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The Walpolean
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  • More Peaches at Alyson’s!
      SATURN PEACHES & ‘RED STAR’ YELLOW PEACHES AT ALYSONS! Alyson’s Orchard has delicious peaches waiting for you at their Farm Stand!   You can pick-your-own Saturn (Donut) Peaches daily from 9AM – 6PM this week ($10 for ½ peck.) We have pre-picked, freestone, Red Star peaches at the farm stand and you …
  • Questions Answered by Lucy
      Even More about the COVID-19 Numbers from August 10   I got some great questions about the earlier post on the COVIUD numbers.  So for those who want more info, here is what I know, and where I found it.   The NH DHHS puts out a report on the status of COVID-19 in the state of NH daily.  You can fin …
  • Questions Answered by Lucy
      The Latest Numbers-August 10, 2020   The good news is that the COVID-19 numbers are going down statewide.  Today, there were only 13 reported new cases, zero new deaths.   The bad news is that 2 of those new cases were in Cheshire County.  15% of the cases in the state today were here, in a county t …
  • Hoper Trustees Meeting Minutes- 7/30/20
      Hooper Trustees Present:    Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:38 PM.  She advised this meeting is being recorded. HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – July 23, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio m …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 7/30/20
      Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; (Cheryl Mayberry – late) CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.   She advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify thems …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Cavendish culvert replacement project delayed
      CAVENDISH, Vt. – On Aug. 10, Cavendish Town Manager Brendan McNamara updated the Selectboard that the culvert replacement project on Route 131, initially scheduled for next week, was delayed due to a delay in delivery of the pre-cast culvert. McNamara is hoping to have an exact timeframe by the end …
  • Rockingham, VTrans discuss Route 5 bridge replacement
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Rockingham Selectboard discussed Bridge No. 38 with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Transfer Station. VTrans engineers Rob Young and Laura Stone presented information on the replacement bridge on Route 5 in Rockin …
  • Chester Selectboard discusses flags, speeding, and approves marketing dollars
      CHESTER, Vt. – The Chester Selectboard, who met Wednesday, Aug. 5, were asked to consider a resolution for future flag display; identified several streets to begin addressing speeding and possible speed limit reductions; and approved a $10,000 grant from the Chester Economic Development Fund for mar …
  • Fullerton Hotel 100 years ago
      In the March 1920 Carpenter’s Store News I found some news regarding building the new Fullerton Inn we have today. The current Fullerton replaced the previous hotel destroyed by fire Jan. 18, 1920. The photo with this article is the Fullerton that burned in January 1920. Howard Peck described the fi …
  • Nominations open for Rockingham’s 2020 Old House Awards
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Nominations are open for the Rockingham Old House Awards 2020. “In the age of COVID, the commission is excited to continue our annual Old House Awards program,” says Dr. John Leppman, Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission chair. “This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate …


