Author: Michael Frett

Vermont to rise up

ST. ALBANS — During his Tuesday afternoon budget address, Gov. Phil Scott praised the statewide expansion of RiseVT, a community health initiative spearheaded by a Northwestern Medical Center, as a centerpiece of the state’s healthcare system. “RiseVT… has empowered its residents to make healthier choices, encouraging exercise and eating better to reduce chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease,” Scott said of the initiative. “Coupled with the state’s existing prevention initiatives… RiseVT will improve health and continue our transition to a prevention-focused model of healthcare that lowers costs and builds upon our reputation as the nation’s healthiest state.” According...

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Cheney ~ Robair

SWANTON — Matthew E. Cheney, Rebecca L. Robair and their son Emmett J. Robair are pleased to announce their Christmas Eve engagement. Matthew is the son of Sandi and Ernest Cheney of Swanton. Rebecca is the daughter of Katrina and David Cross of Swanton and Lawrence and Melissa Robair of Milton. Matthew and Rebecca both had graduated from Missisquoi Valley Union High School in 2005 and 2012. A summer wedding is planned for August...

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Baker ~ Beaulieu

FAIRFIELD/MILTON — The families of Stefanie Baker and Ryan Beaulieu are proud to announce their engagement. Stefanie, the daughter of Sally Baker of Fairfield and the late Daryl Baker, graduated from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans in 2012, has an Associate’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University where she continues to work towards her Bachelor’s degree. She is currently employed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Ryan, son of David and Kim Beaulieu, of Milton, graduated from Milton High School in 2012 and went on to an electrician apprentice program. He completed his apprenticeship and is now...

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Janice A. Patenaude

ALBURGH – Janice A. Patenaude, age 82, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. She was born December 22, 1935 in Alburgh to the late George & Albina (Godin). Janice was born and raised in Alburgh. She was an active member of the community and she belonged to several organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary, Fire Department Auxiliary and the Alburgh High School Reunion Committee. Janice loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and gardening. In her younger years, Janice enjoyed playing sports and going dancing. She was also a long-time Avon...

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Restoring relationships, improving grades

BAKERSFIELD — At Bakersfield Elementary Middle School, grades are up and referrals for behavior problems are down. A new discipline model, built on accountability and dialogue, has curtailed behavioral problems, creating a learning community where students not only seem happier, but learn more and test better. Called “restorative practices,” the school’s reformed discipline program is built on community-building and making amends, where instead of detentions and time-outs, students are met with empathy and the expectations that they’ll make up for whatever damage they’ve done. With roughly 150 students, BEMS is typical of a rural school. Grades from preschool to...

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