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The Walpolean
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  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 5/14/24
    Roll Call: Present Board Members: Vice-Chair Dennis Marcom, Clerk Jason Perron, Jeff Harrington, Joanna Andros, Trevor MacLachlan, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio and alternate Bill Carmody. Absent: Alternate Travis Adams and Chair Jeff Miller. Call to Order: Mr. Marcom called the meeting …
  • Friends of the Walpole Library News
    And in my opinion it is really good news! We have many more days to make our book donations. Should be much easier to remember Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30 than it was the limited times available last year! Thanks, Eryn. – Lil We are excited to share some updates regarding the Friends of the Li …
  • Memorial Day Parade – 5/27/24

    The Memorial Day Parade starts at 11:30 AM on Monday. Those in the parade are to meet at 11:00 AM at the Unitarian Church.

    The current weather forecast is for showers/rain on Monday. If the weather is too inclement, the parade will be cancelled.

  • Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/16/24
    Selectboard Present: Cheryl Mayberry, Chair; Steven Dalessio and Carolyn Vose Staff Present: Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, and Sue Bauer, Recording Secretary Guests Present: Tom Dupell, Peter Graves Call to Order: Ms. Mayberry called the Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Wal …
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/14/24
    Present:  Amy Howard (Chair), Kathy Nerrie (Treasurer), Gail LaHaise, Susan Johnson, Bill Ranauro, Tim Lester, Sarah Mann, Erin Bowen, Jean Kobeski (Recording Secretary), Jane Malmberg (Library Director), Carolyn Vose (Selectboard Liaison) Amy called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m. in the Main Lib …


Vermont Journal / Shopper
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  • Springfield Farmers Market begins outdoor season
    SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Springfield Farmers Market celebrates the beginning of its 15th season on June 1, at its Clinton Street location, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine. In addition to old favorites like natural meats, artisan breads, wooden lawn and kitchen accessories, honey, candles, unique hand …
  • Rockingham Meeting House Association Annual Meeting
    ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – On June 1, the newly reinvigorated Rockingham Meeting House Association will have its Annual Meeting. On the agenda will be an introduction to the revitalized board of directors. Meet them and learn of their commitment and enthusiasm about the future of the meeting house. Discussio …
  • Bellows Falls Pride announces 2024 event calendar
    BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Film, trains, and music offerings characterize the events planned by Bellows Falls Pride from June-October, to recognize and support the LGBTQ community in southern Vermont. Bellows Falls will once more become a destination for the LGBTQ community in New England and beyond, echo …
  • New England Cider Donuts sets up a sweet shop in Ludlow
    Ribbon-cutting ceremony with OVRCC, Bennett, (center) and two staffers, Basil MacDonald (second from left) and Abby Severey (second from right). Photo provided LUDLOW, Vt. – Serving house-made cider doughnuts, small batch ice cream from Gifford’s in Maine, an assortment of pastries, and made-to-orde …
  • Richard Dunseith, 1955-2024 🇺🇸
    Richard Dunseith, 1955-2024 LUDLOW, Vt. – Richard Joseph Dunseith, 68, passed away on May 28, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. With the help of hospice, family, and friends, he was able to die peacefully at home. Dick was born in Queens, N.Y. on Sept. 29, 1955, to James and Joan Dunseith …


Valley News
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  • Lebanon warns taxpayers to budget for larger bills
    LEBANON — Spring property tax bills have just gone out, but city officials already are warning property owners to prepare for “an unprecedented increase” when the next bill arrives.The fall bill is when property owners will see the full effects of the…
  • Federal loan helps Claremont continue lead removal efforts
    CLAREMONT — The city received a $2.15 million loan from the federal Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month that will fund continuing efforts to eliminate lead in the lines and connections of the city’s drinking water system.The money from…
  • NH federal court strikes down ‘banned concepts’ teaching law
    The U.S. District Court of New Hampshire struck down a 2021 law Tuesday that barred teachers from advocating for certain topics, siding with teachers unions and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire and ruling that the law is…
  • Man gets DUI at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    RANDOLPH — Vermont State Police cited a 35-year-old Barre, Vt., man for DUI after he allegedly crashed into a flagpole at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Furnace Road on Memorial Day, according to a news release. Troopers observed signs of…
  • Hartford man held without bail following weekend standoff and shelter-in-place advisory
    HARTFORD — A Hartford man will be held without bail after police sealed off and issued a shelter-in-place advisory at a residential complex when the man allegedly threatened to shoot officers and burn down his condo building during a domestic incident…


