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Algae bloom appears suddenly in Georgia

A blue green algae bloom was spotted in the water at Georgia Beach Monday. According to the Vermont Department of Health, both Georgia Beach and Highgate Springs are on high alert for cyanobacteria. The beach at St. Albans Bay Park, … Read more

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Owners of S. B. Collins and those who worked on the new building cut the ribbon on a new gas station replacing the original Clarence Brown station on Federal Street.

SB Collins re-opens iconic gas station

ST. ALBANS – A small crowd gathered on Federal Street on Friday morning to commemorate the re-opening of the Clarence Brown gas station. The station has undergone extensive renovations since 2014, including a full replacement of the building. The new … Read more

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A cloud of dust & smoke

A packed crowd watches as smoke and dust fill the air during the Franklin County Field Days Demolition Derby Thursday night. Crashing, ramming, smashing and wrecking were all part of the game during one of the most popular Field Days … Read more

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Field Days kicks off

INSIDE TODAY: Franklin County Field Days in Highgate kicks off tomorrow with an all-new car load night. See our special supplement inside with a complete schedule, plus photos highlighting 4-H participants.

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Proudly wearing her crown

‘Princess’ Jude Moore-McGraw of St. Albans dons her crown proudly at the Fairfax Renaissance Faire Saturday, July 30. Hosted by the Fairfax Community Library, spectators came for 16th century-themed games, food and family-friendly events.

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Chaland Liziewski (left) and Branden Mays battle on behalf of Team Mystic at the Pokemon gym located at the Fiddlehead Dental stegosaurus on Congress Street Saturday morning.

Pokemon Go draws players downtown

ST. ALBANS – Taylor Park in downtown St. Albans has seen an unusually high amount of foot traffic over the last three weeks. On any given afternoon, the park has been full of people of all ages playing Pokemon GO, … Read more

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Bryan Smith takes VT Amateur

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St. Albans native Bryan Smith hugs his daughter Delaney as as he finished with a 1-over to win the 110th Vermont Amateur at Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester, Vt. The 31-year-old plays locally at Jay Peak. He is a 2003 … Read more

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A day of remembrance

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Hanna Sakakibara dressed as Lady Liberty, Ryan Loughran as Uncle Sam, with the help of Adira Maynard, Valeria Luciana, Naomi Maynard and Charlie Gates prepare to toss candy from a float during the Memorial Day parade in Franklin Monday.

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Police, firefighters and first responders salute as a procession for Georgia Firefighter Steve LaPierre moves toward Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center Saturday for his funeral.

Final call for Lapierre

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ST. ALBANS — Suspended from two ladder firetrucks in radiant late spring sunlight, a giant American flag flapped in the breeze on Saturday afternoon. Below it, a cadre of first responders from across the state and beyond stood in formation, … Read more

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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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