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  • March 21, Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Third Thursdays @ 33: Matt Seiple + short sets
      Matt Seiple returns to the Stage 33 Live listening room on Thursday, March 21 with Carl Goulet, Jack Eppington, and others opening with short sets. Matt’s played his way around America for more than three decades, from the streets of San Francisco and the cafes of New York City to the clubs of New Orleans and the honky-tonks of Nashville. He performs original, gritty, roots-based Americana in the rough-cut and lyrically rich traditions of artists like Hank Williams, Lightning Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine. This listening event will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. Doors open at 5, music starts at 6 on Thursday, March 21. Stage 33 Live is at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space. $5 donation suggested. More information online at stage33live.com
  • March 23, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH <br /> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: A Cardboard and Duct Tape Spectacular
       (Saturday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., Main Theatre). For over two decades, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has reimagined classic American circus traditions with a unique contemporary twist to create a vibrant culture for American variety arts. Clowns, jugglers, aerialists and acrobatics will thrill audiences of all ages. Follow the Bindlestiffs as they turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and discover that some cardboard, duct tape, and creativity is all that is needed to find delight!
  • March 23, Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza
      Singer-songwriters Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza will co-headline a limited-seating concert at the Stage 33 Live listening room on Saturday March 23. Carolann Solebello was a founding member of folk trio Red Molly. She tours as a solo artist and with the modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Joe Iadanza’s raw and honest voice echoes Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens. These kindred spirits and longtime friends are a yin and yang of performing songwriters. This split-bill listening event will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. Doors open at 7, music starts at 8 on Saturday, March 23. Stage 33 Live is at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space. Seating is limited. Early bird tickets and more information online at stage33live.com
  • March 23, Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH <br /> New England’s Juston McKinney returns to the Claremont Opera House
      New England’s Juston McKinney returns to the Claremont Opera House Saturday, March 23, 8pm, with lots of new material!! It’s been a busy year for Juston having just filmed a Showtime Special with Rob Gronkowski, “Unsportsmanlike Comedy”, performed at the TD Garden with Denis Leary & Jimmy Fallon as part of “Comics Come Home”, and shot his new special “Parentally Challenged”. Juston is consistently selling out theaters, has two Comedy Central Specials, both; a one-hour and half-hour, multiple appearances on the Tonight Show, and on Conan O’Brien, but there’s no place like home! When NH magazine named him “Best of NH” they wrote, “The Granite State may have more famous comedians than you can shake a stick at (Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman and Adam Sandler to name a few) but no one really “gets” New England humor like Juston McKinney.” His Youtube/facebook channels have millions of views, which include NH favorites such as “Clark’s Trading Post”, “Live Free or Die” and “Live Freeze then Die!”. Juston was born in Portsmouth and he currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two children and two dogs. Tickets can be purchased online at www.claremontoperhouse.org where you have the option to print at home, by phone at 603-542-4433 or in person at the Opera House Box office in City Hall Complex at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH.
  • March 28, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH <br /> Alexander Davis Dance
      
    • (Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre). Keene State College alumnus and award-winning Boston dance and fiber artist Alex Davis ‘14 explores the intersections between dance, comedy and fiber arts in his work with Alexander Davis Dance (ADD). Drawing from pop culture and the everyday, his performances display the innate theatricality and universality of the human experience. ADD is a platform for collaboration and exchange with audiences. Davis was in residence from September 24-26, 2018 for campus engagement and creative research. Accompanying ADD’s performance is a fiber art installation that will feature Davis’ own fiber art along with local fiber artists’ pieces. ADD will perform three works in the spring, including a new duet featuring acclaimed dance artist Peter DiMuro and a piece exploring themes of identity, featuring material generated with Keene State College students.


The Walpolean
thewalpolean.org

  • Public Hearing – 4/16/19
        **NOTICE**   On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Walpole Selectboard will be holding a Public Hearing at 6:00 pm Regarding the Special Town Meeting Explanation at the Walpole Town Hall …
  • Nice Article
      Thank you to Tom Goins for sharing this great article about Ken Burns, Burdick’s Restaurant and our wonderful town. If you are not a subscriber to Travel and Leisure that had already sent the article, I recommend that you check this out! – Lil https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/ken-burns-re …
  • Easter Egg Hunt – 4/20/10
                                  SPONSORED BY WALPOLE CUB SCOUT PACK 299          WHEN : SATURDAY APRIL 20TH , 2019          WHERE : WALPOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LAWN          TIME : STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10:00am AND GOES TILL ALL EGGS                     ARE FOUND          AGES : ALL AGES THUR GRADE 5        …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 3/12/19
      Presiding Members: Jeffrey Miller, Chair, Robert Miller, Vice-Chair, James Aldrich, Secretary, Dennis Marcom, Jeff White, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio. Alternates: Joanna Andros, Jeff Colley. Absent: Jason Perron.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be re …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/7/19
      Selectboard Present:Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and welcomed everyone.  She advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify …


