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TRSU offers superintendent position to Fierman

TRSU offers superintendent position to Fierman

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last night, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board offered Green Mountain High School Principal Lauren Fierman a two-year contract to replace Meg Powden as superintendent beginning on July 1, 2020. Powden resigned from the post on Jan. 13 effective June 30, 2020, opting not to complete the […]

TRSU board agenda for April 2

TRSU board agenda for April 2

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board will hold its regular meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 2. There is a clickable link on the TRSU home page to join the meeting. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. REORGANIZING THE BOARD ELECTIONS: […]

College News

College News

The following students have been selected for inclusion on the fall 2019 Dean’s List for academic achievement at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Samuel Cowles of South Londonderry, a member of the Class of 2022. Keegan Ewald of Cavendish, of the Class of 2023. Hanako Kusumi of South Londonderry, a member of the Class […]

Gov. Scott: Schools won't reopen this school year

Gov. Scott: Schools won’t reopen this school year Distance learning will continue with AOE guidance

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott today directed schools to remain closed through June, but continue distance learning. This extends the previous directive closing Pre-k-12 schools from March 18 to April 6. The decision, according to a press release, was made to slow the spread of coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, the disease that […]

Flood Brook adjusts, innovates for new schooling

Flood Brook adjusts, innovates for new schooling

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As he enters the 2nd week of classes under state restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre said, “The challenge we are facing in education right now is that we have to figure out everything at once.” Since Friday, […]

College News

College News

A number of area students have been named to the fall 2019 Dean’s List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean’s List that semester. The following students have been recognized for this […]

Distance learning, meal delivery begin within GM school district

Distance learning, meal delivery begin within GM school district

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, buses rolled up in front of the Green Mountain High School in Chester as staff members pushed carts and sheet pan racks filled with boxes of bagged meals through the wet snow for students who are staying home until at least […]

GMUSD Board agenda for March 19

GMUSD Board agenda for March 19

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday March 19 at Two Rivers Supervisory Union, 609 VT-103 in Ludlow and remotely by electronic means. Contact the Two Rivers Supervisory Union for instructions on connecting to the the meeting at 875-3365 I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll […]

Home Work: Flood Brook teachers, admin, students prep for learning under Covid-19

Home Work: Flood Brook teachers, admin, students prep for learning under Covid-19

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Flood Brook School Principal Neal McIntyre on Monday, March 16 met with his teaching and administrative staffs to plan for the state-mandated closing of all schools, which started today, Wednesday, March 18. On Sunday, Gov. Phil Scott had ordered all K-12 schools closed at least until April 6 […]

Scott closes child care centers to most starting Wednesday, COVID positives up to 17

Scott closes child care centers to most starting Wednesday, COVID positives up to 17 Urges private centers, orders others to care for children of 'essential persons'

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was a seemingly quiet day on the Vermont coronavirus beat with scarcely a peep from the any of the authorities involved in containing the pandemic. Until 6:57 p.m. when the Health Department sent out its daily update with numbers but no statement that the state had […]

Scott directs 'all schools' to be closed by Wednesday

Scott directs ‘all schools’ to be closed by Wednesday Districts must make 'continuity of education plans'

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a press release this afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott announced that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. This directive, which will be […]

TRSU schools closed; Health Dept. did not recommend shuttering

TRSU schools closed; Health Dept. did not recommend shuttering Contact occurred at Cavendish Town Elementary

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The schools of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will be closed “until further notice” starting on Monday, March 16, according to an email sent on Saturday by Superintendent Meg Powden to families, teachers and staff of the six schools in the SU. The email states: “An individual […]

GM's Jr Iron Chef team preps for weekend cooking competition

GM’s Jr Iron Chef team preps for weekend cooking competition

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC This Saturday, Green Mountain High School’s Jr. Iron Chef team — called Put a Lid On It — will be taking its culinary creation to the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction to compete with teams from all over Vermont. GM’s middle school team, made up of two seventh and […]

Cavendish library board disputes Powden email that it agreed to move from CTES

Cavendish library board disputes Powden email that it agreed to move from CTES

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Alittle more than 30 years after the ground breaking for construction of the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library, it was announced that that institution’s board had decided to vacate the building and move to the town Green. But the problem is that the board had never discussed that, […]

GM school budget passes despite large increase

GM school budget passes despite large increase Newcomer Wade elected to board along with incumbents Alexander, Fromberger, Lamphere

By Shawn Cunningham ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a Green Mountain Unified School District budget that represents a 9 percent increase over last year, but also includes a number of initiatives geared at giving students the additional educational opportunities promised in the Act 46 consolidation process. The $14 million budget funds […]

College News

College News

Joshua L. Hoy of Springfield, a junior enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program, has been named to the Honors List for the fall 2019 semester at Husson University, located in Bangor, Maine. Students who make the Honors List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn […]

GM board gives 3 principals 2-year contracts coming out of questionable executive session

GM board gives 3 principals 2-year contracts coming out of questionable executive session Board member says SU 'ignored' audit committee's request

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC If the Green Mountain Unified School District board didn’t break Vermont’s Open Meeting Law last Thursday evening, they took it to the breaking point. The board entered the first of three executive sessions during the meeting using the exemption for “labor relations agreements with employees,” to discuss […]

College News

College News

Alexia White of Chester, who is majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., for the fall 2019 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. The University […]

Meet the candidates for board of the Green Mountain Unified School District

Meet the candidates for board of the Green Mountain Unified School District

Three candidates are vying for two three-year positions on the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District: Incumbent Rick Alexander; Patty Davenport and Jeannie Wade. Marilyn Mahusky decided not to seek re-election this year, leaving that position open. Three weeks ago, The Chester Telegraph sent the candidates a series of questions for them to […]

Search begins for new Two Rivers schools superintendent

Search begins for new Two Rivers schools superintendent

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With less than five months before Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Meg Powden is scheduled to step down, the TRSU board began discussing how it would conduct its search for her replacement. Powden resigned her position on Jan. 13,  just seven months into the first year of […]