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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
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Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Tri-board discusses diversity & inclusion
      Tri-board meeting. Rockingham Select board, Village Trustees of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River. Photo provided. ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Tri-board , consisting of the Town of Rockingham Selectboard, and Village Trustees of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River, discussed the Declaration …
  • BF Hoop Shoot champions
      Picture by Joe Joseph. BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Hoop Shoot (Free Throws) contest took place this past Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Bellows Falls Middle School Gym. We crowned five local (Bellows Falls / Fall Mt.) basketball players with first place awards, based on age group. First place Winners; 8-9 gi …
  • BFUHS Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen
      Grace Waryas, photo provided. BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – It is a pleasure to announce that Grace Waryas has been named the 2022-2023 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School. The DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to en …
  • LTE: Murray thanks voters
      Dear Editor, Please allow me this moment to thank the good people of the Town of Westminster that took the time to cast a ballot for my candidacy for Justice of the Peace in this past November’s election. If we encounter each other while out and about, please make yourself known so that I may thank …
  • Bond re-vote and town budget up for discussion at Monday’s Plymouth Selectboard meeting
      Plymouth Selectboard meeting. Photo provided. PLYMOUTH, Vt. – Selectboard Chair Jay Kullman’s first announcement on Monday night, Dec. 5, was that the board had posted notices advertising for a new town clerk, as was agreed upon in the last meeting. Unfortunately, they’d received no applications thu …


Valley News
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  • Police: Missing Cornish woman found
      CORNISH — A 35-year-old woman reported missing who Cornish police requested the public’s assistance in finding was located on Tuesday, according police.Ashley Heath, whose family said they had not heard from here in 30 days, was located in Brattleboro by Brattleboro police about 24 hours after Corni …
  • New Hampshire Republicans say no to DNC primary demands
      Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.New Hampshire Republican leaders said they won’t comply with demands a key Democratic National Committee panel outlined Friday as a condition of allowing the state to go second in the next Democratic presidential primary.Republi …
  • Burlington, Vt., sees most homicides since 1960
      The five homicides committed in Burlington this year are the most since 1960 and the number of killings in those two years could tie the most ever reported in Vermont’s largest city in one year, the city’s police chief says.Burlington police are investigating the city’s fifth homicide in 2022, a sta …
  • New food shelf opens in Grantham
      GRANTHAM — Those who are facing food insecurity in Grantham no longer have to travel to other towns for nonperishable goods.Last month, the Grantham Food Pantry opened at the Grantham United Methodist Church, at 418 Route 10. It is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, exclud …
  • Gov. Phil Scott sets Vermont’s voluntary paid leave program into motion
      MONTPELIER — Three years after Gov. Phil Scott first signed a contract with state employees that would provide them with paid family and medical leave and anchor a voluntary program for other employers in Vermont, the Republican governor has announced that his administration has found an insurer to. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Judge rejects Piri’s defense subpoena in Rt. 103 murder case
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC BRATTLEBORO Last Wednesday’s hearing in the second-degree murder case of Jozsef Piri focussed on a head-scratching situation for not only the Windham County State’s Attorney but the judge as well when defense attorney Adam Hescock sought informatio …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for Dec. 12
      The Andover Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday Dec. 12 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Andover-Weston Road and via Zoom. To join the meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8690215007  The meeting ID is: 869 021 5007 and the passcode is 146374. Below is the board’s age …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for Dec. 7
      The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To join the meeting via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda 1. Approve Minutes from the Nov. 16, 2022 Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments/Answers from Previous Meeting 3. Old Business …
  • Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts for your gardener
      By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC First on my list for holiday gifts for the gardener is this: a donation to this newspaper. Our local papers need donors in order to deliver to you the news you want but cannot get anywhere else. From local news, gardening tips that fit your climate, o …
  • Chester hires Lt. Williams as new police chief
      © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Town Manager Julie Hance announced Monday the hiring of Chester Police Lt. Thomas E. Williams as the town’s new Chief of Police effective Dec. 14, 2022 with the retirement of the current Chief Rick Cloud. Incoming Chester Police Chief Thomas Williams Williams’ …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Claremont City Manager Resigns, Taking Post in Enfield
      CLAREMONT, NH–Today City Manager Ed Morris submitted his official resignation from the City of Claremont. “I have accepted the position as the Town Manager with the Town of Enfield, NH,” said Morris. “I first advised the City Council of my intent to resign based on accepting a conditional offer on N …
  • Booster Blitz: Registration open for COVID-19 Booster Sites
      Concord, NH – Today, Wednesday, Dec. 1st, the State of New Hampshire opened registration for “Operation Booster Blitz,” 15 community-based sites that will be held on Saturday, December 11 across the state. Registration is now open at vaccines.nh.gov. Appointments can be made for up to 5 people at a …
  • Arrest Made in Diner Arson Case
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  • State Urges Preparedness Ahead of Possible Storm Impact
      Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu provided the following update on Tropical Storm Henri, which is forecast to intensify and reach hurricane strength on Saturday, ahead of reaching New Hampshire.   The latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts Henri will make a close approac …
  • Arson Investigation at Local Diner
      The Claremont Police Department and NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, with help from the Claremont Fire Department, are investigating what they are calling an intentionally set fire that took place on July 29, 2021, at approximately 9:06 p.m. The fire occurred at Daddypops Tumble Inn Diner located at …


