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MacLaomainn's in Chester not closing or sold

MacLaomainn’s in Chester not closing or sold Name confusion may be behind rumor

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Neeps and Tatties fans do not despair. Rumors of the closing of  MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub in Chester are false. According to owners Deb and Alan Brown, they recently received a phone call from their trash hauler asking when they wanted to have their dumpster picked up. The […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker New manager Welcoming Day at Chester People's; Karner partner at Huntley group; Lenselink joins Twin State Psychological Services; One Credit donates $16,000 to Make-A-Wish

Chester People’s holds Welcoming Day for new branch manager Feb. 14 People’s United Bank in Chester, 57 S. Main St.,  will be holding an official Welcoming Day during its regular hours — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — on Friday, Feb. 14 to give customers a chance to meet the new branch manager, Tim Rumrill, […]

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

SRDC takes title to Park Street School

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Springfield Regional Development Corp. has announced that it recently took title to the former Park Street School in Springfield from the Springfield School District. Park Street School is the headquarters for the Black River Innovation Campus, which opened earlier this year. Plans for the property include developing additional space for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

VTrans seeks public input on future of Vt. airports

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s Agency of Transportation will be holding public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 to discuss the future of aviation in Vermont. VTrans is in the process of updating the Vermont Aviation System Plan, which will guide the development of Vermont’s public-use airports over the next 20 years. […]

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant; <br>Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive; <br>One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

Chef buys Free Range Restaurant;
Proctorsville brew pub gets state tax incentive;
One Credit celebrates renovated Chester branch

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Free Range Restaurant on the Chester Green was sold on Tuesday, Oct. 2, but the new owner says nothing much will change. Chef Jason Tostrup, who came on board at the restaurant in October 2017, bought the business from owners Rick and Anne Paterno who opened […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]