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Mid-River Bulletin Board

  • April 23, Brattleboro Food Co-Op, Brattleboro, VT <br /> FREE KIDS COOKING CLASS! FUN WITH FOOD AND ART: EARTH DAY
      Start the fun at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center to enjoy the current art exhibit, followed by a creative art project with Linda. See how art inspires our creativity and how food mirrors art, when you follow Lizi up to the Co-op’s Cooking Classroom where you will do just that —by making something inspirationally delicious! This class is free for all, but you must register: 802-246-2821 or Fun with Food and Art focuses on creativity in art and food. Each month a class meets at the museum to view an exhibit and make an art project, followed by a creative food activity at the Co-op’s community kitchen. All kids are welcome.
  • April 24, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT <br /> Artist Talk: Jackie Abrams & Deidre Scherer
      April 24, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Join artists Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer as they discuss their work. Connections is the latest installment in BMAC’s occasional “Dialogue” series of collaborative exhibitions. Abrams is an artist who builds colorful vessels from such materials as sand, silk fabrics, wire, and recycled plastic bags. Scherer works primarily in thread on cloth. To create each object, Abrams and Scherer agree on the general shape and size of the vessel. An image of the original fabric portrait by Scherer is printed onto heavy cotton paper. The printed image is cut into strips and carefully woven back together by Abrams as a three-dimensional vessel. Sometimes other materials, such as copper wire or transparent plastic film, are incorporated into the weaving. The resulting vessels’ strong forms and subtle textures reflect the character that the human body acquires with experience and time. ADMISSION: Free
  • April 24, Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Classic Wednesday at the Bellows Falls Opera House
      CLASSIC WEDNESDAY – LABYRINTH (1986) Showtime: Wednesday, April 24th @ 7:00 pm Rated: PG Run time: 1 hour 41 minutes All seats: $5.00 A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Director: Jim Henson Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
  • April 25, Parks Place Community Resource Center, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Active Parenting of Teens & Tweens Workshop
      Learn how to keep the communication lines open and stay connected with your kid throughout the teen years. Discover how the teenage brain changes and how to handle challenging  issues like; bulling, stress, drugs, and alcohol. Greater Falls Connections  is pleased to be hosting another “Active  Parenting of Teens and Tweens Workshop” A Free 6 Week Workshop beginning Thursday, April 25th. At Parks Place, 44 School St. in Bellows Falls         Contact: Deb Witkus at 463-9927 ext. 212                    or E-mail: to sign up.
  • April 25, Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Village Square Booksellers welcomes Vermont author Elayne Clift
      Village Square Booksellers welcomes Vermont author Elayne Clift who will launch her newest book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, on Thursday April 25 at 6pm. Elayne will also have a photo album her from Thailand travels. “All my life I have disagreed with David Henry Thoreau: Unlike him, I definitely think it is “worthwhile to go around the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.” Thus begins writer Elayne Clift’s 13th book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, a collection of selected stories about her global travels, told in prose and poetry. Clift’s travel memoir is not a Fodor’s Guide. It shares personal stories, vignettes, photographs, and postscripts that range from poignant to hilarious. There are scenes from Indian railway stations to rural Romanian villages. Along the way readers meet the people who made her travel special, ranging from a professor in Jordan to a desert driver in Dubai to an elderly artist in France. One reviewer has called the book “a treasure of armchair travel.” A popular writing workshop leader and lecturer, Clift is widely published internationally. Her columns appear regularly in two New England newspapers and on various blogs, and her stories, poetry, travel writing, and essays have frequently been anthologized. Her novel, Hester’s Daughters, based on The Scarlet Letter, appeared in 2012 and her third short story collection, Children of the Chalet, received the Award for Excellence in Fiction from Greyden Press in 2014. Clift continues to agree with Mark Twain: Travel is still enticing, not least because it is “fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Like Mr. Twain, whose account of one trip gave us Innocents Abroad, she thinks “it would be well if such an excursion could be got up every year and the system regularly inaugurated.” Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations or pre-order a book online at Call 802-463-9404 for book and event reservations. Order online – pick up & pay at the store: About the Author: Elayne Clift, a Vermont Humanities Council Scholar, is an award-winning writer and journalist whose work appears in numerous publications internationally. A regular columnist for the Keene Sentinel and the Brattleboro Commons, a book reviewer for The New York Journal of Books, and a regular contributor to Vermont Woman, Artscope Magazine, and the syndicated Women’s Feature Service, her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. Clift, who formerly worked internationally on public health, communications, and gender issues, published her novel, Hester’s Daughters, based on The Scarlet Letter, in 2012. Her third book of short stories, Children of the Chalet, won First Prize/Fiction 2014 from Greyden Press and was published in 2015. TAKE CARE: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, her 4th anthology, was published in 2017. Village Square Booksellers 32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT 05101 802-463-9404 vsb…

