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Small public turnout at forum on fate of Chieftain mascot

Small public turnout at forum on fate of Chieftain mascot Speakers generally in favor of some degree of change

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC For what was expected to be a hot-button topic, the community  discussion of whether to change Green Mountain High School’s Chieftain mascot last Thursday night drew relatively sparse attendance. The number of those on the Zoom call peaked at 52 toward the end of the meeting but […]

GMUSD board special meeting agenda for Oct. 25

GMUSD board special meeting agenda for Oct. 25

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday Oct. 25, 2021 in the Green Mountain High School Library Media Center, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/89562377078  Below is the board’s agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: A. […]

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 21

GMUSD board agenda for Oct. 21

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday October 21 at the Green Mountain High School’s Library/Media Center, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/86322221140  Below is the board’s agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER (2 min): […]

GMUSD board hears further details of energy audit findings

GMUSD board hears further details of energy audit findings Will look at prioritizing needs for a future bond issue

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday night, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District held a special meeting to begin looking at the long list of projects that came out of an “energy audit” conducted by Energy Efficient Investments or EEI over the past two years. EEI had presented […]

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

Two Covid cases send 5th & 6th graders at CAES home

©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester-Andover Elementary School currently has two cases of Covid-19, causing the majority of the 5th and 6th graders to be sent home yesterday and today. According to Katherine Fogg, principal at both CAES and Cavendish Town Elementary School, they should be returning at the end of next week. CTES continues to […]

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

TRSU board agenda for Oct. 7

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Professional Development Room of Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/81904468426| and Phone: 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call […]

Green Mountain Unified School Board to hold special meeting Oct. 5

Green Mountain Unified School Board to hold special meeting Oct. 5

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the GM High School Media Center,  716 VT-103 in Chester, and via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/86497767646 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: A. Roll call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. PUBLIC […]

College News

College News

Hana Kusumi of South Londonderry has been named to the Dean’s List for St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y., for achieving academic excellence during the summer 2021 semester. Kusumi is a member of the Class of 2023 and is majoring in government and philosophy and had attended Stratton Mountain School. To be eligible for the […]

More CAES students quarantining; over 10%<br> of TRSU students return to remote learning

More CAES students quarantining; over 10%
of TRSU students return to remote learning
9 Covid positives send 200 Springfield students home

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As of Wednesday, Sept. 22, more Chester-Andover Elementary students are quarantining and receiving remote instruction as combined classes of fifth and sixth graders were exposed to a member of the CAES community who has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the second CAES classroom this week to […]

GMUSD appoints new Chester director, hears results of 'energy audit'

GMUSD appoints new Chester director, hears results of ‘energy audit’

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District board met on Thursday, Sept. 16 and added one more member to their ranks to replace Jeannie Wade of Chester who resigned when she took a job with Chester-Andover Elementary School, which is part of the district. On the previous night, […]

CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure

CAES classroom quarantines after Covid exposure Ludlow Elementary classroom follows suit

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A second-grade classroom at Chester-Andover Elementary School is meeting remotely today  because the administration learned early Friday morning that the students and teacher had come in contact with a “member of the school community” who had tested positive for coronavirus, according to Two Rivers Superintendent Lauren Fierman. […]

GMUSD Board agenda for Sept. 16, 2021

GMUSD Board agenda for Sept. 16, 2021

The Green Mountain Unified School Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 16, 2021 in the Chester-Andover Elementary School Library, 72 Main St. in Chester and  via Zoom. To attend go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/88161992476 I. CALL TO ORDER (2 min): A. Roll call II. Approval of Agenda (2 min): (Additions & […]

Schools open with masks, Ludlow man continues to object

Schools open with masks, Ludlow man continues to object

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a Thursday, Sept. 2 meeting, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman once again explained that when schools reopened, which they did on Tuesday, everyone in the schools would be masked for the first 10 days and after that any building that had 80 percent of […]

Fierman outlines school opening measures at well-attended forum

Fierman outlines school opening measures at well-attended forum

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a time when school officials all over the country are facing meetings of unhappy, often disrupting and even threatening parents regarding their decisions on issues like masking, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union held a school-opening forum last Thursday that was, by contrast, calm and civil. Local […]

College News

College News

Aedan Coger of Chester has been named to the 2021 Dean’s List at Union College, located in Schenectady, N.Y. Coger is a member of the Class of 2023 majoring in Political Science. Comprised annually, the Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year and […]

Ludlow resident disrupts GM board meeting over masking

Ludlow resident disrupts GM board meeting over masking Public forum set for Thursday as meeting over Chieftain mascot mulled

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Thursday, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District followed in the footsteps of the Ludlow Mount Holly District board in delegating the decisions about handling health-related issues like mask mandates to Superintendent Lauren Fierman. But before that could happen, the meeting was repeatedly and […]

LMH school board delegates health decisions to administration

LMH school board delegates health decisions to administration

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Looking to a Sept. 7 opening of its schools as a highly transmissible variant of the Covid 19 coronavirus is increasing infections across the United States, the board of the Ludlow Mount Holly Unified Union School District voted last Wednesday to once again delegate decisions regarding health […]

GMUSD board agenda for Aug. 19

GMUSD board agenda for Aug. 19

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19 at Green Mountain High School’s Library/Media Center, 716 VT-103 in Chester, and via Zoom (Zoom Access: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/86885781991; Phone: 646-876-9923). Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER (2 min): A. Roll call II. […]

TRSU board hears reopening plans, hires GM board member

TRSU board hears reopening plans, hires GM board member

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC With school reopening in one month from its Aug. 7 meeting, the board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union heard plans for bringing students back to the classrooms while the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Superintendent Lauren Fierman told the board that with the state of emergency lifted, the […]

Chester resident honored with Tufts U. prize

Chester resident honored with Tufts U. prize

Mark Beckwith of Chester has been awarded Tufts University’s Ellen C. Meyers Memorial Prize, given annually to students who have achieved high scholarship in the face of adverse circumstances. The recipients are nominated by staff and faculty of the Massachusetts school. Out of the nearly 6,000 undergraduates at Tufts, Beckwith was one of only two […]