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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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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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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 […]

TRSU board agenda for June 6, 2019

TRSU board agenda for June 6, 2019

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board of Directors will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the band room of the Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludlow. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: […]

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Christina Ricitelli of Weston was awarded a degree in May during Commencement Exercises for Curry College in Milton, Mass. Sara Crystal Cote of Baltimore received a bachelor of science degree in biology, chemistry minor, psychology minor from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. in May. The following students were named to the Dean’s List of the […]

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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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 […]