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The Walpolean
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  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/19/20
      Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer, Chair of the Walpole Selectboard, called this meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  She introduced Ms. Cheryl Mayberry and Mr. Steven Dalessio, the other two Selectboard me …
  • Town Hall Closing – Clarification
      The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s and Selectboard Offices remain open to the public by appointment. The Walpole Town Hall is closed for large group and committee/board/commission meetings starting on Monday, Nov. 30th. The Selectboard will be meeting via Zoom starting on Dec. 3rd. To reach the Town Cle …
  • Zoning BoardMeeting Minutes – 11/28/20
      Present: Board members: Chair Jan Leclerc, Vice-Chair Myra Mansouri, Clerk Tom Murray, Ernie Vose, Pauline Barnes. Alternates: Don Sellarole, Judy Trow, Dave Edkins. Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the December 2020 meeting for corrections, additions a …
  • Lost and Found
      Did you lose your wedding ring or do you know someone who has lost one? If so, please read this email I received. Sure hope this works. – Lil Hi Lil:   I don’t know if you can help, but I found a man’s wedding ring yesterday on the common across from the entrance to the Congregational Church…if anyo …
  • Update from Lucy
      COVID by the Numbers—November 21 Edition The number of COVID-19 cases in the state is exploding.   At the end of last week, Walpole had 0 active cases of COVID-19, and had only 2 cases, total, since the start of the pandemic.   Today there are 7 active cases here in Walpole. In the past week, there …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Alexandra Hutchins named 2020 DAR Good Citizen
      Alexandra Hutchins. Photo provided CHESTER, Vt. – Alexandra Hutchins, daughter of Christopher and Angela Hutchins of Springfield, has been chosen by her teachers and peers as Green Mountain Union High School’s newest Daughters of the American Revolution recipient. The DAR Good Citizens Program and s …
  • Vermont Capitol Christmas tree from Wallingford
      WALLINGFORD, Vt. – On Nov. 24, this year’s Vermont Capitol Christmas Tree, which will illuminate the statehouse in Montpelier for the holiday season, was cut down. This year’s tree comes from Cadwallader Tree Farm in Wallingford, Vt., owned by Len and Mary Ann Cadwallader. The Cadwalladers have owne …
  • CLOSED for Thanksgiving
      Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. We will return Monday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! The post CLOSED for Thanksgiving appeared first on The Vermont Journal & The Shopper. …
  • BFMS to welcome back sixth-grade students after holiday week
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Beginning Monday, Dec. 7, the Bellows Falls Middle School will be welcoming back all sixth-grade students for in-person learning. The students will participate in a four-day school week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be another week of remote learning after t …
  • Recent data does not result in lowering speed limits
      CHESTER, Vt. – During their Nov. 18 meeting, the Chester Selectboard has tabled making any changes to speed limits on three roads in Chester until increased enforcement has been put into place and new information might be gathered in the spring. The board has received the speeding data captured on R …


Valley News
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  • AG: Officer justified in non-fatal shooting
      RUTLAND, Vt. — A Rutland police officer was justified when he shot and wounded a man who he believed had run over another police officer during a drug investigation in July, the attorney general’s office said.The attorney general’s office said Tuesday it was declining to prosecute Rutland City Polic …
  • Randolph-area school district: Some not complying with contract tracing
      MONTPELIER— A school district in Orange County is concerned about families not complying with quarantine rules after a cluster of COVID-19 cases turned up in the district that serves Randolph, Braintree and Brookfield.The Orange Southwest School District has moved to remote learning but is encounter …
  • With cases surging in New Hampshire, some still offering free Thanksgiving meals, others aim to serve
      For the past 30 years, the Windmill Restaurant has served a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community in and around Concord and this year will be no different, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.Owner Kosmas Smirnioudis never thought of canceling the tradition that last year served more than 1,000 meals. …
  • Fire damages Quechee home
      A two-alarm fire gutted a single-family home on Greeley Shunpike in Quechee Wednesday afternoon. The fire started on the first floor, but the cause is undetermined, according to Hartford Fire Chief Scott Cooney. Nobody was home when the fire started and the fire is under investigation. Assessing rec …
  • New Hartford Selectboard member confronts racism
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Within days of her appointment to the Hartford Selectboard last week, Rachel Edens saw the Facebook comments roll in.Someone had grabbed screen shots of old tweets Edens had posted — decrying the racism she’s experienced living in Vermont; a “Trump 1” license plate she saw; cr …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Community Nurse Project presents to Weston board in preparation for Town Meeting
      By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Public health discussions dominated the Weston Select Board’s pre-Thanksgiving meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the town’s Emergency Management director, Michael Smilovich, encouraging unity in the face of an uptick in Covid-19 cases and resulting r …
  • Vermont joins 47 other states in Covid red zone
      By April Simpson Senior Reporter Center for Public Integrity This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C. Vermont joined the 47 other states and the District of Columbia considered to be in the “red zone” for new coronavirus …
  • Chester board continues speed limit discussion
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Speed  limits once again took center stage at the Chester Select Board’s Nov. 18 meeting with a discussion of the data collected on River and High streets and Andover Road and requests by residents of those areas seeking reductions in the speed all …
  • Construction crews work on 2 Chester firehouses
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC At either end of Elm Street in Chester, construction crews have been working on fire houses: one from the past and one for the future. Steel is going up at the site of Chester’s Public Safety Building as crews work ahead of winter weather. Photos b …
  • Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear
      By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Twelve sound units for CAES classrooms posed on Chester’s Engine 2 are the gift of the Yosemite Engine Company. From left, Assistant Principal Kevin Fay, Yosemite President Ben Whalen and Fire Chief Matt Wilson Photos by Shawn Cunningham The Yosemite En …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Sununu Issues Statewide Mask Mandate
      Concord, NH — With rising cases, substantial statewide community transmission, and an increase in hospitalizations, today Governor Chris Sununu signed an Emergency Order instituting a statewide mask mandate in New Hampshire, as cases rose to 529 — the state’s highest total to date. The mask mandate …
  • Man Arrested in Claremont, Charged in Alleged Assault Case involving a Bat
      CLAREMONT, NH–On November 16, at around 9:50 a.m., Claremont Police Department responded to the area of Factory Street after receiving numerous phone calls about a male allegedly assaulting a female with a baseball bat. When the officers arrived on scene, the officers located a female that was bleed …
  • Election Day
      

    The polls in Claremont started out busy today. They remain open until 7:00 p.m. (Eric Zengota photo).

