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3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

3 area elementaries receive state safety grants

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Phil Scott announced that several local schools — including Cavendish Town, Chester-Andover and Flood Brook elementaries — are among 239 that will receive school safety grants through a program passed by the legislature this spring. Local funding totaled more than $217,700. Funds will be distributed by the beginning of the 2018-2019 […]

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

Quarry foes offer new ordinance as Cavendish Select Board urges go-slow approach

By Julia Purdy ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The regular meeting of the Cavendish Select Board on Monday, Aug. 13 was a mix of town business-as-usual and a lengthy agenda item regarding the proposal of a special ordinance for Tierney Road by opponents of the proposed quarry. A number of Tierney Road residents attended the meeting. […]

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Vermont State Police Log: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – At about 11:37 a.m. police received a call about a man laying down on the train tracks at Vermont Route 103, in the town of Cavendish. Scanner traffic at the time reported that construction workers had interacted with the man, who said he had been bird watching and one report […]

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

Resistance to Tierney Road quarry continues; tax rates set in Cavendish

By Julia Purdy © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A group of Tierney Road residents turned out for the Cavendish Select Board meeting on Monday, July 9 to continue their efforts to halt a quarry project on their road. In October 2017, the proposed quarry on .64 acres of land currently owned by Justin and Maureen […]

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout

GMUSD budget passes by 60 votes in low turnout First budget was defeated in March by 49 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The long and winding road to a spending plan for the new Green Mountain Unified School District came to its end Tuesday with the yes votes outnumbering the no votes by 60, with just 382 ballots cast in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester combined. The $12.5 million […]

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building

Cavendish residents decry decrepit building McNamara may step in as 'building safety officer'

By Julia Purdy ©Telegraph Publishing LLC At its regular meeting Monday May 14, the Cavendish Select Board responded to concerns of residents of Depot Street in Proctorsville about the extremely dilapidated building in their midst, located at 53 Depot St. Patrick Moore and Aaron Silidker, of the North Country Condo Association, came armed with file folders […]

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent

GMUSD votes to make CTES principal permanent But new advert lists position only as 'full time'

By Shawn Cunningham ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC While about 40 people crowded into the Chester-Andover Elementary School library Monday night, around 400 others made their presence felt through a petition asking the Green Mountain Unified School District board to reopen the Cavendish Elementary principal search, changing the job from interim to permanent. In the end, […]

Cavendish residents seek permanent principal

Cavendish residents seek permanent principal Petition open to Chester, Andover, Baltimore residents

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group of Cavendish residents are gathering signatures from Cavendish, Chester, Andover and Baltimore residents asking that Two Rivers Supervisory Union make the position of principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School permanent instead of interim. The online petition can be found here. On Monday, the group sent […]

Cavendish interim principal pick says 'No'

Cavendish interim principal pick says ‘No’

By Chester Telegraph staff ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Madeline Carlock, the 32-year-old West Lebanon resident and instructional coach at Hartford School District, accepted the job of interim principal position at Cavendish Town Elementary School last night after Green Mountain Unified School District board offered it to her as the last remaining candidate. But then this […]

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal

GM board splits, but hires interim CTES principal 2 of 3 Cavendish reps vote no; board sends new budget to voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With two of three Cavendish members voting “no,” the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted on Tuesday night to hire Madeline Carlock — the sole remaining candidate — for the position of interim principal of Cavendish Town Elementary School. Also on the agenda was the consideration […]

Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls

Cavendish residents question principal hopefuls Interim elementary school job a sticking point with many

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC As children frolicked on the Cavendish Town Elementary School playground Wednesday evening, Madeline Carlock and Joseph Smith made their cases to parents on why each should be the interim principal for the next school year. Speaking before a large turnout, the two candidates could not have been […]

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget

Vision, Finance panels meet on ed plan, budget Public weighs in on STEM, foreign language offerings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District Vision Committee once again tread the path between planning and action at its April 9 meeting, this time with members of the district’s finance committee in attendance as budget deadlines near. Voters in the district created by the Act 46 merger […]

Proposed brewpub asks Cavendish Select Board to help speed permits

Proposed brewpub asks Cavendish Select Board to help speed permits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday night, developers of a proposed brewpub in Proctorsville asked the Cavendish Select Board for help in expediting their permit process so they can open their doors by Thanksgiving. Outer Limits Brewery General Manager Steve Shaw told the board that if the project can’t be opened […]

Shorthanded, Cavendish FD seeks way to shut down

Shorthanded, Cavendish FD seeks way to shut down

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just five members remaining on its roster, the Cavendish Fire Department is “seeking a way to close out the department,” according to Cavendish Fire District #2 Prudential Committee chair Stu Lindberg. At the Cavendish Select Board’s monthly meeting, Lindberg asked members to appoint Scott Ranney to […]

Fire damages Cavendish home that was harmed during Irene

Fire damages Cavendish home that was harmed during Irene

UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been set up for homeowners Martha and Mitchell Benoit. Click here to donate. By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC A fire that started in an attached garage heavily damaged a home on Rt. 131 east of Cavendish Village this afternoon. Around 1 p.m., Proctorsville and Cavendish firefighters were […]

Cavendish Town Meeting Warning for March 5 & 6, 2018

Cavendish Town Meeting Warning for March 5 & 6, 2018

Below is the warning for the annual town meeting for the Town of Cavendish on Monday March 5 and Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Cavendish Elementary School, 573 Main St. Proctorsville. The legal voters of the Town of Cavendish, in the County of Windsor, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Cavendish Town […]

Powden claims 'no intentional violation' in Telegraph open meeting complaint

Powden claims ‘no intentional violation’ in Telegraph open meeting complaint

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC After approving a budget and re-adopting the “limited school transfer program” at its Jan. 17 meeting, the Green Mountain Unified School District board turned its attention to a complaint by The Chester Telegraph alleging that the during the recent run up to the budget the board had twice violated Vermont’s Open […]

Second Mt. Holly home invasion suspect arrested in Cavendish

Second Mt. Holly home invasion suspect arrested in Cavendish

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The second suspect in Sunday night’s home invasion in Mount Holly was arrested last night in Cavendish. On Sunday, just before midnight, Vermont State Police were called to a house on Old Turnpike Road just before midnight for a report a home invasion in progress. The caller reported that two […]

Ludlow man accused of Cavendish burglary, assaults

Ludlow man accused of Cavendish burglary, assaults

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC A Ludlow man was charged overnight with a burglary and two assaults in the town of Cavendish. According to a Vermont State Police press release, police were called to a house in Cavendish at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day for a report that a man had entered the […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]