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The Walpolean
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  • Clarion Deadline – 4/23/21
      One week away, and now looking towards the fifth month of 2021 – still hard to believe. With care and optimism there may by the end of the year be activities to report here for you to enjoy, but it still appears it will be a quiet summer. Construction is planned in the village that will be reported …
  • Clean-Up – 4/25/21
      We will meet at Dexpart, 31 Industrial Park Drive, Walpole at 10am on Sunday, April 25th. Safety information will be discussed and then we will be broken up into groups with blue bags to attack the litter on the roadside of Route 12 from the pull offs heading north to either South Street or the brid …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/1/21
      Selectboard Present:​Cheryl Mayberry (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Peggy Pschirrer CALL TO ORDER:  Ms. Mayberry, Chair of the Walpole Selectboard, called this meeting via Zoom to order at 6:30 PM.  The Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  Also attending this meeting is Mrs. Sarah Downin …
  • Selectboard Agenda – 4/15/21
      SELECTBOARD MEETING AGENDA Starting at 6:30 PM via Zoom and may be live-streamed on FACT-TV SELECTBOARD MEETING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE • Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $648,659.42 for checks issued 4/16/21 PAYROLL• Payroll Register totaling $37,887.28 dated 4/16/21 and the 941 Payr …
  • Hydrant Flushing – 4/19/21
      TOWN OF WALPOLE FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING The fire hydrants covering South Walpole will be flushed Monday, April 19, 2021 thru Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Residents may experience discolored water when first running the water during this time. Please run the water for five minutes until clear before using …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Pollyanna Porter releases new romance, suspense novel
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – “Rectified,” a new work of fiction by local author Pollyanna Porter, explores themes of sexual abuse, betrayal, and what it means to truly do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. It follows two timelines – past and present – revealing the tragic circumstances that fore …
  • FOLA to reopen the Heald Auditorium with silent movie “The Freshman”
      Silent actor Harold Lloyd in “The Freshman.” Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – After discussing the options with Municipal Manager Scott Murphy, FOLA hopes to reopen the Heald Auditorium in Ludlow Town Hall Saturday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. with its annual Silent Movie Festival, featuring the comedic eloquence …
  • Fletcher Community Library reopening April 20
      CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is delighted to announce that we will be reopening to the public Tuesday, April 20. As of that day, patrons will be allowed to come in, browse the stacks, and check out library materials. Curbside services will still be available for anyone w …
  • Summer Bandwagon Music Series brings an explosion of music
      Next Stage Arts and partners introduce the 2021 Bandwagon Summer Series, taking place from May through October across Windham County. Photo provided PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts announces an outdoor, socially-distanced cultural performance series running from early May through the middle of October …
  • Spring sports schedule, April 22-May 1
      Stock photo REGION – Game schedules are subject to change. For more information about an individual game or team, go to the schools’ athletic department websites. If you would like to submit sports news or photos from a recent game, please email editor@vermontjournal.com. THURSDAY, APRIL 22 – Baseba …


