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The Walpolean
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  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 9/19/19
      Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 8:36 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.      HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES: HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – September 5, 2019:  Mrs. P …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 9/12/19
      Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry   CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for th …
  • Selectboard Meeting Agenda – 9/19/19
      We don’t usually get this but Sarah Downing sent it with the following explanation: “Hi Lil: It’s not often that I can finish the agenda before noon. Since I have, can you post to the Walpolean?  I’m going to see if we can move to finalizing the agenda earlier rather than later. Many times I’m waiti …
  • Broadband Committee Meeting Minutes – 9/11/19
      Paul Looney, Chair, opened the meeting at approximately 6:30 in the Selectboard office at Walpole Town Hall.  Present were Dick Hill, Steve Grenier, Dennis Marcom, Bob Anderson, Rod Bouchard and Peggy Pschirrer.   Paul Looney showed the group three maps he has prepared showing download speeds.   Bob …
  • Broadband Committe Meeting Minutes – 9/4/19
      Present: Paul Looney, Bob Anderson, Dick Hill, Rod Bouchard, Dennis Marcom, Steve Grenier, Peggy Pschirrer   Guest:  John Snowdon, Westmoreland   Paul Looney opened the meeting at 6:30 pm.  He introduced John Snowdon from Westmoreland who chairs the Broadband Advisory Committee (WBAC)    Mr. Snowdon …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Graphic novelist Jason Lutes to speak at the Springfield Town Library
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Ever wonder what it would be like to create a graphic novel or write a book of historical fiction? How about creating a 550-page historical graphic novel? Join us Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Town Library to hear Jason Lutes discuss his journey to becoming a …
  • Charlie Hunter show at Gallery North Star
      “Scrapyard Lullaby II,” 16 x 32 by Charlie Hunter. Photo provided GRAFTON, Vt. – Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Rd., presents a solo show of new paintings by nationally acclaimed artist Charlie Hunter. The exhibition will run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 26. An opening reception for the artist will …
  • Fletcher Farm School Announces October classes
      Zentangle with Nancy Monson. Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – Our fall, winter, and spring term is well underway. Here’s what’s going on in October at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts. On Oct. 5, 2019, artist-in-residence Nancy Monson will be presenting “Zentangle: Make Beautiful Drawing …
  • Bellows Falls Country Club Gentlemen’s League complete season
      BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Recently, the Gentlemen’s League at the Bellows Falls Country Club completed their season. Palmer Division: Hardy Merrill, 57 Paul Sackevich, 47 Fran Stewart, 43 Terry Keefe, 35 Rich Demuzio, 32 Jim Hougton, 26 David Bertrand, 27 Butch Stearns, 21 Dibo Dibernardo, 10 Bo Johnson, …
  • Communities come together for BRAT RiverSweep
      Richard and family with a load by Semprebon at RiverSweep. Photo provided REGION – 2019 marked the 20th annual RiverSweep, a cleanup of the Black River organized by the all-volunteer Black River Action Team. The effort spanned several days and included work by students at Riverside Middle School in …


