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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
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  • A Reminder From Cemetery Trustees
      November 1st is right around the corner – Sunday to be exact. In case you have forgotten, Dale asked me to post this reminder. – Lil Per Walpole Cemetery By-Laws, all all floral displays, pots must be removed from the Cemeteries by November 1st.  Please be respectful and help maintain the beauty of …
  • Clarion Now Online
      NOVEMBER 2020 — NOW ON-LINEby Ray Boas Yes, already the eleventh month of this most different year. But moving right along anyway, the November 2020 issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION is now on-line for you to browse and read. Your “hard copy” in now in the mail, and you should be receiving it in a day. S …
  • More From Lucy
      Good news for us. Glad to hear that Walpole is well at least. Stay the course! – Lil COVID by the Numbers—October 29 morning update In Cheshire County, the 7 day average of cases per 100,000 has jumped from 1.9 to 3.0.  That rise is driven by the 6 new cases reported on  October 26.  Of those 6 new …
  • Hydrant Flushing
      

    Hydrants in the Town of Walpole are being flushed Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29. You may experience discolored water. Run the water for about 5 minutes or until the water runs clear.

    Thank you,

    Walpole Water Department

  • Polls Open at 7:00 AM
      

    Please be aware that the polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Absentee ballots must be in by 5:00 PM, however.


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Embracing and maintaining your wellness during fall and winter
      Explore wellness in the fall and winter months with Carol Jones. Photo provided BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join certified wellness coach Carol Jones, from the comfort of home, on exploring ways to embrace and maintain wellness during the fall and winter months on two consecutive Thursdays Nov. 12 and Nov. …
  • Register early for Holiday Wreath Decorating workshops
      CHESTER, Vt. – Conquer the strange world of Covid-19 and bring on some joyous holiday spirit by decorating a premade evergreen wreath. The number of holiday wreath workshops, which will take place Nov. 19-21 at St. Luke’s Church in Chester, Vt., has been increased this year, but the number of partic …
  • Vermont moose hunters enjoy 73% success
      MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says hunters harvested 40 moose in this year’s regulated moose hunting seasons that were limited to Vermont’s Wildlife Management Unit E in the northeastern corner of the state to reduce the impact of winter ticks on the moose population. All …
  • Vermont’s regular deer season starts Nov. 14
      Hunters who get a deer opening weekend of the Nov. 14-29 deer season can help Vermont’s deer management program by reporting their deer at a biological check station. Photo by John Hall, Vermont Fish & Wildlife MONTPELIER, Vt. – Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular …
  • Fall wildlife foods are less abundant
      Acorns are an important food source for wildlife this fall. Photo provided by Vermont Fish & Wildlife REGION – Vermont Fish & Wildlife is reporting that several important fall foods for wildlife are less abundant this year. “Fish & Wildlife staff routinely survey mast stands around the state in late …


