Heather Darby, an agronomic and soils specialist for the University of Vermont Extension, and Tim Magnant, owner of Bridgeman View Farm in Franklin, speak about cover cropping to an audience of 50 people or so beside one of Magnant’s fields Thursday.

Showcasing ‘no till’ fields

FRANKLIN — Using a soil health trailer as a visual aid, Fay Benson of Cornell Cooperative Extension demonstrates why practices such as cover cropping and no-till farming are effective at preventing runoff, controlling erosion and retaining nutrients.   Benson was … Read more

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Marthe Root

Marthe (LeBel) Root

ESSEX JUNCTION — Marthe Yvette Root, 71, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at UVMC in Burlington. Born in Quebec on Feb. 11, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Lionel and Isabelle (Plante) LeBel. Marthe was a former … Read more

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Monique Gagne

Monique Denise Gagne

SWANTON — Monique Denise Gagne, age 75 years, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at her side. Born in Claremont, N.H. on, April 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late … Read more

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Sarah Allerton story hour

New chapter for librarian

ST. ALBANS — Children, guardians filled the second floor of the St. Albans Free Library Monday morning, gathering around children’s librarian Sarah Allerton as she read, sang, acted and danced her way through story hour like a seasoned professional. Yesterday was … Read more

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Andre Garceau

Andre Daniel Garceau

ST. ALBANS — Mr. Andre Daniel Garceau, age 60, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Villa Rehab Center. He was born in St. Albans, son of the late Walter and Fern (Ostiguy) Garceau, July 29, 1957. Andre enjoyed … Read more

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Lorraine Thompson

Lorraine Elsie Thompson

SWANTON — Lorraine Elsie Thompson, age 91 years, died peacefully, Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2017, at her Brown Avenue residence with her husband Bill and loving family at her side. Born in St. Albans on Aug. 24, 1925, she was … Read more

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Rose Lamothe

Rose Claire Lamothe

ST. ALBANS — Rose Claire Lamothe, a lifelong area resident passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at The Villa Rehab Center. Born in Bakersfield, on Aug. 7, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Maria (Paquette) Gendron. … Read more

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Wilma Forand

Wilma G. Forand

BAKERSFIELD — Wilma G. Forand, age 92, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born April 1, 1925 in Bromont, Quebec, Canada to the late William and Mary (Morris) Dunlavey. Wilma … Read more

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14th Star Tim Bovat Award

14th Star shines in community

ST. ALBANS — 14th Star Brewing is the recipient of The Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Timothy J. Bovat Civic Involvement Award. CEO Andrea Gagner received the award on the behalf of the company and founders Steve Gagner … Read more

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