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Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending

Ludlow-Mt. Holly board rejects Powden spending Panels opts to look at district's transition needs

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting, the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified Union School board rejected TRSU Superintendent Meg Powden’s proposal for spending more than $90,000 remaining from a state grant intended to help with the transitions resulting from the Act 46 merger that created two new districts in […]

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Aug. 21, 2018

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Aug. 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors will meet at the Chester-Andover Elementary, 72 Main St. in Chester, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. June 12, 2018 Regular Meeting IV. COMMUNICATIONS a. Public Comments b. […]

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships Women's Community Club celebrates 100 years with gala

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to seven students from Grafton, as the club gets ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a fund-raising gala. In just over 50 years, the club has given out 225 scholarships to 127 Grafton students totaling $250,000, an accomplishment for a town of 600. […]

CAES playground construction begins

CAES playground construction begins New playset expected to be finished before school starts

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction has begun on a new playground for Chester- Andover Elementary School, with C. White and Son Construction raising the frame for a pavilion that will serve both as an outdoor classroom and a gathering spot for families using the new play equipment. On Thursday, Cory White […]

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Springfield Hospital, Okemo award scholarships

Black River grad earns SMCS Lovell Health Career Award Morgan Brown, class of 2018 from Black River High School in Ludlow is this year’s recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award offered by Springfield Medical Care Systems. This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health […]

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan

TRSU board refuses to approve SU spending plan Powden again proposes to spend district funds, gets one-year contract with smaller raise

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On the same night that it offered Superintendent Meg Powden a one-year contract with a 2.75 percent raise, the new Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board also rejected her proposal to spend more than $90,000 of a state grant earmarked for the use of the local school boards […]

College News

College News

Ryan Smith of Weston has been named to the President’s List at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass., for the spring 2018 semester. Smith is working toward a degree in Sport Management. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.80 or higher. Trinity College of Hartford, […]

Indy school info at Friday's Ludlow Farmers Market

Indy school info at Friday’s Ludlow Farmers Market

The Black River Independent School Committee will host the first in a series of informational events on Friday, July 6 at 4 p.m. at the Ludlow Farmer’s Market, 53 Main St., in Ludlow. The group is working to establish Black River Academy, an independent school serving grades 7-12 in Ludlow and Mount Holly and beyond. […]

College News

College News

Catharine Leiter of Weston graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., during the college’s 224th Commencement exercises. Leiter received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and French and Francophone studies. Meghan Thomas of Springfield earned a bachelor of science degree in Athletic Training from Springfield (Mass.) College for studies completed in 2018. […]

TRSU Board 'special' meeting agenda for July 12

TRSU Board ‘special’ meeting agenda for July 12

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a “special” organizational meeting at 6 p.m. July 12 at The Roost building, 609 Route 103, Ludlow. This will be the first meeting of the Supervisory Union board that resulted from the Act 46 mergers that created the Green Mountain Unified School District and the Ludlow-Mount Holly Unified […]

GMUHS announces 4th Quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 4th Quarter Honor Roll

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 4th Quarter Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 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 […]

College News

College News

On May 21, Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Penn., conferred Bachelor of Science degrees on: Benjamin Hamblett of Weston in Bioengineering; and Emma Hallett of South Londonderry in Business and Economics with a major in Finance. Alexandria Pettit of Londonderry was named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.  Those who […]

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

The Dick Foley Scholarship Fund of the Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry distributed individual scholarships to seven worthy graduating seniors who are going on to higher education. Six of the students attended Burr and Burton High School and one attended Leland & Gray High School. The recipients are: Rebecca Williams Nicholas Plants Thea Steeves-Boey Sophia Neihold […]

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

Green Mountain holds 2018 commencement under sunny skies

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The clouds that hung over Chester early on Friday cleared away in time for Green Mountain Union High School to hold the commencement for the class of 2018 under sunny evening skies. Salutatorian Sadie Wood told the story of a turkey hitting her car on her way […]

Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

Green Mountain recognizes seniors with awards, scholarships

Green Mountain Union High School Senior Awards Night  was held on Friday, June 8. In addition to the awards, Principal Tom Ferenc announced that Noelle Gignoux and Sadie Wood will be the Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively. Below is the list of students awarded according to their honor, award and scholarship. The school did not include […]

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

GMUSD board picks Beaupre for CTES principal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC After a good deal of drama and delay, the Green Mountain Unified School District offered the principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School to Debra Beaupre on Tuesday evening. The position is permanent rather than interim as originally advertised. As is standard, Beaupre will be offered a […]

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting

TRSU exec committee holds last meeting Defers spending approval, Powden evaluation for new board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its last meeting before disbanding, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Executive Committee on Thursday declined to approve a number of administration requests including TRSU job descriptions, a curriculum management program and other purchases totaling $130,000 – one of which had been removed from the SU budget […]

Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

Chester Rotary awards 5 GM grads scholarships

The Chester Rotary Club has awarded scholarships to five students graduating from Green Mountain Union High School. Rotary Scholarship winners who are receiving $1,000 each include Sadie Wood, of Cavendish, who will be attending Duke University; Ben Haseltine, of Chester, who will be attending the University of Hartford; Sierra Kehoe, who will be attending the […]

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

Andover Project gives out 4 scholarships   The Andover Project Committee, which has been offering first-year college/university scholarships to qualified Andover student residents since the mid-1990s, announces awards to four students this year. Each student will receive $1,000. Recipients are: Ava Hill, who will be attending Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.; Owen Massey, who will […]

College News

College News

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List of Champlain College in Burlington for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2018 semester. Ian Kehoe of Chester. Joshua Sherman of Springfield. Dean College, located in Franklin, Mass., announces that Catherine Sikes of Londonderry has earned a place on […]