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The Walpolean
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  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/6/20
      Selectboard Present:​Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; (Absent: Cheryl Mayberry) CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  Ms. Mayberry was unable to attend this meeting due to traveling for her job.  Ms. Borden, Record …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 2/6/20
      Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; (Absent: Cheryl Mayberry) CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:16 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded. HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – January 30, 2020:  Mrs. …
  • Town of Walpole Warrant Articles
      To the Inhabitants of the Town of Walpole qualified to vote in Town Affairs: You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Town of Walpole, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 A.M. to act on ARTICLES 1 – 14. Article 1 will be voted on at the polls.  Polls at the Walpole Town Hall a …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 2/11/20
      Presiding Members: Jeffrey Miller (Chair), Dennis Marcom (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich (Clerk), Jeff White, Jason Perron, Jeff Harrington, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative). Alternate Jeff Colley. Absent: Joanna Andros.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be re …
  • Clarion Deadline – 2/21/20
      It is time – one week to go for the deadline for the next issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION – March 2020. I have already many submissions. Last evening I spent over two and a half hours at public hearings, and will be writing and have asked for articles leading into Town Meeting time on the Proposed Char …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Shrinking smart?
      Dear Editor, “Half-baked idea” usually refers, insultingly, to an idea that hasn’t been thought through. But I offer an idea that I admit is half-baked. Because no one in Vermont is talking about it, because the idea contradicts the largely unchallenged assumption that folks, regardless of ideology, …
  • Wendell C. Cook, 1925-2020
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Wendell Charles Cook, 94, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in Springfield, Vt. He was born Dec. 19, 1925 in Randolph, Vt., the son of Dana and Dorothy (Farr) Cook. He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps 27th Bombardment Squadron in …
  • Kurn Hattin music director awarded Vermont Music Educator of the Year
      WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Lisa Bianconi, director of music at New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vt., has been awarded the 2020 Vermont Educator of the Year Award for District VI from Vermont Music Educators Association. Lisa Bianconi. Photo by Kristie Lisai This prestigious award i …
  • Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts Candidates Night
      Meet the Candidates. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – As an ongoing tradition, the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Meet the Candidates Night forums, giving locals an opportunity to meet Selectboard and School Board candidates and hear their perspectives. This year’s event will …
  • Donate blood in memory of Grady Evans
      Dear Editor, I am a mother with a story to tell and a job to do. Our son Grady Evans was born fighting Nov. 15, 2018. Grady was born with a severe congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – essentially half a heart. We spent a long six months at Boston Children’s Hospital whe …


Valley News
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  • Rosy picture at New Hampshire’s State of the State masks bitter fights to come
      CONCORD — There was no scolding in Gov. Chris Sununu’s speech. No warnings against tax increases or admonishments about runaway spending proposals.Instead, Sununu painted a portrait of compromise and opportunity in his State of the State address Thursday. In front of a Legislature held by an opposin …
  • Vt. communities adopting resolution to become sanctuaries from firearms restrictions
      Nearly a dozen communities and counting have approved a nonbinding Gun Owners of Vermont resolution declaring themselves a “sanctuary” from further government restrictions on firearms.“The town hereby recognizes the inalienable rights of all persons within its boundaries to keep and bear arms as des …
  • Boston launches campaign to support Chinatown amid infection fears
      BOSTON — Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in the city.Mayor Marty Walsh launched a social media campaign Thursday encouraging people to share photos of themselves supporting small …
  • A Life: Dr. Susan Harper ‘had this great way of connecting with people’
      HANOVER — Among the hundreds of aspiring doctors she shepherded from Dartmouth Medical School to residencies around the world, Dr. Susan Harper recalled more about John F. Dick III than his goal of practicing internal medicine.And the school’s longtime assistant dean of medical education wasted litt …
  • Lebanon coffee shop targeted on social media over lawmaker employee’s gun bill
      LEBANON — A social media dustup has left one Upper Valley restaurant feeling under siege.Earlier this month, Lucky’s Coffee Garage, a cozy breakfast and lunch nook on the northeast corner of Colburn Park in Lebanon, drew the ire of gun rights advocates, who launched a campaign to trash the cafe’s on …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Photos: This place is 'jumping'
      KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMER Isak Nicholas takes off on the inrun at the Harris Hill Ski Jump, in Brattleboro, Vt., during the U.S. Cup Men on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
  • Photos: Fire destroys home in Spofford
      photos by KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMER Several fire departments from New Hampshire and Vermont responded to a two-alarm fire at 102 Atherton Hill Road, in Spofford, N.H., on a
  • Sentences handed down in 2019 drug bust
      BRATTLEBORO — Two twin sisters who were arrested during a drug sweep in April 2019 have accepted plea agreements. According to court documents, Jocelyn and Justine Pond, 30, of Brattleboro,
  • Hermitage properties marketed prior to sale
      BURLINGTON — A group has been hired to help get “higher and better offers” for the bankrupt Hermitage Club companies’ assets that are set to be auctioned off next month. According to a
  • Spofford Hall before planning board soon
      CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — Representatives from the owners of the former Spofford Hall will be presenting sub-division plans during the Feb. 24 meeting of the Chesterfield Planning Board. The


