Stories by Elaine Ezerins:

Machia Road bridge

New Machia Road bridge scheduled for 2018

HIGHGATE — The proposal to replace the bridge on Machia Road is making headway, said Town Administrator Heidi Britch-Valenta during the Highgate selectboard meeting Thursday night. The existing structure was closed indefinitely Monday morning due to safety concerns about the … Read more

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Energizer building

New owner energizing Franklin Park

ST. ALBANS — The former Energizer building on Route 7 is being utilized once again, according to its new owner Patrick Malone of Malone Properties, a commercial real estate leasing and development company based out of Montpelier. Malone, who purchased … Read more

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Richford Jr. Sr. High School

Richford connecting classrooms to careers

RICHFORD — Richford Junior Senior High School (RJSHS) received a $12,750 grant for this school year to support the creation of a curriculum that focuses on connecting classroom learning to careers. With this career advisory grant, RJSHS aims to build … Read more

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Carrie Johnson, Jennifer Gray

Bay to be site of plane rides

ST. ALBANS — Vermont Flight Academy (VFA), a flight school based in South Burlington, is interested in hosting a fundraiser mid-July in St. Albans Bay, offering rides around the lake for a fee. Tony Speranza, the director of operations at … Read more

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Lynn Cota

Cota to focus on changing needs of kids

BERKSHIRE — Lynn Cota, the principal of Berkshire Elementary School, will serve as the superintendent of the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) for the next two years, helping lead the supervisory union through the implementation of Act 46. Cota sat … Read more

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Georgie Andrews

From playing school to educating children

ST. ALBANS — Bullied in middle school for being an immigrant, St. Albans City School (SACS) Assistant Principal Georgie Andrews was determined to make sure all children were treated fairly when she fulfilled her lifelong dream of being a teacher. … Read more

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solar canopy installation

First solar canopy in Vermont installed in St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — Vermont solar company SunCommon installed the state’s first residential solar canopy here Tuesday. The solar company’s latest innovation, a timber frame solar structure, expands solar options beyond roof top or ground mounted solar, which is what attracted St. … Read more

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Courtney Farnham, Jacob Walker

Sweet turnout for Maple Festival

ST. ALBANS — The number of visitors to this year’s Vermont Maple Festival did not match the 50th year celebration, but overall, the weekend went well, according to festival co-chair Cecile Branon. So well the festival earned a spot in … Read more

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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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