Woody Laidlaw

Leland & Gray students interview a first responder who was in the thick of the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.

L&G students bond in journey to New Orleans

Almost two decades after Hurricane Katrina, students get a firsthand look at a region that has not yet bounced back from catastrophe

Eight students from Leland & Gray Union Middle and High School are back after trips to New York City and New Orleans to collect oral histories from people affected by climate catastrophes.

In late March, the students traveled to New York City, where they learned about United Nations' environmental policy and sustainability goals and sat in on a U.N. General Assembly session.

Read More

Supporters continue push to retain BFUHS principal

School board chair says Broadley, who says he won’t renew his contract, ‘hasn’t come talk to us’

For more than a month, members of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) community have told school officials they don't want Principal John Broadley to leave. An online petition to keep Broadley in his current role had more than 1,020 signatures as of March 3. But the principal -

Read More

Town Meeting Day is Tuesday, March 7

Most, but not all, Windham County towns plan a return to in-person discussion, debate, and community

Athens • Annual Town Meeting on Monday, voting Tuesday: In-person Town Meeting will be held Monday, March 6 at the Athens Community Center (former elementary school) at 6 p.m. All voting for town officers will occur on Tuesday, March 7 by Australian ballot. Polls will be open between 10...

Read More


Principal finds support from school community

Residents, teachers, and students turned out in recent weeks to persuade the Bellows Falls Union High School and Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) boards to reinstate Principal John Broadley, who in a letter last month announced that he will not seek to renew his contract. The larger-than-normal turnouts at the board meetings on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 saw parents express concern about interruptions and continuity for their children as Broadley joins a number of employees leaving the district since...

Read More