Let the raid begin (again)

Let the raid begin (again)

ST. ALBANS —Taylor Park fills with women in hoop skirts, horses, white canvas tents, actors, re-enactors and school children as the community marks the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration. Pick up the weekend edition of the St. Albans Messenger to … Read more

EDUCATION: City School steps onto a new path

EDUCATION: City School steps onto a new path

ST. ALBANS CITY — Students from St. Albans City School braved the bluster of a September morning to open a new half-mile walking path at the school, one that – just in time for its commemoration – also offers a … Read more

Singing 1860s to life

Singing 1860s to life

ST. ALBANS — There’s nothing like a little music to transport people back to 1864. The Vermont Civil War Songbook, performed by singer Linda Raddle and piano accompanist Arthur Zorn and put on by the Vermont Humanities Council, drew about … Read more

Ready to romp

Ready to romp

Ryan Marshall, 38, plays with Cameron, a rescue husky and border collie mix, early this morning in Marc’s Barc Parc at Hard’ack Recreation Area. See more stories in Wednesday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or read our digital edition at … Read more

Homesteading today

Homesteading today

FRANKLIN — When last December’s ice storm knocked out power for much of northern Vermont and left many stranded in their dark, cold homes, Rob and Judith Cormier were warm and cozy. See the complete story in Tuesday’s edition of the … Read more

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How to save lakes? Expert charts plan

Editor’s Note: This is another in an ongoing series of reports related to lake water quality issues. Another will appear in Thursday’s edition. ST. ALBANS — If area residents want clean water in Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi they need … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax's Kyke Naylor sends a ball toward the Enosburg goal Wednesday.

Fairfax pulls away from Enosburg, 4-1

Yohance Gill scored two goals Wednesday as BFA-Fairfax earned a 4-1 victory over Enosburg in their Mountain Division boys soccer game. Subscribe for the full story and photos, and for all of the Messenger’s sports coverage.

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Busy weekend for local teams

• Big football wins on the road for Milton and BFA-Fairfax. • BFA-St. Albans boys and girls top Missisquoi under the lights. • 196 local runners compete in the Burlington Invitational. • MVU makes its early goal stand for a 1-0 win … Read more

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NFL’s sins are no longer welcome here

The NFL has built its fabulous fame and wealth while willfully bringing harm to crippled old men, women and children. It steals from taxpayers coming and going. It grudgingly acted on Ray Rice only because there is video that sets the Internet aflame. … Read more

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On August 11, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a boy, Skyler James Marchant, to Ashley (Murray) Marchant and Joseph Marchant Jr., of Swanton.

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On August 10, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a girl, Charlotte Grace Marsher, to Elizabeth (Nye) Marsher and Trevor Marsher, of Fairfax.

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On August 4, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a girl, Addison Harper Gates, to Wendy Fuller and Scott Gates, of St. Albans.

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DIANE IRENE CRELLER

SOUTH ALBURGH — Diane Irene Creller, age 58 years, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at her South Alburgh home with loving family at her side following a long courageous battle with ALS. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A … Read more

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CYNTHIA ‘CINDY’ A. HANCE

RICHFORD – Cynthia “Cindy” A. Hance, age 68, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at her son’s home in Richford surrounded by her loving family. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in the weekend edition of the St. Albans … Read more

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DONALD ASHLINE, SR.

DERBY — Donald Ashline Sr., passed away on Sept. 15 2014 with his family by his side. Donald was born on Nov. 24, 1942 in Derby, Vt., to Arthur Ashline and Abigail Clapper. To read the complete obituary, see page … Read more

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