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The Walpolean
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  • Big Day Saturday – 11/23/19
      St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole will host its Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 23rd 2019 from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Parish Hall on Elm Street.  This year’s fair will include St John’s famous Cookie Walk, featuring dozens of varieties of home-baked cookies – including our enormously popular ex …
  • North Walpole Commissioners Meeting Minutes – 11/12/19
      NORTH WALPOLE VILLAGE DISTRICT Minutes of the Board of Commissioners    Patrick Kiniry Melissa Colburn Celeste Aumand Office Tel: 603-445-2453     Commissioners:   Patrick Kiniry, Melissa Colburn, Celeste Aumand   Attendees:  Bill Crawford, Fire; Bob McGuirk, Water   Patrick Kiniry was not in attend …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 11/7/19
      Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 9:03 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – October 31, 2019:  Ms. Mayberr …
  • Joint Meeting With Rockingham Selectboard – 11/7/9
      TOWN OF WALPOLE JOINT MEETING TOWN OF WALPOLE SELECTBOARD TOWN OF ROCKINGHAM SELECTBOARD NOVEMBER 7, 2019   The following Selectboard members and invited guests were present: Walpole Selectboard:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   Rockingham Selectboard:  Peter Golec (Cha …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/7/19
      Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 7:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting follows a Joint Meeting with the Town of Rockingham Selectboard.  He advised this meeting is …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Jay C. Golden, 1950-2019
      Jay C. Golden, 1950-2019. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Jay C. Golden, 69, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019 at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. He was born March 20, 1950 in Bellows Falls, Vt., the son of Cecil H. “Jack” and Treva (Holden) Golden. He attended Chester schools and …
  • Church Services for week of Nov. 24, 2019
      Stock photo. Alstead, N.H. Third Congregational Church UCC, 14 River St. Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact alsteadthirdchurch@gmail.com or 603-835-6358. Ascutney, Vt. Bow Baptist Church, 1102 Rt. 5. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Morning service at 11 a.m. Evening service a …
  • Some soccer statistics from this season
      REGION – Soccer season has ended for Vermont high schools and here’s a few soccer statistics. In Division I, number one CVU girls were undefeated for the third year in a row and have won the D-1 State Championship eight of the last nine years. With this win, it makes them 19 state soccer championshi …
  • Friesen, Rogers in holiday concert
      Elizabeth Rogers and Eugene Friesen will present a holiday concert at Main Street Arts. Photo provided SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Cellist Eugene Friesen and singer-songwriter Elizabeth Rogers will bring in the holiday season at Main Street Arts with a CD-release concert Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The …
  • The EdgarMay Thanksgiving Day 5k
      Join the EdgarMay Thanksgiving Day 5k walk or run. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will host its seventh annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and Walk Nov. 28. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome, and children under the age of 12 are free. Thanksg …


Valley News
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  • Case of seized Great Danes to go before NH Supreme Court
      CONCORD — A lawyer for a woman convicted of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion is scheduled to argue her appeal before the state Supreme Court in January.Christina Fay was sentenced on 17 animal cruelty charges last year. A judge ruled she would serve no jail. …
  • 2020 candidates Klobuchar, Yang slated for town hall events in the Upper Valley
      LEBANON — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will speak at two presidential campaign events on Saturday in the Upper Valley.Klobuchar will hold a town hall at Colby-Sawyer College in New London at 12:30 p.m. before heading to Lebanon for another town hall at 3 p.m. at the Spark Community Center at 75 …
  • Police plan Thanksgiving Eve sobriety checkpoint in Hartford
      HARTFORD — Police in Hartford are holding a sobriety checkpoint next week due to a spike of drunken driving-related crashes around Thanksgiving each year.The checkpoint will be held Wednesday in Hartford, though police didn’t say where specifically. They’ll also be holding “saturation patrols,” spec …
  • Vermont to restore 24/7 access to 211 emergency line — in two weeks
      In two weeks, Vermont will restore 24-hour access to 211, the state’s emergency referral line, which has been available only between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. since Oct. 1.Advocates have called the current situation an “emerging crisis.” The line is often used by those seeking emergency housing, and homeles …
  • Massachusetts approves ban of flavored tobacco products
      BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco products, including vaping products and menthol cigarettes.The bill would also levy a 75% excise tax on vaping products and would require health insurers, including the state’s Medicaid program, to. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Eviction on hold for court hearing
      BRATTLEBORO — A number of people were spared from eviction after the landlord got an emergency injunction from Windham Superior Court, Civil Division, on Thursday.According to an emergency …
  • Cardboard creations
      PUTNEY — In a small Putney Mountain Road studio surrounded by puppets and face masks, Art Costa works on sculptures made from cardboard. Costa has been making art with cardboard since 1977 when …
  • Board OKs plan for new bridge tanks
      BRATTLEBORO — A critical project for moving forward with the construction of a new bridge to and from Hinsdale, N.H., was approved by the town’s Development Review Board. “Currently, six of
  • Rockingham OKs public nuisance ordinance
      BELLOWS FALLS — A new public nuisance ordinance targets everything from drug houses to unpainted buildings.The Rockingham Select Board unanimously approved the proposal, despite suggestions
  • Corporate layoffs announced at Mount Snow
      WEST DOVER — Some Mount Snow employees will lose their jobs as a result of a merger with Vail Resorts. Mount Snow’s parent company Peak Resorts was acquired by Vail Resorts this summer. “As …


