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The Walpolean
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  • An Invitation from Susan Jasse
      Art has been popping up all over Walpole. I am encouraging folks to drive by the orchard entrance on Wentworth Road. My son-in-law and his family who have been residing here in Walpole since early March have left some art by the side of the road. He is a graphic designer who has found relief in arra …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/14/20
      Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM.  She advised that the Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  This ZOOM meeting is being recorded remotely by FACT-T …
  • Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/14/20
      Hooper Trustees Present:    Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:14 PM.  The Hooper Trustees are in three separate locations.  This ZOOM meeting is being recorded remotely by FACT-TV. HOOPER TRUSTEE …
  • New Small Business Relief
      Main Street Relief Fund Good morning, everyone.  I hope you all weathered yesterday’s storms safely. Yesterday, the Governor announced a Main Street Relief Fund, consisting of $400 million from NH’s CARES Act funds.  It is not clear yet what the criteria or conditions of the grants will be, but what …
  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/7/20
      Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry; Steven Dalessio  CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM.  She advised that the Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  This ZOOM meeting is being recorded remotely by FACT-TV.  It …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers donate to BRNGS
      The Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers Snowmobile Club raised $1,215 for Black River Good Neighbor Services. Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Good Neighbors Services continuously does a great job helping families in our area. When the Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers Snowmobile Club found out that BRGNS’ …
  • Dorothea S. Kehaya, 1925-2020
      WESTMINSTER WEST, Vt. – Dorothea S. Kehaya, American photographer, 1925-2020, was born in New York City, May 25, 1925, and peacefully passed in Westminster West Feb. 24, 2020 surrounded by love and Christmas tree lights. A master of black and white and color photography, she has portfolios and pictu …
  • Fletcher Farm School offering online classes
      Fletcher Farm School is starting online classes in June and July. Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, like many other institutions, has had to cancel most of our spring classes. It is with regret that we announce at this time we find it necessary to cancel …
  • Pet of the Week is Sampson
      Sampson. Photo provided My name’s Sampson, and I’m a 10-year-old neutered male. I came back to Lucy Mackenzie when my beloved human passed away. I had a great life with him and miss him so very much. My human friends here are taking good care of me and showing me lots of love. They tell me I won’t b …
  • Sandra J. Anderson, 1939-2020
      Sandra J. Anderson, 1939-2020. Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – Sandra Jeanne “Sandie” Anderson, 80, died May 8, 2020 at the Gill Odd Fellows Nursing Home in Ludlow, Vt. She was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Brocton, Mass., the daughter of Andy Anderson and Alberta Peters. She was raised in Greenfield, Mass. an …


Valley News
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  • Famous pizza shop gets permit
      MYSTIC, Conn. — An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is the first business to get a permit from the state allowing it to add outdoor seating as part of a plan to aid businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont said the Connecticut Department of Transportation has approved a permit.. …
  • NH makes stockpile of surgical masks available to buy at liquor stores
      CONCORD — Residents of New Hampshire may now buy disposable surgical masks from the state’s stockpile, Gov. Chris Sununu announced Friday — as long as they go to a liquor store.State officials started distributing the masks in its stockpile to 80 liquor stores across the state Saturday, Sununu said. …
  • A Life: Ann Ackley cared ‘even if she didn’t know you’
      WEST WINDSOR — The first thing people would notice about Ann Ackley was her smile.She smiled at the children she worked with as a paraprofessional at Albert Bridge School and the people she taught to ski at slopes in the Upper Valley. She smiled while volunteering with her therapy dog, Bridgette, an …
  • Nursing homes feel staff shortage
      COVID-19 has killed dozens of residents of New Hampshire nursing homes and set off a scramble to find and keep on the job the caregivers and other employees upon whom these elderly, disabled and vulnerable people depend.The novel coronavirus has proven itself a cruel but selective killer. In New Ham …
  • Art In Your Yard event aims to honor Tomie dePaola
      Since stay-at-home orders took effect and schools closed, Casey Biuso, of New London, has noticed that her kids, who are 12, 10 and 7, are more interested in creating art. “The act of making art has broken up the monotony of being at home and being together,” Biuso said. “It’s helped them express th …