Brattleboro Reformer
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  • Vermontitude Episode 70: Big Brothers Big Sisters update, with guest Ilene Winters
    In this week’s Vermontitude video webcast, host Peter “Fish” Case chats with Ilene Winters, director of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont, about their big fundraiser coming up featuring comedian Juston McKinney performing at the Latchis Theatre on June 8. They also discuss updates …
  • Jon Heydenreich | The Mindful Minute: The Vision
    She said it was hard for her to stand and maintain her balance. Her hearing was weak. And her eyesight was failing. The commentator said, she had a hard time seeing beyond two feet in front of her. Her son was concerned about her falling. He also was concerned about the wind. Falling is a big deal, …
  • Amanda Thurber to announce Brattleboro Sate Rep. campaign
    BRATTLEBORO — Residents of West Brattleboro are invited to celebrate Amanda Thurber’s campaign celebration at Lilac Ridge Farm, 264 Ames Hill Road, on Thursday, May 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. Locals can enjoy maple creemees and live music by local musicians Casey Greenleaf and Archer Parks. Thurber, who o …
  • Family, friends and alumni celebrate Kurn Hattin Day
    WESTMINSTER — On May 18, alumni, family, friends, and supporters from as far back as 1948 gathered on the Westminster campus to celebrate the annual Kurn Hattin Day and Alumni Meeting. Culminating a year of Dreaming Big, students presented a musical performance that included voice and instrumental s …
  • New Robertson Paper Mill maker honors Rockingham's industrial past
    ROCKINGHAM — Bellows Falls’ rich industrial history and vision for the future will be celebrated in the dedication of the recently installed Robertson Paper Mill Historic Interpretive Kiosk, presented by Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation (BFADC) and town of Rockingham. The public is invited …


Chester Telegraph
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  • GM school board wrestles with better use of its three school buildings
    Image courtesy of Okemo Valley TV By Shawn Cunningham © 2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last week’s Green Mountain Unified School District’s Restructuring Committee meeting was like experiencing a time warp, with the discussion re-litigating portions of the Act 46 merger that created the district more …
  • Editorial: Transparency, lots of public input make for a good zoning plan
    By Cynthia Prairie ©2024 Telegraph Publishing LLC Planning commissions in rural Vermont have tough jobs. They must balance the needs of residents with the state’s goals and regulations as well as current town plans, growth potential and visions for the future. And then they must endure the barbs of …
  • Spauldings to head to GOP Prez Convention
    Kelly Spaulding of Chester is one of four Windsor delegates elected to the Republican National Convention in July. On Saturday, May 18, Vermont Republicans gathered in South Burlington to elect 14 Republican National Committee delegates to the Presidential Convention in July. Of the 14, four were el …
  • Cavendish man gets 14 months in jail on firearms charge
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont stated that yesterday, Thursday, May 23,  Mitchell Horton, 37, of Cavendish, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to a term of 14 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release. Horton previ …
  • Andover Select Board agenda for Tuesday May 28
    The Andover Select Board will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 28 at the Andover Town Office, 953 Weston-Andover Road. Note the date change due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Below is the board’s agenda 1. Call Meeting to Order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes of May 13 meeting. 4. Publi …


