Water inspires former guardsman

Water inspires former guardsman

SWANTON — Watching sailboats slowly make their way across Lake Champlain’s waters, with the Adirondacks as a back drop, inspired former Air National Guard superintendent Michael Barkyoumb, 66, to pick up a brush and start painting. For Barkyoumb, it all … Read more

Pokemon Go draws players downtown

Pokemon Go draws players downtown

ST. ALBANS – Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans has seen an unusually high amount of foot traffic over the last three weeks. On any given afternoon, the park has been full of people of all ages playing Pokemon GO, … Read more

Dirt-road hijinks come to Enosburg

Dirt-road hijinks come to Enosburg

ENOSBURG FALLS — Tuesday night, across from the Bates feed store and the old railroad tracks on Depot Street, a few dozen Franklin County residents were pretending to be 20th century backcountry yokels. They were directed by Kathleen Hoffman, who, … Read more

Study: Water quality has economic impact

Study: Water quality has economic impact

SOUTH HERO — Economists from the University of Vermont (UVM) have quantified what many have long suspected – that poor water quality in Lake Champlain has an economic impact on the communities along the lake and the state as a … Read more

Commission seeks pro-wind information

Commission seeks pro-wind information

SWANTON — The chair of the Planning Commission publicly responded to allegations that the commission violated the state’s Open Meeting Law at their monthly meeting last night, denying any legal wrongdoing and promising the commission’s deliberations would be more transparent … Read more

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Michael Barkyoumb, 66, sits on a picnic bench in his backyard in Swanton July 7. Barkyoumb, a former guardsman, picked up the hobby later in life.

Water inspires former guardsman

SWANTON — Watching sailboats slowly make their way across Lake Champlain’s waters, with the Adirondacks as a back drop, inspired former Air National Guard superintendent Michael Barkyoumb, 66, to pick up a brush and start painting. For Barkyoumb, it all … Read more

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Chaland Liziewski (left) and Branden Mays battle on behalf of Team Mystic at the Pokemon gym located at the Fiddlehead Dental stegosaurus on Congress Street Saturday morning.

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ST. ALBANS – Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans has seen an unusually high amount of foot traffic over the last three weeks. On any given afternoon, the park has been full of people of all ages playing Pokemon GO, … Read more

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The full cast rehearses a musical number for the Enosburg Opera House production of Li’l Abner.

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ENOSBURG FALLS — Tuesday night, across from the Bates feed store and the old railroad tracks on Depot Street, a few dozen Franklin County residents were pretending to be 20th century backcountry yokels. They were directed by Kathleen Hoffman, who, … Read more

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On February 3, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Alex Lee Mayville, to Cheri Hutchison, and Jesse Mayville, of Fairfield.

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On February 1, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Johanna Jean Richard, to Stephanie and Nathan Richard, of Milton.

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ST. FRANCIS

On February 15, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Braelynn Rose St. Francis, to Rebecca Hemond, and Cody St. Francis, of Swanton.

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SISTER MARGUERITE BLACKBURN (JEAN FRANCES)

RUTLAND – Sister Marguerite Blackburn (Jean Frances), 87, beloved member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, died in Rutland on July 23, 2016. Born in St. Albans, she was the daughter of William and Frances (Frost) Blackburn. Sister … Read more

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JOSEPH FRANCOIS ‘FRANK’ MONTAGNE

ST. ALBANS TOWN – Joseph Francois “Frank” Montagne, a lifelong area resident and longtime dairy farmer passed away in the comfort of his home on Friday, July 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Relatives and friends are invited to … Read more

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JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ PERRY SMITH

ST. ALBANS – Josephine ‘Jo’ Perry Smith a lifelong resident of this area passed away early Friday, July 22, 2016, at the St. Albans Healthcare & Rehab Center with her son, Perry and his wife, Annette, with her. Born in … Read more

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