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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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  • August 16, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls, VT – Vermont’s Watershed Wildlife
      On Tuesday, August 16, 5pm meet some of Vermont’s Watershed Wildlife with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum at the Rockingham Library. Please note: There will be live animals at this event. This program will also be the final event for the Rockingham Library’s 2022 summer reading program, …
  • August 16, Putney Library, Putney, VT – Artist reception: Botanical Portraits by Linda Rubinstein
      Botanical Portraits by Linda Rubinstein on exhibit at the Putney Library, 55 Main St in Putney VT, through September 30. Library hours are M/W/F 10:30 to 6, and Sat 10 to 1. There will be an artist reception on Tuesday, August 16 at 6pm with outdoor refreshments.
  • August 19, Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls, VT – Reproductive Rights Rally
      Reproductive Rights Rally – Friday, August 19 from 5 to 7 at the Bellows Falls Waypoint Center. This coincides with the 3rd Friday Art Walk in Bellows Falls. Speakers from the community will kick off the rally. Phyllis Rosser will speak about “life before Roe”, Leslie Goldman will speak about women …
  • August 20, Cooper Field, Putney – Soggy Po' Boys
      Brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys on Saturday, August 20 at 6:00 pm at Cooper Softball Field at 41 Sand Hill Road in Putney, VT. Tickets are $20 Advance / $25 At the Door, kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org Beer, wine …
  • August 22, Vermont, Vermont – Artist Development Grants
      The Vermont Arts Council is accepting applications for grants to support artists at all stages of their careers by funding activities that enhance mastery of an artist’s craft or skills or that increase the viability of an artist’s business. Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to: – advan …


The Walpolean
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  • Closing Date for the Clarion – 8/22/22
      Yes a “baker’s week” away, it is time to get your inputs submitted for the September issue of the CLARION on Monday, August 22.Hopefully there will some activities you wish to share that will begin as the summer months wind down. I am aware of only a few things, so please help so together we can tel …
  • CALLING ALL BOOK DONATIONS!
      This is a reminder about the Friends of the Walpole Library book donation dates this coming week and the week after. Please bring your books to the Chicken Coop (behind the Hungry Diner) on the following dates/times: Wednesday, August 17 and 24 – 10 am to noonThursday, August 18 and 25 – 4 to 6 pm R …
  • Check Your Files
      Help needed for the September Clarion Twenty Years Ago – Labor Day Weekend 2002 – Walpole celebrated its 250th Anniversary with a gala four day party concluding with a sensational sit-down dinner celebration for 800 people under a tent on the Common. Memories of that weekend abound. In the September …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/4/22
      Selectboard Present:      Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy L. Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and via Zoom.  Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present.  Peggy Pschirrer was p …
  • Selectboard Meeting Agenda – 8/11/22
      Starting at 6:30 PM in the Town Hall and via Zoom SELECTBOARD MEETING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE • Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $55,960.16 for checks issued 8/12/2022 PAYROLL • Payroll Register totaling $34,623.54 dated 8/12/22 and the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer of $6,795.36 SELECTBOAR …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • “Echoes of Light and Beauty” at Gallery at the VAULT
      Composite of “Peonies in a Blue Vase,” and “White Birches, Red Mill, Black River,” by Robert Carsten. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Gallery at the VAULT is excited to present “Echoes of Light and Beauty,” a show of works by Robert Carsten, PSA-Master, IAPS-Master Circle, on view until Sept. 14. …
  • “Vermont Salon” calling all artists
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Canal Street Art Gallery presents, “The Vermont Salon,” a new open call exhibition hung in the floor-to-ceiling Salon style. The Canal Street Art Gallery’s Vermont Salon brings this classical way of showing art into the contemporary. The art show is inclusive of all art. The opp …
  • Hitchcock movie at FOLA’s annual Silent Movie Festival
      Scene from, “The Lodger.” Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. –  Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest silent movie thriller, “The Lodger,” will be the feature silent movie at Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium’s (FOLA) annual Silent Movie Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall’s Heald Auditoriu …
  • Marlo Devarney, 1966-2022
      Marlo Devarney, 1966-2022 BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – “She shoots, she scores, the Terriers win!” Having held records for the most points scored in a number of basketball and field hockey games, Marlo Devarney was a varsity player and captain of the field hockey, basketball, and softball teams. She was qui …
  • New board members at Greater Falls Connections
      Left to right, Katrina Bostwick, Shelby Bixler, Alex Stradling, and Doreen Stoodley. Not pictured are new board members Lama Tomas O’Flaherty and Josh Morelli. Photo by Neil Allen BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Greater Falls Connections (GFC) announces the addition of two new Advisory Board members: Lama Toma …


