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The Walpolean
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  • Reminder – Historical Society Program – 4/26/19
      Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil War Through Folksong at the Walpole Town Hall The Hardtacks, a musical duo, will present Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil WarThrough Folksong at a Walpole Historical Society event on Friday, April 26, in the Walpole Town Hall at 7 pm. Woody Pringle …
  • Zoning Board Meeting Minutes – 4/17/19
      Present: Chair Jan Galloway Leclerc, Vice-Chair Myra Mansouri, Clerk Judy Trow, Tom Murray. Alternate: Bob Anderson. Absent: Pauline Barnes and alternate Don Sellarole.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the May 2019 meeting for corrections, additions a …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 4/9/19
                         Presiding Members: Jeffrey Miller, James Aldrich, Dennis Marcom, Jason Perron, Jeff Harrington, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative). Alternates: Jeff Colley, Joanna Andros. Jeff White came in a few minutes late.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and …
  • Hooper Joint Meeting – 4/15/19
      TOWN OF WALPOLE JOINT MEETING HOOPER TRUSTEES with HOOPER INSTITUTE BOARD APRIL 15, 2019   Hooper Trustees:  Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   Hooper Institute Board:  Becky Whippie; Karen Galloway,Marcia Galloway, Elaine Heleen    Guest:  Susan Wyckoff   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 4/11/19
        Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:45 PM.   HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – April 4, 2019:   Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hoop …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Vegetable gardening for everybody
      Vegetable gardening for everybody. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Get ready to spring into gardening! Join us at the Springfield Town Library, Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. for “Vegetable Gardening for Everybody” with Pattrice Jones. Vegetable gardening is an enjoyable and healthy outdoor activity th …
  • Where we come from, the Lisais of Russia
      From left to right, Lena, Larysa, Anthony, Leonard Lolik Lisai. Photo provided BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Join Ellen Howard at the Rockingham Library Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. as she traces the story of her grandparents’ emigration from what was then Russia during the early 20th century, their establis …
  • Friends of the Rockingham Library seeking plant donations
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Friends of the Rockingham Library are seeking donations for its annual plant sale coming up on May 11. Donations of houseplants, shrubs, bulbs, groundcover, perennials, flowering annuals, vegetables, fruits, and herbs are welcome. Any plant donation will be gladly accepted, as …
  • Senior Solutions volunteers and news
      REGION – The Townshend area has lost two volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers. If you’re interested in signing up to help, please contact Catherine Chavez, the kitchen nanager at West River Valley Cares, at 802-365-7190 x-109. Senior Solutions is sending three individuals to Seattle for training as PEA …
  • Vermont walleye fishing season opens Saturday, May 4
      Richard Levesque of Swanton, Vt. with the 14 pounds, 8.8 ounces Vermont state record walleye he caught in Lake Champlain in 2010. Photo by Bill Crenshaw REGION – The Vermont walleye fishing season will open Saturday, May 4, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. Vermo …


Valley News
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  • Toyota dealership granted green light from Claremont Planning Board 
      CLAREMONT — With only a few questions and one minor change, the Planning Board unanimously approved the site plan for a 28,700-square-foot Toyota dealership on Charlestown Road.McGee Toyota plans to build the new facility at 168 Charlestown Road — less than a half-mile south of its current location. …
  • Orford to hold special Town Meeting
      ORFORD — Orford officials will hold a special Town Meeting next month to ratify the results from Town Meeting in March.Orford Selectboard Chairman John Adams said the town made “a minor procedural error” when posting the annual meeting, so a special meeting is necessary to validate the results.The.. …
  • Royalton library renovations scheduled to start 2 years after vote
      ROYALTON — Renovating the Royalton Memorial Library has been a longtime coming. Come Monday, the wait will be over when construction workers break ground on the $737,500 project that had several hiccups since voters approved a bond in 2017.Workers will build a 1,500-square-foot addition and make sev …
  • Plainfield road partially washed away by flooding will take weeks to repair
      PLAINFIELD — A portion of the Connecticut riverbank off Route 12A in Plainfield washed out on Sunday afternoon, undercutting the integrity of the roadway near the intersection with River Road and plucking the guardrail from its soil.Nearly a dozen state Department of Transportation workers assessed. …
  • Sri Lankan military given sweeping powers after bombings
      COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s president gave the military sweeping police powers starting on Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the possibility of an attack by the radical Muslim gr …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Judge to reconsider home of late grandfather in Carman case
      The Associated PressCONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire probate judge is going to reconsider whether the court has jurisdiction over the estate of the millionaire grandfather of a Vermont man
  • Man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in drug case
      BURLINGTON — A Bellows Falls man who pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm is asking a federal court to reverse his plea
  • Green Meadow Farm eyed as wedding venue
      WILMINGTON — A Connecticut couple hopes to have Green Meadow Farm be the backdrop to the happiest day of some people’s lives. “They want to be able to host like half a dozen weddings during the
  • Rockingham plans paving projects
      BELLOWS FALLS — The “worst heavily-travelled road” in Rockingham will get some attention this summer. Pleasant Valley Road, which connects the village of Saxtons River to Route 103, will not …
  • Shippee's cause of death left blank
      VERNON — Vermont authorities are withholding the cause and manner of death for Derrick Shippee, the New Hampshire man who is the prime suspect in a double murder in Hinsdale, N.H., two weeks