  • CFD Called to Structure Fire Sunday
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to 24 Bellic Street, a story and a half, single-family structure, for a reported structure fire on October 25 at 5:40 PM, as dispatched by Claremont Safety Services Dispatch Center. The department responded with two engines and a crew of four. At …
  • Claremont Man Arrested Following Investigation of Multiple Store Robberies
      CLAREMONT, NH–On October 15, Claremont Police Department investigators arrested: Nathan E. Lane, 32, Claremont, NH, for his alleged involvement in the following robberies: August 27, 2020 robbery of the CVS store on Wall Street August 29, 2020 robbery of the CVS store for the second time September 1 …


Seven Days
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  • The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, November 26 to December 2
      1. Giving Thanks If there’s ever been a time to tally blessings, it’s the end of an often dark and confusing year. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock offers families an opportunity to meditate on their gratitude and learn about late-19th-century Thanksgiving traditions during its Thanksgiving Weeke …
  • Retail Therapy: Vermont Flannel Caters to a Need for Comfort in the Time of COVID
      Mark Baker thought he had a million-dollar idea. It was 1991, and he was working in the T-shirt business, designing and screen-printing fun sayings and slogans. In the middle of the first Gulf War, he came up with a rock concert-style tee that read “Saddam Hussein Middle East Tour 1991” with a big s …
  • In 'Office,' Author Sheila Liming Examines Changes in Where and How We Work
      Long before many people abruptly shifted from working in an office to working from home at the onset of the pandemic, Sheila Liming was thinking hard about offices — specifically, their decline. While COVID-19 might prove to be a death knell, the office as we know it had been on its way out for a wh …
  • Many More Vermonters Are Hungry in 2020
      Because of COVID-19, record numbers of Vermonters are seeking food assistance, buying cheaper, less nutritious food or skipping meals to stretch their budgets. “We’ve seen a huge increase in people needing some kind of help to get by,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. Want to help? Her …
  • Soundbites: Many Thanks
      In past years, the Seven Days music editor has used the column preceding Thanksgiving to express gratitude for all of the wonderful things in the local music community. I’m not usually one for excessive sentimentality, so I haven’t done that every year I’ve held this title. But the events of 2020 be …


Concord Monitor
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  • Tobacco sales are surging
      Exit Tobacco is your typical smoke shop, offering everything from Marlboros to vapes.Ziad Jabri, one of the managers, said the store, located right along the state’s southern border in Salem, has always seen a steady stream of customers from Massachusetts, thanks to New Hampshire’s lower tobacco tax …
  • Rep. calls for people to sign up for study
      Peter Somssich is participating in trials for a COVID-19 vaccine and is encouraging others to do the same.A Democratic state representative from Portsmouth, Somssich received either the vaccine or a placebo last week and has committed to follow-up visits for the next two years. He reports no side ef …
  • Money promised to combat US overdose crisis sits unused
      When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help those those harmed by its signature painkiller, OxyContin, and ease the effects of the opioid crisis.More than a year later, with the crisis worsening, not a.. …
  • Biden appeals for unity in Thanksgiving-eve address
      WILMINGTON, Del. — In a time of plague and raw division, President-elect Joe Biden appealed for unity Wednesday in a Thanksgiving-eve address to the nation asking Americans to “steel our spines” for a fight against the coronavirus that he predicted would continue for months.But even as he implored.. …
  • Wiping down groceries? Experts say keep risk in perspective
      NEW YORK — Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway system is shut down nightly for disinfecting.To avoid any traces of the coronavirus that might be lurking on surfaces, Americans have be …


WCAX
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  • State officials ask Vermonters to make the sacrifice this Thanksgiving
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Happy Thanksgiving!Vermont state leaders say they know they’re asking you to sacrifice typical turkey dinners this year.Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine is encouraging people to try to find the joy in a smaller celebration at home with just the people you live with.For ex …
  • Vermont officials postpone post-election audit
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – A post-election audit is being postponed until a safer time to gather for it.After every General Election, voted ballots are stored in secure, tamper-proof ballot bags and locked in the Town Clerks’ vaults, under a secure chain of custody. They must be kept for 22 months fol …
  • Getting an early Christmas tree? Follow these safety tips
      WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Holiday cheer has been hard to come by this year, so that might mean setting up decorations and maybe even buying a tree earlier than usual. So what does a Christmas tree farm look like in a pandemic and how can we keep our homes safe this holiday season? Our Kayla Martin wen …
  • Plattsburgh police hope to use Vermont-based mental health crisis response training
      PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) – A Vermont program coordinating first responders and mental health counselors when responding to mental health calls is starting to spread nationally, including Plattsburgh, where the police hope to take advantage of the lessons.In moments of crisis, it’s the dispatchers, E …
  • Middlebury crews battle early morning fire
      EAST MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – Fire investigators are on scene at a fire in East Middlebury early Thursday morning. Crews tell WCAX that everyone who was supposed to be in the home has gotten out safely.They say they responded to the home on Kings Row around 1 a.m.Power was turned off early Thursday …


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