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After 11 years, GM Principal Ferenc to retire at school year's end

After 11 years, GM Principal Ferenc to retire at school year’s end

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he sits at the conference table in the Green Mountain High School principal’s office, Tom Ferenc’s days are numbered. Last month, the long-time administrator told the GM school board that the 2017-18 school year would be his last at the helm of the Chester school. Beginning […]

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

CAES Board of Directors agenda for Dec. 11, 2017

The Board of Directors of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., will meet at the library at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: II. Approval of CAES Agenda-Additions and Deletions III. Approval of Minutes: a. Minutes of November 13, 2017-Regular Meeting IV.Communications: a. Written/Oral; b. Public Comments; […]

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center; Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center;
Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center Chester-Andover Elementary School is collecting canned goods in December to be donated to Chester-Andover Family Center, where families can go if they need extra food to make their budget stretch. The Student Council runs this event, and every year it comes up with something fun to do once […]

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

To the editor: BRHS board will work toward smooth transition

The School Board Directors of the Union 39 district collectively wanted to assure everyone that we will be working hard to help make the transition from a union school district to a unified district as smooth as possible. While there are no doubt some in our school community are not in support of this unified […]

Last-chance merger passes in Ludlow, Mt. Holly; BRHS to close by June 2020

Last-chance merger passes in Ludlow, Mt. Holly; BRHS to close by June 2020

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Perhaps seeing an outcome that might be inevitable, Ludlow and Mt. Holly residents went to the polls Tuesday and approved a plan that will merge all their schools into one district but will close Black River High School by June 2020 and tuition those students to other […]

GMUHS Honor Roll for 1st Quarter

GMUHS Honor Roll for 1st Quarter

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 1st Quarter Honor Roll for the 2017-2018 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 […]

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester-Andover Elementary School board voted to spend $9,000 for a study to establish the cost of doing several improvement projects at the school, some of which have been on the drawing board but deferred for 10 years. The projects include replacing the school’s windows, constructing a new […]

News analysis: What 'yes' and 'no' mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

GM Unified School District board agenda for Nov. 14

GM Unified School District board agenda for Nov. 14

The Board of Directors for the new Green Mountain Unified School District of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the library at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester Below is its agenda. I.   Call to Order-Roll Call II.  Approval of Agenda-Additions and Deletion […]

Elks offering college scholarships to area students

Elks offering college scholarships to area students

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Springfield Elks Lodge, 49 Park St. in Springfield, has announced that graduating seniors from  Springfield, Green Mountain and Black River high schools as well as home-schooling networks within the surrounding towns can apply for up to $50,000 in college scholarships through the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship competition. […]

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;  Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;  Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;
Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;
Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

Keewaydin fund-raising dinner at CAES The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 for its spaghetti dinner to help send students to Keewaydin in the spring. The homemade dinner will be cooked and dished up by staff and parent volunteers, with […]

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

State OKs Mt. Holly-Ludlow merger, moves toward Nov. vote

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Having been approved by the State Board of Education on Oct. 18, the latest proposal that would merge the Mt. Holly and Ludlow school districts moves forward to a Nov. 28 vote, but there’s plenty going on in the meantime. If passed, the merger would create the […]

College News

College News

Mikayla G. Lathrop of South Londonderry has been welcomed at St. Lawrence University of Canton, N.Y., as a member of the Class of 2021. Lathrop attended Stratton Mountain School. Brooke Willar of Ludlow has completed Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement with Hope for New Hampshire Recovery in Claremont, N.H. Willard is a member of the class of […]

Baltimore Town School Board agenda for Oct. 11

Baltimore Town School Board agenda for Oct. 11

Baltimore Town School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Baltimore Town Office, 1902  Baltimore Road. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order a. Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda-Additions & Deletions III. Approval of Meeting Minutes a. Minutes of Sept. 13, 2017-Regular Meeting Action IV. Communications a. Public Comments […]

GMUHS Board of Directors' agenda for Oct. 10

GMUHS Board of Directors’ agenda for Oct. 10

The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Director will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, immediately following the Green Mountain Unified School District board meeting at around 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Arts Center of Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda. I. Call to […]

New GMUSD board to meet Oct. 10

New GMUSD board to meet Oct. 10

The Board of Directors for the new Green Mountain Unified School District of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Arts Center of Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order-Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda-Additions and […]

New merger plan would close Black River High within two years

New merger plan would close Black River High within two years

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A committee of the Ludlow and Mount Holly school districts decided Tuesday night to merge into one district and operate two elementary schools and – temporarily – the Black River middle/high school until it can be closed. After that, students from the two towns will be able […]

CANCELED TIL NOV. 13: CAES board of directors agenda for Oct. 9, 2017

CANCELED TIL NOV. 13: CAES board of directors agenda for Oct. 9, 2017

The Board of Directors of Chester-Andover Elementary School will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at the CAES Library, 72  Main St. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: II. Approval of CAES Agenda-Additions and Deletions III. Approval of Minutes of Sept. 11, 2017 meeting IV. Presentation a. Facilities – […]

Chester Historical Society announces history scholarship

Chester Historical Society announces history scholarship

The Chester Historical Society has announced that it has established a $1,000 scholarship award for the best research paper concerning local history submitted by a Green Mountain High School senior. The Daniel Heald History Scholarship is named for an early Chester resident who fought in the battles of Concord and Ticonderoga. He settled in Chester […]

GM senior honored as Commended Student by merit program

GM senior honored as Commended Student by merit program

Sadie L. Wood of Proctorsville, a senior at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. GMUHS Principal Tom Ferenc made the announcement on Tuesday, and he will present a Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corp., which […]