Valley News
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  • Valley Regional Healthcare interim CEO steps down; next interim named
      CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Healthcare interim CEO Deanna Howard is retiring next month, according to a news release.Howard, a health care consultant from Etna who previously served as vice president of regional development for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system, had initially planned to stay at Valley. …
  • Ed Brown on 2007 Plainfield standoff: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong’
      CONCORD — A man awaiting resentencing over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others, according to a psychologist’s interviews.Edward Brow …
  • Revised budget plan for Oxbow set for vote after June defeat
      BRADFORD, Vt. — The board of the Oxbow Unified Union School District has cut back on the district’s proposed budget and scheduled a second budget vote for Sept. 1 after voters rejected the spending plan at the end of June.The board cut nearly $180,000 from the budget, bringing the bottom line to a.. …
  • Out & About: ‘Trails + Trucks’ introduces people to River Park
      I admit, what brought my boyfriend and me to River Park last Sunday for the “Trails + Trucks” event were the food trucks.But after walking around the park off Route 10 in West Lebanon along the Connecticut River, it’s clear something special is being built there.“Our plan is — with consultation fro. …
  • NH school nurses’ association calls for masks for all students all day
      All students and staff should wear masks throughout the school day, according to new guidance from the New Hampshire School Nurses’ Association and Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday.That recommendation is at odds with some of the plans recently adopted by school districts ac …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Windham voters pick state reps in primary
      BELLOWS FALLS — Rep. Kelley Tully, D-Rockingham was denied a possible return to the State House Tuesday, with Democratic voters opting for Rep. Carolyn Partridge, D-Windham, and challenger Leslie Goldman, a Rockingham Democrat in the Windham 3 legislative district.Goldman, vice chairwoman of the Win …
  • Southern Vermont candidates fall short in statewide races
      For Southern Vermont’s statewide candidates, primary day started with promise and ended with mixed emotions.As mostly newcomers to statewide politics, they were part of races that largely saw past electoral experience rewarded, with one notable exception.Republican voters overwhelmingly nominated Go …
  • Businesses face water shutoff
      BRATTLEBORO — The town will resume disconnecting water and sewer services to commercial and industrial customers with overdue bills. “Primarily these are the larger customers in the system and they use a lot of water in whatever manufacturing process or other commercial process they’re engaged in,” …
  • New direction for Opera House floated
      BELLOWS FALLS — Bellows Falls artist Charilie Hunter wants to turn the operation of the Bellows Falls Opera House over to a non-profit board.Hunter told the Rockingham Select Board recently that he had been working on his proposal for months, and that he was now working with two other people on the …
  • Mrowicki, Bos-Lun top Windham 4 Democratic primary
      PUTNEY — Democratic voters from Putney, Westminster and Dummerston chose Rep. Michael Mrowicki, D-Putney and newcomer Michelle Bos-Lun of Westminster to run in the General Election in November in a five-person field during Tuesday’s Primary election for the Windham-4 District.Mrowicki posted an easy …


Chester Telegraph
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  • Weston board talks Little School work, fiber optic, shared health officer
      By Cherise Forbes © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite a busy day at the polls, the Weston Select Board began to explore the potential for fiber optic internet in the town and discussed the viability of a shared regional health officer, alongside continued discussion about the Little School groun …
  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for Aug. 17
      The Chester Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17 at the Gazebo at the Pinnacle on Lovers Lane Road. Attendees are instructed to bring their own seating. Face masks are also required. Below is its agenda.   Review Aug. 3, 2020 minutes Citizen comments Discuss Stone Village Dist …
  • Chester board OKs funding for marketing efforts, looks at speed limits
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In introducing a marketing effort for Chester to the Select Board on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Bob Flint, executive director of the Springfield Regional Development Corporation, said it started with a call from Town Manager Julie Hance to see if there wer …
  • Derry offers drive through voting option, Fire Co. signs up for state mask program
      By Bruce Frauman © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Emergency Management Director Kevin Beattie told the Londonderry Select Board at its Monday, Aug. 3 meeting that Champion #5 Fire Company in South Londonderry has signed up for the state program Operation Cloth Face-Covering for Everyone, which shoul …
  • Weston Board OKs homestead rate of $2.1879
      Weston Board members meet on July 28. By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board on Tuesday, July 28 voted to approve a homestead tax rate of $2.1879 per $100 of assessed property value and $2.2135 for non-homestead property. To arrive at that rate, Town Treasurer Kim Se …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Repair Work
      Claremont fire fighters are spending time crack sealing the front ramp of the station in order to preserve the asphalt. Left to right: Fire fighter Mike Snide and Fire Lieutenant in charge of building maintenance, Brian Rapp, are seen here performing the work. Claremont Fire Chief Bryan Burr said th …
  • NHEC Sets Timeline for Power Restoration
      PLYMOUTH, NH (August 5, 2020) – New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and contractor crews have been working since last night to restore power to members. Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph caused extensive damage throughout NHEC service territory and left approximately 37,000 members without power …
  • Moving Forward in a COVID-19 Environment
      Mayoral Notes by Mayor Charlene Lovett Editor’s Note: This week’s column did not arrive in time for today’s issue, so we are posting here. On June 24, the Claremont City Council adopted a budget that represented a decrease of nine cents on the tax rate while simultaneously investing more resources i …
  • NH Back to School Guidance Released
      CONCORD, NH—Today, the State of New Hampshire released Back-To-School guidance for New Hampshire schools. “This guidance offers a roadmap for school districts across the state to reopen safely,” said the Governor’s office. “In keeping with New Hampshire’s longstanding commitment to local control, th …
  • Newport Police Release Details about Fatal Motorcycle Accident
      NEWPORT, NH—On June 25, at approximately 4:51am, the Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Maple Street in Newport. According to the Newport Police press release, “Initial investigation at the scene r …


