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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

Business Ticker: 'Vermont Wild' books optioned for TV

Business Ticker: ‘Vermont Wild’ books optioned for TV Jersey Girls milk gets special light-stopping packaging

‘Vermont Wild’ series optioned for television Vermont Wild, Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens, the Green Mountains best-selling Outdoor adventure books for children and adults, has been optioned for television.  Author Megan Price will be at Phoenix Books/ Misty Valley in Chester  from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 signing books for […]

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens

Telegraph Ticker: South Derry deli opens Also, Killarney wings win again, SAPA-TV celebrates 20 years; SMCS wins quality grant

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Wednesday morning, Jason O’Connor will pull down the bright orange “Opening Soon” sign, make coffee and unlock the doors to South Londonderry’s newest business – The Corner Market and Deli. O’Connor, a Culinary Institute of America grad with 20 years experience in the food business, has […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker One business returns, another expands in Chester

Ron Theissen ‘returns home’ with new CPA office © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ron Theissen is coming “home” to Chester. After two years in Ludlow, Theissen says that, as of July 1, he he has been “reclaiming” his space in the Henry Office Building on Main Street. As Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP, his firm […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate; Chester Community Alliance elects new officers; Weston Playhouse sets up theater fund to honor retiring directors; and Furniture restorer offering new line of paints

Joe Karl joins Raveis Real Estate William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties, 29 Locust Hill Road in Ludlow, announces the addition of Joe Karl to its team. Karl, of Chester, has been selling real estate in the Okemo area since 1998, initially as part of the team brought together to sell Jackson Gore. Karl has […]

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Telegraph Business Ticker Fullerton Inn and Moon Dog on the move ...

By Cynthia Prairie ©2018 Telegraph Publishing Fullerton Inn & Tavern closed for Spring Revitalization The Fullerton Inn and Tavern, at 40 the Common in Chester, has closed for a few weeks for what owners Bret and Nancy Rugg are calling “Spring Revitalization.” The inn will reopen for lunch at 11:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

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Moon Dog Cafe heads to Bellows Falls ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The worst kept secret in Chester is finally official. Jacki Restmeyer, owner of the organic restaurant, grocery and shop-filled-with-really-cool-stuff  known as the Moon Dog Cafe, announced Monday via Facebook that she is moving the entire works to Bellows Falls. The Chester resident has been […]

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By Renee Nied ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Country on the Common now Sharon’s With the new year, came a new name for Country on the Common, Chester’s highly eclectic apparel shop at 80 the Common in Chester. Owner and wearable art artisan Sharon Baker said she decided to follow the crowds, who call the shop […]

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Greetings from The Chester Telegraph’s Business Ticker, where information about business development, changes and interests, both local and statewide, can be found. My name is Renee Nied and I am taking over this column after recently relocating to Chester from Upstate New York. Through the Business Ticker, I hope we can find one other. Then […]

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©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Bookkeeping opens shop in Chester Mary Richardson has opened Green Mountain Bookkeeping & Office Support on Main Street in Chester. With more than 25 years of experience, Green Mountain Bookkeeping is offering bookkeeping and office support to small business owners as well as individuals. Richardson said that her services […]

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Kuniko Hunter of Chester, RPI team, awarded medical patent 2011 Green Mountain Union High School graduate and Chester resident Kuniko Hunter has been awarded a U.S. patent as one of a team of five inventors of Elefoot, a device for monitoring and documenting a patient’s compliance to doctor’s orders — such as keeping the affected […]

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The Chester Telegraph donated $700 to the Chester Rotary in early December. For the past three years, The Telegraph and the Rotary have partnered to develop the Rotary’s annual Chester Fall Festival page in The Telegraph. Every year, the page contains detailed information on the festival, including music and entertainment schedules, demonstration and vendor information […]