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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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  • November 21, , – Online Reporting Form for Social Security Scam Calls
      There is a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams — in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems — skyrocketed ov …
  • November 21, Windham County, VT, Windham County, VT – Project Feed the Thousands
      Project Feed the Thousands, the region’s largest community food drive, is holding its 26th annual campaign against hunger in the community. This year’s goal is to raise $85,000 in cash, and enough non-perishable food items for 250,000 meals. Project Feed the Thousands will be collecting cash and non …
  • November 21, Summit Winery, Westmoreland, NH – Rabbit Ridge Artisans holidays popup at the Summit Winery
      Rabbit Ridge Artisans will be at the Summit Winery exhibiting fine local crafts in the function hall. Visitors will have the opportunity to view a variety of gift items and meet some of the artisans. This recurring holidays event is open to the public and there is ample free parking. Show runs Novem …
  • November 21, Main Street Arts, Saxtons River, VT – Exhibit reception
      Main Street Arts is hosting a reception on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the public to meet the participants in its community art show. The show runs through Tuesday, December 31 and features art work across a wide range of media, with artists from amateurs to professionals and repre …
  • November 21, Next Stage, Putney, VT – One Town at a Time
      One Town at a Time is a coming-of-age documentary film rooted in the community spirit that makes Vermont so special. In 2006, Mike Leonard took on the challenge of visiting every town in the state of Vermont. He met with locals and visited some of Vermont’s most celebrated nooks and crannies. 12 yea …


The Walpolean
thewalpolean.org

  • North Walpole Commissioners Meeting Minutes – 11/12/19
      NORTH WALPOLE VILLAGE DISTRICT Minutes of the Board of Commissioners    Patrick Kiniry Melissa Colburn Celeste Aumand Office Tel: 603-445-2453     Commissioners:   Patrick Kiniry, Melissa Colburn, Celeste Aumand   Attendees:  Bill Crawford, Fire; Bob McGuirk, Water   Patrick Kiniry was not in attend …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 11/7/19
      Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 9:03 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – October 31, 2019:  Ms. Mayberr …
  • Joint Meeting With Rockingham Selectboard – 11/7/9
      TOWN OF WALPOLE JOINT MEETING TOWN OF WALPOLE SELECTBOARD TOWN OF ROCKINGHAM SELECTBOARD NOVEMBER 7, 2019   The following Selectboard members and invited guests were present: Walpole Selectboard:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   Rockingham Selectboard:  Peter Golec (Cha …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/7/19
      Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 7:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting follows a Joint Meeting with the Town of Rockingham Selectboard.  He advised this meeting is …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 11/12/19
      Present: Chair Jeffrey Miller, Vice-Chair Dennis Marcom, Clerk James Aldrich, Jeff White, Jeff Harrington, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio. Alternates: Joanna Andros, Jeff Colley. Absent: Jason Perron.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the D …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • This & That
      Fall Mountain has been playing football for 52 years. Teams have come and teams have gone; and unfortunately, most of those teams have been forgotten. The best news is that Fall Mountain had football in the first place. I wish I was at the meetings to set up Fall Mountain football. I was a teenager …
  • Trustees initiate legal action on 66 Atkinson St.
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Bellows Falls Village Trustees moved to initiate legal action enforcing the order on 66 Atkinson St. in the Unsafe Building Ordinance. Chris Glennon, owner of the old YMCA building, was joined by Elijah Zimmer who has been appointed as project coordinato …
  • Tierney Road proposed quarry dominates Cavendish Selectboard meeting
      CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Selectboard meeting was dominated with property values and a proposed quarry on Tierney Road, beginning with a prepared statement from local resident Linda Watson. Watson, who lives on Tierney Road, outlined her concern about a proposed quarry located at the top of Tie …
  • Selectboard grants tax stabilization for solar projects
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Joel Stettenheim, president of Norwich Technologies in White River Junction, came before the Springfield Selectboard Monday night, Nov. 11, to request tax stabilization for two solar projects in Springfield during what became a long and complicated meeting that centered almost exc …
  • Full online edition: The Vermont Journal 11-20-19
      The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 11-20-19 This week’s edition of The Vermont Journal features: Don’t miss early holiday deadlines; Town of Ludlow approves purchase of Black River building in non-binding vote; Tierney Road and proposed quarry …