The Walpolean

  • Hooper Joint Meeting – 4/15/19
      TOWN OF WALPOLE JOINT MEETING HOOPER TRUSTEES with HOOPER INSTITUTE BOARD APRIL 15, 2019   Hooper Trustees:  Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   Hooper Institute Board:  Becky Whippie; Karen Galloway,Marcia Galloway, Elaine Heleen    Guest:  Susan Wyckoff   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 4/11/19
        Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:45 PM.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – April 4, 2019:   Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hoop …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/11/19
        Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves …
  • Clarion Deadline – 4/10/19
      I truly believe that the last issues just appeared in my mailbox and here we are again! – Lil The time just rolls by too fast. The closing date for the May 2019 issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION is this Friday, 19 April. A few days early, but that is because of Easter weekend, and you can get your submis …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/4/19
      Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 4:00 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for th …

Eagle Times (Five-article monthly paywall)

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Vermont Journal / Shopper

  • Bellows Falls Area Senior Center spring updates
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center will be hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course Friday April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads we travel every day. Some drivers have never looked back since they got thei …
  • Reed receives leadership scholarship
      CCV President Joyce Judy, right, presents a Vermont Leadership Scholarship to Amanda Reed. Photo provided BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Amanda Reed of Bellows Falls has been awarded a Community College of Vermont Leadership Scholarship that honors leadership through service learning, volunteer work, and invo …
  • Bellows Falls Women’s Club High Tea
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls Women’s Club will host its third High Tea to help underwrite its high school scholarship Sunday, May 5 at the Masonic Temple, Westminster Street, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sweets and savories made by club members will be served along with tea and other beverages. Walden …
  • HCRS receives Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award
      Mark Levine, commissioner of the Vermont Dept. of Health, Kait Skogstad, HCRS Benefits & Wellness coordinator; George Karabakakis, HCRS CEO; and Gov. Phil Scott. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services announced recently that it received the Governor’s 2018 Excellen …
  • Dora Jones is March Elks Student of the Month
      Dora Jones is the Elks Student of the Month for March. Photo provided BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – It is a pleasure to announce that Dora Jones has been named the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Dora, a senior, is the daughter of Peter and Donna Jones of Rockingham. Clea …

Valley News (Five-article monthly paywall)

Keene Sentinel Source (Five-article monthly paywall)

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Brattleboro Reformer (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • State's attorney: Murder case highlights gaps in legal system
      Windham County State’s Attorney Tracy Shriver said the April 11 murder of Neal Bolster and Aaliyah Jacobs highlights problems in communications between states.
  • Big score before going back out to bid
      BRATTLEBORO — After Select Board members heard the already anticipated results of the bid process for constructing a skatepark – that the bids came in too high – they were given some good
  • Walgreens replaces Rite Aid
      WILMINGTON — Say goodbye to Rite Aid and say hello to Walgreens. “Walgreens is actually buying Rite Aid out nationwide,” said Andrew Gault, account manager for Anchor Signs, Inc. “So they’re
  • Bellows Falls voters to decide on ballot budget vote
      BELLOWS FALLS — Bellows Falls village voters will get to decide next month whether they want to approve the annual village budget by Australian ballot in future years. Currently, the budget is
  • Hetty Green probate filing still pending
      BELLOWS FALLS — The attorney for the town of Rockingham said Thursday the town was waiting for written consent from the heirs of the owner of the dilapidated Hetty Green Motel before taking the

