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The Walpolean
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  • Public Hearing – 9/23/21
      TOWN OF WALPOLE, NH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING September 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM To Request Funds from the Unassigned Fund Balance to Repair Roadways, Bridges and related infrastructure You are hereby notified that the Walpole Selectboard will host a public meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:00 …
  • SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA – 9/16/21
      Meeting time changed due to Horse Thieves dinner. – Lil Starting at 8:30 AM in the Town Hall SELECTBOARD MEETING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $645,129.83 for checks issued 9/17/21 PAYROLL Payroll Register totaling $28,844.28 dated 9/17/21 and the 941 Payrol …
  • Craft Fair Cancellation
      To the Walpole Community: it is with great sadness that the Walpole Firefighters’ Auxiliary announces that we will be cancelling our November, 2021 Craft Fair. We looked forward to rejoining you all in our beloved tradition this year to support our first responders. However, as Covid-19 makes a resu …
  • Up-date from Lucy
      COVID by the Numbers-September 14 Edition The first two weeks of September have brought significant changes, few of them good. Statewide, the seven day average of confirmed cases per 100,000 was 5.3 on August 1.  By the end of August, that number was 22.8.  Two weeks later, we are up to 38.0.  Curre …
  • Planning Board Agenda – 9/14/21
      Walpole Planning Board Agenda September 14, 2021 7 pm Town Hall Roll Call: Appointment of alternates if needed. Minutes: Review minutes of August meeting. Old Business: Public Hearing No.1: Two amendments to the Walpole Zoning Ordinances: amendment one is about fabric feather flags; amendment two is …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Nancy L. Kondracki, 2021
      Nancy L. Kondracki, 2021. Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – Nancy L. Kondracki left this world at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., Sept. 12, 2021, after a long illness complicated by Covid-19. Nancy was born in Shrewsbury, Vt., to Alba Briggs, her mother, and Edward Briggs, her father. Nancy i …
  • Celebrating Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Sept. 19-25
      REGION – The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that 52 million working-age adults ages 16 to 65 have low literacy skills. Low-literacy is associated with high unemployment, low wages, greater food insecurity, increased homelessness, and lower educational achievement of dependent chi …
  • Freeman E. Barton, 1939-2021
      Freeman E. Barton, 1939-2021. Photo provided N. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Freeman Earl Barton, 81, of North Springfield, Vt., passed away Aug. 31, 2021 at Vernon Green Nursing Home, after more than two decades of persevering through the struggles of Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Barton was a professor, libraria …
  • Proctorsville Fire Department honors members
      Top: Firefighter Jeremy Carlisle, honored for 20 years of service, with his family. Left: Fire Chief Robert Glidden (left), honored for 50 years of service. Right: Ray Fitzgibbons (left) honored for 50 years of service. Photos by Sharon Huntley PROCTORSVILLE, Vt. – The Proctorsville Fire Department …
  • Cavendish talks road and how to spend ARPA funding
      CAVENDISH, Vt. – Cavendish road issues and how to spend American Rescue Plan Act dollars were the main topics of the Cavendish Selectboard meeting Monday, Sept. 13. According to Cavendish Town Manager Brendan McNamara, the Route 131 project is in the home stretch with final paving beginning at Downe …


