From Claremont Parks and Rec:
The Claremont Parks and Recreation Maintenance Crew have been hard at work making an Ice Skating Rink at Moody Park for the community to enjoy this winter. To help keep this rink going, we will need community involvement to help clear the rink after a snowfall, especially on weekends. Please feel free to help out and bring a shovel to help clear the rink before skating. We hope you enjoy the rink.
Via Dartmouth Memes for Cold AF Teens:
Silent Warriors, which collects items for homeless people, has set up drop boxes throughout the Upper Valley
They are in Lebanon, West Lebanon, White River Junction and Norwich. Full list below.
As a bunny owner, I get it. Flossy looks so sweet. RIP.
Audio: Dartmouth College sing-ins honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; free MLK celebration tonight at the Hop
A little snippet of song for MLK Day.
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From the Sunday Valley News: After 30 Years, Teago General Store Changes Hands.
#tbt: Allan and Ethel Potter at the Teago Garage in South Pomfret, #VT, on July 2, 1970. The Potters, who owned and ran the repair shop for 43 years, sold the business to two fellow Pomfret residents. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) #valleynewsthrowback #throwbackthursday #throwback #vnewsuv #uppervalley #upval #pomfretvt #vermont #802 #1970 #blackandwhite #photojournalism
Woodstock police share video of ice jam on Ottauquechee River letting go; Springfield police say fog is as thick as chowdah
Yipes. Be careful out there.
You may remember from reading UV INDEX in recent weeks that we are in the midst of a snowy owl irruption in North America.
Also, owls in general tend to test well with UV INDEX readers. 😉
The memorial, then …
About 100 of Jesse Champney’s friends and family surround a makeshift memorial and hold a moment of silence at 6:27 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2017, the time Champney was shot and killed the week before by a New Hampshire State Police trooper near the intersection of Switch Road and Route 4 in Canaan, #NH. “I loved him so much,” said Champney’s relative Amber Redmond, of #LebNH, at right. “He had a heart of gold.” The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. More at www.vnews.com. Link in profile. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #memorial #inmemoriam #canaannh #enfieldnh #lebanonnh #603
and now …
Ervine Aiken, of Canaan, #NH, plants newly made crosses along Route 4 in Canaan, near the site where his friend Jesse Champney was shot and killed by a New Hampshire State Police officer as he fled a traffic stop days before Christmas. A roadside memorial to Champney was set on fire early Thursday morning. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. “Burn it down, blow it up, it isn’t going to stop nothing,” Fred Butman, Champney’s stepfather, said at the scene. 🔺 More at www.vnews.com. Link in profile. 🔺 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv#photojournalism #memorial #inmemoriam #cross #justice #snow #canaannh #enfieldnh #lebanonnh #603
Read all of our coverage of the shooting of Jesse J. Champney at this link.
This is so. cool.
We’ve been doing a little bit of ~cleaning~ and ~organizing~ around here lately, and recently stumbled upon a collection of photographs from 1989, when the Valley News was still an afternoon paper and had a young fleet of paper boys and girls.
The photos are related to paper carrier awards, with notes such as “carrier of the month” or “honorable mention” scrawled in the margins.
There’s 20 photos in total. Click through to our Facebook album to see them all, and TAG YOUR FRIENDS if you recognize anybody from back in the day!
And we’ve been at this since April 2016!!!!!
Click any picture to learn more.