Valley News
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  • ‘A head-scratcher’: Vermont’s GOP voters nominate a surprising slate of candidates
      Even those who won Vermont’s Republican primary elections on Tuesday say they’re baffled by the results.In the race for U.S. Senate, GOP voters rejected former U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan, a moderate and institutional favorite, for Gerald Malloy, a Trump-aligned conservative. They nominated Sen… …
  • Woodstock aims to house local workers with subsidies to landlords
      Woodstock is adopting a novel approach to provide housing for people who work there.“You can get a job here, but then there’s nowhere to live,” said Trena Tolliver, who has been hired as Woodstock’s housing advisor by the town’s Economic Development Commission to run its pilot housing programs. “We’ …
  • Claremont may disband Board of Assessors
      CLAREMONT — Three and a half years after it voted to create a board of assessors in the wake of public outcry over a controversial tax abatement and assessment reduction on a Mulberry Street property by a former assessor, the City Council has taken the first step toward disbanding the board.In a 5-3 …
  • ‘An outstanding group’: 4-H Dairy Show brings young people, livestock to fairgrounds
      TUNBRIDGE — As the Tunbridge Fairgrounds turn 150 years old, members of 4-H clubs from all over the state gathered in an age-old tradition at the grounds on Sunday for the first portion of the annual two-day Vermont State 4-H Dairy Show.Monday’s event — the “conformation” portion of the show — is se …
  • ‘Wildly unusual’: Census shows explosion of migration into Vermont in pandemic’s first year
      More than 4,800 people moved to Vermont between 2020 and 2021, the highest net migration total the state has reported in at least a decade, according to Census population estimates.The trend represents a complete reversal of the previous decade, when domestic migration meant people left Vermont to.. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers
      Neighborhood Connections welcomed two new staff members in June: Barbara Dailey and Lois Schram Osnow, LCSW. Barbara Dailey took over as programs coordinator after nearly 16 years working in administration at Brown University, where she honed her skills in collaborating and management of programs, p …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for Aug.17
      The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is its agenda. To join via Zoom see below agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the August 3, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business 4. Police Chief Se …
  • 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 incu …
  • Andover bridge reconstruction to close roadAug. 22 to Nov. 4
      Andover Bridge 9 over Trout Brook. Photo by VTrans. By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Construction crews are expected to begin assembling on site this week to begin the process of taking down and replacing Andover Bridge No. 9, over Trout Brook, just southeast of the switchback on th …
  • Affordable housing to be focus of next planning workshop in Chester
      © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Housing will be the focus of the Chester Planning Commission’s second of four workshops on Monday August 15th, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. featuring a presentation by the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. The rehabilitation of the house at 517 Depot St. as affordable housing wa …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Claremont City Manager Resigns, Taking Post in Enfield
      CLAREMONT, NH–Today City Manager Ed Morris submitted his official resignation from the City of Claremont. “I have accepted the position as the Town Manager with the Town of Enfield, NH,” said Morris. “I first advised the City Council of my intent to resign based on accepting a conditional offer on N …
  • Booster Blitz: Registration open for COVID-19 Booster Sites
      Concord, NH – Today, Wednesday, Dec. 1st, the State of New Hampshire opened registration for “Operation Booster Blitz,” 15 community-based sites that will be held on Saturday, December 11 across the state. Registration is now open at vaccines.nh.gov. Appointments can be made for up to 5 people at a …
  • 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 …


