Swanton Library evicts bees, opens front doors

Swanton Library evicts bees, opens front doors

Change being written at 99-year-old institution SWANTON — For years the front door of the Swanton Public Library has been locked. The 99-year-old edifice boasts four Corinthian columns one of which was, until earlier this month, filled with tens of thousands … Read more

Bingo! Animal Rescue a winner when more people play

Bingo! Animal Rescue a winner when more people play

ST. ALBANS — Like Bingo? The Franklin County Animal Rescue wants you to come play a game and help support the animals. Since late February, the animal shelter has held Wednesday Bingo nights in the Knights of Columbus building on … Read more

AUTOMOTIVES: NWTC pair hit the road

AUTOMOTIVES: NWTC pair hit the road

ST. ALBANS — Northwest Technical Center students Chandler L’Esperance and Tucker Lewis are sitting pretty as the new Vermont state winners of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. L’Esperance, a Bellows Free Academy senior from Fairfield, and Lewis, a BFA … Read more

Reading to Rainbow

Reading to Rainbow

FAIRFAX — Reading to Rainbow is all about having fun. Rainbow, a massive, shaggy, black Newfoundland, is a reading dog. She and her owner, Nancy McKee, visit the Fairfax Community Library twice each month to read with first and second … Read more

Divine Energy

Divine Energy

ST. ALBANS — If you need spiritual guidance or just a good laugh, Pastor Jim Hollingshead is there for you. “You can’t be bad but you can have fun,” said Hollingshead, chuckling, in a recent interview. Hollingshead, 54, moved to … Read more

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MONTGOMERY: Missing person case ends well

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MONTGOMERY — Emilie Trunik, the 36-year-old head chef at The Belfry Restaurant and Pub, has been found safe and well, according to Vermont State Police. A press release was sent mid-afternoon on Tuesday but with few details. VSP St. Albans … 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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On April 29, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Roslyn Mae Fortin, to Danielle S. Pothier and Jameson L. Fortin, of Highgate Springs.

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On April 30, 2015, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Fiona Rae Oakes, to Ashley (Abentruth) Oakes and Michael Oakes, of St. Albans.

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On April 3, 2015, at Univeristy of Vermont Medical Center, a boy, Jackson Dean Brown, to Heather (French) Brown and Dayton Brown, of Fairfax.

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HENRY GERKE

ST. ALBANS — Henry Gerke passed away on May 11, 2015 at the age of 85.  Born in New Jersey, he was a 1947 graduate of Westwood High School and received his degree from NYU in 1957.  He was married … Read more

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LUCILLE BERTHA MESSIER WELLS JARVIS

ST. ALBANS — Lucille Bertha Messier Wells Jarvis was called home to her Lord on May 18, 2015. Lu lived a very full and active life. Born May 7, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Edward Messier and … Read more

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BETTY JANE AYERS-WELLS

PRESCOTT, ARIZ. —Betty Jane Ayers-Wells passed away on March 18, 2015 in Prescott, Ariz. Born Jan. 28, 1930 in Waterbury, to Harold Ernest Ayers and Ruth Brunell Gibbs, both of Stowe, she had just celebrated her 85th birthday. Betty was … Read more

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