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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
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  • Help Needed
      “ The Library Book Sale is in need of about 20 4’x4′ pallets.    We will pick up. Please call Paul Happ @ (603) 756-6553 or email phapp@yhpb.com.” …
  • Clarion Deadline – 6/21/19
      That is correct, another deadline date approaches – a week from this Friday on 21 June – thus giving you an additional day’s “heads-up” in case you have not yet thought about the July CLARION. Once school is out everyones’ focus shifts to other things, but if you have something to share with the com …
  • Withdrawal Committee Meeting Minutes – 5/29/19
      Present: Albert St.Pierre; Scott Bushway; Lucien Beam; Alan Dustin; Steven Dalessio; Joseph Levesque; William Stahl; Sarah Vogel Mr. St.Pierre called the meeting to order at 5:38 PM Motion to approve minutes of May 22, 2019 as presented made by Mr. Stahl, second Mr. Dustin. All voted in the affirmat …
  • Kudos to Peggy and Steve
      Yesterday morning, Peggy Pschirrer and Steve Dalessio traveled to Nashua, NH in order to present for the 2019 EPA Grant Award Ceremony. The Town of Walpole was awarded a $500,000 Clean Up Grant to remediate the former Central Plating Brownfields Site that is located behind Joanie Joan’s Eatery and w …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/30/19
      Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:35 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for th …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Westminster Volunteer Fire and Rescue updates
      WESTMINSTER, Vt. – The Westminster Fire & Rescue Department holds their monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. and a combined drill on the third Tuesday of every month. Rescue training is the second Tuesday of the month. The Prudential Committee normally meets once or twice a mo …
  • Robie, Fellows, Greenslit win June 7 at Claremont
      CLAREMONT, N.H. – Dave Greenslit put his month-long string of bridesmaid finishes behind him, the Superman blew out 40 candles to win his fifth event of the season, and a rookie moved to the top of his division’s points parade. It all happened Friday, June 7, at Claremont Motorsports Park. On a nigh …
  • New England Track Meet
      REGION – Six area track and field athletes placed in the top 30 in their respective events in New England Track competition over the weekend. The two athletes who placed highest were Bellows Falls’ Jaden Luebbert in the pole vault and Fall Mountain’s Zoe Utton in the 800-meter run. They both placed …
  • LES students receive personalized books from Ludlow Rotary
      Mrs. Lauren Seber’s first grade class at LES as they show their new, personalized books, donated to them by LRC Rotarian, Sharon Bixby, on behalf of the club. Photo by Sharon Bixby LUDLOW, Vt. – Recently, the first grade students at Ludlow Elementary received personalized school books from the Ludlo …
  • Residents hear concerns about Lowell Lake state plans
      Lowell Lake shoreline. Photo provided LONDONDERRY, Vt. – On Thursday, May 30, a 100-plus standing-room-only crowd heard the Londonderry Conservation Commission’s review of the Long Range Management Plan of Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for Lowell Lake. The audience included res …


Valley News
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  • Kearsarge graduation: Lessons come in many forms
      To hear the graduation speakers tell it, the Kearsarge Regional High School Class of 2019 has no lack of commitment, dedication or passion.During Kearsarge’s 49th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Kearsarge Regional School District Superintendent Winfried Feneberg emphasized these exceptional quali …
  • Bottom Line: Five car salesmen with a lot of miles move down the road to Claremont dealership
      The guys who drove sales at Gateway Motors sure don’t like to remain in idle.Five of the former White River Junction Ford dealership’s veteran car salesmen have moved down the Connecticut River to Ford of Claremont, where they resurfaced only a few weeks after Gateway owners Charlie and Allen Hall.. …
  • Out & About: Haverhill sanctuary gives farm animals a place to hang their hoofs
      When Jenifer Vickery went off to college, she couldn’t afford to care for her horse and gave it to a neighbor. They had a contract stipulating the horse’s care, which Vickery says wasn’t honored.“She went to slaughter,” she recalled. “It left an indelible mark on me.”Decades later, Vickery founded.. …
  • Merged district comes together for White River Valley High’s first graduation
      SOUTH ROYALTON — Members of the White River Valley High School’s inaugural senior class turned their yellow and green tassels Saturday and celebrated their unity, even though the recently merged district’s students hailed from seven Vermont towns and met each other just nine months ago.But a single. …
  • Mascoma health facility looks for partner to expand services
      CANAAN — Mascoma Community Health Center officials aim to join forces with a Franklin, N.H.-based federally qualified health center. If approved by federal officials, the partnership with HealthFirst Family Care Center would expand services for both organizations and bring the two-year-old Mascoma.. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • 'Grit and perseverance' 2019 L&G grads told to pursue their dreams
      TOWNSHEND — Dressed in white and walking arm in arm, 39 Leland & Gray Union High School students strode out across a vibrant green lawn under a marvelous blue June sky painted with thin
  • Judge issues warrant in overdose death
      BRATTLEBORO — Windham County led the state in having the most drug overdose deaths in 2018, but not every one of those deaths leads to criminal charges, said Windham County State’s Attorney …
  • Father's heart aches over daughter's overdose death
      BRATTLEBORO — Brianna Radcliffe was too young for her heart to stop. Radcliffe was only 21 years old when she collapsed on the floor of the bathroom at the Dunkin Donuts on Putney Road last …
  • Diplomas mark the beginning of so much more
      WESTMINSTER — The 80 graduates of the Class of 2019 of Bellows Falls Union High School got a rousing send off Thursday evening. Salutatorian Ian Wallace gave a humorous and affectionate speech
  • Vote set for merged elementary school budget
      WESTMINSTER — Voters in Westminster, Athens and Grafton will be asked to vote on the new merged elementary school budget of $6.9 million on July 15, according to the warning adopted by the


