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To the editor: GM students pioneer French exchange program

To the editor: GM students pioneer French exchange program

This year, nine students and two faculty members of Green Mountain Union High School pioneered an exchange program with Lycée St. Joseph La Pommeraye, a high school in France. The 2018 St. Joseph La Pommeraye Exchange Program was an opportunity for GM students to better understand French culture and gain fluency in French language through […]

To the editor: Family Center thanks businesses for help during prom outfit sale

To the editor: Family Center thanks businesses for help during prom outfit sale

On April 4, 2018, area teens and parents converged on the Chester-Andover Family Center for prom shopping. Shoppers tried on multiple dresses from our selection of over 200 long and short gowns. Once the perfect dress was found, the girls selected accessories to match. Guys also had a large selection of suits and tuxedos to […]

To the editor: Principal Ferenc invites parents to Proficiency Based Education meeting

To the editor: Principal Ferenc invites parents to Proficiency Based Education meeting

Dear Green Mountain Parents, Students and Guardians, I am writing this letter to invite you to an informational presentation on Proficiency Based Education, to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Green Mountain Union High School’s Library Learning Commons. We will open the meeting in the LLC with a brief overview […]

To the editor: Make your voice heard

To the editor: Make your voice heard

Chester and Andover residents, I invite you to participate in a brief, four question research survey about Community and Youth in Chester and Andover, Vermont. I am an Andover resident, an early childhood educator and graduate student at Goddard College. The survey should take 3 to 5 minutes and will be up online until April […]

To the editor: Watershed Alliance thanks communities for support

To the editor: Watershed Alliance thanks communities for support

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance wants to sincerely thank the following communities and their citizens for supporting our efforts to monitor the waterways of our area: Brattleboro, Brookline, Dummerston, Jamaica, Londonderry, Newfane, Putney, Townshend and Wardsboro. Your support of our organization demonstrates your desire and commitment for our stream to be checked regularly throughout the […]

To the editor: Gun proliferation is part of problem

To the editor: Gun proliferation is part of problem

Gun rights advocates are fond of saying “guns don’t kill people, people do.” Presumably this means that someone who is intent upon committing murder or mayhem will always find a weapon of some sort and a way to use it. So, since guns are not the problem, there is no need to control access to […]

To the editor: GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

To the editor: GM Iron Chef teams cook up wins

St. Patrick’s Day proved to be a lucky day for two of the three Jr. Iron Chef teams that Green Mountain Middle & High sent to compete in the 11th Annual Jr. Iron Chef Competition in Essex on Saturday, March 17. GM teams have competed for six years, and our teams have been winners in […]

To the editor: Condos concerned by over-reach of Homeland Security bill

To the editor: Condos concerned by over-reach of Homeland Security bill

As Vermont’s Chief Elections Officer my responsibility is to ensure that our fundamental democratic voting rights are protected. I recently learned of language included in Section 4012 of H.R.2825, which provides for the reauthorization of the federal Department of Homeland Security, which would allow armed Secret Service agents to enter polling locations – at the […]

To the editor: Gun owners, control advocates can find common ground

To the editor: Gun owners, control advocates can find common ground

On March 14, I watched about 30 Leland and Gray students walk out of their school and conduct a 17-minute demonstration to honor the 17 students and teachers who were slaughtered in the April 14 school-shooting in Florida, and to demand action by national and state legislators to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The […]

To the editor: Board chair urges 'Yes' vote on new GMUSD budget

To the editor: Board chair urges ‘Yes’ vote on new GMUSD budget

The Green Mountain Unified School District became operational in September 2017. In short order, the board, represented by the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, elected officers, organized committees, and began work on the budget. The budget proved challenging. We had anticipated substantial savings as a result of consolidation under Act 46. Because of […]

To the editor: Green Mountain Party seeks pay equity study

To the editor: Green Mountain Party seeks pay equity study

The Green Mountain Party has requested that T.J. Donovan, our state’s attorney, investigate the pay inequity between the sexes. We have requested the number of investigations done on pay discrimination for the last 10 years. We have asked for his plans to investigate the pay inequity we have been hearing about, where women are paid […]

To the editor: Chester Brochure Committee seeks listings, photos

To the editor: Chester Brochure Committee seeks listings, photos

Over the last three years, the Chester Brochure has become the premier marketing tool for Chester businesses and services. The addition of an online presence at Meet Chester Vermont and on Facebook has significantly expanded our reach and the effectiveness of this effort. Work is now under way on the 2018 brochure including: Contacting local […]

To the editor: In debate on mass killings, AR-15 restrictions must be addressed

To the editor: In debate on mass killings, AR-15 restrictions must be addressed

Efforts by students to ban the weapon used to slaughter 17 of their friends and teachers on Feb. 14 in Florida have been rebuffed by lawmakers. None of the politicians with whom they met, including the president, supported making the sale of AR-15s illegal, even though it has been the weapon of choice in five […]

To the editor: Siano-Goodwin seeking seat on Grafton Select Board

To the editor: Siano-Goodwin seeking seat on Grafton Select Board

I am writing to let you know that I, Cathy Siano-Goodwin, am running for the three-year seat on the Grafton Select Board. As most of you know, I am a long-time resident of Grafton, living with my husband Kirk Goodwin here atop Parker Hill Road. I have seen and experienced many changes in Grafton and […]

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

To the editor: AR-15s, similar weapons should be illegal

Another school shooting with 17 dead at a Florida high school. How many will it take before our legislators and president do something other than offer sanctimonious condolences? No other country in the world makes lethal weapons, like the AR-15, so easily available, and no other country has nearly as many school shootings as we […]

To the editor: Tom Bock's update from Montpelier

To the editor: Tom Bock’s update from Montpelier

Much has happened in Montpelier since my initial note to you starting with Gov. Scott’s annual State of the Budget Address. For the second year in a row, his proposed budget does not increase a single tax or fee. The governor’s General Fund Budget for 2019 exceeds this year’s amount by only $82 million, (a […]

To the editor: Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks all who donated for successful raffle fund-raiser

To the editor: Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks all who donated for successful raffle fund-raiser

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad thanks our friends and neighbors for their generosity in purchasing raffle tickets to support our annual benefit. LVRS raises funds each year to continue to provide free ambulance and rescue services to the tri-mountain towns of Andover, Bondville, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, Windham and Winhall. The funds […]

To the editor: Vote 'Yes' on Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger to keep option open

To the editor: Vote ‘Yes’ on Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger to keep option open

A favorite author, Glennon Doyle Melton, writes about crisis and how it can actually provide opportunity. She says: “The Greek root of CRISIS is TO SIFT. It’s what crises do – shake us until we hold only what matters most.” I believe Act 46 has created a crisis for the towns of Mount Holly and […]

To the editor: Lots happening with the CAES and GMUHS meal program

To the editor: Lots happening with the CAES and GMUHS meal program

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Nutrislice – our all new Digital Menu program that allows everyone to access our menus and – for that matter – most breakfast and lunch menus in our district. The app can be downloaded to any device, phone, laptop, ipad and so on. The best part is […]

To the editor: Free and reduced meals program helps our students, our schools

To the editor: Free and reduced meals program helps our students, our schools

Let me encourage everyone who has children in our schools to apply to participate in the free or reduced meals program anytime during the school year. In addition to ensuring that all our students get nutritious meals to keep them fueled up to learn, a lot of state and federal funding for our schools is […]