Valley News
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  • Vermont’s Liberty Union Party renames itself to preempt right-wing flag waving
      Since its start in 1970, Vermont’s Liberty Union Party has sought to offer voters an alternative to the status quo.“We have to explore topics the Democratic and Republican parties, the Green Party, the Reform Party, the capitalist parties no matter how big or small will never explore,” said co-found …
  • COVID-19 case numbers keep rising at Upper Valley schools
      CLAREMONT — COVID-19 case counts at Upper Valley schools continue to tick upward as the delta variant makes its way through the Twin States.Stevens High School officials reported five cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Hartford school officials have alerted parents to at least four cases since Thursday.. …
  • Norwich Selectboard votes to hire interim manager of mystery
      NORWICH — The Selectboard voted this week to hire an interim town manager to run Tracy Hall until Norwich finds a permanent replacement for Herb Durfee, who left last month after his contract was not renewed.However, officials aren’t saying who they chose to fill the interim role.Selectboard Chairma …
  • Mascoma High, Indian River call off classes over water problem
      WEST CANAAN — Classes have been canceled for Thursday and Friday at Mascoma Valley Regional High School and the Indian River School “due to an issue with the well that supplies water” to both schools, according to a Facebook post from the Mascoma school district.School officials said it involves a.. …
  • GOP-controlled Executive Council rejects contracts for reproductive health clinics
      CONCORD — The five-member Executive Council voted down contracts to reproductive health clinics that provide abortion services on Wednesday.The four Republicans rejected awarding contracts to facilities, including several Planned Parenthood locations, citing concerns the money would mingle with othe …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Andover Board, residents complain about Chester emergency service, cost
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A discussion of the amounts charged by the Town of Chester for fire protection and ambulance service took up a large portion of the Monday, Sept. 13 Andover Select Board meeting with one board member saying he had been shopping the service around b …
  • Vermont Climate Council seeks feedback on action plan
      MONTPELIER From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the developm …
  • UPDATED: Londonderry delays cannabis vote to Oct. 20
      UPDATE: The Londonderry Select board has moved the vote on the cannabis issue to Wednesday Oct. 20, with an  informational meeting to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The meeting will be officially warned after Friday, Sept. 17.    The Town of Londonderry’s special Town Meeting, scheduled for Friday, …
  • New at Chester Festival: Vaxx clinic, family-friendly farm events
      By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont National Guard will be hosting a walk-in Covid-19 vaccine clinic at the Chester Festival on the Green from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, to administer the single dose Johnson & Johnson inoculation to anyone 18 and older. The ten …
  • Cavendish Select Board agenda for Sept. 13
      The Cavendish Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting 37 High Street in Cavendish. Below is its agenda. 1. Call the meeting to order 2. Act upon the minutes of August 9th, 2021 3. Adjust agenda 4. Hear Citizens 5. Update on Route 131 Paving Project. 6. Sele …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Arrest Made in Diner Arson Case
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  • State Urges Preparedness Ahead of Possible Storm Impact
      Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu provided the following update on Tropical Storm Henri, which is forecast to intensify and reach hurricane strength on Saturday, ahead of reaching New Hampshire.   The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts Henri will make a close approac …
  • Arson Investigation at Local Diner
      The Claremont Police Department and NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, with help from the Claremont Fire Department, are investigating what they are calling an intentionally set fire that took place on July 29, 2021, at approximately 9:06 p.m. The fire occurred at Daddypops Tumble Inn Diner located at …
  • Multi-Vehicle Accident Reported in Area of Mile Marker 66 on I-91 North
      On July 12 at approximately 0623 hours, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks, Westminster Barracks, and Middlesex Barracks were dispatched to the area of mile marker 66 on I-91 North in the Town of Hartland, VT, for a report of several vehicles which crashed at that location. Hartford and Hartland Fi …
  • July 4th Celebration Postponed Till Monday
      CLAREMONT, NH–Due to the continuation of forecasted rain and already saturated fields, the Claremont July 4th Celebration has been postponed from Sunday, July, 4th, and moved to Monday, July 5th. The festivities will begin at Monadnock Park at 6 PM with several local food vendors on hand selling foo …


Seven Days
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Concord Monitor
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  • Republican-controlled Executive Council rejects contracts for reproductive health clinics
      The five-member Executive Council voted down contracts to reproductive health clinics that provide abortion services on Wednesday.The four Republicans rejected awarding contracts to facilities, including several Planned Parenthood locations, citing concerns the money would mingle with other clinic.. …
  • Get rid of hazardous household waste Saturday at Concord’s event
      Concord will hold its annual hazardous waste collection on Saturday at the Everett Arena.Household hazardous wastes are leftover household products that are toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive. These should not be dumped in the trash or down the drain or on the ground because it can serous hurt. …
  • Agencies prepare for Afghan arrivals to Concord
      As early as October, evacuated Afghans could begin arriving in Concord to make the area their new home.Ascentria Care Alliance in Concord is working on plans to resettle 100 Afghans that are expected to arrive in New Hampshire over the next six months. Crissie Ferrara, Program Manager for Services.. …
  • During grief and double loss, good neighbors rescue
      Helping a neighbor in need is a Yankee tradition, especially in small towns in rural New Hampshire. For an army of caring residents of Gilmanton, it was impossible to ignore the tragedy and grief of Fawn Kutuk, a neighbor and mother immersed in unspeakable loss for the second time around.Three years …
  • Board raises doubts about ELL staffing
      The Manchester school district is in the process of overhauling their plans for students learning English.On Tuesday, the Manchester school board heard about new steps to place more students learning English in regular classes with native English speakers. The district now merges these students to.. …


WCAX
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  • Burlington taking steps to help manage Sears Lane homeless encampment
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) -The city of Burlington is taking steps to help manage the Sears Lane homeless encampment. Wednesday the city released a draft of their proposal that is a part of the management of sears lane. The city says they are seeking proposals for service providers to manage and support …
  • Vt. lawmaker calls for labor commissioner to resign over lack of transparency
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – A Chittenden County lawmaker is calling on the state’s labor commissioner to step down due to a lack of transparency.This all stems from the last session when lawmakers passed a so-called grand bargain where employers would receive $300 million over the next decade by not ra …
  • Death investigation underway in Killington
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont State Police are investigating a death in Killington.Police say they received a call just after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. They say a woman was found inside a car along US Route 4 in the vicinity of West Hill Road. Police say the investigation is still in the early stages. …
  • Burlington Police Dept. assessment finds ‘deficiencies’, ‘schemes’, ‘racial bias’
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The highly anticipated Burlington Police Department assessment is out. Our media partners at Seven Days are reporting that the draft assessment of the Burlington police department by a Virginia based consulting firm is in. They say the assessment of the police department fin …
  • Help wanted: Vermont facilities seek to staff mental health beds
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – More mental health beds are coming online to serve Vermonters in crisis, but staffing shortages could leave some of them empty.Pandemic restrictions cut down on capacity at many facilities. Now, as many are opening back up, they have to contend with staffing shortages.It’s n …


VPR
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Vermont state government
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