Springfield VT News

  • Local news journalism legend Barney Crosier passes at age 96
      He started working for the Rutland Herald as a news reporter for the Springfield area in 1957. Then became Windsor County Bureau Chief and stayed in that position until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he continued his affiliation with the Rutland Herald, doing free-lance writing as a column …
  • The tradition continues: the 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is underway!
      The 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is almost four months away, but the hard work for its participants began on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield and will continue every Sunday until the big night on May 4.
  • Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty program a success
      Rebecca Durant receives a prize from staff at The Springfield Food Co-Op, one of many businesses that participated in a new shop-in-Springfield incentive program organized for the holiday shopping season. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 33 businesses that partici …
  • Springfield Medical Care Systems announces interim leadership team
      Michael Halstead Joshua Dufresne Wayne Sholz Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Board of Directors has appointed three interim leaders as the system attempts to find its way out of a difficult financial position. Michael J. Halstead, MBA, has been appointed interim chief executive officer for Springf …
  • HCRS names two new members to board of directors
      Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced Wednesday that it has elected Michelle Bos-Lun and Stephen Greene to its board of directors. Both new members bring a wealth of knowledge of mental health and substance abuse services to …

Chester Telegraph

  • Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance
      The Londonderry Select Board meets with the town road crew to discuss organizational issues and efficiency. All photos by Bruce Frauman. By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board and the town’s three-person road crew agree in principal, but not yet in the details, …
  • Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd.
      By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, vi …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for April 22
      The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from April 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minute …
  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 18
      Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Chester Planning Commission will be held on Thursday April 18, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. until adjourned. The special meeting will convene at the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. and will then embark on a van tour of Chester, after which it will retu …
  • Dr. Eugene Bont, 88, known for medical care, school board service
      Reprinted with permission from the Cavendish Historical Society and Margo Caulfield. Dr. Eugene Bont of Cavendish, a much-loved physician and long-serving member of area school boards, died on Saturday, April 13. He was 88. Born in 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Eugene Merlin Bont attended Northwe …

E-Ticker News of Claremont

  • Round Passes Through Apartment Ceiling in Newport, Injuring Child; Arrest Made
      NEWPORT, NH—Newport Police Chief James  Burroughs reported this (Monday) morning that the Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at 11:27 p.m. on April 14th from residents of 147 Laurel Street, advising that their 2-year-old daughter had been shot through the f …
  • Governor Talks Support for Local Projects During Visit to Arrowhead Monday
      By Eric Zengota and Phyllis A. Muzeroll CLAREMONT, NH—Three State-funded projects that would benefit the City of Claremont are in danger of disappearing. The governor’s budget, which included funding through the use of surplus State money in House Bill 2, earmarked money for energy-efficient upgrade …
  • Springfield Hospital Announces New Emergency Department Provider
      SPRINGFIELD, VT –– Springfield Hospital’s contract with BlueWater Emergency Partners of Brunswick, ME, begins April 9th, 2019. This new contract, first announced last October, ensures access to a vital community service and provides the Emergency Department with a board-certified doctor, nurse pract …
  • Honoring The Convoy…
      A memorial created at the Rock of Ages, Barre, VT, commemorating the workers of 9/11 was transported down I-91 Friday afternoon on its way to the 9/11 Memorial site in NYC. Fire depts. gathered at overpasses to pay respect and acknowledge the convoy as it passed through the area; this photo, courtes …
  • Claremont House Deemed Total Loss Following Fire
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to a reported building fire at a single-family home located at the address of 21 Holly Hill Road Thursday afternoon. The call was dispatched by Claremont Safety Services Dispatch Center at 1:14 p.m. First arriving engine was on scene at 1:23 p.m. …

Rutland Herald (Ten-article monthly paywall)

