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THOMAS G. HOWRIGAN, MD

FAIRFIELD — Thomas G. Howrigan, MD was born in Fletcher in 1921, the son of Margaret A. (McCarthy) Howrigan and William E. Howrigan.  He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Parish and farmer, a transient custodian of the land, … Read more

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An emaciated dog, with her ribs showing, was rescued in Richford late last week.

Dogs recovering at humane shelter

ST. ALBANS — Two dogs, allegedly abused and neglected by their owners and seized from a camper in Richford on Dec. 16, are slowly healing, according to Adam Fitzgerald, president of the Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS). The adult mixed-breed … Read more

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Missisquoi’s Austin Sullivan tries to get past the Champlain Valley defense for a shot during the first half of Monday night’s basketball game in Swanton.

Defense carries Redhawks past MVU

SWANTON — A great defensive effort from Champlain Valley led to a 44-23 boys basketball win over Missisquoi Valley on Monday night. CVU displayed constant fullcourt pressure, and its ability to force turnovers was the key to its success. Coming … Read more

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JANET G. POQUETTE

ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Janet G. Poquette, age 92, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in the Franklin County Rehab Center.  She was born in Alburgh, July 24, 1921, daughter of the late Philador and Alice (Faubert) Patenaude.  In 1945, she … Read more

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PAUL R. MUIR

MILTON — Paul R. Muir, 76, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, Dec. 26, 2013 at his home in Milton. Paul was born Nov. 8, 1937 in Burlington, the son of Arthur William and Bessie Amanda Picard Muir. He graduated from … Read more

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CLAIRE BOYLE TROMBLEY

ST. ALBANS — Catherine Claire Trombley, age 100, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at Our Lady of the Meadows on Saturday evening, Dec. 28, 2013. Claire was born March 18, 1913, in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of John … Read more

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STEPHEN A. HAM-ELLIS

ESSEX — Stephen Andrew Ham-Ellis, 26, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.  Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home … Read more

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GEORGE “PETE” YOUNG SR.

ENOSBURG — George “Pete” Young Sr., age 79, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans after a brief illness. He was born in St. Albans on April 1, 1934 to the late … Read more

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THOMAS G. HOWRIGAN, MD

FAIRFIELD — Dr. Thomas G. Howrigan a longtime area physician passed away early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, with this family at his side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in the Tuesday edition of the St. Albans Messenger.  … Read more

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YEAR IN REVIEW: FEEL GOOD STORIES OF 2013

Dan Billado, seen here recovering from surgery in April, was just one of many positive stories around Franklin County in 2013. See today’s Messenger for the best feel-good stories of the year.

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