Swanton a swan town, again

Swanton a swan town, again

  The newest incarnation of ‘Betty and Sam,’ Swanton’s iconic swans, were dropped off at their summer home in the village park this evening. Dozens of onlookers gathered to greet the newcomers. For more photos, see Monday’s Messenger.

Light cost for bridge repairs

Light cost for bridge repairs

ENOSBURG FALLS — A surprisingly low bid for renovations to the Bridge of Flowers and Light will allow additional upgrades to the bridge. The Enosburg Village Board of Trustees learned at its June 12 regular meeting that the one bid … Read more

Proposed Medicaid cuts slice deep

Proposed Medicaid cuts slice deep

ST. ALBANS — In Franklin County alone, 10,240 Medicaid enrollees would lose benefits and coverage under the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, according to The Century Foundation. This amounts to one in five county residents, using 2015 U.S. … Read more

Sam and Betty to return

Sam and Betty to return

SWANTON — The Swanton Chamber of Commerce is putting the swans back in Swanton. After months of negotiations and outreach, “Betty and Sam” return to their pond in the village park tonight 6 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged … Read more

Fairfield to get new principal

Fairfield to get new principal

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield Center School has a new principal. The Maple Run Unified School District (MRUSD) board voted Wednesday to convert the contract of the current principal, Jill Ballou, to an administrative contract. Taking Ballou’s place for the next school … Read more

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Proposed Medicaid cuts slice deep

ST. ALBANS — In Franklin County alone, 10,240 Medicaid enrollees would lose benefits and coverage under the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, according to The Century Foundation. This amounts to one in five county residents, using 2015 U.S. … Read more

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SWANTON — The Swanton Chamber of Commerce is putting the swans back in Swanton. After months of negotiations and outreach, “Betty and Sam” return to their pond in the village park tonight 6 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged … Read more

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FAIRFIELD — Fairfield Center School has a new principal. The Maple Run Unified School District (MRUSD) board voted Wednesday to convert the contract of the current principal, Jill Ballou, to an administrative contract. Taking Ballou’s place for the next school … Read more

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Edna Silversten

Edna A. Silversten

ST. ALBANS — Edna A Silversten a longtime area resident passed away Friday June 16, 2017, at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehab Center. Born in Worcester, Mass., on June 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Alfred … Read more

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Ellen Chamberlin

Ellen W. Chamberlin

FAIRFIELD — Celebrating the life of Ellen Chamberlin, loving mother of Gail Salzman of Fairfield. Friday, July 7, 2-4 p.m., Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main Street, St. Albans, Vt. Please join Ellen’s family for a reception to remember a … Read more

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Bud Ovitt

Wyman R. ‘Bud’ Ovitt, Jr.

ST. ALBANS — Wyman R. “Bud” Ovitt, Jr. a lifelong area resident passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Franklin County Rehab Center surrounded by his family. Born in St. Albans on Dec. 21, 1931, the son of the … Read more

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