Month: August 2016

Dam upgrade hits snag

ENOSBURG FALLS — The Enosburg Falls Village Trustees are attempting to make rapid progress on a proposed upgrade to the village’s hydroelectric facilities, without which the facility could become inoperable within less than a decade. Regulatory uncertainties and financial feasibilities have complicated their efforts. The village utilizes two hydroelectric facilities, the Kendall Plant and Village Plant Number One. The Kendall Plant received a major renovation in the early 1990s, but Village Plant Number One has only ever received basic maintenance and minor repairs. A Hydropower Facility Assessment commissioned by the village in 2012 determined that components of both facilities...

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All parties on board for first phase of lake cleanup plan

ST. ALBANS — The cleanup of Lake Champlain returns to the spotlight this week as the state finalizes the first phase of a plan to reduce the amount of phosphorous reaching the lake by 34 percent over the next 20 years. The reduction is required under the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) finalized earlier this year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first phase of the plan involves the creation of statewide programs and permits. It will end in 2017. See the complete story in the Tuesday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to the digital...

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FAIRFAX — Edwina Elaine Bartley, 84, died peacefully hand-in-hand with family on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. She was born in Presque Isle, Maine on Sept. 11, 1931, daughter of Raymond Allison and Geneva Frankie Bartley. She was a graduate of Torrington High School in Conn., and later in life received a Bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College. After graduating nurses training at Garfield Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., she worked as a Registered Nurse for over 50 years. She especially enjoyed her years as a visiting nurse at Lamoille Home Health Agency in Morrisville, and time as an Occupational Health...

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MONTGOMERY – James P. Buttendorf, age 43, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at his home in Montgomery.   Jamie was born in Bridgeport, Conn. on Nov. 10, 1972 to James W. Buttendorf and Wendy Howard. Known in his community as a fine carpenter, artist, and musician; Jamie loved sunflowers, fine wood, old tools and trucks, Louis L’Amour novels, string instruments, and above all his family; son, Abijah; partner, Moriah; father and stepmother, Grandpa Big and Grammy D; mother, Gran, ola; sister, Joey; Grammy K, his grandmother, Mumsie, aunts, uncles, and their families. Jamie will be remembered as...

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COLONIE, N.Y. — Michelle Ann ‘Bridget’ (Curry) deChantal passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at her home. Born on Oct. 30, 1962, in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Patricia Lee Curry. Bridget was 53 years old. Bridget graduated from Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans and was founder and co-owner of Bath Fitter in Albany, N.Y. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Fort Myers, Fla. and Camp Kilcare in St. Albans. Her greatest enjoyment was her quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Justin Raymond deChantal, of Colonie;...

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