Month: June 2014

Robin W. Pierce

GEORGIA — Robin W. Pierce a lifelong area resident passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving family at his side. Born in St. Albans on Nov. 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Madelyn (Post) Pierce. On July 10, 1965 in St. Albans, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Duprey, who preceded him in death on March 24, 2006. Robin was a 1963 graduate of Bellows Free Academy. He along with his father ran Pierce’s Pallet Mill in Georgia, Vt. He had a long...

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ST. ALBANS BAY: Back To School

ST. ALBANS BAY — Alan Elrick, 86, Irene Quintin, 92, and her sister Arrietta Demar, 88, all remember: at the Point School there was a shed outside with Rocky the horse and the outhouse in it; there was a field beside the school where all the kids played ball; and there was only one teacher – Edith Bascomb, or Lois Fortin, depending on the year – to instruct eight grades of students. “It’s a wonderful memory,” Quintin said last week of her former school. The old schoolhouse, which had stood at St. Albans Bay since at least 1871 when...

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Rick Lapan’s Automotive

ST. ALBANS –– Rick Lapan was 10 when he started his life in grease, tearing apart lawnmowers and tinkering on cars with his dad. “I like the satisfaction of fixing something,” said Rick, at Rick Lapan’s Automotive, the auto shop he owns in St. Albans, across from the Vermont Federal Credit Union, on Rte. 7 South. Rick Lapan’s Automotive is the owner’s first business; he opened it in November 2012, in its existing location, after working at the Handy Toyota dealership on St. Albans’ Main Street, for 25 years. “I had a great run, there, but I thought it...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Decoding dyslexia

HIGHGATE — Brittany Lovejoy is on a campaign to change the world for dyslexic children. All four of the children she has with husband, Jay Spaulding, have dyslexia, a hereditary learning disability that researchers believe impacts as many as one in five people. People with dyslexia are often bright and creative – famous dyslexics include Steve Jobs – but have difficulties with reading and writing. For Lovejoy’s eight-year-old twins, Julia and Rita that difficulty made school an extraordinarily stressful environment. Rita, described by the Stern Center as “vivacious,” became a different person after attending first grade. “She went to...

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Robin W. Pierce

ST. ALBANS — Robin W. Pierce a long time area resident passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving family at his side. A complete obituary with funeral arrangements will be published in the Monday edition of the St. Albans Messenger. Assisting the Pierce family is the Heald Funeral home of St....

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