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Terri Sabens, a program coordinator with the Blue Star Mothers of Vermont, and her husband,  Jim Daignault, are seen with dogs, Madison and Lucy Lu. The couple has a real interest and concern for the veterans of Vermont. Saben's new program is looking for volunteers to take care of puppies that will be eventually given to veterans in need.

Dogs may make a difference

MILTON — The Blue Star Mothers of Vermont, a non-profit organization hopes to assist military members and their families by starting a new program that would give trained dogs to veterans suffering with such medical issues as Post Traumatic Stress … Read more

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– Dayve Huckett on guitar and Art DeQuasie on bass have performed at Twiggs, Back Inn Time and One Federal this summer.

DOWNTOWN: Music’s in the air

ST. ALBANS – Downtown has been filled with the sounds of merriment and music this summer like no other in recent memory. “Live music adds a unique quality to our downtown, giving residents a reason to take a nice walk … Read more

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Galen Schad, 6 (left) and Desmond Schad, 5, enjoy free ice cream at the 8th annual St. Albans celebration of National Night Out. Despite the rain, the event had a great turnout, according to Lt. Ron Hoague, commander of the uniform division of the St. Albans Police Department and one of the event organizers.

Night Out draws people to park

ST. ALBANS — Despite the threat of torrential downpours, the 8th annual ‘National Night Out’ in Taylor Park drew a large crowd this year. Established 30 years ago, National Night Out has grown steadily since 1984. Initially only present in … Read more

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Kids rule Franklin County Field Days!

Julia Allen, 4, of West Burke, keeps a pair of oxen named Chub and Jerry in line inside the Lyndon Corey Pulling Barn. Combined, the oxen weigh 5,700 pounds.

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2nd Annual Franklin County Restaurant Week

Vermont holds plenty of dining gems, we think Franklin County is home to many of the very best. This first week of August, the St. Albans Messenger celebrates Franklin County’s culinary pride during our very own second annual Franklin County … Read more

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Performers from the Electric Youth Dance Company appear in a ‘flash mob’ at the Kingman Street Klassic car show, July 19. The spontaneous dance number surprised attendees and brought awareness to the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid, which will occur Sep. 18-21. (From left to right: Sydney Bergeron 14, Jayme Mead, 13 and Samuel Munson, 10.)

Flash mob dancers carry off own raid

ST. ALBANS – All was calm, until the children in black descended upon the crowd. Though none in attendance would say the scene was exactly quiet during Saturday’s Kingman Street Klassic car show, the atmosphere was docile. A relaxing, sunny … Read more

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The Legion Riders have a handful of women among their crew. 
(L-R: Clark Lamson, Ron Rogers, Phil LaCross, Ray LaRocque, Linda Jarvis, Patti Madigan, Mark Madigan, Ralph Lemnah)

The Legion Riders

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ST. ALBANS — The American Legion Riders of Green Mountain Post #1, St. Albans, has a busy summer schedule of fund raising, charity rides and rallies, most of which take place from the saddle of their motorcycles. There’s just one … Read more

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Bursting over the Bay

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Fireworks burst over St. Albans Bay Sunday evening as crowds gather on a muggy night for Bay Day, a Franklin County annual tradition, which follows the Great Race Sunday morning.

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An explosion and fire at Mac’s Quick Stop on South Main Street in St. Albans left one person seriously injured this morning.

Gas explosion injures worker at quick stop

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ST. ALBANS — An explosion and fire at Mac’s Quick Stop in St. Albans left a workman seriously injured this morning, according to a St. Albans City Fire Dept. report. Around 8 a.m., a male Champlain Oil Corporation (COCO) employee … Read more

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Relay for Life

Survivor marchers walk around the Collins-Perley track Saturday during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser. Rail City Salon on Main Street in St. Albans goes Purple to support fund raising efforts for the Franklin County Relay For Life … Read more

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