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Grace Cottage addresses physical therapy needs

Grace Cottage addresses physical therapy needs

The Department of Homeland Security and the state of Vermont have identified that physical and occupational therapy are essential components of healthcare services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the outpatient rehabilitation licensed physical and occupational therapists at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital in Townshend are continuing to welcome patients in a variety of ways: […]

Weston Playhouse cancels summer season

Weston Playhouse cancels summer season Intends to bring back three major productions in 2021

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Playhouse has canceled for the foreseeable future its summer theater season as well as all special events and concerts planned for the playhouse in downtown Weston and the nearby Walker Farm. Susanna Gellert, the executive artistic director of the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, announced Thursday that […]

The women behind the masks

The women behind the masks Three businesswomen sew kindness into every face mask

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing Three businesswomen have turned their sewing expertise into an act of kindness by creating washable, reusable face masks for friends, family and medical personnel throughout the region to help slow Covid-19 infections in Vermont. They are part of a force of individuals who have stepped up to fill a […]

Covid-19 Task Force looks for so. Vt. medical sites

Covid-19 Task Force looks for so. Vt. medical sites Scott orders non-exempt business to end in-person contact

By Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the Vermont National Guard works to set up emergency medical centers in northern Vermont to help hospitals with a possible surge in Covid-19 cases that could overwhelm them, Gov. Phil Scott’s Covid-19 Task Force is searching southern Vermont for similar sites, Mark Bosma, spokesman for Vermont Emergency […]

State announces disaster loans for small business

State announces disaster loans for small business

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced Vermont small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration disaster loans, following a statewide disaster declaration. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per business, providing economic support to overcome temporary loss of revenue. EIDLs may […]

State orders more businesses closed, further limits size of gatherings

State orders more businesses closed, further limits size of gatherings

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In an early morning press release, Gov. Phil Scott announced that the State of Vermont is ordering the closure of “close-contact” businesses and limiting the size of “non-essential” gatherings to 1o or fewer people. The press release quotes Scott as saying, “I will continue act to slow the spread of […]

Businesses feel strain, adapt to Covid-19

Businesses feel strain, adapt to Covid-19

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Throughout our Southern Vermont communities, many retail and tourist-dependent businesses began planning several weeks ago for the annual mudseason slowdown. At that time, word was just beginning to spread about the coronavirus that was wreaking havoc in China, and just barely touching Italy . Now that Covid-19 is […]

Area restaurants offer take-out during shutdown

Area restaurants offer take-out during shutdown A directory of local eateries

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Even before Gov. Phil Scott’s order to close all bars and restaurants to sit-down service statewide from 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 til at least Monday, April 6, Southern Vermont restaurants were already making that change, creating limited menus and taking phone orders only for pickup and delivery. For those […]

Business Ticker

Business Ticker Telegraph donates $800 to Chester Rotary; SBA offers free 7-month business program

SBA offers free 7-month business course The Small Business Administration is seeking 20 business owners throughout Vermont to participate in a free business course from April to October at Vermont Technical College in Williston. This is the fifth year the SBA has held the course in Vermont. Emerging Leaders is a free executive-level training program […]

Understanding ownership split for Springfield Hospital, clinics

Understanding ownership split for Springfield Hospital, clinics 'Working relationship' between the two to continue, CEO says

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The interim CEO of Springfield Hospital says that that organization is not cutting its ties with the network of area clinics, as has been previously reported. Michael Halstead told The Telegraph in an interview last week that the changes that will occur when Springfield Hospital comes out […]

MacLaomainn's in Chester not closing or sold

MacLaomainn’s in Chester not closing or sold Name confusion may be behind rumor

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Neeps and Tatties fans do not despair. Rumors of the closing of  MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub in Chester are false. According to owners Deb and Alan Brown, they recently received a phone call from their trash hauler asking when they wanted to have their dumpster picked up. The […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker New manager Welcoming Day at Chester People's; Karner partner at Huntley group; Lenselink joins Twin State Psychological Services; One Credit donates $16,000 to Make-A-Wish

Chester People’s holds Welcoming Day for new branch manager Feb. 14 People’s United Bank in Chester, 57 S. Main St.,  will be holding an official Welcoming Day during its regular hours — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — on Friday, Feb. 14 to give customers a chance to meet the new branch manager, Tim Rumrill, […]

Derry's Fusco joins Sotheby's Bromley office

Derry’s Fusco joins Sotheby’s Bromley office

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty announces that Londonderry resident Andie Fusco has joined the company’s Bromley office as a sales associate. Fusco grew up ski racing at Stratton Mountain, which instilled in her a love for the sport and for the  Tri-Mountain area. This passion prompted her to attend the University of Vermont and spend […]

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it recently took title to the former Park Street School in Springfield from the Springfield School District. Park Street School is the headquarters for the Black River Innovation Campus, which opened earlier this year. Plans for the property include developing additional space for […]

Chester People's celebrates Ugly Sweater Day;  GNAT-TV wins two awards

Chester People’s celebrates Ugly Sweater Day; GNAT-TV wins two awards

GNAT-TV wins two Nor’Easter video awards GNAT-TV, based in Manchester, won two third place awards recently at the annual Alliance for Community Media Northeast Nor’Easter Video Awards in Portland, Maine. Elliot Favor, producer and host of “Elliot the Weatherman,” won third place in the Children and Youth Programming category. When asked why he produces his […]

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

Chairlift airlift aids Magic installation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The installation of the Black Line Quad took a giant step forward last week as Magic Mountain in Londonderry got some airlift support, said SkiMagic President Geoff Hatheway. The resort called on FairLifts, a national company that provides a number of helicopter services including aerial cranes. On […]

Cavendish resident wins $10,000 Springfield Hospital Golf hole-in-one challenge

Cavendish resident wins $10,000 Springfield Hospital Golf hole-in-one challenge

Mark Huntley, a resident of Cavendish and owner of Huntley Wealth Management of Ludlow, landed a hole-in-one during the 19th Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge at the Okemo Valley Golf Club on Sept. 19, winning a $10,000 cash prize. This was the first time in the history of the Golf Challenge and also the first […]

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

Magic works to install quad chair ahead of ski season

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There’s an old saying in the ski industry that goes “the season doesn’t start until Dec. 26.” And that leaves just over 11 weeks for Magic Mountain in Londonderry to install the fixed quad lift it bought from Stratton Mountain a year and a half ago, but […]

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women's center

Mountain Valley funds dental care to Flood Brook kids; Hospital opens new women’s center

Mountain Valley funds children’s dental care The Mountain Valley Health Council, with medical offices  in Londonderry, is funding a $5,000 grant to provide on-site dental services at the Flood Brook School in Londonderry once again this year. Appointments generally include a cleaning, oral hygiene instruction and topical fluoride varnish. Some children also receive additional services […]

Londonderry institution, Clarks IGA sold to Associated Grocers

Londonderry institution, Clarks IGA sold to Associated Grocers

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Miner Clark was a college freshman when his parents bought the grocery store in the Londonderry Plaza in 1974. On Saturday it was announced that after 45 years, the Clark family’s ownership was coming to an end as Associated Grocers of New England has bought the store. […]