Valley News
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  • Senate debates raising tobacco age to 21
      A proposal to raise New Hampshire’s tobacco minimum age to 21 — two months after it jumped to 19 — is moving forward on partisan lines.In a divided, 3-2 vote, Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee recommended the passage of legislation to make buying and possessing tobacco products illegal unde …
  • Judge increases sentence for Barnard blacksmith who abused girl
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A well-known Barnard blacksmith who spent months “grooming” and sexually assaulting a young girl he knew has been sentenced to more jail time than originally planned.“The court appreciates that this is a significant sentence. That is because this was incredibly significant and …
  • Claremont to vote on plan for windfall at special school district meeting
      CLAREMONT — A special school district meeting Thursday night seeks voter approval to establish a special education expendable trust fund and appropriate $650,000 to the fund for new and expanded special education programming.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevens High School auditorium, wher …
  • Number of hate crimes reported by law enforcement in Vermont continues to rise
      Hate crime incidents reported by Vermont law enforcement agencies continued to rise in 2018, reaching their highest number since the Federal Bureau of Investigation began collecting data in 1995.Vermont law enforcement reported 45 incidents of hate crimes last year, up from 34 in 2017, and almost a. …
  • Foreign ski-area investors sue US over residency petitions
      MONTPELIER, Vt. — Foreigners who invested in northern Vermont ski area developments that are now linked to a fraud case are suing the federal government for failing to act on their petitions for U.S. residency.The 74 investors bankrolled $500,000 each in projects at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain throu …


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

  • Rockingham OKs public nuisance ordinance
      BELLOWS FALLS — A new public nuisance ordinance targets everything from drug houses to unpainted buildings.The Rockingham Select Board unanimously approved the proposal, despite suggestions
  • Corporate layoffs announced at Mount Snow
      WEST DOVER — Some Mount Snow employees will lose their jobs as a result of a merger with Vail Resorts. Mount Snow’s parent company Peak Resorts was acquired by Vail Resorts this summer. “As
  • Grist mill's roof focus of fundraiser
      BELLOWS FALLS — The Adams Grist Mill needs immediate repairs to its roof.In a perfect world, a new $200,000 slate roof would be great.”It’s just worn out, slates get brittle,” said Marguerite …
  • Voters OK governance plans for new school district
      BRATTLEBORO — Voters approved all four articles aimed to balance concerns within the new Windham Southeast School District. “The passage of all the amendments addresses the biggest concerns …
  • Local pharmacies excluded from town opioids suit
      BRATTLEBORO — Local pharmacies will be left out of litigation the town is pursuing to recoup costs associated with dealing with the opioid crisis. “There’s no evidence of local culpability,” …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Derry board mulls cannabis sales
      By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has begun considering allowing a cannabis dispensary within town limits, should the state legislature pass S. 54, which would establish a commercial marketplace for the products in the Vermont. Board member George Mora note …
  • Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 25
      The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., following a 3:30 p.m. site visit at 571 Route 103 S. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the November 11th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application (#541) Re-consid …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 25
      The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Andover 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 the Nov. 11 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per …
  • Obituary: Celia L. Taylor, 74, of Perkinsville
      Celia L. Taylor, 74, formerly of Perkinsville passed away on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor. She was born March 28, 1945 in Springfield, the daughter of Henry W. and Margaret (Heald) Spaulding. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High Schoo …
  • Obituary: Jay C. Golden, 69, of Springfield
      Jay C. Golden, 69, passed away on Tuesday evening Nov. 12, 2019 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor.  He was born March 20, 1950 in Bellows Falls, the son of Cecil H. ”Jack” and Treva (Holden) Golden.  He attended Chester schools and, in 1968, graduated from Randolph Technical High School. He served …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • 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 …
  • Claremont Election Results
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  • Claremont City Council Candidates
      Claremont City Council At-Large Candidates (You will be voting for 4 seats) Those running include Erica Sweetser, Chris Fazio, Debora Matteau, Bill Kennedy, Abigail Kier (incumbent), Nick Koloski (incumbent), Patrick Lozito. In Ward 2, James Contois is running against David Pacetti. The remaining ca …
  • Former Substitute Teacher in Claremont Charged with Sexual Assault
      The Claremont Police Department released a statement this morning announcing the arrest of George T. Caccavaro, 78, Claremont, NH, on October 21, 2019. According to Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, “Mr. Caccavaro turned himself in to the Claremont Police Department and is being charged with two co …


