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6 area students participate in leadership program

6 area students participate in leadership program

Three students from Green Mountain Middle/High School in Chester and three from Riverside Middle School in Springfield recently joined in the statewide SEEDS Summer Leadership Training Program held at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, sponsored by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and funded by its federal GEAR UP grant. They spent spend three days and two nights on […]

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College News

Chelsea McAllister of Chester has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Recreation Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts for studies completed in 2019. The following students graduated in spring from the Practical Nursing Program at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center: Olivia Dostal of Chester Megan Peters of Landgrove Jenny Allison of Springfield Matilda […]

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College News

Noah Wetherald of Weston graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College, of Ithaca, N.Y.,  with a bachelor of science in Biochemistry. Hollister A. Olson of Plymouth graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in May, receiving a bachelor of arts degree majoring in mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics. John Holleran of Chester, who is […]

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

GMUSD board cures violation, increases oversight of supervisory union

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District continued to move toward both greater autonomy from and oversight of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20. In the wake of Open Meeting Law complaints and the revelation that there […]

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Christopher Diak of Chester has recently graduated from Middlebury College magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and religion. After graduating from Compass School in 2013, he attended Interlochen Arts Academy to study film before enrolling at Middlebury. This fall, he will begin a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard University, where he […]

N.H. k-12 school to hold info meeting in Chester

N.H. k-12 school to hold info meeting in Chester

The New England Classical Academy will hold an informational session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., in Chester. “We want parents and students to know that there are choices when it comes to a quality education,” said NECA Executive Director Elizabeth Wilber. The New England Classical Academy provides […]

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

TRSU boards split on curing transparency violations; only one follows the law

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three boards of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union last week admitted to “errors” resulting in multiple violations of Vermont’s Open Meeting Law, but only one “cured” the violation according to state statute and to the satisfaction of the complainant. On May 7, The Chester Telegraph sent a […]

Ceremony celebrates 54 GM seniors graduating

Ceremony celebrates 54 GM seniors graduating

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Friday night was chilly for an outdoor graduation ceremony, but the rains had ended early enough and the 54 Green Mountain Union High seniors and their families seemed game to take on the unusually cool evening with grace. To launch the photo gallery, by Shawn Cunningham, please click any photo. The […]

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Kazui Kusumi of South Londonderry is completing Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement this summer with Atomic in Government Camp in Oregon. Kusumi is majoring in business administration and is a member of the class of 2020. Colby-Sawyer is located in New London, N.H. Sarah Gray of Springfield graduated from the University of San Diego in California on […]

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

TRSU boards apparently kept in dark about suits

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The overspending of a line item for legal expenses by nearly 500 percent led to the revelation by The Chester Telegraph Thursday night that the Two Rivers Supervisory Union is facing at least two lawsuits that virtually no board members of Green Mountain Unified School District nor […]

Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

Ludlow Rotary awards scholarships to six seniors

Six high school seniors at Green Mountain Union and Black River high schools have been award scholarships by the Ludlow Rotary based on scholastic achievement, financial need, realistic goals, extracurricular activities and community service. Those students and their awards are: Ryan Boyle of Black River High School. The $2,000 Daniel E. Kesman Memorial Scholarship (emphasis […]

GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

GMUSD board agenda for June 20, 2019

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. Below is its agenda: I. CALL TO ORDER:  a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. May 16, 2019 Regular Meeting;  […]

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

After year delay, new CAES playground dedicated

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fund-raising and planning took quite a number of years. Then, last August, when Chester-Andover Elementary School and the volunteers of the Parent-Teacher Group were ready to welcome kids back to school and celebrate the brand new and very blue playground that they had labored so long for,  a water line break […]

GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

GMUSD Board special meeting June 13 to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

The Green Mountain Unified School District Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Green Mountain Union High School’s Library Learning Commons, 716 VT-103, Chester, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below is its agenda. […]

TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

TRSU special meeting to address latest Telegraph Open Meeting Law complaint

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet in a special meeting from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the Band Room at Ludlow Elementary School, 5 Main St. in Ludlow, to address the most recent complaint brought by The Chester Telegraph concerning violations of the Open Meeting Law. Below […]

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College News

Holly Landon of Chester graduated on June 2 from Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. Alecia Rokes of Andover graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with Highest Honors. Castleton University congratulates the graduates from May 2019. The following students recently graduated Castleton University and were recognized during […]

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations

TRSU displays pattern of Open Meeting Law violations Powden's question reveals boards go into executive session without knowing why

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Chester Telegraph analysis of the meetings of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors and of those of its school district boards reveals eight recent instances of lax observance of the laws that protect the public’s access to public meetings. A May 2 revelation that TRSU […]

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation

Telegraph rejects TRSU account, remedy of Open Meeting violation Suggests informing members early, in detail about prospective executive sessions

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph has rejected the account and remedy of the Open Meeting Law violation given by Paul Orzechowski, chairman of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board, contending that he did not fully address the violation and that the complaint remains unresolved. On May 7, Cynthia Prairie, […]

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

BRSU Superintendent to retire in mid-2020

B ennington-Rutland Supervisory Union Superintendent Jackie Wilson has announced her planned retirement for one year from now, on June 30, 2020. “After 27 years as a teacher, principal and superintendent,” said Wilson, “it’s time to start the process of moving on to the next chapter.” The supervisory union includes Flood Brook School in Londonderry. “Jackie […]

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College News

The following area students graduated from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, during commencement ceremonies on May 19: David Bryant of Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Melanie Drummond of South Londonderry, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Jordan Harmon of Londonderry, with a Bachelor of Arts degree […]