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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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  • March 21, Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Third Thursdays @ 33: Matt Seiple + short sets
      Matt Seiple returns to the Stage 33 Live listening room on Thursday, March 21 with Carl Goulet, Jack Eppington, and others opening with short sets. Matt’s played his way around America for more than three decades, from the streets of San Francisco and the cafes of New York City to the clubs of New Orleans and the honky-tonks of Nashville. He performs original, gritty, roots-based Americana in the rough-cut and lyrically rich traditions of artists like Hank Williams, Lightning Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine. This listening event will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. Doors open at 5, music starts at 6 on Thursday, March 21. Stage 33 Live is at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space. $5 donation suggested. More information online at stage33live.com
  • March 23, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH <br /> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: A Cardboard and Duct Tape Spectacular
       (Saturday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., Main Theatre). For over two decades, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has reimagined classic American circus traditions with a unique contemporary twist to create a vibrant culture for American variety arts. Clowns, jugglers, aerialists and acrobatics will thrill audiences of all ages. Follow the Bindlestiffs as they turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and discover that some cardboard, duct tape, and creativity is all that is needed to find delight!
  • March 23, Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls, VT <br /> Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza
      Singer-songwriters Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza will co-headline a limited-seating concert at the Stage 33 Live listening room on Saturday March 23. Carolann Solebello was a founding member of folk trio Red Molly. She tours as a solo artist and with the modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Joe Iadanza’s raw and honest voice echoes Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens. These kindred spirits and longtime friends are a yin and yang of performing songwriters. This split-bill listening event will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. Doors open at 7, music starts at 8 on Saturday, March 23. Stage 33 Live is at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space. Seating is limited. Early bird tickets and more information online at stage33live.com
  • March 23, Claremont Opera House, Claremont, NH <br /> New England’s Juston McKinney returns to the Claremont Opera House
      New England’s Juston McKinney returns to the Claremont Opera House Saturday, March 23, 8pm, with lots of new material!! It’s been a busy year for Juston having just filmed a Showtime Special with Rob Gronkowski, “Unsportsmanlike Comedy”, performed at the TD Garden with Denis Leary & Jimmy Fallon as part of “Comics Come Home”, and shot his new special “Parentally Challenged”. Juston is consistently selling out theaters, has two Comedy Central Specials, both; a one-hour and half-hour, multiple appearances on the Tonight Show, and on Conan O’Brien, but there’s no place like home! When NH magazine named him “Best of NH” they wrote, “The Granite State may have more famous comedians than you can shake a stick at (Seth Meyers, Sarah Silverman and Adam Sandler to name a few) but no one really “gets” New England humor like Juston McKinney.” His Youtube/facebook channels have millions of views, which include NH favorites such as “Clark’s Trading Post”, “Live Free or Die” and “Live Freeze then Die!”. Juston was born in Portsmouth and he currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two children and two dogs. Tickets can be purchased online at www.claremontoperhouse.org where you have the option to print at home, by phone at 603-542-4433 or in person at the Opera House Box office in City Hall Complex at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH.
  • March 28, Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH <br /> Alexander Davis Dance
      
    • (Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre). Keene State College alumnus and award-winning Boston dance and fiber artist Alex Davis ‘14 explores the intersections between dance, comedy and fiber arts in his work with Alexander Davis Dance (ADD). Drawing from pop culture and the everyday, his performances display the innate theatricality and universality of the human experience. ADD is a platform for collaboration and exchange with audiences. Davis was in residence from September 24-26, 2018 for campus engagement and creative research. Accompanying ADD’s performance is a fiber art installation that will feature Davis’ own fiber art along with local fiber artists’ pieces. ADD will perform three works in the spring, including a new duet featuring acclaimed dance artist Peter DiMuro and a piece exploring themes of identity, featuring material generated with Keene State College students.


The Walpolean
thewalpolean.org

  • Public Hearing – 4/16/19
        **NOTICE**   On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 The Walpole Selectboard will be holding a Public Hearing at 6:00 pm Regarding the Special Town Meeting Explanation at the Walpole Town Hall …
  • Nice Article
      Thank you to Tom Goins for sharing this great article about Ken Burns, Burdick’s Restaurant and our wonderful town. If you are not a subscriber to Travel and Leisure that had already sent the article, I recommend that you check this out! – Lil https://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/ken-burns-re …
  • Easter Egg Hunt – 4/20/10
                                  SPONSORED BY WALPOLE CUB SCOUT PACK 299          WHEN : SATURDAY APRIL 20TH , 2019          WHERE : WALPOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LAWN          TIME : STARTS PROMPTLY AT 10:00am AND GOES TILL ALL EGGS                     ARE FOUND          AGES : ALL AGES THUR GRADE 5        …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 3/12/19
      Presiding Members: Jeffrey Miller, Chair, Robert Miller, Vice-Chair, James Aldrich, Secretary, Dennis Marcom, Jeff White, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio. Alternates: Joanna Andros, Jeff Colley. Absent: Jason Perron.   Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be re …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/7/19
      Selectboard Present:Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and welcomed everyone.  She advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify …


Eagle Times
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Vermont Journal / Shopper
vermontjournal.com

  • An exploration of bodywork
      Bodywork addresses areas where day to day people are holding onto physical pain. Stock photo REGION – Over the years, I have become fascinated by how the human body moves and adjusts to outside and internal influences. Day after day, our bodies find ways to continue to move despite injury, poor eati …
  • Nitka’s notes from the Statehouse, March 15, 2019
      Dear Editor, While many innovative changes are taking place around our state one can look out of the Statehouse front windows and see the tall ancient smokestack that has served the capital complex for generations. Cord wood, oil, and wood chips were burned in the old boiler with the material coming …
  • A letter from the Chester-Andover Family Center
      Dear Editor, The Chester-Andover Family Center’s Election Day Bake Sale Tuesday, March 5, was a great success! We wish to thank everyone who stopped by after voting and either purchased baked goods or just made a donation. The center is 100 percent volunteer with no paid staff. Funds raised through …
  • AARP Smart Driver Course at Neighborhood Connections
      LONDONDERRY, Vt. – On March 22, from 12-4 p.m., at Neighborhood Connections, AARP offers a Smart Driver Course, an educational program which, upon completion, may make you eligible for an auto insurance discount. Because driving has changed since you first got your license, this session aims to give …
  • Whiting Library hosts AARP Fraud Watch
      CHESTER, Vt. – The Whiting Library, in cooperation with AARP Vermont’s Fraud Watch Network, will host a timely presentation, “Scams, Fraud and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You,” at 117 Main Street, Chester, Vt., Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m. The program will identify the current scams and …


Valley News
vnews.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

  • Vermont State Police to hold community meeting on quality-of-life crimes
      TUNBRIDGE — Vermont State Police troopers serving the White River Valley will hold a public meeting on Thursday night to introduce a new policing initiative aimed at reducing so-called quality-of-life crimes. Residents from Bethel, Chelsea, Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge are invited to th …
  • Bethel man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault charge
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 50-year-old Bethel man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say he fired a gun at a man in December. No one was injured.Richard Boles also entered a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge during.. …
  • N.H. House votes to pass firearms waiting period, background checks
      CONCORD — The New Hampshire House approved several bills Tuesday aimed at tightening the rules on gun purchases in the state, a dramatic shift in a state known to have some of the least restrictive laws in the country.Supporters in the Democratically-controlled body voted 199-147 in favor of a bill. …
  • Hanover-area residents can rescan televisions to find new home of PBS
      HANOVER —  Hanover-area residents who watched New Hampshire PBS over-the-air, rather than through cable or a dish, can now rescan their television sets to pick up its new channel assignment.What had been NH PBS on Channel 50 has now been reassigned to Channel 36 due to a new frequency mandate from.. …
  • Grant to fund recovery coaches at Valley Regional Hospital
      CLAREMONT — A $65,731 grant will fund two recovery coaches in the Valley Regional Hospital emergency department.The program, which will assist people with substance abuse, addiction issues and related behavioral health needs, will enable VRH to work with the Center for Recovery Resources in Claremon …


Keene Sentinel Source
sentinelsource.com (Five-article monthly paywall)

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

  • Wright to seek reelection as village president
      BELLOWS FALLS — Bellows Falls Village President Deborah Wright is running for a second, one-year term. The annual Village Meeting isn’t for two months, but the municipal office on Monday …
  • Photos: Honoring Vietnam veterans
      KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMERRobert Burke, director of the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs, at right, gives a pin to Dick Clark and other Vietnam veterans to honor them for their …
  • 'A face to addiction' offers hope
      BRATTLEBORO — Having raised three grandchildren while watching her own children battle with drug addiction, Susan Avery knows how families are being ripped apart by the opioid epidemic. “Left
  • Meeting to discuss future of old town office
      CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — A plan to sell the old Town Office building to a local artist for $1 has fallen through, but the wrecking ball has not yet been scheduled.On Thursday night, at 5 p.m., in
  • Canal Street drug bust nets cocaine, pot
      BRATTLEBORO — Two New Jersey men were arrested Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. after the Vermont Drug Task Force served a search warrant on an apartment building at 149 Canal St.According to a press


Springfield VT News
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  • Local news journalism legend Barney Crosier passes at age 96
      He started working for the Rutland Herald as a news reporter for the Springfield area in 1957. Then became Windsor County Bureau Chief and stayed in that position until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he continued his affiliation with the Rutland Herald, doing free-lance writing as a column …
  • The tradition continues: the 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is underway!
      The 63rd Apple Blossom Cotillion is almost four months away, but the hard work for its participants began on Sunday, Jan. 6, at Riverside Gymnasium in Springfield and will continue every Sunday until the big night on May 4. www.eagletimes.com
  • Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty program a success
      Rebecca Durant receives a prize from staff at The Springfield Food Co-Op, one of many businesses that participated in a new shop-in-Springfield incentive program organized for the holiday shopping season. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 33 businesses that partici …
  • Springfield Medical Care Systems announces interim leadership team
      Michael Halstead Joshua Dufresne Wayne Sholz Springfield Medical Care Systems’ Board of Directors has appointed three interim leaders as the system attempts to find its way out of a difficult financial position. Michael J. Halstead, MBA, has been appointed interim chief executive officer for Springf …
  • HCRS names two new members to board of directors
      Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced Wednesday that it has elected Michelle Bos-Lun and Stephen Greene to its board of directors. Both new members bring a wealth of knowledge of mental health and substance abuse services to …


Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Weston board eyes road paving, inventory
      By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Roads were the main topic of discussion at the Tuesday, March 12 Weston Select Board meeting. Barry Hart hopes to build a driveway and home on a Class 4 road. All photos from GNAT-TV. Vice Chair Jim Linville said there are a “ton of moving parts” when …
  • Preston Mansfield, 26, remembered for his jovial spirit, loyalty to friends, family
      Preston Robert Mansfield of Rockingham, Vt., passed away due to complications from an ongoing illness on Feb. 25, 2019. He was surrounded by his whole family and so much love at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was 26 years old. Preston was born April 26, 1993 in Essex, Mass. He attended Green …
  • GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest
      Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Click art to enlarge Chloe’s poste …
  • South Derry fire cause called ‘undetermined’
      © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Winhall Hollow Road fire as first trucks arrive. Photo by Judy Cobb The cause of Thursday’s explosion and fire on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry has been classified as “undetermined,” following an “origin and cause investigation” by the Vermont Vermont State Polic …
  • Explosion, fire destroy guest house at South Derry compound
      Shortly after the explosion on Winhall Hollow Road, the building was engulfed in flames. Photo by Judy Cobb. By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Doug Stevens had just backed his truck into the sugar house on Winhall Hollow Road in Londonderry when one of several buildings on the prope …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
etickernewsofclaremont.com

  • Plea and Sentencing of Former Claremont Police Officer Mark Burch Announced
      CONCORD, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald has announced that Mark Burch, age 32, of Claremont, NH, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today, March 14, in the Sullivan County Superior Court on one class A misdemeanor charge of unsworn falsification. According to the State Attorney General’s of …
  • Claremont Election Results
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  • Newport School District Passes Operating Budget and 3-year Teacher Agreement
      The Newport School District Warrant was voted upon today, March 12; 1245 citizens cast votes at the Newport Opera House between 8 am to 7 pm. This was the largest voter turnout for a School Budget vote on record, said Superintendent Cindy Gallagher.   The District elected Linda Wadensten and Russell …
  • SAU 6 Announces Choice for New Superintendent
      The SAU 6 Board made the following announcement Saturday night: SAU 6, following its Board Meeting this past Thursday, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Tempesta as the next Superintendent of Schools, to take the helm on July 1, 2019. Michael Tempesta is presently the Executive Direc …
  • Claremont Singer’s “American Idol” Audition to Air March 17
      By Phyllis A. Muzeroll CLAREMONT, NH—Area fans, and even those who are not regular viewers, of “American Idol” will have an extra reason to tune into the program on Sunday, March 17: Claremont resident and singer Evelyn Cormier will be auditioning before this season’s star-studded panel of judges. C …


Rutland Herald
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Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • Montpeculiar: Legislators Pour Over Vermont's Happy Hour Ban
      A bill to lift Vermont’s prohibition on happy hour received a spirited response from legislators Tuesday. The oft-debated idea of allowing restaurants, bars and breweries to sell discounted booze for up to two hours a day had some legislators downright tipsy with anticipation. “How about a field tri …
  • Businesses Fret as Delays Extend Construction on St. Paul Street
      Construction will continue through the summer on a downtown stretch of St. Paul Street after a series of delays on a road improvement project, meaning the road will be closed. Business owners, who have tolerated construction in the area for years, are worried about having no traffic on St. Paul from …
  • Bandwagon Preview: UVM vs. Florida State
      Put on your dancin’ shoes, Cats fans. Saturday, the University of Vermont men’s basketball team earned a ticket to the Big Dance, aka the NCAA Division 1 tournament, by dominating the University of Maryland Baltimore County Saturday in the America East conference finals. As an added bonus, in doing …
  • Sanders Campaign Says It's Led By Women
      The bros, it seems, are no longer in charge. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign said Tuesday that women now make up 70 percent of its national leadership team. It announced 15 new and newish hires for senior positions, including 10 women and at least four people of color. The news, f …
  • Hotel Bar the Copper Grouse Welcomes Drinkers and Diners in Manchester
      About halfway through my late Saturday lunch a few weeks ago at the Copper Grouse in Manchester, the host asked if I’d mind scooting down the bar to open up a pair of seats beside me. Although it had been relatively quiet when I first walked into the restaurant at the Taconic Hotel just before 2 p.m …


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

  • Teachers’ union, residents question new assistant principal proposal
      Concord’s teacher union isn’t ready to say goodbye to any of the district’s special education coordinators without a fight.District administrators have proposed adding five new assistant principals at the elementary schools that would replace 2.5 part-time special education coordinators positions ne …
  • Regal Auction Services to hold first sale in new Penacook location next week
      If you’re looking for hardwood floors made from Brazillian cherry, a brand-new stove, or a government-made generator, you might want to head to the old Beede Electrical Instruments building next weekend.After more than 30 years of business, Regal Auction Services is moving from Franklin to Penacook, …
  • Exit 17E over I-93 to close for six weeks for repair
      It will take six weeks to fix the bridge at Exit 17 over Interstate 93 that was hit by an errant dump truck last week.According to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, one of the steel beams that hold up the Route 4 (Hoit Road) bridge over the interstate will undergo a process known as he …
  • Border wall could grab $200M from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
      The Defense Department’s list of projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s wall at the southern border includes more than $200 million of projects that are aimed at making Portsmouth Naval Shipyard more efficient in refueling and overhauling nuclear-powered submarines.Projects that …
  • Limits on plastic straws, bags pass N.H. House
      Plastic would be less plentiful when it comes to both sipping and shopping in New Hampshire under two bills passed by House lawmakers.The House voted Tuesday to prohibit restaurants from providing plastic straws to customers unless customers specifically request them. It also passed a bill to prohib …


WCAX
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VPR
vpr.net

  • Holvino: Hypervisibility
      As a Latina Vermonter, I can relate to the super visibility Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted since she became a congresswoman. The awkward images, memes and constant coverage suggest that her youth, beauty, intelligence, and perhaps most of all, her ethnicity, are the wrong combination for the …
  • Honing The Fine Art Of Storytelling
      Everyone has interesting things happen to them – at least once in a while – but not everyone knows how to tell a good story about their experiences. Susanne Schmidt is someone who does. She’s a storyteller and regional producer of The Moth , which puts on storytelling events across the country.
  • March Madness: UVM Men's Basketball To Play First-Round Game In Connecticut Vs. FSU
      The University of Vermont’s men’s basketball team is set to face Florida State University in the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. The Catamounts are set to tip off at 2 p.m. Thursday at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Drawing Inspiration: 'Vermont Edition' Gets Graphic With Cartoonists
      A special Vermont Edition collects interviews with cartoonists and graphic novel creators, showcasing local work in the unique art form that presents novel-length stories in a comic strip format. It’s a combination of words and images that doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects: these Vermont cart …
  • The Battle Against Vermont's Plentiful Potholes
      A rough winter for roads throughout the state means potholes are plentiful and making for some bone-rattling car rides. Experts from the Agency of Transportation join Vermont Edition to talk about how potholes form, how they’re fixed and how they can be prevented.


NHPR
nhpr.org

  • N.H. House Votes For Waiting Periods, Background Checks on Guns
      The New Hampshire House approved several bills Tuesday aimed at tightening the rules on gun purchases in the state, a dramatic shift in a state known to have some of the least restrictive laws in the country. Supporters in the Democratically-controlled body voted 199-147 in favor of a bill that woul …
  • Who Will Be The Next Poet Laureate of N.H. Amid Nomination Controversy?
      Selecting the next Poet Laureate of New Hampshire usually comes with little controversy. But that is not the case this year. The selection committee, which traditionally recommends the next poet laureate, recently nominated poet Jennifer Monitello. For the first time, the governor has disregarded th …
  • N.H. Egg Company Faces Lawsuit Backed By PETA
      Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, based in Monroe, New Hampshire, is facing a lawsuit backed by PETA, the animal rights organization. The four plaintiffs in the suit, filed in a New York federal court earlier this month, are consumers who claim they were misled by the company’s marketing. The lawsuit t …
  • $200 M in Cuts Identified at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
      The Defense Department’s list of projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall includes more than $200 million at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard . Projects that could be slashed include $110 million for dry dock improvements, $62 million for a consolidated paint, blast and rubbe …
  • Sports Betting Bill Passes N.H. House
      New Hampshire is a step closer to allowing betting on sports. A plan to authorize up to 10 sites for sports betting easily cleared the New Hampshire House on Tuesday.


Vermont state government
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