Stories by Elaine Ezerins:

NWTC Steve Wunsch

Skilled trades an alternative to college

ST. ALBANS — Students should be exposed and encouraged to pursue a career in the skilled trades on the same level as a college education because the wages are competitive, a career is almost guaranteed with the nationwide shortage of workers, … Read more

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Christine Brock

Caring for others at home and at work

ST. ALBANS — Christine Brock has made helping others the focus of her life, at work and in her home. She’s taken in numerous foster children over the years, adopting three. At work, she has spent 30 years in human … Read more

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MVT ThunderChefs

Students create winning dishes

ST. ALBANS — Two local teams served up winning dishes at the Jr. Iron Chef VT competition this year: the Pawtastic Chefs from St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC) and the ThunderChefs from Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) Middle/High School. Hosted … Read more

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recovery experts

Barriers to recovery

ST. ALBANS — Hal Porter, Melinda Lussier and Jody White, three people with varying years in recovery, shared their life stories with the Messenger this winter, each outlining their unique pathway to recovery. Now, as professionals in the recovery world, … Read more

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Sam Smith Bruce Cheeseman

Cheeseman new town chair

ST. ALBANS — The town selectboard met Monday night for the first time since Town Meeting Day and the election of two new members: Brendan Deso and Al Voegele. To kick off the meeting, Voegele nominated former vice chair Bruce … Read more

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Paul Martin Irish pub

Dublin’ down on Kingman

ST. ALBANS — The 4,000 square foot restaurant, bar and live music venue on the corner of Kingman and Federal Street is under new ownership: a 24-year-old realtor from Franklin. Paul Martin, who entered the world of real estate immediately … Read more

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Elizabeth Root Swanton Lumber

A business becomes a family

    SWANTON — Retired from Swanton Lumber for a few months now, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Root, 86, still comes in most days to open the mail and chat with employees at the hardware store. On Monday, Root swiveled in her … Read more

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MVU breakfast

MVU serves up breakfast alongside lessons

SWANTON — Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) Middle/High School is the top winner of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge, increasing student participation in breakfast at the school by 642 percent. Created by New England Dairy & Food Council and … Read more

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40th Army Band

Students to join soldiers for concert

ST. ALBANS — Band students at Bellows Free Academy (BFA), St. Albans will perform Michael Jackson hits alongside the 40th Army Band concert band of the Vermont National Guard this Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the performing arts … Read more

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Qunicy Hotel Enosburg Falls

New life for old hotel

ENOSBURG FALLS — The Quincy Hotel, built in the 1870s on Depot Street, will be restored to its former glory by a woman from Athens, Georgia whose family connections to Franklin County and passion for restoring historic buildings run deep. … Read more

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