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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. […]

South Central Vermont Realtors collect, donate supplies to 13 schools

South Central Vermont Realtors collect, donate supplies to 13 schools

Realtors in south-central Vermont have collected 35 bags of school supplies, with an estimated value of $1,750, for 13 area schools, including the Flood Brook School in Londonderry and Windham Elementary in Windham. “We realize that many of our teachers reach into their own pockets to purchase basic school supplies for their classrooms,” said Claudia […]

Westonite joins Fisher Financial's Chester office

Westonite joins Fisher Financial’s Chester office

Justin P. Croteau has joined the Chester, Vt., office of the regional New England financial advisory firm of Fisher Financial Advisors, where he will work closely with Ron Theissen CPA, CFP. Croteau, who holds a BA and MBA from Providence College, has worked in marketing and development in higher education and hospitals including Carnegie Mellon […]

New owner, name slated for Chester bookstore

New owner, name slated for Chester bookstore From avid reader to bookseller to store owner

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vicki Thornton loves to read. It was reading that brought her to work at Phoenix Books Misty Valley when the owner’s daughter and store manager, Katie DeSanto, was looking for some help in January to free her from the frequent days away from her East Hardwick home. And […]

Pollards open flower shop at Chester Hardware

Pollards open flower shop at Chester Hardware

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Come Saturday, Aug. 17, the almost yearlong absence of a flower shop in the town of Chester will come to an end, thanks to a simple question from the owner of Chester Hardware. It was October of 2018 when the long-time owners of Chester Flowers and Village Children […]

Windham FBLA chapter places 9th at Leadership Conference

Windham FBLA chapter places 9th at Leadership Conference

Windham Regional Career Center’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America placed 9th in national competition at the FBLA National Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, June 29 to July 2.  The chapter competed in the Annual Business Report event, bringing home a ninth place finish. The Annual Business report event describes the activities […]

Nature Museum hires new exec director

Nature Museum hires new exec director

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As it embarks on celebrating its 30th anniversary — and with eyes toward a new phase of program and facility expansion — the Nature Museum announces the appointment of  Vanessa Stern as its new executive director. The museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, and is open 10 a.m. to […]

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit awards scholarships to six high school grads

One Credit Union, headquartered in Springfield, has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates across Vermont and New Hampshire, including one to Chester resident Rachel Guerra. Brett Smith, president and CEO of One Credit Union, noted that to qualify applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate financial need, and be eligible […]

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

Act 250 allows Magic to double snowmaking

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry announced today, Tuesday, June 25 that it has received Act 250 approval to double the size of its snowmaking pond to approximately 9 million gallons while taking the pond “off stream” to help create a better aquatic environment for fish downstream. The Act 250 […]

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Business Ticker Corporate Lactation Services expands in new Chester location; Springfield native tapped to head new tech campus; hospital lab earns CAP accreditation

Corporate Lactation Services expands in new Chester location Corporate Lactation Services of Chester announces its move to a new location at 7 Pineview Drive, off Route 103 South, as well as an expansion of breastfeeding support to include on-site lactation visits. When new mothers in southern Vermont are needing assistance with their breastfeeding experience, they […]

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Business Ticker Chester People's team sweeps bank awards; two honored by S. Central Realtors board

Chester People’s Bank team brings home 16 awards The team at People’s United Bank in Chester swept the most recent People’s Bank awards evening, held in early May at the Howe Center in Rutland, recognized for their outstanding sales and service efforts in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018. The trio was recognized with […]

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Business Ticker Steve Stettler joins Sotheby's in Bromley; Grafton shop to handle food service at Weston Playhouse

WPTC’s Stettler joins Sotheby’s Realty Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty announces that Steve Stettler of Weston has joined the company’s Bromley/Londonderry office as a sales associate. Stettler first fell in love with Southern Vermont as a college actor at the Weston Playhouse, returning most every summer until he and his partners took over the reins […]

Sunday Artisans Alley Market debuts in Chester

Sunday Artisans Alley Market debuts in Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was a perfect sunny and cool Sunday morning for the inaugural opening of the Artisans Alley Market in Chester, conceived by Sharon Baker of Sharon’s on the Common to highlight local, small creators and bring more people into downtown Chester during the weekends. Seven vendors, selling everything […]

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Business Ticker Boston Mag gives kudos to Woodcock Farm of Weston; new sign for Sharon's of Chester; Weston Playhouse gets $10,000 NEA grant

Boston Mag gives shoutout to Woodcock Farm Summer Snow cheese Weston’s Woodcock Farm Cheese Co.’s Summer Snow cheese got a shoutout from Boston Magazine in its Ultimate Guide to News England’s Cheese Revolution, in which writer Julia Clancy talks about the New England cheese scene, saying that it “is taking over the world.” One section […]

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Business Ticker Sugar Bob's sriracha takes home food honor; One Credit gets OK to expand in Vt., N.H.

Sugar Bob’s sriracha honored by Specialty Food Association Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind, a small, family-owned business owner by Londonderry residents “Sugar Bob” Hausslein and Andrea Ogden, took home another win last month from the Specialty Food Association for its Smoked Maple Sriracha. The winning hot sauce is a take on the spicy Thai condiment that […]

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Business Ticker Springfield Med to restore pay on Sunday; Manchester granola maker honored as Exporter of Year

SMCS to restore employee salaries after budget cuts Springfield Medical Care Systems has announced that it plans to restore employee salaries and wages effective May 5, 2019 with the reduction of its operating budget by more than $6.5 million on an annualized basis. Through implementation of a series of expense reduction strategies, including workforce restructuring, […]