Farm to Ballet

Farm to Ballet

ESSEX/HIGHGATE — There are few scenarios in which a ballet performance is interrupted by a cow mooing – and that interruption is welcomed. But the animal’s noise – which came at a perfectly timed break in music – was not … Read more

Savage to stay on Alburgh board

Savage to stay on Alburgh board

ALBURGH — Bernard Savage elected not to resign from his selectboard position Tuesday. Savage, 57, made that decision during a meeting last night that was held without incident until the end, when a shouting match erupted. The anger was mostly … Read more

Hotel details hammered out

Hotel details hammered out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developer PeakCM brought its plans for a new Hampton Inn on Lake Street to the St. Albans City Design Advisory Board (DAB) Monday night.  This is the first step in the permitting process for the proposed … Read more

Swanton Wind opponents share ideas

Swanton Wind opponents share ideas

SWANTON – About 150 Swantonians flocked to Rocky Ridge Road Saturday to hear from several people who have lived with and oppose wind energy projects throughout Vermont. The presenters came to Swanton at the request of Christine Lang, the organizer … Read more

On a mission

On a mission

ST. ALBANS — All their lives, children who attend the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints – more commonly known as the Mormon church – grow up hearing about, and looking forward to, their missions. There’s even a child’s hymn: … Read more

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Chatch Pregger, the creator of Farm to Ballet and “Weathervane Rooster,” lifts up dancer and “Farmer” Megan Stearns during a performance held at Von Gal Farm on Sunday. The land, located in Essex Junction, is farmed by Highgate organic dairyman Paul de la Bruere.

Farm to Ballet

ESSEX/HIGHGATE — There are few scenarios in which a ballet performance is interrupted by a cow mooing – and that interruption is welcomed. But the animal’s noise – which came at a perfectly timed break in music – was not … Read more

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Bernard Savage, federally charged with distributing cocaine, sits as a board member at an Alburgh Selectboard meeting Tuesday night. Savage declined to resign his position.

Savage to stay on Alburgh board

ALBURGH — Bernard Savage elected not to resign from his selectboard position Tuesday. Savage, 57, made that decision during a meeting last night that was held without incident until the end, when a shouting match erupted. The anger was mostly … Read more

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This architect's rendering shows the details of a Hampton Inn planned for Lake Street in St. Albans City.

Hotel details hammered out

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developer PeakCM brought its plans for a new Hampton Inn on Lake Street to the St. Albans City Design Advisory Board (DAB) Monday night.  This is the first step in the permitting process for the proposed … Read more

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Max Graves of the Links at Lang Farm and Jason Havers of Kwiniaska Golf Club look for help tracking Graves' drive on the 13th hole at Champlain Country Club during Wednesday's second round of the Vermont Amateur Championships. For more photos from the tournament, pick up a copy of the Messenger or subscribe online, and visit fcsportsonline.com.

Evans leads, Bocash second midway through Amateur

Country Club of Barre’s Troy Evans surged into the second-day lead at the 109th Vermont Amateur Championships with an even-par 71 Wednesday, putting him two shots ahead of Champlain Country Club’s Shayne Bocash, Barre’s Eric Lajeunesse and Jay Peak Golf Course’s … Read more

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Likely Boys Basketball Pairings

Division I Playdowns Tuesday/Wednesday South Burlington (16, 3-17-0) at Rice (1, 19-1-0) St. Johnsbury (15, 7-11-0) at Burlington (2, 18-2-0) Brattleboro (14, 8-12-0) at Burr & Burton (3, 17-3-0) Mt. Anthony (13, 8-12-0) at Rutland (4, 17-3-0) Champlain Valley (12, … Read more

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Girls Basketball Playoffs

GIRLS BASKETBALL Division I Playdowns Tuesday, 7:00 St. Johnsbury (15, 5-15) at BFA-St. Albans (2, 17-3) Rutland (13, 8-12) at U-32 (4, 15-4), 5:00 Brattleboro (9, 13-7) at Burr & Burton (8, 14-6) Wednesday, 7:00 Spaulding (16, 4-16) at Champlain … Read more

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QUINONES

On Aug. 16, 2015, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Lillyth Patricia Quinones, to Katelynn Charbonneau, and Samson Quinones, of St. Albans.

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On Aug. 15, 2015, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Emmett Jack Dustin, to Lisa Dustin, and Jack Dustin, of Fairfield.

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On Aug. 14, 2015, at the Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Madison Jane Dittmar, to Jessica Dittmar, and Michael Dittmar, of Champlain.

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CHARLOTTE MAE DESORCIE

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Charlotte Mae Desorcie, age 83, passed peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.  Born in St. Albans on May 31, 1932, she was the daughter of the late George and Flora (Coburn) Firkey.  She was raised and attended school … Read more

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MARY MCGUE ROWELL

HIGHGATE FALLS — Mrs. Mary P. Rowell, age 86 years, died Sunday afternoon Aug. 23, 2015, in St. Albans at the Franklin County Rehabilitation Center with loving family at her side. Mrs. Rowell and her beloved husband Willard lived for many … Read more

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WILMA HOWARD

SHELBURNE — Wilma Howard, 98, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at The Arbors at Shelburne. She was born in Swanton on June 27, 1917 to the late Earl and Anna (Loop) Reed. Wilma graduated as valedictorian from Essex Junction … Read more

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