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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
thewalpolean.org

  • Unitarian Church Service Info
      This information came from Antonia Andreoli regarding tomorrow’s virtual service for the Unitarian Church. I admit to being very ignorant about Zoom so I can’t explain what it all means. I’m sure Antonia can help though. – Lil Here is the Zoom meeting link for Sunday’s service with Linda Goodman. Th …
  • Church Tomorrow
      Good morning. I hope you are well and staying home. Our church is conducting online services now. Sister churches have seen an increase of 200 – 500% attendance online versus in church services. If you don’t object please post the Zoom link to the service tomorrow at 10 AM. Of course you could refer …
  • Alert for Small Business Owners
      Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act Small Business Owners, This evening, I received an 11 page document from Governor Shaheen’s office titled “Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act.” It outlines the various programs which might help small business owners under the brand new Act. Unfo …
  • Library up-date
      Dear Walpole Community,  The Walpole Town Library will be ceasing curbside pickup service after Saturday March 28th. We are so saddened to have to stop this much loved service, but we are taking the Governor’s Stay-At-Home orders seriously. The library building will be closed and staff will continue …
  • What is an Essential Service?
      So now that anyone not in an essential service is staying at home, exactly what is an essential service?  There is actually a very long list of businesses deemed essential.  Among the essential categories are Law and Order, Food, Health and Human Services, Energy, Waste and Wastewater, Transportatio …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
vermontjournal.com

  • TP Measures Up, a poem and a chance to smile
      Photo by Elly Johnson, Unsplash hey! six feet away, you must keep your distance! i’m healthy, no virus, and building up resistance. take out one TP roll from your closet and give it a measure (and yes, quick, put it back in your secret-hoarded treasure). 4 1/2 inches wide is how ours met the ruler t …
  • Springfield Town Library joins the worldwide largest digital book club
      Join the largest digital book club. Photo by Pexels, Pixabay SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Town Library patrons can join thousands of readers around the world in laughter and learning during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From March 23 through April 13, book lovers can enj …
  • Artful wishes from Gallery at the VAULT
      Gallery at the VAULT encourages you to get creative and make art. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Gallery at the VAULT must close its doors for the time being due to the current COVID-19 health emergency. Even though all of VAULT’s classes have been postponed, you can use this time to make art! Dr …
  • Springfield Town Library has surprise packs
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Town Library, under the direction of the Selectboard, has created surprise packs for residents to pick up while running their essential errands during the “Stay Home” order. According to interim town manager, Cathy Sohngen, the Selectboard felt “it is important tha …
  • The Memoir Workshops with Pam Bernard now on Zoom
      The Memoir Workshops are now hosted on Zoom. Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash WALPOLE, N.H. – An opportunity has arisen to focus on writing, despite the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds folks today. In fact, what better to time to write than when forced to retreat from all the distractions o …


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


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

  • National Guard to open COVID-19 testing site in Putney
      BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health announced Saturday that the state’s National Guard is setting up a Covid-19 testing facility at a building on the Landmark College campus in Putney that will open on Sunday morning.In a press release, the department announced that the Landmark site will …
  • Dismay, sadness after Scott's order to close schools
      BRATTLEBORO — Gov. Phil Scott’s order closing all of Vermont’s schools until the end of the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic has left people sad, disappointed and struggling for answers.On Thursday night, the governor said all in-person education programs in the state would cease, as …
  • Sugarhouses reporting a good season
      PUTNEY — Peter Cooper-Ellis says the 2020 maple season will likely end next week with a full crop of the state’s signature sweet product. Cooper-Ellis and his brother Fraser run companion maple companies, CE Maple of Westminster West and Hidden Springs Maple of PutneyHe said their 30,000 taps in Wes …
  • Medical center plans $25.8M expansion
      BENNINGTON — A proposed $25.8 million project to nearly double the size and modernize the Emergency Department at Southwest Vermont Medical Center would be the first major upgrade for the ER since 1996, officials said.According to a certificate of need application now under review by the Green Mount …
  • A refresher course on use-of-force
      BRATTLEBORO — At the multipurpose room at Brattleboro Union High School, members of the Windham County Sheriff’s Office got a refresher on use-of-force training on Monday, March 2, 2020.The training was run by Deputy First Class Christopher Devito, who said they try to get more than the four-hour mi …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Guard sets up Covid-19 testing site in Putney
      © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health announced this evening – Saturday, March 28, that the state’s National Guard is setting up a Covid-19 testing facility at a building on the Landmark College campus in Putney that will open on Sunday morning. A Covid 19 testing site wil …
  • State Covid-19 total surpasses 200; 2 more die
      © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Click map to enlarge The Vermont Health Department today announced that the number of positive results for the coronavirus jumped from 183 to 211, from a total of 2,374 people tested. The number of patients who have died also rose by two to 12. There were no new cases …
  • New ways to do business with Town of Londonderry, Transfer Station & Library
      While the Londonderry Town Office and the S. Londonderry Library are closed to the public during the Covid-19 crisis, there are still ways you can conduct business with the town, check out books and use the Wi-Fi.  And the Transfer Station is still open for some services. Doing business with the tow …
  • To the editor: Family Center seeks monetary donations
      Chester-Andover Family Center The Chester Andover Family Center is asking the community for help in keeping our Food Shelf fully stocked to meet the needs of participating residents. As you know, we rely on Thrift Shop sales revenue, fundraisers and generous donors to support food purchases for our …
  • Levine touts ‘full-court press’ to ease testing rules
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Click map to enlarge. While the nominal purpose of Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference this morning was to talk about his order to dismiss schools for the remainder of the year, that was overshadowed by the announcement of relaxed requirements for t …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com

  • NH Issues Stay-at-Home Emergency Order
      

    See list of essential services by going to Current Issue page.

