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The Walpolean
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  • Sad/Happy News from the Walpole Library
      This week Justine Fafara, our amazing Library Director for the last 5 years let me know she would be leaving The Bridge Memorial Library to further her career at the Richards Free Library in Newport, NH.  Justine came to our library in 2015 and has fearlessly led the library through expansion of our …
  • Kudos to Walpole Creamery Ice Cream
      Check out this excerpt from Yankee Magazine’s New England Today.  If you are planning to travel to other New England states and love ice cream, here is the link so you can find all the best ones. – Lil  The Best Ice Cream in Every New England State   Best Ice Cream in New Hampshire Walpole Creamery …
  • COVID-19 Case in Walpole
      Ray Bias posted this on The Clarion. Not sure how many of our “Followers” are duplicates but wanted to reach any of you that don’t also subscribe to The Clarion. – Lil     This morning, Sunday 28 June, Walpole’s Health Officer, Dr. Chuck Shaw, shared that the first Covid-19 case has been reported in …
  • July Clarion is On-Line
      JULY 2020 CLARION NOW ON-LINE by Ray Boas The July twenty page issue of the CLARION is now on-line. The content of the June and July issues, of necessity, shifted from relating past events, and highlighting upcoming events. With COVID-19, events have been cancelled, thus nothing to report to you. Ho …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes 6/18/20
      Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this meeting of the Walpole Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM.  She advised that the Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  Also attending this meeting is Mrs. Sarah Down …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions plant flower baskets for Smith Haven
      Tri-Mountain Lions planted flower baskets for Smith Haven. Photo provided LONDONDERRY, Vt. – On Wednesday, June 24, Lions Joan Dayton, Gail Wyman, and Randee Keith planted colorful hanging flower baskets to hang on the lamp posts at Smith Haven. This is the local Lions Club second year of adding a l …
  • Bellows Falls Trustees welcomes new members
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – At the Bellows Falls Village Trustee meeting Tuesday, June 23, new Trustee members Jeff Dunbar and Wade Masure were welcomed. Interim Municipal Manager Chuck Wise thanked Leah Clark for her industrious work helping the clerk, finance department, and updating the website. Village …
  • Days gone by
      Below is an article, I found in Carpenter’s Store News. The author is unknown. Carpenter’s News was a small paper advertising specials the store offered. At the Chester Historical Society, we have a collection of Carpenter’s News from 1912 to the late 1930s. The story below dates to February 1936. B …
  • Pat Winburn for 2020 governor campaign
      Dear Editor, I’m running for governor to bring a much-needed outsider’s perspective to a fundamentally broken political system. We don’t need people with decades of Statehouse experience. We don’t need people who are beholden to PACs, lobbyists, or deep-pocketed influencers. We need people like you …
  • Healthcare: a right, not a privilege
      Dear Editor, Remember how Democratic candidates told us again and again during the presidential primaries that Americans love their private health insurance, love their employer-sponsored plan, and it shouldn’t be taken away from them? Well, the “radical left” didn’t take away health insurance and h …


Valley News
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  • Vermont’s plastic bag ban, food scraps mandate now in effect
      Laws that ban plastic bags and prohibit Vermonters from throwing food scraps in the garbage took effect on Wednesday.As a result, all residents are banned from trashing leftovers while grocers, retailers and restaurants are prohibited from distributing single-use plastic bags.The food scraps law is. …
  • Vermont lays out criteria for small business grants; portals open July 6
      Vermont businesses that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for up to $50,000 in emergency support on July 6, the Scott administration announced Wednesday.The Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Department of Taxes will oversee $76 million each in em …
  • Court ruling on religious school funding raises questions in Vt., Maine
      PORTLAND, Maine — A U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education could breathe new life into efforts to force Maine and Vermont to help fund religious educations.A lawsuit by three families in Maine who want the. …
  • Oxbow budget defeated, Rivendell passes amid worries about virus, economy, Act 46
      BRADFORD, Vt. — Officials say frustration with Vermont’s school consolidation effort and economic worries stemming from the coronavirus pandemic combined to bring down another school district budget this week.The Oxbow Unified Union School District saw its proposed $17.6 million spending plan defeat …
  • Hartford Selectboard fills open spot
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard has chosen a new member to fill a vacant spot: 26-year-old local sales and catering manager Emma Behrens.The board made the decision at a meeting Tuesday after interviewing the candidates and holding an executive session. Behrens will serve on the boar …


