Martha’s Kitchen: Nourishing community, returning to early roots

Martha’s Kitchen: Nourishing community, returning to early roots

ST. ALBANS CITY — At Martha’s Kitchen, everybody is welcomed to the table. Men and women dotted the soup kitchen’s dining room near closing time Monday, chatting as they finished their beef and vegetable soup, sandwiches and chips. Volunteers cooked, … Read more

One never stops learning

One never stops learning

FRANKLIN — With words like “umiak” “ptarmigan” and “mukluks” to sound out for the first time, it’s a good thing first grader Ava Giroux had a foster grandparent there to help her. See the complete story in Tuesday’s edition of the … Read more

DEC boss assesses situation

DEC boss assesses situation

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Environmental Commissioner David Mears is cautiously optimistic about the future of Lake Champlain. The longtime environmental attorney, who previously worked to enforce federal environmental laws as a staff attorney for the U.S. Attorney General, led the … Read more

Water Babies!

Water Babies!

ST. ALBANS — Question: What do you get when you put babies in a pool? Answer: Lots of splashing, laughing and happy moms, dads and babies. It’s a no-brainer, right? Maybe not for everyone. But swimming has in fact been … Read more

Dig that history

Dig that history

SWANTON — Archeologists working in Swanton since September have uncovered artifacts going back to 500 A.D. The team from the University of Vermont (UVM) is excavating 100 meters of soil in a cornfield along Waugh Farm Road. Swanton Village will … Read more

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Foster grandparent Doris Santini reads with second grader Logan Fournier several weeks ago.

One never stops learning

FRANKLIN — With words like “umiak” “ptarmigan” and “mukluks” to sound out for the first time, it’s a good thing first grader Ava Giroux had a foster grandparent there to help her. See the complete story in Tuesday’s edition of the … Read more

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DEC boss assesses situation

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Environmental Commissioner David Mears is cautiously optimistic about the future of Lake Champlain. The longtime environmental attorney, who previously worked to enforce federal environmental laws as a staff attorney for the U.S. Attorney General, led 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 Nov. 9, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Jaxen Avery Tatro, to Tiffany Lavallee and Steven Bradley Tatro II, of Montgomery Center.

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On Nov. 4, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Kasen Gordon Crofts, to Tiffany Reed and Kyle Gordon Crofts, of St. Albans.

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On Nov. 6, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Klayton William Reed-Paradee, to Heather Reed and Eric Paradee, of Enosburg.

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BERNICE BELL LORAH

SWANTON/BAYONET, Fla. — Mrs. Bernice Bell Lorah, age 92 years, a native of Swanton and a 34 year resident of Florida died Nov. 21, 2014. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Wednesday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, … Read more

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Brenda C. Chadwick

SWANTON – Brenda C. Chadwick, age 59, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. To read the complete obituary, see page 5A in Monday’s edition of the … Read more

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Charles Arthur Bessette Jr.

ST. ALBANS — Charles Arthur Bessette, Jr. age 55, a lifelong resident of St. Albans died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in the University of Vermont Medical Center with his loving family by his side. To read the complete obituary, see … Read more

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