Eagle Times
eagletimes.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

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Vermont Journal / Shopper
vermontjournal.com

  • Local students help raise over $117,000 for the UVM Children’s Hospital
      UVM RALLYTHON participants hold up final fundraising number at their event in March. Photo provided   BURLINGTON, Vt. –The following local students helped raise a collective sum of $117,530.29 for the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital through active participation in RALLYTHON – UVM’s annual …
  • SCVBR membership meeting
      SCVBR at membership meeting at Equinox Village. Photo provided REGION – South Central Vermont Board of Realtors would like to thank Equinox Village for allowing us to use their beautiful facility. They graciously hosted our most recent membership meeting and continuing education session Monday, Marc …
  • Rotary announces the Janice H. McElroy Scholarship program
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Rotary Club of Springfield is pleased to announce a district-wide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild aft …
  • Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction
      REGION – Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm recently announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full service i …
  • What should you do with an inheritance?
      REGION – If you were to receive a sizable inheritance, what should you do with it? This money could help you achieve some of your important financial goals – so you’ll want to think carefully about your choices. Of course, everyone’s needs are different, so there’s no one “right” way to handle a lar …


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

  • Blanket project provides comfort to Upper Valley residents
      HANOVER — The Hanover Parks and Recreation Department is helping to spread warmth and comfort by hosting a monthly no-sew blanket workshop, where participants can help make blankets to be donated to Upper Valley organizations that serve people in need. The next blanket workshop will take place from. …
  • White House says don’t blame Trump
      The mass shooting of Muslim worshipers by an alleged white supremacist in New Zealand has underscored the deep partisan divide over President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants and whether his words serve as incitement for extremist violence.Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff,.. …
  • New Zealand expected to overhaul gun laws
      WELLINGTON, New Zealand — At a city center stadium more accustomed to the raucous cheers of sports fans, tens of thousands of New Zealanders, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, gathered quietly in the country’s capital Sunday evening to hear Muslim community leaders pray for peace and together …
  • A Life: Dale Rook, 1939 – 2019; ‘A great neighbor and a great volunteer’
      CORNISH — Back in the 1970s, Fred and Shirley Sullivan were struggling financially with the dairy farm off Route 120 they took over after Fred’s father had passed away.With 150 cows to milk, hay to cut and numerous other jobs to keep the farm running, the Sullivans needed some hired hands but the mo …
  • Potential 2020 candidate de Blasio and wife hold Claremont roundtable
      Claremont — New York City Mayor and rumored presidential contender Bill de Blasio played a supporting role to his wife, Chirlane McCray, on Sunday, at a roundtable discussion with community leaders about mental health and substance abuse.Addressing a small group of city officials, healthcare workers …


Keene Sentinel Source
sentinelsource.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

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

  • Photos: 'On strike' to demand climate action
      photos by KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMERDjango Grace, 13, a seventh-grader at Brattleboro Area Middle School, stands in front of the entrance of Brattleboro Union High School on
  • Police Log
      All persons named in the Police Log are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you’ve appeared in the Police Log, and the charges were later dropped or dismissed, and you would like a
  • School budgets deemed 'reasonable' by Town Meeting Finance Committee
      BRATTLEBORO — Proposed school budgets received passing grades from the Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee. Despite a mandated state order saying Brattleboro Town School District’s
  • Walpole budget and articles approved; special town meeting needed
      WALPOLE, N.H. — Voters approved the $4.5 million town budget, spending for a new police cruiser and equipment, and funding for resurfacing the town’s outdoor basketball court during Saturday’s
  • Walter Meyer leaves 'stuffed' legacy of leadership, service
      TOWNSHEND — Walter Meyer, who for decades led the stuffed toy company his mother created and stayed dedicated to his community throughout his life, died Saturday at the age of 87. “Walter was …


Springfield VT News
springfieldvt.blogspot.com

  • 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. www.eagletimes.com
  • 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
chestertelegraph.org

  • GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest
      Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Click art to enlarge Chloe’s poste …
  • South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Winhall Hollow Road fire as first trucks arrive. Photo by Judy Cobb The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Polic …
  • Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound
      Shortly after the explosion on Winhall Hollow Road, the building was engulfed in flames. Photo by Judy Cobb. By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the prope …
  • Explosion, fire destroy Derry guest house
      Fire engulfs the guest house at 2793 Winhall Hollow Road. Photo by Judy Cobb. Please see our updated article by clicking here. ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unoccupied guest house on a farm at 2843 Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry exploded and burst into flames shortly before 10 a.m. this morn …
  • Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Studebaker convertible used as a camera car is poised to make a run along the Green. Photos by Shawn Cunningham A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Di …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com

