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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 […]

College News

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 […]

GM junior's musical composition to be performed by VSO members

GM junior’s musical composition to be performed by VSO members

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is an especially busy week for Alex Beshay. Between this Wednesday — today —  and next Tuesday, the Green Mountain junior will participate in a four-day national conference choir in Columbus, Ohio, then work with members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra as it prepares to perform one […]

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Springfield announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from […]

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest Andover student recognized in 5th-8th grade category

Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Chloe’s poster was chosen out of 190 entries.  Her winning design will […]

College News

College News

Vermont Tech of Randolph Center congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2018. These students  — both in the of the Practical Nursing (CT) program — received a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Matilda Caldwell of Springfield Stephanie Currie of Springfield. Ryan J. Smith of Weston has been […]

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High students who may be less than comfortable with math but need math proficiency for college or careers will have a new option in the fall as the school participates in a pilot program sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. VSAC, the Vermont State […]

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

Max Peebles, a sixth grader at Chester-Andover Elementary, and Jack Citera, a seventh-grader at Flood Brook Elementary, will be competing in National Geographic’s GeoBee Vermont State Competition, the semi-finals of the National Championship. The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 29 at Art Center of  Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Students from throughout Vermont […]

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within  Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham or Winhall, please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vt. 05148 or email to onebobfish@gmail.com. Applications […]