Helvi Abatiell Furlan was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being injured in a structure fire, according to the Vermont State Police. Two children, aged 11 and 17, along with a dog, were uninjured.
Hartford Selectboard members called for more collaboration, communication and civility after a recent organizational meeting gave way to criticism of colleagues, disputes over committee positions and frustrations over a controversial vote.
Melissa Ross — or “Missy” — grew up in Manchester, going to town meeting day elections as a child and watching her father, Ferdinand “Nundy” Bongartz, moderate the whole affair.
Roughly 150 Afghans took part in the event in Burlington’s Old North End. It showcased the culture, food and music of a community displaced by war and adjusting to a new life in the Green Mountain State.