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The Walpolean
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  • Selectboard Meeting Agenda – 1/20/22
      Starting at 6:30 PM on Zoom SELECTBOARD MEETING ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $47,496.86 for checks issued 1/21/2022 PAYROLL Payroll Register totaling $29,535.64 dated 1/21/22 and the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer of $5,765.17 SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES Selectbo …
  • In Case You Missed It
      Dear Library Community,Just a brief note to let you know about library program plans for February 2022.  As we are still seeing a large number of Covid cases in our area, the library will continue its suspension of in-person programming through February.   . We will offer the following virtual and t …
  • Filing for Town Office Vacancies
      Notice to Walpole Residents(Walpole, North Walpole, Drewsville)Town Officers to be elected on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022: Number Officer Term Length 1 Selectman 3 years 1 Town Moderator 2 years 1 Trustee of Trust Funds 3 years 1 Treasurer 1 year 2 Zoning Board 3 years 2 Planning Board 3 years 1 Cemete …
  • A Message from Jenny Plante
      From the beginning, our intentions at Home Away From Home have always been to offer quality, state licensed child care in a home-like setting. Throughout the 14 years we have been quietly operating HAFH, located at 11 Maplewood Circle in Walpole, it has grown into a thriving and reputable childcare …
  • Walpole Community Giving Tree – 2021
      As coordinators of the “Giving Tree Project”, we would once again like to thank everyone who participated in any way. This project provides gifts for children in our communities whose families need a little extra help during the holiday season, and it definitely “takes a village” to make it happen. …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Waterfowl blinds must be removed
      State Game Warden Dustin Snyder inspects a duck blind on Lake Champlain. Photo provided REGION – According to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state must do so before Feb. 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inla …
  • Next Stage Arts announces two new musical performances
      PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts announces a performance featuring two underground bands from the Brooklyn Barbés scene, on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., in Putney, Vt. Big Lazy, the first of the two performers, has flourished for over two decades in NYC’s downtown music scene. Simultaneously noir and past …
  • VT Everyone Eats celebrates two million meals served
      WESTMINSTER, Vt. – Southeastern Vermont Community Action, VT Everyone Eats, and the many partners and participants who make this program possible, are celebrating serving two million meals this week. The innovative Covid-19 response program provides meal assistance to Vermonters while supporting loc …
  • Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts announces winter and spring classes
      Photo provided by Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts LUDLOW, Vt. – The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts has announced the following winter and spring classes, which will be offered at their school: Jan. 29-30 Quilt Camp with Susan Damone Balch. The registration deadline is Jan. …
  • Fraud Watch Network: Insurance and Netflix
      REGION – January is an important month for insurance policy changes. You may recall the incessant advertising for Medicare Advantage plans a few weeks ago (thank heaven they are over, for now). Many subscribers changed insurance coverage by either adding or dropping programs. In some cases, program …


Valley News
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  • Slavery ban testimony heard by Vermont legislators
      Vermont legislators are again taking up a proposed constitutional amendment to make it clear that slavery and indentured servitude are prohibited, as some other states have done. Vermont’s constitution currently says no person 21 or older should serve as a slave unless bound by their own consent or. …
  • Health Care and Rehabilitation Services reaches full vaccination for all staff
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — All 472 employees of the Springfield, Vt.-based Health Care and Rehabilitation Services have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the organization said in a Thursday news release.The nonprofit community mental health agency, which serves people in Windsor and Windham counties,. …
  • Upper Valley Trails Alliance Skate-a-thon postponed
      FAIRLEE — The Upper Valley Trails Alliance has postponed its annual Skate-a-thon on Lake Morey due to poor ice conditions.The event, which was scheduled for this Saturday, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Proceeds from the Skate-a-thon benefit prog …
  • Juvenile seriously injured in West Windsor snowmobile crash, officials say
      WEST WINDSOR — A juvenile operating a snowmobile suffered severe injuries when he crashed and was thrown from the vehicle near Farnham Hill Road in West Windsor on Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.The injured juvenile, whose identity was not released, was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth-H …
  • Republican senators propose bill to void ballots of voters who don’t prove domicile
      Editor’s Note: This story was first published on New Hampshire Bulletin.Since 2020, the effort to tighten voting procedures has swept statehouses nationwide. Now, New Hampshire Senate Republicans are seeking a new target to overhaul: same-day voter registration.A bill unveiled last week would requir …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
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  • Andover Select Board agenda for Jan. 24
      The Select Board for the town of Andover will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 at Andover Town Hall, 958 Andover Road, and via Zoom. To access via Zoom click here.  Meeting ID: 869 021 5007; Passcode: 146374. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agend …
  • Area towns shuffled, separated under proposed redistricting plan
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont House yesterday passed H. 589 to bypass the work done by a tri-partisan board set up to create a legislative redistricting plan. The move substitutes the bill as the design for the “initial district plan.” The text of the legislation sa …
  • Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation
      TOWNSHEND Wendell Perkins CFA has joined the Grace Cottage Foundation Board of Directors. Wendell Perkins Perkins attended the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and graduated with a BA from Colby College. He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned h …
  • Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat fundraiser
      The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in our community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. As fuel prices have risen significantly, the need for heating fuel assistance to provide warmth …
  • Weekly Covid Update: State urges more masking as new positive rate smashes record 10,000
      ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The state hit a record single-day total of 2,975 cases this past week after glitches in the state Health Department website delayed recording positive case numbers. The new record-breaking weekly total smashed through the 10,000 barrier with 12,509 new cases, up from 7 …