Chester Telegraph
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  • Green Mountain School District board agenda for Feb. 20
      The board of directors for the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the library of Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: a. January 14, …
  • Grafton Select Board agenda for Feb. 17
      The Grafton Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Town Garage, 22 Bell St. Below is its agenda At 6:00 PM 1. Adopt Agenda 2. Approve Minutes: February 3, 2020 3. Warrants of February 14, 2020 as signed, presented to Select Board 4. Audit Report, Fre …
  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for Feb. 17
      The Londonderry Selectboard will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Twitchell Office Building, 100 Old School Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155. Below is its agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. CANDIDATES FORUM 4. Minutes A …
  • Cavendish selects ponder meeting conduct code
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Stemming from some heated exchanges in regard to the Tierney Road quarry dispute, the Cavendish Select Board on Monday night took up a proposal by member Sandra Russo to institute a code of conduct for the board’s meetings. Russo’s code was less to …
  • Smoke scare at Rowell’s Inn days before opening
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester firefighters check out the situation at Rowell’s Inn on Sunday. Photos by Shawn Cunningham. Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday Chester firefighters were called out for a smoke alarm at Rowell’s Inn in Andover, just days before its scheduled openin …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Wilmot Named New Police Chief in Newport
      The Town of Newport, NH, has announced the appointment of Brent W. Wilmot as its next Chief of the Newport Police Department. Wilmot currently holds the rank of Deputy Chief in Claremont. He replaces Chief James Burroughs who has retired after some 26 years of service to the department. Wilmot is ex …
  • Truck-Car Collision Takes Life of Claremont Woman on I-91, Hartland
      Initial reports of a crash on I-91 Hartland Mile Marker 61.2 around 7:18 this morning indicated there was a single vehicle involved in a rollover in the median, reported the Vermont State Police late this afternoon.  While troopers were en route to the scene, a member of state police from the Bureau …
  • Mutual Aid Called for Fire at Earl Bourdon Centre
      CLAREMONT, NH—On January 16, at 3:49 p.m., the Claremont Fire Department responded with an engine and a ladder to 67 Maple Avenue, also known as the Earl Bourdon Centre Box 0345 for an automatic fire alarm sounding. While fire apparatus was responding, the city’s emergency dispatch center radioed th …
  • Attorney General Issues Warning About Scammers Impersonating Department of Justice
      CONCORD, NH — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald has issued a warning regarding a scam using his name and title in a forged letter that appears to notify the recipient that a legal proceeding has been initiated against them. The letter, which appears to be on Department of Justice letterhead and s …
  • Details of Fatal Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Collision in Newport Released
      NEWPORT, NH—The Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received several 911 calls at approximately 3:30 P.M., Jan. 9, advising that there had been a pedestrian struck by a dump truck on Sunapee Street at Bald Mountain Road. According to a press release from Newport Police Chief Ja …


Seven Days
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  • Burlington Says Water Is Safe, Lifts Boil Advisory
      The City of Burlington has lifted its advisory that residents boil drinking water, saying all of the samples taken after a water main break tested as safe. The advisory, issued Saturday, affected much of Burlington and parts of South Burlington that rely on Burlington’s municipal supply. It was lift …
  • Burlington Announces Scaled-Down District Energy Plan
      The city of Burlington announced Thursday that it will move forward with its long-envisioned district energy system, albeit a highly scaled-back version. The city has signed a letter of agreement with the University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Gas and consultant Ever-Green Energy to explore a …
  • Burlington Advises Residents to Boil Water as Precaution
      Updated 11:13 p.m. The City of Burlington is advising residents to boil drinking water following a water main break and depressurization of the system. The advisory is citywide, except for what the city calls its “high service area,” which includes the University of Vermont and the UVM Medical Cente …
  • Man Who Lit City Hall Fire Committed Despite Mental Health Department's Objection
      Almost everyone in a Chittenden County courtroom on Thursday agreed that Dennis Phillips belonged in a psychiatric hospital. On Monday, after twice going to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment and being discharged, the 62-year-old homeless man headed to Burlington City Hall. Insid …
  • Vermont Publisher's Lawsuit Against Netflix Clears Hurdle
      A Vermont publisher’s federal trademark lawsuit against Netflix may advance toward trial, a judge ruled this week. Waitsfield-based Chooseco, whose founder popularized the “Choose Your Own Adventure” interactive children’s books, claims Netflix cribbed the concept for an episode of the technological …


