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Cavendish passes $1.95 million budget;  discusses ARPA fund use

Cavendish passes $1.95 million budget; discusses ARPA fund use

By Cara Philbin © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Monday night’s Cavendish Town Meeting attracted about 50 residents to the Cavendish Town Elementary School and 15 on Zoom, mostly to discuss the proposed budget, which was among items to be voted on by Australian ballot on Tuesday, and uses of funding received from the federal pandemic […]

ARPA funds info session at Cavendish Town Meeting, March 6

ARPA funds info session at Cavendish Town Meeting, March 6

© 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Cavendish ARPA Committee will hold an info session at the Cavendish Town Meeting to discuss the use of the town’s ARPA funds. Town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) […]

Resignations leave Cavendish Planning Commission quorumless

Resignations leave Cavendish Planning Commission quorumless Select Board to mull next steps; votes Eddy as health officer despite objection

By Cara Philbin @2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Monday, the Cavendish Select Board voted unanimously to accept the resignations of Etienne Ting and Doug McBride from the town’s Planning Commission. Their departures follow a fractious January meeting for the commission several members’ resistance to the Select Board’s October 2022 decision to adopt a Vermont state […]

GMUSD board agrees to 'retire' Chieftain name

GMUSD board agrees to ‘retire’ Chieftain name 'Indian head' image was dropped two years ago

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a move that was a surprise to at least one board member, the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted tonight, Thursday, Jan. 19, to discontinue the use of the Chieftain name. The district had voted to stop using the image of a Native American in […]

Former Flood Brook teacher offered principalship at CAES

Former Flood Brook teacher offered principalship at CAES

By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District, during a special meeting on Wednesday night, voted to offer Joanne Blane, an instructional coach for the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union and former teacher at Flood Brook School in Londonderry, a one-year contract as principal of Chester-Andover Elementary […]

Cavendish board talks energy, reappraisals and police coverage

Cavendish board talks energy, reappraisals and police coverage

By Cara Philbin ©2023 Telegraph Publishing After considerable discussion, the Cavendish Select Board, on Monday, Jan. 9, voted to direct the town’s Planning Commission to begin the process of adopting the enhanced energy chapter for the Town Plan. Commission chair Etienne Ting had told the board that if it wanted that outcome it should tell […]

RUN FOR OFFICE!

RUN FOR OFFICE! Open seats in Andover, Athens, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Weston & Windham

© 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont’s towns are run by community minded folks who step up and serve in local government positions – from town clerks and select board members to Library Trustees, Listers, Constables and more. This is the time of year that residents can take out a petition to get on the ballot […]

Two select boards push back on their planning commissions

Two select boards push back on their planning commissions Short-term rentals, energy chapter at issue as ARPA fund uses discussed

By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing, LLC At their last regular meetings of 2022 the Select Boards of Andover and Cavendish took issue with the work of their towns’ Planning Commission and, in one instance, broached the idea of removing members to get its way. On Dec. 27 in Andover, the board took up […]

Second meeting of TRSU's 'Portrait of a Graduate' set for Dec. 5

Second meeting of TRSU’s ‘Portrait of a Graduate’ set for Dec. 5

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 25 community members gathered in the library at Green Mountain High School on Monday Nov. 14 to participate as a “design team” in the first of four meetings aimed at answering the question “what should a graduate from a Two Rivers Supervisory Union school – elementary, […]

$20M school renovation bond fails by 47 votes

$20M school renovation bond fails by 47 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The $20 million bond intended to pay for renovating the three school buildings of the Green Mountain Unified School District was narrowly defeated Tuesday evening by a vote of 808 in favor to 855 opposed, a defeat that school officials called “disappointing.” The lower vote totals may […]

What's in the GM renovation bond: Elementary schools to see upgrades in heating systems

What’s in the GM renovation bond: Elementary schools to see upgrades in heating systems

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Both Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools are slated to get upgrades to their fire alarm systems, should the bond proposal pass. Cavendish Town’s portion of the upgrade is worth $1.7 million; Chester-Andover’s is $2.6 million. Todd Parah, facilities director for Two Rivers Supervisory Union, says this […]

GM board votes to put $20 million renovation bond before district voters

GM board votes to put $20 million renovation bond before district voters

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Aug. 25, the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District decided to move forward with a multi-year, $20.5 million project to renovate its three school buildings. The vote was 6-1 — with three members absent — to put a 20 year bond before the voters […]

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

Turnout is high in local primary voting; November matchups decided

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Held in the hot and vacation rich month of August, Vermont’s primaries are generally sleepy affairs in which a relatively small number loyalists from the state’s three parties – Democratic, Republican and Progressive – come out to reaffirm the incumbents and chose the occasional challenger. But this […]

Green Up Day events throughout the region

Green Up Day events throughout the region Andover, Athens, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry Weston & Winhall

By Stacia Spaulding ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Although Green Up Day officially takes place on the first Saturday in May, many area residents have gotten a jumpstart on cleaning up the roadsides in their towns. If you would like to help, there are still plenty of opportunities to take part on Saturday, May 7. This […]

News Analysis: Legislature shuffles the districts in spite of local wishes

News Analysis: Legislature shuffles the districts in spite of local wishes Local towns need to leverage new representation

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the text of House Bill 589 said that lawmakers would be seeking public — and municipal — input on their reapportionment plan to determine what State House districts will look like for the next 10 years, for officials in most area towns, they apparently were not […]

Detour & delay season is right around the corner

Detour & delay season is right around the corner Here's a short guide to avoiding the worst of it

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every year as the weather warms, we begin to look around to see where the public works construction season will give us delays and detours. Here are some of the projects you may run into this summer. Andover The major project in Andover will be a relatively […]

As Cavendish votes, Gross celebrates a hard won defeat

As Cavendish votes, Gross celebrates a hard won defeat

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC With contested races for town four offices approximately ten percent of Cavendish voters either showed up or cast absentee ballots in the delayed Town Meeting election on Tuesday. One hundred eleven votes were cast with 15 of those being absentee ballots received by noon. George Timko garnered […]

Abe Gross: Vote for Steve, not for me!

Abe Gross: Vote for Steve, not for me!

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain school board member Abe Gross wants Cavendish residents to vote him out of office when the town holds its town meeting balloting on Tuesday, March 29. In May 2021, Gross took one of two open seats representing Cavendish, saying that he had more than enough […]

Cavendish principal finalist forum March 1; special GMUSD board meeting March 2

Cavendish principal finalist forum March 1; special GMUSD board meeting March 2

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Cavendish Town Elementary School Principal Interview Committee will be holding a finalists forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. The forum will be both in person (at CTES, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville) and on Zoom. The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will be recording the forum for […]

Police search for Connecticut SUV that caused Cavendish crash

Police search for Connecticut SUV that caused Cavendish crash

© Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont State Police are looking for the driver of a car they say caused a crash in Cavendish on Thursday then left the scene. According to a VSP press release, just before 3 p.m. on Feb. 24, Denver Schillinger, 51, of Windsor, was driving a 2015 GMC truck east near  […]