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Chamber legislative breakfast to be held in Chester

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Legislative Preview Breakfast with lobbyists from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce to address its upcoming agenda. The agenda should be of interest to the business community. The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Newsbank Conference Center, 352  […]

Protecting intellectual property subject of workshop

Do you have an idea or innovation you’re preparing for the marketplace? Learn how to protect it during a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Howard Dean Education Center in Springfield. The session is from 10 a.m. to noon and will focus on “How to Protect Your Intellectual Property.” This is the second […]

Craftswoman Lester blends love of crocheting and tea

Joan Lester was chosen as River Artisans’ Artist for the Month of October. Lester’s love of all things crafty began at the age of 4 when a neighbor taught her how to make shoes for her dolls out of ribbons. This sparked her lifelong passion for learning about, teaching and creating handcrafted items. Originally from […]

Free Wi-Fi access available in downtown Chester; daffodil bulb sale to help beautify Chester

Free Wi-Fi access available in downtown Chester; daffodil bulb sale to help beautify Chester

The Chester Connection, free public access to the Internet via Wi-Fi, is up and functioning in downtown Chester.   To utilize this service select The Chester Connection from the list of available Wi-Fi networks on your phone, tablet, or laptop and agree to the terms and services listed on the splash page. The service is available […]

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville student wins Lovell, Neal health scholarships Springfield Olivia Clement, of Woodstock High School’s Class of 2014, is the recipient of two health-related scholarships. She is the fourth recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and the ninth recipient of the Eileen Austin Neal, RN, Nursing Scholarship. Both are for $1,000, with […]

Kids' Aviation Career camp to be held at Hartness Airport

Kids’ Aviation Career camp to be held at Hartness Airport

T he weeklong FAA Aviation Career Education Camp for children 12 to 15 begins on Monday, July 14 at Hartness State Airport in North Springfield. The camp offers boys and girls exciting and educational aviation oriented activities overseen by professional, military and civilian experts who will indtroduce participants to a wide variety of aviation careers, […]

Irene recovery funds available; GMP hosts tours of Lowell wind farm

More Irene recovery funds are available The Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. and Springfield Regional Development Corp. are accepting new applications for businesses, non-profits and farms that are still recovering from the effects of Tropical Storm Irene. Potential applicants must attend one of the upcoming workshops in either Brattleboro or Springfield. The next mandatory workshop for […]

Crown Point Realtors donate $2,500 to local needs; Hunter gets research internship at Vanderbilt

Crown Point Realtors donate $2,500 to local needs; Hunter gets research internship at Vanderbilt

The Crown Point Board of Realtors raised a total of $2,494 during its annual Memorial weekend tag sale on the Ludlow Green. With that money, it was able to donate money to a number of local charities and people with needs. At a recent event at the Heritage Deli in Chester, the board presented $659 […]

Workshops to help you start, manage your business

Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered on from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. 14 Clinton Square, in the 1st floor conference room. Starting Your Own […]

Rumrill appointed to Springfield Hospital Board of Directors; Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Rumrill appointed to Springfield Hospital Board of Directors; Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

  SPRINGFIELD Springfield Hospital recently appointed James Rumrill, of Ludlow, to its board of directors. “Jim is well-known to residents throughout our service area, has a long history of community involvement, and brings strong local perspective to our board,” said Lori Muse, Springfield Hospital Board chairwoman. “We are pleased that he is joining our Board […]

The River Artisans announces new officers

The River Artisans Cooperative, located at 26B Main St. in Saxtons River, has elected its 2014–15 slate of officers at its annual meeting held Saturday, April 5. The new board is Elizabeth “BJ” Clauson and Carolyn Harris, co-presidents; Debbi Wetzel, vice president; Franklin and Roberta Geist, co-secretaries; Mary Hepburn as treasurer; and Pat Bellows as […]

Energy partnership praises PSB decision on Vermont Yankee

  In response to the Vermont Public Service Board’s approval today of the Vermont Yankee Certificate of Public Good, Vermont Energy Partnership President Brad Ferland issued the following statement. “This is good and important news. For years Vermonters have sought a win-win agreement between Vermont Yankee and the State of Vermont. Today’s decision to approve […]

Chester Economic Development board elects members, officers

T he Chester Economic Development Corp. has recently elected officers and directors for the coming term.  Steven Davis and Marcia Dawkins were recently elected as board members, while Mark Martins, Dale Williamson, Lynne Reed and Tom Bock were re-elected to the board. Officers for the upcoming year are Bill Dakin, president; Lynne Reed, vice president; […]

Springfield Hospital wraps up centennial celebrations

Springfield Hospital wraps up centennial celebrations

Springfield On the 100th anniversary of its first patient – March 4, 2014 – Springfield Hospital formally concluded its centennial celebrations that began on the 100th anniversary of the Hospital’s incorporation, Aug. 3, 2013. With a theme of “Goodbye to the Past… Hello to the Future,” hospital staff and board members gathered with community members […]

Business ownership succession workshop set; Commission on Women appointee; forum on climate change and winter business

Business ownership succession workshop set; Commission on Women appointee; forum on climate change and winter business

An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Howard Dean Education Center, 307 South St. in Springfield. There is no cost for this event. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning,” and lunch will be served. Participants […]

Organizations donate $3,400 to Chester-Andover Family Center

The Chester-Andover Family Center has recently received $3,400 in financial donations from three organizations.  Following a House Warming fund-raiser at Baba a Louis Bakery in Chester, the Chester-Andover Democratic Committee was able to present a check for $1,700 to the Family center’s fuel assistance fund to help local families who are struggling financially and cannot pay […]

New plans for Ludlow auditorium; USDA grants available

    At its annual meeting, Friends of Ludlow Auditorium reaffirmed its plans to raise funds to replace the existing seating in the Town Hall Auditorium and will initiate fund raising aimed at purchasing new chairs. The group’s long-range plans for the auditorium include a possible satellite transmission of live concert programs, the inclusion of […]

Sage Jewelry, Polish Pottery celebrate 1st anniversary in new space with a sale

Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery gift shop are celebrating their first anniversary in their combined location at 78 The Common on the Chester Green. In January 2013, Sage Jewelry and Polish Pottery moved to their new location to set up shop. Sage jewelry offers jewelry made on site, jewelry repair, stringing and locally crafted gifts […]

People's bank foundation donates $113,000 to Vermont organizations

People’s bank foundation donates $113,000 to Vermont organizations

  BRIDGEPORT, CT People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $113,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the communities it serves in Vermont. A total of 26 nonprofit organizations received grants in 2013. Funding supported programs such as basic needs services, financial literacy, workforce development and job placement, life […]

Volunteers raise funds and touch hearts for cancer

Volunteers raise funds and touch hearts for cancer

    Hearts of Hope 2013, a project of the Springfield Hospital volunteers, was a way to remember loved ones, friends, co-workers or someone battling cancer. For contributions of $10 or more, a personalized hand-made ornament was placed on a holiday tree at the hospital. The tree, decorated with more than 200 handmade ornaments, raised […]