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Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections, located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, announces the addition of three new staff members. Elisa Donato joined the agency in August 2020 as Outreach and Development director. She comes from the Albany, N.Y., area, where she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses and in hospice care. […]

SBA offers restaurants Covid revitalization funds

SBA offers restaurants Covid revitalization funds

Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator for the Small Business Administration, has announced that the SBA will begin registration at 9 a.m., April 30 and open applications at noon  on May 3 for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. “Restaurants are the core of […]

New admissions position at Stratton Mtn. School; Springfield Hospital hires CEO

New admissions position at Stratton Mtn. School; Springfield Hospital hires CEO

Stratton coach to become action sports admissions coordinator Stratton Mountain School has named Brian Knowles as its action sports admissions coordinator, establishing a new position within the school’s current admissions team. “We are very excited to have Brian joining us,” said Head of School Carson Thurber ’02. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience […]

Vet, furry patients settle into roomy new Chester digs

Vet, furry patients settle into roomy new Chester digs

By Jasmin Gomez ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Rockingham Veterinarian Clinic has found a new and more spacious home in a rehabbed pizza restaurant on Main Street in Chester, which it settled into in early March. When you arrive at the clinic, you are met with a large parking lot featuring designated parking spots for […]

Grace Cottage welcomes new primary care doctor

Grace Cottage welcomes new primary care doctor

Dr. Jeremy Morrison, DO, has joined the primary care staff at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. A graduate of Towson University in Maryland and Case Western University in Cleveland, Dr. Morrison received his doctorate from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts. “As a family medicine […]

Chester board names Telegraph paper of record

Chester board names Telegraph paper of record

© 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board on Wednesday night voted unanimously to give the annual paper of record designation to the online only Chester Telegraph, the first “born-digital” newspaper in Vermont to receive that designation. The designation means that the town of Chester will use The Telegraph to publish all legally required […]

Terrigenous earns Society of Landscape Architects award for Chester tree plan

Terrigenous earns Society of Landscape Architects award for Chester tree plan

The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Terrigenous Landscape Architecture of Chester a 2020 Planning and Analysis Award for its Chester Village Canopy Management Plan. To view the 16-page plan, click here. Correction: This link takes you to the 16-page ASLA slideshow presentation by Terrigenous. According to Scott Wunderle, owner […]

Photo Gallery: Rockingham Vets moves to Chester

Photo Gallery: Rockingham Vets moves to Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The transformation from pizza house to modern animal hospital is complete, and this past weekend the folks at the Rockingham Veterinary Clinic on Lower Bartonsville Road made their move to Main Street in Chester. With movers still ferrying furniture, a hydraulic exam table for lifting heavy dogs, […]

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Rachael Hyjek, an agent with Engel & Völkers Okemo and a Mount Holly native, has been elected as treasurer of the Crown Point Board of Realtors for the 2021 term. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, the Crown Point Board of Realtors supports more than 70 realtors throughout the region, including in Ludlow, […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Grace Cottage's Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Grace Cottage’s Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Joshua Rosenblum of South Londonderry, a physician assistant at the Grace Cottage Emergency Department, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. Rosenblum brings a wealth of experience to his work at Grace Cottage and to his role on the SEMPA board. He holds a Master […]

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success; <br> New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success;
New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

Raveis Realtors’ outwear drive warms communities William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties in Ludlow hosted its annual 2020 Coat Drive this year in effort to keep our communities warm. The monthlong Coat Drive has been an ongoing event for the team at Vermont Properties, and members were excited to bring a bit of cheer to […]

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

The South Central Vermont Board of Realtors has donated a total of $18,475 to seven food pantries to help communities impacted by Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, food insecurity rates and reliance on food pantries are skyrocketing. Typically, on any other given year, the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors collects donations at […]

Londonderry launches 'Trail of Lights' for holiday

Londonderry launches ‘Trail of Lights’ for holiday

Project Londonderry has launched “Trail of Lights” as part of Vermont Lights the Way campaign to help overcome pandemic fatigue. Gov. Phil Scott has encouraged Vermonters to decorate their homes, businesses, parks and public spaces to show community support. The Londonderry “Trail of Lights” will be a 6-mile driving tour through the heart of Londonderry […]

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont has confirmed the Chapter 11 reorganization plans of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital, according to a press release late this afternoon from SMCS. Confirmation of their Chapter 11 plans is the final step necessary for the two companies to exit Chapter 11 and the culmination […]

New owners for Erskine's, iconic Chester store

New owners for Erskine’s, iconic Chester store Bartonsville family keeps 'Erskine' name, products as it targets young clientele

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC This afternoon, R.B. Erskine Grain & Supplies officially became Erskine’s Grain and Garden as the feed store in Chester Depot was sold to new owners. The similar name is not the only thing that will be familiar to long-time customers. As Bartonsville residents Janessa Purney and Burleigh […]

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center; <br>Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center;
Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates $2,020 to Chester-Andover Family Center Route 103 Auto of Chester has presented the Chester-Andover Family Center with a holiday donation of $2,020. “Route 103 Auto values our community and we have sincere appreciation for the folks that have reached out and been supportive of us,” said owner Roger Batchelder. “We feel […]

Local hemp producers, sellers eye budding 'Vermont brand' recreational cannabis market

Local hemp producers, sellers eye budding ‘Vermont brand’ recreational cannabis market

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont’s recreational cannabis market will not open until 2022, the budding CBD industry may be poised to pave the way for new and expanding businesses in the region. While questions remain as to the size of Vermont’s future cannabis industry and the scope of its economic impact, […]

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Food Service Manager Denise Choleva of Jamaica has been named the Certified Dietary Manager of the Month by the national Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Choleva has worked in food service at Grace Cottage for 22 years and has managed the department since 2002. Choleva started her training […]

X-country ski centers hopeful for coming season

X-country ski centers hopeful for coming season Viking, Wild Wings, Grafton expect more locals, fewer from away

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite restrictions on travel and recreation, local cross country ski centers are anticipating a strong season ahead — one that could possibly even surpass past winters. Following an uptick in outdoor recreation this summer, businesses like Londonderry’s Viking Nordic Center, Wild Wings Ski & Yoga in Peru, and […]