Author Archives: Ray Boas

CLARION – AUGUST CLOSING DATE – JULY 22

Again time for work to begin on another issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION as I approach the paper’s tenth anniversary, the deadline for the August issue is Thursday, July 22. It is feeling strange not to wear a mask everywhere … Continue reading

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REMINDER — JULY 13 PLANNING BOARD MEETING — and UPDATE

This is your reminder to attend and express your views concerning the proposed SOLAR ARRAY Field and DUNKIN DONUTS complex at the July 13 Planning Board Meeting – 7 PM Walpole Town Hall. To be discussed is the Site Plan … Continue reading

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JULY 2021 CLARION — NOW ON LINE

And I am happy to report it is back to 20 pages with some activities, including Concerts on the Common, beginning to return. Sadly much space has been given to the solar field that the experts tell us will look … Continue reading

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JULY CLARION – CLOSING DATE – JUNE 22, 2021

Again another month has almost gone by, and I am back at work on your next issue of The Walpole Clarion. Even with no events scheduled in the near term, still thanks to COVID, I am hoping some articles will … Continue reading

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DUNKIN’ DECEPTION — TO BE TRUSTED?

Four months ago at the February 9 meeting of the Planning Board, Mr. Jim Clifford of NGP Management, (offices in North Reading, MA, with 120 Dunkin Donut locations in MA, ME, VT and NH) said his company operates the Dunkin’ … Continue reading

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PROTECTING THE CONNECTICUT RIVER – Meeting Monday, June 7

On Monday June 7, 2021 Ms. Kathy Urffer from the Connecticut River Conservancy will be making a presentation to the Walpole Conservation Commission at the Walpole Town Hall at 7:00 pm. Along with many other concerns, she will present the Conservancy’s  recreation … Continue reading

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JUNE 2021 CLARION – NOW ON-LINE

I just delivered the June issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION to the Bellows Falls and Walpole post offices, and it is now also on-line. Moving into a slow summer, still with COVID having shut things down, and cancelled activities, but … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT PARADE – Thursday 27 May – CHIEF MIKE PAQUETTE

There will be a parade, Thursday 27 May honoring Chief Mike Paquette for his 20 years of dedicated service to Walpole Police Department and the Community.  His last day of Service is May 31, 2021. The drive-by parade will start … Continue reading

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TOWN-WIDE BIODIVERSITY PROJECT

Have you ever wondered what that strange bug crawling on the rock wall is called, or what the name of a plant is that you often see while hiking? What about that fluffy-looking moss on the side of that maple, … Continue reading

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WALPOLE SELECTBOARD DECIDES DONATIONS ARE WRONG

Accepting donations “sets a bad precedent,” Selectboard Chair Cheryl Mayberry stated. Board members, Steve Dalessio and Peggy Pschirrer agreed, explaining to accept a gift shows “the rich get their way.” Rejected May 6th was granite curbing to enhance both sides … Continue reading

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