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Two injured in NH crash
      The New Hampshire State Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 12 in Westmoreland at about 6:10 a.m. Saturday. Preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by Ethan Moody, 17, of Alstead, N.H., collided with a vehicle operated by Maureen Barry, 68, of Keene, N.H. Both o …
  • In good hands: Gould helps keep cancer patients safe during pandemic
      BRATTLEBORO — When she attended Brattleboro Union High School, Jessica (Thurber) Gould babysat for a young girl with cancer.She knew then that she would be an oncology nurse.”I feel a bit sheepish being called a hero or front-line or essential. I love my job,” said Gould, who has been working at Bay …
  • Photos: Prelude to the procession
      BRATTLEBORO — A long line of vehicles filled with seniors arrive at Brattleboro Union High School to pick up their materials for graduation on Friday, May 22, 2020.PHOTO GALLERY: https://mng-nenivt.smugmug.com/Graduation-materials-052220/ …
  • Penned in pandemic, book highlights nature
      In her latest book, written in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Melanie Choukas-Bradley advises readers to find their very own “wild home.” “I think the best way to connect to nature is to get to really know one place intimately,” she said in an interview Sunday. “That message just resonates so …
  • Meals on Wheels reaches more in need
      BRATTLEBORO — Chris McAvoy, executive director of Brattleboro Senior Meals, has never seen so many requests for Meals on Wheels in her 22 years with the organization. “I’ve had to change some of my meal routes so they aren’t so large and add a couple of more,” she said. Eligibility requirements for …


Chester Telegraph
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  • Pop-up test sites for asymptomatic residents
      More Covid-19 test sites are readied for asymptomatic people. The CDC is recommending that children under 2 not wear face masks. Click the picture to learn more. Photo illustration by David Veksler on Unsplash ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health is opening nearly two doze …
  • Covid-19 cases rise by 18 in week; outdoor dining allowed at some restaurants
      ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Vermont Department of Health confirmed six new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to 952, an increase of 18 cases in the last week. Of the six new cases, one was reported in Windsor County and three were in Windham County. One new death has bee …
  • To mask or not to mask: Locals talk about why they wear one, why they don’t
      A mother helps her daughter put on a face mask. Photo by August de Richelieu.   By Tuckerman Wunderle ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the state begins the process of reopening businesses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vermonters are adjusting to a new aspect of everyday life: masks. S. Lond …
  • Local businessowners contemplate reopening
      As Gov. Scott reopens Vermont retailers, social distancing rules will remain in effect. Photo by Kelly Sikkema for Unsplash. By Evan Chadwick ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Vermont exceeding expectations in containing the spread of Covid-19, Gov. Phil Scott has consistently turned the “economic …
  • Derry board adopts resolution asking shoppers to wear masks
      The Londonderry Select Board meets by Zoom on Monday night.   By Bruce Frauman 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC After considerable discussion, the Londonderry Select Board on May 18, approved a resolution that requests that people shopping at Londonderry businesses wear a mask as the town attempts to p …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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  • CFD Toned Out for Structure Fire Early Sunday Morning
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded, today May 24, to a heavily involved structure fire at 86 Chestnut Street. Claremont safety services were dispatched at 3:07a.m. A general alarm was struck for all personnel to respond. Fire crews were on the scene within two minutes with a compl …
  • Claremont Fire Dept. Toned out for Brush Fire
      CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to its first brush fire of the season. Claremont Fire Chief Bryan Burr reported that “crews responded to 356 Old Newport Road for a brush fire at 3:48 p.m. today. The fire was under control at 4:11 p.m. The fire charred approximately 2 ½ acres of …
  • Charlestown Memorial Day parades Cancelled
      In keeping with the Governor’s emergency orders, the Charlestown Memorial VFW Post 8497 regretfully announces cancellation of the annual Memorial Day Parades in North Charlestown and Charlestown for 2020. Though we are disappointed in not being able to have a public ceremony on this Memorial Day we …
  • Fire in Claremont
      

    The Claremont Fire Dept. was called to 133 Mulberry St. Tuesday afternoon for a structure fire. There was heavy smoke on the backside of 1.5 story wood frame house. Here, firefighters open the roof to increase ventilation. More details to come. (Eric Zengota photo).