Valley News
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  • Vt. Secretary Condos: Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court opinion wrong on Vermont voting
      The Vermont Secretary of State said Thursday that he’s glad U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected an opinion that mischaracterized Vermont’s voting system. But the corrected opinion still mischaracterizes the changes made to the state’s voting system during the pandemic, he said.Secre …
  • Bridgewater getting $800,000 in federal money for wastewater treatment plant
      BRIDGEWATER — The town of Bridgewater is receiving federal funding to help it avoid a potentially costly problem.The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week said it has authorized $789,000 in loans and grants to Bridgewater so the town can upgrade its aging wastewater treatment plant, the breakdown …
  • Thetford officials seek bond to fix Route 132
      THETFORD — Town officials are asking residents to approve a nearly $4 million bond to fix a section of Route 132 long plagued by potholes, cracks and culvert damage.The proposed bond comes on its own ballot, separate from that of political races, and has also been mailed out to voters ahead of Tuesd …
  • Lebanon school officials to propose anti-racism policy
      LEBANON — School officials in Lebanon will soon start drafting an anti-racism policy to address issues surrounding bias and systemic racism, following in the footsteps of a neighboring district that recently adopted similar measures.The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to direct its po …
  • ACA health insurance enrollment period starts Nov. 1
      The Affordable Care Act has been around for close to a decade but this year’s open enrollment period, which starts Nov. 1, is in a class by itself.For one thing, hanging over it is the possibility that the Supreme Court will strike down some or all of Obamacare now that it has an overwhelming conser …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Weekly Covid-19 Update: New cases in every county as Vermont sees another jump
      ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state of Vermont saw another steep weekly jump of 139 new Covid-19 cases, up from 101 new cases last week, for a total of 2,155 cases since the pandemic started last winter, and the first week since the pandemic began that every county in Vermont had new cases. The …
  • Resident donates 20kw generator for Little School, town office
      By Cherise Madigan © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston resident Gary Bettman has donated a 20 kilowatt generator to The Little School, temporarily resolving the Select Board’s months long deliberations on the subject and prompted the board to approve a future survey of the surrounding town proper …
  • Chester town budget underspent so far this year
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With 75 percent of the year past, the town of Chester had spent about 65 percent of its annual budget, having hit the brakes earlier this year when it looked as though the Covid-19 pandemic would result in delayed or delinquent property tax collect …
  • Clerks: Mail-in voting pace is brisk, few errors
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A full voting booth – as was common in the 2018 election – will be a rarer sight this year. Telegraph file photos Area residents are embracing mail-in voting in substantial numbers and making very few mistakes, according to several town clerks. And …
  • Local money in the presidential race
      ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Monday, the New York Times published an analysis of campaign contributions by ZIP code. The reporters teased out the number of donations from April 1 through Oct. 14 and estimated their amounts by every ZIP code in the United States and looked at factors behind the …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • CFD Called to Structure Fire Sunday
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to 24 Bellic Street, a story and a half, single-family structure, for a reported structure fire on October 25 at 5:40 PM, as dispatched by Claremont Safety Services Dispatch Center. The department responded with two engines and a crew of four. At …
  • Claremont Man Arrested Following Investigation of Multiple Store Robberies
      CLAREMONT, NH–On October 15, Claremont Police Department investigators arrested: Nathan E. Lane, 32, Claremont, NH, for his alleged involvement in the following robberies: August 27, 2020 robbery of the CVS store on Wall Street August 29, 2020 robbery of the CVS store for the second time September 1 …
  • NH Food Bank to Host Mobile Food Pantries in Littleton, Claremont and Concord
      The New Hampshire Food Bank will host three drive-through mobile food pantries this week in Littleton, Claremont and Concord. The New Hampshire Food Bank is currently in the midst of a five-week series in which it is hosting three mobile food pantries each week. The New Hampshire Food Bank, a progra …
  • Water Break Announcement
      CLAREMONT, NH–The Claremont Water Department is preparing to shut down the water main to repair a leak on FOREST STREET. Residents of Forest Street as well as the neighborhoods of Kite Hill, Balsam and Bay Street will be without water throughout the repair construction estimated to be complete by 3: …
  • Newport Police Seek Public’s Help
      


