Month: August 2017

Raymond State de Chantal

COLONIE, N.Y. — Raymond State de Chantal entered into eternal rest at his home on Monday Aug. 21, 2017, of heart complications. His parents, Raymond “Dickie” de Chantal and Katherine (State) de Chantal, welcomed him into this world on Aug. 30, 1935. Raymond graduated as an honor student at Verdun Catholic High School in Montreal, Quebec and went onto McGill College. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation in 1961, he went on to work for Lycoming, Continental-Allison Division and 35 years at Pratt and Whitney, as a lead engineer on many projects. Raymond had a...

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Bay cleanup showing progress

ST. ALBANS TOWN — More than 80 people showed up to St. Albans Area Watershed Association’s (SAAWA) annual meeting in the St. Albans Bay Park Wednesday night to hear board members and guest speaker, Dept. of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Emily Boedecker, talk about water quality. At the time of the meeting the Black Bridge area of the bay was under a high alert for blue-green algae and the Bay Park was closed to swimming. Attendees grabbed seats on the picnic benches in the Park bathhouse until it was standing room only and enjoyed barbeque and beer, courtesy of Bayside...

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New spin on church music

ST. ALBANS — The First Congregational Church is beginning its first fall concert series, comprised of entirely local artists. Those whose first thought is of the pain their spine might endure as they shift in the church pews, listening to three classical movements without interruption, are in for a surprise, according to Erin Grainger, the church’s music director. Yes, the performers in the church’s fall series use more “traditional” instruments: flutes, clarinets and cellos, for example. But Grainger cautioned against dismissing those and similar instruments as simply “classical.” “There’s so many other things that those groups of instruments can...

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Rachelle R. Roche

SWANTON/ST. ALBANS/HUTTO, Texas — Rachelle R. Roche of Swanton, Vt. and currently residing at the University Village Memory Care Center in Round Rock, Texas, went to be with the angels on Monday Aug. 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Rachelle (Rae) was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Clovis, N.M., the daughter of Consuelo (Nieves) and Antonio G. Alvarez. In 1943, she met the love of her life, James A. Roche, of St. Albans, Vt. when he was stationed at the Air Force Base in Clovis. It was love at first sight. They exchanged addresses and started corresponding through...

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Norman S. Vosburg

SWANTON — Norman S. Vosburg a longtime area resident and dairy farmer passed away, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the Franklin County Rehab Center surrounded by his loving family. Born at home in St. Albans on Aug. 13, 1929, he was the son of the late Sanford and Almedia (Erno) Vosburg. Norman was 88 years old. On June 9, 1951, he married Arlene Sheehan, who survives him. Norman worked for Krupp’s Auto Body from 1951 to 1958 except for when he served his country in the United States Army with Headquarters Company 434 from 1951 to 1953, during the...

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