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  • Walpole Historical Society Opening for the Season – 6/1/19
      The Walpole Historical Society opens for the season Saturday, June 1st with 4 new exciting and distinct exhibits.  From a look at Life in the Valley in 1919 , to the elegant architecture styles of the earlier times and a fun collection of the baby boomer generation  as well as memorable anecdotes th …
  • TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN School Withdrawal Committee Meeting Minutes – 4/30/19
      In keeping with The Walpolean Mission of “Keeping the community up to date on community topics”, I have copied these minutes from the Fall Mountain School District website. There you will also see an Articles of Agreement Committee Invitation Letter. If it is easier, I also have a link on the right …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes #2 – 5/9/19
      Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting #2 to order at 8:46 PM.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – May 2, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/9/19
        Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:55 PM.   HOOPER INSTITUTE: Mrs. Rebecca Sethi suggested that with changes at the Hooper Institute they might consider a longer camp …
  • Select Board Meeting Minutes – 5/9/19
      Selectboard Meeting:  Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves …

Vermont Journal / Shopper

  • John Weinzierl, 1943-2019
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – John “Jack” Weinzierl, 76, of Rockingham, Vt., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born in Middletown, Conn. April 19, 1943 to John and Mary Weinzierl. Jack was born and raised in East Hampton, Conn. He married his late wife Nina Oct. 1, 1966. During the Vietnam War, he serve …
  • Carol W. Venter, 1937-2019
      MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – Our beloved Carol W. Venter, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at home with her 3Ds +1 at her side. She loved flowers and wanted to wait until they were in bloom to celebrate her life. On Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m., there will be a service at the Village Baptist Church in Bel …
  • Calvin H. Cushing Jr., 1940-2019
      Calvin H. Cushing Jr., 1940-2019. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Calvin Harold Cushing Jr., 79, passed away Thursday evening, May 9, 2019 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Feb. 7, 1940 in Wells River, Vt., the son of Calvin H. Sr. and Lillian (Meader) Cushin …
  • Andrew Kauffman
      Andrew Kauffman. Photo provided CAVENDISH, Vt. – On Friday, May 10, Andrew “Drew” Kauffman of Cavendish, Vt., passed away at the age of 44, surrounded by family and friends, ending his long battle with brain cancer. Born in Erie, Pa., Andrew is survived by parents Peg and Walter Kauffman as well as …
  • Kathleen Marshall
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – A farewell service for Kathleen Marshall, who passed away Dec. 7, 2018 at Springfield Hospital, will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery. Pastor Michael Mario of Brattleboro will officiate. The post Kathleen Marshall appeared first on The Vermont Journ …

Valley News (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Judge upholds House subpoena
      WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats when a federal judge ruled that the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial records to Congress as lawmakers seek to assert their oversight authority. Trump called the 41-page ruling. …
  • Pig plague pushes up global pork prices
      BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets.China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but output is plu …
  • Huawei supply ban roils stocks
      WASHINGTON — U.S. companies began complying Monday with a White House order to curb sales to Chinese telecom giant Huawei, sending U.S. technology stocks sharply lower and signaling what’s likely to be widespread fallout that will hurt not just one of China’s most important companies but U.S. suppli …
  • New Vt. psych facility ‘on track’
      BERLIN, Vt. — The University of Vermont Health Network says planning for a new inpatient psychiatric facility is “on track,” and a formal proposal will be submitted to state regulators later this year.But the facility, to be built on the Berlin campus of Central Vermont Medical Center, likely is sti …
  • Sununu breaks from party, supports state retiree cost of living adjustment 
      A bill to increase cost-of-living benefits for state retirees is set to pass after Gov. Chris Sununu broke from his party and announced his support.Flanked by firefighters last week, Sununu portrayed the proposal as an overdue effort. The last increase was in 2010.“For nearly 10 years, our state’s.. …

