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Christian Avard has been a journalist for more than 15 years, having written for Vermont publications such as The Deerfield Valley News, The Rutland Herald, The Commons and The Chester Telegraph. He also edited The Message for the Week and The Vermont Standard. Avard, who currently lives in Montpelier, is also a sports correspondent with The Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus.

GM's Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie

GM’s Mosher nets 100th goal in a tough double-overtime 1-1 tie Becomes sixth boy in Vt. high school soccer to score 100 goals

   By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC WOODSTOCK Green Mountain High School Senior Everett Mosher made history on Tuesday as he scored his 100th goal in the 13th minute of a brutal knock-down drag-out boys’ soccer affair that went to double-overtime and ended in a 1-1 tie with Woodstock High School. Mosher scored […]

Flood Brook's first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

Flood Brook’s first-time softballers discover hidden talent for the game

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC What are the odds that a group of girls who never played softball before could learn the game on the fly and dominate their opponents? Pretty good if those girls play for Flood Brook School. There’s no rhyme or reason to explain the team’s success. They just […]

GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

GM boys take historic hoops title in tense overtime win

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC BARRE The Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity basketball team made school history on Sunday. In their very first appearance in a state championship, the No. 1-seeded Chieftains fought a gritty and hard-earned overtime victory over six-seed Williamstown at the legendary Barre Auditorium, 52-51. They earned […]

GM beats Williamstown in OT 52-51

GM beats Williamstown in OT 52-51

The Chester Telegraph will have the full story later. In the meantime, enjoy the last few seconds of the game, courtesy Christian Avard for The Chester Telegraph!  

GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

GM boys trounce Thetford, head to Division III Championship

By Christian Avard © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team is headed to its first-ever state championship on Sunday. The Chieftains played like the Division III first-seed contenders they are at Wednesday’s semifinals at home, routing 12th seed and two-time, back-to-back, Division III state champions Thetford Academy, 75-51. While there […]

GMUHS boys’ basketball aims for its 1st state title

GMUHS boys’ basketball aims for its 1st state title

By Christian Avard ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School boys’ varsity basketball team has never won a state championship in the school’s history. Could this be the year when they finally win it? We don’t know, but the 2020-2021 Chieftains are definitely the team to beat. The Chieftains finished first place […]

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC HARTFORD Soccer is a cruel sport, especially if your team is the reigning 2019 Division III champions and it loses in the final minutes of the 2020 championship. But that’s what happened to the Green Mountain Boys’ Soccer Team on Saturday when Oliver Nigro of Peoples Academy scored […]

Say Ahh? Patients, docs see place for telemedicine

Say Ahh? Patients, docs see place for telemedicine

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Since the coronavirus outbreak, doctors and patients are adapting to new ways of meeting, diagnosing and treating illnesses that don’t pose the potential health risks to their patients and themselves of in-person visits. Telemedicine for many is becoming the go-to method for conducting patient visits during the pandemic. […]

Banks, credit unions alter policies, hours, services during pandemic

Banks, credit unions alter policies, hours, services during pandemic

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Local businesses and residents are feeling the economic pinch from the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses are laying off workers; most are closed temporarily and some are going out of business. The Vermont Department of Labor has been overwhelmed with new unemployment claims. Gov. Phil Scott is ordering all Vermonters […]