Chester Telegraph
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  • Francie Bremer, 76, teacher, author, avid grandmother
      Frances Bremer Frances Winfield Bremer of Chevy Chase, Md. and Chester, Vt. passed away peacefully in her home on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.  Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1942, she grew up in St. Louis …
  • Community & Arts events: April 25-April 30
      For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.o …
  • Special Derry Select Board meeting for April 23
      The Select Board of Londonderry will meet in a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Visitors and Concerned Citizens 4. Personnel Matters a. Executive se …
  • Derry highway crew, Select Board discussion kicks off organizing of road work, maintenance
      The Londonderry Select Board meets with the town road crew to discuss organizational issues and efficiency. All photos by Bruce Frauman. By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board and the town’s three-person road crew agree in principal, but not yet in the details, …
  • Derry to put ‘No Parking’ signs on Lowell Lake Rd.
      By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town of Londonderry intends to place “No Parking” signs along Lowell Lake Road, Select Board chair Jim Ameden announced at the Tuesday, April 15 Select Board meeting. Select Board member George Mora said that once the lake’s parking lot is full, vi …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Round Passes Through Apartment Ceiling in Newport, Injuring Child; Arrest Made
      NEWPORT, NH—Newport Police Chief James  Burroughs reported this (Monday) morning that the Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call at 11:27 p.m. on April 14th from residents of 147 Laurel Street, advising that their 2-year-old daughter had been shot through the f …
  • Governor Talks Support for Local Projects During Visit to Arrowhead Monday
      By Eric Zengota and Phyllis A. Muzeroll CLAREMONT, NH—Three State-funded projects that would benefit the City of Claremont are in danger of disappearing. The governor’s budget, which included funding through the use of surplus State money in House Bill 2, earmarked money for energy-efficient upgrade …
  • Springfield Hospital Announces New Emergency Department Provider
      SPRINGFIELD, VT –– Springfield Hospital’s contract with BlueWater Emergency Partners of Brunswick, ME, begins April 9th, 2019. This new contract, first announced last October, ensures access to a vital community service and provides the Emergency Department with a board-certified doctor, nurse pract …
  • Honoring The Convoy…
      A memorial created at the Rock of Ages, Barre, VT, commemorating the workers of 9/11 was transported down I-91 Friday afternoon on its way to the 9/11 Memorial site in NYC. Fire depts. gathered at overpasses to pay respect and acknowledge the convoy as it passed through the area; this photo, courtes …
  • Claremont House Deemed Total Loss Following Fire
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to a reported building fire at a single-family home located at the address of 21 Holly Hill Road Thursday afternoon. The call was dispatched by Claremont Safety Services Dispatch Center at 1:14 p.m. First arriving engine was on scene at 1:23 p.m. …


