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Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

The Wantastiquet Rotary Club, through generous donations from the community, awarded six $1,000 scholarships to students living within the mountain towns. Although 2020-2021 was a difficult year for the club to raise money because of the pandemic, its major scholarship fund-raiser was a No-Show St. Patrick Day Gala. Scholarship recipients are: Florence Njordge of Londonderry, […]

TRSU boards look at their roles during retreat

TRSU boards look at their roles during retreat Association continues to push for less hands-on approach

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC School boards don’t operate schools.” If there is one takeaway from a presentation that facilitator Susan Holson of the Vermont School Boards Association gave to members of the Green Mountain and Ludlow Mount Holly district boards during their June 30 retreat, it was that school boards hire […]

College News

College News

Emerson College in Boston awarded more than 950 undergraduate degrees and more than 470 graduate degrees for the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 2, at Fenway Park in Boston, during its 141st commencement exercises, and virtually on Sunday, May 9. The College also honored the Class of 2020 graduates in an additional ceremony at […]

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to two, welcomes new president

Springfield Rotary awards scholarships to two, welcomes new president

  The Springfield Rotary Club recently held its first in-person meeting in 2021 at the Weathersfield Inn for the annual Changing of the Gavel. Outgoing Club President Jerry Farnum, left, accepts congratulations from incoming President Jim Fog.     Springfield Rotary Club members Jim Fog, left, and Bob Flint, right, congratulate this year’s Rotary Scholarship […]

College News

College News

The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the spring 2021 semester. Sierra Kehoe of Chester for earning Highest Honors Jenna Veysey of Springfield for earning Highest Honors Katrina Ewens of Londonderry for earning High Honors Students named to the Dean’s List at the […]

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd; One Credit announces scholarships

Heritage Deli fund-raiser for CAFC draws good crowd Michelle Wilcox, owner of the Heritage Deli in Chester, hosted a fund-raiser on Deli grounds on Saturday for the Chester-Andover Family Center. A good crowd turned out for the family-friendly event to listen to live music, played by Lucky Soul, pictured right, enjoy food provided by the […]

College News

College News

The following students graduated from Vermont Tech in Randolph Center in the spring. Branden Bryant of Springfield, pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management & Technology Michael Gurney of Springfield, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Ewan McGrath of Chester, pursuing an Associate of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Technology Ilana Newton […]

Green Mountain graduates 50 in a return to normal commencement

Green Mountain graduates 50 in a return to normal commencement

By Shawn Cunningham 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High’s commencement exercises on Friday were a welcomed return to normal compared to last year’s drive-thru graduation. Hundreds of parents and friends watched as 50 members of the class of 2021 received awards and diplomas. (A gallery of graduates is at the end of this story.) […]

GM board wrangles over approval of minutes from Hill appointment

GM board wrangles over approval of minutes from Hill appointment

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its first in-person monthly meeting in more than a year, the Green Mountain Unified School Board on June 17 continued its rumpus over the minutes taken during the  meeting in which Keith Hill was named high school principal.  For 45 minutes, the members wrangled over parliamentary […]

Green Mountain seniors receive awards, scholarships

Green Mountain seniors receive awards, scholarships

© Telegraph Publishing LLC At a ceremony on Friday June 11, the Green Mountain High School recognized students with the announcement of awards and scholarships. The list of the recipients is below. Chester High School/GMUHS Alumni Association Kyleigh Moses & Rosalee Saccardo Masonic Lodge Olive Branch #64 Sadie Kobak & Erik Heitsmith     Order of the […]

Andover Committee awards $1,000 scholarship; Vermont Land Trust awards student $300

Andover Committee awards $1,000 scholarship; Vermont Land Trust awards student $300

$1,000 scholarship to Loganne LaPrise The Andover Scholarship Committee has awarded Loganne LaPrise a $1,000 scholarship. LaPrise will be attending the Paul Mitchell School in Charlestown, S.C. The committee wishes her great success and the residents of Andover are proud of her accomplishments. The committee has been offering first year college/university/tech school scholarships to qualified […]

College News

College News

The University of Vermont  conferred degrees on graduates at multiple, smaller school and college ceremonies. An estimated 3,347 graduates, including 2,685 bachelors, 435 masters, 117 doctoral and 110 medical, earned degrees during the university’s 220th commencement. Here are the local graduates: Elizabeth Adams of Chester,  Bachelor of Arts Nicholas Bedi of Springfield,  Bachelor of Science […]

GM student represents Vermont in Smithsonian History Day exhibition

GM student represents Vermont in Smithsonian History Day exhibition

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Vermont History Day presentation on Suzy ‘Chap Stick’ Chaffee researched and created by Andover student Violet Haight at Green Mountain High School has been selected to compete in the National History Day Contest. It was also chosen to be showcased virtually by the Smithsonian’s National Museum […]

Mt. Holly School considers multi-age classrooms; Ludlow Elementary to get 2nd custodian

Mt. Holly School considers multi-age classrooms; Ludlow Elementary to get 2nd custodian

By Jasmin Gomez ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Lauren Fierman, superintendent of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union, told the members of the board of the Ludlow-Mt. Holly Unified Union School District on Wednesday night that the schools system is still anticipating in-person teaching come fall. “Our expectation is that we will be having school in the […]

GMUSD board meeting agenda for June 17

GMUSD board meeting agenda for June 17

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet in person and  via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. In person, the meeting will be held at the Green Mountain High School Media Center. To access via Zoom please click here or call 646-876-9923. Below is its […]

College News

College News

Hanako Kusumi of South Londonderry has been selected for membership into the St. Lawrence University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honorary society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Kusumi is a member of the Class of 2023 at St. Lawrence, located in Canton, N.Y. Kusumi attended Stratton Mountain School. Abigail […]

Pandemic postponed annual meetings take place under sunny skies

Pandemic postponed annual meetings take place under sunny skies After 3-month delay, Weston, GM school district meet

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be winding down, a number of municipalities are catching up with meetings (under sunny skies) that could not be held in their traditional March time slots this past winter. By the time the country was shutting down in mid-March 2020, most […]

CORRECTION: TRSU board agenda for June 8

CORRECTION: TRSU board agenda for June 8

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 3 June 8 in-person at the Ludlow Elementary School Professional Development Room and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/88361127068 I. Call to Order A. Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Move to oust GM vice chair Brown fails in a tie

Move to oust GM vice chair Brown fails in a tie

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before the end of last Thursday’s meeting in the ongoing crisis that is the Green Mountain Unified School District board of directors, member Michael Studin moved to unseat board vice chair Deb Brown for actions he called “unbecoming of someone in a position of leadership.” The […]

GM board member wants much less detail in meeting minutes, destruction of notes, recordings

GM board member wants much less detail in meeting minutes, destruction of notes, recordings

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A member of the Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors wants that panel to streamline the minutes of its meetings, eliminating much of the detail of its discussions, and to destroy notes and recordings of those meetings after the minutes are approved. Some of those […]