  • Plea and Sentencing of Former Claremont Police Officer Mark Burch Announced
      CONCORD, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald has announced that Mark Burch, age 32, of Claremont, NH, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today, March 14, in the Sullivan County Superior Court on one class A misdemeanor charge of unsworn falsification. According to the State Attorney General’s of …
  • Claremont Election Results
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  • Newport School District Passes Operating Budget and 3-year Teacher Agreement
      The Newport School District Warrant was voted upon today, March 12; 1245 citizens cast votes at the Newport Opera House between 8 am to 7 pm. This was the largest voter turnout for a School Budget vote on record, said Superintendent Cindy Gallagher.   The District elected Linda Wadensten and Russell …
  • SAU 6 Announces Choice for New Superintendent
      The SAU 6 Board made the following announcement Saturday night: SAU 6, following its Board Meeting this past Thursday, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Tempesta as the next Superintendent of Schools, to take the helm on July 1, 2019. Michael Tempesta is presently the Executive Direc …
  • Claremont Singer’s “American Idol” Audition to Air March 17
      By Phyllis A. Muzeroll CLAREMONT, NH—Area fans, and even those who are not regular viewers, of “American Idol” will have an extra reason to tune into the program on Sunday, March 17: Claremont resident and singer Evelyn Cormier will be auditioning before this season’s star-studded panel of judges. C …


Rutland Herald
rutlandherald.com (Ten-article monthly paywall)

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Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • The Parmelee Post: Lobbyists Urge Lawmakers to Ban Single-Use Planets
      Lobbyists from the fossil fuel, chemical and plastic industries have called on local lawmakers to prohibit planets that serve only a single purpose: supporting life as we know it. The testimony appeared to be an attempt to outmaneuver the Vermont Senate as it considers a ban on single-use plastic ba …
  • Obituary: Susan Green, 1943-2019
      Susan L. Green, age 76, passed away at her home in Burlington, Vt., on Friday, March 1. She was born in 1943 in Manhattan to Alfred and Esther (Kaplan) Zuckerman. She grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island, where she graduated from Valley Stream South High School. She attended Goddard College in Plai …
  • House Committee Approves New Vetting for Adjutant General Candidates
      Future candidates for Vermont’s top military office would undergo a new vetting process and be elected at a different date under a bill approved Friday by a House committee. The measure aims to bring some structure and greater accountability to an election process for the state’s adjutant general po …
  • Sanders Institute to Suspend Operations as Namesake Seeks Presidency
      The Burlington-based Sanders Institute is winding down its operations as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ramps up his presidential campaign. The Associated Press first reported Thursday that the nonprofit think tank founded by the senator’s wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, and her son, David Driscoll, would …
  • Bill to Create Waiting Period for Gun Sales Advances in Senate
      Updated at 2:08 p.m. After a bitter debate Friday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly approved a compromise bill proposed by Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington) that would require a 24-hour waiting period for handgun sales in Vermont. The measure is a scaled-back version of a bill introduced …


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

  • Science Cafe NH is coming back, to discuss genes, genealogy and cold cases
      One of the most surprising big-picture changes that has taken place during my life is the way biology has taken the mantel of “most interesting scientific field” from physics.When I was a kid, all the little geeks wanted to become physicists. Physics had relativity and quantum mechanics and atomic.. …
  • Number of moose-hunt permits may decline slightly, but could rise in state’s southwest corner 
      The number of moose-hunting permits would remain almost unchanged under proposals being considered by New Hampshire Fish and Game, dropping slightly in the White Mountain Region and increasing slightly around Keene and in Hillsborough County.Overall, the number of permits issued to hunters would dec …
  • Chichester animal sanctuary asks community for help
      Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester is asking for the community’s support as it tries to rehabilitate a horse rescued in December, as well as several other rescued animals dealing with medical issues.Dune, who was a year old when he was found starved and wandering in a neighborhood in Acworth, has. …
  • Loudon man sentenced for assaulting, attempting to disarm police
      A Loudon man was sentenced to 12 months in jail and suspended prison time after attempting to disarm a police officer, bite another officer on the forearm and strike a third in the face with his elbow during an early-morning altercation on Route 106 in town last summer.Sean Blanchard, 39, pleaded no …
  • Tilton, Northfield voters okay Tilton taking ownership of island park
      Voters in Tilton and Northfield made official what both towns had been inching toward for years – making the Tilton Island Park officially the property of Tilton.The park was co-owned by both Tilton and Northfield after the island on the Winnipesaukee River was donated to both towns by the family of …