Seven Days
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  • No End in Sight to UVM Health Network Slowdown Caused by Cyberattack
      University of Vermont Health Network hospitals continued to rely on old-fashioned, paper-based systems Friday, two days after a cyberattack crippled key digital infrastructure. And according to Dr. Stephen Leffler, president and chief operating officer of UVM Medical Center, it remains unclear when …
  • State Officials Defend Response to Controversial Firearms Training Center
      Vermont law enforcement officials have been monitoring a weapons training center in southwestern Vermont for at least a year, state leaders said Friday, responding to questions about a VTDigger.org story published a day earlier revealing how neighbors of the property live in a constant state of fear …
  • Dance Video "The Activation" Champions Voting and Social Justice
      If you haven’t voted, this video’s for you. If you have, it’s still for you. “The Activation” combines dance, music, interviews and information to help viewers turn confusion into clarity, inertia into action. Part music video and part rally for change, the five-minute work captures 22 Vermonters mo …
  • Vermont Gas to Pay for Some F-35 Soundproofing
      A sizable donation from a Vermont utility will help soundproof buildings in three Chittenden County cities affected by F-35 jet noise, officials said Thursday. Vermont Gas Systems will kick in $550,000 for Burlington International Airport’s noise mitigation program in fiscal year 2021. The amount co …
  • Kavanaugh Corrects Error About Vermont Voting Rules in a Published Opinion
      Vermont election officials succeeded this week in getting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to correct an error about state election rules that he included in a high-profile opinion regarding mail-in ballots. “Justice Kavanaugh simply got this wrong,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos s …


Concord Monitor
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  • Students from Concord High, Rundlett test positive for COVID
      Two students at Concord High School and one student at Rundlett Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the interim superintendent for Concord School District announced Friday.Classes will be moved online Nov. 2 to give the district time to deep clean both buildings. Students will continue their …
  • Pats Peak prepares for a ski season that will (unfortunately) be unlike any other
      Skiers will notice plenty of changes at Pats Peak this season due to COVID-19, and that includes porta-potties. But at least they’ll be nice ones.“We’ve rented some high-end, wedding-quality porta-potties, to be located at base of the Valley and Summit chairs,” said Kris Blomback, general manager of …
  • Everett Arena opening back up with new restrictions for athletes and skaters
      All staff, coaches, referees, and athletes at Everett Arena will now be required to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to the ice.Everett Arena closed its doors for two weeks, following positive COVID-19 tests for 158 people associated with the sport over the last two months, though there were …
  • Nursing homes increase restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge 
      Nursing homes are reverting back to stricter restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge. Long term care facilities, which enjoyed a short period of relief during the summer, are now all back either in Stage I or II of reopening, which limits group activities, communal dining, and non-esse …
  • On a Halloween like no other, here’s how N.H. towns are celebrating safely
      Granite Staters are preparing for a completely different kind of Halloween.This year, the coronavirus has cancelled major annual Halloween staples like the Portsmouth Halloween Parade and Laconia Pumpkin Fest, but many towns are still hosting events and allowing trick-or-treating with restrictions.. …


WCAX
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  • Final campaign finance reports in for Vermont candidates
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Friday night marks the final campaign finance report deadline for Vermont candidates before election day. Starting with the incumbent Governor Phil Scott has raised more than $95,000 since October 13th. That’s from about 300 contributors. The campaign spent around $32,000, a …
  • Latest coronavirus numbers — WCAX continuing coverage
      •As of Friday, Vermont health officials reported 14 new coronavirus cases for a total of 2,155. There have been a total of 58 deaths. The state’s percent positive 7-day average is 0.5%. A total of 188,683 tests have been conducted, 377 travelers are being monitored, 10,254 have completed monitoring, …
  • NY’s COVID hot spot restrictions upheld again in court
      ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A federal judge in upstate New York has upheld the state’s restrictions on religious gatherings in coronavirus hot spots. The decision on Friday by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe in Albany followed two other similar rulings earlier this month that also refused to block Gov. Andr …
  • Vt. lawmakers presented with Woodside replacement options
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Vermont Department for Children and Families is releasing new details on its replacement for Woodside.The state’s longtime secure residential treatment facility for juveniles in Colchester has closed after facing years of criticism and a loss of federal money for feeling …
  • Virus tallies catching up in New Hampshire’s Coos County
      CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The coronavirus is catching up to New Hampshire’s northernmost county.In Coos County, with an increasing number of positive COVID-19 tests, WMUR-TV reports Berlin and Gorham emergency management officials moved to recommend residents not participate in door-to-door trick-or-trea …


VPR
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NHPR
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Vermont state government
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