Stories by Elaine Ezerins:

Cecile Laroche

43 years of maple

HIGHGATE — For more than half of her life, Cecile Laroche has volunteered at the Vermont Maple Festival. Cecile, 81, of Highgate will retire this year with 43 years worth of experiences under her belt, from compiling together a cookbook of … Read more

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Lise Gates award

Lise Gates named ‘Mother of Achievement’

ENOSBURG FALLS — Lise Gates, the owner of the Dairy Center, is one of four mothers across the U.S. who will travel down to Washington D.C. this month to receive a Mother of Achievement award from American Mothers, Inc. American … Read more

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Bank Street fire

Fire on Bank Street in St. Albans City

ST. ALBANS CITY — An apartment building at 55 Bank Street in St. Albans City caught fire this morning,. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters from the city and town. It’s believed a woman in the building ignited a … Read more

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Cathy Bohannon

From garden to gallery

ALBURGH — Artist Cathy Bohannon grows her canvases. Bohannon, 59, of Alburgh figured out how to successfully grow gourds in Vermont’s notoriously short growing season, and uses them, once dried and prepped, as the canvases for her creativity. She learned … Read more

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FCAR meeting

FCAR board meets with public

ST. ALBANS — More than 50 concerned members of the public piled into a meeting space at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Monday night, eager to hear from the Franklin County Animal Rescue’s (FCAR) board of directors about why … Read more

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FCAR Sunset Meadows

Highgate to reopen kennel

HIGHGATE — The Highgate selectboard authorized the animal control officer to reopen a holding kennel here in the face of Franklin County Animal Rescue’s (FCAR) two-month closure. FCAR has launched a campaign to raise $70,000 to reopen the shelter. It … Read more

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Madeleine Kunin

Women in leadership

  ST. ALBANS — Of the eight Vermont cities that elect mayors, St. Albans is currently the only one with a female leader. This gender ratio can be applied to towns as well, with one in every eight selectboard seats … Read more

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Terry Rice

Dreamy face and driftwood

ALBURGH — Ten years ago, while walking the shoreline of Knight’s Island, a fallen piece of bark from a cottonwood tree caught the eye of Terry Rice, an amateur artist from Alburgh who had regrettably forgotten to bring art supplies … Read more

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Marshall True

Vermont’s accidental presidents

ST. ALBANS — A professor from the University of Vermont reflected on the political careers of Vermont presidents Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge and how their journey to the oval office was almost accidental, at an Osher Lifelong Learning … Read more

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