SWANTON: Suspect sought in bank robbery

SWANTON: Suspect sought in bank robbery

SWANTON — Investigation continues today into a Monday morning robbery at the TD Bank here. The emergency call from the bank located at First and York streets in the village came to police at about 10:14 a.m. Swanton Village Police, … Read more

Fairfax blaze claims life

Fairfax blaze claims life

FAIRFAX — A Fairfax man was killed in a fire that destroyed his family’s home Friday. Joseph Benoit, 80, was attempting to light a fire in his woodstove in his 2993 Main St. home when he accidentally set himself on … Read more

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Blue sky, blue lake

High winds and warm temperatures across the Champlain Valley finally broke up much of the ice on Lake Champlain yesterday afternoon, turning it from a landscape of white to its more typical blue. While the lake is still dangerously cold, … Read more

Quilts: Jane would be proud

Quilts: Jane would be proud

ST. ALBANS CITY — People entering the 16th Annual Franklin County Quilter’s Guild Show held April 5 and 6 at City Hall seemed to share the tendency to just stare in awe at the “Dear Jane” quilt display. The challenge … Read more

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Strong Chair

Yoga instructor Suzanne Tremblay stands by as St. Albans Town Selectboard Chair Bernie Boudreau does a headstand Tuesday night during the class at Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center. See more yoga photos later this week in the St. Albans … Read more

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BUSINESS: Alburgh Dollar General in works

ALBURGH — A 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store is planned for the intersection of Town Highway 4 and U.S. 2. If built, and the chances appear likely, it would be located on a 1.44-acre plot in the intersection’s southwest corner, across … Read more

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Police arrest suspect in city meth lab case

ST. ALBANS — Police have arrested Adam Rheaume, 30, of St. Albans City on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Rheaume resided in apartment 2A at 100 Lake St., to which St. Albans City police and firefighters were called Saturday at 5:30 … Read more

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Tigers rout BFA in lacrosse opener

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With scarcely enough time to practice outdoors, the Bobwhites opened their season Monday against Middlebury, a team that already had posted a pair of lopsided lacrosse wins aided by a turf field to squeeze in early season practices. The Panthers … Read more

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The Comets try to keep Essex's Mackenzie Burnett from getting to the puck during Wednesday nght's Metro Division championship game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Essex's Kathleen Young tied the game with two third-period goals and set up Melanie Theriault for the winner in overtime.

Essex rallies to fourth girls hockey crown

BURLINGTON — The Comets accomplished something against Essex in Wednesday night’s championship hockey game that few teams have done this season, scoring twice on the Hornets in the first 20 minutes. Essex returned the favor and more, though, pulling off … Read more

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No. 1 Thetford survives Enosburg

BARRE – The third time was the charm for Thetford as the Panthers won their third semifinal in as many tries Thursday night, ousting No. 4 Enosburg 62-49 in the Division III girls basketball tournament at the Barre Auditorium. Subscribe … Read more

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On April 6, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Lauren Rae Jacobs, to Jamie Royea Jacobs and Joshua Aaron Jacobs, of Richford.

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On April 4, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Dalton Henry Bouchard, to Jennifer Howrigan Bouchard and Gregory Bouchard, of Swanton.

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On April 5, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a girl, Faith Lucille Chicoine, to Jeanna Marie Lockerby and James John Chicoine, of Alburg.

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LEO J. BENOIT

FAIRFAX — Leo J. Benoit, a lifelong Fairfax resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home at the age of 80. He will be remembered as a kindhearted man with a work ethic like none other, who … Read more

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DENNIS MALCOLM COTE

WATERFORD, Vt. — Dennis Malcolm Coté passed unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 11 in Waterford, Vt.   He was the beloved husband of Kathryn and father of Claire, Simone, and Jesse.  Dennis is survived by his mother, Gloria Adeline … Read more

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CHARLES GOVAN SHOCKLEY

ST. ALBANS —  Charles Govan Shockley, 91, passed away on Friday afternoon, April 11, 2014 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.  Mr. Shockley has resided in St. Albans at The Homestead for the past year where he received wonderful … Read more

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