LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

FRANKLIN — For those water quality proponents pushing for state action on the clean up of Lake Carmi, some of their persistent efforts paid off Thursday night. See the complete story in the Friday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

Gathering of the tractors

Gathering of the tractors

ST. ALBANS CITY — Chad Machia has been busy this past week. Busy covering his five John Deere tractors in Christmas lights. “I need a lot of lights,” he said on Monday. So far, Machia has used about seven thousand. … Read more

Craft Day at City School

Craft Day at City School

ST. ALBANS CITY — With snow on the ground and the holidays just around the corner, it’s crafting time in St. Albans City School. The kindergarten class spent a good portion of Tuesday morning creating gingerbread men and women, snowmen, … Read more

ALLEGED SEX ABUSE: Mom spies images on phone

ALLEGED SEX ABUSE: Mom spies images on phone

ST. ALBANS — Jeffrey Alan Tatro, 44, of Alburgh, was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a six-year-old and took pictures of the assault. During the course of that investigation, law enforcement learned of a second victim, now 22, … Read more

Sheldon: Students addressing risk behavior findings

Sheldon: Students addressing risk behavior findings

SHELDON — Telling children what to do, most parents (and children) know, doesn’t always work. When students talk with their peers, though, it appears to have more of an effect. “A lot of people will listen to the students,” said … Read more

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Chuck Ross, the secretary of agriculture, speaks to Franklin residents at the Franklin Watershed Committee meeting Thursday night.

LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

FRANKLIN — For those water quality proponents pushing for state action on the clean up of Lake Carmi, some of their persistent efforts paid off Thursday night. See the complete story in the Friday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

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Chad Machia stands with his John Deere tractor at his farm in Swanton, decorated in Christmas lights in preparation for the First Annual Tractor Parade tomorrow in downtown St. Albans.

Gathering of the tractors

ST. ALBANS CITY — Chad Machia has been busy this past week. Busy covering his five John Deere tractors in Christmas lights. “I need a lot of lights,” he said on Monday. So far, Machia has used about seven thousand. … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax players celebrate with their senior captain after Chace Carpenter scored her 1,000th varsity bask etball point Wednesday night.

A Grand Night for Carpenter

Video from coldhollowphoto.com BFA-Fairfax senior Chace Carpenter made quick work of the 12 points she needed to score Wednesday night to reach 1,000 career points, hitting the milestone early in the second quarter on a breakaway layup. Subscribe for the … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax wins first football title

BFA-Fairfax got 407 yards on runs by Matt Larose, Luke Langelier and Liam Sweeney, including a game-saving 38-yard fourth-down sprint by Sweeney to set up a final touchdown with less than a minute remaining in Saturday’s Division III football state … Read more

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Luke Langelier gets into the end zone for BFA's second score in Saturday's Division III semifinal victory over Mt Abraham.

Bullets push back to finals

FAIRFAX — Strong play by the line both ways all afternoon, a better grip on the ball in the second half, and touchdowns by Matt Larose and Luke Langelier were enough to send BFA-Fairfax to the Division III football championship game … Read more

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The regular season is finished, seniors (including Bobwhite Garrett Lamothe) have been honored, and playoffs begin Tuesday.

Playoff Pairings

Official Pairings for Boys & Girls Soccer FOOTBALL Division I Quarterfinals Friday, 7 p.m. CVU (8, 3-5) at Middlebury (1, 8-0) BFA-St. Albans (6, 4-4) at Essex (3, 6-2) Colchester (4, 6-2) at Rutland (4, 5-3) Saturday, 1 p.m. Hartford (7, … Read more

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On Dec. 5, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Ciara Rae Crandall, to Brittany Gagne and Wayne Crandall, of Highgate.

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On Dec. 7, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Evangeline Anne Smith, to Carrie (Hakey) Smith and James Thomas Smith Jr., of St. Albans.

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On Dec. 5, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Savannah Marie Joyal, to Casey (Corey) Joyal and Rodney A. Joyal Jr., of West Enosburg.

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GARY V. COMETTE

CAMBRIDGE — Gary Vee Comette, 63, passed away at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in XXXX edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to our digital edition.

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VIRGINIA M. ‘GRANDMA JANE’ MINOR

FAIRFIELD — On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 17, while in the comfort of her home and surrounded by those near and dear to her heart, Jane left her family to be with her husband Kenneth, and daughter Rita. To read the … Read more

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ROBERT ‘SOYBEAN’ CHAGNON

ST. ALBANS — Robert “Soybean” Chagnon, age 80, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer and dementia. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in the … Read more

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