeseboard and table linens to enhance a […]

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 10-minute lip-synced video created by Green Mountain Union High caused a stir during Thursday night’s GMUHS Board of Directors meeting when one director criticized student use of school property and drew a line from it to the NECAP test scores from the junior class. Board member Hank […]

GMUHS facilities chief takes new post as roof replacement plans get under way

GMUHS facilities chief takes new post as roof replacement plans get under way

By Stephen Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Brendan McNamara, the facilities director and transportation manager at Green Mountain Union High School, is stepping down on Dec. 30 to become town manager in Cavendish. His departures comes just as the school is embarking on a major project — the complete replacement of its 40-year-old roof. “It’s […]

With hiring project manager, GMUHS takes step to replace roof

With hiring project manager, GMUHS takes step to replace roof

By Stephen Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors has selected BMA Architects & Planners of Manchester to oversee replacement of the high school’s roof. Facilities manager Brendan McNamara told the board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, that he had received four bids. “Bids ranged […]

CAES replacing 30-year-old roof; GMUHS begins process

CAES replacing 30-year-old roof; GMUHS begins process

By Steve Seitz ©2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Replacement of the leaking 30-year-old roof at Chester-Andover Elementary School is under way, with completion expected to be by early July and plans to replace the leaking decades-old roof at Green Mountain Union High are in preliminary stages.  Marilyn Mahusky, who chairs the Chester-Andover Elementary School board, said […]

Chester detective part of Windsor team that focuses on child sex abuse cases

Chester detective part of Windsor team that focuses on child sex abuse cases

ON THE COVER: From left, Det. Matt Wilson, SIU head Julie Gaudette, Victim’s Advocate Pam Weigel, SIU coordinator Katie Ouelette, Springfield Det. Allison Novasel, SAAPC liaison Cindy Morancy and Deputy State’s Attorney David Cahill. by Stephen Seitz Sex abuse is a crime that carries emotional damage that can go well beyond the physical crime. And […]

Family Center hopes to buy Putney Pasta building

Family Center hopes to buy Putney Pasta building

By Stephen Seitz Should the remaining cards fall properly, the Chester-Andover Family Center may soon find itself in a new and much larger home. “Even if we close in July, we won’t be able to move until September,” said Sherry Willumitis, the thrift shop manager. “There’s a lot of work to be done.” The 27-year-old […]

2012 Rotary Golf Tourney to aid Chester Emergency Services

2012 Rotary Golf Tourney to aid Chester Emergency Services

by Stephen Seitz Time to start polishing the clubs for the 2nd Annual Chester Rotary Charitable Golf Tournament, to be held at the Tater Hill Golf Course on Sunday, June 3. Click here for a registration form. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go to benefit Chester Emergency Services, according to tournament organizer Ron Theissen. […]

Kelley named Vermont History Teacher of the Year

Kelley named Vermont History Teacher of the Year

By Stephen Seitz The spotlight of recognition shone on Chester-Andover Elementary School teacher Frank Kelley recently, as he was named Gilder Lehrman Vermont History Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study of American history and provides resources to help teachers. Each […]

State to continue to push Green Mountain Care

State to continue to push Green Mountain Care

Rep. Dakin reassures as Supreme Court decides federal law By Stephen Seitz Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decides to do about health care, the state will do its best to go forward with its Green Mountain Care plan, according to state Rep. Leigh Dakin. Dakin gave her assessment Monday, April 2 at the Fullerton Inn, […]

VTica features student artwork

VTica features student artwork

On the cover: From left, artwork by Hannah Potter, Nicole Wright, Casey Savage and an unidentified student. by Stephen Seitz Green Mountain Union High School art students are getting a chance to spread their wings this week at a special exhibit at the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts in Chester. The institute specializes in abstract […]

Proposed N. Springfield biomass plant draws concern, support

Proposed N. Springfield biomass plant draws concern, support

by Stephen Seitz As a 35-megawatt biomass electric plant proposed for North Springfield inches forward, some in Chester are raising questions about traffic while others are fully supporting the project. Years may pass before ground is broken: The Public Service Board has yet to issue a certificate authorizing the plant’s construction at the North Springfield Industrial […]

2012 Chester budget calls for slight tax hike

2012 Chester budget calls for slight tax hike

Chester voters will address the town budget and a number of budget articles at Town Meeting, to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Elections will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, also at Town Hall. by Stephen Seitz  Chester taxpayers will see a slight […]

Three vie for two Selectboard seats

Three vie for two Selectboard seats

by Stephen Seitz Two incumbents and one former state representative are vying for two, one-year seats on Chester’s five-member Selectboard in early March: incumbents Arne Jonynas and Tom Bock and former state Rep. Kathy Pellett. Selectman Derek Suursoo is running unopposed for a third three-year term. In separate interviews, Pellett, Jonynas and Bock discussed the […]