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The Walpolean
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  • Zoning Board Workshop Meeting Minutes – 7/15/19
      Present: Chair Jan Galloway Leclerc, Bob Anderson, Ernie Vose, Pauline Barnes, Tom Murray.   The purpose of the meeting was to take a look at the recently printed Avitar map of the zoning districts in Walpole and see how it coordinates with the descriptions of the zoning districts mentioned in the d …
  • Zoning Board Meeting Minutes – 7/17/19
      Present: Chair Jan Galloway Leclerc, Vice-Chair Myra Mansouri, Clerk Judy Trow, Pauline Barnes. Alternates: Bob Anderson. Absent:  Don Sellarole. Board member Tom Murray came in a few minutes late.   Roll Call: Ms.  Leclerc called the meeting to order at 7 pm. She asked alternate Mr. Anderson to fil …

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  • Clarion Deadline – 7/22/19
      Time again — yes, I need your input (articles – photos – advertisements) Monday, 22 Julyto put the August CLARION together. August is usually a light month for news, but even if you have something coming up early in September, I may be able to devote some space. Always interested in human interest “ …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Vermont Land Trust helps protect historic Rockingham farm
      Barbara, Robert, and Richard Stickney. Photo provided ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Long-time farmers Richard and Barbara Stickney worked with the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board to protect 257 acres of farmland and woodland in Rockingham. The conserved land, lying on both sides …
  • Grace Coolidge Musicale features “The Golden Age of Broadway”
      Mairzy Doats Duo. Photo provided PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the second of this season’s Grace Coolidge Musicales Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. The 45-minute concert is free; donations are welcome. Back by popular demand are mezzo-soprano Ellen Nordstro …
  • How to avoid scams and frauds
      LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Neighborhood Connections, in collaboration with Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, will host a timely presentation to learn how to avoid financial scams and fraud Tuesday, Aug. 27. The 10:15 a.m. program will identify current scams and tactics being used today. The progra …
  • Full online edition: The Vermont Journal 07-17-19
      The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 07-17-19 This weeks’ edition of The Vermont Journal features: Junior firefighter Ahna Perry named captain of cadet program; Grafton Community Solar Project heats up; Naess family gathers at old homestead in Lu …
  • Full online edition: The Shopper 07-17-19
      The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Shopper 07-17-19 This weeks’ edition of The Shopper features: Grafton Community Solar Project heats up; Inaugural TroutStock Music and Beer Festival a big success; and Sophie and Turk Aumand celebrate 70 years of marriage. Ev …


Valley News
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  • New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS
      CONCORD — New Hampshire lawmakers voted to put into place some of the country’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that were once used in everything from firefighting foam to nonstick cookware but are now raising health concerns.A joint legislative committee Thursday… …
  • Jealousy drove Newport man to shoot at caregiver, court documents state
      NEWPORT — An 80-year-old Newport man fired a handgun at his 48-year-old live-in caregiver earlier this month because he was jealous that she might have a new boyfriend, according to a police affidavit.Kenneth Rickard allegedly fired at least two shots on July 1 at the woman in the driveway of his Sp …
  • Welch changes stance on Trump, now supports impeachment
      After opposing the removal of President Donald Trump from the White House, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., said he now supports impeachment proceedings, according to a statement released Thursday morning.“I have concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached. I do not arrive at this conclusion.. …
  • House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim
      WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.Even though the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-le …
  • Across U.S., clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants
      So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations across the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and ot …