Valley News
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  • NH bill would use school leftovers to feed students on weekends
      CONCORD — State lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to tackle the issues of food waste and childhood hunger by allowing students to eat school lunch leftovers over the weekend.The bill, which has passed the House and is currently in the Senate Education Committee, would permit school district …
  • Rising prices, shortages making operations more difficult for construction industry
      Brad Davis, owner of Davis Construction in Peterborough, N.H., said his company is the busiest it’s ever been.With 15 to 20 jobs either already in the works or lined up for later this year, he’s already scheduling projects into 2022. While many business sectors have been greatly affected by the COVI …
  • Demand for workers drives some Upper Valley employers to roll out their own minimum wage
      At North Country Smokehouse, workers are bringing home more bacon.After suffering an initial shock as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the restaurant and hospitality industry — its principal customer for smoked hams, sausage, bacon and turkey — the Claremont cured-meats purveyor pivoted to the retail …
  • Bottom Line: West Lebanon Target apparently targeting fall opening
      Hard-hatted and reflective-vested construction crews are busy at work at the former Kmart in West Lebanon to repurpose the space for a new Target store. But panting customers hoping to fill their red shopping carts with swimsuits, patio furniture or baby sunscreen in time for summer are probably goi …
  • Jim Kenyon: Northern Stage buys apartments, directs tenants to exit
      On Wednesday, Debbie Farnsworth carried a cardboard box filled with house plants to her Honda subcompact parked outside the downtown White River Junction apartment where she lived for 14 years.With help from family, the 60-year-old Farnsworth, who works in the kitchen at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Weekly Covid Update: State of emergency extended; vaxx registration begins for 16 & up
      Those 16 to 18 can begin to sign up for their Covid-19 vaccines on Saturday morning. Photo by Steven Cornfield on Unsplash ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Even as Vermont has reached a significant milestone — more than half of all Vermonters 16 and up have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccin …
  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for April 19
      The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday April 19, 2021 at Town Hall, 556 Elm Street and Via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Below is its agenda Review minutes from March 29, 2021 and April 5, 2021 meetings. Citizen co …
  • Take-Back Day: Drop unused prescription drugs at police departments
      On Saturday, April 24, the public will be able to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at secure drop boxes throughout Windsor County. The Take-Back Day is sponsored by the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local …
  • Chester board gets feedback on paper of record choice
      By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Before calling its meeting to order on the evening of Wednesday, April 7, the Chester Select Board held a forum to hear public comments on its decision to name The Chester Telegraph as the town’s paper of record for legally required public notices for t …
  • Chester board passes on reversing course on Mosher land
      By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC Jewett Road passes through the Mosher’s dooryard and would see much more traffic under the single bridge option At its March 17 meeting, the Chester Select Board heard from project managers who will consolidate the Thompson and Jewett bridges along Rout …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Arrest Made Following Investigation of ‘Shots Fired’
      CLAREMONT, NH–On April 12, at approximately 7:13 a.m., the Claremont Police Department received multiple calls of a disturbance and shots fired in the area of Paddy Hollow Road and Madison Place in Claremont. According to Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, “Investigation revealed that an altercation …
  • Claremont Vaccination Clinic Relocating to Newport (Update)
      Update: We contacted DHHS Wednesday to learn why the vaccination site is being moved to Newport. We received the following explanation: “Our goal has always been to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. “Moving indoors is part of an on-going effort across the state to improve efficie …
  • Additional Information Regarding the Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont
      Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young has announced additional information Thursday morning regarding an officer-involved shooting incident that took place in Claremont, NH, on Wednesday, March 31. During the evening hours of Wednesday, March 31, members of the New Hampshire State Poli …
  • NH AG NEWS RELEASE: Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont, New Hampshire
      NEWS RELEASE  Released by:                Jane E. Young, Deputy Attorney General Subject:                       Officer-Involved Shooting in Claremont, New HampshireDate:                           March 31, 2021  ­­­­Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young announces that officials are re …
  • CFD Called to Structure Fire Saturday Morning
      CLAREMONT, NH—At 0937 hours, on the morning of March 20, 2021, the Claremont Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 74 Charlestown Road. The duty shift responded with two engines. A first alarm was requested by the duty captain while responding. Upon arrival, the first due en …


