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Jillian Elizabeth Murphy of Chester has been named to the spring 2017 Dean’s List  of Juniata College of Huntingdon, Pa. Murphy, the daughter of William and Jaimee Murphy, is a graduate studying international studies with a secondary emphasis in Spanish.  The Dean’s List recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. Samantha […]

Ludlow Rotary gives books to young readers; Collaborative hosts summer camp in Londonderry

Ludlow Rotary gives books to young readers;
Collaborative hosts summer camp in Londonderry

Ludlow Rotary donates books to young readers In keeping with its partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Ludlow Rotary Club recently distributed  books to the Grade 1 students in Emma Eckert’s class at the Ludlow Elementary School. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a unique program that mails a new, age-appropriate book to […]

Chester, Springfield Rotaries present nine scholarships

Chester, Springfield Rotaries present nine scholarships

Chester Rotary presents scholarships to six The Chester Rotary Club presented its annual scholarship awards to six Green Mountain Union High Schooll seniors, on Wednesday, June 7. Christine Saul’s honors theater group at GMUHS entertained an audience of 125, made up of Rotarians, scholarship winners and guests, with an original production Murder She Croaked. Malcolm […]

Mother of sex assault victim seeks improved in-school prevention education

Mother of sex assault victim seeks improved in-school prevention education

By Shawn Cunningham and Stephen Seitz © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cover photo courtesy SAPA-TV In an emotional appeal to the Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors at its Thursday, June 8 meeting, the mother of a GM student* asked what the high school is doing to educate students about sexual assault and […]

GMUHS Board to hold special meeting June 14

GMUHS Board to hold special meeting June 14

The Green Mountain Union High School Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the GMUHS Library Learning Commons,  716 VT Route 103 in Chester. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Public Comments IV. Business a.   Approval of Roof Bid V. Suggested […]

River Valley student from Mt. Holly wins Land Stewards Award

River Valley student from Mt. Holly wins Land Stewards Award

Austin Turco, a Mt. Holly resident who attends River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its 12th year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont will receive […]

Andover Project awards college scholarships, Kindles

Andover Project awards college scholarships, Kindles

The Andover Project Committee, on Friday, June 9, awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Andover residents Kris Haselton,  a 2017 graduate of Green Mountain Union High who will  attending the Community College of Vermont in Springfield, and Robert Carlock, who will be attending Pensacola Christian College in Florida. Also, the Andover Project is awarding three Amazon […]

Chester artist Charlton awarded $10,000 Heath Gordon Scholarship

Chester artist Charlton awarded $10,000 Heath Gordon Scholarship

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund has awarded William “Liam” Charlton of Chester a $10,000 scholarship to pursue an art degree at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, in Manchester, N.H. Charlton has a long history of creativity, and was involved with the art program at Green Mountain Union High School. He […]

College News

College News

In late May, the University of Vermont, located in Burlington, conferred degrees on about 3,228 graduates. Approximately 1,116 graduates are from Vermont. The following local students earned degrees: Crystal Abbate of Cavendish graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology Michael Beith of Ludlow graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Devin […]

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College News

Allison Duke  of Weston is now a Class of 2017 graduate of Colgate University, in Hamilton, N.Y. Duke majored in neuroscience. Duke, a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Colgate’s 196th Commencement, May 21. Cooper McCoy of Chester, a middle level education major, has made the President’s List […]

Ludlow nixes Mill River merger, Mt. Holly votes yes; Merger heads back to Act 46 drawing board

Ludlow nixes Mill River merger, Mt. Holly votes yes;
Merger heads back to Act 46 drawing board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters in Ludlow today defeated a proposed merger between that town and its U-39 partner Mount Holly with the Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon. The vote in Ludlow was 245 for and 527 against the merger out of a total checklist of 1,588 voters […]

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College News

Gary Luman of Chester graduated from Champlain College, based in Burlington, May 13, 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in Business Management. Champlain College’s 139th commencement handed out 516 associate and bachelors  degrees during the ceremony. Jack Geurts of Grafton, who is majoring in filmmaking, has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List […]

More speak against merger at Ludlow meeting

More speak against merger at Ludlow meeting

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A crowd of nearly 80 people gathered in President’s Hall at the Ludlow Elementary School on a warm sunny evening last Tuesday to hear a presentation and ask questions about the proposed merger of the Ludlow and Mount Holly schools into the Mill River Unified Union School […]

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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 […]