Valley News
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  • Sunday Seniors: Sununu helps honor Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
      Shortly after Jackie LeBlanc retired, she became a regular at the Upper Valley Senior Center in downtown Lebanon.“My pet peeve is people who turn 65 and say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to go to senior centers. That’s for old people,’ ” LeBlanc, of Lebanon, told me while waiting for lunch to be served at the. …
  • Ill will in the mill: Tenant infighting, money woes put Bridgewater Mill building on the block
      The Bridgewater Mill has survived fire, the collapse of New England’s manufacturing economy, at least two devastating floods, insolvency and a misguided attempt to turn it into a shopping mall.Now it faces a new existential threat: warring tenants who are battling each other in court and a decision. …
  • Jim Kenyon: With the West Lebanon liquor store sign, the message is clear
      The newfangled New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet that opened earlier this month off Route 12A in West Lebanon is hard to miss.A double-sided sign hovers 20 feet above 12A at the entrance to Weathervane Drive. A pair of circular “Outlet” signs bearing the New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s logo han …
  • ACLU files suit over Border Patrol arrest at Lebanon thrift store
      LEBANON — A Guatemalan immigrant who has worked at a dairy farm in Claremont for 14 years was questioned by plainclothes Customs and Border Protection officers inside a Lebanon thrift store in March and was ultimately detained and arrested in what he says was a violation of his constitutional rights …
  • Bottom Line: With the Upper Valley’s housing crunch, follow the money, or lack thereof
      There are three things you can count on in the Upper Valley: rutted roads during mud season, the sublime alchemy of sugar and deep-fried batter at Muriel’s Donuts in Lebanon, and the knowledge that somebody somewhere has scheduled yet another public forum on the lack of affordable housing.It’s a ser …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • McAllister nabbed in Saxtons River
      SAXTONS RIVER — A Westminster man who’s been on the run since fleeing from police on Sept. 11 was captured in Saxtons River at 2 a.m.According to a press release from the Vermont State Police,
  • Human jawbone found in Searsburg
      SEARSBURG — Law enforcement is investigating the discovery of human remains found at a gravel pit, police say.On Tuesday, a person contacted the Vermont State Police in Westminster to report
  • 'We are the Lorax' Students rally for climate change action day
      BRATTLEBORO — About 150 students at Brattleboro Union High School kicked off Friday’s climate change activities with a walkout from school around 10:30 in the morning. Following speeches and …
  • Rockingham sets goals for town government
      BELLOWS FALLS — Town officials believe Rockingham should focus on its recycling center and the redevelopment of The Island.That was the consensus among Select Board members and Town Manager
  • NorthStar gets good decommissioning review
      VERNON — Federal inspectors of the decommissioning job now underway at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant revealed no safety problems, according to a new report released by the Nuclear


Chester Telegraph
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  • Andover Select Board agenda for Sept. 23
      The Select Board of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 at Town Office, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the September 9th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per …
  • Chester EMS building to go to vote in November
      By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC At a special meeting last week, the Chester Select Board set a town vote on bonding for $4.7 million to construct a new building on Pleasant Street to house Chester’s police, ambulance and fire departments. It would also pay for refurbishing and bri …
  • Vermont reports 1st vaping illness in state; 7th death occurs in California
      By Cynthia Prairie ©2019 Telegraph Publishing The Vermont Department of Health is reporting the first case of severe respiratory illness associated with vaping in a Vermont resident. Five more possible cases are being investigated. Photo by Edgar Martinez. A spokeswoman for the department, citing fe …
  • Weston considers buying used grader; OKs HB bid for heating oil
      From left, board members Jim Linville, Bruce Downer, Denis Benson, board Secretary Cheryl Barker and member Charles Goodwin.All photos by Bruce Frauman.   By Bruce Frauman ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board is considering purchasing a used grader. At the Weston Select Board’s Sep …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for Sept. 18
      The Chester Select Board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 18 on the second floor of Town Hall, 556 Elm Street. Below is its agenda: 1. Approve Minutes from the August 29, 2019 Special Selectboard meeting; September 4, 2019 Selectboard meeting and Executive Session; Septe …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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Seven Days
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  • Climate Strikers Talk Climate Anxiety and Their Future
      According to a recent Washington Post poll, more than 70 percent of teenagers and young adults believe their generation will be moderately or greatly harmed by climate change. One in four reported having taken some kind of action to express their views on the issue. The zeal of Vermont’s youth was o …
  • Vermont Preservationist Paul Bruhn Dies
      Paul Bruhn, a preservationist who spent four decades working to shape and maintain Vermont’s cities, towns and villages, died Thursday. The first and only executive director of Preservation Trust of Vermont, Bruhn, who was 72, had battled poor health in recent years. “It was his heart that finally c …
  • Vermont Youths Join Massive Global Climate Protests
      Thousands of young people in Vermont joined peers around the world Friday to protest the failure to adequately address global warming. “We are skipping our lessons to teach you one,” read a sign that a girl held up in a crowd packed shoulder-to-shoulder in front of Burlington City Hall. The turnout …
  • After Years of Planning, F-35s Land in Vermont
      For more than a decade, Chief Master Sgt. Dwight Rolston has been helping prepare the Vermont Air National Guard base and its members for the arrival of the F-35 Lighting II fighter jet. Early Thursday afternoon, he was the first to confirm that the long wait was over. “There they are!” Rolston call …
  • Obituary: Casey Draper, 1971-2019
      It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved Casey. After a short but hard-fought illness, Casey surrendered peacefully Tuesday evening, September 10. He was surrounded by his immediate, extended and chosen families, friends and loved ones. Casey grew up in Lake Placid, N.Y. As a …


