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VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution program in Townshend at least once a month. The November distribution occurs from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 at the lower parking lot of Leland & Gray High School in Townshend. The purpose of the program is to help people obtain […]

GM's Alex Hutchins named DAR Good Citizens Program recipient

GM’s Alex Hutchins named DAR Good Citizens Program recipient

Alexandra Hutchins, daughter of Christopher and Angela Hutchins of Springfield, has been chosen by her teachers and peers as Green Mountain Union High School’s newest recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Program. The DAR Good Citizens Program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  […]

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp.  announced that it has received a $300,000 investment from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ongoing pre-development work at the former Park Street School in Springfield. SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the funds would help to complete architectural and engineering work for redevelopment of […]

VSP promotes Chester's Studin to det. lieutenant

VSP promotes Chester’s Studin to det. lieutenant

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police today announced the promotion of Chester resident Detective Sgt. Michael Studin to detective lieutenant. According to a VSP press release, Studin, who has been serving with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Troop B East, has taken command of BCI’s Criminal Division Support effective Monday, Nov. […]

Project Londonderry continues to make headway

Project Londonderry continues to make headway Working groups collaborate with local, regional concerns

Project Londonderry, a citizen-driven initiative, has taken steps to advance ideas for increased economic vitality, improvements to the downtown area and greater access to recreation and outdoor activities. At the request of Project Londonderry and the Planning Commission, the Select Board recently approved application for a grant to complete a Main Street Study and Master […]

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

Springfield Regional Development Corp.is the recipient of two grants to support a pair of economic development projects in the region. The awards were part of the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, administered by the Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is promote stimulation or retention economic opportunities in the state. […]

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

While fishing is a terrific activity that is fun for all ages and ability levels, it is almost inevitable that the line will get snagged, caught or just plain snapped. If left in the water or on the shore, it poses a hazard for not just boat propellers but also for wildlife of all kinds. […]

Woman critical after hit-and-run in W. Wardsboro

Woman critical after hit-and-run in W. Wardsboro State Police seek information on Saturday night incident

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a car who hit and critically injured a West Wardsboro woman on Saturday night, then fled. According to a VSP press release, Deborah Ayers, 65, was found semi-conscious on the Stratton Arlington Road around 8 […]

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets state regional stimulus grant The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the state Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from  partners including the communities of Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow and Weston. Individual community grants […]

Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24

Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Sponsored by public health  coalitions, the Take-Back Day event is […]

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free digital courses Springfield’s Black River Innovation Campus has partnered with the Center On Rural Innovation to bring rural residents in Southern Vermont the Future Is Digital Challenge. It includes free, 40-hour courses and scholarships for 3-month Nanodegrees (project and skills-based credential programs) along three tracks: Digital Marketing, Business Analytics and Front-End […]

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

Small Business Week to be held Sept. 22-24; Vermont VBA hosts PPP forgiveness seminars

National Small Business Week will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 22-24. The annual event is virtual this year and was rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This […]

Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Like many other fall events this year, the popular Grafton Firefighters Fall Festival Tag Sale has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This would have been the 40th year for the Tag Sale. However, to keep the tradition alive the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary has created a new event. A raffle will be held on […]

Project Londonderry seeks community participation to move town forward

Project Londonderry seeks community participation to move town forward

Project Londonderry is a new initiative from the Londonderry Planning Commission  to create a citizen-driven group to “identify and implement strategies and activities that 1) sustain and improve the economic vitality of our town, and 2) meet the expressed needs of our residents, with special attention to the north and south village centers.” How did […]

Tri-Mountain Lions sewing masks for school, individuals

Tri-Mountain Lions sewing masks for school, individuals

The Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions are sewing and donating face masks to the local schools and people in the Tri-Mountain communities of Windham, Jamaica, Wardsboro, Winhall, Londonderry, Weston and Peru. On Wednesday morning Lions Gail Wyman, Kathy Scott, Deb Wade, Lions President Randee Keith and District Governor Pam Nichols gathered together safely at Neighborhood Connections to […]

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Juice bar opens in Chester; business recovery grants increased for certain sectors

Aurora’s Fresh Juice & Smoothie Bah opens in Chester Aurora McCarthy, 42, has opened Aurora’s Fresh Juice and Smoothie Bah at Blair Books & More on the Green in Chester. McCarthy first visited Chester 22 years ago for a workshop retreat and said she felt drawn to return to this ‘special high-vibe corner of the […]

GM, Springfield grads awarded Crown Point Realtors scholarship

GM, Springfield grads awarded Crown Point Realtors scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of the Crown Point Board of Realtors has announced the 2020 winners of the Sammy Pierce Memorial Scholarship. They are: Meekah Hance, a 2020 Green Mountain Union High School graduate. She is a talented and gifted musician who plays eight different stringed instruments including the violin, ukulele and cello. She regularly plays […]

Condos urges absentee voters to send in ballots

Condos urges absentee voters to send in ballots

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is encouraging all Vermont voters to ensure that they exercise their right to vote in the upcoming Tuesday, Aug. 11 statewide Primary Elections. For those voters who have requested early/absentee ballots, Condos recommends the voter follow all instructions to properly vote their ballot, and return it to their Town […]

Kinhaven faculty gives concert on Weston Green

Kinhaven faculty gives concert on Weston Green

Nearly 100 Weston residents and neighbors were on hand this past Saturday for the return of live music to the Weston Village Green presented by the faculty of the Kinhaven Music School. The program included selections from Bach, Paganini, O’Connor, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Perrault. Artists included Deborah Buck on violin, who is also Kinhaven co-executive […]

70th Grace Cottage Fair Auction through Monday

70th Grace Cottage Fair Auction through Monday

The 70th Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will go on, with some of the traditional elements intact. The first fair was held on Aug. 5, 1950, organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, with a healthy mix of fun, fellowship, and fundraising that has been vital to sustaining the hospital’s patient care. An auction, T-shirts […]