Chester Telegraph
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  • Derry board mulls cannabis sales
      By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board has begun considering allowing a cannabis dispensary within town limits, should the state legislature pass S. 54, which would establish a commercial marketplace for the products in the Vermont. Board member George Mora note …
  • Chester DRB agenda for Nov. 25
      The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., following a 3:30 p.m. site visit at 571 Route 103 S. Below is its agenda. 1) Review draft minutes from the November 11th meeting 2) Citizens comments 3) Conditional Use application (#541) Re-consid …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for Nov. 25
      The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at Andover Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the Nov. 11 meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per …
  • Obituary: Celia L. Taylor, 74, of Perkinsville
      Celia L. Taylor, 74, formerly of Perkinsville passed away on Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor. She was born March 28, 1945 in Springfield, the daughter of Henry W. and Margaret (Heald) Spaulding. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High Schoo …
  • Obituary: Jay C. Golden, 69, of Springfield
      Jay C. Golden, 69, passed away on Tuesday evening Nov. 12, 2019 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor.  He was born March 20, 1950 in Bellows Falls, the son of Cecil H. ”Jack” and Treva (Holden) Golden.  He attended Chester schools and, in 1968, graduated from Randolph Technical High School. He served …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Cat Milestone…
      Today, Nov. 21, is a big day for the Sullivan County Humane Society. They are spaying/neutering their 5,000 cat since starting these clinics. As part of the low cost spay/neuter program, they have a Sponsor a Spay program that helps those who can’t afford the cost of this surgery. The Sponsor a Spay …
  • Claremont Savings Bank Releases Statement Re: Skimming Device Incident
      CLAREMONT, NH – Illegal skimming devices were attached to Claremont Savings Bank’s two ATM machines at their Claremont – Broad Street branch during the long Veteran’s Day weekend by two unknown men. These devices allowed ATM/debit card information to be stolen.   The criminals created debit cards us …
  • Claremont Police Seek Public’s Help in ID’ing Suspects in Alleged Scanning Device Case
      The Claremont Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men seen in the accompanying photograph. According to Deputy Chief Brent Wilmot of the CPD, the men were allegedly involved in the illegal use of a scanning device at the Claremont Savings Bank ATMs on Broad Street …
  • Claremont Election Results
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  • Claremont City Council Candidates
      Claremont City Council At-Large Candidates (You will be voting for 4 seats) Those running include Erica Sweetser, Chris Fazio, Debora Matteau, Bill Kennedy, Abigail Kier (incumbent), Nick Koloski (incumbent), Patrick Lozito. In Ward 2, James Contois is running against David Pacetti. The remaining ca …


Seven Days
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  • Bliss Bee Set to Open Second Location
      Bliss Bee will open in South Burlington early next week, according to owner Jed Davis, who told Seven Days by email that the restaurant will open Monday or Tuesday. The fast-casual restaurant at 1185 Shelburne Road is the second Bliss Bee restaurant in Chittenden County; the first one launched in Ap …
  • Jake Burton Carpenter, Father of Snowboarding, Dies at 65
      Updated at 3:44 p.m. Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who pioneered the sport of snowboarding and whose name graces its leading board and apparel company, died at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington on Wednesday. He was 65. The cause was complications from recurring cancer, said Tar …
  • Stuck in Vermont: A Preview of the Putney Craft Tour With the Burches
      Episode 598 Robert Burch has been blowing glass for about 48 years, and he’s also one of the founding members of the Putney Craft Tour, now in its 41st year. This Thanksgiving weekend, about 4,000 people will visit 22 artists studios on the backroads of Putney. Bob’s glassblowing studio is one of th …
  • Migrant Justice Wins $150,000 Grant to Expand Milk With Dignity
      Migrant Justice has won a $150,000 grant in recognition of its efforts to expand its Milk with Dignity program, which seeks to provide migrant farmworkers better working conditions. The grant was announced Wednesday by the Workers Lab, which invests in experimental ways to empower working people. Mi …
  • South Hero-Based Spot the Dog Makes Oprah's 'Favorite Things' List
      One Vermont business has a new best friend — and it ain’t Fido. Spot the Dog, a company founded by outgoing Green Mountain Power president and CEO Mary Powell and run by her husband, Mark Brooks, has landed on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things gift list. The designation means the South Hero-based comp …


