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The River Valley Workforce Investment Board is hosting the 2019 River Valley Employment Fair on Wednesday, April 10 at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont. If you are seeking employees to sustain and grow your business, now is your chance to register for this great event. We expe… Read more

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CLAREMONT – Milford Butterfield takes good care of things. Now 93, the retired Marine took care of Disnard school (as a custodian) and elementary students (as a bus driver) for 25 years. When he retired in 1988 the school sent a limousine to his house to pick up him and his wife, Leatrice, f… Read more

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CLAREMONT – During a discussion to determine the next meeting's agenda at Wednesday's city council meeting, council member Abigail Kier floated a motion to censure city Councilor Jonathan Stone.  Read more

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WOODSTOCK, Vt. — A man whose Springfield home was flooded by sewage in December 2018 filed suit Thursday in Windsor County Civil Court here against the health care company he believes is responsible. Read more

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SPRINGFIELD,Vt. —  As various public and private business and planning groups celebrated the third annual “Main Street Meet-up” on Wednesday, the municipal planning commission was getting ready to reconfigure itself after the March town meeting. Read more

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WASHINGTON — Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the “Medicare at 50 Act” yesterday to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire earl… Read more

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MONTPELIER – When Keith Gallant of East Braintree heard shots one night and discovered his mailbox had been struck by shotgun slugs, he feared that he and his family had been targeted. Gallant learned otherwise, however, when he met with the teenager who had fired the shots. Read more

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SPRINGFIELD — On Jan. 18 at approximately 10 p.m., troopers responded to the Interstate 89 Springfield rest area for the report of two subjects acting suspiciously in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Trooper Matthew Field encountered two subjects who were doing “snow angels” in the parking lot… Read more

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CLAREMONT — When Tom Ford arrived in Claremont in 1982 to become the city's fire chief, he quickly found his way to the Tumble Inn diner and began having coffee there every morning. According to his daughter Jacquie, he didn't have a diner that he went to back in West Hartford, Connecticut, … Read more

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NEW LONDON — New London Hospital Director of Wellness and Population Health Catherine Bardier has been named chair of the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Advisory Council. There are 13 regional public health networks (RPHNs) in New Hampshire involving broad public health interests. The… Read more

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CLAREMONT — The Claremont Area AARP Chapter met Feb. 14 for a Valentine's Day luncheon and get-together at the Earl Bourdon Centre. Following the luncheon, several members provided the entertainment: Bob Belaire, Bob Bruzik, Gloria Santini, Sandy Greene, Pamela Rich and Brenda Saunders. Door… Read more

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CLAREMONT — When Tom Ford arrived in Claremont in 1982 to become the city's fire chief, he quickly found his way to the Tumble Inn diner and began having coffee there every morning. According to his daughter Jacquie, he didn't have a diner that he went to back in West Hartford, Connecticut, … Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — We have four neutered house rabbits looking for loving homes. These sweet boys were born in September. They are good friends and would love to be adopted in pairs or to be bonded with your current rabbit. Stop by Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. to meet Ne… Read more

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NEW LONDON — “Aging with Confidence: Real Challenges, Real Solutions” is the topic guest speaker Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH, will present at this year’s Lake Sunapee VNA Annual Meeting. Dr. Bruce is a professor and health services researcher at Dartmouth. Her research focuses on the mental healt… Read more

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The Greater Claremont Board of Realtors donated $1,200 to provide a scholarship for a Claremont student to join the trip to Washington, D.C. this year. Left to right: Roz Kaplan, Stevens High School Principal Pat Berry, Bob Haynes, Don Chabot, Vi Lunderville. Read more

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WINDSOR, Vt. — The Cone Automatic Machine Company Charitable Foundation scholarship program will continue for the coming school year 2019-20. This scholarship is available to the children or grandchildren of former employees of Cone-Blanchard Machine Company having a minimum of five years co… Read more

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Springfield, which at one time led by 17 points, eventually needed an overtime stanza to defeat Hartford, 63-57, in a battle of two boys teams trying to grab one of the last Division II playoff spots. Read more

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I want to thank again all of you who commented on the location of the new farmers market. You have spoken and we have listened. We will be moving the market to Broad Street, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with further discussions as to how to make it safe for customers who park around the pa… Read more

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I have long loved the Commonwealth of Virginia, and everything else being equal, I might have chosen to live there. The sheer beauty of the state’s pastoral and mountainous landscapes soothed a New Jersey boy’s heart. Walking across the University of Virginia campus along the white-pillared … Read more

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Yes, Democrats want to start a new investigation into already-under-investigation Trump-Russia allegations. And yes, they want to investigate Trump associates like Michael Cohen, Roger Stone and others. But by far the biggest thing Democrats want, now that they have the majority in the House… Read more

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I was one of the 47 million Earthlings who watched last week’s State of the Union show. Most of us in the audience were Americans, as the show was staged mostly for us. People in the rest of the world have their own problems, although the antic behavior consuming the erstwhile leader of the … Read more

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In the United States it’s award season — Obie, Screen Actors Guild, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy. Not to be outdone, I present the “Scammies”: the top frauds reported to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office in the previous year. Sadly, the AGs in New Hampshire and Massachusetts do not provide a simi… Read more

