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The Walpolean
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  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/8/24
    Selectboard Present:  Peggy Pschirrer, Chair; Cheryl Mayberry and Steven Dalessio Staff Present: Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration; Ahmad Esfahani, Recording Secretary Others Present: Jocelyn Barrett of Great River Hydro; Mark Houghton, Fire Chief CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Se …
  • Town Budget Hearing – 2/8/24
    Selectboard Present:  Peggy Pschirrer, Chair; Cheryl Mayberry and Steven Dalessio Staff Present: Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration; Ahmad Esfahani, Recording Secretary, Rich Kreissle, Manager of Finance; Mike Symonds, Road Agent; Justin Sanctuary, Police Chief; Ben Hoy, Recycling Dept. Manage …
  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 2/13/24
    Roll Call: Board members Chair Jeff Miller, Clerk Jason Miller, Joanna Andros, Trevor MacLachlan, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio. Alternate Bill Carmody. Absent: Vice-Chair Dennis Marcom, board member Jeff Harrington and alternate Travis Adams. A quorum was present. Also at the meeting w …
  • Clarion Deadline for March – 2/21/24
    Can you believe it? Town Meeting time? Maple Sryup? Time change on the 10th? Feels like we made it through another one! – Lil March approaching, and Town Meeting time. I began working on the layout and design of this upcoming issue about a week ago, and last evening expanded from 12 to 16 pages havi …
  • Zoning Board Meeting Agenda – 2/21/24


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Biribá Union at Next Stage Arts
    PUTNEY, Vt. – Next Stage Arts presents Biribá Union, a dynamic musical trio featuring Grammy Award-winning cellist Mike Block, progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon, and electric bass player Patricia Ligia, at Next Stage Arts on Sunday, March 3, at 7 p.m., at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney …
  • Fletcher Farm School raises over $35,000
    The Fletcher Farm planning group. Photo by Pollyanna Sidell LUDLOW, Vt. – Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, a beloved Okemo Valley community institution providing arts education to adults and local youth for over 75 years, is poised to keep its doors open. Over the last 10 weeks, they ra …
  • America’s oldest cheesemaker celebrates 200 years
    MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. – In 1824, the Crowley family of Healdville, Vt., started producing hand crafted, raw milk cheese from their kitchen in the family farmhouse. Refrigeration had not yet been invented, so dairy farmers would form a cooperative partnership with local cheesemakers to sell their excess m …
  • Full online edition: Yesterday & Today 2024
    The full online edition of the Yesterday & Today section is the same as what is inside our Feb. 21 weekly printed publication. Yesterday & Today 2024 This year’s keepsake features the Cheshire Covered Bridge, spanning from Charlestown, N.H. to Springfield, Vt., with an article from local historian R …
  • Full online edition: The Vermont Journal 02-21-24
    The full online edition is the same as our weekly printed publication. The Vermont Journal 02-21-24 This week’s edition of The Vermont Journal features: Yesterday & Today section; America’s oldest cheesemaker turns 200; Cavendish adopts Local Hazard Mitigation Plan; Fletcher Farm School raises over …


Valley News
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  • Police: Claremont man fired gun during road rage incident
    CLAREMONT — City schools were put on shelter-in-place status early Tuesday afternoon when a 20-year-old Claremont man allegedly fired a gun at a 51-year-old man in an incident that was sparked by a road rage incident, according to police.Jeremiah…
  • Bennington College recognizes new labor union of faculty, staff, campus safety workers
    Bennington College has voluntarily recognized a new labor union comprised of the college’s faculty, staff and campus safety workers after a third party confirmed its legitimacy.The American Arbitration Association completed the card-check process and…
  • Manion named DHMC’s new chief operating officer
    LEBANON — Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has reached within the family and down the highway to find its new chief operating officer.Tom Manion, who since 2020 has been president and chief executive officer of New London Hospital, has been named…
  • Vermont governor seeks disaster declaration for December flooding
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Monday that he has requested a federal major disaster declaration to help communities hit by severe rainfall and flooding in December. Such a declaration would allow municipalities to be…
  • Six vie for three Hartford Selectboard seats
    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Voters will be asked at Town Meeting to elect three candidates to the Hartford Selectboard, two of whom will replace board members who did not seek reelection. Rocket, an incumbent who goes by a single name, and three…


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Jon Heydenreich | The Mindful Minute: Measuring Up
    We measure everything. Height, weight, pay, cost, savings, heart rates, blood pressure, sugar levels, how much weight we lift, how far and how fast we go, heart rate variability, VO2 max, how many repetitions we do in an exercise, grades, class rank, SAT scores, how far or fast we drive, temperature …
  • Bellows Falls Woman's Club shows love to town service providers on Valentine's day
    BELLOWS FALLS — Bellows Falls Woman’s Club President Nancy McAuliffe and Vice President Dianne Potter led members in filling 24 bags with Valentine’s cookies last week. The bags were distributed to several municipal, essential and emergency, health, and elder care, and social service agency workers …
  • Green Mountain Gardeners present 'Straw Bale Gardening'
    LONDONDERRY — The Green Mountain Gardeners are hosting a program by Peter Isakson on “Straw Bale Gardening.” The event will be held Monday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Londonderry Rescue Squad. This meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend, with light snacks to follow the presentat …
  • Jon Heydenreich | The Mindful Minute: Forgiving yourself
    I hear folks say, “You have to forgive yourself.” I understand the sentiment but I ponder it. If I am locked up in guilt, I cannot unlock myself so easily, because I am locked up. Someone needs to unlock me. Then it is up to me to move about. I can also be unlocked, but still hold my hands and feet …
  • New volunteer opportunity at Brattleboro Area Hospice
    BRATTLEBORO — If you or someone you care about has ever been diagnosed with a serious illness, you know that life changes considerably at that moment. This spring, Brattleboro Area Hospice will open a new program for the community to address this challenging time in a person’s life, to help those wi …