  • Reminder as to What is Flushable
      CLAREMONT, NH – The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone that wipes and paper towels should not be flushed.  DPW is experiencing issues at the sewer treatment plant with items that should be put in the trash. Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, ca …
  • SHS Alumni President Announces Cancellation of Alumni Weekend
      It is with sadness and regret that after thinking long and hard about this coronavirus, and discussing with board members, we have decided that for the safety and health of all people, Stevens Alumni, for the first time ever, will cancel Alumni Weekend. Believe me, this decision has not been easy to …
  • Sunapee Fire Department Requests Personal Protective Equipment
      SUNAPEE, NH–First responders at the Sunapee Fire Department (SFD) are urgently asking community members, especially labor related businesses, with extras of specific supplies to donate to them in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. There is a national shortage of personal protective equipment that hel …
  • SAU6 Updates, March 22
      

    Go to Current Issue to see updates from the SAU6 for school lunch program and instructional materials.


Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • Vermont Lawmakers Mull Eviction Moratorium During State of Emergency
      How are Vermonters supposed to stay home during the coronavirus crisis if they’re getting kicked out of their homes? That’s one of the many dilemmas lawmakers are weighing as they seek to help residents weather the economic storm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislators are considering a statewi …
  • Another 28 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Vermont
      Updated 7:23 p.m. The Vermont Department of Health announced 28 new coronavirus cases Saturday afternoon, bringing the statewide total to 211 people who’ve tested positive for the virus. Two more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the state total to 12. One death involved a patient at the Univ …
  • Esteemed Coach Helps Green Mountain Gymnasts Stick Their Landings
      A half dozen teenage gymnasts took turns practicing dismounts off the balance beams on a recent weeknight at the Green Mountain Training Center. The girls’ competitive team trains at least 15 hours per week in the 12,500-square-foot gym, which is nestled amid warehouses and loading docks in a Willis …
  • Welch Backs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package, From Afar
      The U.S. House on Friday signed off on a $2 trillion relief package meant to provide emergency assistance to individuals, businesses and states coping with the coronavirus outbreak. The bill, which cleared the Senate on Wednesday, passed the House by voice vote and was signed by President Donald Tru …
  • Shaw's Grocery Worker in Middlebury Diagnosed With COVID-19
      A Shaw’s grocery store employee in Middlebury has coronavirus, the company confirmed Friday. Employees at two New Hampshire Shaw’s near the Vermont border — Littleton and Woodsville — have also tested positive. The grocery chain said it has identified cases at six locations among its 150 or so store …


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

  • Photos: Italy’s front-line medical heroes
      Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones rubbed raw from protective masks. They don’t smile.The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, scrubs, gloves and hairnets — the flimsy battle armor donned at the start of each shi …
  • ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America
      As the United States led the world with confirmed coronavirus cases, cities such as Detroit, Chicago and New Orleans grew as hotspots Saturday, while the virus continued to pummel New York City and made its way into rural America. Elsewhere, Russia said its borders would be fully closed as of Monday …
  • ‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier
      The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and.. …
  • Trump raises idea of quarantines affecting NY, NJ and Conn.
      President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for a short time to stop the spread of coronavirus from reaching states with fewer infections.Trump told reporters at the White House that he had spoken with Repub …
  • Duckler: When people die these days, nothing seems real anymore
      Tony Pinto never saw it coming.Never saw that clean shot to the gut, delivered by a well-meaning nurse at Concord Hospital. She told Pinto the hospital was going on lockdown. She told him visiting hours were over, for the foreseeable future and perhaps beyond, at a time when Pinto’s father, Anthony. …


WCAX
wcax.com


VPR
vpr.net

  • Vermont Coronavirus Updates For Saturday, March 28
      Vermont reporters provide a quick round-up of ongoing local coverage of coronavirus for Saturday, March 28.
  • Audio Postcard: How To Sell A House In A Pandemic
      Vermont is teeming with local real estate agents who take great pride in showing their properties. But now that we’re all supposed to stay six feet apart, plus working and schooling our kids at home, agents have had to change their practices to accommodate both buyers and sellers.
  • One Way to Help Strapped Hospitals? Print PPE Using 3D Printers
      In recent weeks doctors and nurses have reported dire shortages of protective gear; on the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts , and in the San Francisco Bay Area , hospital workers say they’re being forced to reuse N-95 masks. In New York, the current epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, som …
  • Coronavirus FAQs: Does It Live On Clothes? Can My Dog Infect Me? Any Advice On Wipes?
      This is part of a series looking at pressing coronavirus questions of the week. We’d like to hear what you’re curious about. Email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: “Weekly Coronavirus Questions.” The new coronavirus continues its spread in nearly every nation, bringing illness or de …
  • Vaccine Development Is Risky Business. Biotechs Are Tackling The Coronavirus, Anyway
      For biotechnology companies, responding to a sudden public health crisis, like the coronavirus, can be risky business. It can take more than a year to develop a vaccine or treatment. By that time, the threat may be gone, leaving little or no demand for a drug. The current coronavirus pandemic appear …


NHPR
nhpr.org


Vermont state government
vermont.gov

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