FEBRUARY 2022 CLARION — CLOSING DATE — JANUARY 21

Another month has sped by, and the closing date for the February CLARION is just a tad over a week away, Friday, January 21. Thought I would give you an extra day, so you could work on your submissions while trying to stay warm as the next cold spell arrives.

I have received a few articles already, and Eloise continues to provide fascinating pieces. Her February, “The Nature of Walpole” is a great read and learning experience. I have another “first in Walpole” to share for my history article, “Did You Know That…” and other pieces are in the works. And “thank you” notes are in to be shared with our giving community.

COVID and OMICRON still raise questions impacting future events, and meetings have returned to at home ZOOM on-screen interactions. But you may still have organizational or personal news to share, so do get your inputs in to me as soon as possible- the earlier before the deadline the better, and always best for our layout work. And, if you something you would like to share in an advertisement – do contact me.

Stay safe and stay well – shots, masks and distancing – I for one am erring on the side of extra caution. Yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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JANUARY 2022 CLARION — NOW ON-LINE

Just waiting to pickup the hardcopies at the printer to deliver to the post offices, but thought I would get January 2022 on-line now for your reading pleasure. COVID surge is back. We need to take care of ourselves. For a better understanding of how science and vaccines are effective, for a comparison to what we humans experience, I encourage you to read BOVINE IMMUNITY – it puts it all into perspective.

So, Click on the link – or the image below

Get your shots – science works – and stay safe and well. Happy New Year, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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JANUARY 2022 CLARION – CLOSING DATE – DECEMBER 22

It snuck up on us again, and I know you have other things to think about, but with the closing date just a tad over a week away I need your inputs and ads Wednesday, December 22 – if not sooner. It is upsetting that COVID is continuing to cause disruption to our lives, shortening some, and changing others. I have decided not to get out and expose myself even having my shots and booster. But, life goes on, and I have started your January 2022 issue of the CLARION. I welcome your inputs (and any new ads) soon.

If you have any questions, do contact me. The email address is at the top right of any page on the CLARION website. Stay safe and stay well, HAPPY HOLIDAYS.


Yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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DECEMBER 2021 CLARION – NOW ON-LINE

Yes, at the post offices, the hard-copy will be in your hands on the first, but the December issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION is now on-line for the world to see. Some fun reading, so sit back, relax and enjoy.

JUST CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE PDF OF THE ISSUE
or click on the front page below

Have a happy and safe holiday – get your shots, booster, and play it safe with your mask as the new variant is on its way. Closing date for the January 2022 issue will be 22 December.

RAY BOAS, Publisher

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CLARION – DECEMBER CLOSING DATE — NOVEMBER 22

Yes, time again, just a tad over a week away, and I need your inputs and ads Monday, November 22 – if not sooner. I have a number of inputs already (thank you), but time approaches again. With the Thanksgiving Holiday and my printer’s schedule, the completed files will go to the printer on the 23rd, and I should have the December issue back and into the mail the first of December.

If you have any questions, do contact me. The email address is at the top right of any page on the CLARION website. Stay safe and stay well, and have a wonderful THANKSGIVING DAY.
Yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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WALPOLE GATEWAY – Saturday, November 13 – WALK and TALK

Join the Walpole Conservation Commission Saturday, November 13 at 11 AM at the Kiosk on Walker Road (on the Connecticut River at the junction of Route 12 and South Street) for an informational walk and talk to learn more about the Walpole Gateway property with Town Forester Alex Barrett (Longview Forestry) and the Walpole Conservation Commission. In case of inclement weather, meet at the Town Hall for a discussion only.

CLARION Editor’s Note: This may be an opportunity to further discuss with the Walpole Conservation Commission your ideas and desires for more convenient access to the property and potential uses by the community. — Ray Boas, Publisher

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CLARION – NOVEMBER CLOSING DATE – OCTOBER 22

Again, too fast the time is passing, and I am now working on your November issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION. Closing date is Friday, October 22, so you have from now just a tad over a week to submit your articles and advertisements to reach all of Walpole, North Walpole and Drewsville. If you have been “wishing and desiring” to write something about an event or something of interest to our local readers, such as in interesting person or place, rush to your keyboard, and give it a try, and email along.