Seven Days
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  • Vermonters Smash Primary Turnout Record
      Global pandemic be damned: Vermonters on Tuesday smashed their previous state primary voting record — and it wasn’t even close. Unofficial results from the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office show that 170,586 people voted in the primary election, a  39 percent higher turnout than the recent primary …
  • 'Phenomenal Uncertainty' Clouds Vermont's Fiscal Outlook, State Economists Say
      Vermont’s fiscal future looks brighter than it did at the height of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, the state’s economists told lawmakers on Wednesday, but the outlook remains mighty murky. “I don’t think there’s ever been a forecast with greater uncertainty than we have right now,” the legisl …
  • Free Will Astrology (8/12/20)
      LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the dictionary, the first definition of “magic” is “the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand and deceptive devices.” A far more interesting definition, which is my slight adjustment of an idea by occultist Aleister Crowley, doesn’t appea …
  • Denise Casey, 'Come Alive'
      (Self-released, digital) I used to sing karaoke at a Philadelphia dive called Locust Bar, where everyone from hipsters to grizzled old men felt comfortable taking their shot on the mic. One regular singer caught my ear with her unique sound. Her voice wasn’t conventionally good, but it was unusual, …
  • In Two Projects, Mask Makers and Quilters Respond to the Pandemic
      On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially recommended that Americans wear face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Sewists — a relatively new term for people who sew — were way ahead of them. By the end of March, reports of shortages of elastic, commonly used …


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

  • New guidelines from school nurses’ association says students should wear masks throughout school day 
      All students and staff should wear masks throughout the school day, according to new guidance from the Hampshire School Nurses’ Association and Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday.That recommendation is at odds with some of the plans recently adopted by school districts across …
  • Harassment policy passed; some say it’s too complex
      The Concord School Board voted 7-0 to approve a sexual harassment policy that complies with federal Title IX guidelines mandated by U.S. education secretary Betsy DeVos. Despite the unanimous vote, school board members said the policy is too dense, and that there’s still work to do to ensure victims …
  • Sununu announces stepped-up enforcement, new rule as Motorcycle Week nears
      The state will step up enforcement of pandemic precautions at bars and restaurants and impose a new mask requirement for large groups, Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday, 11 days before thousands of people are expected to descend on Laconia during annual Motorcycle Week.He said the new provisions came.. …
  • 1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire
      The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year since Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state.DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will now be able to pl …
  • Remote Learning Progress Report: Special needs students, parents struggled in spring
      Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series that takes a look at how school districts across the state responded to the challenges of remote learning and plans for improvements in the fall.Esther Kennedy, the student services director for Gilford School District, is a bit of a history buff. So whe …


WCAX
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  • Vt. vaccination requirements remain for 2020/2021 school year
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Much of the back to school conversation is about students and COVID-19, but Vermont’s health leaders say vaccine requirements are still in place for other infectious diseases.To attend a public or independent school in Vermont, students are required to hand in vaccine paperw …
  • Who will handle COVID-19 complaints about UVM students?
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The University of Vermont is working on solidifying a plan on handling noise complaints and party violations this year.Just about a week before students return to campus, university officials, Burlington police and Mayor Miro Weinberger joined in on a panel discussion on Wed …
  • Lieutenant governor candidates have differing visions for Vermont
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – We now know the two chief rivals for Vermont’s number two political job. Democrat Molly Gray and Republican Scott Milne both emerged from Tuesday’s primary with double-digit victories. Now, they turn their sights on each other. Our Adam Sullivan talked to both candidates.Bot …
  • Census takers begin contacting unresponsive households
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – If you live in Vermont and haven’t filled out the 2020 census, expect a knock at your door.Census Takers have begun visiting Vermont households that have not responded yet. The self-response rate in Vermont is 57% percent, a little below the national average of 63.4%.The U.S …
  • Community COVID-19 outbreak over in Winooski, Burlington area
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont’s first major outbreak, and community spread of COVID-19 in the Winooski and Burlington area has formally ended.The Health Department considers an outbreak resolved following two incubation periods, which for this virus is 28 days, of no new cases. Health Commissione …


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