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To the editor: GM kitchen preps for new year

To the editor: GM kitchen preps for new year Paper goods gone, composting program to start

Green Mountain Union High School is once again preparing for another school year here in the kitchen. I would like to welcome our new 7th graders and invite them to come down to the cafeteria and check us out for breakfast and lunch. Many of you from Chester-Andover Elementary School will be pleased to know […]

To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

To the editor: Dr. Dan would serve Vermonters

In looking at our current political leadership, many of us have been asking a fundamental question: Who do you serve? Are there any signs of human compassion or acts of true presidential leadership coming from the White House? I am particularly disappointed in our congressman, Peter Welch, who has succumbed to taking PAC money from […]

To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

To the editor: Bock announces re-election bid

I would like to announce that I am seeking re-election for the 2019/2020 legislative term as a Democrat for the Vermont House of Representatives for Windsor 3-1 District  representing Andover, Baltimore, Chester, and parts of North Springfield. It has been an honor to serve as your representative in Montpelier during the past two years and […]

To the editor: I vote for the man, not the party

To the editor: I vote for the man, not the party

I vote for the Man not the Party My voting history goes back to 1960 when I cast my first vote for John F. Kennedy for President. Coming from a GOP family (That’s Grand Old Party for young voters who might not recognize the current Republican Party), my mother simply said, “I know you will […]

To the editor: Watson's remarks 'mischaracterized'

To the editor: Watson’s remarks ‘mischaracterized’

Your July 18 article Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues by Julia Purdy was well-written and was largely factual. However, there were several statements that need correction or comment since they convey a negative impression on the group of Tierney Road residents that oppose the quarry. First, Ms. Watson did not “demand” anything. To say […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all who made golf tourney successful

To the editor: BRGNS thanks all who made golf tourney successful

The staff, the clients and the volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services are grateful to all of those who pitched in to make the recent golf tournament a success. The tournament raised more than $5,000, which we will use to defray the costs of several of our food programs. Our programs succeed because of […]

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

To the editor: Vote to fight tyranny of Act 46

The political campaign season is here once again. Vermonters have another chance to make a much needed course correction in the relationship we have with our state government. The forced school closures and mandated mergers involved with ACT 46 are tyrannical. Local stakeholders, which include parents, grandparents, taxpayers and every voter, should be determining if […]

To the editor: Candidate concerned by polluted waters

To the editor: Candidate concerned by polluted waters

I hope that everyone enjoyed our celebration of independence and freedom from our former controlling Monarchy motherland, Britain. We must eternally thank our Founding Fathers and armed citizens who fought against the odds for our freedom. We must never disregard our founding documents or the foundation of our country. The constitutions were written for the […]

To the editor: TRSU fails to support parents

To the editor: TRSU fails to support parents

To the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, Green Mountain Union High School and the Vermont Agency of Education: During the past school year, there were many, many times when transportation to school was not available for children on the Andover route. For my own purposes, the staff at GMUHS was not helpful at all. In Vermont, […]

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

To the editor: Vote Stern for governor, for schools

According to the chief education bureaucrat in Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott —  in 1997, there were 104,000 students in Vermont’s preK-12 schools. Today, Vermont has 75,000 students. That number is predicted to fall to 69,000 in the next five years and, by 2030, fall again to 65,000. 1997 was the year that ACT 60, […]

To the editor: Rep. Pajala announces run

To the editor: Rep. Pajala announces run

I am proud and excited to announce that I will be running for state representative as an Independent this November. It has been an honor to work on behalf of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston and Winhall for the last six months and I hope that the community will entrust me with that responsibility in the […]

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as 'unacceptable'

To the editor: Andover families decry spotty GM bus service as ‘unacceptable’

We, the parents and taxpayers of Bus #4 (the “Andover” school bus) want to make all of you aware of a disservice being done to the families who live in Andover, the outer edge of Chester, and Londonderry. Since mid-April there has been only sporadic school bus service to Andover, Londonderry, Potash Brook Road and […]

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

To the editor: GM Interact Club grateful for help to fund Nicaragua trip

Nine members of the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School spent the 2018 February break in Nicaragua engaged in service work. The participants included Magali Stowell-Alemán, Sierra Kehoe, Sadie Wood, Noelle Gignoux, Mary Churchill, Pearl Myers, Zoe Svec, Erik Heitsmith, all of GMUHS, and Hannah Fleming, a Chester resident enrolled at […]

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for trail access

To the editor: Chester Snowmobile Club thanks landowners for trail access

The Chester Snowmobile Club maintains more than 60 miles of VAST snowmobile trails running through Chester and the surrounding towns. We love the town of Chester and, as a way to support the community annually, we make financial contributions to many local organizations. During the last meeting of the season, we recently voted to make […]

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

To the editor: Vote yes on the GMUSD budget

Dear Community Members: Thank you to everyone who participated in the effort to refine the 2018-2019 Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) budget. The board voted almost unanimously to put forth this budget to the legal voters, and feels that it is reflective of community goals for our students. In summary, this proposed budget totals […]

To the editor: Gordon Scholarship thanks all who helped with fund-raiser

To the editor: Gordon Scholarship thanks all who helped with fund-raiser

It was a fantastic Cinco De Mayo night at the Chester American Legion, and the Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund has a ton of people to thank for their 5th annual fundraiser. The fund was able to add thousands to their bank account Saturday night and excited about putting it to good use. All proceeds will […]

To the editor: BR school group gets 501c3 status

To the editor: BR school group gets 501c3 status Seeks more community input for new independent school

The Ludlow-based Black River Independent School Committee recently became recognized as an official tax-exempt organization, gaining 501c3 status through the IRS. The group is currently in the process of completing the application to submit to the Vermont Board of Education to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount […]

To the editor: Housing Trust aids homeowners with repairs

To the editor: Housing Trust aids homeowners with repairs

At the Chester Select Board meeting on May 2, AmeriCorps service member Daphne Okumus presented information about Windham & Windsor Housing Trust’s Green Mountain Home Repair program. “The Green Mountain Home Repair program provides low cost loans and construction management to residents in Windham and Windsor counties,” Okumus told the board. “These loans have a […]

To the editor: Chester family needs medical help for soon-to-be-born baby

To the editor: Chester family needs medical help for soon-to-be-born baby

My name is Scott Boucher and my wife is Stacey Sanderson. She is a Chester native, and I am a longtime transplant from Burlington. Our oldest daughter Anya is a second grader at CAES, and we are proud of our town. Chester is a wonderful, safe and close-knit community, and we have seen the residents […]

To the editor: CTES Petition organizers thank communities

To the editor: CTES Petition organizers thank communities

To the communities of Cavendish, Chester, Andover, Baltimore, Ludlow and Mt. Holly: We want to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for supporting our petition to reinstate the position of Cavendish Town Elementary School principal as full-time and permanent. We had received 401 signatures including residents of all the towns that make up the Two […]