Brattleboro Reformer (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Breaking and making records
      BRATTLEBORO — Three local people older than 65 beat or matched powerlifting records during a competition earlier this month. “They had a great meet, all three of them,” said Carla Grant,
  • Babies-at-work program still in infancy in Vermont
      BENNINGTON — Some state employees working in Bennington County are allowed to bring their babies to work, but none have taken advantage of the new state program. Actually, few have done so
  • Wrong-way crash murder trial heads to jury
      BURLINGTON — The fate of a Williston man charged with killing five Central Vermont teenagers during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County 2 years ago will be put into the
  • Bella Notte at country club a 'restaurant on the edge'
      BRATTLEBORO — The restaurant at the Brattleboro Country Club is being leased by the family that runs Terrazza Restaurant at the Country Club of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Bella Notte opened
  • Bank, townhouse owners 'settle differences'
      NEWFANE — Berkshire Bank and the owners of Chamonix townhouses, who were wrapped up in a large foreclosure involving the Hermitage Club’s private ski resort at Haystack Mountain and nearby golf …

Chester Telegraph

  • Saxtons River teen dies, Chester teen injured in Saturday car crash
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Saxtons River teen who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Saturday in Westminster has died of his injuries. According to a Vermont State Police press release, Vincenzo Ruggiero, 15, died of head injuries sustained when the car he was riding in crashed on M …
  • Derry residents hear Nature Conservancy’s plans for Glebe Mountain
      By Cherise Madigan © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The future of a 3,500-acre parcel of land on Glebe Mountain, in the towns of Londonderry and Windham, was the topic of discussion during a session hosted by the Nature Conservancy at the Londonderry’s Old Town Hall last night. There, around 20 resid …
  • Chester sets Special Town Meeting over loader purchase for June 10
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Friday May 10, the Chester Select Board approved a warning for a Special Town Meeting to vote on the purchase of a new loader for the town garage. According to board chair Arne Jonynas, the funding for the loader was included in the town’s capit …
  • Hearing on Rt. 103 speed limit at GM High School
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Signs with conflicting messages will be discussed at the VTrans hearing on May 20. Photo by Shawn Cunningham The Agency of Transportation will hold a hearing next week to take public testimony on lowering the speed limit on Rt. 103 around the Green …
  • Wanted man killed in hostage standoff
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The manhunt for Jeremy Potwin, the armed and dangerous suspect police asked the public for help in finding yesterday, ended in a hostage standoff in which Potwin was shot and killed by troopers in Tunbridge. No one else was injured in the encounter. Jeremy Potwin Yest …

E-Ticker News of Claremont

Seven Days

  • Vermont Senate Looks to Divert, Not Raise, Clean Water Funds
      Legislative leaders on Monday floated a plan to fund clean water projects in the state not by raising new taxes, but by siphoning off one-time funds and existing revenue streams — and figuring out later how to plug the hole that will blow in future budgets. The last-minute maneuvering, conceived in …
  • Vermont to Enact Abortion Rights Law, Gov. Scott's Aide Says
      Gov. Phil Scott intends to allow a sweeping abortion-rights bill to become law, spokesperson Rebecca Kelley said Monday night. According to Kelley, the Republican governor “has ruled out a veto” of H.57, which codifies the right to an abortion and prohibits public entities from interfering with a wo …
  • Protest Planned at Franklin Graham Event in Essex Junction
      Protesters plan to picket outside a Tuesday evening event by celebrity evangelist Franklin Graham that’s expected to draw thousands to the Champlain Valley Exposition. Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, preaches a politicized form of evangelical Christianity that’s outspokenly anti-LGBTQ. He’s al …
  • New Marina to Open Saturday on the Burlington Waterfront
      The 160-slip Burlington Harbor Marina is set to open on Saturday, May 25 — six years after it was first proposed. It will have showers, public bathrooms, and a store, and will add boat slips to a waterfront where they are in short supply. The facility will entice more of the boaters who visit the ar …
  • Champlain Parkway Construction Could Begin by Year's End
      Construction of the long-planned Champlain Parkway in Burlington’s South End could begin this December as long as the city approves a funding plan next month. The Burlington Department of Public Works is asking the Board of Finance and City Council to approve “Cooperative Agreement Amendment No. 7,” …