1️⃣ Diana Capozzi maneuvers a chair into her car in White River Junction, #VT, on Tuesday. She got the chair from a friend who planned to donate it to the Listen Community Services thrift store. “I thought, ‘That would be perfect for my porch, I just have to figure out how to get it into my car,’ ” Capozzi said. “I’m just being #thrifty.” 2️⃣ Clyde Brown repairs the cover to his mechanically extendable #mailbox in South Royalton, Vt., on Wednesday. The cover blew off the electric drill powered mechanism the previous evening. Brown created the device, which he powers on timers from inside his house, in 1991, so that he can pull the box in out of range of #snow plows and does not have to shovel snow away from around the box. ⏹ More #vnewsuv staff photography at www.vnews.com/photos. (Valley News photographs – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vermont #802 #newengland #winter #january #photojournalism #sliceoflife #🚗 #📬
1️⃣ Four generations of the Haupt family have worked at Green Mountain Glove Company in Randolph, #VT, even as the pressures on the business have increased. 🔺 Hear from them in the FULL VIDEO, plus view MORE PHOTOS, at www.vnews.com. 🔺 Link in profile. 2️⃣ Green Mountain Glove Company owner Kurt Haupt looks over a mitten his daughter Heidi Haupt, right, sewed to re-create a customer’s favorite pair of #mittens that finally wore through after years of use in Randolph, #VT. 3️⃣ Evangeline Pierce, of Randolph, sews a string of #glove parts together at one of the #machines where she has worked for over 40 years. 4️⃣ Sam Hooper, of Brookfield, Vt., presses a glove on a hot form, the final step before a glove is ready to be worn. 5️⃣ A box of #gloves, sewn and trimmed of loose threads, sits ready to be pressed and stretched into their final shape. ⏹ (Photographs by Valley News staff photographer James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson. Video by James M. Patterson and Valley News web editor Maggie Cassidy.) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #videojournalism #video #vermont #802 #factory #industry #sewing #business #smallbiz #family #video #🧤
Emergency 90-minute power outage planned for Fairlee area this evening from midnight until 1:30 Thursday morning
Here’s a press release from Green Mountain Power:
EMERGENCY OUTAGE IN FAIRLEE AREA TONIGHT
Green Mountain Power will need to interrupt power tonight to 1800 customers in parts of Fairlee, West Fairlee, Vershire, Strafford and Thetford in order to safely repair broken equipment. The interruption will begin tonight at midnight and last until approximately 1:30 Thursday morning.
The areas affected include:
- In Fairlee – most of Fairlee including areas along VT Route 244, US Route 5, Lake Morey Rd & Redmond Rd.
- In West Fairlee – most of West Fairlee including along VT Route 113, Beaver Meadow Rd, Middlebrook Rd, & Blood Brook Rd.
- In Vershire – the south-west portion of Vershire along S. Vershire Rd, Vershire Center Rd, & Taylor Valley Rd.
- In Strafford – the north-west portion of Strafford along Old City Falls Rd, Miller Pond Rd, & Sawnee Bean Rd.
- In Thetford – northern sections of Thetford along Sawnee Bean Rd, VT Route 113, VT Route 244 Quinibeck Rd & US Route 5 south to Cider Mill Rd.
WATCH: a reporter accustomed to writing chicken scratch illegible to anyone but herself (and often not even herself) does her best to inscribe 150 sticker backs with a nice n tidy “https://t.co/XnnqfmSY5h” pic.twitter.com/j0TKxHqOlP
— Maggie Cassidy (@mggcss) January 10, 2018
The Vermont Senate today gave final approval to a bill that would allow the recreational use of marijuana, putting Vermont on course to become the first state in the country to legalize pot by an act of the Legislature rather than through a citizen referendum.
Click here to read the full breaking update, with additional links to the latest on the pot proposal in New Hampshire.
As I mentioned on Monday, Hanover native Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner, who is one half of the musical duo The Knocks, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he joined up with Sofi Tukker and Nervo to perform their new song Best Friend. Watch the fun performance below! (Ruttner is wearing a dark gray T-shirt and beanie.)
The New Hampshire House took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports the House voted, 207-139, in favor of an amended legalization bill. From the story:
The amended bill would permit adults to possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish, and certain marijuana-infused products. Adults could also cultivate up to six pot plants at home.
Speaker Gene Chandler said the bill now goes to the House Ways & Means Committee, according to NHPR.
The passage marks a rebuke of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who on Thursday made it easier for prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have opted for legalization of the substance. (Read more about that here.)
The Vermont House approved the legalization of recreational marijuana that same day, and lawmakers have said the Vermont Senate could vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signaled he would sign it into law if it passes.