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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
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  • Withdrawal Committee Meeting Minutes – 12/4/19
      Present:  Albert St.Pierre; Lucien Beam; Steven Dalessio; Frank Emig; Alan Dustin; Sarah Vogel; William Stahl; Scott Bushway; Joseph Levesque; Mary Henry Chairman Mr. St.Pierre called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM.    Mr. St.Pierre welcomed everyone, and noted that the State Board of Education pre …
  • Broadband Committee Meeting Minutes – 11/25/19
      Present: Paul Looney Chair; Bob Anderson Steve Grenier, Rod Bouchard, Dick Hill, Dennis Marcom, and Peggy Pschirrer Guests: Rob Koester, Vice President, Consolidated Communications; Jeff McIver, Consumer Products, 770 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101 Rob Koester reviewed a power point presentation w …
  • In Bethlehem Inn – 12/14/19
      ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! Get your tickets now to the Walpole Players production of In Bethlehem Inn, this Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Town Hall.  This fun family event supports the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place in Bellows Falls. Travel back in time with the Walpole Players when they present John …
  • Congratulations David Westover
      David Westover ’72 named University System of New Hampshire Trustee   Keene State College is pleased to announce that David Westover ’72 has been chosen to represent the College as a member of the USNH Board of Trustees. David’s term began in July 2019, and he will serve through June 2023. The Unive …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 11/27/19
      TOWN OF WALPOLE HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING NOVEMBER 27, 2019   Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 8:50 AM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINU …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Black River Valley Senior Center holiday lunch
      LUDLOW, Vt. – On Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon, the Black River Valley Senior Center will have a holiday lunch, which is free and open to the public. We will serve hot turkey sandwiches and all the fixings. Reservations are required. Please call the Senior Center at 802-228-7421 to register or get a ride …
  • Chester needs your help
      CHESTER, Vt. – In January 2020, the Chester Economic Development Committee will begin putting together the 2020 Chester brochure that advertises local businesses, the 2020 Calendar of Events, and all the different activities that make Chester a great place to live and work. To do this requires help …
  • This & That
      Achievements in life are always more exciting when no one sees them coming. As a coach, you try to build a team or more importantly program, to reach the championship level. But if your school has been playing a certain sport for close to 50 years and has never even had a close call at a state title …
  • Council on Rural Development holds community forums in Rockingham
      Jenna Koloski of the Vermont Council on Rural Development leading one of the forums during their Dec. 4 visit. Photo by Bill Lockwood BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On the evening of Dec. 4, a large, interested group from the Rockingham community responded to the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s nine co …
  • Cavendish Select Board meeting continues to discuss Tierney Road quarry
      CAVENDISH, Vt. – In anticipation of upcoming budget discussions, the Dec. 9 Cavendish Selectboard meeting began by hearing from several local nonprofit groups regarding their appropriation requests for fiscal year 2020. Representatives from Black River Good Neighbor Services, Women’s Freedom Center, …


Valley News
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  • Vermont woman pleads not guilty to charges following husband’s death
      BURLINGTON — A Vermont woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges connecting her to the death of her husband who police say was lured to a parking lot and shot multiple times.The attorney for Angela Auclair, 47, of Bristol, Vt., entered the plea on her behalf on charges of suspicion of aiding in. …
  • Under pressure to reform women’s prison, Vermont AHS secretary proposes changes
      Human Services Secretary Mike Smith is promising immediate reforms of Vermont’s prison system amid public outcry following a Seven Days report exposing allegations of drug abuse and sexual misconduct at the state’s only prison for women. Changes under consideration, which will be delivered in a form …
  • Windsor moves forward on plans to take over, demolish ‘dangerous’ buildings
      WINDSOR — The Selectboard has authorized Town Manager Tom Marsh to negotiate the town’s efforts to take over two heavily damaged downtown buildings, the next step in a plan to demolish the dilapidated structures.One building, on Maple Street, is a former dry cleaning business that went bankrupt and. …
  • Primary Source: Bennet banks on NH
      High-profile candidates who attracted droves of social media attention — think Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke — have dropped out of the Democratic presidential race, but some lesser-known moderates keep plodding along.In fact, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., last week started holding what he sai …
  • Kidnapping defendant wants to search victim’s phone, says incident was consensual
      BURLINGTON — The Vermont felon accused of kidnapping a New Hampshire woman and her 4-year-old son nearly a year ago and raping the woman at a White River Junction hotel is claiming in court filings that the encounter was “consensual” and challenging the accuser’s credibility. Prosecutors eventually. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs
      NEW YORK — Pete Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about selling books that he bought a third bookstore within the past two months.”The industry is much better than it was — the last …
  • Brattleboro Christmas Breakfast ready to deliver
      BRATTLEBORO — Most people think preparing for Christmas means shopping for presents. Jadi Flynn and Megan Walker have their sights set on something else: 14 pounds of coffee, 140 pounds of
  • The stuff of memories
      SAXTONS RIVER — More than 80 years ago, the headmaster of the private Vermont Academy decided his privileged boys should do something nice for the disadvantaged boys at Kurn Hattin Homes for …
  • Insurance company awarded judgment in Hermitage case
      HARTFORD, CONN. — In a case alleging breach of contract, an insurance group received default judgment against Hermitage Club founder Jim Barnes due to his failure to appear in court. Fidelity
  • Fines 'accumulating' for landlord
      BRATTLEBORO — A landlord is being fined $1,600 a day for failing to address health violations at units being rented out. “Those are accumulating,” Town Manager Peter Elwell said of the fines …


