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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 …

Roaring 20s Series: A Sense of Where You Are, and Why, Contemplated by Grafton’s Andrew Cushing

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Andrew Cushing loves Grafton. A lot. So much so, the 25-year-old jokes, that his dating situation in Philadelphia, where he’s halfway through graduate studies in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, has gotten to the point where …

Scientists: Ice Bucket Challenge Sparked ALS Breakthroughs

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just one year ago, Facebook feeds were awash with videos and photos of people pouring buckets of cold water on their heads all in the name of medical research. At the time, the Ice Bucket Challenge had become …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be …

Dates Set for Vermont River Cleanups

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Activities marking Vermont’s River Cleanup Month are being scheduled for September, and volunteers are needed to help out. Watersheds United Vermont, a network of local watershed groups, is working with American Rivers and the Connecticut River Watershed Council to coordinate the statewide effort. Locally, the cleanups include two …

Lebanon Grad Presents at CRREL

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Heather Selmer, left, discusses “Advancement to Autonomous Rovers” with Loren Wehmeyer, who heads the research and engineering division for the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, during the lab’s 2015 Research Symposium in Hanover on Aug. …

Camping for a Cause: Storrs Pond Event Helps Child and Family Services

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hanover — Following the collapse of the Upper Valley’s only parental visitation center last fall, social worker Jeannette Birge said she has sometimes received calls from parents who have waited up to six months to see their children. …

Three Injured in Ride Mishap at Cornish Fair

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cornish — A mother and daughter from Canaan were injured at the Cornish Fair on Friday night after falling from an amusement park ride called the “Zipper” as it was being loaded. A ride operator with Fanelli Amusement …

New Lebanon City Manager Welcomes Return to Northern New England

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lebanon — Dennis Luttrell, Lebanon’s newly hired city manager, says he is looking forward to returning to northern New England after spending 25 years near the ocean. The 65-year-old Massachusetts native is acquainted with the area, having graduated …

Rieseberg Steps Down In Hartford

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hartford — After nearly 20 years leading town hall, Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg resigned on Friday, effective immediately, citing a desire to spend time with his family. “With a heavy heart, I have concluded that it is time …

In Tunbridge, Fliers Support Ambulance Service Ahead of Vote

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tunbridge — Less than a week before townspeople will vote on a proposed new ambulance service that has divided public opinion, an ad hoc group of residents has sent out professional-looking fliers urging people to reject the deal. …