If you have any questions, do contact me. The email address is at the top right of any page on the CLARION website. Stay safe and stay well, yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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COVID TESTING in KEENE, NH

Many of you may know that I have been an out-of-print bookseller for decades. Recently I was called to evaluate someone’s books – something I am always happy to do. We met in her drive, discussed we were both vaccinated and feeling healthy. I was shown the home and books.

The next afternoon (Friday) I received a call. “Ray, I just received positive COVID test results following an exposure I had.” “What?” I exclaimed. She then proceeded to tell me the COVID TESTING Hot-Line phone number in Keene. She should have told me she had been exposed to COVID, and should have told me she was awaiting test results from that exposure. If told, I would have either worn my mask or left. Lesson here – be respectful of your neighbors and be truthful, and even if told by someone you do not really know that they are fine – doubt them.

I immediately called the Hot-Line – 603 354-6700 – at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Good concise detailed message. You can leave a message for a return call within 48 hours, or visit: https://www.cheshiremed.org/patients-visitors/covid-19-testing-faq – for testing information. I left a message with the information they asked for and requested a return call. I then went to the website address. Not totally intuitive at first, but you are directed to the Dartmouth Hitchcock portal – myD-H patient portal at mydh.org – and then to – https://www.mydh.org/portal/ – to make an appointment. I am in the Dartmouth Hitchcock system, but if you are not you can register.

Doing some fast research, I learned, “It can take almost a week after exposure to COVID-19 to have a positive test result. If you are fully vaccinated, you should wait three to five days after exposure before getting a test. Evidence suggests that testing tends to be less accurate within three days of exposure.” I was at the house Thursday morning, so made an appointment for Monday – four days after my possible exposure.

Not 18 hours after I left a message on the Cheshire Medical Center hot-line I received a call (on a Saturday) from Tonya. Gave her the brief story, and said that I was able schedule my appointment on-line. She was thrilled, provided some tips of what to watch for and said, “please tell people about the hot-line and how to schedule a test.” Little did she know that I have a way to share the information with many people. So, now you have the information, and hopefully will not need it. Arriving for my test, all went smoothly. This is a saliva test, so you are given a vial to fill to a certain level, spin around to another parking spot to accomplish that task, and then deposit the vial in the receptacle for testing.

Stay safe and stay well, yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

Update 5 October — I got email to get test results on the Dartmouth website, of course the portal for records appeared to be down for well over an hour. Just got in — lots of legalize and disclaimers, but I am “Saliva Symptoms Asymptomatic – “Not Detected” — “A result of “Not Detected” indicates that the viral RNA target is not present but does not preclude SARS-CoV-2 infection. False negative results may occur if a specimen is improperly collected, transported or handled;” Guess I am alright, however, comma, I will continue to mask and distance. RAY

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OCTOBER 2021 CLARION – NOW ON-LINE

The hardcopy October issue of your CLARION should be in your hands on 30 September, and it is on-line for the world to see. Click below, and please do share this post, or the link below, with your out-of-town friends that may like to know what is going on in Walpole


JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE OCTOBER ISSUE
or on the front page below

News has again slowed down again, but I have begun on the November issue, so if you have news for the end of the year, do get it to me. And, new advertisers are always welcome. Please do contact me with any questions.

Stay safe and stay well, yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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CLARION – OCTOBER CLOSING DATE – SEPTEMBER 22

Scary, but time to start work on the October issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION — the deadline for the issue is a tad over a week away, Wednesday, September 22. I am also scared because at this point I am not aware of any news or stories to share with you, other than just a couple I already have. But this happens at the end of the summer, and the beginning of the school year, when people are focused on that seasonal shift. But too, the resurgence of COVID concerns I am sure are playing a part in no activities being scheduled to report here.

But, if you have an event, happening, or article to share with the community get it to me soonest. Even with a deadline date, the sooner the better (as most contributors know and help). We start work on the layout as inputs arrive, and that way shortly after closing date the files go to the printer so you will have the fresh issue in your hands by the first of the month.

If you have any questions, or wish to advertise, please contact me. Thank you, stay safe, yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

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