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Seven Days

  • Koch-Supported Entity Helped Fund Controversial Speaker at Middlebury
      A Virginia-based think tank heavily funded by billionaire Charles Koch is among the financial backers of a Middlebury College lecture series that reignited an intense debate about campus free speech this week. Middlebury’s Alexander Hamilton Forum was to host a public talk by conservative Polish pol …
  • Dining on a Dime: Maxi's Restaurant
      In the half hour that I sat at the lunch counter at Maxi’s Restaurant in Waterbury, I went from being called “sweetie” to “sweet pea.” To top it off, the waitress who brightened my day with these easy-flowing endearments was named Angie! (If there’s a better song than “Angie,” I can’t think of it ri …
  • Obituary: Thomas Nelson, 1941-2019
      Thomas (Tom) Nelson, 77, of St. George passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019, at the University of Vermont Medical Center after suffering a brief illness. Tom was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on August 5, 1941, to Thomas Nelson Jr. and Delpha Nelson. He spent his childhood growing up in Missouri a …
  • Mueller Retort: Sanders, Welch and Leahy Give Scathing Critiques of Trump's Actions
      Vermont’s congressional delegation on Thursday rejected U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s defense of President Donald Trump  as “spin” and vowed to continue congressional investigations into the findings of the newly released Mueller report. Statements by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie S …
  • Governor's Staff Emails: Burlington Mayor's Autopsy Request 'Does Not Feel Right'
      Top state officials were alarmed by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s last-minute request that the governor intervene to delay the release of autopsy findings linking a man’s death to an altercation with a city cop. Weinberger’s chief of staff, Jordan Redell, texted, called and emailed the governor …

Concord Monitor (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed
      Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.Butembo city’s deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, told the Associated Press that the attackers armed with machetes tried to burn dow …
  • Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave
      Architects and construction workers have stabilized the damaged structure of Notre Dame cathedral, four days after a fast-spreading fire ravaged the iconic Paris building, and firefighters were leaving the site Friday night, a fire service official said.The promising development came as Notre Dame’s …
  • Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire
      French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve.Like the high-visibility vests the protesters …
  • Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi’s rule
      Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military’s role.Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an authoritarian …
  • 20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost
      A Colorado community marked the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen.Saturday’s events in and around the suburban community surrounding Columbine ended a three-day slate.. …


  • N.H. airman dies overseas in non-combat related incident
      The remains of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Albert J. Miller, of Richmond, N.H. arrived in Dover, Del. Sunday. The Department of Defense says Staff Sgt. Miller passed away on Friday at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of his death.
  • Expanding a brand
      The Woodstock Farmers’ Market recently purchased Pete’s Greens in Waterbury. The Woodstock Farmers’ Waterbury location is set to open sometime in May.
  • Charles Brown Brook gets a green makeover
      Several green groups will start planting close to 2,000 trees and shrubs at the brook for Earth Day
  • Do-si-do in Stowe
      The 61st annual New England Square & Round Dance Convention starts this Thursday at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe and lasts through Sunday morning.
  • Parts of Northeast Kingdom dealing with high water
      High water closing streets and bridges in Lyndonville Saturday morning.



  • N.H. AG: Autopsy Shows Laconia Death a Homicide
      The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office is investigating a homicide following a man’s death in Laconia Friday. The AG said Wilfred Guzman Sr., 57, was found dead at his residence. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office concluded Guzman’s death was caused by a blunt and sharp-force injury to his hea …
  • Warmth, Snowmelt, Rain Raise Flood Concerns in New England
      The National Weather Service says a combination of warm temperatures, rain and melting snow are fueling flood danger this weekend in northern New England. Meteorologist James Brown says minor flooding is expected on Saturday and Sunday in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
  • Man Accused of Voting in Florida, Then New Hampshire
      A New Hampshire man has been accused of voting in the state and in Florida during the November 2018 general election. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald says Robert A. Bell was charged with knowingly checking in in Atkinson, New Hampshire, and casting a ballot there, after having already cast a ballo …
  • Talking N.H. Commuter Rail, Klobuchar Makes Case for More Infrastructure Spending
      Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined a round table discussion in Manchester Friday on bringing passenger rail to New Hampshire. Flanked by Mayor Joyce Craig and small business owners, Klobuchar expressed support for a proposal which would bring commuter service from the Boston …
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Visits, Praises Manchester VA
      Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie finished a tour of New England Friday with a stop at the Manchester VA. The Manchester VA was selected recently as one of 18 VA hospitals nationwide to participate in a pilot program meant to boost patient safety.

Vermont state government

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