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The Walpolean
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  • Farewell to Gary
      This has been wonderful. Thanks to Steve Smith for kicking it off. Thanks to Tara Sad for the wonderful idea of a time to let him know how much he has been appreciated. I was talking with him in the library this afternoon and he acknowledged that that last day was going to be an emotional one. I wan …
  • Church Rummage Sale – 9/26/20
      Congregational Church is having a rummage/garage sale this saturday.. The items are from the April sale that had to be postponed and September. LOTS of stuff as people cleaned out while being home. All by donation and it is outside, Saturday Sept 26 at 10 am to 2. Everyone must wear masks Sorry to s …
  • Farewell to Gary – 9/30/20
      Steve Smithe wants to make everyone aware a familiar face wion’t be around town much longer. – Lil “Steve Smith here just letting you know that our beloved UPS driver Gary will be retiring and his last day is next Wed Sept. 30!I don’t know of many folks in Walpole who don’t know Gary and I am hoping …
  • Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes – 9/14/20
      Members Present: John Peska, Jackie Kensen, Lew Shelley, France Menk, Cheryl Mayberry, Selectboard Representative, Jean Kobeski, Recording Secretary Members Absent:Alicia Flammia, Steven Dumont, Laura Hayes Alternates Present:  Gary Speed, Peter Palmiotto Visitor:  Kara Dexter Call to Order:  John c …
  • A Good Question
      Barbara Kasper sent me the following email asking if I knew anything about this or if I knew if the item had been discussed anywhere along the way. I could not remember it ever coming up in the various board minutes that haves been posted here so I am tossing it out to those who know much more than …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Anita M. Wilbur, 1932-2020
      Anita M. Wilbur, 1932-2020. Photo provided GRAFTON, Vt. – In fondest memory of a loving wife and mother, Anita M. Wilbur, 88, of Eastman Road died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at the Springfield Health and Rehab. She was born Jan. 18, 1932 in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Theodore and Bertha (Meachum) …
  • Fall sports schedule, Oct. 1-10
      Photo by Dave Adamson, Unsplash REGION – Fall sports are back. Game schedules are subject to change. For more information about an individual game or team, go to the schools’ athletic department websites. If you would like to submit sports news or photos from a recent game, please email editor@vermo …
  • RDCs of Vermont to deliver $1.17m in small business technical assistance
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Sept. 18, Gov. Phil Scott and Lindsay Kurrle, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, announced the distribution of $2.5 million in federal CARES Act funding for Restart Vermont Technical Assistance. This funding will deliver robust support to Vermont bus …
  • The challenge of being an effective legislator
      Dear Editor, As we enter the most contentious national election of our lifetimes, we must remember to focus locally as well. The crucial role of the Vermont House was apparent in the override of the governor’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act, H.688. It is imperative to look toward the futur …
  • Full online edition: The Vermont Journal 09-23-20
      The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 09-23-20 This week’s edition of The Vermont Journal features: Robert N. Gilmore footbridge dedication; Tractor trailer hits jersey barrier and BRAM building; Chester Selectboard continues with upgrades to infr …


