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Cavendish town garage bond passes by wide margin: site TBD

Cavendish town garage bond passes by wide margin: site TBD

Voters in Cavendish went to the polls today deciding to go ahead with plans to borrow up to $400,000 to replace the town’s highway department garage, which burned in February. What voters didn’t know — and still must be determined  — is  where the garage would be located. That remarkable situation came about at the […]

As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

As bond vote looms, Cavendish board takes 2nd look at Rt. 131 site for garage

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the clock ticks down toward Tuesday, Sept. 26 — when Cavendish voters will decide whether to borrow up to $400,000 to build a new town garage to replace the one that burned in February — the question of where to build it resurfaced at September’s Select […]

New RED school district gets under way

New RED school district gets under way

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The launch of the Green Mountain Unified School District, a Regional Education District (RED) created by an Act 46 merger vote in May, took place Tuesday night. Not counting school and town employees, only a handful of voters from the constituent towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

Students from GMUHS, Cavendish Elementary Rally for Planet

By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC MONTPELIER On Wednesday, April 12, students from Green Mountain Union High School and Cavendish Town Elementary School flocked to Montpelier to participate in the 2nd annual Rally for the Planet, organized by the Vermont Youth Lobby. The Green Mountain and Cavendish contingents joined about 1,400 other students from […]

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, March 21 meeting, the Vermont State Board of Education gave the go-ahead to four area towns to put an Act 46 merger proposal before their voters on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The approval by the Agency of Education and the Board of Education was […]

TRSU Act 46 merger committee approves four-town RED proposal

TRSU Act 46 merger committee approves four-town RED proposal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee voted last night (Thursday, Feb. 23) to approve the subcommittee report that recommends the creation of a Regional Education District (RED) from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester.  If approved by the Vermont Board of Education at its March […]

Green Mountain RED merger moves forward; Ludlow, Mt. Holly reject plan

Green Mountain RED merger moves forward; Ludlow, Mt. Holly reject plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday night, school merger study committee representatives from Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester who are working to form a Regional Education District heard from Mount Holly and Ludlow reps that those towns will not participate in the RED – even as a fallback position in their […]

TRSU 'Red' Sub-committee meeting agenda for Feb. 13, 2017

TRSU ‘Red’ Sub-committee meeting agenda for Feb. 13, 2017

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Sub-Committee studying a Regional Education District for the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will hold a meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Commons at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Route 103 South […]

Act 46 RED meeting rescheduled for Jan. 31 in Andover

Act 46 RED meeting rescheduled for Jan. 31 in Andover

Two Rivers Supervisory Union has announced it has rescheduled the meeting of its Act 46 Sub-Committee for Tuesday Jan. 31. at 5:30 p.m. at Andover Town Hall.  The original meeting was postponed due to the weather. The subcommittee is looking at setting up a regional education district (RED) among the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish […]

UPDATE: Tonight's Act 46 RED Subcommittee meeting postponed

UPDATE: Tonight’s Act 46 RED Subcommittee meeting postponed

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 subcommittee meeting at the Andover Town Hall this evening is being postponed due to bad weather. TRSU has announced it has rescheduled the meeting for Tuesday Jan. 31. at 5:30 p.m. at Andover Town Hall.  The subcommittee is looking at setting up a […]

Four TRSU towns look to merge; Ludlow, Mt. Holly seek 'Plan B'

Four TRSU towns look to merge; Ludlow, Mt. Holly seek ‘Plan B’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC After presentations on the scenario recommended by its superintendent and often emotional but inconclusive discussions of the plan, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee voted to allow Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester to study forming a Regional Education District (RED) within TRSU. That subcommittee […]

Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

Guns, coins stolen in Cavendish burglary

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sometime between Nov. 4 and this morning, Nov. 14, someone entered a house on Hill Road in Cavendish through an unlocked front door and stole a number of valuables, according to the Vermont State Police. Police responded to the house at about 10:25 this morning. Among the items taken were […]

Police ask for help with Proctorsville burglary

Police ask for help with Proctorsville burglary

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Vermont State Police are asking the public for help in solving a burglary that took place early this morning in Proctorsville. According to a press release a burglar alarm was received at about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 26. Upon investigation, police found that a break-in had occurred at Table […]

State Police looking for escaped 'high risk' sex offender

State Police looking for escaped ‘high risk’ sex offender

UPDATE – May 14, 6 p.m. – Vermont State Police are now reporting that Dale Adams, Jr. was found and taken into custody by the Hartford Police Department this afternoon. © 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Dale Adams, Jr, 28, of Perkinsville was put on “escaped status” on by the Vermont Department of Corrections on Monday, […]

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

Vermont State Police Incident Log for May: April 3-April 29, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Sunday, April 3, Windham – A 55-inch flat screen television was taken in a burglary from a residence […]

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

Public forum on school consolidation options in Chester

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing, LLC There will be a public forum on Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law, on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Rt. 103 South in Chester. A committee consisting of school board members, educators and the public have been studying the […]

Vermont State Police incident log for Jan. 4 - Jan. 31, 2016

Vermont State Police incident log for Jan. 4 – Jan. 31, 2016

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested. Monday, Jan. 4, Londonderry – Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary on Landgrove Road in […]