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The Walpolean
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  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/12/22
      Selectboard Present:      Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy L. Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting was being recorded. Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  P …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/5/22
      Selectboard Present:      Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy L. Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting was being recorded. Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  P …
  • Memorial Day Parade – 5/30/22
                 There is a location change for the Memorial Day  Parade scheduled for Monday May 30th. Line up will be in front on the Unitarian Church. The Fire Dept will line up on Union St. like they have in the past. Line up starts at 10:30 .  Debbie Pawelczyk and Steve Delassio …
  • Women of Walpole Meeting – 5/18/22
      

    Women of Walpole Meeting
    May 18, 2022
    2:00 – 4:00
    At the home of Maggi Suttles, 12 Middle Street, Walpole, NH

  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/10/22
      Present (By roll call attendance):  Amy Howard (Chair), Kathy Nerrie (Treasurer), Gail LaHaise, Susan Johnson, Tim Lester, Sarah Mann, Erin Bowen, Jean Kobeski (Recording Secretary), Jane Malmberg (Library Director), Peggy Pschirrer (Selectboard Liaison) Absent:  Bill Ranauro Amy called the hybrid m …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Community Art Garden grand re-opening
      CHESTER, Vt. – Please join Community Art Garden on the green at 287 Main St., Chester, Vt. for their grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, May 28 from 1–5 p.m. They will have some fun activities set up on the porch and their friends from Art Camp Studio will be on site with their Art Camper, off …
  • Riverside Vet Care is OVRCC’s Member of the Month
      Photo by Images by Donald Dill LUDLOW, Vt. – The team at Riverside Vet Care was selected as Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s May 2022 Member of the Month to celebrate their new expanded location in Ludlow. This is the perfect month to recognize this chamber member, as May is also National …
  • Celebration at Cold Spring Park
      New kiosk at Cold Spring Park. Photo provided WESTON, Vt. – On Sunday, May 29, there will be a reception at 4 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the reconstruction of Weston’s Cold Spring Brook Memorial Park. The Park was devastated by Tropical Storm Irene, which, in its lower section, unleashed an …
  • Karen W. Scida, 1943-2022
      Karen Scida, 1943-2022. Photo provided RUTLAND, Vt. – Karen Weeks Scida died on March 20, 2022 at the Mountain View Center in Rutland, Vt. She was born in West Stewartstown, N.H. on April 30, 1943, the daughter of Ruth (Gray) and Merrill Weeks. Karen was raised in North Charlestown, N.H. She graduat …
  • Weston Fire Department calls for volunteers
      WESTON, Vt. – The Weston Volunteer Fire Department would like to express their deep appreciation to the Thrifty Attic of Londonderry, Vt. for their generous support again this year. Previous donations have been used to upgrade self-contained breathing apparatus, worn by firefighters working in smoky …


Valley News
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  • State finds Vail Resorts’ failure to replace equipment contributed to employee’s death
      Failures by Vail Resorts contributed to the death of a Stowe Mountain Resort employee last fall, the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. The state agency cited Vail Resorts for not providing a place of employment free from recognized hazards “likely to cause death or ser …
  • Based on their suspicions alone, ‘police more likely to stop Black drivers’
      N.H. State Trooper Haden Wilber was stationed on Interstate 95 in Hampton one afternoon in February 2019 when he began following a car he found suspicious — a Toyota Camry with tinted windows and Connecticut plates.“The vehicle had drawn my attention to it due to how clean it was, given the age of.. …
  • A Life: Ruth Elaine Orr; ‘She was the friend of a lifetime’
      LEBANON — From her earliest years on a farm out West, Ruth Orr was instilled with life lessons on the value of hard work, family, caring for others and always doing your best.Before she was old enough to attend school, Orr and her siblings worked all day in the fields, tending to the family’s sheep. …
  • Plant sales cancelled due to invasive worm
      SHARON — A snake-like earthworm has forced the Baxter Memorial Library to ban perennials from its Plant, Book and Bake Sale on June 4. And in Canaan, the library trustees decided to cancel their plant sale altogether because of the Asian jumping worm.“It just seems that they’ve gotten a little out.. …
  • Compromise reached on bill that would allow NH store owners to sell keno tickets
      Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.CONCORD — It’s looking like good news for store owners who want to sell and not just cash in keno tickets. Currently only bars and restaurants can sell the tickets, which allow players to pick one to 12 numbers and wager $1 to.. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Weston Library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour to much enjoyment
       From left, Jessica Clapp, Wilder library director, with Drag Queen Story Hour presenters Katniss Everqueer and Emoji Nightmare. Click any image to launch the slideshow. All photos by Cynthia Prairie By Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston’s Wilder Memorial Library had no qualms ab …
  • GM middle school teacher arrested on federal charges of creating child pornography
      By Cynthia Prairie and Shawn Cunningham ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Norm Merrill, a longtime 8th grade teacher  and Middle School coordinator at Green Mountain High School, was taken into custody today, Thursday, May 19, by Chester Police on federal charges of “producing child sexual abuse materi …
  • Special meeting of Whiting Library Trustees agenda for May 19
      The Trustees of the Whiting Library will hold a special meeting  at 1 p.m. on Thursday May 19 The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Below is the board’s agenda: Call to orderAdditions to agendaExecutive session to continue discussion of personnel issuesStatus of response to public records requestD …
  • BENCH PRESS! A Chester man donates seating, local firm donates labor for a charming setting
      Two new benches, donated by Julian Sottovia, flank the walkway to the Academy Building on Main Street in Chester. Photos by Tuckerman Wunderle. On Friday, May 13, two new benches were installed in front of the Chester Academy Building on Main Street. The benches were purchased and donated by Chester …
  • Library director resigns amid questions of board censorship
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The director of Chester’s Whiting Library tendered her resignation on Thursday, May 12, on the eve of  the Whiting’s board of trustees second executive session to discuss a scheduled library event that at least one member found “too controversial” …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Claremont City Manager Resigns, Taking Post in Enfield
      CLAREMONT, NH–Today City Manager Ed Morris submitted his official resignation from the City of Claremont. “I have accepted the position as the Town Manager with the Town of Enfield, NH,” said Morris. “I first advised the City Council of my intent to resign based on accepting a conditional offer on N …
  • Booster Blitz: Registration open for COVID-19 Booster Sites
      Concord, NH – Today, Wednesday, Dec. 1st, the State of New Hampshire opened registration for “Operation Booster Blitz,” 15 community-based sites that will be held on Saturday, December 11 across the state. Registration is now open at vaccines.nh.gov. Appointments can be made for up to 5 people at a …
  • Arrest Made in Diner Arson Case
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  • State Urges Preparedness Ahead of Possible Storm Impact
      Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu provided the following update on Tropical Storm Henri, which is forecast to intensify and reach hurricane strength on Saturday, ahead of reaching New Hampshire.   The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts Henri will make a close approac …
  • Arson Investigation at Local Diner
      The Claremont Police Department and NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, with help from the Claremont Fire Department, are investigating what they are calling an intentionally set fire that took place on July 29, 2021, at approximately 9:06 p.m. The fire occurred at Daddypops Tumble Inn Diner located at …