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I recently received some constructive feedback about Eagle Times reporter Glynis Hart’s article titled “Racial Healing Topic of MLK Day Event” (Jan. 22). I’m an active member of the Racial Healing Working Group (RHWG) who sponsored the event on MLK Day. I enjoy Ms. Hart’s writing, though the… Read more

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On Bleecker Street in Manhattan, you can find both a Planned Parenthood clinic and a boutique for pregnant women. According to Vogue, the store, Hatch, “is arguably the first of its kind, in that it was designed specifically for pregnant shoppers: Changing rooms have a size chart to help you… Read more

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One Father’s Day, when I was 6 years old, I asked my dad why there was no such thing as “Kids’ Day,” and he said, “Because every day is kids’ day.” And that’s my feeling about Presidents Day. Every day is Presidents Day. Besides, I’m not quite sure if not getting my mail is going to make me … Read more

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NEWPORT — Several people turned out at The Library Arts Center in Newport for an opening reception Friday for its 2019 juried exhibit. The exhibit began Feb. 9 and runs through March 21. The jurors this year are Stephanie Kyriazis, chief of interpretation at Saint Gaudens National Historic, … Read more

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CLAREMONT — Ah, the Restoration. The women were strong, the men were good looking, and a reputation for virtue meant a great deal more than the real thing. Amplified Arts is presenting William Wycherly’s “The Country Wife,” written in 1675. It opened with a special Valentine’s Day show and w… Read more

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The house finch and the purple finch look a lot alike. Both are small sparrow-like birds that looked they got in a food fight in a jam factory. This pertains only to the males. The females are even more difficult to tell apart as both are small streaked sparrow-like birds without a lot of fi… Read more

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A few winters back, there was a doe who frequented our compost heap. The garden fence around it proved an inadequate barrier, as she simply hopped over it to nosh on the rotting shards of jack-o-lanterns and the latest veggie scraps tossed atop the pile. Not far from the garden sits an old o… Read more

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CLAREMONT — Take a moment to come by and visit with Jared Beerman of Beerman Photography and look at all the wonderful photographs (“Action Figure Photography”) he has taken that are on display at the RVCC Library. Jared will also be giving a short talk on his photography and, in particular,… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Two world class musicians — Ali Ryerson, flute and Joe Carter, guitar — have joined forces to perform Brazilian Jazz and other jazz forms at festivals and concerts around the country and globally. And on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., you can experience their music live… Read more

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NEWBURY — The Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region invites all local poets to submit poems for their upcoming “A Celebration of Poetry Month” poetry contest. The theme for the contest is “The Courage to Create”. All New Hampshire poets may submit one original u… Read more

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On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his front paws in the tray, munching sunflower seeds. Sometimes, a much smaller red squirrel is perched on the opposite side of the feeder.  Read more

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It is preseason. The Red Sox just loaded up and headed to spring training, seed catalogs have been coming fast and furious in the pre-planting season, and pre-season woods work is being done across the region in anticipation of making maple syrup. Read more

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I like to fly fish and this is the time of year I rekindle my fly tying endeavors to restock my supply of flies with which to entice the trout with. It has been said that every time you tie a fly you imagine yourself catching a fish while you are in the act of tying a fly. This vicarious act… Read more

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Last month my sister-in-law, much to her credit, started paying much closer attention to her cost of living. That’s when she discovered the mortgage payment she and her husband fork over each month is not reducing their debt one iota. Lots of people are in the same boat. Read more

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People have long known that jays and crows, the Corvidae or corvids, are smart. In the 1870s Mark Twain was on an extended trip to Europe,trying to finish “Huckleberry Finn,” and he instead wrote “A Tramp Abroad,” mostly a travel book, but it also included Jim Baker’s Blue Jay Yarn. This vig… Read more

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The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 24. “The Favourite” is, well, to be a little too on the nose, one of the favorites. Historical period dramas are very popular with the Academy and seemingly every year there is at least one nominated. Read more

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LEBANON — In Sound an Echo, Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen create and perform modern, minimalist arrangements of old songs that have stood the test of time. Kilgour is an award-winning songwriter whose sincere and lyric-driven work ('a heartfelt slice of indie folk' [Billboard]) has been h… Read more

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CLAREMONT — On Jan. 19, Amplified Arts of Claremont and cast members from past and present productions of the arts education and performance hub, as well as over 50 other theatre arts organizations and companies descended on downtown Concord for the 17th New Hampshire Theatre Awards produced… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Canal Street Art Gallery’s A Moment In Frame Photography show opens Feb. 15, on view to the public through April 6. All are invited to attend the opening reception in Bellow Falls from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 3rd Friday Gallery Night, Feb. 15. Take part in celebrating with th… Read more

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NEWPORT – A traveling exhibit of poetry and art will make its final stop on a statewide tour in Newport at the Library Arts Center this month. The exhibit opens this weekend, Feb. 9, but to avoid conflicting with the Winter Carnival, the opening reception will be held next Friday, Feb. 15 fr… Read more