Concord Monitor
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  • School board hires interim Concord High principal to replace Sica
      Michael Reardon will become the interim principal of Concord High School through the end of the year, after a unanimous vote by the Concord School Board Thursday. Reardon, a retired English teacher and longtime headmaster of the Pembroke Academy, was nominated by interim superintendent Frank Bass,.. …
  • Holiday Cards 4 Our Military Challenge nets over 100,000 donations
      What started as a family Thanksgiving tradition 16 years ago has turned into a full-fledged nonprofit that sends more than 100,000 holiday cards to members of all five branches of the military.Laura Landerman-Garber of Hollis first handed out blank holiday cards to her family at Thanksgiving and ask …
  • Mass. lawmakers approve ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones
      Massachusetts drivers would no longer be able to use hand-held cellphones behind the wheel under a bill approved by state lawmakers.The Senate voted, 38-1, in favor of the bill Wednesday. The House approved it on a 153-1 vote Tuesday.The legislation then headed to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker for.. …
  • Jury finds Bow man guilty of all sexual assault charges
      After just over two hours of deliberations Thursday, a jury found a Bow man guilty of sexually assaulting a boy on his family farm years ago.Patrick “Rick” Nylen, 51, was convicted of one count of felonious sexual assault and two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault for molesting a 12-year-old boy.. …
  • A day in the life of a tree: In hours, a 35-foot balsam fir goes from Penacook farm to City Plaza
      The 35-foot balsam fir that became the state’s official Christmas tree on Thursday has been patiently awaiting its moment in the sun since Bill Clinton was president.“That tree is so big. It stands alone in the middle of a field. It’s one that no one wanted, so we left it and it kept growing. It’s.. …


WCAX
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  • Concerns raised over Vt. dams
      A report sent in by F.E.M.A. to the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation outlined a total of Eleven Vermont dams that are in need of repairs.
  • Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65
      The father of snowboarding has died. Jake Burton Carpenter passed away from complications from cancer. He pioneered the sport of snowboarding and founded Burton Snowboards. Our Adam Sullivan was on the slopes at Killington on Thursday where riders reacted to the news of Carpenter’s death.
  • Reported hate crimes in Vermont continue to rise
      New federal numbers are out showing the number of reported hate crimes in Vermont rose again last year, part of sharp upward trend over the last four years.
  • WCAX brings in specialized team to help fix transmitter tower
      A specialized team is at the top of Mount Mansfield to assess the damage to the WCAX transmitter tower after a fire there earlier this week. It’s part of our effort to get our signal back to all our viewers as soon as possible. Our Cat Viglienzoni has an update on our repair efforts.
  • Welch makes his closing arguments in impeachment inquiry
      Another round of impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday involved what could be the two final witnesses in the House inquiry.


VPR
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NHPR
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  • Special Report: Key Takeaways From Fiona Hill And David Holmes' Testimonies
      Two witnesses testified during the last scheduled day of public impeachment hearings on Thursday. Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official, and David Holmes, a political counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, spoke in front of the House Intelligence Committee — wrapping up two week …
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Launches Anti-Vaping Campaign
      Dartmouth Hitchcock Health is reaching out to teens and families as part of its new anti-vaping campaign. The campaign, called No Safe Vape , focuses on presenting facts about the dangers of vaping to kids and their families. It also aims to provide local and national resources people can access. Br …
  • Students and Lawmakers Ask NHTI to Reconsider Layoffs
      Students and Democratic lawmakers are urging the Community College System of New Hampshire to reconsider its decision to lay off ten faculty and staff at NHTI, the community college in Concord. NHTI has seen a decline in enrollment over the last several years, including an eight percent dip this sem …
  • UNH Students Rally In Support Of Lecturers Working Without A Contract
      Students, faculty and supporters at the University of New Hampshire rallied in support of UNH lecturers today. Lecturers, who are not tenured and work off of contracts, have been negotiating for a new contract for over two years, demanding higher wages and stronger job security . This year, five lec …
  • Consumer Complaints Dogged Aliera; Visitor Logs Show Company's Lobbying Effort
      Spread out on Keith Meehan’s kitchen counter is a mess of unpaid bills with some very large numbers. “$11,826 for, it looks like, an anesthesiologist,” says Meehan, flipping through the bills. “The surgeon: $18,854. The hospital stay: $150,014.69.”


Vermont state government
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