Seven Days
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  • Some Compost Toilet Owners Are Challenging State Restrictions on How They Use Waste
      Chrissy Wade didn’t think there was anything wrong with the way her family lived on its off-grid farm in Waterville. The four — including two teenagers — inhabit a simple, wood-heated yurt on 56 mostly wooded acres. They collect mushrooms and medicinal herbs and raise goats, rabbits and chickens. Th …
  • Studio Place Arts Celebrates the Season With a Ginormous Show
      Just about every art venue in Vermont puts on group holiday shows this time of year, and Studio Place Arts is no exception. But the Barre arts center surely hosts one of the largest. From A to Z — Mary Admasian to John Zaso — a whopping 71 artists are represented. Executive director Sue Higby couldn …
  • Expensive Housing Is Limiting Who Gets to Live Where in Vermont — and Clouds the State's Future
      Locked Out Series, Part 12 Jericho, population 5,100, doesn’t look like an exclusive place. Along the undulating country roads that connect its triangle of small villages, visitors are more likely to encounter chicken coops, windblown barns or hand-painted Black Lives Matter signs than outward displ …
  • Teens Create Immersive Theater Piece in Burlington
      Last Friday night, I was one of 25 people awarded a TIPS certificate of achievement, which certifies that I completed Level 1 training in Time, Infinity, Portal and Space. My fellow TIPSters and I received our diplomas in the basement of 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington’s South End. I’m pretty sure my …
  • Letters to the Editor (12/7/22)
      Problem With Progs [Re “Progressive Setback: The Party Label Is Losing Its Luster in Montpelier — and Burlington May Be Partly to Blame,” November 23]: Once upon a time, the Progs meant something. Scrappy, they were grassroots. They really were an alternative. Then they started winning, and neither …


Concord Monitor
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  • Vermont to begin offering voluntary paid leave program
      The state of Vermont is going to begin offering paid family and medical leave to its 8,000 employees next summer as part of a voluntary program that in following years will be expanded to private businesses and individuals, Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday.Scott, a Republican who outlined the program a. …
  • Excavator fire at White Park in Concord under investigation
      An excavator caught fire Tuesday night at White Park near the construction site of what will be a splash pad for children.The fire did not damage the construction area and will not delay the build, said Concord Park And Recreation Director David Gill.The cause of the fire remains under investigation …
  • Energy costs could keep climbing amid ongoing market volatility
      A tanker full of liquefied natural gas heads to New England’s largest electricity generator. Then, it abruptly changes course, abandoning its North American contract for a higher bidder in Europe.Scenarios like this are driving up energy costs across New England, experts warn. And that makes it near …
  • Funding approved to continue hotel stays for emergency rental recipients 
      Hotel stays for people with emergency rental assistance vouchers will continue through the winter, thanks to contracts approved by the Executive Council on Wednesday.An additional $20 million was officially approved to support the emergency housing program, but not without questions about the sustai …
  • Warnock delivers 51-seat Senate for Democrats, and much more
      WASHINGTON — For Senate Democrats, an oh-so-slim 51-49 majority never sounded so good. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory in swing-state Georgia gives Democrats a welcome “lift,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday at the Capitol — newly confident of sidelining Trump-inspired Republicans …


WCAX
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  • Bennington orthopedist hopes to make US Olympic Team slot
      BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A sports medicine physician in Bennington has something in common with the best athletes in the world — she has a chance of making it to the Olympics. Orthopedist Dr. Ivette Guttmann at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is gearing up for a month-long audition that could l …
  • Police: As holiday packages start to arrive, so do ‘porch pirates’
      LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) – Beware of “porch pirates”– police in the Upper Valley are warning residents to be vigilant when it comes to getting packages shipped to their homes.Lebanon Police Chief Phil Roberts says they see an uptick in package thefts during the holiday season.The most recent incident t …
  • Following flood of pandemic cash, Vt. lawmakers face more austere times
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont lawmakers will head back to the Statehouse in just under a month where they’ll look to continue efforts on long-standing priorities including child care and emission reductions. But with uncertain economic times ahead and federal pandemic cash drying up, figuring out …
  • Vt. climatologist named to key national climate panel
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A Vermont researcher will be represented for the first time on a key climate panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. State climatologist and University of Vermont professor Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux has been invited to join the NASEM’s Board of …
  • Kids, folk artist team up to record Vermont song
      RANDOLPH, Vt. (WCAX) – Christmas songs may have taken over the radio but a new song about The Green Mountain State has been released this holiday season, and it was put together by about 70 Vermont kids. This past summer, children from across the state climbed aboard The Arts Bus to record a song ab …


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