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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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  • May 11, via Zoom link, Web – Caregiver Support Group
      Brattleboro Area Hospice offers a Caregiver Support Group that meets through Zoom video or phone conference on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 1pm – 2:30 PM. Whether you are a family, personal, or professional caregiver, caring for someone with a serious or terminal illness is a gift of …
  • June 8, via Zoom link, Web – Caregiver Support Group
      Brattleboro Area Hospice offers a Caregiver Support Group that meets through Zoom video or phone conference on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 1pm – 2:30 PM. Whether you are a family, personal, or professional caregiver, caring for someone with a serious or terminal illness is a gift of …
  • September 28, Online, Online – Connecticut River Speaker Series: A History of the Connecticut
      2021 Connecticut River Speaker Series explores the watershed in NH and VT. Remaining talks in The Riverwide speaker series include: SEPTEMBER 28 A History of the Connecticut NOVEMBER 23 Water Quality & Green Infrastructure All talks are on Tuesdays at 6pm. Register or find out more at www.crjc.org C …
  • September 2, Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT – Food Truck Roundup at Retreat Farm
      Retreat Farm’s Thursday evening Food Truck Roundup runs each Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm from July 1st until September 2nd. Local food, craft brews, lawn games, and live music draw people of all ages and backgrounds. To reduce wait times and lines, Retreat Farm will encourage vendors to use mob …
  • August 19, Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT – Food Truck Roundup at Retreat Farm
      Retreat Farm’s Thursday evening Food Truck Roundup runs each Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm from July 1st until September 2nd. Local food, craft brews, lawn games, and live music draw people of all ages and backgrounds. To reduce wait times and lines, Retreat Farm will encourage vendors to use mob …


The Walpolean
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  • Reminder of Rummage Sale
      

    Congregational Church Rummage/Yard Food Sale is next Saturday from 9 to 2. Drop off begins tomorrow from 9 to 12. You can also drop off on Tuesday from 9 to 12 and Wednesday from 3 to 6. Please don’t drop items off at other times.

  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/29/21
      Selectboard Present:      Cheryl Mayberry; 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. Jodi Daigle, Wa …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/22/21
      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 …
  • Kudos Kara and all!
      THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who came out Sunday to clean a two mile section of Route 12, from South Street to the pull offs at Fanny Mason Forest. The group filled 86 bags and collected 1,096 lbs of litter! We filled a trailer! That is amazing!!! Great job!!! Thank you to our litter picker extraor …
  • Selectboard Meeting Agenda – 5/6/21
      Starting at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Visit walpolenh.us -Town News for access info SELECTBOARD MEETING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE• Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $129,803.76 for checks issued 5/7/21 PAYROLL• Payroll Register totaling $29,547.34 dated 5/7/21 and the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer of …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • May Festival returns to the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse
      May Festival at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Springfield. Photo provided SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – We are pleased to be able to carefully plan gathering again for the 9th May Festival at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on 21 Fairground Rd. in Springfield. Mark your calendars for May 2 …
  • Green Mountain Conservation Camp “work-cation” weekends
      Vermont Fish & Wildlife is asking for volunteers to help at its conservation camp work weekends. Photo by Alison Thomas, Vermont Fish & Wildlife REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to join them for fun-filled weekends to get the camps ready for the 2021 season. …
  • Sen. Sanders “Meme” sales support greater access to dental care
      Sen. Sanders donated $1.8 million to charities that support Vermonters. Photo provided MONTPELIER, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $1.8 million for Vermont charities, including Bi-State Primary Care Association, with the sale of merchandise bearing the image of him sitting at President Biden’s Inau …
  • Springfield Town Library “Find a Job That Fits” workshop
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m., join the Springfield Town Library and Vermont Works for Women for a webinar called “Find a Job That Fits” workshop. Has Covid-19 thrown a wrench in your career plans? Do you need to make a change but you’re not sure where to start? In this workshop, …
  • Windsor County brings in 604 pounds of unwanted medications
      WINDSOR COUNTY – On April 24, 2021 Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with local and state police, again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, resulting in 604 pounds of disposed medications collected throughout Windsor County for incineration. “Take …


