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Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Rachael Hyjek, an agent with Engel & Völkers Okemo and a Mount Holly native, has been elected as treasurer of the Crown Point Board of Realtors for the 2021 term. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, the Crown Point Board of Realtors supports more than 70 realtors throughout the region, including in Ludlow, […]

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Grace Cottage's Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Grace Cottage’s Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Joshua Rosenblum of South Londonderry, a physician assistant at the Grace Cottage Emergency Department, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. Rosenblum brings a wealth of experience to his work at Grace Cottage and to his role on the SEMPA board. He holds a Master […]

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success; <br> New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

William Raveis calls 2020 Coat Drive a success;
New owners for Mary W. Davis Realtors

Raveis Realtors’ outwear drive warms communities William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties in Ludlow hosted its annual 2020 Coat Drive this year in effort to keep our communities warm. The monthlong Coat Drive has been an ongoing event for the team at Vermont Properties, and members were excited to bring a bit of cheer to […]

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

South Central Vermont Realtors donate $18,475 to seven food pantries

The South Central Vermont Board of Realtors has donated a total of $18,475 to seven food pantries to help communities impacted by Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, food insecurity rates and reliance on food pantries are skyrocketing. Typically, on any other given year, the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors collects donations at […]

Londonderry launches 'Trail of Lights' for holiday

Londonderry launches ‘Trail of Lights’ for holiday

Project Londonderry has launched “Trail of Lights” as part of Vermont Lights the Way campaign to help overcome pandemic fatigue. Gov. Phil Scott has encouraged Vermonters to decorate their homes, businesses, parks and public spaces to show community support. The Londonderry “Trail of Lights” will be a 6-mile driving tour through the heart of Londonderry […]

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

SMCS, Springfield Hospital emerging from Chapter 11

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont has confirmed the Chapter 11 reorganization plans of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital, according to a press release late this afternoon from SMCS. Confirmation of their Chapter 11 plans is the final step necessary for the two companies to exit Chapter 11 and the culmination […]

New owners for Erskine's, iconic Chester store

New owners for Erskine’s, iconic Chester store Bartonsville family keeps 'Erskine' name, products as it targets young clientele

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC This afternoon, R.B. Erskine Grain & Supplies officially became Erskine’s Grain and Garden as the feed store in Chester Depot was sold to new owners. The similar name is not the only thing that will be familiar to long-time customers. As Bartonsville residents Janessa Purney and Burleigh […]

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center; <br>Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center;
Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates $2,020 to Chester-Andover Family Center Route 103 Auto of Chester has presented the Chester-Andover Family Center with a holiday donation of $2,020. “Route 103 Auto values our community and we have sincere appreciation for the folks that have reached out and been supportive of us,” said owner Roger Batchelder. “We feel […]

Local hemp producers, sellers eye budding 'Vermont brand' recreational cannabis market

Local hemp producers, sellers eye budding ‘Vermont brand’ recreational cannabis market

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Vermont’s recreational cannabis market will not open until 2022, the budding CBD industry may be poised to pave the way for new and expanding businesses in the region. While questions remain as to the size of Vermont’s future cannabis industry and the scope of its economic impact, […]

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Food Service Manager Denise Choleva of Jamaica has been named the Certified Dietary Manager of the Month by the national Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Choleva has worked in food service at Grace Cottage for 22 years and has managed the department since 2002. Choleva started her training […]

X-country ski centers hopeful for coming season

X-country ski centers hopeful for coming season Viking, Wild Wings, Grafton expect more locals, fewer from away

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite restrictions on travel and recreation, local cross country ski centers are anticipating a strong season ahead — one that could possibly even surpass past winters. Following an uptick in outdoor recreation this summer, businesses like Londonderry’s Viking Nordic Center, Wild Wings Ski & Yoga in Peru, and […]

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

Vt. Community Foundation gives Park St. School project $300,000

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp.  announced that it has received a $300,000 investment from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ongoing pre-development work at the former Park Street School in Springfield. SRDC Executive Director Bob Flint said that the funds would help to complete architectural and engineering work for redevelopment of […]

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

SRDC gets grants for co-op, Blake Hill Preserves

Springfield Regional Development Corp.is the recipient of two grants to support a pair of economic development projects in the region. The awards were part of the Regional Economic Development Grant Program, administered by the Department of Buildings and General Services. The goal of the program is promote stimulation or retention economic opportunities in the state. […]

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative, the regional substance misuse prevention organization located in Londonderry, announces Samantha Pearce as its community health epidemiologist, a new position funded by a federal grant. Pearce, who recently earned her master’s in Public Health from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, will oversee designing, collecting and analyzing statistical data to measure […]

Broadband plan outlined to bring fiber to Weston, Derry, 14 other towns in Deerfield Valley CUD

Broadband plan outlined to bring fiber to Weston, Derry, 14 other towns in Deerfield Valley CUD

By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District — of which Londonderry and now Weston are members — presented its business plan earlier this month, following months of surveys and studies into the region’s connectivity and potential. Officially formed this April, the 16-member town CUD aims to provide equitable, […]

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets regional stimulus grant; GNAT offers free promotional videos; SBA announces simpler form for PPP loan forgiveness

Okemo chamber gets state regional stimulus grant The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a Restart VT Regional Marketing & Stimulus Grant from the state Department of Tourism. This successful application was the result of a regional collaboration with joint applications from  partners including the communities of Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow and Weston. Individual community grants […]

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Artisans Alley Indoors opens in Chester; Atelier Annex artists hold pop up gallery in Grafton

Pop up gallery by Atelier Annex artists set for Grafton this weekend Atelier Annex is planning a pop up gallery in Grafton in the Mountain Mind and Movement Yoga Studio, Windham Cottage Annex, 76 Main St. in Grafton, which is currently not in use due to Covid 19. The event will be held from 11 […]

Springfield Hospital, Okemo Chamber announce winners of September golf tourneys

Springfield Hospital, Okemo Chamber announce winners of September golf tourneys

Springfield Hospital’s 20th Annual Golf Challenge nets $12,000 for operating room Springfield Hospital hosted its 20th Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, raising more than  $12,000 for its Operating Room Equipment Fund. Sixty-eight tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes […]