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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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  • January 19, St Charles Education Center, Bellows Falls, VT – Take Off Pounds Sensibly
      TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly – is a nonjudgmental, affordable, and supportive weight loss group. The first visit is free. COVID-19 precautions are being taken, so a mask is required. All are welcome; youth must be at least 9 to attend and have parental permission. Meetings are every Tuesday at St …
  • February 15, , – Seasonal bus connecting Bellows Falls, Springfield, Chester, and Okemo
      The MOOver’s winter seasonal bus route connecting Bellows Falls, Springfield, Chester, and Okemo is running. The route is designed to bring employees along the route to work at Okemo and back home. Stops include Penguin Mart in Bellows Falls, Springfield Plaza, Chester Depot, Chester Green, Ludlow, …
  • April 25, Parks Place Community Resource Center, Bellows Falls, VT – Everyone Eats
      The Vermont Everyone Eats program, which provides free restaurant to-go meals, is returning, picking up where the program paused in December. Community members can collect meals for their household and up to three other households at Parks Place Community Resource Center at 44 School St in Bellows F …
  • March 29, , – COVID-19 vaccines are coming
      Once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, here’s what you should know: 1. You will need two doses for it to be effective. When you receive your first dose, make sure to schedule your second dose. 2. There will be no cost to you. 3. State governments are handling the distribution of COVID-1 …
  • March 25, Parks Place Community Resource Center, Bellows Falls, VT – Everyone Eats
      The Vermont Everyone Eats program, which provides free restaurant to-go meals, is returning, picking up where the program paused in December. Community members can collect meals for their household and up to three other households at Parks Place Community Resource Center at 44 School St in Bellows F …


The Walpolean
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  • Walpole Recreation Program Cancellation
      I received this news from Kraig Harlow today. Another thing our community is missing out on until we get this COVID-19 under control. – Lil We are saddened to announce that Winter Basketball has been cancelled due to COVID-19. With recent spikes in our community and surrounding areas the past couple …
  • Correction Election Filing
      Not sure exactly what I did with the previous post but I assume you realize that there are not 21 openings for Planning Board. It should read: 2 Planning Board Members Three Year Term 1 Planning Board Member. Two Year Term 3 Library Trustees. Three Year Term 1 Library Trustee. One Year Term My apolo …
  • Filing for Town Elections – 2021
      NOTICE to WALPOLE RESIDENTS (Walpole, North Walpole, Drewsville) The following officers will be elected at the Town Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 9th, 2021: 1Selectman                                                                                                             Three Year Term1Town …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 1/12/21
      Roll Call: All Planning Board members and invitees are in separate locations. This meeting is being recorded. WPB Chair Jeff Miller called a voice roll call of the Planning Board members who were present. Those responding as present were Vice-Chair Dennis Miller, Clerk Jason Perron, Zoom Host Jeff H …
  • Up-date from Lucy – 1/15/21
      Update—January 15, 2021 I just heard from a Walpole resident who followed the procedure set out below and contacted a local primary care provider. The resident reports that the primary care provider had not been given any guidance or instruction about how they should interact with the registration p …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Open Wall submissions open for “Resilience” exhibit
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – A unique feature at Gallery at the VAULT is the opportunity for community members of any age or experience to show their work. The next Open Wall theme will be “Resilience,” on exhibit from March 12 through May 5. So now is a great time to create how you might express the idea of …
  • Vermont bear hunters had a record season in 2020
      MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that bear hunters in Vermont had another safe and successful hunting season in 2020. Hunters took a record-breaking 914 black bears in 2020. Photo by Jacob Zorn. Preliminary numbers show that hunters took a record 914 black bears durin …
  • Okemo Valley Lights contest winners
      LUDLOW, Vt. – The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of their first annual Okemo Valley Lights promotion. Winners were selected from participants in the regional tour map on the chamber’s website with photos and addresses to find all these participants. The top …
  • Everyone Eats program returns
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Rockingham Help & Helpers is pleased to announce that the innovative Vermont Everyone Eats program, which provided free restaurant to-go meals, is returning. Picking up where the program paused in December, community members can collect meals for their household and up to three …
  • Rockingham Library to present dramatic reading of short story
      Local author Bill Lockwood’s short story “The Kids Won’t Leave” will be presented on Zoom. Photo provided BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., Rockingham Free Public library will present a virtual dramatic reading on Zoom of local author Bill Lockwood’s short story “The Kids Won’t Le …


Valley News
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  • With increase in Vt. and federal push from Biden, NH’s minimum wage in the spotlight
      WEST LEBANON — The minimum wage suddenly looks like it will receive maximum attention.With the White House and both chambers of Congress all soon to be under control of Democrats for the first time in 10 years, increasing the federal minimum wage — which has been set at $7.25 per hour since 2009 —.. …
  • Out & About: Wildlife-watching in a winter wonderland
      Lately, I’ve been paying more attention to the ground — the snow-covered ground, that is.Outside my window, I often see indistinguishable tracks in the snow. I’ve probably seen them in years past but never given them much thought. But with more time at home during the pandemic, I’ve become more curi …
  • Bottom line: Mascoma Valley could soon be high in fiber with new internet provider
      The Mascoma Valley was once described as a “food desert” because of the lack of fresh produce markets in the surrounding communities. Some might also have added “internet wasteland” because of uneven high-speed availability.But, just like Enfield got a boost two years ago in fresh food when Jake’s.. …
  • Dartmouth’s campuswide ban on tobacco earns praise, criticism
      HANOVER — Dartmouth College’s announcement last week of a new policy prohibiting the use of tobacco products on campus has received mixed reviews from members of the Dartmouth community.The policy, which goes into effect on March 18, bans smoking and the use of other tobacco products, including chew …
  • Jim Kenyon: Thetford’s public works director needs to be directed out of public work
      I don’t like to see anyone lose their job. (At least anyone not named Donald Trump.) That said, Thetford’s public works director, Nathan Maxwell, needs to go.But the Thetford Selectboard lacks the backbone to fire Maxwell, who posted a couple of jaw-dropping short videos on social media last year th …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Chester Selectboard/Water Sewer agenda for January 20
      The Chester Selectboard will hold a meeting as the Water and Sewer Commission followed by a meeting as the selectboard beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 20 at Town Hall and via Zoom. The Selectboard meeting is labelled “special” because it will not begin at its regular time. To participate vi …
  • Londonderry Selectboard agenda for January 18
      The Londonderry Selectboard will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021 via Zoom. To attend remotely go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87226079702 Via telephone: (929) 205-6099 (Meeting ID: 872 2607 9702)  The board strongly recommends that potential participants familiarize th …
  • Covid Weekly Update: State of emergency, vaccine rollout continue
      Photo illustration by torstensimon from pixabay.com. ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Gov. Phil Scott extended the state of emergency throughout Vermont through mid-February as new weekly Covid-19 totals again topped 1,000 for the second week in a row. The new weekly total of 1,115 was down slightly f …
  • Chester board opts out of in-person Town Meeting
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Select Board last Wednesday opted to hold an informational meeting on Monday, March 1 followed by a vote on all issues before the voters by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 2 — Vermont’s Town Meeting Day. Board chair Arne Jonynas rai …
  • Project Londonderry volunteers establish new non-profit organization
      Project Londonderry volunteers trim trees at Memorial Park. All photos provided. From the editor: To correct the record: Project Londonderry organizers have notified The Chester Telegraph that the 501(c)(3) organization recently established is actually known as The Community Fund for Londonderry, an …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • NH Dept. of Safety Issues Statement Following Reports of Nationwide Unrest Ahead of Presidential Inauguration
      CONCORD, NH–The New Hampshire Department of Safety has issued a statement regarding public safety as the presidential inauguration nears: “We remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of New Hampshire’s residents and visitors. The Department of Safety will continue to monitor any credible …
  • Sununu Begins 3rd Term
      Today, NH Gov. Chris Sununu was sworn in to begin his third term. Associate Justice Gary Hicks administered the oath; the ceremony took place in the Executive Council Chamber at the Statehouse in Concord. The event was smaller than usual, due to concerns about COVID and public safety issues (Photo: …
  • Message Re: COVID from Claremont City Manager Ed Morris:
      City Staff has been closely monitoring the recent increase in active COVID-19 cases here in Claremont. Late last week we were made aware of active cases of COVID-19 at the Earl Bourdon Center. Fire Chief Bryan Burr, the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, has been working closely with the Bourd …
  • Estimated NH Timelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
      The following NH timelines for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine were announced today by the state: Phase 1A: underway now and will last through January. Vaccinating high-risk health workers, first responders and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B: January to March. Includes 75 and …
  • Canaan Ice Rescue
      CANAAN, NH–Today December 30, at approximately 10:32 AM, Officer Matthew Bunten of the Canaan Police Department was checking the lock on the doors of the Canaan Street beach house. When he pulled into the parking lot, he noticed two people ice skating out on the lake. He then checked the lock and wh …


Seven Days
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  • Rough Francis Fire Bassist for Allegedly Attending 'Terrorist Insurrection' in D.C.
      Rough Francis have fired bassist Dan Davine for allegedly attending what the band called “the terrorist insurrection” in Washington, D.C., on January 6, at which supporters of President Donald Trump rioted and stormed the U.S. Capitol building. The Burlington punk band announced the decision in a po …
  • Dining on a Dime: Butch + Babe's
      Building on the recent theme of offering a soundtrack to Dining on a Dime, this week I present dinner from Butch + Babe’s in Burlington and the accompanying song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 masterpiece. Takeout from Butch + Babe’s on Friday night was its $9.95 TV d …
  • Political Parties, Public Officials Urge Caution Ahead of Possible Statehouse Protests
      Updated at 4:04 p.m. Public officials, police, and Vermont’s Republican and Democratic parties are urging caution ahead of what law enforcement authorities have called possible plans for armed protests at the Vermont Statehouse. The potential threat prompted the Montpelier City Council on Wednesday …
  • Vaccinations of Vermonters 75 and Older to Begin Later This Month
      Updated at 3:56 p.m. Vermont will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people ages 75 and older starting the week of January 25, officials said at a press conference Friday, unveiling the next phase of the state’s highly anticipated vaccination plan. But officials stressed that the vaccine rollout …
  • Obituary: Jean "Ruth" Connolly, 1918‑2021
      World War II ambulance driver became a successful, entrepreneurial businesswoman Ruth passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 102 on January 3, 2021, surrounded by her immediate family in Duxbury, Vt. Ruth was born in 1918 in Saskatchewan, Canada, during the Spanish flu pandemic. Her fathe …


Concord Monitor
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  • After Trump, Biden aims to reshape the presidency itself
      When Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday outside a wounded U.S. Capitol, he will begin reshaping the office of the presidency itself as he sets out to lead a bitterly divided nation struggling with a devastating pandemic and an insurrection meant to stop his ascension to power.Biden had cam …
  • Uganda says president wins 6th term as vote-rigging alleged
      Uganda’s electoral commission said Saturday that President Yoweri Museveni won a sixth five-year term, extending his rule to four decades, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine dismissed “cooked-up, fraudulent results” and officials struggled to explain how polling results were compiled amid an. …
  • Will Trump’s mishandling of records leave a hole in history?
      The public won’t see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern the collection won’t be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies.Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring that records be preserved. He has. …
  • Hampton company’s innovative N95 mask helps fill shortage
      As New Hampshire and the rest of the country confront the harshest phase of the coronavirus outbreak, a Hampton company has emerged as a leader in the next generation of N95 protective masks.“We are a case study of going from zero to 100 miles an hour in a flash,” said Tom Moulton, founder and presi …
  • Law in the Marketplace: How should accountants compute your federal pass-through deduction?
      Many federal tax scholars have described the section 199A pass-through deduction available to qualified taxpayers as “overwhelmingly complex.” (Under section 199A, “qualified taxpayers” means owners of sole proprietorships, of S corporations and of entities, such as multi-member LLCs, taxable as par …


WCAX
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  • What to do Saturday, Jan. 17th
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – It’s time now to take a look at What to do this Sunday.Kicking off this Sunday with a Holiday weekend Sleigh ride. The Kingdom’s Horse Drawn Wagon and Sleigh Rides in Brownington are hosting rides this weekend. If you intend on checking out this event, you’ll want to RSVP ah …
  • Looking ahead: Week of Jan. 18
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – It’s time now to take a look ahead at what stories we’re keeping on our radar for this upcoming week.Looking ahead to this Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Due to the pandemic, many traditional MLK day celebrations will be canceled. Making it even more important to r …
  • 106-year-old Super Senior gets COVID vaccine
      SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A Channel 3 Super Senior who is now Vermont’s oldest veteran got his COVID shot Friday.Lenny Roberge rolled up his sleeve to get the Pfizer vaccine. The 106-year-old is a resident of Harbor Village Senior Community in South Burlington. Staff from CVS administered the d …
  • In the garden: Bringing life into your home in the dead of winter
      

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – We may be in the dead of winter, but in this week’s In the garden, Sharon Meyer and Charlie Nardozzi will discuss how to liven up your home.

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  • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in a year unlike any other
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day — a day to remember an icon in the US civil rights movement.Usually, there are countless events commemorating the work and life of Dr. King. But with a pandemic, it makes it a bit harder.Fortunately, there are still plenty of organizatio …


VPR
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NHPR
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  • Coronavirus Update: N.H. Reports 19 More Deaths; 6,000 Active COVID-19 Infections
      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.
  • Scattered Outages From Wintry Mix In N.H.
      Scattered power outages across New Hampshire are being reported mid-day Saturday as a wintry mix, with notable wind gusts in some areas, lingers in parts of the state. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Hampshire, a storm warning for western New Hampshire up …
  • N.H. DOE Partners With Virtual High School Tutoring Program
      The New Hampshire Department of Education is partnering with a new online program to offer free tutoring to high school students.
  • Help Shape NHPR's Coverage Of The Inauguration
      After a fraught election season, Joe Biden is poised to be sworn in as the next president of the United States alongside Kamala Harris as vice president. As the country prepares for a new presidential administration to take over, we want to hear from you. What are your biggest concerns as President- …
  • Your FAQs Answered: What You Need To Know About Coronavirus In New Hampshire
      As NHPR tracks the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hampshire, we’ve been asking you to tell us how your life is changing because of coronavirus – and we’ve welcomed your questions . Here, we answer some of your questions, and share other important information about the coronavirus and how to …


Vermont state government
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