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Vermont reports 38 new Covid-19 cases in week

Vermont reports 38 new Covid-19 cases in week Drive-in fireworks displays to be allowed as guidelines change

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed nine new Covid-19 cases on Friday, for an increase of 38 cases this week, which is trending down from last week’s addition of 54. The total number of cases in Vermont now stands at 1,236 with no new deaths reported. Total deaths in Vermont have […]

S. Vermont in a 'crazy' real estate sales boom

S. Vermont in a ‘crazy’ real estate sales boom Some buyers scooping up homes sight-unseen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Talk with any area Realtor about the current property market and one word that comes up nearly every time is “crazy.” Real estate sales in this part of Southern Vermont have heating up as the number of houses available – what Realtors call “inventory” – is in […]

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 […]

Area restaurants adopt new formats, menus under Covid-19

Area restaurants adopt new formats, menus under Covid-19 Owners hope state reopens slowly to prevent second wave

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Restaurant owners say they are finding ways to keep their businesses alive as the Covid-19 pandemic continues into its fifth month. With curbside delivery in place, outdoor seating and limited indoor dining allowed, business has picked up somewhat. Some owners have secured federal Payroll Protection Plan loans and […]

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage Hospital’s 70th Annual Hospital Fair Day is going virtual this year as it seeks to raise $34,800 for technologically advanced hospital beds that will provide increased comfort and safety for patients and nurses. Donations of new or used items of high value including jewelry, cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, and boats are greatly […]

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 […]

Vermont Covid numbers rise as state continues to reopen businesses

Vermont Covid numbers rise as state continues to reopen businesses

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed 16 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, contributing to a weekly increase of 84. This is the largest single-week increase since early April, prompting CBS News Wednesday night to identify Vermont as one of 16 states that have seen “dramatic increase of cases since Memorial […]

Lisai's becomes Smitty's with new owner

Lisai’s becomes Smitty’s with new owner

  By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Garrison Smith is no stranger to working 12 hours a day, but it’s a long way from working as an attorney and corporate counsel to babysitting an ailing cooler until service can arrive. Smith is the new owner of Lisai’s Chester Market, whose name will be […]

S. Vt. Realtors gives Good Neighbor, Realtor of Year awards

S. Vt. Realtors gives Good Neighbor, Realtor of Year awards

The South Central Vermont Board of Realtors  announces the 2020 recipients of its Good Neighbor and  Realtor of the Year awards. The Good Neighbor award recognizes a Realtor who makes extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in the local communities we serve. This year’s winner is Sandy Laserte of Stratton, who is always […]

Covid-19 cases rise by 18 in week; outdoor dining allowed at some restaurants

Covid-19 cases rise by 18 in week; outdoor dining allowed at some restaurants Springfield testing site to re-open on Tuesday, May 26

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed six new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to 952, an increase of 18 cases in the last week. Of the six new cases, one was reported in Windsor County and three were in Windham County. One new death has been reported […]

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

West River Farmers Market opens Saturday under new restrictions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The West River Farmers Market will begin its 26th season on Saturday in a totally new format – just like everything else these days. The market must adhere to state guidelines to address the Covid-19 pandemic, which means that the music and social aspects of the market […]

Local businessowners contemplate reopening

Local businessowners contemplate reopening As Scott opens 'spigot,' area retailers seek ways to safely accommodate customers

By Evan Chadwick ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Vermont exceeding expectations in containing the spread of Covid-19, Gov. Phil Scott has consistently turned the “economic spigot” a little more each week. Although the loosening of restrictions has already allowed some non-essential businesses to reopen in a limited capacity, the guidelines that businesses are required to […]

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV offers businesses video re-opening announcements

GNAT-TV is offering local businesses the opportunity to film a one-minute message to update the community about reopening, what people should expect, where the community should look for updates and any other details the community should know. GNAT-TV serves Arlington, Dorset, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Rupert, Sandgate, Stratton, Sunderland, Weston and Winhall. Local Business Video Announcement […]

SBA holding seminars on EIDL, PPP; offers aid to agriculture

SBA holding seminars on EIDL, PPP; offers aid to agriculture

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the SBA Vermont District Office is hosting a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, and any pertinent updates. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and […]

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

SDRC offers emergency loans to area businesses

Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it has received authorization to utilize a portion of the Springfield Area Revolving Loan Fund to assist businesses that are impacted by COVID-19. SRDC has designated $173,000 of the RLF’s lending base for use in emergency loans to businesses. These funds are intended for use as gap financing […]

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Afterschool Program is host a Kids on the Move Virtual 5k fun run to support the local businesses in its communities. Each registration fee will be turned into a gift certificate to a business of the participant’s choice. The gift certificate will be mailed to the participant to use either […]

Henry Homeyer featured on gardening show; GNAT-TV's Comcast channels move

Henry Homeyer featured on gardening show; GNAT-TV’s Comcast channels move

Telegraph columnist Henry Homeyer featured on May 7 gardening program Henry Homeyer, University of New Hampshire master gardener and Chester Telegraph columnist, will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, May 7 gardening group hosted by Cheryl Joy Lipton and Melody Reed of Mountain Valley Climate Action 350VT. The program, held via Zoom, the video […]

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 21

Telegraph Pandemic Digest for April 21

Food distribution at Hartness Airport The Vermont National Guard and Vermont Foodbank will distribute food for those in need at Hartness State Airport in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday April 27. Those in need of food will be given a seven day supply of Meals Ready to Eat for each member […]

Small biz urged to apply for SBA loan programs

Small biz urged to apply for SBA loan programs Congress, White House working to add funds to PPP, EIDL

By Evan Chadwick ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the Covid-19 health crisis continuing to cause large scale shutdowns of small businesses across Vermont, small town businesses have been compelled to collaborate more than ever before in an effort to seek emergency funding that has been rolled out as part of the federal CARES Act signed […]

Banks, credit unions alter policies, hours, services during pandemic

Banks, credit unions alter policies, hours, services during pandemic

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Local businesses and residents are feeling the economic pinch from the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses are laying off workers; most are closed temporarily and some are going out of business. The Vermont Department of Labor has been overwhelmed with new unemployment claims. Gov. Phil Scott is ordering all Vermonters […]