Cupcakes for firefighters

Cupcakes for firefighters

Chuck Thompson, left, of the Orwell Town Fire Department helps other members of the Vermont State Firefighters’ Association (VSFA) frost 250 cupcakes last night in preparation for their 125th Annual Conference and convention this weekend. Activities for the public will … Read more

Best place in the world

Best place in the world

BURTON ISLAND — It may only be a 10-minute ferry ride from the point of St. Albans, but once you enter the tree-lined paths, shimmering shores and stocked store on Burton Island State Park, the rest of the world and … Read more

Berkshire’s loss put at $400,000 in garage blaze

Berkshire’s loss put at $400,000 in garage blaze

BERKSHIRE — Three area fire departments responded to a fire at the Berkshire Town Garage Tuesday night that left the sand shed and town grader destroyed. Nobody was inside the building at the time and no one was hurt. Assistant … Read more

Keeping pollution at bay

Keeping pollution at bay

Editor’s Note: This is the last of a two part series that began in the weekend edition. ST. ALBANS — Pixley Tyler Hill, a founding member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), on Friday broke with other leaders … Read more

Flash mob dancers carry off own raid

Flash mob dancers carry off own raid

ST. ALBANS – All was calm, until the children in black descended upon the crowd. Though none in attendance would say the scene was exactly quiet during Saturday’s Kingman Street Klassic car show, the atmosphere was docile. A relaxing, sunny … Read more

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Farm offices’ move fought

ST. ALBANS — The federal General Services Agency (GSA) is meeting opposition as it intends to relocate the USDA Service Center for Franklin and Grand Isle counties from Fisher Pond Road to downtown St. Albans City. The USDA and Vermont’s … Read more

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Enosburg Falls voters reject propane facility

ENOSBURG FALLS —Enosburg Falls residents, by a vote of 99-47, have overturned a change to municipal by-laws that would have allowed a propane storage facility in the village. Village trustees changed the by-laws in April to allow a hazardous materials … Read more

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Dairy lawsuit: $50M settlement approval denied

RUTLAND — A federal judge has denied approval of a $50 million proposed settlement between Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and the farmers who filed an anti-trust suit on behalf of all dairy formers in the northeast. U.S. District Court … Read more

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Runners start toward Hathaway Point in the Great Race triathlon Sunday at St. Albans Bay.

Wind, waves shorten 35th Great Race

One hundred and sixty-two teams and Ironman/Ironwoman competitors took part in Sunday’s Bay Day triathlon, though the Coast Guard mandated elimination of the on-water portion of the race because of high winds and waves. Only championship-division teams were allowed onto … Read more

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Mt. Anthony third baseman Makayla Farrara starts to celebrate after tagging out an MVU runner for the final out in Monday's Division I softball state championship game.

Mt. Anthony holds off MVU for D-I title

POULTNEY — Missisquoi had more base runners and scoring chances, but Mt. Anthony scored all of its runs in a hectic third inning and escaped extra innings by 61 feet to take the Division I softball state championship, 4-3 Monday night … Read more

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The Bullets wait in the dugout before their semifinal at Vergennes is ended for the day.

Vergennes takes lead before play halted

VERGENNES — They started 10 minutes early in an effort to beat the worsening rainstorm, but BFA-Fairfax and Vergennes didn’t make it all the way through the first inning before their Division II semifinal was halted. Subscribe for all the … Read more

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On July 11, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Silas Keane Weber, to Helen J. Weber and Grant W. Weber, of Milton.

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On July 11, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Henry Emile Sartwell, to Stacie Tremblay and Daniel Timothy Sartwell, of Franklin.

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On July 11, 2014, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Elijah Robert Burns, to Holly (Lamothe) Burns and Robbie Burns, of Fletcher.

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FRANCIS A. ‘JAKE’ JACQUES

ST. ALBANS — Francis A. “Jake” Jacques, a lifelong area resident, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home with his family at his side. Born in St. Albans on March 8, 1935, he was the son of the … Read more

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DEBORAH MARIE CODLING

BURLINGON — In the early morning hours of July 18, Deborah Marie Codling passed from this life and went home to be with Jesus. She lived a simple life marked by kindness and a deep love for others. She had … Read more

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Lucille M. Kinerson

IRASBURG —Lucille M. Kinerson, 82, of Irasburg, Vt., passed away on July 21, 2014 in Newport, Vt. She was born on Sept. 9, 1931 in Sheldon, Vt., to Albert and Ida (Jutras) Menard. Lucille was a supervisor for housekeeping at … Read more

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