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

  • Second-largest U.S. newspaper chain files for bankruptcy
      The publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country has filed for bankruptcy protection.The newspaper industry has been devastated by changing technology that has sent the vast majority of people online in search of news. While McClatchy and othe …
  • Wales bears the brunt as Storm Dennis rips across Britain
      Storm Dennis roared across Britain with high winds and heavy rains Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a record number of flood warnings and alerts for England and a rare “red warning” for extremely life-threatening flooding in Wales. The Met Office, Britain’s meteorological service, only issues. …
  • Klobuchar says she’s raised $12 million since N.H. debate
      Amy Klobuchar said her campaign has raised more than $12 million online since the New Hampshire Democratic debate on Feb. 7, helping to scale up her 2020 presidential effort heading into Super Tuesday. With the nomination contest moving to Nevada and then South Carolina in the next two weeks,…
  • Proposed Concord zoning code aims to make it easier to build in-law and multi-family units
      As the city of Concord considers the challenges of a tight rental market and the trend toward downsizing, it’s unveiling sweeping changes to its zoning code that it says will make it easier to build multi-family units and apartments at existing properties.While the need for more housing is often ill …
  • After rejecting deal, Concord seeking new proposals for DES building 
      City officials have been quiet about plans for the former Department of Employment Security building on S. Main Street since councilors rejected a deal with Dol-Soul Properties to build 125 market-rate apartments there six months ago.But officials said this week that progress is being made behind th …


WCAX
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VPR
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  • Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens
      Efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seem to be a step behind the market . By the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October of 2019, many teens had already moved on to an array of newer, disposable vape products. “Juul is almost old school … It’s no longer the teen f …
  • 5 Years After Indiana's Historic HIV Outbreak, Many Rural Places Remain At Risk
      Ethan Howard cradled his prized Martin-brand guitar, strumming gently as he sang of happiness he thought he’d never find. With support from his family and community, the 26-year-old is making his way as a musician after emerging from the hell of addiction, disease and stigma. The former intravenous …
  • Whose History? Statehouse Art Collection Draws Scrutiny For Lack Of Diversity
      Some Vermont lawmakers have begun to take a closer look at the art that hangs on the walls of the Statehouse. What they’ve noticed, they said, is a troubling theme: Virtually all of the building’s framed portraits are of old white men.
  • Boil Advisory Lifted In Burlington
      Updated 6:15 a.m. Monday Burlington officials have lifted a precautionary boil advisory. It was first issued citywide over the weekend following a break in a 16-inch water main on Pine Street.
  • Community Report: Culvert Troubles, Repairs On I-89 In Georgia
      Each week, VPR reaches out to different local newspapers to find out what stories are top-of-mind in their communities. This week, we speak with Gregory Lamoureux from The County Courier about flood damage under a section of highway in Franklin County.


NHPR
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  • Warm Weather Luring Bears Out of Hibernation
      Low snow cover, warm spells this winter, and a mast crop of berries and acorns in the fall have more bears coming out of hibernation, particularly in the southeastern corner of the state. Dan Bailey, a wildlife biologist with New Hampshire Fish and Game, says they are seeing more winter bear activit …
  • Early Novel Written By Free Black Woman Called Out Racism Among Abolitionists
      Editor’s note: This report contains a racial slur. Here’s one thing historians know to be true about Harriet Wilson: Some indomitable part of her spirit allowed her to survive a life on the margins of American society. In 1859, Wilson published a book that she gave a provocative title: Our Nig . Tha …
  • The Bookshelf: Meredith Tate Takes On The Difficult Subject of Rape
      In Concord-native Meredith Tate’s new novel, a young woman is kidnapped after a drug deal goes badly. To summon help, she has an out-of-body experience. Her quest to give her sister clues about where she is and how she got there serves as the central action of the book, which is called The Last Conf …
  • Partisan State House Battle Continues Over Charter School Funding
      Lawmakers on the fiscal committee voted today against accepting a $10 million federal grant for charter school expansion. This was the fourth vote in two months against the grant, which aims to double the number of charter schools in New Hampshire over the next five years. Democrats say it would und …
  • Backcountry Skiers Warned of Avalanche Conditions on Mt. Washington
      Avalanche danger was listed as “considerable” on Mount Washington Thursday. With back country snow sports on the rise in the Whites, and a recent rash of avalanches in ski areas out West, the Mount Washington Avalanche Center is reminding people to be cautious. Center director Frank Carus says the W …


Vermont state government
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