Chaz Shepard, left, from Grunts and Walt Gaskell from NorthWest Family Foods load up the truck.

Helping Hands box sales below target

ST. ALBANS — Since the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program began in mid-October, community members here have bought 1,696 boxes for the local food shelf, according to assistant store manager Carol Guilmette. Boxes will be available for purchase until Dec. … Read more

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EDWIN M. CHURCH

SWANTON — Edwin M. Church, a lifelong area resident, passed away early Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Northwestern Medical Center. He was born in St. Albans on June 1, 1920, the son of the late Clyde Elmer and Clara Edith … Read more

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CECILE RAINVILLE

FAIRFAX — Cecile Rainville, 84, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at her home with her loving family by her side. Calling hours to celebrate Cecile’s life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at A.W. … Read more

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BERTHA J. CHENEY

WEST SWANTON — Mrs. Bertha J. Cheney, age 86 years, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2016, in the Northwestern Medical Center. Born in Highgate, she was the daughter of the late John and Vitalis (Minckler) Jackson. She attended Highgate … Read more

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ALAN M. KINNEY

BERKSHIRE – Alan M. Kinney, age 73, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at his home in Berkshire. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., … Read more

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KRISTINA JULIA CHAFFEE

ALBURGH — Kristina Julia Chaffee, 31, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 in Alburgh. Kristina was born on Jan. 5, 1985 in St. Albans, the daughter of Michael Chaffee and Julie (Martin) Robertson. Kristina loved the outdoors. She was … Read more

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Local students from Franklin County Caring Communities’ Health Project initiative present local substance use statistics to Swanton’s Village Board of Trustees at the board’s regular meeting Monday night. Crystal Lampman, left, supervises the group.

Swanton: Village trustees hear from youth

SWANTON — Local students met with the Swanton Village Trustees Monday night to discuss substance abuse, health and whether or not young people feel valued by their communities. Mattison Lampman, Kendall Ladieu, Whitney Farnsworth and Eleanor Maguire, girls in the … Read more

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Anaya Lily-Mae Smith, a girl, born at the Northwestern Medical Center on November 1 to Arthur Lorne Smith and Comfort Marie Martin of Swanton.

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The Hampton Inn currently being built on Lake Street is one of several planned construction projects in Franklin County

Economy looks bright for Franklin County

ST. ALBANS — Wages and employment are up in Franklin County, according to data from the State of Vermont. Experts expect that growth to continue with several major employers set to expand. “I think there’s reason for optimism,” said David … Read more

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