Stories by Elaine Ezerins:

Coleen Kohaut

Proposed Medicaid cuts slice deep

ST. ALBANS — In Franklin County alone, 10,240 Medicaid enrollees would lose benefits and coverage under the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, according to The Century Foundation. This amounts to one in five county residents, using 2015 U.S. … Read more

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Careers come easy for trades grads

ST. ALBANS — The 2017 graduates from the Building Trades program at Northwest Technical Center are having no problems finding work in the industry. In fact, one of the program instructors has had to turn away businesses interested in hiring … Read more

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Farmworkers’ arrest brings protest to ICE

ST. ALBANS — Migrant Justice was here Monday protesting the arrest of two Franklin County farmworkers arrested and detained by U.S. Border Patrol Saturday night. Protestors outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office asked for their immediate release. “It’s … Read more

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Machia Road bridge

Machia Road bridge open

HIGHGATE — Highgate Road Commissioner and selectboard member Joshua LaRocque warned drivers to abide by the 10,000-pound weight limit posted on the Machia Road bridge at their meeting Thursday night, otherwise the board would not hesitate to close the bridge … Read more

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Jody Edelson Elaine Carpenter

‘Kids need you’

ST. ALBANS — With close to 300 children in the custody of Department for Children and Families (DCF), guardians ad litem are needed more than ever in Franklin County, according to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). Guardians ad litem (GALs) … Read more

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Jessica Casey

Student wins scholarship with essay on bay

ST. ALBANS — Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans senior Jessica Casey has received a full ride to Green Mountain College, winning their First in Sustainability Scholarship award this spring. Casey was having milkshakes with her sister when she opened the … Read more

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Linda Ryan

Ryan recognized by peers

ST. ALBANS — Linda Ryan, the former executive director of Samaritan House, received the 2016 John W. Engroff Legacy Award Wednesday, honoring her commitment to the wellbeing of children, families and individuals in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. The award, … Read more

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childcare action team

Loss of childcare providers continues

ST. ALBANS — Richford and Alburgh have lost half of their child care providers in the past year, while Swanton has lost 11 programs. Overall, the county has lost 42 registered programs and two childcare centers, since last May, according … Read more

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Nancy Cadieux

Fewer sweets from Sweetie Pies

  HIGHGATE — The owner of Sweetie Pies Bakery has downsized operations, no longer selling cookies, bars and other baked goodies in Maplefields and Jolley Stores around Franklin County, to care for her husband with Parkinson’s disease. Up until two … Read more

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St. Albans Bay

How to take a stake in the lake

ST. ALBANS — With a breeze coming in from across the lake, the sun shining through the glass doorways and the smell of burgers and hot dogs in the air, St. Albans area residents gathered under the St. Albans Bay … Read more

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