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Sixth Graders Sirena Sawyer, Matthew Spiller, Christina Ashley and Emma Sweet interview Jennifer O'Neill, whom they ultimately recommended as Fletcher's new music teacher for the fall. Photo: Chris Dodge

Students take lead in hiring of teachers

FLETCHER — Students at the Fletcher Elementary School are making major decisions about the future of their school. This year, they have more than a little involvement in the process of hiring new staff for next fall. They are conducting … Read more

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Walkers participate in the 2015 Relay for Life June 20, 2015

Relay for families

ST. ALBANS — Relay for Life is making some changes this year. Instead of being an overnight event, it will last from noon to midnight on June 25. There’s also this year’s theme – Dance through the decades. Being part … Read more

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Eleanor Wirts works with the dogs she trains as part of her dog mushing business.

From Vermont to Alaska

ST. ALBANS — Eleanor Wirts may have grown up in St. Albans, but she found her home in Alaska. She has gone from training horses – an riders – to training and mushing dogs, while living in a yurt beneath … Read more

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21st Century luxury

SWANTON – As any member of its arts council will tell you, Swanton residents have always had hidden artistic talents in need of a forum. But few of those residents have found it in the Big City. Actually, only one. … Read more

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On the Easter egg hunt

Juniper Brink carefully hunts for Easter eggs at the Fairfax Recreational Trail on Saturday. This was Juniper’s first hunt.

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MVU 8TH GRADERS IMMERSED IN HISTORY

Missisquoi Valley Union held its annual history fair Thursday night. Presenters filled the gym as family and friends came to view the posters presenting the students’ research, which this year focused on an 1800s theme. Led by 8th grade teachers … Read more

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Sheila Trudeau and Chet Parsons brought their popular "Gladys and Tyrone" act to Richford's Town Hall Saturday night as part of the annual Hometown Follies.

Be a fool, make ’em laugh

RICHFORD — This past weekend was Richford’s annual Hometown Follies. It was held at the Richford Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, with residents offering up their talents to raise funds for Meals on Wheels and senior meals offered at … Read more

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The Strongs and Albericos have come to all five of the St. Albans Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day Parades.  Shown here, left: Kari Strong, of Fairfax, with her son, Jackson, and daughter, Finley. At right Abby Alberico, of Alburgh, with her daughter, Anna, and son, Mac.

Bit o’ the Irish

ST. ALBANS CITY —The Main Street and Taylor Park area came alive with green in anticipation of the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration Thursday evening. For some the event organized by the St. Albans City Recreation Department … Read more

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An early run

Daniel Fortin of Carmen Brook Farm in Highgate checks the hydrometer to measure the temperture of the syrup as he draws off from a boil Tuesday afternoon. It’s an early sugaring season here in Vermont, but with warm days and … Read more

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Piles of pasta for a good cause

Assistant Fire Chief Jason Butler, right, and the members of the Swanton Fire Department cook up pots of pasta at the Swanton Village Fire Auxiliary spaghetti dinner to benefit and support emergency services personnel Sunday, March 13 at the Swanton … Read more

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