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Wise Money: A primer on Living Trusts

Wise Money: A primer on Living Trusts

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Aliving trust is a popular consideration in many estate strategy conversations, but its appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives. A living trust is created while you are alive and funded with the assets you choose to transfer into it. The trustee (typically […]

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Falls chamber hosts Chowder & Chili Cookoff The Greater Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Chowder and Chili Cookoff in Bellows Falls from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday,Oct. 28. The event is intended to promote shopping locally. Those attending can have their “shop local” cards stamped to enter a raffle. […]

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal's opens in Proctorsville <br> <small> Neal's owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game</small>

Chef Tostrup joins Free Range; Neal’s opens in Proctorsville
Neal’s owner also challenges Tostrup, Free Range to a softball game

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Free Range Restaurant owners Anne and Rick Paterno announced today that Chef Jason Tostrup will be joining them in mid-November as managing partner and executive chef. Tostrup is best known in the area for his tenure at the Inn at Weathersfield and, for the past four years, […]

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 […]

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Haefner named development associate at Northern Stage Andover resident and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company alum Susan Haefner has been named as the new development and education associate with Northern Stage of White River Junction. Haefner, who has starred in Weston Playhouse’s The King & I, Hairspray, The Other Place and, most recently, Tenderly as Rosemary […]

Road access issue stalls Jack's Diner hearing

Road access issue stalls Jack’s Diner hearing

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The conditional use application for Jack’s Diner had its third but not quite final meeting before the Chester Development Review Board on Monday night. Attorney Amanda George told the board that the approval her client, Jacques Dodier, was expecting from the Agency of Transportation had not come […]

Estate management checklist to help yourself, your heirs

Estate management checklist to help yourself, your heirs

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Here’s an estate management checklist. But before we proceed, one key difference between a will and a living trust is when they take effect. A will takes effect when you die; a living trust takes effect when you execute it, and begins to operate when […]

SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum; <br> Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV to hold annual meeting, community forum;
Grace Cottage Hospital honored

SAPA TV will hold its 2017 Annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the SAPA TV studios, located in the Springfield High School. There will be food and a SAPA TV studio open house starting at 6 p.m. The SAPA TV annual meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the community goal-setting forum. […]

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 […]

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Stone Hearth donates; 56 Main closes Stone Hearth Inn and Tavern in Chester has donated $650 to the Chester Recreation Department, a gift that will supply new team jerseys to the 5th and 6th grade girls and boys Chester soccer teams. Much to the dismay of many of  its fans, 56 Main Street Restaurant in […]

Jack's Diner has second DRB hearing, third scheduled

Jack’s Diner has second DRB hearing, third scheduled

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday night, the Chester Development Review Board once again took up the application of Jacques Dodier for a conditional use permit to operate a restaurant and apartments on the site of what was Jack’s Diner until 2011 when he shuttered the operation for what was described […]

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 owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the 'Magic'

New owners work to upgrade the mountain without losing the ‘Magic’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With the issuance of an Act 250 permit on top of a successful first season, the new ownership group at Magic Mountain says it’s continuing to repair and upgrade the long-neglected ski resort while being careful to preserve its “throwback” character. Last year, a group of 13 […]

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Milk House design showroom opens in Chester Home decor company Atelier Annex  is opening a showroom on Popple Dungeon Road, steps away from the studios of artists and Annex owners Katherine Henry and Harry Hudson. The new showroom, The Milk House at Atelier Annex, is in the former milking room of their beautiful old dairy […]

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 […]

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Start Your Own Business workshop in Springfield Budding entrepreneurs have a chance to find out how to make their dreams come true at a Start Your Own Business workshop, to be held at the Springfield Regional Development Corp. office, 14 Clinton St. in Springfield. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Can the spam: Avoid problems of digital scams

Can the spam: Avoid problems of digital scams

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Beware of spam! While some may be concerned about the iconic American meat that arrives in a rectangular 12-ounce tin (and is popular in certain island states and American territories), more should be wary of its namesake – the spam that arrives digitally as email, […]

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

GMP warns of bill payment phone scam

Green Mountain Power is warning customers about a bill payment phone scam that threatens customers with disconnection within 15 minutes if they do not pay immediately. In a new wave of calls, customers received calls claiming to be from GMP and giving the customer a fake toll-free number to call, which is answered by a […]

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 […]

College loans a tough lesson for students to learn

College loans a tough lesson for students to learn

By Kevin Theissen Skygate Financial Group LLC ©2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC College students have steep learning curves. In high school, they were tasked with doing well academically, participating in extracurricular activities, complying with the rules of their parents’ homes and, possibly, having a job. At college, they must decide what to study, how many credits to […]