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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 […]

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

Car slams into Proctorsville eatery: Driver injured, patrons, staff unhurt

UPDATE: Oct 27, 4 p.m. – Neal’s Restaurant and Bar has reopened. By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Afew minutes before 6 p.m. Thursday, a car traveling north on Route 103 in Proctorsville crashed into Neal’s Restaurant just as the dinner rush was getting under way. At 5:50 p.m., the Proctorsville Fire Department […]

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 […]