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Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

©2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After 50 years in the plumbing and heating business — the last 35 running his own company — Rich Stocker of Chester is packing up his pipes and handing his customer list over to the next generation of independent plumbers. In addition to his “Rolodex” and other equipment, the owner of […]

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children's Shop

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children’s Shop While 33-year business partnership comes to an end, a longer friendship continues

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than 30 years in business, through changing times and tastes, Diane Stocker and Cheryl LeClair, who have kept area children fashionably dressed and local tables and special occasions in bloom, are retiring. Sometime in mid-October, the Village Children’s Shop and Chester Flowers, at 145 S. Main. […]

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Jason Palmer has been named director of food and beverage for Okemo Mountain Resort, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis. A native Vermonter originally from Colchester, Palmer started skiing when he was 5 and competed on his high school ski team. He is a graduate of the University of […]

With new chef, MacLaomainn's open seven days

With new chef, MacLaomainn’s open seven days

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a new chef in the kitchen, MacLaomainn’s is returning to its old schedule of being open daily. Recently, due to a labor shortage in the kitchen, Chester’s Scottish pub had been closing on Tuesdays. Daniel Ely, who has been in the pub’s kitchen for about a month, has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Veteran Baba-a-Louis baker lands at Heritage Deli

Veteran Baba-a-Louis baker lands at Heritage Deli

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nancy Lockerby has moved from the westside to the eastside of Chester, but she’s still making dough. After 37 years with Baba-A-Louis Bakery, which recently closed, Lockerby found a new home at the Heritage Deli & Bakery, 642 Rt. 103 S., where she will be making breads, […]

Van den Bergh joins Grace Cottage rehab

Van den Bergh joins Grace Cottage rehab

Physical Therapist Margaret van den Bergh has joined the staff of the Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department in Townshend. A practicing physical therapist for over 40 years, van den Bergh brings a wealth of professional experience to the department. After earning her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, she worked for Tidewater Rehab […]

VanSickle joins Family Medicine Suite in Springfield; <br>Kissel joins Rockingham Vet Clinic

VanSickle joins Family Medicine Suite in Springfield;
Kissel joins Rockingham Vet Clinic

Renee VanSickle, DNP, FNP-C, has joined Dr. Barbara Dalton and the Family Medicine Suite team at Springfield Health Center, 100 River St. in Springfield. She is now accepting new patients to her primary care panel. VanSickle received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Community College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan […]

Northern Stage director awarded Genius Grant

Northern Stage director awarded Genius Grant

The Pussycat Foundation, established in the spirit of Cosmopolitan Magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, has awarded Northern Stage’s Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne a Genius Grant of $250,000 for her achievements in theater arts, recognizing her as a pioneering artist and artistic director. The Pussycat Foundation awards Genius Grants to individuals who dedicate their lives […]

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

The Free Range Restaurant in Chester has promoted Ross Westney to executive chef. Westney has worked as Sous Chef under Chef Michael Kennedy for the past 18 months. Prior to joining the Free Range, Westney worked under Chef Jason Tostrup at The Inn at Weathersfield. “We are thrilled to have Ross continue what was started […]

People on the move

People on the move

Realtor McEnaney expands volunteerism at Pan-Mass Challenge On the weekend of Aug. 4 through 6, Betty McEnaney of Chester, a Realtor with the Bean Group, will once again volunteer for the Pan-Mass Challenge, hoisting the luggage of cyclists from one stop to another as part of its Luggage Crew. More than 6,200 cyclists from more […]

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Amanda Merk, director of the Wilder Memorial Library in Weston, will be leaving that post on June 24 to become executive director of the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. The Board of Directors of the Wilder Library said that in the two years that Merk has been with the library, “she has done a […]

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Springfield Medical Care Systems announces that Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, is the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service.  Tavares was honored at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association New England regional awards dinner, held at Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee. This honor recognizes Tavares’ ongoing contributions as the Vermont representative […]

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office; <br>Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office;
Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. David Lord, clinical psychologist, has resumed his office practice at the Henry Office Building, 116 Main St., Chester. Recently retired as staff psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction,  Lord’s experience includes working with men and women struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, aging and PTSD, as well as problems […]

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Merchants Bank has announced that Robert G. Ripley Jr. has joined Merchants Trust Co. as president. With 30 years of experience in financial services, including wealth management, portfolio management and trust operations, Ripley comes to Merchants Trust from State Street Bank and Trust where he was a division vice president. […]

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

At its May membership meeting, Crown Point Board of Realtors awarded Betty McEnaney its highest honor as Realtor of the Year for 2016. The  CPBR said this decision was an easy one since McEnaney is considered to be the “heart and soul of our board. Betty has been a constant presence for many years and […]

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;<BR>Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;
Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce introduced new board members at its annual luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 18, held at Coleman Brook Tavern in Ludlow. Departing board members include Julie Bowyer of CTM and Doug Ficken of Clear Lake Furniture, both in Ludlow; Barb LeMire of People’s Bank; and Sheldon Ghetler of Stonehearth […]

Southern Pie Company holds Grand Opening on Saturday

Southern Pie Company holds Grand Opening on Saturday

The Southern Pie Company, 287 Main St. in Chester, will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, Feb. 13 starting with a ribbon cutting at noon. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, owners Scott and Leslie Blair will have a plated pie tasting and coffee sample event. Plates of Leslie Blair’s homemade pies will sell […]

Klezos noted as Respiratory Therapist of Year; S. Vermont arts mag teams with travel app to boost tourism

Klezos noted as Respiratory Therapist of Year; S. Vermont arts mag teams with travel app to boost tourism

Friends and co-workers gathered on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Springfield Hospital to recognize Rosalind Klezos, RRT, as the 2015 Respiratory Therapist of the Year. Cathi Kugler, RRT, said, “Roz makes a huge difference every day. Sometimes I think she walks out not knowing what a difference she makes, and I hope this plaque lets her […]