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Lannie Collins,of Quechee, Vt.,  who sits on the governing body of the Quechee Community Church, is also its youngest full member, at 48. Collins looks around what used to be the choir loft at the church on Aug. 28, 2015. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Churches Fall on Hard Times

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Quechee — Lannie Collins, a beefy man whose red face matches his thinning red hair, took a break from pulling weeds in the August heat outside the Quechee Community Church, a particularly attractive example of the archetypal white-steepled New England church. “The biggest problem is,” Collins said, “because of the location, people have the impression that there’s nothing wrong with …

Alice Peck Day Affiliation Seen as ‘Inevitable’ End of an Era

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lebanon — The news Friday that Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital plans to become the latest community hospital in the region to formally affiliate with …

A Walkabout in Windsor

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Windsor — A walk Saturday on the prison property off County Road attracted about a dozen people, many of them longtime Windsor residents who had …

Lebanon Hospitals To Affiliate

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s fifth affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. Under the agreement, which was modeled on previous D-H agreements with New …

Hartford Bolsters Arena Access Road

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hartford — After months of delay, a plan to build an access road for the newly renovated Wendell A. Barwood Arena was given a boost this week when the Hartford School Board agreed to chip in $40,000 toward its costs. “That’s going to allow us to go forward …

N.H. Prepares Narcan Rollout

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Concord — As drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire maintain last year’s record pace, the state soon will begin distributing an overdose reversal drug to law enforcement and social service agencies free of charge. The state is ordering 4,700 kits of naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, …

Alice Peck Day, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Affiliate; Changes to Birthing Center Likely

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s newest affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. APD, an 83-year-old community hospital in Lebanon, said it would focus on …

Detour on I-91 Northbound Planned Until Monday Morning; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in White River Junction this weekend as construction crews plan to shut down the …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of …

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the …

Lebanon Pathway On Hold

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to connect the Lebanon Middle School to the Lebanon Veteran’s Memorial Pool and the city’s downtown now is stalled due to a lack of support from school officials. School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey cited …

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded …

Lawyers Recommend New Settlement in Milk Suit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A class action lawsuit that accused two dairy groups of manipulating the Northeast milk market and driving small farmers out of business is one step closer to being settled. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America have asked U.S. District Court …