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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  • Barre Opera House Reschedules Winter Shows
      Citing the latest COVID-19 surge, the Barre Opera House has postponed four shows originally scheduled in January and February. Opera House director Dan Casey announced the news on Wednesday in a press release. “Faced with spiking COVID Omicron cases here in the Green Mountain State and continuing it …
  • One to Watch: Starksboro Teen Organizes Holocaust Memorial Event in Bristol
      According to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, high school students in 22 states are required to learn about the Holocaust, the period between 1933 and 1945 when Germany’s Nazi regime murdered six million Jews. Vermont isn’t one of the those states, so 15-year-old Eliza Doucet of Starksboro is tak …
  • Amendment to Clarify Vermont's Slavery Ban Draws Support at Hearing
      A proposed amendment to clarify the prohibition of slavery in the Vermont Constitution earned unanimous support during a public hearing in the legislature Thursday night, with speakers painting it as an important step in the fight for racial equality. “This is going to serve as the foundation for ad …
  • Partnership Promises to Fuel GlobalFoundries' Campus With Green Hydrogen
       A trio of prominent Vermont institutions announced a partnership Thursday to develop a carbon-free fuel source — green hydrogen — touted as vital to helping the state reach its greenhouse emission goals. Vermont Gas Systems, the state’s largest supplier of natural gas, plans to break ground next ye …
  • Vermont State Police Trooper Sues Human Rights Commission, Seven Days
      A state trooper says his career was unjustly ruined by the Vermont Human Rights Commission over its finding that the Vermont State Police likely racially discriminated against Lydia Clemmons, the Black director of the historic Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Cp …


Concord Monitor
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  • Musher’s dog killed when team crossed busy Alaska highway
      A dog was killed and another ran off after a pickup collided with a sled team that was crossing a busy highway in Alaska.The musher was identified as Jaye Foucher of New Hampshire, who has been living in Willow since August, training for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Anchorage television statio. …
  • COVID indicators remain high, even with hospitalizations lower than expected
      COVID-19 indicators for New Hampshire have stayed near all-time highs for the past week, including daily case counts, though hospitalizations and deaths remain slightly lower than expected.According to data from the state’s official COVID response dashboard, New Hampshire averaged 2,840 new cases pe …
  • America writ small
      Eaton looks like the quintessential American town, with its steepled white church, combination diner/country store and centerpiece inn overlooking the aptly named Crystal Lake.It’s a place where a town official agrees to talk about a local controversy but insists on making eggplant parmesan for the. …
  • Bath & Body Works closing leaves mall with fewer than 10 of its original stores
      The Bath and Body Works store at Steeplegate Mall will close Saturday, leaving the mall with fewer than 10 occupied storefronts of the 60 it was built to hold.The closing comes as Bath and Body Works has shut a few of its roughly 1,700 stores in Canada and the U.S. in recent weeks according to…
  • In a pinch, if you run low on home heating oil, diesel fuel is an option
      EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story ran in 2018. It returns to the Monitor’s online most-read list during every cold snap, so we thought we’d tweak it for 2022.There’s an option for homeowners who run out of heating oil and can’t wait for a refill, or who can’t afford to pay the 150-gallon minimu …


WCAX
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  • More changes coming to the northern border
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Starting this weekend, more changes are coming to the northern border American truck drivers needed to show proof of vaccination to cross into Canada this week.Now, non-U.S. travelers coming into the country will need to be fully vaccinated starting Saturday.The Department o …
  • Proposal 2 would close loophole in Vermont’s constitution allowing slavery
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – Some Vermonters say the language in the state’s Constitution still allows for slavery. Now lawmakers are looking to clarify that’s not the case.Amending the Constitution is an intentionally lengthy process that takes about four years, but many lawmakers say it needs to be do …
  • Super Senior: Holly Puterbaugh & Lois Farnham
      MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) – In the still of the night, the historic New Haven Train Depot last week slowly rolled on its way to its new home. Scores of workers were on hand but few spectators other than Holly Puterbaugh and Lois Farnham, who braved the elements.“I’ve never seen a train depot move befor …
  • Analysis: Biden’s first year in office
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Thursday marked the one-year point in President Biden’s term in office.Biden was elected with high hopes of helping to unify the country after a divisive four years of Donald Trump, but with the pandemic still raging and much of his agenda stalled in Congress, the president …
  • NH teacher ‘loyalty’ law could expand to include race debate
      CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire lawmakers are considering expanding a Cold War-era law targeting “teachers’ loyalty” to reflect the current debate over discussions of history and race. The 1949 law prohibits teachers from advocating communism, but Republican Rep. Alicia Lekas, of Hudson, wants to …


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