E-Ticker News of Claremont
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Seven Days
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  • In Memoriam: Phyllis Larrabee, 1938-2021
    Life and works of central Vermont poet to be celebrated Phyllis Rachel Larrabee was born on September 30, 1938, in Newark, N.J. She was an unofficial poet laureate of central Vermont for decades. Phyllis died April 7, 2021, at Heaton Woods, Montpelier, Vt. Please join us to celebrate her works and l …
  • Trials & Tribulations: A Week Inside Vermont's Busiest Courthouse Reveals a Judicial System Plagued by Delays
    It had taken 569 days, but Ashley Richards’ trial was finally set to begin. A dozen jurors waited to take their seats in Courtroom 3A at the Judge Edward J. Costello Courthouse. The court officer and judge’s assistant were in their places. So were attorneys for the prosecution and defense, the witne …
  • Goddard College Campus Is Under Contract, Trustees Say
    The Goddard College campus property in Plainfield is under contract with an unnamed buyer, trustees said on Tuesday. The news comes just weeks after the tiny alternative school announced that it will close at the end of this term. The 117-acre property includes a former agricultural estate called Gr …
  • The Mystery Behind 'Just Say No' School Budget Signs
    Green signs printed with the phrase “Just Say No” in orange block lettering first appeared in South Burlington and Essex Junction ahead of those towns’ school budget revotes on May 8. Last week, the same signs popped up again, this time in Milton, in advance of that town’s third school budget vote o …
  • Running to Raise Money for Opioid Recovery, Salisbury's Chip Piper Completes 10 Marathons in 10 Days
    Salisbury’s Chip Piper completed 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days on Saturday — and raised more than $13,000 for local nonprofits that help people recovering from substance use. Piper, 55, was the subject of a May 8 cover story in Seven Days. The profile detailed how grief over the loss of his st …


Concord Monitor
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  • Study reveals 1 in 10 New Hampshire residents are food insecure
    More than 135,200 New Hampshire residents are struggling with food insecurity according to a new study, prompting the New Hampshire Food Bank to launch a new program offering crucial assistance to families in need across the state.According to a study…
  • Grant wants to make it easier for schools, businesses to do research
    Government grants are the life’s blood of modern science, providing money to help specific questions get answered and specific problems tackled. But a new federal grant has a different goal for the state’s 17 colleges and universities: Making it…
  • U.S. district court strikes down controversial ‘divisive concepts’ law
    A district court judge on Tuesday struck down New Hampshire’s controversial “divisive concepts” law, ruling that it is “unconstitutionally vague” in violation of the Constitution’s 14th amendment.The summary judgment ruling by Judge Paul J. Barbadoro…
  • Unmanned gas station proves vital in Dunbarton
    You wouldn’t expect a gas station to spark fond feelings, but Heavens Gas, an unmanned gas station in Dunbarton, has become indispensable to locals.“I love this gas station! I love it because there is nobody here,” Nancy Fraize said as she filled up…
  • Keene State, UNH to receive funding for STEM research
    The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded roughly $8 million to colleges and universities across New Hampshire to increase research opportunities and industry partnerships.Keene State College will receive $40,000 per year over four years,…


WCAX
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  • Lebanon Police arrest 5 in fentanyl bust
    LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) – A fentanyl bust in the Upper Valley has landed both Vermont and New Hampshire residents behind bars.Lebanon Police say they got a tip about suspicious drug activity at 9 High Street in Lebanon. Surveillance at the apartment complex — in partnership with the New Hampshire Drug …
  • Slate Valley UUSD officials prepare for fourth budget vote
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The school year may be winding down, but school budget season is still in full swing for 20 districts across the state.Slate Valley Unified Union School District voters will hit the polls again on Thursday to decide on the $30.8 million budget. The district is keeping the bu …
  • Non-profit hosts free cat clinic for Rutland hotel-motel program residents
    RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) – On Wednesday, people living in Rutland’s hotel-motel program with a feline friend can get some free vet care. Two organizations are collaborating to hold a free cat spay and neuter clinic. Starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, residents will load their cats onto a bus headed to a no …
  • Vermont spelling bee champion heads to D.C. for national competition
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCAX) – Today was the first day of the 96th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, and Vermont’s champion from Kirby, 12-year-old Phoenix Newell, took the stage.Spellbound hopefuls and their families traveled from all across the country hoping to become the nation’s next spell-lebri …
  • New York State Police investigate after body is found in trunk of car
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) – Police in Plattsburgh are investigating after a body was found in a trunk.At around 2:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday, New York State Police responded to the intersection of State Route 3 and Military Turnpike in the town of Plattsburgh after getting a report of a dead pers …


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