Seven Days
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  • Migrant Justice Wins $150,000 Grant to Expand Milk With Dignity
      Migrant Justice has won a $150,000 grant in recognition of its efforts to expand its Milk With Dignity program, which seeks to provide migrant farmworkers better working conditions. The grant was announced Wednesday by the Workers Lab, which invests in experimental ways to empower working people. Mi …
  • Inside Tom Pearo's Epic New Album, 'I Am a Mountain'
      As is typical of the heroes of epics, Tom Pearo began his latest journey at an intense low point. A 10-year relationship had just unraveled, and the stress and anxiety pushed his body into the red. The Essex-based guitarist and songwriter became bedridden for days. The world outside held little joy …
  • Art Review: 'I AM…: Exploring What It Means to Be a Vermont Artist,' Spotlight Gallery
      During a recent panel discussion at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, an audience member asked, “How do we make [Vermont] less racist,” as well as “more livable” and “sustainable”? The panel featured five of the 27 artists whose work appears in “I AM…: Exploring What It Means to Be a Vermo …
  • What's Up With the Boulders Surrounding a Defunct Barre Business?
      A Seven Days reader from central Vermont who identified himself only as “Mike D.” emailed us recently to ask if we knew the story behind the bevy of boulders that mysteriously appeared a few months ago outside a long-defunct restaurant in downtown Barre. Each standing three or four feet high, the th …
  • 'The Good Liar' Doesn't Do Justice to Its Stellar Central Pairing
      You don’t cast Helen Mirren as a patsy. Call it stereotyping, but the actor who has played so many queens and the like has a regal alertness that makes her hard to buy as an unsuspecting victim. For that reason alone, viewers will quickly guess that The Good Liar is a story with cards up its sleeve. …


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

  • Travel Channel comes to Henniker to find ghost of Ocean-Born Mary
      Halloween is over, but there’s still plenty of spooky stuff going on in Henniker.A ghost story documenting the alleged after-life of a woman nicknamed Ocean-Born Mary will be shown on Thursday night at 10 on the Travel Channel. The show is called the Holzer Files, the episode is “Legends and Lies”.. …
  • Medical group urges ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products
      The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the in …
  • ‘It was wrong then and it’s wrong now’: Lawyers argue over high court ruling on public records
      The case of a Dover police lieutenant who made harassing phone calls three decades ago has led to a broad restriction on the public’s ability to review government employee wrongdoing, several lawyers argued at the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.William Fenniman Jr. was the police chief in Dover ba …
  • Late VA whistleblower ‘Ed’ Kois honored with First Amendment Award
      Pamela Greenley accepts the Nackey Loeb First Amendment Award on behalf of her husband, whistleblower Dr. William “Ed” Kois on Tuesday night, November 19, 2019 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.
  • 13 workers treated at hospital after Merrimack chemical incident
      Authorities say 13 people from a New Hampshire company were taken to hospitals and more than 50 others were evacuated after being exposed to a chemical.The incident at Fluid Air, a subsidiary of Spraying Systems Co., in Merrimack, happened Tuesday after workers were exposed to sodium selenite, causi …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • N.H. Supreme Court Asked to Determine When Public Right to Know Outweighs Privacy Concerns
      In 1993, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that public employee personnel records, including disciplinary records, are exempt from disclosure under the state’s Right to Know law. More than 25 years later, that decision, known as Union Leader v. Fenniman, is back under the microscope.
  • High Levels Of PFOA Found In Drinking Water At Kearsarge Middle School
      A New Hampshire school district will test all its drinking water after one faucet was found to have high levels of a toxic chemical that has raised health concerns. Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg said Tuesday the district shut down all faucets at the middle schoo …
  • N.H. Immigration Advocates Find Ways To Engage With Primary Candidates
      Immigration advocates in New Hampshire are working on ways to get presidential candidates more engaged with their issue. About 30 advocates from around the state met today in Manchester to talk about what’s happening in New Hampshire’s immigrant communities. Many said they don’t feel immigration is …
  • A Year into Planning Process, Manchester Proud Unveils Possible Next Steps
      The city of Manchester is nearing the final stages of a major strategic planning process for its 22 public schools. The process began over a year ago, when business and education leaders formed a group called Manchester Proud with the goal of improving the city’s public school system and making the …
  • SIG Sauer Faces More Lawsuits Over P320 Pistol
      Gun manufacturer SIG Sauer is facing two more lawsuits claiming its popular P320 pistol fired without a trigger pull. Both lawsuits involve former law enforcement officers who allege that their P320s unintentionally discharged, leaving both men with severe leg injuries. [You can read NHPR’s previous …


Vermont state government
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