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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 …

Board Questions APD Proposal

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lebanon — Planning Board members expressed concerns at Monday’s meeting about Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s proposal to condense many of the hospital’s services into a new 45,000-square-foot outpatient clinic during a conceptual review. The $13 million two-story …

Local & Regional Briefs: Tuesday, Aug. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vermont Man Charged In Corinth Assault Corinth — A Caledonia County man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with a double stabbing at a Corinth home over the weekend. According to a news release, Robert Soto, 51, of Barnet, Vt., stabbed Andrew Roy, 25, and …

Shumlin Campaigns for Clinton

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hanover — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin rallied a select group of Hillary Clinton supporters Monday, touting her plans to make a college education more affordable and explaining why he supports her over his fellow Vermonter Sen. Bernie Sanders. …

‘Desecration’ in Claremont: Charlestown Man Charged in St. Mary’s Church Vandalism

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Claremont — Police on Sunday afternoon arrested an 18-year-old Charlestown man and charged him with two felonies and a misdemeanor for allegedly breaking into St. Mary’s Catholic Church overnight and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage with …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …

Vote Delayed for Sale of White River Junction Church Property

Monday, August 24, 2015

White River Junction — Members of the United Methodist Church have learned more details about a local developer’s offer to take the land where their existing church stands in exchange for building a new church on a nearby lot. For the last several months, Byron Hathorn’s company, Rio …

Hanover, Property Owner Near Deal on Public Parking Lot

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hanover — A pending deal between the Selectboard and a downtown property owner may provide the town with much-needed extra space for public parking. Steve Buskey, who owns an empty lot at 9 Allen St., is considering lending …

Windsor Cop Who Shot Suspect Is Under Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Windsor — Last November, the Windsor Police Department chalked up what seemed like a victory in its local war on drugs. Two officers had set up a drug-buy sting. When their target’s car allegedly sped toward them, one …

Lebanon High Graduate Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lebanon — Joe Flanagan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 279 in Lebanon, recently achieved the highest rank in scouting. Held Aug. 15 at the Congregational Church, his Eagle Scout ceremony was attended by family, friends and fellow …

Granite United Way ‘Day of Caring’ Projects and Volunteers Needed

Sunday, August 23, 2015

West Lebanon — Project proposals and volunteers are needed for Granite United Way’s annual Day of Caring next month. Held in several regions across New Hampshire and in Windsor County in Vermont, the event matches nonprofits that need work done with people willing to do it. In 2014, …