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

  • Naked man visits shops in Bennington
      BENNINGTON — A cashier at Bringing You Vermont, a caf and gift shop on Main Street, sold a man a 12 oz. cup of coffee on Wednesday afternoon. The transaction was unremarkable except for one …
  • Photos: Splashdown
      KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMERRyan Flood, 14, from Charlestown, N.H.,  tries to make a big splash into the Saxtons River Recreation Area pond on Tuesday. With temperatures
  • Still no progress on former YMCA building in Bellows Falls
      BELLOWS FALLS — Nothing has been done at the dilapidated Meeting Waters YMCA building in close to a year, despite orders, threats and entreaties from village officials to building owner
  • Board: Pet pigs can stay at Chestnut Street West residence
      BRATTLEBORO — A family is allowed to keep their two pigs, Benny and Hamilton, as pets in the residential neighborhood on Chestnut Street West. “It’s not out of character for someone to come
  • Snow Block apartment complex nearing completion
      BRATTLEBORO — The approximately 21,000-square-foot, five-story Snow Block on Flat Street is about 70 percent complete. The $5.1 million construction project is within budget and “relatively on


Chester Telegraph
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  • Weston board OKs tax rates, stream work bid
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Weston Select Board approved 2019 tax rates representing a 4.76 percent increase for residents and a 2 percent increase for non-residents and commercial property owners. Town Clerk Kim Seymour presented the numbers, which included a 6-cent incr …
  • Derry board asked to weigh in on Lowell Lake
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was asked to “stand with” the town’s Conservation Commission Monday night in opposing plans for overnight lodging and expanded parking at Lowell Lake as internal state documents came to light. Kuperberg explains the Con …
  • Chester DRB agenda for Monday, July 22
      The Development Review Board for Chester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Town Hall following the two site visits listed below. 5:15 p.m. Site Visit 1726 VT Rt. 103 South 5:25 p.m. Site Visit 2206 Green Mtn. Turnpike 6 p.m. Public meeting 1) Review draft minutes from the June 24th meeting 2) Citizens c …
  • Robert W. Bertrand, 64, avid ham radio operator, talented musician
      Robert W. Bertrand, 64, passed away on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Chester following an illness. He was born Aug. 21, 1954 in Springfield, the son of Charles “Peanut” and Barbara (O’Dell) Bertrand. He attended Springfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School with the …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for July 22
      The Select Board for the Town of Andover will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 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 July 8th meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five min …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • Letters to the Editor
      Claremont Should Deny Permit for C&D Waste Transfer Site To The Editor: People who have worked at construction and demolition sites or at waste transfer stations know that the construction and demolition roll-off container is sometimes the bin of last resort. They know that hazardous materials find …
  • Road Repair Work to Begin in Plainfield; will Rebuild Almost 400 Feet of Road on 12A
      The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has announced that construction work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 22, 2019, on the stabilization of approximately 400 feet of failed roadway embankment between NH Route 12A and the Connecticut River, located just north of the intersection …
  • Child Who Didn’t Want to Keep Camping Takes Off, Prompting Search; Returns on his Own
      GOSHEN, NH – The NH Fish and Game Department reported that on July 12, at 11:30 a.m., Conservation Officers were notified of a missing 11-year-old on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail. A camp counselor leading a group of campers from the Farm and Wilderness Camp of Plymouth, VT, reported that an …
  • Lempster Man Sentenced to 150 Months for Meth Trafficking
      CONCORD, NH—Jesse R. Lohman, 37, of Lempster, NH, was sentenced on Monday to 150 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Tuesday. According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 31, 20 …
  • New Councilor
      After asking candidates a variety of questions at the Council meeting this evening, Councilors voted 5-3 to select Kristin Kenniston as the new Councilor to fill the vacant seat. Debora Matteau received three votes to Kenniston’s five. Here, Kenniston is sworn in by City Clerk Gwen Melcher (Eric Zen …