Seven Days
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  • Small Pleasures: Backdoor Bread Granola (and a Baguette)
      One of my pandemic hobbies has been leaving home for food. I don’t mean walking three blocks to City Market, but rather driving to Shelburne for eggs or the Roots Farm Market in Middlesex to buy spinach, potatoes and onions. Before attacking me for this heedless waste of resources, consider the effi …
  • High Schoolers Get Early Access to Register for COVID-19 Vaccine
      High school students will get be able to register for COVID-19 vaccines earlier than other residents under 30, state officials announced on Friday, in a last-minute switch intended to allow more in-person graduation ceremonies. Vermonters ages 16 to 18 may register for vaccines on 10 a.m. Saturday, …
  • Obituary: Leonard Leclerc, 1935-2021
      Native Vermonter raised eight children and spent his career at the Lane Press Leonard Alfred Leclerc, age 85, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2021, surrounded by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Ann Leclerc, and his family. Leonard was born on July 8, 1935, in Winooski to Leopold and Amelia (Couture …
  • Soldier With Lengthy Criminal History Is No Longer in Vermont National Guard
      Daniel Blodgett, the Vermont National Guard member who served despite a history of criminal offenses going back more than a decade, is no longer with the Guard, its commander told a legislative committee on Thursday. Adj. Gen. Greg Knight also briefly outlined strategies he said the organization is …
  • Report: Trace of PFAS Detected in Shelburne Water
      A new report on the state of America’s drinking water supply is again highlighting the problem of “forever chemicals” in the environment, including a recent positive test result from drinking water in Shelburne. The Guardian newspaper teamed up with Consumer Reports to sample 120 water systems in th …


Concord Monitor
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  • Across region, sale of businesses on the rise
      Private business transactions in New England have accelerated over the last year, and the pace may be picking up.Many business owners faced extraordinary challenges in 2020 due to the pandemic, but those challenges varied. By year end, it became evident that some businesses were devastated by the so …
  • Business notes for April 18, 2021
      Bangor Savings Bank focused its nearly $1.2 million in charitable giving with gifts and grants to Maine and New Hampshire organizations that are addressing COVID-19 and social unrest. The financial grants and gifts were distributed from two different giving sources: The Bangor Savings Bank Foundatio …
  •  Bill would use school leftovers to feed students on weekends
      State lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to tackle the issues of food waste and childhood hunger by allowing students to eat school lunch leftovers over the weekend.The bill, which has passed the House and is currently in the Senate Education Committee, would permit school districts to partn …
  • Therapeutic program promotes trust and healing with the help of horses
      Blindfolded with a pink bandana, Briella Houghton shuffled through a maze of horizonatal logs and plastic objects, one hand clutching the lead of a miniature horse and another waving frantically in front of her.The class’ assignment was to navigate through an obstacle course with their eyes covered. …
  • Pawn shop switches service style
      At the very beginning of March 2020, when there were relatively few cases of coronavirus in the Granite State, Roger Weinreich, president of Good Fortune Jewelry and Pawn in Keene, caught the virus. That, coupled with his conversations with business contacts in Asia, prompted Weinreich to shut dow.. …


WCAX
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  • Lake Champlain ferry route closed for season
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Lake Champlain ferry with the longest route between Vermont and New York is out of commission again this season.It’s the Burlington to Port Kent crossing. Leaders say they’re awaiting the return of tourists to the area. The Charlotte to Essex and Grand Isle to Cumberland …
  • Search for missing Bristol man
      BRISTOL, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont State Police say they need your help finding this missing man.They say 63-year-old Walter Rusch of Bristol was last seen Friday morning around 6. They say he’s probably walking on foot and may have been spotted in downtown Bristol at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. He is a 5′1 …
  • Kids get their hands sticky at sugaring workshop
      MILTON, Vt. (WCAX) – There are some new future sugarmakers in Vermont!On Saturday, the Milton Recreation Department and Tucker Maple Sugarhouse hosted a sugaring workshop for kids.Half a dozen children showed up and learned how to tap trees, collect sap, and boil the sap into syrup.Wendy Tucker, the …
  • Rare case of equine herpes identified in Vermont
      ALBURGH, Vt. (WCAX) – Horse competition season is coming up, and experts say owners should be extra careful about keeping them healthy. That’s because an animal in Alburgh is sick with a contagious virus known to cause outbreaks.It’s equine herpes. The Vermont State Veterinarian Kristin Haas says mo …
  • Where to send unwanted items as you spring clean
      WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) – It’s that time of year when people start cleaning out their closets and decluttering their homes.Vermont state officials are encouraging you to take your unwanted household items to a thrift store.Resource, a thrift store in Williston, was packed all Saturday afternoon as mor …


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