VT 3Square Recipients Can Apply for Replacement Benefits
The Vermont Department of Children and Families is processing requests from 3SquaresVT recipients to compensate for food lost during the recent storm. Recipients are eligible to have a portion or all of their October benefits replaced, depending on the value of the food they lost.
The deadline for requesting replacement benefits is November 8, 2017. Households who want replacement benefits should call 1-800-479-6151 to process their request, or they can go to their local Economic Services district office to file a request.
Power outages affect food security due to food spoilage. If your food has been above 40 degrees for four hours or more, your food could be unsafe to eat and pose a serious health risk to you and your family.
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Old Canaan Freight Station On 7 to Save List
The old Canaan Boston & Maine Railroad freight shed has been listed on the NH Preservation Alliance, Seven to Save list. The freight shed was built in 1924 after the Great Canaan Fire destroyed the original depot. The new freight shed included a slate roof, and 6/6 windows – original design and materials that exist today. The freight shed stopped being used in the 1930s, and the depot closed in 1958. Since then, the building has seen little maintenance and its condition worsened over time. It is hoped that the Seven to Save designation will help highlight New Hampshire’s historic, but disappearing, railroad infrastructure and also position this remnant of Canaan’s history to be re-imagined to again boost the vitality of the village. For the first time in decades, maybe the freight shed will be on the right track.
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Lebanon Moves Forward in Choosing Town Manager
Lebanon is moving forward in choosing a new City Manager. Municipal Resources Incorporated (MRI) has been reviewing resumes, conducting essay reviews and phone interviews with interested candidates. After a rigorous review process, a decision was made to move six candidates to the next step, a day of panel interviews with MRI recruitment staff today (Friday). The Council will be briefed on the team’s assessment and which candidate will move on to an in-person interview with the Council.
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US Marshall Seeking NH Sex Offender Escapee
The New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is actively seeking to arrest fugitive, Bruce G. Apostolas. Apostolas is a Tier 3 Sex Offender and wanted for escape after walking away from the Calumet Halfway House in Manchester. Apostolas was serving a sentence for a conviction of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Apostolas is required to register for life after a 1991 conviction for Attempted Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault on a victim under the age of 18. Apostolas is believed to be in the Hudson and/or Nashua area but also has ties to the Lakes Region.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Apostolas, or has seen a person resembling Apostolas should contact the U.S. Marshals at (603) 225-1632 or your local police department. Do not attempt to apprehend him yourself.
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Emergency Warming Shelter in Cornish Today
An emergency warming shelter will be open to Cornish residents at the Cornish Elementary school today (Nov.3) from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Residents can charge their cell phone and/or take a shower. Residents, however, must bring their own bathroom soaps and a towel and must check in with the front office upon arrival.