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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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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 New England church. “The biggest problem is,” Collins said, “because of the location, people have the impression that there’s nothing wrong with …

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 …

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 …

1st Phase of Sorrell Investigation Done

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The first phase of an investigation into allegations that Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell violated campaign finance laws is complete. David Cahill, executive director of the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, said on Tuesday that complaints against Sorrell have been evaluated. Tom Little, acting special …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cornish Fair Ride Malfunction Due to Braking System Cornish — State investigators determined that the mechanical issue with a ride at the Cornish Fair Friday night that injured three people was related to the braking system, according to a news release from the New Hampshire state fire marshal. …

Vermonters Call Again for Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — On the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote, officials gathered to call for a paid sick days bill to be passed next legislative session, saying it would bring Vermont a step closer to women’s equality. Gov. Peter Shumlin, state …

Hartford Copes With Resignation of Town Manager

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hartford — On Tuesday night, the members of the Hartford Selectboard walked across a dirt parking lot that was in the process of being paved under a contract negotiated by Hunter Rieseberg, walked into a town hall renovated …

Stevens to Start New Schedule

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Claremont — The new Stevens High School schedule will be implemented today, the first day of classes, School Board Chairman Richard Seaman said Tuesday night after a non-public meeting with the teachers’ union. “There is nothing I can say about it because it is related to negotiations,” Seaman …

Hypertherm Asks For Renovations

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — Hypertherm is asking the town zoning board for a wetlands special exception to begin major renovations at one of its facilities on Great Hollow Road. The technology company known for its plasma cutting is planning a full-scale reconstruction of its roads, parking lots, loading areas and …

Coal Tar Cleanup Nears End

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Claremont — The site of the former gas plant along the north side of the Sugar River in the city’s historic mill district now is unrecognizable for those who recall the dilapidated building and thick vegetation that was there just a couple of months ago. The project to …

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Bethel Crash

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 23-year-old Manchester man has pleaded not guilty to negligent operation of a vehicle in connection with a July collision in Bethel that left two motorcyclists severely injured. Gustavo Chang was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court Tuesday on a charge of felony-level gross negligence …

RVCC Is Coming to Lebanon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lebanon — The Community College System of New Hampshire has purchased the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings on the pedestrian mall in downtown Lebanon. Local, regional and national officials announced the $1.6 million purchase — which …

Truck Crash in Sharon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

From left, Bill Josler, Sach Josler and Doug Josler prepare to lift a Kleen Laundry tractor-trailer back onto the roadway on Interstate 89 in Sharon before uncoupling the trailer Tuesday. The truck was transporting medical linens from Berlin, …