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Scoop shop opens; hopscotch walkway installed

Scoop shop opens; hopscotch walkway installed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a soft opening during the Chester Fall Festival, the Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe is now serving, although it may be another week or two before it is open seven days. According to owner Scott Blair, as they continue finishing work on the kitchen, the […]

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor

Theissen joins Fisher Financial as independent advisor Also recognized as an Elite Advisor by Ed Slott & Co.

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester CPA Ronald Theissen has joined forces with Fisher Financial Associates, a registered financial advisory firm with offices in Wolfeboro and Hanover, N.H., to provide financial planning services including investment management, insurance and estates and trusts. Thiessen will be an independent advisor with the Fisher firm. In […]

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday

Chester ice cream and coffee cafe opens Saturday Springfield Med gets pharmacist consult grant

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to this Saturday’s Fall Festival will find a new business open on the Chester Green. The Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe – the latest creation of Scott and Leslie Blair, owners of the Southern Pie Company, just down the street – will be opening that day. Located in […]

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

TD Bank closing Chester branch in December

By Cynthia Prairie 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Across the area on Friday, customers of TD Bank in Chester opened their mail to learn that Friday, Dec. 7 would be the last day that branch, at 48 Main St., would be open. The loss leaves those who wish to save locally with two choices: People’s Bank […]

With new chef, MacLaomainn's open seven days

With new chef, MacLaomainn’s open seven days

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a new chef in the kitchen, MacLaomainn’s is returning to its old schedule of being open daily. Recently, due to a labor shortage in the kitchen, Chester’s Scottish pub had been closing on Tuesdays. Daniel Ely, who has been in the pub’s kitchen for about a month, has been […]

Business Ticker: 'Vermont Wild' books optioned for TV

Business Ticker: ‘Vermont Wild’ books optioned for TV Jersey Girls milk gets special light-stopping packaging

‘Vermont Wild’ series optioned for television Vermont Wild, Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens, the Green Mountains best-selling Outdoor adventure books for children and adults, has been optioned for television.  Author Megan Price will be at Phoenix Books/ Misty Valley in Chester  from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 signing books for […]

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens Also, Killarney wings win again, SAPA-TV celebrates 20 years; SMCS wins quality grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Wednesday morning, Jason O’Connor will pull down the bright orange “Opening Soon” sign, make coffee and unlock the doors to South Londonderry’s newest business – The Corner Market and Deli. O’Connor, a Culinary Institute of America grad with 20 years experience in the food business, has […]

Chester Alumni golf tourney seeks hole sponsors

Chester Alumni golf tourney seeks hole sponsors

The Alumni Association for Chester High School/Green Mountain Union High School is looking for sponsors for its annual fund-raising Golf Tournament to be held at the Tater Hill Golf Club,  at 6802 Popple Dungeon Road in Windham, on Sunday, Sept. 9. Hole sponsorships are $50 to $100 and the deadline for purchasing one is Wednesday, […]

MacLaomainn's turns back clock for 10th

MacLaomainn’s turns back clock for 10th Anniversary marked with 2008 menu, prices, road rally, party

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ten years ago this Wednesday, “Scottish hospitality in the hills of Vermont” came to Chester with the opening of MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub, at 52 S. Main St. To celebrate the anniversary, owners Deb and Alan Brown are turning back the clock to 2008 for one day. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, […]

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Black River grad earns SMCS Lovell Health Career Award Morgan Brown, class of 2018 from Black River High School in Ludlow is this year’s recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award offered by Springfield Medical Care Systems. This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker One business returns, another expands in Chester

Ron Theissen ‘returns home’ with new CPA office © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ron Theissen is coming “home” to Chester. After two years in Ludlow, Theissen says that, as of July 1, he he has been “reclaiming” his space in the Henry Office Building on Main Street. As Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP, his firm […]

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg.

Porsche car show to be moved to Academy Bldg. Organizers, merchants to work together for mutual success

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A planned Columbus Day weekend car show will be moved to a more merchant-friendly location across the street from the Green in Chester. Called Wheels in the Field, the event would take place in several areas around town to showcase Porsche automobiles and BMW motorcycles. Those locations […]

Telegraph Business Ticker

Telegraph Business Ticker Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate; Chester Community Alliance elects new officers; Weston Playhouse sets up theater fund to honor retiring directors; and Furniture restorer offering new line of paints

Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties, 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow, announces the addition of Joe Karl to its team. Karl, of Chester, has been selling real estate in the Okemo area since 1998, initially as part of the team brought together to sell Jackson Gore. Karl has […]

Chester merchants worried about October event

Chester merchants worried about October event To meet with organizers to seek fix for parking loss

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Select Board-approved event to be held on Columbus Day weekend has upset merchants on The Green, where a portion of the event is set to be held. These merchants are saying that they were never consulted about the event, only learning about it from The Chester Telegraph, […]

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Childbirth Center opens human milk depot

Springfield Hospital announces the grand opening of a human milk depot in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. The opening event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Childbirth Center at Springfield Hospital. Families, prospective milk donors, healthcare providers, and community members are invited to attend the family-friendly […]

Business Ticker: Chef returns to Inn at Weston

Business Ticker: Chef returns to Inn at Weston Meditrina restaurant, changes at Gallery 103 await DRB OK; new MD at Women's Health Center

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Inn at Weston has announced the return of Chef Michael Kennedy. Kennedy who was executive chef at the Free Range Restaurant in Chester for its first three years, made a name for himself with more than 10 years at the Inn at Weston. Kennedy’s seasonal fare features a few […]

'New' quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain

‘New’ quad lift arrives at Magic Mountain Will increase skier capacity

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Piece by piece, the quad chairlift that served the Stratton Snow Bowl for 27 years has been arriving at Magic Mountain to be reassembled. Beginning on Tuesday, June 12, a crane started unloading tractor trailer loads of tower components on the ski area’s back parking lot. By […]

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

Business events: June 13-June 15, 2018

For a complete listing of events, please see The Chester Telegraph Calendar. June 13: Webinar explores business ownership At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, the Small Business Administration holds a webinar about the basics of starting a business. The topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a […]

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director Susanna Gellert comes from New York, Baltimore theaters

Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the Weston Playhouse Theater Company’s new executive artistic director. Gellert, currently associate producer and director of the Studio at New York’s  Theatre for a New Audience, comes to Weston with 15 years of experience in New York and regional theater and a long-standing […]

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties

Vail Resorts buys Okemo among other properties Sale of operating company spells end of Mueller era at resort

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vail Resorts, which last spring bought the Stowe Mountain Resort, has ventured further into the Vermont ski industry with agreements to purchase both the assets of the Okemo Mountain Resort and the rights to operate it. With this deal, the Mueller era at the Ludlow mountain which […]