Seven Days
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  • Join Us At The Seven Days House Party
      Find out everything you need to know before buying a home — from loan pre-approval to closing at this meet-up for first-time home buyers. Monday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. (Workshop starts promptly at 6 p.m.) Bevo, 70 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester RSVP required (see below) Special guests include: Daniel N. F …
  • Barfly: Otter Creek Brewing Pub Pairs Suds With Smoke
      Driving home up Route 7 from southern Vermont several weeks ago, my husband and I became a little peckish right around Middlebury. But where to go for a bite — and, possibly, a sip — on a Sunday afternoon at around three? One of us is a food writer and the other is not, but the latter gets full cred …
  • Burlington Farmers Market Prepares to Move to Pine Street
      Long a downtown institution, the Burlington Farmers Market is preparing to move to its new home in a South End parking lot. The summer market will open at the same time on May 11 but in a different place as City Hall Park, the market’s home for nearly four decades, will soon close for a two-year ren …
  • Koch-Supported Entity Helped Fund Controversial Speaker at Middlebury
      A Virginia-based think tank heavily funded by billionaire Charles Koch is among the financial backers of a Middlebury College lecture series that reignited an intense debate about campus free speech this week. Middlebury’s Alexander Hamilton Forum was to host a public talk by conservative Polish pol …
  • Dining on a Dime: Maxi's Restaurant
      In the half hour that I sat at the lunch counter at Maxi’s Restaurant in Waterbury, I went from being called “sweetie” to “sweet pea.” To top it off, the waitress who brightened my day with these easy-flowing endearments was named Angie! (If there’s a better song than “Angie,” I can’t think of it ri …


Concord Monitor
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  • Police: Children approached by stranger in Sutton, Claremont
      Police in Sutton are asking people in the area to keep an eye out for anything “out of the ordinary or suspicious” after two children were reportedly approached by a stranger last week.Police say a boy in Claremont was at the end of his driveway in the evening last Thursday when a black Dodge Dart.. …
  • Man accused of seriously injuring Concord officers during arrest
      A Concord man repeatedly released on bail conditions, including following a recent drug raid on Rollins Street, was back in court Tuesday for assaulting three police officers who attempted to arrest him after he twice stood in busy driving lanes downtown.Christopher Holland, 22, is accused of seriou …
  • City seeks public’s input on plan to use 100% renewable energy by 2050
      The city’s Energy and Environment Committee is crafting a strategic plan to make Concord operate on 100% renewable energy by 2050 and is asking for the public’s input.The committee was charged with developing a plan after the city council passed a resolution in July setting a goal for the city to op …
  • Coe-Brown student wins Congressional Art Competition
      A student at New Hampshire’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy has won her district’s Congressional Art Competition.Fiona O’Shea painting, titled “Noah’s Flood,” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol, and she has been invited to attend a reception in June to view it in person.New Hampshire U.S. Rep. Annie …
  • Swole, buzzy, among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary
      Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through a man-made disaster th …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • Marijuana Critics Seek to Derail Legalization Bill As N.H. Senate Takes It Up
      Critics of marijuana are trying to derail a legalization bill in New Hampshire by questioning the costs of legalization in other states. They spoke out today as a Senate committee held its first hearing on the bill . Sen. Bob Giuda, a Warren Republican, rallied opponents before promising he would le …
  • Harris Calls for Action on Gun Violence: 'We Are Not Waiting For Another Tragedy'
      During a stop in Keene on Tuesday, Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris laid out a plan she says will reduce gun violence in America. The California senator told a crowd at Keene State College that if elected, she would give Congress 100 days to enact “reasonable gun safety laws.” Without …
  • Judge to Reconsider Home of Late Grandfather in Boater Case
      A New Hampshire probate judge is going to reconsider whether he has jurisdiction over the estate of the millionaire grandfather of a Vermont man accused by relatives of shooting him to death in Connecticut in 2013. Earlier this month Nathan Carman, of Vernon, Vermont, argued in court documents that …
  • Lights, Camera, Town Hall: Behind The Scenes At Made-For-TV Take On N.H. Tradition
      The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College played host Monday night to a televised forum with a few 2020 presidential candidates: Five Democrats, over five hours, in front of 500 or so college students. NHPR’s Todd Bookman reports on how this made-for-TV take on a New Hampshire tr …
  • Legislators Take Up Boat Ramps, Swimming and Invasive Species Bills
      State legislators will vote in committee Tuesday on a handful of bills expanding recreational access and funding for public waters. One bill up for a vote in the House Fish & Game committee would set up a pilot program to allow swimming at five water bodies with public boat ramps. The proposal stems …


Vermont state government
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Local & Regional News Sources Without Feeds
· Walpole Clarion
· Westminster Gazette
· The Commons
· Eagle Times
· Keene Sentinel Source
· Rutland Herald
· Nashua Telegraph
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