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FLETCHER — Grant Weier, 74, lives on a dirt road in the hills of Fletcher. When he opens his door on a snowy, January day, he and his large golden lab, Ziggy, greet you enthusiastically. Ziggy is perhaps a bit … Read more

Farmers, food & fun

Farmers, food & fun

ESSEX — There’s nothing like a farm show to bring everyone together. Students, farmers, lawmakers, businesses, organizations, some mascots and state officials – including Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and, sporting a cow-print hat, Secretary of Agriculture Chuck … Read more

Swanton rising

Swanton rising

SWANTON — The Swanton community needs to tell the world about the things it has to offer and at the same time improve communication within the community, so more people are aware of options and resources. That was a widely … Read more

Highgate fire displaces families

Highgate fire displaces families

HIGHGATE — Seven local departments responded to a residential fire in Highgate Wednesday afternoon that displaced two families. According to a Department of Public Safety (DPS) press release, the Highgate Volunteer Fire Department received the call at 10:47 a.m. Firefighters … Read more

Go Wild! Respecting wildlife

Go Wild! Respecting wildlife

FAIRFAX — Have you ever looked an owl in the eyes? When you do, there’s an undeniable sense of intelligence, power and beauty that’s staring back at you. I had this experience several weeks ago when I visited Audrey Von … Read more

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Grant Weier sits in the living room of his Fletcher home with his golden lab, Ziggy. Weier is participating in HomeShare Vermont, a co-housing match service that recently expanded to Franklin County.

HomeShare Vermont

FLETCHER — Grant Weier, 74, lives on a dirt road in the hills of Fletcher. When he opens his door on a snowy, January day, he and his large golden lab, Ziggy, greet you enthusiastically. Ziggy is perhaps a bit … Read more

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Cold Hollow Career Center Colton Riley works on identifying maple syrup as part of a contest during the Future Farmers of America (FFA) event at the Vermont Farm Show Wednesday.

Farmers, food & fun

ESSEX — There’s nothing like a farm show to bring everyone together. Students, farmers, lawmakers, businesses, organizations, some mascots and state officials – including Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and, sporting a cow-print hat, Secretary of Agriculture Chuck … Read more

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Swanton Town Selectman Joel Clark, center, speaks about the need for a point person to work on attracting businesses during a meeting on economic development as part of the Swanton Community Visit Wednesday evening.

Swanton rising

SWANTON — The Swanton community needs to tell the world about the things it has to offer and at the same time improve communication within the community, so more people are aware of options and resources. That was a widely … 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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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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Gaudette

On Dec. 31, 2014, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, a girl, Evelyn Katherine Gaudette, to Amanda (Bryan) Gaudette and Jesse Gaudette, of Colchester.

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Francalangia

On Dec. 15, 2014, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, a girl, Sophia Anne Francalangia, to Andrea (Lambesis) Francalangia and Keith Francalangia, of South Burlington.

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Whittemore

On Dec. 5, 2014, at the University of Vermont Medical Center, a girl, Rilyn Whittemore, to Amy (Dusablon) Whittemore and Shayne Whittemore, of St. Albans City.

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DOUGLAS HAROLD UNDERWOOD

ST. ALBANS — Douglas Harold Underwood, a lifelong area resident, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Redstone Villa. Born in Swanton on Sept. 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Harold C. and Ruby (Lawyer) Underwood. Doug … Read more

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JOHN A. LEARNED, SR.

JEFFERSONVILLE — John Alton Learned, Sr., 78, fell asleep in death Jan. 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving wife and children. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at A W Rich … Read more

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SANDRA LYNNE TOWNSEND

Inadvertently omitted from Sandra’s obituary in Saturday’s Messenger was her paternal grandfather, Paul Tipper, Sr. and his wife, Laura, of Fairfax.

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