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Randolph Town Manager Mel Adams, right, talks with Randolph Village Fire Chief Jay Collette, middle, and East Randolph Chief Jacob Boule. "The building appears to be a total loss," said Adams. The department's hoses, turnout gear, a tanker truck, rescue truck and fire engine were damaged in the fire. A second engine being kept at the Randolph Center Fire Department while their engine is being repaired, is undamaged.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Randolph Fire Station Burns

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Randolph — As one of the first to respond to an early morning call to his own fire station, all longtime Randolph Village volunteer firefighter Larry Thurston could do was watch as the building burned. Most of the volunteer department’s equipment and three of its four trucks were still inside the smoking four-bay Randolph Village Fire Station, located at the …

Hartford Picks A Park

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hartford — Facing significant public pressure, the Hartford Selectboard decided on a 5-2 vote to move forward with a plan to build a pocket park …

Hanover Terrace’s Nonprofit Status Questioned

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — New Hampshire regulators have asked an Upper Valley nursing home why it has not registered as a nonprofit or filed financial and conflict-of-interest …

Prompts Released For Young Writers

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences through this newspaper; YWP’s web site, youngwritersproject.org, and digital magazine, The Voice; and other partners, including vpr.net …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

N.Y. Man Dies in Vershire Motorcycle Crash Vershire — A 68-year-old man from upstate New York was killed Saturday when his motorcycle crashed during a group ride through Vershire. Seaborn R. Hall, of Brownville, N.Y., was operating a …

Thetford Barn Destroyed

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vermont State Police Fire Investigator Larry Smith, left, and Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski look over the remains of a two-story barn in Thetford. Investigators said the fire at the barn at 205 Academy …

Aging Congregation in Quechee Struggles to Remain Viable

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 …

Orthodox Dartmouth Students Demand Stricter Kosher Fare

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hanover — Students at Dartmouth College are petitioning administrators to institute a higher standard of kosher dining, arguing the college’s current methods of food preparation don’t meet widely held standards in the Orthodox Jewish community. A small group of Orthodox students say their religious dietary restrictions essentially prevent …

Hartford to Get Conduct Code For Athletics

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hartford — Superintendent Tom DeBalsi has asked for volunteers to serve on a committee that would help draft a code of conduct for coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the Hartford School District’s athletic events. During a School Board meeting last week, DeBalsi acknowledged it is an …

The Outside Story: Snakes and Toads Eat Garden Pests

Monday, August 31, 2015

Encountering a snake in the garden causes many people to shriek or even panic. Yet snakes and another often unloved creature, the American toad, are among the most effective forms of pest control. If you tolerate these herpetological …

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 the Dartmouth-Hitchcock empire was greeted with grief and disappointment from some community members, while others were more optimistic. Whether they feared losing Alice …

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 never been on the land, which is the site of a proposed 19,000-panel …

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 …