nine consecutive Saturday nights each winter in Hartland, you’ll find long lines
of hungry diners at the First Congregational Church. Also known as the Brick Church, it has been the home of "Hartland’s Famous Roast
Beef Suppers" since 1966.
A small private cemetery in Hartland has become a lightning rod in the
community. A prospective land buyer — VermontTel CEO Michel Guite wants
to move the old cemetery, to make room to build a house. Guite’s plan has
drawn criticism from area veterans and others, including the Vermont Old
Cemetery Association, who believes such a move is disrespectful. He spoke
with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the issue.
Nearly a month and a half
ago, the president of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, Tom Giffon, got a
phone call. Giffon says he answers a lot
of calls from people who want to restore and save the state’s old
cemeteries. But this one was different.