Chester Telegraph
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  • Chester board reviews budget, capital expenses
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC With department heads for fire, police, ambulance, highway, water and sewer present, the Chester Select Board continued its review of the 2021 budget at its Dec. 4 meeting. First up was Water and Sewer as the board put on their commissioners’ hats …
  • Santa visits Chester’s Overture to Christmas
      © Telegraph Publishing, LLC Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual visit to Chester as part of the Overture to Christmas this past weekend. The Chester Fire Department brought the jolly old elf to the Fullerton Inn where Santa lit the town tree, greeted children and spent some time hearing their Chr …
  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Dec. 16
      The Chester Planning Commission will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the NewsBank Conference Building, Room #4, 352 Main St. Below is its agenda. Review minutes from the Dec. 2nd 2019 meeting Citizens Comments Review of V4 & R3 District comments Consideration of Riparian Buffer Set future agenda item …
  • Little School, Weston office to work on joint backup generator
      New Little School Executive Director Cathy Siggins listens to the Weston Select Board discuss backup power for her school and the Town Office. Photos by Bruce Frauman By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Little School and the Town of Weston are hoping to work together to purchase and …
  • Chester DRB agenda for Dec. 9
      The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 for a site visit at 26 The Common. At 6 p.m., the DRB will hold its regular meeting, with a change of venue. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room #4 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St. Below is its agenda. 1) …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Statement from the City Re: Late Mailing of Tax Bills This Year
      CLAREMONT, NH–City Manager Ed Morris released a statement Tuesday afternoon addressing the later-than-usual mailing of tax bills. “You might not be looking forward to receiving your tax bill, but you may be looking for it. “This year your tax bill will be a little late due to several factors. The pr …
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  • Cat Milestone…
      Today, Nov. 21, is a big day for the Sullivan County Humane Society. They are spaying/neutering their 5,000 cat since starting these clinics. As part of the low cost spay/neuter program, they have a Sponsor a Spay program that helps those who can’t afford the cost of this surgery. The Sponsor a Spay …
  • Claremont Savings Bank Releases Statement Re: Skimming Device Incident
      CLAREMONT, NH – Illegal skimming devices were attached to Claremont Savings Bank’s two ATM machines at their Claremont – Broad Street branch during the long Veteran’s Day weekend by two unknown men. These devices allowed ATM/debit card information to be stolen.   The criminals created debit cards us …
  • Claremont Police Seek Public’s Help in ID’ing Suspects in Alleged Scanning Device Case
      The Claremont Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men seen in the accompanying photograph. According to Deputy Chief Brent Wilmot of the CPD, the men were allegedly involved in the illegal use of a scanning device at the Claremont Savings Bank ATMs on Broad Street …