Brattleboro Reformer
reformer.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • With budget approved, school district ready to face challenges
      BRATTLEBORO — The Windham Southeast School District’s $51,171,300 fiscal year 2021 budget passed in a 1,531-542 vote Tuesday. “We are happy to see strong community support for the efforts our staff have made to create welcoming schools,” said David Schoales, board chairman. “I am especially grateful …
  • COVID-19 relief: Money for businesses, education in the pipeline
      MONTPELIER — Some businesses and non-profit agencies that have been financially hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic could qualify for up to $50,000 in aid.Beginning July 6, the state will start accepting applications for the Economic Recovery Grant Program so that businesses and nonprofits can access the …
  • Second budget vote secures support for West River school district
      TOWNSHEND — The West River Education District’s elementary school budget received approval in a 341-211 vote Tuesday after being rejected earlier in June. “We are very pleased that the voters of the West River Education District supported our students, our communities, and the budget,” said Windham …
  • State cuts $4M for revamp of unemployment benefits portal
      MONTPELIER — When the Legislature appropriated much of Vermont’s $1.25 billion share of federal CARES Act funding last week, a $4 million line item to help the state’s antiquated unemployment insurance system make needed user interface improvements was no longer part of the spending plan — despite s …
  • Car crash leads to drug arrest
      PUTNEY — Troopers from the Vermont State Police Barracks in Westminster were dispatched to a reported one-vehicle crash around 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, where a vehicle had struck the guardrail on Interstate 91 southbound, near mile marker 23. Subsequent investigation determined that the operator …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Speed sign stolen in Peru
      © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The stolen sign is similar to this. Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering a speed sign stolen in Peru. According to a VSP press release, between June 23 and June 30 a Decatur solar-powered speed sign was stolen from Vermont Route 11 near …
  • Chester Planning Commission agenda for July 6
      The Chester Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020. Below is its agenda. It will be held via Zoom. To attend by phone, call (646) 558 8656 and enter the Meeting ID: ​810 2925 6359 # To attend online go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81029256359 Review min …
  • S. Vermont in a ‘crazy’ real estate sales boom
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Talk with any area Realtor about the current property market and one word that comes up nearly every time is “crazy.” Real estate sales in this part of Southern Vermont have heating up as the number of houses available – what Realtors call “invento …
  • Late night driver takes out Route 103 pole, power
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Chester Police, Fire and Ambulance were called for a crash that sheered off a utility pole along Rt. 103 south bringing down wires and stopping traffic. But when they arrived, they found an empty car. The car a …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for July 1
      The Chester Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 both at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. Town Hall attendance is limited to 25 people. To access the meeting through Zoom click https://zoom.us/join use Meeting ID: 829 4001 5210 or  click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82940015210 1. …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com

  • 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 …
  • CFD Called to Scene of Brush Fire Sunday
      CLAREMONT, NH–On Sunday, June 21, the Claremont Fire Department was dispatched to 111 Roberts Hill Road for a brush fire (on the east side Green Mountain). The alarm came in at 5:49 PM, and fire crews responded with Engine 1 and Brush 1. Initial crews arrived on scene at 5:59. Approximately one-half …
  • CFD Called to Kitchen Fire
      The CFD was able to quickly put out what was originally called an “out-of-control” kitchen fire at 25 Charlestown Rd. today, Sunday, preventing it from spreading to other parts of the house. All pets were accounted for and no injuries were reported. The Dept. used blowers in different sections of th …
  • CFD Called to 5th Residential Fire in Recent Weeks
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded yesterday, May 27, to a report of smoke in the building at 20 Stone Avenue. This was the fifth residential fire in recent weeks. Claremont Safety Services was dispatched at 6:44 p.m. Two Engines responded to the alarm; updates from the Emergency …
  • Road Work in Claremont Begins June 1st
      Work Will Require Short-Term Lane Closures during Non-Commuter Hours The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will commence roadway intersection improvements work on Monday, June 1, 2020, at the intersection of NH Route 11/103 and Bowen Street in Claremont. According to the NHDOT, this …


Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • Zuckerman, Gray Top Their Fields in Vermont Campaign Fundraising
      Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman raised more money in the last two and a half months than any of his rivals for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, according to reports filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State’s Office. Zuckerman collected $130,328 in donations between March 13 and June 28 — more th …
  • State Expert Disputes AG's Account of Pepper Spray Case Involving Cop
      A Vermont Police Academy employee who initially reviewed the evidence in a case involving a St. Albans cop says he never concluded that Joel Daugreilh was justified in using pepper spray on a shackled teenager in 2017. “My opinion at the time is the same as it is now,” Drew Bloom, director of admini …
  • Publisher's Note: Join the Facebook Ad Boycott
      Verizon Communications, Coca-Cola, the North Face, Levi Strauss & Co., Honda, the Hershey Company: Starting July 1, all of these global brands are pulling their ads from Facebook and Instagram.  More than 300 companies have signed on to the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, launched on June 17. Organize …
  • Winooski Man Charged After Alleged Racist Tirade at Post Office
      A white man faces criminal charges for unleashing what was described as a racist tirade against a white Winooski woman and her biracial daughter as they left the city’s post office last week. The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office accused Don Lindsay, 66, of Winooski, of disorderly conduct …
  • Fire Causes $1 Million in Damage at Burlington's Pearl Street Beverage
      An early morning three-alarm fire ripped through Burlington’s Pearl Street Beverage on Wednesday, badly damaging the liquor store and the adjacent business, Lakeside Pharmacy. Nearly 40 firefighters, both on duty and off, responded to the blaze, which was called in shortly after 2 a.m. The fire, at …


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

  • St. John Regional School honor roll, spring 2020
      The following St. John Regional School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter. Fourth grade honors: Cooper Albee, Ella Blanchette, Abigail Brown, Joshua Jabo, Daniella Quezada, Alyssa Rigo, Liam Ryan, Carter Shaver, Carolyn Towle, Lydia WellsFourth grade high honors: Emiliano.. …
  • Announcements July 1, 2020
      Volunteers needed N.H. Senior Companion volunteers are providing friendly check-in calls to older adults who are isolated and would benefit from regular connection to our friendly volunteers. Senior Companions call program participants once a week to check on their well-being and to report any conce …
  • Alternative open air concert
      Fiona Adams and Andie Reed, age 16, of Concord, played violin outside the dining room windows at Havenwood Nursing Home in Concord on June 23. The teenagers have been playing since they were 3. The nursing home residents, unable to receive guests inside the building due to COVID-19, enjoyed the conc …
  • Company gives away a new roof
      Royal and Eileen Page from Loudon were randomly selected for a home makeover offer from  Clear Choice Home Improvements with new roofing, windows, siding, gutters or bathroom products.The Pages have been working hard to remodel the entire house but the roof had presented an issue because of the cost …
  • So appreciative of displays of support
      A sincere thank you to all staff, faculty and families of St. Paul’s School. During the last three months, it’s been my pleasure to serve the staff and faculty of St. Paul’s. I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to all how have showed their support through their letters words and baked goods. …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • Coronavirus Update: 2 More New Hampshire Deaths; 20 New Cases
      NHPR is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in New Hampshire. Bookmark this page for the latest updates, including case numbers and other important news of the day. Click here for all of our COVID-19 coverage.
  • The Death Of A Graveyard: What’s Next For Blake Cemetery in Stark?
      Following the discovery of human remains on the failing river embankment below Blake Cemetery in Stark, the Attorney General’s Office told town officials to shore up the bank — or move the cemetery. But as NHPR’s Sean Hurley reports, either solution could bankrupt the small town. About a mile from …
  • N.H. Gamblers Relish The Chance To Bet On Hot Dog Eating Contest
      For the first time in New Hampshire history, gamblers will be able to legally wager on a competitive eating contest this weekend. DraftKings, which was selected by the state last year to operate both online and in-person sports wagering, will take bets on the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest. …
  • N.H. Consumer Advocate Wants Public Rulemaking On Plans To End COVID-19 Utility Shutoff Ban
      New Hampshire’s utility consumer advocate wants more transparency and public input on plans to lift the state’s ban on utility shutoffs this month. In a new emergency petition , ratepayer advocate Don Kreis says the state’s electric, water and gas utilities are reporting large swaths of customers wh …
  • USNH Expects to Spend Nearly $29M on COVID-Related Costs
      The University of New Hampshire, Granite State College, Plymouth State University and Keene State College expect to spend nearly $29 million next year on COVID-related expenses. USNH shared its financial forecast Wednesday with a legislative advisory board to the Governor’s Office For Emergency Reli …


Vermont state government
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