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31 area restaurants OK'd for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

31 area restaurants OK’d for Covid relief grants worth $4.2 million

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thirty-one restaurants, bars and food trucks from Bellows Falls to Manchester, including four in Chester, have been approved to receive portions of the $28.6 billion federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help them recover from the effects of restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.  The total funding those […]

Community Greenhouse board seeks CPA

Community Greenhouse board seeks CPA

The Board of Directors of the Chester Community Greenhouse and Gardens is seeking a Certified Public Accountant to help them as they continue forward to create a public space where people can rent a garden plot or raised bed for a nominal fee. “It’s all very exciting to envision this beautiful greenhouse in the heart […]

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

State celebrates return of Amtrak trains with $1 rides at Bellows Falls on July 19

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is announcing celebratory events at all Amtrak stations in Vermont to welcome back the state’s two Amtrak trains on Monday, July 19, when the Vermonter and Ethan Allen Express resume service. At noon and 5 p.m. gather at the Bellows Falls Train Station on the Island to greet the Vermonter. […]

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

The South Central Vermont Board Of Realtors is joining with other local Vermont Realtor boards to offer a statewide Consumer Safety Day on Saturday, July 31. Realtors have contracted SecurShred to provide a mobile unit for the on site shredding of personal documents (maximum 5 boxes per household) at three locations throughout our area: 9 […]

GNAT-TV survey seeks community feedback

GNAT-TV survey seeks community feedback

Greater Northshire Access Television is conducting a comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Survey for anyone living or working in the GNAT-TV service area. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a new iPad, made possible by donations from GNAT-TV’s Board of Directors. GNAT-TV’s service area includes: Arlington, Dorset, Manchester, Peru, Londonderry, Rupert, Sandgate, […]

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd Michelle Wilcox, owner of the Heritage Deli in Chester, hosted a fund-raiser on Deli grounds on Saturday for the Chester-Andover Family Center. A good crowd turned out for the family-friendly event to listen to live music, played by Lucky Soul, pictured right, enjoy food provided by the […]

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse Temporary home as work continues on Walker Farm site

The Hub at Weston opens on Friday, June 25, in its temporary home at the Weston Playhouse, located on the Green in Weston, 12 Park St., while work at its permanent home at the Walker Farm farmhouse is being completed. Walker Farm is also the home of the Playhouse at Walker Farm, a state-of-the-art, flexible  […]

Sunreed Instruments of Chester launches scholarship

Sunreed Instruments of Chester launches scholarship

Sunreed Instruments of Chester announces its first Music Education Scholarship Award has been awarded to Jonathan Oakes of Ludlow. Each year, with the assistance of Green Mountain Union High School, one recipient will be chosen from the graduating class, to receive a $1,000 scholarship. This goes to someone who shows excellence in music education, overall […]

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

The Ludlow-based team of advisors of Engel & Völkers Okemo was recently honored as among the top producers in the company’s global network of 800+ luxury real estate brokerages. Recognized for their commitment to hard work and excellence at Engel & Völkers Okemo are principal broker Gail Beardmore, pictured center, broker/advisor Geralyn Donohue, right, and […]

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

June 9 vaxx clinic set in for Ludlow A Vaccination Clinic for Okemo Valley hospitality employees is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 9 in the parking lot of the Okemo Marketplace Plaza, 57 Pond St. in Ludlow. No appointment is needed, as this is a walk-in clinic. The vaccine is […]

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Okemo announces that Kristen Fehrenbach of Bellows Falls has joined its growing team of real estate advisors. Fehrenbach brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in art education and hospitality across New England. She is a founding director of Popolo, a beloved farm-to-table restaurant in Bellows Falls that opened in 2012. […]

New dentist in Chester puts the paws on anxious patients

New dentist in Chester puts the paws on anxious patients

By Jasmin Gomez ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Canine dentistry” has taken on new meaning for the patients of Dr. Christopher Fauver, a dentist for our human population who recently moved into new offices at 48 Main St. in Chester after years in practice in Springfield. Enter Winston, Fauver’s partner, a 2-year-old golden retriever and a […]

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, […]