Month: February 2016

BLACK LIVES MATTER: Protestors make example of BFA

ST. ALBANS — A Middlebury College freshman joined more than 50 other protesters in marching down North and South Main streets to Bellows Free Academy (BFA) Saturday. The group, a mix of race and gender, were there to protest racism of all kinds, subtle and overt, in Vermont schools. Student Charles Rainey, originally from Atlanta, Ga., shared his personal testimony with the crowd on the steps of BFA. He recalled a recent experience of racism from a past student government association (SGA) meeting at Middlebury College. “I ran for SGA because I wanted to get involved immediately and I...

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ACT 250: State’s regulators review NMC plan

ST. ALBANS — The Northwestern Medical Center’s (NMC) $32 million expansion plan went under state review by the District 6 Environmental Commission at a hearing Friday morning. A number of topics, including storm water management, traffic, and sidewalks were raised during the session. The hospital’s Act 250 application includes plans to make the following improvements: remodel and expand the existing medical surgical/intensive care (ICU) unit wing, expand the hospital for new medical clinics, construct a new two story office building and a connector road and reconfigure and relocate loading docks, driveway and parking areas. “A great deal of thought...

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RICHFORD — Barbara J. Davis, a resident of this community for the past 14 years, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the UVM Medical Center with her family and friends at her side. Born on April 22, 1964 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Arlene (Sayah) Sutton and the late Roy E. Davis. Barbara was 51 years old. She was a member of the Morrisville American Legion Auxiliary. Barbara is survived by her mother, Arlene Sutton and her husband, Gerald, of Morrisville; her five brothers and their wives, Edward and Janet Davis of Johnson, Frank and Debra...

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SWANTON — Rick Michael Sawyer died Feb. 25, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer. He was 39 years old. Rick was born on Nov. 6, 1976 in Belfast, Maine. He lived in Swanton from age 7 on. Rick graduated from Mercyhurst College in 1998. He became an officer for Customs and Border Protection in 2002 and worked at both the Champlain port and the Highgate port. Rick loved what he did and the officers he worked with. Rick was a loving and devoted father. His greatest prides are his sons, William and Patrick. He spent endless hours watching...

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FAIRFAX — Margaret C. Webb, 92, died on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Northwestern Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 29, 1923, the daughter of the late Henry S. and Margaret ‘Mae’ (Adams) Cain. She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Milton High School and the St. Albans Hospital School of Nursing. She married Arthur W. Webb on Nov. 15, 1944 at the United Church in Fairfax, and they were married for over 70 years. They were a well-known dairy farming family in Fairfax and he predeceased her on May 30, 2015. She was a member of...

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