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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 […]

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St, in Chester, will be reopening the library building to the public by appointment only beginning Monday, Aug. 3. Patrons will be required to call in advance at 875-2277 to schedule a 25-minute appointment slot. Appointments will be available at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and noon and 12:30 p.m. Monday, […]

Londonderry woman dies in crash

Londonderry woman dies in crash

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Londonderry woman has died as a result of an early afternoon motor vehicle crash in Salisbury, Vt. According to a Vermont State Police Press release, Joan Dayton, 72 of Londonderry was a passenger in a car driven by Center Merrill, 77 also of Londonderry. Just after 1 p.m., Merrill […]

Beautification group keeps Derry blooming

Beautification group keeps Derry blooming

Londonderry’s Beautification Commission and Friends of Main Street overcame all obstacles from Covid-19 to ensure barrels and bridge boxes were planted and distributed throughout town. The planters are filled with colorful, thriving flowers to brighten the community, providing a great lift to residents and visitors during this most challenging time. Covid-19 guidelines restricted the annual […]

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

SBA holding free webinars on PPP, EIDL

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office hosts a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 237511921#. Upon joining the call, mute the […]

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

VSP investigate Londonderry burglary

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are investigating a recent burglary in the Pierce Ridge Road area of Londonderry. According to a VSP press release, sometime between June 16 and July 3, someone forced entry into the locked residence of Luke Spiess of Griswold, Conn. and stole a 9mm handgun. Police are asking […]

Speed sign stolen in Peru

Speed sign stolen in Peru

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering a speed sign stolen in Peru. According to a VSP press release, between June 23 and June 30 a Decatur solar-powered speed sign was stolen from Vermont Route 11 near the Bromley Market. The speed sign is described as […]

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Gibney earns Real Estate Negotiation, Seller Rep certifications Daire Gibney with Barrett & Valley Associates Inc., a local family-owned real estate firm, has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country. He also simultaneously obtained the Seller Representation Specialist designation. Both the RENE and the SRS are conferred […]

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

Pediatric Nurse Cynthia Howes of Chester joins Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Cynthia Howes, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Most recently employed at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro, Howes will begin seeing patients, babies through age 21, at Grace Cottage in mid-August. A 1983 graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at State University […]

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Chester resident and teacher tapped as equity coordinator at Vermont Academy

Dr. Jennifer L. Zaccara, Vermont Academy’s Head of School, has appointed Dan Weintraub as the Saxtons River school’s new  coordinator of Equity and Inclusion. Weintraub and his family live in Chester. He will continue in his roles as history department chair and assistant coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team. He takes over the position […]

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19

Family Center Thrift Shop to reopen June 19 New safety protocols will be in place

The Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop will reopen on June 19 with new hours and limited days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturdays. New Thrift Shop Safety Protocols A limit of five customers allowed in the store at one time. Customers are required to wear a […]

Police identify remains found in Chester

Police identify remains found in Chester

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are saying that the body found in a creek on Thursday June 4 near Wymans Falls Road in Chester was that of Joshua Webster, 39 of Springfield. A VSP press release says that an autopsy performed Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in […]