Chester Telegraph
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  • Derry Select Board agenda for June 17, 2019
      The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in South Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Executive Session – The appointment or employment or evaluation of a pub …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for June 19, 2019
      The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda. 1. Approve June 5, 2019 Selectboard Minutes and Executive Session Minutes 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Information Booth Sewer Connection; Jeff Holden 5. Continue Review of …
  • Chester board OKs gravel studies, source for Act 250 funds
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Pisha fills the board in on the progress toward getting a permit to extract gravel Photos by Shawn Cunningham The Town of Chester, through its attorney Jim Goss, is preparing to file applications for an ACT 250 permit and a zoning permit to extract …
  • Questionable executive session concerned Powden contract, evaluation
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Sue Ceglowski of the Vermont School Boards Association walks the TRSU board through the Open Meeting Law. Photos by Shawn Cunningham unless otherwise noted In the five weeks since Superintendent Meg Powden told The Telegraph that the executive sess …
  • Springfield walks back Transfer Station changes
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Town of Springfield recently announced a major change in the way its transfer station would be doing business, but on Tuesday afternoon, June 11 – after hearing public concerns the night before – the town put a hold on rolling out all the chan …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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Seven Days
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  • Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor
      Former Agency of Education secretary Rebecca Holcombe is seriously considering a run for Vermont governor as a Democrat in 2020. “I’m in the exploratory phase,” Holcombe said. “I love the state of Vermont. It has tremendous potential, but it needs a new direction.” She added that she will make a fin …
  • The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion
      Since 2014, when Colorado allowed its first legal cannabis sales, the state has raked in more than $1 billion in tax revenue. Yes, that’s billion, with nine zeros: $1,000,000,000. Weed in Colorado is taxed twice: 15 percent when it’s sold from a cultivation facility to a store or manufacturer, and t …
  • Far Out: Vermont Folklife Center Launches Green Record Project
      Roughly 13.5 billion miles from Earth, human voices hurtle through the yawning unknown of interstellar space at over 30,000 miles per hour. They’re recorded on a gold-plated disc and stored in a perfect vacuum, all in the hopes of someday transmitting a greeting and a message to extraterrestrials: W …
  • Grand Point North 2019: First Look
      The lineup for this summer’s Grand Point North festival has been announced. The two-day music fest hits Burlington’s Waterfront Park Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15. Vermont’s first lady of rock, Grace Potter, coproduces, along with Higher Ground Presents. As is tradition, Potter headlines …
  • Obituary: Sallie Thompson Soule, 1928-2019
      Loving wife, mother and mentor to many, Sallie Soule, 91, long of Shelburne, Vt., and lately of Fort Myers, Fla., died of congestive heart failure on June 11, 2019, at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers after a life well lived. Sallie was born in Detroit on May 13, 1928, and was rais …


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

  • By day, she handles books; by night, she chases leads 
      Rebekah Heath saw the message online, revealing a man’s last name.“Rasmussen,” it read.Rasmussen? Heath wondered if the writer was sure.Yes, she was sure.The name held different meanings for the two people involved. Heath’s online connection was a woman searching for a long-lost baby, a relative nam …
  • Planned Parenthood building clinic despite abortion law
      Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women’s clinic that’s under construction despite the state’s passage of a near-total ban on abortions.Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the 10,000-square-foot structure is …
  • More than 60% of U.S. men are dads
      Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in time for Father’s Day.The data in the report come from 2014 when the bureau.. …
  • Knox questions media’s motivesin tearful return
      Taking the stage Saturday at an Italian conference on justice, Amanda Knox accused the media of having built a false narrative around her during her years-long murder trial and appeals process, depicting her as guilty even though she was eventually acquitted.The former exchange student from the Unit …
  • N.H. Attorney General’s Office clears Charlestown woman who helped disabled son cast ballot
      The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on Thursday cleared a Charlestown mother of any wrongdoing in assisting her disabled son at the polls, dismissing any suggestion she had committed voter fraud.“We have concluded that the appropriate steps were taken on election day and no further action is …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • Dive Team Recovers Body of Kayaker from Merrimack River in Concord
      New Hampshire Fish & Game divers recovered the body of a kayaker from the Merrimack River in Concord on Friday. Officials identified him as Alec Bronchuck, 20, of Merrimack, who was last seen Thursday. He and his brother were fishing when their kayaks took on water and they swam to shore, the younge …
  • 2 Hikers Die in N.H.'s White Mountains in 2 Days
      New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say two people have died in two days while hiking trails in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, while a third hiker rescued survived.
  • Red-tailed Hawk Officially N.H. State Raptor
      Enthusiastic clapping — and some furious flapping — marked the end to the saga of designating an official New Hampshire state raptor. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill honoring the red-tailed hawk. As applause broke out, a bird being held just over his shoulder began flapping its …
  • Community Members Appeal Demolition of St. Joseph's Church in Laconia
      Community members formally appealed the decision by the Diocese of Manchester to demolish St. Joseph’s Church in Laconia. This is a last ditch effort to save the building after church officials filed for a demolition permit. The appeal was submitted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Preservation Socie …
  • In N.H.'s High Court, Church Loses Battle in Christian Science Trust Case
      A Christian Science church in Australia cannot sue trusts created following the 1910 death of Christian Science movement founder Mary Baker Eddy, New Hampshire’s highest court ruled Friday. The state Supreme Court ruled that the Second Church of Christ, Scientist in Melbourne lacked authority to obj …


Vermont state government
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