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AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

AOT maps route to lower speed limit at GMHS

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Marcos Miller, Tyler Guazzoni and Mario […]

TRSU chair Orzechowski: 'We violated open meeting law'

TRSU chair Orzechowski: ‘We violated open meeting law’ Orzechowski apologizes, Powden does not attend, Prairie unconvinced

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing  LLC With Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden not in attendance, board chair Paul Orzechowski admitted that the TRSU board had violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and apologized at a May 16 special meeting held by video conference with members attending from Chester-Andover Elementary, TRSU in Ludlow […]

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Christopher Armstrong of Chester is one of the members of the Citadel’s Class of 2019 who has accepted a commission as an officer in the U.S. Army commission. He is among the 35 percent of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets of the Class of 2019 who are now officers in all branches of the […]

TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

TRSU board to answer open meeting claim in special session

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The board of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet on Thursday night to discuss and take action on The Chester Telegraph’s claim that the closed door session at its May 2 was a violation of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. The agenda for the special session says […]

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More than 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during the Citadel’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in McAlister Field House in Charlestown, S.C. Local graduates include: Christopher Armstrong of Chester in Civil Engineering; Patrick Clancy of Springfield in Political Science.

GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

GMUSD board OKs contract, appoints new member, seeks safety upgrades in Cavendish

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District  ratified its agreement with its support staff at a special meeting last Thursday, but not without questions about the timing of the work. The agreement, which covers para-educators, personal care assistants, food service workers, bus drivers […]

CAES asks parents not to arrive early for pickup

CAES asks parents not to arrive early for pickup Traffic pattern, early arrivals mean congestion at elementary

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Jim Spaulding is spending a chunk of his afternoons directing traffic. The building supervisor at Chester-Andover Elementary School has made it his mission to make the bus and parent pickups run smoothly and that means asking some people (politely) to leave. Over the years, several schemes have […]

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

Chester Telegraph claims TRSU board violated state Open Meeting Law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a complaint dated May 7 and sent to Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden and board members, Cynthia Prairie, editor and publisher of The Chester Telegraph, is contending that the board of the SU improperly entered into an executive session even after it was warned […]

Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

Trivia Night to benefit Rotary scholarship fund; Applicants sought for nursing scholarship

Chester Rotary seeks teams for trivia night scholarship fund-raiser Do you want to support the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fund? Do you have a competitive spirit? Are you looking for a fun event to share with your Memorial Day weekend guests? Look no further than the Chester Rotary Ladd Scholarship Fundraiser Trivia Night. An Evening […]

GMUSD board balks at hearing CTES complaints

GMUSD board balks at hearing CTES complaints

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the agenda for the Green Mountain Unified School District’s Thursday, April 25 meeting was full — and the public portion of the meeting went on for three hours — one question hung over the proceedings until the end and even then some members of the public […]

TRSU board agenda for May 2

TRSU board agenda for May 2

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Roost at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. April 04, 2019 Special Meeting […]

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College News

Holly Landon of South Londonderry has been named to the Dean’s List for the winter 2019 term at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Full-time undergraduate students registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and earning a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher at the end of Term I or Term II are […]

Green Mountain USD agenda for April 25

Green Mountain USD agenda for April 25

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors, representing Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Art Center of Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. March […]

Cavendish Elementary parents petition SU to delay Beaupre contract renewal

Cavendish Elementary parents petition SU to delay Beaupre contract renewal

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearly six dozen parents of Cavendish Town Elementary School students and other interested community members have signed a petition of no confidence in Principal Deb Beaupre, asking that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union “hold up her contract renewal” and “open an investigation into the communities (sic) concerns.” […]

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service

Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwestern Medical School. He married Phyllis Flynn, whom he […]

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

PAX and Green Mountain High School are looking for families to host high school exchange students for Green Mountain for the upcoming school year. This is a great learning and growth opportunity for the entire family, bringing a new culture to your home that you may otherwise never be able to experience. Choose a student […]

Board gives Powden 2-year contract, 4 percent raise before performance review

Board gives Powden 2-year contract, 4 percent raise before performance review

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board met Thursday night to work on the annual performance evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, but the real action took place in two executive sessions over the past two months. On Feb. 7, with Marilyn Mahusky as chair, the TRSU board offered […]

GM to stage musical 'Beauty and Beast'

GM to stage musical ‘Beauty and Beast’

The Green Mountain High School will present Beauty and the Beast as its annual musical this week.  The play is an offshoot of the Academy Award winning 1991 Disney-animated film that made its way to Broadway in 1999 with additional music not heard in the film. Based Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale,  Beauty and […]

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

The Second Congregational Church in Londonderry  announces the inaugural year of the Hilda Davis Scholarship. The Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund of Second Congregational Church was started by her family in 2017 to help commemorate Davis’s effort in educating and guiding family and children. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to students entering their first-year of […]

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a surprise move last Thursday night, March 21, the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted 5-3 to replace board chair Marilyn Mahusky of Chester with Joe Fromberger from Andover. The move came at the board’s reorganization session after Town Meeting Day in which newcomer Lois Perlah […]