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Mid-River Bulletin Board
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The Walpolean
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  • Rabid Animals
      Peggy Pschirrer sent the following information. Those on Facebook have probably heard but, for those of us who are not, she wanted to share this good advice. – Lil The Walpole Police Department has reported an increasing number of calls about potentially rabid animals. Within the past month they hav …

  •   DATE CHANGE! Hooper Forest Timber Harvest Event Because recent warmth has softened the soil, the logging machines will NOT be working in Hooper Forest today.  The public timber harvest viewing event will NOT take place this afternoon, January 30. The Walpole Conservation Commission has rescheduled t …
  • No Work in Hooper Forest
      

    DATE CHANGE!

    Because recent warmth has softened the soil, machines will not be working in Hooper Forest on the 30th.

    Our event has been rescheduled for Monday, February 6, to take advantage of the coming freeze-hardened ground.

    France Menk

    WCC/WTC

  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 1/19/23
      Selectboard Present:  Steven Dalessio, Chair; Peggy Pschirrer and Cheryl Mayberry. CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.There was one member of the public present, Mr. Ray Boas. PUBLIC HEARING: Pursuant to RSA 31:95-b, the S …
  • February Clarion Now Online
      Ray Boas Jan 26 And, at the post offices tomorrow for delivery to Walpole, North Walpole, and Drewsville hopefully on Saturday. Back up to 20 pages with past events, news, and some “fun reads.” Please note on page 3, AGE IN MOTION. Submitted incorrectly, and not caught, it starts THURSDAY, February …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • William “Bill” Watkins, 1948-2023
      William Watkins, 1948-2023. Photo provided. SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – William “Bill” Watkins, 74, passed away on Jan. 25, 2023 at Springfield Hospital after a brief illness. Bill was born on Oct. 8, 1948 in Springfield, Vt. to the late George and Emma (Fuller) Watkins. He attended Springfield High School a …
  • Record breaking year for Good Friends campaign
      Representatives from SBW, the Monadnock Broadcasting Group:KNE-FM and Feeding Tiny Tummies. Photo provided. WALPOLE, N.H. – Douglas Cuddle Toys and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM along with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) helped raise over $36,000 during the 2022 Good Friends campaign, which …
  • Critical Media Literacy at Rockingham Library
      ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Rockingham Free Public Library is pleased to present media educator and contributor to “The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People,” Ben Boyington on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1p.m. “Media and Me…” Book Cover. Photo provided During the recent presidential …
  • Springfield Art Gym
      SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Art Gym (AG) is a community art room where we want you to exercise your creativity. The AG is filled with art supplies and ideas. Volunteers are present and happy to help. Presently we are open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. We have planned events on Sund …
  • Preserving and honoring our trees
      LONDONDERRY, Vt. – In Vermont, trees are the background wherever we look. Like the flowers and vegetables we tend in our gardens, trees need care and nurturing. Trees serve many purposes: they produce fresh oxygen, help us produce fuel, and even supply us with food. Trees are critical to keeping our …


Valley News
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  • Mascoma looks to keep its budget level
      WEST CANAAN — Mascoma Valley residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed school budget Saturday morning.The proposed 2023-2024 operating budget for the district — which includes Enfield Village School, Canaan Elementary School, Indian Rive …
  • Conservation district seeks members
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Aiming to strengthen local say in how federal money is funneled into environmental projects, the White River Conservation District is seeking a new board member. Conservation districts are local subdivisions of state government meant to carry out natural resource management pr …
  • Tunbridge couple files second legal challenge to town’s authority over trail use
      TUNBRIDGE — In a legal dispute turning into a legal saga, a second complaint has been filed against the tunbridge. Pitting landowners against a municipality, the filing follows the dismissal of a first lawsuit brought by the same plaintiffs contesting the Selectboard’s authority over trails in town. …
  • Hartford School Board trims budget and taps reserves, but projected tax increase still significant
      WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford School Board is proposing an operating budget of $47.6 million for the 2023-24 school year, after approving a flurry of spending trims and appropriations last week to reduce the proposal’s tax impact. The budget proposal increases total spending next year by $3.9. …
  • Maine firm takes over ValleyNet operations
      ROYALTON — Internet service in east central Vermont is now being run from south east Maine.A Maine company has taken over ValleyNet’s contract to operate internet service provider ECFiber, which pioneered the municipality-owned model of rural high-speed internet service that is being widely adopted. …


Brattleboro Reformer
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Chester Telegraph
chestertelegraph.org

  • Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 1
      The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, click here https://zoom.us/join . Meeting ID:  819 8884 2129 or ​ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81988842129 Below is the agenda. 1. Approve Minutes from the January 18, 2023 …
  • Chester board finalizes budget; cannabis retailer on the horizon; citizen police panel discussed
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC While issues like a report from the town’s Cannabis Control Commission, thoughts on a police citizen advisory board and the approval of the warning for Town Meeting were on the Chester Select Board’s Jan. 18 agenda, one line on the proposed 2023 bu …
  • Derry board considers stricter short-term rental ordinance
      By Shawn Cunningham © 2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday Jan. 23 meeting, the  Londonderry Select Board took up a draft ordinance to regulate short-term rentals. The draft that was posted on the town’s website as part of the board packet was basically the ordinance adopted by the Chester Se …
  • Andover board sends $1.066M budget to voters
      From left, Robin Trask, Melissa Gates-Perry, Susan Leader, Richard Griswold and Chris Plumb look over the budget proposal prior to passing it. Screen shot from Zoom By Cynthia Prairie ©2023 Telegraph Publishing LLC As expected, the Andover Select Board on Monday night signed off on the town’s first …
  • LWV speaker series on Impact of Climate Change on Vermont continues Feb. 8
      The League of Women Voters of Vermont, in partnership with Kellogg-Hubbard Library, presents the fourth installment of its five-part 2022-2023 lecture series on The Impact of Climate Change on Vermont at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. This presentation will be a current legislative initiatives update …


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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  • Burlington's Amtrak Train Service Is Off to a Strong Start
      Early ridership numbers show that there’s strong interest in the 6-month-old Ethan Allen Express rail service between Burlington and New York City. Using statistics from Trains in the Valley, a rail advocacy organization in western Massachusetts, Vermont rail booster Carl Fowler reported that the ex …
  • The Magnificent 7: Must See, Must Do, February 1-7
      The temperatures are dropping, but there’s no shortage of ways for Vermonters to connect learn and have a good time. We’ve compiled fourteen must-do events including Electric Dreams, a high-energy Vermont Symphony Orchestra program featuring electric violinist Tracy Silverman. It’s Electric Saturday …
  • City Market Offers Great Pay, Excellent Benefits and Meaningful Work
      Before Emily Calhoon moved to Burlington in August 2020, she started applying for jobs. Her first choice employer? City Market, Onion River Co-op. Calhoon had worked at grocery co-ops for years in Minneapolis, and appreciated being involved in a Member-owned, mission-driven organization making fresh …
  • Obituary: Robin Mazza Boyer, 1958-2023
      Colchester woman lived for her grandchildren and was married to the love of her life for 45 years Robin Mazza Boyer, age 64, of Colchester passed away on January 27, 2023, at the McClure Miller Respite House surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Burlington on March 18, 1958, to the late R …
  • Obituary: Peter Richard Wimble, 1955-2022
      Former service member made friends wherever he went with his quick wit and big heart Peter Wimble, 67, passed away on December 20, 2022, in Burlington, Vt. He was born on January 17, 1955, in Burlington, Vt., to Richard Wimble and Lillian (Lavalette) Wimble. Peter graduated from Essex Junction High …


Concord Monitor
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WCAX
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  • Vermont’s Presidential Scholars recognized at the Statehouse
      MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) – Exceptional talent and leadership are just a couple qualities of Vermont’s Presidential Scholars. On Monday, 14 students received the prestigious recognition. There were also a handful of honorable mentions. Students can become Presidential Scholars for general academic succ …
  • Student removed from Lebanon Middle School after threat
      LEBANON, NH. (WCAX) – School Officials are investigating a school threat made by a middle school student at Lebanon Middle School, Monday. Lebanon Police Department says, a threatening list, written by the student, was found and the School Resource Officer was notified. They say the student was remo …
  • 2023 Penguin Plunge cancels outdoor event, goes remote
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The 28th annual Penguin Plunge is now remote due to sub-zero temperature expected this weekend. Special Olympics Vermont says with the negative 20 degree wind chills — it’s deemed unsafe to be outside — let alone jump into the lake. Some suggestions they have for remote op …
  • Made in VT: Slow Process
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – In the ever-changing fashion world, old is in and new is out. Now, thrifted, thoughtful, and hand-made products are in the spotlight, as people turn away from fast fashion. That’s where a Burlington-based business shines.“So, it’s a lot of vintage and antique textiles that g …
  • Sanders takes the helm of HELP committee
      BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will have a key role in advocating for prescription drug pricing and other health care policy in the 118th Congress.Sanders this month took over as chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions where he expected to foc …


VPR
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Vermont state government
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