Month: August 2014

TOXIC ALGAE: Are we rolling dice on drinking water?

ST. ALBANS – Is my water safe to drink? That’s the question the 200,000 Vermonters whose drinking water comes from Lake Champlain should be asking in the wake of one of the worst blue-green algae infestations in years. Answering the question is complicated by a water testing program that was never intended to safeguard drinking water, rapidly changing conditions within the lake and scientific debates over the possible dangers of toxins from the algae. Locally, 3,000 customers of the Swanton Village water utility and 10,000 customers of the St. Albans City utility are drinking water drawn from the lake....

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Teresa ‘Tessie’ Bushey

ST. ALBANS — Teresa “Tessie” Vincellette Bushey, born on Nov. 25, 1927, died peacefully at the home of her daughter and caregiver Susan Jordan on Aug. 28, 2014. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Saturday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital...

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Warren Stephen Blodgett

FAIRFAX — Warren Stephen Blodgett, age 90, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2014, with family at his side. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Saturday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital...

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Taking care of furry friends

ST. ALBANS CITY — Michelle Saine is pretty hard to miss in downtown St. Albans. You’ve probably seen her. She’s the lady walking four dogs — some tiny, others huge — all at the same time. Saine, quite a sight with her four legged companions, is fairly new addition to the community. P.A.W.S. (Petsitting And Walking Services) by Michelle began business in February, two years after Saine, 26, moved to the area from Boston. Offering services such as “The Potty Break,” “How About Meow,” and “The Triple Dog Dare Ya,” Saine walks and plays with dogs, visits cats, pet...

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