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MARTHA JANE OLMSTEAD

FRANKLIN – Martha Jane Olmstead, age 87, passed away Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016 at her home with her son at her side. She was born June 28, 1929 in St. Albans the only child of the late Winfred and … Read more

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FLORENCE CARMEN BECHARD

GEORGIA — Florence Carmen Bechard a lifelong area resident passed away early Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at The Residence at Shelburne Bay. Born in Highgate on May 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Berthe (Viens) … Read more

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Kris Lukens, the director of local advocacy group Voices Against Violence.

Experts: trauma damages memory

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Difficulty remembering details of traumatic experiences is common for victims, according to experts, including when the source of the trauma is sexual assault. “More and more we’re learning about how trauma affects the brain,” said Kris … Read more

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DR. PAUL A. PRIOR

SADDLE RIVER, N.J./ST. ALBANS — Dr. Paul Alan Prior, a resident of Saddle River, N.J., passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was born in St. Albans on Nov. 5, 1925, where he attended high school and played basketball … Read more

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MOLLY E. JARVIS

BURLINGTON — Our dear sister and friend Molly E. Jarvis passed away at the Vermont Respite House on June 27, 2016, surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Moses Lake, Wash., she was the daughter of the late Richard … Read more

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BARBARA JEAN LAGRANDEUR

SWANTON — Born in St. Albans April 15, 1940, Barbara was the daughter of Howard G. and Winfred L (Demar) Lucia. Barbara attended Richford High School and was a graduate of the class of 1958. Barbara began her work career … Read more

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Rotary Citizen of the Year Ken Kaye, center, poses with Franklin County Industrial Development Corp director Tim Smith (left) and Rotary Club presenter Thomas Hungerford (right).

Kaye is Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

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ST. ALBANS CITY — Local legend, former St. Albans City mayor and Franklin County Industrial Development Corp (FCIDC) co-creator Mervin “Ken” Kaye was honored as the St. Albans Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year Tuesday. The Citizen of the Year … Read more

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PORTER PADDOCK ‘KOJAK’ HODGDON, JR.

SWANTON — Porter “Kojak” Hodgdon, Jr., age 39 years, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, at Northwestern Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in St. Albans on April 14, 1977, he was the son of … Read more

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Local teacher Jason Barney listens to attendees' recollections during his program on Swanton history, presented at the Swanton Historical Society's annual meeting last night.

Swanton Historical Society seeks to engage youth

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SWANTON — The Swanton Historical Society’s annual meeting last night might have seemed as alien to urbanites as a subway to country folk. It happened at the Swanton Railroad Depot Museum on South River Street, and began with guitarist Jim … Read more

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ALINE M. CYR

ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Aline M. Cyr, age 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep to be with her beloved husband Roland Friday morning June 24, 2016, at the Birchwood Terrace Nursing Facility.  She was born in Swanton, April 17, … Read more

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