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Phyllis Mae Kennison

ST. ALBANS – Phyllis Mae Kennison a resident of the area since 1952, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at he Northwestern Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born on January 27, 1937, in Saint-Armand, Quebec, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Eunice Helen (Chandler) Beaucage. She was 81 years old. Phyllis was educated in Quebec and then moved to Vermont where for she was a member of the King & Queen of Hearts Band, playing for many weddings and dances in the area. She also enjoyed playing the guitar, especially country & western music. She...

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Highgate holds first hearing for ATV ordinance

HIGHGATE — A controversial ATV ordinance and a supervisory union budget were at the top of the Highgate selectboard’s meeting Thursday night. Selectperson Sharon Bousquet started the meeting by announcing that the town of Highgate has pulled an article relating to the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union’s budget from the Town Meeting Day ballot. That article, which sought to allow the people of Highgate to vote directly on the supervisory union’s budget, was pulled due to a general uncertainty about its legality, according to Bousquet. State law specifies that supervisory union budgets are to be included in the budgets of...

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Marjorie Doris LeClair

MARLBOROUGH, CONN./ST. ALBANS, VT. – Marjorie Doris LeClair a former resident of St. Albans and longtime resident of Marlborough, passed away early Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Born in Burlington on December 31, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Gertrude (O’Connor) LeClair. Marge was 89 years old. Marge graduated from St. Mary’s High School and then went on to receive her Registered Nurse degree from Barre City Hospital. She then began a long career with the Hartford Hospital in the OBGYN Unit, retiring in 1991 following 36 years of service. Survivors include her brother, John LeClair...

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Nancy Catherine (Macomber) Trudo

PERRYVILLE, MD. — Nancy Catherine (Macomber) Trudo, aged 82, most recently of Perryville, Md., died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on January 25, 2018. Nancy was born in Sheldon Springs, Vt. on August 30, 1935. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Elizabeth (Young) and Daniel Macomber; her brothers and sisters, Robert Macomber, Peter Macomber, Susan Ploof and Joanne Goodrich; and daughter, Denise Tucker; and grandson, Ethan Barton. Survivors are her brother, Daniel Macomber (Renee) of Perryville, Md. and her sister Judy Taylor of League City, Texas; and survived by her children, Timothy Barton and wife...

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Holly O’Harra

FAIRFAX — Holly O’Harra, 76, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018. When Holly passed, she did so peacefully, knowing and feeling the love that surrounded her from all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She was a simply beautiful woman, who embodied the definition of sheer elegance everyday of her life. She is survived by her daughter Shelly Pottala and her husband, of Fairfax, and their children. Memorial contributions may be made to: BFA Fairfax Farm to School, 75 Hunt St, Fairfax, VT 05454. To view a complete obituary notice and to leave online condolences please...

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