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Abby Hart of Chester, a sophomore at Trinity College of Hartford, Conn., has been recognized by her school for her high level of ability as a coxswain on the school’s rowing team. In her first year at the school, 2015-2016, Hart won a silver medal as the coxswain for Trinity’s third-varsity eight in the New […]

13 inducted into Flamstead National Honor Society

13 inducted into Flamstead National Honor Society

The Flamstead Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 13 new members in a program held at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester on Wednesday, May 3. The ceremony included speeches by NHS advisor Ally Oswald and officers Kassidy Cummings, Skylar White, Riley Karl, Mikayla Call and guidance director Pam O’Neil. Students inducted are: Mackenzie […]

CAES hosts Community Cafe Ice Cream Social

CAES hosts Community Cafe Ice Cream Social

By Cynthia Prairie © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St., will be hosting a free ice cream social at the school from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, to begin talking with families about what they want to see in a new playground and in other areas that […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: How an Act 46 merger became a separation

NEWS ANALYSIS: How an Act 46 merger became a separation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In two weeks, the voters of Ludlow and Mount Holly will go to the polls to decide whether to close Black River High School and become part of the Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon. This was the direction chosen by representatives of those towns […]

Ludlow group plans 'life beyond a no vote' on Mill River merger

Ludlow group plans ‘life beyond a no vote’ on Mill River merger

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC About 20 members of the loosely organized group that wants to keep Black River High School open met at the Ludlow Community Center on Thursday evening to plan for how children could be educated if the town rejects the proposed merger of the Ludlow and Mount Holly […]

College News

College News

Cassidy Yrsha of Londonderry was recently selected to present at the annual Castleton Scholars Celebration: A Showcase of Original Student Work. The event gives Castleton University of Vermont the opportunity to showcase the rich variety of students’ scholarly and creative endeavors at Castleton across academic departments and programs. This year’s event features work from 56 […]

Four towns OK Green Mountain RED merger; voter turnout low

Four towns OK Green Mountain RED merger; voter turnout low

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although turnout numbers were low, voters in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester today, approved an Act 46 merger of the six districts that comprise their school system into the Green Mountain Unified School District. The new district will operate Chester-Andover Elementary School, Cavendish Town Elementary and Green […]

Pre-vote Act 46 discussion hits lots of topics at Andover meeting

Pre-vote Act 46 discussion hits lots of topics at Andover meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just three days ahead of a vote on forming a Regional Education District — or RED — several members of the Andover community attending an information meeting at Andover Town Hall were more focused on Act 60 – the school funding statute – than on Act 46 […]

Questions abound at Act 46 merger meeting in Cavendish

Questions abound at Act 46 merger meeting in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC About 40 community members gathered in the cafeteria of Cavendish Town Elementary on Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the proposed Act 46 merger of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester to create a Green Mountain Unified School District. They also asked questions of members of the […]

Small crowd for Mill River merger meeting in Ludlow

Small crowd for Mill River merger meeting in Ludlow

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Considering the emotion that has swirled around the question of what should happen to Black River High School in the Act 46 school consolidation, a surprisingly small crowd turned out on Monday night to hear about and ask questions on the plan. Subtracting board members, Two Rivers […]

Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, May 2, the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will decide whether they will join their existing school districts into a new, unified one to fulfill the requirements of the state’s school consolidation law. The Regional Education District — or RED — that will […]

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Enacted by the Vermont legislature in the spring of 2015, Act 46 was designed to improve education opportunities for Vermont students while lowering the cost of providing those opportunities through mergers that would scale up the state’s schools and help create efficiencies. And that’s more than just […]

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, which will include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester,  at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for […]

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, to include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston Andover Road. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 2, […]

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

An informational meeting on the Section 721 Merger of the Mount Holly and Ludlow school districts into the Mill River Unified Union School Districts will be held on the 2nd floor of Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S. Depot St., at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. Below is the agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 30, […]

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

On Tuesday, April 11, the Flood Brook Tigers Jr. Iron Chef team went to the State House as part of a Junior Iron Chef VT celebratory event. Winning teams from the Junior Iron Chef VT competition had been invited to the State House by the program’s coordinators. The Collaborative AmeriCorps member assistant coach, Sarah Kittross, […]

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

For the third year in a row, Norwich University will hold the free cybersecurity camp called GenCyber@NU, and applications are due April 30. The camp will be held on July 23 – 29, 2017 at Norwich U. in Northfield. Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year […]