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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The women behind the masks

The women behind the masks Three businesswomen sew kindness into every face mask

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing Three businesswomen have turned their sewing expertise into an act of kindness by creating washable, reusable face masks for friends, family and medical personnel throughout the region to help slow Covid-19 infections in Vermont. They are part of a force of individuals who have stepped up to fill a […]

Derry's Fusco joins Sotheby's Bromley office

Derry’s Fusco joins Sotheby’s Bromley office

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty announces that Londonderry resident Andie Fusco has joined the company’s Bromley office as a sales associate. Fusco grew up ski racing at Stratton Mountain, which instilled in her a love for the sport and for the  Tri-Mountain area. This passion prompted her to attend the University of Vermont and spend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children's Shop

Retirement to close Chester Flowers & Village Children’s Shop While 33-year business partnership comes to an end, a longer friendship continues

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After more than 30 years in business, through changing times and tastes, Diane Stocker and Cheryl LeClair, who have kept area children fashionably dressed and local tables and special occasions in bloom, are retiring. Sometime in mid-October, the Village Children’s Shop and Chester Flowers, at 145 S. Main. […]

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Okemo Resort hires new F&B director

Jason Palmer has been named director of food and beverage for Okemo Mountain Resort, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s culinary operations on a year-round basis. A native Vermonter originally from Colchester, Palmer started skiing when he was 5 and competed on his high school ski team. He is a graduate of the University of […]

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 […]