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Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate; Chester Community Alliance elects new officers; Weston Playhouse sets up theater fund to honor retiring directors; and Furniture restorer offering new line of paints

Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties, 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow, announces the addition of Joe Karl to its team. Karl, of Chester, has been selling real estate in the Okemo area since 1998, initially as part of the team brought together to sell Jackson Gore. Karl has […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Springfield Hospital announces the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The opening event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Families, prospective milk donors, healthcare providers, and community members are invited to attend the family-friendly […]

Business Ticker: Chef returns to Inn at Weston

Business Ticker: Chef returns to Inn at Weston Meditrina restaurant, changes at Gallery 103 await DRB OK; new MD at Women's Health Center

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Inn at Weston has announced the return of Chef Michael Kennedy. Kennedy who was executive chef at the Free Range Restaurant in Chester for its first three years, made a name for himself with more than 10 years at the Inn at Weston. Kennedy’s seasonal fare features a few […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

For a complete listing of events, please see The Chester Telegraph Calendar. June 13: Webinar explores business ownership At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, the Small Business Administration holds a webinar about the basics of starting a business. The topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a […]

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director Susanna Gellert comes from New York, Baltimore theaters

Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the Weston Playhouse Theater Company’s new executive artistic director. Gellert, currently associate producer and director of the Studio at New York’s  Theatre for a New Audience, comes to Weston with 15 years of experience in New York and regional theater and a long-standing […]

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties Sale of operating company spells end of Mueller era at resort

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts, which last spring bought the Stowe Mountain Resort, has ventured further into the Vermont ski industry with agreements to purchase both the assets of the Okemo Mountain Resort and the rights to operate it. With this deal, the Mueller era at the Ludlow mountain which […]

Creative community meetup in Springfield

Creative community meetup in Springfield

The Cornerstone Creative Community of Vermont hosts a free Breakfast Social from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 7 to broaden and build partnerships within the art community. A major focus of the initiative is regional networking — connecting creatives and individuals who work in commercial art to find ways to collaborate, cross-promote and […]

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

Jiffy Mart stores, gas stations to be sold to Bay State behemoth

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Global Partners LP has announced that it is buying the retail fuel and convenience business of Champlain Oil of South Burlington. With the sale, which is set to be completed in the third quarter of 2018, Global Partners will be taking over the Chester Jiffy Mart along […]

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space

Meditrina moves to Moon Dog space Restaurant, wine-beer bar planned in addition to shop

After eight years next to the Post Office on Main Street, Meditrina Wine and Cheese is heading “downtown” to the space that, until recently, housed the Moon Dog Cafe. The move is part of a larger plan that will – in time – include a wine and craft beer bar and restaurant  as well. But […]

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years Opens for the season on Saturday

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The West River Farmers Market celebrates its 25th season starting on Saturday, May 26.  Founded in 1993, the West River Market is among the largest and oldest in Vermont. The market’s 40 vendors sell fresh local produce and cheeses, local meats, poultry and eggs, maple products, pickles, plants, prepared food […]

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

Magic Mtn. buys Stratton quad lift, replaces Black Chair

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain’s venerable “Black Chair” ski lift has run its last season on Glebe Mountain. Next season, according to the mountain’s owners, Stratton’s “Snow Bowl” quad chairlift will replace it as a base-to-summit lift. The new lift at Magic will follow a similar lift line up the Black […]

Derry DRB OKs solar project off Route 100

Derry DRB OKs solar project off Route 100

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Development Review Board last Monday, April 30, approved a 500-kilowatt AC solar project, with conditions, proposed by Peter Norris of Norris Brothers’ Solar Development of Pittsford for a 3-acre plot on Route 100. Construction will begin in the fall at the earliest. Only four members of […]

Message closed; sale to Vermont Journal expected

Message closed; sale to Vermont Journal expected Owner calls talk 'premature'; office dark, phones forwarded

Prompted by this Chester Telegraph article, Bob Miller of the Vermont Journal issued a short statement in his publication, writing, “he has purchased The Message of (sic) the Week. The sale will merge the newspapers but continue to be published only under The Vermont Journal and The Shopper banners. … The Message, as a separate […]

Stoddards seek to build storage units at old chapel

Stoddards seek to build storage units at old chapel

By Bruce Frauman ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, Edgar and Susan Stoddard had signed the papers closing on the former St. Joseph Chapel. By Wednesday, they were appearing before the Londonderry Development Review Board asking for a change of use permit for the former chapel on High Street, off Route 100. The building had […]

Glassblower starts fundraiser for new studio

Glassblower starts fundraiser for new studio Chester's Kekic starts over in BF after September fire

Following a fire at his Chester studio last fall that caused extensive damage to both the building and his equipment, glass artist Nick Kekic has begun to rebuild in a new location—in the arts community housed at 33 Bridge St. in Bellows Falls. He chose this location both for the opportunity to work in a […]

Grace Cottage gets AT&T Cell Site on Wheels

Grace Cottage gets AT&T Cell Site on Wheels Townshend also to benefit with potential provider shutdown

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday announced the arrival of an AT&T Cell Site on Wheels — COW — at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, which will reinforce and enhance wireless network coverage for the hospital and the community. The hospital and surrounding area were facing a loss of coverage due to a potential shutdown of […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker Fullerton Inn and Moon Dog on the move ...

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing Fullerton Inn & Tavern closed for Spring Revitalization The Fullerton Inn and Tavern, at 40 the Common in Chester, has closed for a few weeks for what owners Bret and Nancy Rugg are calling “Spring Revitalization.” The inn will reopen for lunch at 11:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, […]