Valley News
vnews.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Tunbridge Central School cancels classes after water pump fails
      TUNBRIDGE — Tunbridge Central School canceled classes for Thursday and Friday to replace a failed water pump.Principal Michael Livingston said school officials noticed late in the day Wednesday that water was not coming into the K-through-8 school.He said the pump, which was about 20 years old “and. …
  • Traffic shift set for Route 5, Sykes Mountain Avenue in Hartford
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Drivers should expect traffic patterns along Route 5 and Sykes Mountain Avenue in Hartford to shift Friday as work begins on a new roundabout.New lines will be painted and traffic signals installed ahead of the shift, which is expected to start between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., accor …
  • Poll: Scott leads Zuckerman, 2-1, in Vermont governor’s race
      MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott maintains a more than 2-to-1 lead over Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman in Vermont’s gubernatorial race, while Democrat Molly Gray and Republican Scott Milne are in a tight battle for lieutenant governor with a large chunk of voters undecided, according to a Vermont Public Radio …
  • Out & About: Newbury, Vt.’s Tenney Memorial Library holds book sale
      NEWBURY, Vt. — As soon as Tenney Memorial Library reopened in July, the questions started.Patrons repeatedly asked, “Are you having a book sale?” library director Mary Burnham recalled in an interview.The question was twofold: People were anxious to buy books as well as donate ones they had culled.. …
  • NH has its own court controversy over a justice appointment, abortion
      LEBANON — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ongoing fight over her replacement is being felt in New Hampshire, where Democrats hope to make access to abortion a major election-year issue.A vacancy on the New Hampshire Supreme Court will likely be determined after the Nov …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Chase of suspect ends with crash
      Brattleboro ReformerCHESTERFIELD, N.H. — A report of suspicious activity on Winchester Road ended with a vehicle crash on Pond Brook Road.According to Chesterfield Police Chief Duane Chickering, officers responded to a residence on Winchester Road to find a person was trying to break in.The officer …
  • House passes criminal justice reform package
      MONTPELIER — A package of bills addressing systemic racism and criminal justice reform was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now under consideration by the state Senate.The package includes:- S. 24, which seeks a paradigm shift within the Department of Corrections from a …
  • Town cuts bigger checks for human services
      BRATTLEBORO — Human services agencies will receive more support than initially proposed this year after Town Meeting representatives bumped the funding up by more than $20,000. The original article called for providing $190,105 to 28 organizations, but an amendment introduced by Robin Morgan of Dist …
  • Small space, big lessons: Teacher offers yurt for outdoor education
      DUMMERSTON — Many parents who have chosen to teach remotely or have enrolled their children in a hybrid model of education are looking for ways to get out of the house and to do it safely.One new Dummerston resident thinks she has the answer for meeting some of that need.”I do nature-based forest ed …
  • As clock ticks, state conference committee tackles FY21 budget
      MONTPELIER — A conference committee of House and Senate members faces a tight turnaround in reaching agreement on a fiscal 2021 state budget in time for the Legislature to adjourn for the year Friday. The committee, featuring three members each from the House of Representatives and state Senate’s re …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Weston board grills Brattleboro Dev. Corp. on lack of internet push, local jobs programs
      By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Economic development — particularly in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic — dominated discussion at the Sept. 22 meeting of the Weston Select Board, which found some friction between its own development priorities and those established by t …
  • How VTel’s phone/internet outage happened
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Multiple equipment failures brought to a standstill VTel phone and internet service to Chester, Andover, Grafton and Windham — first on Thursday, then on Friday and into Saturday of last week, prompting questions about access to public safety agenc …
  • Hance tells board Public Safety building is on schedule
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC While it may appear to a passerby on Pleasant Street, that construction of Chester’s Public Safety Building has stalled, according to Town Manager Julie Hance, the standstill is a sign that the project is not only on schedule but also saving money …
  • Derry Main St. paving wraps for season as town begins to focus on future Master Plan
      By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Londonderry’s Main Street paving project will continue into November, Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe announced at Monday’s Londonderry Select Board meeting, and the project is on-schedule to be completed this fall with the exception of a wear coat …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 28
      The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, with appropriate distancing in place. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the September 14th meeti …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com

  • Newport Police Seek Public’s Help
      
  • Incident in City Ends Peacefully
      CLAREMONT, NH–On August 27, 2020, at approximately 9:55 am a report was made to the Claremont Police Department that a resident of an apartment building in the area of North Street and Chellis Street was possibly having a mental health crisis.  “Upon arrival of Claremont Police, the officers located …
  • NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected To Positive Cases of COVID-19 at Sturgis, SD, Motorcycle Rally
      CONCORD, NH – The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is notifying residents about potential exposures related to the Sturgis, SD, Motorcycle Rally held August 7-16. There have been more than 100 confirmed cases associated with the Sturgis event, including six New Hampshire residents.  …
  • Authorities Investigating “Untimely Death” of Infant in Claremont
      CONCORD, NH — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, Colonel Nathan A. Noyes of the New Hampshire State Police, and Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase have announced information regarding an active investigation involving the death of a child in Claremont.Claremont Police responded to a 911 call from …
  • CFD Called to Structure Fire During the Night
      CLAREMONT, NH—On August 19, at 1:52 a.m., Claremont Safety Services were dispatched to 24 Belding Street for a reported structure fire. According to Claremont Fire Chief Bryan Burr, “The First Due fire apparatus was on scene at 1:54 a.m. and reported fire in a 1st floor living unit of a 2-1/2 story …


Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • Protesters Round Up Copies of Seven Days for Evening Demonstration
      Hundreds of copies of Seven Days went missing from newsstands Thursday after organizers upset with the paper’s coverage called for issues to be rounded up and brought to Battery Park. The call to action was a response to the paper’s cover story, “Battery Power,” published on Wednesday. The story, su …
  • At First Debate, Zuckerman and Scott Clash on Climate, Social Issues
      Republican Gov. Phil Scott and his Progressive/Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, may be vying to lead the state through the coronavirus crisis, but their first one-on-one debate Thursday hardly touched on the pandemic. Instead, the two gubernatorial candidates largely focused on hot-b …
  • Falling for Montpelier: A Fun Day Trip That Will Win Your Vote
      If you haven’t been to Vermont’s historic state capital since your fourth-grade field trip, this fall is the time to return. The pandemic may have shut down the Statehouse, but it’s opened up outdoor dining options — and downtown parking spaces. And it’s coincided with the completion of miles of mou …
  • Vermont Moves Toward Banning Endangered Animal Parts
      A ban on the sale of endangered species parts appears headed for final approval by lawmakers this week despite strong objections from those who say it unfairly renders some Vermonters’ antiques worthless. The Senate Thursday advanced the bill, H.99, on a vote of 25-5, virtually ensuring it would rec …
  • Sanders Warns That Trump Is a Threat to the Election, Democracy
      In a speech on Thursday from a Washington, D.C., auditorium, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned that President Donald Trump is working to undermine the upcoming election, an effort that Sanders said voters must resoundingly reject. “As someone who is strongly supporting Joe Biden,” Sanders said, “le …


Concord Monitor
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  • In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote
      For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are tar …
  • Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions
      NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her bestselling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business.Mary L. Trump sought unspecified damages.. …
  • Families struggle as pandemic worsens food insecurity
      NEW YORK — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying. A recurring thought was making the unemployed single mother desperate: That her kids could go hungry. There was also fear of contracting the virus, which has disproportionately hit low-income Black.. …
  • In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice
      “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability. In the end, none of the officers were charged with Taylor’s killing, although one was indict …
  • Jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data
      WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted.The figure coincides with evi …


WCAX
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  • Essex Junction firefighter fell through floor of burning building
      WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Authorities say the two Essex Junction firefighters injured fighting a warehouse fire Tuesday will be OK.Firefighters responded to the Vermont Commercial Warehouse on Boyer Circle around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say one firefighter hurt their ankle, and the other fell th …
  • Vermont Lt. Gov. candidates meet for first in-person debate
      WAITSFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) – The latest VPR/Vermont PBS 2020 Poll has Lieutenant Governor candidates, Molly Gray and Scott Milne in a statistical dead heat. Out of 586 Vermonters, 35% of people said they will support the democrat Gray, and 31% would support the republican, Milne. Thursday evening, the t …
  • Vt. State Police issues apology over Facebook post
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont State Police are issuing a rare apology over a Facebook post.It’s two troopers in front of a sign from a barracks with the caption “They can’t hurt you now Because the night belongs to us.”It’s a lyric from a Patti Smith song and VSP says its intention was to highlig …
  • CVPH: Most employees test negative after staff member tests positive for COVID-19
      PLATTSBURGH, N.H. (WCAX) – A follow up on the COVID infected employee at a Plattsburgh Hospital.Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital says the staff member is in fair condition.Nineteen other employees who had close contact with the staff member were tested, and all came back negative but at least on …
  • Car crash results in fallen utility pole on Shelburne Road
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A telephone was knocked over on Shelburne Road Thursday morning after a two-vehicle collision. Shelburne Police received the call around 6:30 AM.Green Mountain Power crews arrived to clear debris and get power back up and running.Corporal Jon Marcoux says both drivers walked …


VPR
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NHPR
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Vermont state government
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