Valley News
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  • Twin State delegation hails earmarks’ Leahy-led return to Congress
      SHARON — Twin State lawmakers are touting the return of earmarks as a tool that will help Congress direct aid to local communities that may otherwise struggle to fund priorities.Earmarks, or home-state projects inserted into spending bills, were banned a decade ago when Republicans took control of.. …
  • Hypertherm signs pledges to foster inclusivity in its workforce
      HANOVER — Manufacturer Hypertherm, marking out diversity in the workplace and implicit biases among managers as top priorities at the company, has signed a pair of pledges committing to be more inclusive in both hiring and advancement of current employees.The move puts Hypertherm among the vanguard. …
  • Bottom Line: Whiskey meets glass as WhistlePig and Simon Pearce team up for restaurant, tasting room
      Two familiar Vermont names are getting a cozy place together in Quechee.Glassmaker and restaurant operator Simon Pearce and craft distiller WhistlePig are joining forces in the reopening of the Parker House tavern, which Simon Pearce purchased last year just before the pandemic struck and shuttered. …
  • Years after a building fire in Fairlee, volunteers are turning the site into park
      FAIRLEE — Fourteen years after the Colby Block burned down, the plot of land on Main Street is being turned into a park.On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the nearly half-acre gravel-and-grass lot across the street from Chapman’s Store to plant flowers, paint picnic tables and spread mulch, among.. …
  • Jim Kenyon: A tangled path leads to a new calling
      Ten years ago, Sophia Green came to this country in search of a better life. It’s meant scrubbing motel room toilets, emptying hospital bed pans and working as a machine operator at a laundry plant, sometimes walking home to her Lebanon apartment after midnight only to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to begin. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Firearms reported stolen from Bartonsville home
      © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC A burglar made off with a small arsenal of guns in a burglary in Bartonsville on Friday, according to state police. In a press release Saturday, Vermont State Police said that Richard Shaw of Lower Bartonsville Road reported that 15 guns of various models and calibers …
  • Health Dept. opens walk-in vaxx clinics to out-of-staters working in Vermont
      Image by LuAnn Hunt from Pixabay/Illustration by The Chester Telegraph. © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Vermont health officials announced that registration is now open, with walk-in opportunities available, to anyone who lives out of state but works in Vermont, regardless of their occupation. Human …
  • Londonderry Select Board agenda for May 10
      The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10. The meeting will be held remotely on Zoom. To access online, click here. Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 862 8517 3463). Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Organizatio …
  • Chester Development Review Board agenda for May 10
      The Development Review Board for the town of Chester will meet for two site visits beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, followed by its regular meeting. To join the meeting by Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda 5 p.m. Site Visit, 397 Peck Road 5:30 p.m. Site Visit, 230 Main St., rear of Brooksi …
  • Weston board mulls May 25 Town Meeting
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC While the Weston Select Board decided on Tuesday, May 25  for its annual meeting back in January and voted to warn the meeting for that date back on March 23, there seemed to be a fair amount of confusion around the event at last Tuesday’s regular …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • DEA New England Announces 20th Take Back Day
      CONCORD, NH – This weekend the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will once again conduct one of its most popular community programs:  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, April 24, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the public can dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescrip …
  • Names of Troopers Released in Claremont Shooting Case
      Concord, NH – On Monday, Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young released the names of the New Hampshire State Police Troopers involved in the incident that took place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Claremont in which Jeffrey Ely (age 40) was shot and killed following an exchange of gunfire. Intervi …
  • 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 …


Seven Days
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  • In Wake of Koffee Kup's Closure, Massachusetts Company Eyes Vermont Expansion
      Updated May 8, 2021. A Massachusetts baking company appears to be interested in filling the void left by Koffee Kup Bakery’s sudden closure late last month, receiving approval this week to participate in a state program that promises payments in exchange for job creation. East Baking Company, which …
  • Burlington-Area Bike Share Company Launches New Electric Fleet
      A multi-year effort to expand and electrify a bike-sharing system in the Burlington area is getting a boost. On Friday, Greenride Bikeshare announced that it had completed its long-awaited goal of replacing its 105 pedal bikes with 200 electric-assist ones in an effort to make the pay-as-you-go syst …
  • Vermont Colleges and Universities Announce Vaccine Requirements
      As Vermont colleges and universities weigh reopening procedures for next fall, some institutions have already issued guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees. On Thursday, Champlain College in Burlington announced that it would require all students to be fully vaccinated before t …
  • Obituary: Tony Markellis, 1952-2021
      Trey Anastasio Band bassist was a mainstay on the Burlington music scene for more than 45 years Tony Markellis, one of our community’s most talented, respected and beloved musicians, passed away in his sleep on April 29, at the all-too-early age of 68. Tony’s talent on the bass was eclipsed only by …
  • Stuck in Vermont: Alison Bechdel Shares 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength'
      In her new graphic novel, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel documents her lifelong obsession with fitness. Eva visited Alison at her home near Bolton to hear about the book and see some of her cartoon panels come to life. Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s new gra …


Concord Monitor
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  • Vintage Views: Making an unusual friend
      We live in a world today where our pets are simply family members. We seek them when they are young, or adopt them when they are older. We provide some very interesting names and nurture them through their years with a deep love and affection.Some people enjoy pets that are easy to take care of, pet …
  • Businesses can make own mask rules despite mandate ending
      Local chambers of commerce are urging patrons to respect the wishes of local businesses that are continuing with mask mandates even after the state’s mandate expired on April 16.Nonie’s Restaurant and Bakery owner Greg Smith said he hadn’t noticed an increase in unmasked patrons since the statewide. …
  • Ground broken on Franklin’s Mill City Park, a future whitewater destination
      When Marty Parichand was 16, his father took him white-water rafting on the Penobscot River in Maine.“As we were carrying our boat to put in, I saw someone in a white-water kayak doing tricks in the water right in front of me,” Parichand said. “And immediately, I said, ‘I want to do that.’”He and hi …
  • Duckler: Controversial statue stands as an example of our nation’s past and our pursuit of truth
      April’s monthly meeting was cordial by all accounts.All 13 members of The Hannah Duston Advisory Committee participated, seeking the truth about the granite figure standing under Route 4 in Boscawen. Or at least admitting that no one really knows what happened in 1697.Denise and Pauline Pouliot, rep …
  • Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal
      President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days in office, according to new survey data, but the share of students choosing to return has continued to lag far behind.The survey, conducted in March by the Educat …


WCAX
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  • Middlebury man shot twice by 20-year-old
      MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – A shooting in Middlebury has sent one young man to the hospital and another to jail.Police say around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, they arrested Dominick Ekroos, 20, of Middlebury for attempted murder.Ekroos is accused of firing two shots from a semiautomatic handgun through an apart …
  • Pride Center of Vermont hosts TransPlant Plant Sale
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Live music, plants, and fun were available for everyone to enjoy at the Pride Center of Vermont on Saturday.After a several-year hiatus, the TransPlant Plant Sale made a triumphant return to downtown Burlington Saturday afternoon. We’re told the plant sale has returned for g …
  • Martha’s Community Kitchen hosts 6th Empty Bowls fundraiser
      ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) – Tons of community members turned out in St. Albans on Saturday to support Martha’s Community Kitchen.Saturday marked their 6th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly back to the kitchen to help feed the food insecure.For this event, loc …
  • Vaccination blitz in Vermont this weekend
      CASTLETON, Vt. (WCAX) – The state is working to put COVID19 shots in as many people as possible this weekend.Castleton University in Rutland County was one of at least three clinics hosted across the state Saturday, including Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven.Th …
  • New Hampshire eliminates indoor, outdoor capacity limits
      LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) – Starting this weekend, Granite Staters can gather with as many people as they want, inside or out.That includes bars and restaurants. The change comes as about a third of New Hampshire’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated.While the loosening of restrictions is welco …


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