Seven Days
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  • Mark Ruffalo Explores 'Dark Waters' in a Fact-Based Drama About Pollution
      Just when you’re positive you couldn’t possibly be even a fraction more bummed about the state of the nation, along comes the latest from Todd Haynes (Carol) to make you feel way, way worse. That’s not the director’s goal, obviously. There’s a determined and honorable real-life attorney in the middl …
  • Photographer Carley Stevens-McLaughlin Captures New American Faces
      In one photograph, three Somali boys sit waist-deep in coffee-bean sacks. In another image, a Yemeni woman wearing a head scarf offers a broad smile. In yet another, a preschool-aged Bhutanese girl flashes a peace sign. “Sanctuary: Seen, Heard and Respected,” an exhibit now on view in the O’Brien Co …
  • 'Everybody Knew': Guards Say Higher-Ups Ignored Serious Misconduct in Vermont's Prison System
      State leaders reacted with surprise and horror to a series of allegations Seven Days published last week about Vermont’s only prison for women. “The behavior described is reprehensible and Vermont’s inmates deserve better,” Attorney General T.J. Donovan said as he pledged to support a state investig …
  • Vermont Regains Title of Healthiest State in the Country
      Vermont can once again proclaim itself the healthiest state in the country. That’s according to the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings annual report, which shows that Vermont leapfrogged Hawaii, Massachusetts and Connecticut en route to its first No. 1 ranking since 2012.  A low pe …
  • Complaints Build Against Modular Home Maker Vermod
      Tim Fisher purchased a Vermod ultra-energy-efficient modular home in 2017 for his disabled adult son and a live-in caretaker. He wanted an “instant house” that would be affordable, environmentally friendly and better looking than a typical factory-made home. But the Cornwall artist says the $134,000 …


Concord Monitor
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  • Animal rescue organizations fundraising for mobile veterinary clinic 
      Live and Let Live Farm Rescue and Sanctuary took in three litters of feral kittens last week, rescued from the cold by animal control officers in Tilton and Pittsfield.The 19 cats are safe and warm now, playing in enclosures lined with towels and blankets at the farm in Chichester.Farm director Te.. …
  • Judge rejects argument NH ‘revenge porn’ law violates First Amendment rights
      A Sullivan Superior Court judge has rejected a Claremont man’s argument that New Hampshire’s law against “revenge porn” violates his First Amendment rights.Chad Boardman, 43, is accused of violating the law in January by sending a sexually explicit video and topless photo of a former girlfriend to.. …
  • Fisherville and Contoocook sections of Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail are open
      The Concord and Contoocook sections of what will eventually be a 34-mile rail-trail from Fisherville to Lake Sunapee are now open for use. Well, mostly.“We haven’t put signage up yet in Concord,” said Tim Blagden, board president of the Friends of the Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail, and the parking …
  • Vt. woman pleads not guilty to charges following husband’s death
      A Vermont woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges connecting her to the death of her husband who police say was lured to a parking lot and shot multiple times.The attorney for Angela Auclair, 47, of Bristol, entered the plea on her behalf on charges of suspicion of aiding in the commission of. …
  • New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer
      Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are notoriously tough to tr …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • N.H. Episcopal Church Wants To Make It Easier To Become a Priest
      The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire is launching a new training program that it hopes will make becoming a priest easier for people in different stages of their lives. Rather than the traditional three years of training at seminary school, the diocese in New Hampshire will begin offering a certifi …
  • Victim of Sex Trafficking Files Federal Suit Against Hotel Chains
      A survivor of sex trafficking in New Hampshire is suing four major hotel chains, including Best Western and Marriott International, alleging they profit from forced prostitution and fail to take measures to stop perpetrators who use their hotel rooms.
  • N.H. Delegation Says Defense Bill Marks PFAS Progress Despite Losing Key Provisions
      A major defense spending package will not include two key regulations for toxic PFAS chemicals – which have polluted water across New Hampshire. The National Defense Authorization Act, set for final votes this week, does carry other provisions that New Hampshire’s congressional delegation supported, …
  • Laconia City Council Narrowly Passes Ordinance Banning Short-Term Rentals
      Monday night, the Laconia City Council passed an ordinance that effectively bans short-term rentals, like AirBnB, from operating within the city’s residential neighborhoods. The city council was split on the vote, with three councilors in favor and three against. Mayor Edward Engler broke the tie, p …
  • State Sets New Guidelines For Police On Investigating Hate Crimes In N.H.
      The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has released new protocols for how police departments should handle hate crimes. The aim is to help law enforcement better identify and report hate crimes and civil rights violations in New Hampshire. Bias incidents and hate crimes are underreported nation …


Vermont state government
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