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Business Ticker Okemo TV's hours change as renovation continues; Grace Cottage CEO receives 'Grassroots Champion' award

Okemo TV’s renovation to upgrade services, activities Okemo Valley TV, the community access television station and media education center, has begun a new phase of its multi-part renovations within its facility in the Town of Ludlow’s Community Center complex. Using grants, private donations and internal budgeting for the project, the organization can move forward with […]

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Business Ticker Southern Pie moves in with Scoop Shop; Windham Foundation fined; Job Fair in Springfield in April

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Southern Pie Company, at 287 Main St. next to Six Loose Ladies, has moved in with Main Street Coffee and Scoop Shoppe right up the street at 94 The Common, next door to the Free Range Restaurant. Both shops are owned and operated by Scott and Leslie Blair, who own […]

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm

Gomo family purchases Crow Hill Farm Vt. Land Trust among agencies aiding conservation plan

The Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Housing & Conservation Board worked with Greg and Tara Gomo to help them purchase and permanently conserve Crow Hill Farm on Flamstead Road in Chester. The Gomos are using the land to produce beef, pork, poultry and eggs, and now have an opportunity to expand their business. The 263-acre […]

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Business Ticker Chester kettle corn makers open B&B; One Credit offers $1,000 scholarships; class held on government contracts

Kettle corn makers open B&B in Stone Village home Carol Leofanti and Mark Ouellette of Chester announce the opening of The Stone House Bed & Breakfast and Kettle Corn Co., at their home at 166 North St. in Chester’s historic Stone Village. Leofanti and Ouellette, who purchased the property last May, are offering two units […]

Springfield Med board taps interim leaders

Springfield Med board taps interim leaders

The Board of Directors of Springfield Medical Care Systems has approved three interim leadership appointments, according to a press release issued by the hospital system. According to a report in VTDigger,  Springfield Hospital has been struggling financially for a while, but media reports revealed in early December that the hospital wasn’t paying its bills. Springfield […]

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Business Ticker New American Grill reopens; Mountain Energy expands offerings; King steps down at Nature Museum

New American Grill reopens ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The New American Grill restaurant in the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry, 5700 VT Route 100, re-opened its doors on Dec. 26, 2018, which chef/owner Max Turner returning with extensive renovations that include a new bar and a platform for patrons and “everybody’s favorite dishes” from the old menu. […]

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Business Ticker New children's librarian at Whiting; Meat packer donates to Springfield youth programs; SVAC welcomes new exec director; nominees sought for Business of Year Award

Whiting welcomes new Youth Services librarian Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, welcomes new Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Kaufman. After several months, many applicants and interviews Kaufman will be joining the staff of Whiting Library and offering her services to the children, teens and families of the community. Until recently, Kaufman designed library programs […]

Magic Mtn. opens lift to mid-mountain

Magic Mtn. opens lift to mid-mountain

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Decades after its construction was begun, Magic Mountain’s Green Chair lift took its first skiers to mid-mountain on Saturday. Just before 2 p.m., resort President Geoff Hatheway christened the lift with a bottle of sparkling wine to the cheers of a patient group of skiers who had […]

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Business Ticker Londonderry residents open 2nd hardware store in Bondville

Lincoln Maples Hardware Store, at 1 River Road in Bondville and owned by Darrell and Lucy Sherburne of Londonderry, opened its doors in early November after a year’s planning and construction. The Sherburnes also own the Londonderry Hardware Store at the Mountain Marketplace on Route 100. Wright Construction Co. Inc. of Mt. Holly built the […]

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Business Ticker DyakCraft of Chester donates $1,500 to Family Center; Dr. Ficko joins Springfield Urology

Diaks donate $1,500 to Chester-Andover Family Center © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Tom and Linda Diak, owners of DyakCraft LLC of Chester, have donated $1,500 to the Chester-Andover Family Center following their recent sale of special sets of their hand-crafted knitting needles. Twenty percent of the proceeds from these sets was earmarked for the Chester-Andover […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker Made to Move Pilates moves to bigger locale; Smokeshire Designs awards 2nd Grand Prize; SAPA-TV hosts a public domain Christmas

Made to Move Pilates of Chester, owned by Patty Nader, has moved from School Street to an expanded space in a former laundromat at 288 Depot St. The new studio is set to open on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The studio, which opened five years ago in a small space on School Street, had undergone renovations […]

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Chester Telegraph donates $1,000 to Chester Rotary Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, on Thursday, Dec. 6, presented the Rotary Club of Chester with a check for $1,000, a donation that is part of the Telegraph’s ‘Real Well-Wishers’ Program, in which 20 percent of the advertising proceeds are returned to the charitable […]

New chef at Red Slate Restaurant in Derry

New chef at Red Slate Restaurant in Derry

The Red Slate Restaurant at Upper Pass Lodge in Londonderry has hired a new chef, Jeremy Derby, who joins the restaurant with 22 years of kitchen experience, 16 as chef. “We are confident that Jeremy is the perfect fit for our restaurant, bringing with him new energy and enthusiasm” said Vincent Presciti, general manager for […]

Misty Valley bookstore reopens on limited basis

Misty Valley bookstore reopens on limited basis

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After reconsideration, Phoenix Books Misty Valley has reopened its doors, at least until Christmas, Katie DeSanto,  a Phoenix employee and daughter of owner Mike DeSanto, told the Telegraph Tuesday morning. The shop on Chester’s Green, which stayed shuttered for more than a week, reopened the afternoon of Monday, […]

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 26

Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 26

The Chester Development Review Board will hold a site visit at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26 at Gold River Extension off Pleasant Street. Its public meeting will follow at 6 p.m. in Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the Nov. 12th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) […]

Misty Valley Books shut after staff apparently quits

Misty Valley Books shut after staff apparently quits Local purchase of store from Phoenix Books abruptly ends

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Phoenix Books Misty Valley in Chester was open. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, it was not. Sometime on Thursday, Nov. 8, it will open again, at least through the weekend. But when it will reopen again permanently is not known by the owners, who still hope […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker Smokeshire Design celebrates 1st anniversary; Chef Tostrup launches community fund-raisers

Smokeshire Design celebrates first anniversary Smokeshire Design, the fine home-wares shop of locally made and handcrafted goods located 3630 VT Route 103 North in Chester, will be celebrating its first anniversary for a week of events and giveaways. The celebration starts on Friday, Nov. 23 — Glass Friday — with a daily door prize drawing […]

After four-year hiatus, Seesaw's rides again

After four-year hiatus, Seesaw’s rides again

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC We usually say that it’s easier to tell you what hasn’t been retained than what has,” says Kim Prins as she begins to give a tour of  the new Seesaw’s Lodge in Peru. As late as 2014, Johnny Seesaw’s Restaurant was a local institution with a storied […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]

Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

Carlton acquires Stocker Plumbing & Heating

©2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After 50 years in the plumbing and heating business — the last 35 running his own company — Rich Stocker of Chester is packing up his pipes and handing his customer list over to the next generation of independent plumbers. In addition to his “Rolodex” and other equipment, the owner of […]