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2016’s Most fantastic crimes

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin County Superior Court saw a strange cornucopia of criminal cases in 2016. The Messenger shared a number of the most incredible tales of local crime. Some were illustrative, pointing out an issue readers might not … Read more

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Mr. & Mrs. Prouty

SWANTON — Gene and Mary Haren Prouty of Nashua, N.H. and Swanton, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Prouty were married Dec. 8, 1956, in Mountainside, N.J. They met while Gene attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., … Read more

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Meet Andy — He’s active and smart

 ~ 2-year-old male House trained Neutered Up to date on vaccines Microchipped Tested for heartworm and Lyme disease Good with older children and some dogs Not good with cats Contact Franklin County Animal Rescue via email or call (802)524-9650, x103 for dog adoption and … Read more

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Crystal Hemingway has organized assistance for local families in need.

Highgate woman ‘pays it forward’

HIGHGATE — “Pay it forward” is what Crystal Hemingway, the founder of local Facebook group ‘Helping Others,’ asks of the people she supports by giving them clothing, food, gifts and her time and energy. “There’s no need to thank me,” … Read more

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HARRIET A. JARVIS-ELWOOD

ST. ALBANS — Harriet A. Jarvis-Elwood a longtime area resident passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at the Homestead at Pillsbury with her loving family at her side. She was born at home in Fletcher on Aug. 12, 1933, … Read more

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TIMOTHY C. HURTEAU

MILTON — Timothy C. Hurteau lived life to the fullest. He was always there to lend a hand, advice, or to lighten the mood with a joke. He was born in St. Albans and raised in Milton, Vt. He served … Read more

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NORBERT H. LAROSE

SHELDON – Norbert H. Larose, age 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at the St. Albans Health & Rehab Facility. He was born April 26, 1928 in Enosburgh to the late Rosaire and Vera (Garrow) Larose. Norbert graduated from … Read more

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From left: Rise VT Wellness Specialists Moretti  and Betsy Fournier speak with Jonathan Billings about snowshoes RiseVT has purchased for local libraries to lend to their patrons.

From hospital to health center

ST. ALBANS — “For years, the big blue ‘H’ on the highway has stood for ‘hospital,’” said Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center (NMC)’s Vice President of Planning and Community Relations. “We think it stands for ‘health,’ and a center for … Read more

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Seniors Will Robear and Kaitlyn Boudreau of MVU talk about the importance of financial planning.

Students learn life skills at MVU

  SWANTON — For five years now, every student that has walked through the halls of Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) High School has been required to take personal finance, in the hopes they will learn how to properly manage their … Read more

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ARLENE G. MARTEL

RICHFORD – Arlene G. Martel, age 94, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born in Richford on Oct. 1, 1922 the daughter of the late, Harvey and Elizabeth (Lahue) … Read more

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