Seven Days
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  • New Details Emerge in Manhattan Drive Police Shooting
      Updated at 5:15 p.m. The man shot and wounded by Burlington police on Saturday was a 20-year-old resident who was armed with a knife and had talked about ending his own life, according to Vermont State Police. In a statement on Sunday morning, state police — the agency investigating the shooting — a …
  • Burlington Police Officer Shoots, Wounds Man in Old North End
      A Burlington police officer shot and wounded a man in the city’s Old North End on Saturday afternoon. Vermont State Police are investigating the incident, which happened at about 3 p.m. on Manhattan Drive, according to a press release. State police say the man was being treated at the University of …
  • Party Leaders Call On Candidate to End Campaign for Franklin County Sheriff
      Leaders of the Franklin County Republican and Democratic parties are calling on Deputy Sheriff John Grismore to end his bid for elected office after a video surfaced showing Grismore kicking a handcuffed man. Grismore, a captain in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, is the lone candidate for the …
  • Obituary: Thomas Gibbs, 1946-2022
      Former minister and accomplished musician loved making music with friends Thomas Dale Gibbs, 75, formerly of Winooski and then Essex Junction, Vt., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022, in his home at Memory Care at Allen Brook in Williston. Tom was born in Springfield, Vt., on September 9, 1946 …
  • Stuck in Vermont: Talking with Ben, Debbie & Ethan Kilham of Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, New Hampshire
      Ben Kilham has been rehabilitating rescued black bear cubs and releasing them back into the wild for almost 30 years. Cubs found in Vermont end up at his Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, N.H. Ben’s nephew Ethan is the cubs’ caregiver and posts to the 59,000 followers of the @kilhambearcenter Instagram ac …


Concord Monitor
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  • Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?
      PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A major economic bill headed to the president has “game-changing” incentives for the nuclear energy industry, experts say, and those tax credits are even more substantial if a facility is sited in a community where a coal plant is closing. The transformative bill provides the most …
  • The Outside Story: When a loon calls
      On the New Hampshire lake where I spend much of the summer, loon calls are so common that I sometimes take them for granted. The sounds of the common loon (Gavia immer) are iconic of wilderness and have been described as haunting, plaintive, maniacal, other-worldly, even wolf-like.Recently, I’ve sta …
  • Primary care doctors are getting harder to find
      In an ideal world, everyone would have a primary care provider they know and trust and see regularly.But an ongoing workforce shortage in primary care means that many people in the Upper Valley are struggling to find that trusted provider, leaving some scrambling to get medication refilled, or find. …
  • Grant to help homeless youth in NH
      New Hampshire will receive more than $2 million in grant funding to address youth homelessness across the state thanks to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. In a press release this week, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced new efforts to prevent and end.. …
  • Hometown Hero: Sweeney built a child care center that meets family needs
      On a recent Friday morning, Cheryl Sweeney stepped through a tiny gate into the play area of the one-year-old classroom at Whole Child Center in Tilton, crouching down to greet the babies who gathered around her delightedly. Sweeney, the childcare center’s founder and director, loves popping in to.. …


WCAX
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  • Vermont Olympian to end season early and train at home
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Elle Purrier St. Pierre is ending her running season early to “hit the reset button” at home in Vermont. That’s what the Olympian posted on Facebook.St. Pierre ran in the Olympics in 2021, placing 10th in the 1500 meter.Her post says all is well, but she decided to end her s …
  • Items stolen from multiple cars in Rockingham
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont State Police are asking the public for help figuring out who stole items from multiple cars in Rockingham.It happened early Saturday morning near Meeting House Road and Parker Hill Road.Police say clothes, prescription medications and a Smith & Wesson 8-inch knife we …
  • Woman arrested after 2 people, dog injured in Bradford
      BRADFORD, Vt. (WCAX) – A Vermont woman faces multiple charges after a bizarre incident at a quick stop in Bradford.Kelsey Farias, 21, of Corinth, is being held without bail and is due in court on Monday.Vermont State Police say over the weekend, Farias assaulted her partner multiple times with a tir …
  • State troopers patrol Burlington streets
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – For the first time in memory, Burlington’s downtown was blanketed by state troopers Saturday night.The troopers were called in to back up and assist the short-staffed Burlington Police.The troopers are part of the state police “Critical Action Team.” They worked on foot patr …
  • Showcasing Vermont’s many cheesemakers in Shelburne
      SHELBURNE, Vt. (WCAX) – There are lots of sights to see at Shelburne Farms, but Sunday, there were some things that Vermont is well known for, and one of them is cheese!Shelburne Farms hosted what they used to call their Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, but organizers from the Vermont Cheese Council c …


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Vermont state government
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