Chester Telegraph
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  • Meet the three candidates for the GMUSD board
    ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph sent a series of questions to the three candidates who are vying for two three-year terms on the board of the Green Mountain Unified School District, which oversees Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools and Green Mountain Union Hig …
  • Chester Republican Committee launches inaugural candidates’ event
    A group of residents from Chester and Grafton gather at the Chester American Legion to hear from candidates Sunday. Click any image to enlarge. All photos by Shawn Cunningham. Organizer Roy Spaulding introduces each of the candidates to the audience. ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC After years of dor …
  • Chester gets $47,000 grant to remove, replace ash trees
    By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Woodpecker flecking on an infested ash tree. Photo by VT Invasives. The Town of Chester has received a $47,000 federal grant that will allow it to remove more than 25 ash trees in the village in poor condition or subject to  emerald ash borer. The gr …
  • Chester Select Board agenda for Feb. 21
    The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom.  To access the meeting via Zoom, click here. Below is its agenda. 1. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 2. Approve Minutes from the February 7, 2024 Selectboard Meeting 3. Citizen Comment …
  • Partisan candidates forum sparks concern in Chester
    The poster announcing the Meet the Candidates event held by the Chester and Grafton GOP committees. By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC A Chester candidates forum that has excluded half the candidates running for contested seats on the Chester Select Board and the board of the Green Mo …


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
  • 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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  • Candidates Joan Shannon and Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Prepare to Face Off in Burlington’s Mayoral Contest
    There’s a startling perception circulating in Burlington that’s proving hard to shake: that public disorder has made the city’s downtown unsafe for visitors and residents alike. Whether or not that fear is justified, it’s no surprise that public safety dominates residents’ concerns as they prepare t …
  • Group Offers Tips for Those Who Want to Rent Their Homes During the Eclipse
    The solar eclipse will darken the Vermont skies for only a few minutes, but Julie Marks, the founder and executive director of the Vermont Short-Term Rental Alliance, sees the potential for long-term dividends in the once-in-a-lifetime event. Marks held a webinar February 12 with suggestions for Ver …
  • Richmond’s Relaunched Kitchen Table Doubles Down on Comfort Food
    Given how high many of us register on the stress-o-meter these days, the approach of the recently reborn Kitchen Table in Richmond seems sensible —comforting, in fact. Along with its dinner menu of classics such as poutine, mac and cheese, and grilled steak with fries, the restaurant in the historic …
  • Burger Night at Winooski's Four Quarters Brewing Is a Soon-to-Be Smash
    If I’d been smarter — or at least quicker — I would’ve timed how long it took to get my Cheeseburger in Paradise on a recent Tuesday night at Four Quarters Brewing in Winooski. Then I would’ve clocked myself eating it, and I could say with certainty which was faster: cooking or eating. I can attest …
  • Drinking Delightful London Fog Lattes at Great Harvest Bread in Burlington
    On a frosty Saturday in January, heading into Burlington with my sister for some postholiday bargain hunting on the Church Street Marketplace, I hung a right into the Pine Street parking lot of Great Harvest Bread. It reminded me of a joke my mom used to make when we’d visit Dunkin’: “The car pulled …


Concord Monitor
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WCAX
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  • Body of NH Marine killed in helicopter crash comes home
    DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The body of one of five Marines killed when their helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a storm was brought back to his home state of New Hampshire on Tuesday and a procession was held in his honor.Jack Casey, 26, of Dover, was a pilot aboard the CH-53E he …
  • UVM’s Cheese and Dairy Fest gives students a sampling of the Green Mountains’ finest
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The University of Vermont was the place to be for cheese and dairy lovers on Tuesday.A variety of local cheese, milk, yogurt and other free samples were up for grabs at UVM’s Annual Cheese and Dairy Fest at the Davis Center.“It’s nice to see young people really enjoying dair …
  • Wildlife Watch: Vt. Fish and Wildlife intern gathers game camera video
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A partnership between Vermont Fish & Wildlife and the University of Vermont provides students with valuable skills in wildlife management in the field and behind the desk.As Ike Bendavid reports, one recent intern studying wildlife biology brought back some eye-popping video …
  • HHS secretary visits Upper Valley to discuss drug price reforms in Inflation Reduction Act
    LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) – Addiction, access to rural health care, and high drug prices were just some of the issues U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra discussed during a stop in the Upper Valley Tuesday. For the third time in as many months, a member of President Biden’s cabinet tr …
  • Proposed plea deal in Vt. crash that killed actor Treat Williams
    BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The man who police say caused a crash that killed Hollywood actor Treat Williams in Vermont could avoid jail time under a proposed plea agreement.Ryan Koss, 35, pleaded not guilty in September to felony gross negligent operation with death resulting after the June collision …


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