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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 …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of surgery and senior vice president of the surgical service line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and chairwoman of …

Randolph-Area Kids Program Serves 2,756 Summer Meals

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Randolph — A summer program for needy kids provided 2,756 meals this summer, an increase of almost 1,000 over last year. Organized by the Randolph Area Food Shelf, the program works to prevent kids from being hungry and to ease the burden of increased food costs for families during the summer. More than 60 percent of children in the Randolph area are eligible …

Births: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BESTENBOSTEL — A son, Caleb David Bestenbostel, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Natasha Alix and Richard Bestenbostel, of Randolph. CONNIFF — A son, Lucas Alexander Conniff, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Jennifer White and Robert Conniff III, of East Randolph. LUNNA — A …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive …

Randolph Project Adds Farmland

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Randolph — The developer of the proposed mixed-use project near the Interstate 89 interchange in Randolph has reduced the area he would use for buildings in response to state concerns that the initial proposal would have paved over …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gifford Medical Center Earns Energy Star Certification Randolph — Gifford Medical Center has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification. The certification signifies that the building meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gifford Medical Center KLINK — A son, Mason Arthur Klink, born on Aug. 2, 2015, to Rachel Montgomery and Seth Klink, of Randolph. SPINKS — A son, Damon Micheal Spinks, born on Aug. 2, 2015, to Shannon Letourneau and William Spinks, of Tunbridge. …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

Winifred A. Lowell

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Winifred A. Lowell, 98, of Randolph, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Riverbend Care Center in Chelsea. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at the United Church of Randolph, with a calling hour beginning there at 10 a.m. Burial will …

Opponents Fight Randolph Project

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Randolph — Two environmental groups have asked the state to dismiss an application for a mixed-use project off Interstate 89, the latest salvo in a longstanding disagreement about whether the Randolph farmland should be conserved or developed for a variety of uses, including a visitors center. In a …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget …

Business Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Several Upper Valley farms are set to participate in Vermont’s Open Farm Week. From Monday through Aug. 9, more than 100 farms across the state will be open for tours, tastings and educational activities. The event is sponsored …