Concord Monitor (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Business people for May 20, 2019
      Mark Cross-Powers has joined MillRiver Wealth Management as senior vice president and senior wealth advisor at its North Main Street office in Concord. Cross-Powers’s financial management career spans more than 30 years. Prior to joining MillRiver, he held leadership roles at Peoples’ United Advisor …
  • IRS auctions: Your chance to take home the gold
      A New Hampshire nutritionist who allegedly filed no federal tax returns for five years and tried to hide assets such as his homes by selling them to himself in return for gold coins will have his property, including gold coins, sold at auction next week by the IRS.The auction on May 22 in Nashua wil …
  • PHOTO: Navy support at sea
  • Teen describes alleged sexual abuse by former Dunbarton selectman
      The boy, now 17, can picture scenes from the movie Shrek and recall moments roughhousing with friends on the afternoon of April 4, 2007, more than 12 years ago.But what began as a typical day of Kindergarten activities, followed by a play date, would take a dark and scary turn for a 5-year-old boy.. …
  • Exhibit highlights White Mountains resort hotels
      A new exhibit will showcase the grand hotels that once were commonplace in the White Mountains.The exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University opened Friday, and a series of talks and events run through Sept. 12. Featuring paintings, photographs, various artifacts as fa …



  • Watts: Legislative Classroom
      This spring I watched the Vermont Legislature through the eyes of twenty-five college students. Each week students traveled to the state’s capitol to watch and write about how bills become law – or not.
  • In The Wilderness: Safe Hiking In Vermont And Beyond
      Live call-in discussion: An attack on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in early May left one hiker dead and another injured. The violence ignited conversations among hikers across the country, sharing stories of times they felt unsafe and reconciling the relative safety of the wilderness with fears …
  • Responding To The Human Population's Global Impact
      With an estimated one million species facing the threat of extinction driven by human activity, is now the time to think seriously about getting a handle on skyrocketing global population? We’re talking about human population, its impact on the planet and what can be done.
  • Spencer Rendahl: True Cost
      I’d been dreaming of taking a break from early spring in northern New England and spending two weeks in Spain as a family sounded like just the ticket.
  • Vt. Episcopal Church's Next Bishop Will Be A Woman Of Color
      The Episcopal Church in Vermont has elected its next bishop. Shannon MacVean-Brown is the first African American to be elected bishop of the Episcopal Church in Vermont. She will be one of three African American women to hold that title in New England’s seven Episcopal diocese.


  • Restitution Worries Prompt Work on Crime Annulment Bill
      New Hampshire lawmakers could hold off on making it easier for some people to have their criminal convictions erased from their records. The Senate passed a bill in March that would eliminate annulment fees, expand eligibility and reduce the waiting period to apply in certain cases. Supporters say t …
  • Somali Asylum-seeker Detained for Over 2 Years Released
      Lawyers representing an asylum-seeker from Somalia who’s been detained for over 2 ½ years without a bond hearing say he’s been released. Acting on behalf of Mahamed Ahmed-Cali, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire sued the heads of the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Immigr …
  • Immigrant Group Seeks Release of Activists Detained by ICE in N.H.
      Immigrant rights activists in Massachusetts are calling for the release of two local organizers detained by federal immigration authorities in New Hampshire. Cosecha Massachusetts is hosting a vigil Monday night in front of Lawrence City Hall to support residents Nelson Lopez and Heiner Nolasco. The …
  • Hampton Schools To Hold Another Forum After Racial Bullying Complaints
      The school district in Hampton will hold a listening session about diversity Monday night, after allegations of racist bullying in an elementary school. The district says it planned the event “to discuss diversity issues that impact our community.” It comes after the parents of a black third-grader …
  • Biomass Subsidy Plan Will Go For Senate Vote Without Trash Incinerator Funding
      Lawmakers working on subsidies for the state’s biomass energy industry have stripped funding for a trash incinerator in Concord from their latest proposal. The Senate will vote this week on the plan, which is a version of a law passed last year. That law is held up in an ongoing legal challenge . It …

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