Seven Days
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  • Siegel, Drug Law Reform Advocates Blast a Veto by Scott
      Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brenda Siegel joined other drug reform advocates in blasting Gov. Phil Scott on Friday for vetoing a bill that would have eliminated sentencing disparities between crimes involving crack and powder cocaine. Scott on Thursday refused to sign H.505, which the legisla …
  • Burlington Police to Have Stronger Downtown Presence This Summer
      The Burlington Police Department will deploy more cops downtown this summer to combat what officials describe as a rash of unsavory behavior around Queen City tourist destinations. The summer staffing plan, which has been in effect for almost three weeks, will sacrifice patrols in quieter neighborho …
  • Scott Allows Burlington Ranked-Choice Voting Bill to Become Law
      It’s baaack. Ranked-choice voting is returning to Burlington. On Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott allowed a bill changing the city charter to become law without his signature. The enactment of H.744 reinstates a voting system that Burlingtonians repealed after a controversial mayoral race more than a decad …
  • Stuck in Vermont: Juniper Creative Arts Paint Community Murals with Students in the NEK
      Artists Will Kasso Condry, Jennifer Herrera Condry and their daughter, Alexa, are the team behind Juniper Creative Arts. The trio creates artwork that features Black and brown people, with themes of Afro-futurism. Their latest project: a mural at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby. Juni …
  • In Memoriam: Nancy Means Wright, 1927-2022
      Salisbury — A celebration of life for Nancy Means Wright, who passed away January 19, 2022, will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at the family cottage: 330 Leisure Lane, Lake Dunmore — just south of the Branbury Beach entrance.… …


Concord Monitor
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  • Staff, students, families getting ready to say farewell to Union-Sanborn
      Second-grade teacher Carmel Lunt has been busy this week, preparing to pack up the classroom materials she has accumulated throughout her 25 years of teaching at Union-Sanborn School in Northfield.Books, folders and student artwork from over the years has to be sorted and packed for the upcoming mov …
  • Walden Mutual gets first NH charter for a mutual bank in a century
      The first mutual bank to get a state charter in a century has started making loans as it gets one step closer to fully opening, although financial turmoil may complicate matters.“Market conditions have obviously changed quite a bit in the last six months,” said Charley Cummings, a founder of Walden. …
  • 78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US
      INDIANAPOLIS — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their children.Pr …
  • Biden says monkeypox cases something to ‘be concerned about’
      PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: “It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would. …
  • New business accelerator focuses on forest products industry
      As the saying goes, build a better feller-buncher and the forestry world will beat a path to your door.But that’s assuming you can get financing, technical help and development space — exactly the issue that a four-month program is trying to tackle this summer.“The idea came out of tech-based busine …


WCAX
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  • Claremont Police warn of deadly batch of Fentanyl
      CLAREMONT, N.H. (WCAX) – A warning from Claremont Police about a deadly batch of fentanyl in their area. Police say the fentanyl being distributed in Claremont and surrounding towns has caused five overdoses since Friday. Officers say due to the quick rescue response there have been no fatalities. T …
  • New York asking drivers to brake for turtles
      ALBANY, NY (WCAX) – Monday is “Give Turtles A Break Day” in New York. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is warning motorists to watch out for turtles crossing roadways seeking nesting areas to lay their eggs. The DEC says thousands of turtles are killed each year by unsuspe …
  • Troopers injured during St. Johnsbury arrest
      ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – A man accused of using people’s front lawns like a street and hurting officers will be in Caledonia Superior Court Monday.Police say 24-year-old Derek Bristol of St. Johnsbury is charged with DUI and assault on law enforcement officers.Troopers say Bristol nearly hit peop …
  • Skier rescued on Mount Washington amid record heat
      MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (WCAX) – A fall down hundreds of feet on Mount Washington had other skiers racing to the rescue over the weekend.Police say 37-year-old Kirsten Hugger from Mount Vernon was trying to ski the steep terrain when she fell Saturday afternoon.The fall was reportedly down several hu …
  • Burlington police investigate early morning shooting
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Burlington Police say they are investigating a gunfire incident and shooting early Monday morning.Police say it happened around 4:15 a.m. in City Hall Park.A caller reportedly told police that her friend had been shot. Officers responded and found the caller and the wounded …


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