WCAX
wcax.com


VPR
vpr.net

  • After Stopping NewVistas Development, 4 Upper Valley Towns Discuss Their Future
      It’s been almost a year since Utah developer David Hall announced that he would be giving up on his plan to build a 5,000-acre “sustainable community,” designed for up to 20,000 people, in the Upper Valley. Now people from the four towns that pushed back on the development are trying to figure out w …
  • Vermont Officials, Businesses Concerned About Decline In Refugees
      The Burlington area is a hub for refugees and immigrants in Vermont, but area officials and businesses are concerned about this population shrinking. Recent federal restrictions have limited the number of refugees coming to the state and there’s another problem too: some New Americans are choosing t …
  • Ask Bob: Why Vermont State Lawmakers Ultimately Get To Approve Town Charter Changes
      This past Town Meeting Day , voters in South Burlington backed a plan to tax rental cars. However in a case like this, where local residents vote to make a change to their town charter, it still needs to be approved by the Vermont Legislature before it can go into effect. So why is that? And might t …
  • Assessing Vermont's Toxic Superfund Sites
      They were everything from tanneries to landfills to copper mines. They are Vermont’s 14 Superfund sites; locations that were so polluted they required a long-term cleanup plan of the hazardous material contaminations. We’ll “visit” some of them at a time when the Environmental Protection Agency is d …
  • Rocky Marciano's Career Began With A St. Patrick's Day Bout In Holyoke, Mass.
      Seventy-two years ago this St. Patrick’s Day, Rocky Marciano — one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time — came to fight in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was a turning point in his life.


NHPR
nhpr.org

  • Alton Community Grapples With Tragedy After Juvenile Charged in Relation to Shooting
      Over the weekend, tragedy struck the town of Alton, a small community on the southern edge of Lake Winnipesaukee. The New Hampshire Attorney General said an 11-year-old has been charged with murder in relation to a shooting that left two people dead. Friday evening, on the second floor of Alton’s to …
  • Former N.H. AG Explains Legal Process For Juvenile Charged in Alton Shootings
      The deaths of James and Lizette Eckert on Friday shook the community of Alton, especially because the Attorney General’s office says an 11-year-old has been charged under juvenile laws. Because the alleged shooter is a juvenile, some unusual legal questions arise. To understand the specific legal co …
  • Public Weighs In On Proposed N.H. State Budget
      Hundreds turned out for the House Finance Committee’s public hearing Monday on the state budget. Carol Conforti-Adams, who uses a wheelchair because of a car accident, told lawmakers the state needs to increase Medicaid rates to pay for home health aides. “I am like an infant. I have personal care n …
  • Expansive Riverfront Property in Westmoreland Permanently Conserved
      A large agricultural property stretching more than a mile along the Connecticut River in southwestern New Hampshire is now permanently conserved. The property, Chickering Farm, has been passed down through nine generations in a single family, according to the Monadnock Conservancy.
  • White Mountain National Forest cites land addition, road upgrades, volunteers
      The caretakers of the White Mountain National Forest count among their 2018 accomplishments a land addition, investment in roads and trails and support from volunteers. Officials say a highlight last year was adding nearly 800 acres to the forest’s boundary by securing a new tract of land along the …


Vermont state government
vermont.gov

  • Governor Phil Scott Announces VOREC Community Grant Program Winners
      Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) today announced that the Town of Randolph and the City of Newport are the first two recipients of the VOREC Community grants to help grow their local economies by promoting outdoor recreation.
  • Clean Water Lecture Series to Highlight Vermont’s Clean Water Act Implementation
      The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) just announced its Spring 2019 Clean Water Lectures series schedule. The lecture series is open to the public and offers a glimpse into DEC’s clean water efforts to protect public health; support fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational us …
  • St. Albans Pilot Program Aims to Make Water Testing Easier
      The Department of Health is making it easier for Vermonters who live in Franklin and Grand Isle counties to make sure their well water is safe to drink.
  • ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program Awardees Announced
      Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development today announced the awarding of ThinkVermont Innovation Grants. The grants support new business strategies that accelerate growth and support vibrant communities, while also serving as a model and roadmap for other businesses t …
  • Vermont Department of Taxes Updates W-4VT
      Beginning in 2019, completing the updated Vermont version of the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, the W-4VT, will be more important than ever due to the new federal and Vermont income tax laws. The Vermont Department of Taxes recommends taxpayers update their Vermont W-4VT.


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