Seven Days
sevendaysvt.com

  • The Cannabis Catch-Up: Really Powerful Weed
      Vermont’s Statehouse, small and mighty, topped with a golden dome, earned another descriptor last week — cannabis plantation. That’s right: The Capitol Police Department has found and removed nearly 40 weed or hemp plants from the Montpelier government building’s flower beds since the first one was …
  • Developer: CityPlace Burlington Project Will Be Redesigned
      This post will be updated. The developer of one of the most ambitious building plans in modern Burlington history confirmed Friday the project may be a bit too ambitious. Brookfield Asset Management released a statement confirming the obvious — the 14-story downtown mixed-use project is on hold — an …
  • Media Note: Free Press Owner in 'Advanced' Merger Talks
      Gannett, the corporate owner of the Burlington Free Press, is reportedly close to agreement on a merger with GateHouse Media. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that GateHouse, the smaller of the two firms, would be the buyer and its CEO would retain his title in the combined enterprise. The …
  • Holcombe Hires Out-of-State Campaign Team
      Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Holcombe has enlisted an experienced campaign team — but only one of its members hails from Vermont. Serving as senior adviser is Brian Lenzmeier, a political operative who appears to have run congressional campaigns in New Mexico in 2014 and in Michigan in …
  • The Parmelee Post: Viral App Reveals What CityPlace Will Look Like in 40 Years
      CityPlace Burlington project officials say they are absolutely stunned by the remarkable accuracy of a smartphone app that has taken the internet by storm. Using artificial intelligence, FaceApp transforms photos to offer users a glimpse into the future. “We thought, Why not upload a picture of the …


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

  • South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan’s embassy
      A 78-year-old South Korean man died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, police said, at a time of worsening tensions between Seoul and Tokyo.The man, surnamed Kim, ignited a fire inside his car parked in front of the building where the Embassy is located. …
  • Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse
      Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the 2020 U.S. presidential contest may be “dumbfakes” – simpler and more easily unmasked bogus videos that are easy and often cheap to produce.Unlike de …
  • Iran denies Trump claim that U.S. destroyed Iranian drone
      Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries less than a month after Trump nearly launched an airstrike.The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safel …
  • School supplies can be green, save green
      Earth-friendly school supplies might sound expensive, but you can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your idea of what’s “green.”Look for freebies firstUsing what you already have is the ultimate environmentally friendly move and fits with a frugal lifestyle.. …
  • Use 2019 vacation to pay for 2020
      If you’re gearing up for summer vacation, you might be wincing at the cost. Plane tickets, hotels, rental cars, meals and activities can turn any getaway into a financial burden. But what if this year’s vacation could pay for next year’s, or at least cover a good chunk of it?Thanks to points and mil …


WCAX
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VPR
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NHPR
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  • As 'Learn Everywhere' Plan Hits Stumbling Block, N.H. Ed Chief Holds Out Hope
      Legislators filed a preliminary objection Thursday to the New Hampshire Department of Education’s new Learn Everywhere program. The program would tell school districts to offer high schoolers graduation credits from outside extracurricular activities. The program has support from the governor and th …
  • Sununu Praises Planet Fitness CEO; Acknowledges Sexual Harassment Allegations
      Gov. Chris Sununu says Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau remains a “pinnacle” of the state’s business community, even as Rondeau faces accusations that he helped create a hostile work environment for female employees of the Hampton-based company.
  • NextEra Energy Hosts Public Information Session On Large Solar Project
      The town of Fitzwilliam could be the site of the state’s largest solar project. Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources will hold a public information session on Thursday about the project. The proposed 30 megawatt Chinook Solar Project would be built on 110 acres of private land and would cost about …
  • A Night At Route 4's Rainbow Cottages On Harvey Lake
      If you drive Route 4 through Northwood, you pass a cluster of colorful cabins by a small lake: the Cottages at Harvey Lake. Generations of travelers have gone there to relax, despite it being just a stone’s throw from one of the busiest roads in the state.
  • New Marijuana Law Could Mean Profound Changes for Individuals With Past Convictions
      New Hampshire decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana – three-quarters or less of an ounce – in 2017. But many people in the state are still carrying criminal records from before the decriminalization of the drug. A new law creates a pathway for some of those people to clear thei …


Vermont state government
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