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The Walpolean
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  • Walpole Historical Society Opening for the Season – 6/1/19
      The Walpole Historical Society opens for the season Saturday, June 1st with 4 new exciting and distinct exhibits.  From a look at Life in the Valley in 1919 , to the elegant architecture styles of the earlier times and a fun collection of the baby boomer generation  as well as memorable anecdotes th …
  • TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN School Withdrawal Committee Meeting Minutes – 4/30/19
      In keeping with The Walpolean Mission of “Keeping the community up to date on community topics”, I have copied these minutes from the Fall Mountain School District website. There you will also see an Articles of Agreement Committee Invitation Letter. If it is easier, I also have a link on the right …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes #2 – 5/9/19
      Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting #2 to order at 8:46 PM.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – May 2, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/9/19
        Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:55 PM.   HOOPER INSTITUTE: Mrs. Rebecca Sethi suggested that with changes at the Hooper Institute they might consider a longer camp …
  • Select Board Meeting Minutes – 5/9/19
      Selectboard Meeting:  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 …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • John Weinzierl, 1943-2019
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – John “Jack” Weinzierl, 76, of Rockingham, Vt., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Conn. April 19, 1943 to John and Mary Weinzierl. Jack was born and raised in East Hampton, Conn. He married his late wife Nina Oct. 1, 1966. During the Vietnam War, he serve …
  • Carol W. Venter, 1937-2019
      MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – Our beloved Carol W. Venter, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at home with her 3Ds +1 at her side. She loved flowers and wanted to wait until they were in bloom to celebrate her life. On Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m., there will be a service at the Village Baptist Church in Bel …
  • Calvin H. Cushing Jr., 1940-2019
      Calvin H. Cushing Jr., 1940-2019. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Calvin Harold Cushing Jr., 79, passed away Thursday evening, May 9, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Wells River, Vt., the son of Calvin H. Sr. and Lillian (Meader) Cushin …
  • Andrew Kauffman
      Andrew Kauffman. Photo provided CAVENDISH, Vt. – On Friday, May 10, Andrew “Drew” Kauffman of Cavendish, Vt., passed away at the age of 44, surrounded by family and friends, ending his long battle with brain cancer. Born in Erie, Pa., Andrew is survived by parents Peg and Walter Kauffman as well as …
  • Kathleen Marshall
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – A farewell service for Kathleen Marshall, who passed away Dec. 7, 2018 at Springfield Hospital, will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery. Pastor Michael Mario of Brattleboro will officiate. The post Kathleen Marshall appeared first on The Vermont Journ …


Valley News
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  • scott to let abortion bill become law
      Montpelier — Republican Gov. Phil Scott will let an abortion bill that has been a signature achievement of this year’s Legislature pass into law, his spokesperson said Monday.The governor’s approval paves the way for Vermont to enact the broadest protections of reproductive rights of any state in th …
  • Weathersfield approves fire spending
      WEATHERSFIELD — Residents on Tuesday easily approved two articles on a Special Town Meeting warning to fund fire services for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 and put $17,000 in a reserve fund for fire equipment and gear.Both articles were approved by identical margins, 167-85.“We have fire serv …
  • Lebanon OKs plan to work with company to build solar arrays on city property
      LEBANON — City officials are praising plans to install solar panels at eight sites throughout Lebanon, saying a proposed deal with Concord-based ReVision Energy could lower electric bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The City Council voted unanimously last week to negotiate a power purchase.. …
  • Restitution concerns prompt more work on N.H. crime annulment bill
      CONCORD — New Hampshire lawmakers may hold off on making it easier to erase some criminal convictions after advocates and court officials raised concerns about victims’ rights and restitution.The Senate passed a bill in March that would eliminate annulment fees, expand eligibility and reduce the wai …
  • Confusion, uncertainty take hold at abortion clinics as new laws pass
      HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said.“We have actually had many people calling and say, ‘Are you open? Are you still seeing pati …


Brattleboro Reformer
reformer.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Breaking and making records
      BRATTLEBORO — Three local people older than 65 beat or matched powerlifting records during a competition earlier this month. “They had a great meet, all three of them,” said Carla Grant,
  • Babies-at-work program still in infancy in Vermont
      BENNINGTON — Some state employees working in Bennington County are allowed to bring their babies to work, but none have taken advantage of the new state program. Actually, few have done so
  • Wrong-way crash murder trial heads to jury
      BURLINGTON — The fate of a Williston man charged with killing five Central Vermont teenagers during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County 2 years ago will be put into the
  • Bella Notte at country club a 'restaurant on the edge'
      BRATTLEBORO — The restaurant at the Brattleboro Country Club is being leased by the family that runs Terrazza Restaurant at the Country Club of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Bella Notte opened
  • Bank, townhouse owners 'settle differences'
      NEWFANE — Berkshire Bank and the owners of Chamonix townhouses, who were wrapped up in a large foreclosure involving the Hermitage Club’s private ski resort at Haystack Mountain and nearby golf …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Andover Select Board agenda for May 27, 2019
      The Select Board for the town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27 at Town Offices, 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 May 13th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes …
  • Derry Select Board agenda for May 23, 2019
      The Londonderry Select Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St.  Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Roads and Bridges a. Review Bids and Award …
  • Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on M …
  • Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain
      By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 resid …
  • Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capit …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com


Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • During Evangelist's Swing Through Vermont, Picketers Greet His Flock
      A rainbow-themed welcome wagon greeted the thousands who drove to Champlain Valley Exposition on Tuesday to hear evangelist Franklin Graham’s star-spangled message of sin and salvation.  Fifty or so picketers bearing LGBTQ pride flags, bodysuits and hoodies flanked the entrance to the Expo grounds i …
  • Burlington Settles With Family of Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer
      The City of Burlington will pay a $270,000 settlement to the estate of a New North End man shot and killed by police in 2013. Wayne Brunette was holding a long-handled shovel when former Burlington cop Ethan Thibault shot and killed the mentally disturbed man outside of his parents’ Randy Lane home. …
  • Vermont Senate Offers Two-Year Minimum Wage Boost as 'Compromise'
      Legislative brinkmanship over a proposed minimum wage increase intensified Tuesday with the Senate offering a last-minute, two-year measure to raise wages to $12.50 by 2021. Senators called it a compromise between the Senate’s original minimum wage bill, which would have hiked wages to $15 by 2024, …
  • Vermont Sues Eight Members of Sackler Family
      The Vermont Attorney General’s office filed suit Tuesday against eight members of the Sackler family, accusing them of using deceptive practices at their company Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. Members of the family made a fortune while directing company officials to falsely claim the prescri …
  • After Governor's Rebuke, Board Votes to Reopen Judicial Search
      The state’s Judicial Nominating Board has agreed to reopen searches for two new Vermont Superior Court judges after Gov. Phil Scott decried the lack of diversity in the candidates previously put forward by the panel. The 11-member board voted 8-3 Monday afternoon to seek new applicants for the vacan …


Concord Monitor
concordmonitor.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Business people for May 20, 2019
      Mark Cross-Powers has joined MillRiver Wealth Management as senior vice president and senior wealth advisor at its North Main Street office in Concord. Cross-Powers’s financial management career spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining MillRiver, he held leadership roles at Peoples’ United Advisor …
  • IRS auctions: Your chance to take home the gold
      A New Hampshire nutritionist who allegedly filed no federal tax returns for five years and tried to hide assets such as his homes by selling them to himself in return for gold coins will have his property, including gold coins, sold at auction next week by the IRS.The auction on May 22 in Nashua wil …
  • PHOTO: Navy support at sea
  • Teen describes alleged sexual abuse by former Dunbarton selectman
      The boy, now 17, can picture scenes from the movie Shrek and recall moments roughhousing with friends on the afternoon of April 4, 2007, more than 12 years ago.But what began as a typical day of Kindergarten activities, followed by a play date, would take a dark and scary turn for a 5-year-old boy.. …
  • Exhibit highlights White Mountains resort hotels
      A new exhibit will showcase the grand hotels that once were commonplace in the White Mountains.The exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University opened Friday, and a series of talks and events run through Sept. 12. Featuring paintings, photographs, various artifacts as fa …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • Restitution Worries Prompt Work on Crime Annulment Bill
      New Hampshire lawmakers could hold off on making it easier for some people to have their criminal convictions erased from their records. The Senate passed a bill in March that would eliminate annulment fees, expand eligibility and reduce the waiting period to apply in certain cases. Supporters say t …
  • Somali Asylum-seeker Detained for Over 2 Years Released
      Lawyers representing an asylum-seeker from Somalia who’s been detained for over 2 ½ years without a bond hearing say he’s been released. Acting on behalf of Mahamed Ahmed-Cali, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire sued the heads of the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Immigr …
  • Immigrant Group Seeks Release of Activists Detained by ICE in N.H.
      Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are calling for the release of two local organizers detained by federal immigration authorities in New Hampshire. Cosecha Massachusetts is hosting a vigil Monday night in front of Lawrence City Hall to support residents Nelson Lopez and Heiner Nolasco. The …
  • Hampton Schools To Hold Another Forum After Racial Bullying Complaints
      The school district in Hampton will hold a listening session about diversity Monday night, after allegations of racist bullying in an elementary school. The district says it planned the event “to discuss diversity issues that impact our community.” It comes after the parents of a black third-grader …
  • Biomass Subsidy Plan Will Go For Senate Vote Without Trash Incinerator Funding
      Lawmakers working on subsidies for the state’s biomass energy industry have stripped funding for a trash incinerator in Concord from their latest proposal. The Senate will vote this week on the plan, which is a version of a law passed last year. That law is held up in an ongoing legal challenge . It …


Vermont state government
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