K9 Kovu

K9 Kovu

ST. ALBANS — Kovu can track a scent for miles, sniff out drugs, bark intimidatingly and even bite on command. He also can pull his own treats out of a certain Vermont State Police trooper’s desk drawer at the St. … Read more

Nice day for a ride

Nice day for a ride

Hunter Taylor, 7, rides his bike past his Barlow Street house where his family dog, Mr. Bigs, sits on the porch.

UNSOLVED MYSTERY: Son's demise, mom’s agony

UNSOLVED MYSTERY: Son's demise, mom’s agony

SWANTON — When her children were young Jen Muir Chevalier would stroke her thumb across their foreheads to sooth them when they were fussy. Three years ago she did that one last time for her oldest child, Christopher Muir-Davis, age … Read more

From the archives: Arena icing secure

From the archives: Arena icing secure

This Messenger article from Dec. 5, 2014 shows the importance of the Kraft Hockeyville contest for Highgate Arena, with up to $150,000 on the line and an opportunity to host an NHL preseason hockey game. Voting continues for one more day at … Read more

SEX OFFENDER: How to move forward?

SEX OFFENDER: How to move forward?

ST. ALBANS — The natural question to every challenging situation is: how to move forward. That query was on everyone’s mind Monday as Richard J. Laws, a 49-year-old man who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and beating a woman in … Read more

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Vermont State Police trooper Derek Rolandini and his K9, Kovu, check on each other during a motor vehicle stop on County Road last week. The pair have been working as a K9 unit for the St. Albans Barracks for six years.

K9 Kovu

ST. ALBANS — Kovu can track a scent for miles, sniff out drugs, bark intimidatingly and even bite on command. He also can pull his own treats out of a certain Vermont State Police trooper’s desk drawer at the St. … Read more

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Officials probe Richford fire

RICHFORD — One day after his preliminary motion hearing on a forfeiture order for eight dogs, the Richford home Randy Sheperd was living in burned to the ground. According to a Richford Fire Department official, a call came in around … 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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Pikna

On March 30, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Parker James Pikna, to Jennifer Paquin Pikna and Paul David Pikna, of St. Albans.

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Tucker

On March 29, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Chloe Mae Tucker, to Kenna Elizabeth Ward and Daniel Joseph Tucker, of Montgomery.

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Derosia

On March 28, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Annaleigh Grace Derosia, to Amanda White Derosia and Joshua Allen Derosia, of Swanton.

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THERESA A. ATKINS

SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. — Terri (Benoit) Atkins, passed away on April 13, 2015. She is survived by her loving family, Deborah Blair and her husband Lyman of Millbury, Sandra Bellmar and her husband Robert of Yarmouth Port, Steven Bovat and … Read more

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LESTER HERTIG SCHMIDLEN

ST. ALBANS —  Lester “Les” Schmidlen, 75, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 in UVM Medical Center, Burlington. Born May 13, 1939 in Kane, Pa. He was a son of the late Otto Oscar and Mamie (Hertig) Schmidlen. Les graduated from … Read more

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PHYLLIS C. MURRAY

ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Phyllis C. Murray passed away Monday morning, April 13, 2015 at Northwestern Medical Center at the age of 86.  Phyllis was born Sept. 23, 1928, daughter of the late Ernest Arthur and Edith (Todd) Contois in … Read more

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