Concord Monitor
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  • Police on the lookout for suspect after reported armed robbery on East Side Drive
      Police responded to East Side Drive in Concord Thursday night after a man reported he was being robbed in the parking lot of the Regency Hill Estates apartment complex. Sgt. Matt Casey said the individual reported another person was pointing a firearm at him in the parking lot of 12 East Side Drive. …
  • From Cape Town to Concord, students protest climate change
      Daniel Leuchtenberger and his father were both on strike for the climate Friday.Daniel, a student at Bow High School, helped organize a walkout to draw attention to climate change. At precisely 9:35 a.m., students got up from their classes, met in the lobby of the school and walked around the buildi …
  • Imelda leaves 3 dead in Texas, others stranded and trapped
      Emergency crews in the Houston area took advantage of receding floodwaters Friday to begin to assess the damage from one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history, a storm that led to deaths of three men and displaced hundreds of people from their homes.The aftermath from Tropical Storm Imeld …
  • Officials: U.S. deaths, illnesses from rare mosquito-borne disease are up
      The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report.Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in 21 people in six states, and five people have died. The infection is only being seen in certain counties within a small. …
  • Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit
      Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York.Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a “global climate strike” were held in Australia’s largest city, Sydne …


WCAX
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NHPR
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  • 5 Marijuana Bills Passed in N.H. This Year
      New Hampshire lawmakers considered more than a dozen bills related to marijuana this year, but fewer than half of them became law. A push to have the state join others that have legalized recreational use of the drug fizzled, as did efforts to expand the qualifying conditions for the state’s medical …
  • Special Program: Stories From N.H.'s Route 4
      As one of New Hampshire’s great connector roads, U.S. Route 4 stretches across the heart of the state, from Portsmouth to the Vermont border. It snakes past all kinds of villages, antique shops, and historic markers. It connects rural areas with the busier Seacoast, Concord, and Upper Valley destina …
  • Map: Who Might Be Affected By Stricter Residency Requirements Linking Voting and Vehicle Licensing?
      State offices that oversee elections and motor vehicle laws have declined to explain what implications, if any, New Hampshire’s new residency standards would have on licensing requirements. That’s despite growing confusion over whether the law could require voters to obtain in-state drivers licenses …
  • Climate Strike: Granite Staters Call for Action on Climate Change
      Hundreds of people across New Hampshire turned out at Climate Strike events Friday to lend their voice to calls for action on climate change. Carrying handmade signs, pushing strollers and handing out leaflets, they joined striking protesters around the world in a coordinated effort to kick off a we …
  • Regional FBI Director Warns N.H. Campaign Workers, Defense Contractors Of Cyber Spying Risks
      New Hampshire-based defense contractors, military personnel and research universities should be on guard against foreign adversaries trying to steal information, according to senior FBI officials. The state is home to more than 80 defense contractors with security clearance, as well as multiple mili …


Vermont state government
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