Zipping through vacation

Zipping through vacation

Chiara Skeels, 11, slides down Hard’ack hill Thursday afternoon with Stephen Buel, 14, not far behind. Skeels, Buel and two more friends braved the nippy, single-digit temperatures yesterday for some winter fun.

Eight dogs confiscated

Eight dogs confiscated

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday, Feb. 5, law enforcement, local officials, and animal rescue staff arrived at the home of Randall Sheperd, 53, of Richford, with a warrant to remove dogs believed to be suffering from extreme neglect. It was … Read more

Deep cold extracts toll

Deep cold extracts toll

ST. ALBANS — Two water main breaks in St. Albans City Tuesday morning were just some of the many winter woes public works departments are experiencing this year. One break has been repaired while another is expected to be fully … Read more

Visiting nurses help new moms

Visiting nurses help new moms

SWANTON — Tamara Lapine was 19 years old, single, without a job or high school diploma and newly returned from Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant. “I had just moved back to Vermont,” Lapine said in an interview last … Read more

Alek’s all eyes on the game

Alek’s all eyes on the game

ST. ALBANS — Long before the varsity players are in uniform, Alek Wolfe has already begun preparing for that night’s game. Bursting with energy, the Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans freshman is conducting pre-game interviews — with classmates and coaches — … Read more

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This dog, named 'Bunny,' weighed 15 pounds when it was brought into Franklin County Animal Rescue.

Eight dogs confiscated

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday, Feb. 5, law enforcement, local officials, and animal rescue staff arrived at the home of Randall Sheperd, 53, of Richford, with a warrant to remove dogs believed to be suffering from extreme neglect. It was … Read more

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Deep cold extracts toll

ST. ALBANS — Two water main breaks in St. Albans City Tuesday morning were just some of the many winter woes public works departments are experiencing this year. One break has been repaired while another is expected to be fully … Read more

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Tamara Lapine, 22, holds son Dimitri, 2, as he waves in their Swanton home last week. Lapine is the first graduate of the Nurse-Family Partnership through the Franklin County Home Health Agency Program, a national program that has recently begun in most counties statewide.

Visiting nurses help new moms

SWANTON — Tamara Lapine was 19 years old, single, without a job or high school diploma and newly returned from Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant. “I had just moved back to Vermont,” Lapine said in an interview last … Read more

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Likely Boys Basketball Pairings

Division I Playdowns Tuesday/Wednesday South Burlington (16, 3-17-0) at Rice (1, 19-1-0) St. Johnsbury (15, 7-11-0) at Burlington (2, 18-2-0) Brattleboro (14, 8-12-0) at Burr & Burton (3, 17-3-0) Mt. Anthony (13, 8-12-0) at Rutland (4, 17-3-0) Champlain Valley (12, … Read more

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Girls Basketball Playoffs

GIRLS BASKETBALL Division I Playdowns Tuesday, 7:00 St. Johnsbury (15, 5-15) at BFA-St. Albans (2, 17-3) Rutland (13, 8-12) at U-32 (4, 15-4), 5:00 Brattleboro (9, 13-7) at Burr & Burton (8, 14-6) Wednesday, 7:00 Spaulding (16, 4-16) at Champlain … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax football coach Mike Williams after the Bullets defeated Otter Valley on Nov. 8 at Rutland H.S. in the Division III state championship game.

Williams heading to CVU

FAIRFAX — BFA-Fairfax football coach Mike Williams will take over as head coach at Champlain Valley Union next fall, BFA athletic director Geri Witalec said Wednesday. Williams, who has been at BFA’s helm since the program was founded in 2007 and … Read more

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Kehaya

On Feb. 11, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Miles Ashton Kehaya, to Shea (Morgan) Kehaya and Matthew Steven Kehaya, of Swanton.

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On Feb. 10, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Riley Phillip Florio, to Samantha I. Florio and Michael Darrel Florio, of Alburgh.

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On Feb. 10, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Ashlynn Elizabeth Conger-Deyo, to Meghan Deyo and Allan Conger, of Alburgh.

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AVEN MICHAEL ROYEA

RICHFORD — Aven Michael Royea, age one year and eight months, passed away unexpectedly at the Vermont Children’s Hospital in Burlington with his loving family at his side. He was born May 26, 2013 in St. Albans the son of … Read more

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CLOVIS FERDAND GAGNER, JR.

FAIRFAX — Clovis Ferdand Gagner, Jr., ‘Clover’ left his family and friends unexpectedly and was called to “his higher power” at the age of 51 on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Born in St. Albans, on April 8, 1963, he was … Read more

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MATTHEW STEVEN PRATT

GEORGIA — Matthew Steven Pratt “Matty/Muncle”, 34, of Georgia, Vermont passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 20, 2015. Matthew came into this world on November 22, 1980. He was born in Burlington, Vermont to his beloved mother, Brenda Clark of … Read more

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