  • Arrest Made Following Lengthy Investigation of Fentanyl-Related Death
      CLAREMONT, NH—After a three-month criminal investigation, Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase and Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway announced the arrest of Christopher Santolucito, 36, of Claremont, NH; the arrest and charges were announced Wednesday afternoon. Christopher Santolucito (CPD) Accor …


Seven Days
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  • Orwell Butter Maker Earns Attention From Trump and the 'New York Times'
      On May 21, the New York Times published an  article by restaurant critic Tejal Rao headlined, “As the Restaurant Industry Struggles, the President Talks About Butter.” The butter in question captured President Trump’s fancy during a May 18 meeting with restaurant executives to discuss potential fede …
  • Vermont Shakespeare Festival Puts the Bard in Your Yard
      Clad in a frilly white shirt and jeans, a sword dangling from his belt, Don Armado tore into his scene. Passion drove his speech, dramatic gestures his actions. Smitten by secret love, the Spaniard conveyed his heart’s desire to, um, an audience of two on a patio shielded by a magnolia tree on South …
  • Barbacoa Play Pop-Up Concert in Burlington's Old North End
      You can’t stop the music. That’s what Burlington surf-rock band Barbacoa proved on Saturday as they played a pop-up concert in the parking lot of a vacant building in the Old North End. Despite state-mandated restrictions on public gatherings, the long-running Queen City outfit performed to a crowd …
  • Short Order for Restaurants: Two Months Closed, Two Days to Open
      Jackie Oktay has been busy homeschooling her kids, converting two restaurants to takeout businesses, and keeping 40 people employed. So she missed the news on Wednesday that restaurants could open for outdoor dining on Friday. They’d been ordered to stay closed for two months as part of the state’s …
  • House Appropriations Chair Kitty Toll Won't Seek Reelection
      Rep. Kitty Toll (D-Danville), the chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced Saturday that she will not seek reelection. Her departure after 12 years in office will leave the House without one of its most experienced number-crunchers as it enters an era likely marked by economic …


Concord Monitor
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  • Bats emerge from hibernation in the spring, when insects start to return
      As spring arrives, so do … bats? Like many other naturalists, I spend lots of time during this season looking for migrating salamanders and blossoming bloodroot. I’ve never thought much about what bats are doing this time of year. It turns out these flying mammals, who retreated into hibernation ba. …
  • Help NASA out at Norway Pond this summer
      This summer, visitors to Norway Pond in Hancock can aid a global climate study sponsored by NASA, just by sending a text.The Norway Pond Commission is the first New Hampshire partner in Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites, a global study run by the University of North Carolina tha …
  • ‘Art In Your Yard’ will honor Tomie dePaola
      Since stay-at-home orders took effect and schools closed, Casey Biuso, of New London, has noticed that her kids, who are 12, 10 and 7, are more interested in creating art. “The act of making art has broken up the monotony of being at home and being together,” Biuso said. “It’s helped them express th …
  • Businesses open for summer season
      HAMPTON – Sebastien Jeanfrancois was happy to sip on a Corona beer at a table on the Bernie’s Beach Bar deck Thursday. He overlooked a beach that would normally be packed given the 73 degree weather.“It’s very different,” said Jeanfrancois, 23, who came from Manchester with two friends to enjoy Hamp …
  • Liquor sales spike during pandemic
      Liquor sales jumped 13.51%, or $17.3 million, from March 1 to May 13, compared to the same time period last year as people stocked up on, and perhaps consumed more, booze during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures provided by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.Customers, many with out-of-st …


WCAX
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VPR
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  • Tracking The Pandemic: How Quickly Is The Coronavirus Spreading State By State?
      This page is updated regularly. Loading… Since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the United States on Jan. 21, more than 1 million people in the U.S. have confirmed cases of COVID-19. On April 12, the U.S. became the nation with the most deaths globally, but there are early signs that th …
  • From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
      It has been around two months of quarantine for many of us. The urge to get out and enjoy the summer is real. But what’s safe? We asked a panel of infectious disease and public health experts to rate the risk of summer activities, from backyard gatherings to a day at the pool to sharing a vacation h …
  • Food Banks Get The Love, But SNAP Does More To Fight Hunger
      Millions of newly impoverished people are turning to the charitable organizations known as food banks. Mile-long lines of cars, waiting for bags of free food, have become one of the most striking images of the current economic crisis. Donations are up, too, including from a new billion-dollar govern …
  • Harvard Researchers Find 'Inequality On Top Of Inequality' In COVID-19 Deaths
      Much is still unknown about the coronavirus, including a full picture of perhaps its most important impact: who it has killed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.” The d …
  • Community Report: How South Burlington Is Marking Milestones Through COVID-19
      This week, VPR checks in with Madeline Clark, who writes for The Other Paper , covering news for South Burlington and surrounding towns. Clark’s reporting has recently focused on several groups who are finding ways to still mark milestone events such as prom and graduation and traditional commemorat …


NHPR
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Vermont state government
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