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Cailey’s Closet program gears up again

Librarian Liza Comiskey shows one of the 35 gowns that the Highgate Public Library has collected so far for area high school girls to wear to their proms. In its fourth year, the Cailey’s Closet prom dress donation program has … Read more

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Swanton Village Manager Reg Beliveau sits behind his desk where he talks about improving relations between Swanton Village and Town.

SWANTON: Two governments, one common cause

SWANTON — Twenty-six years ago Reginald Beliveau was newly married, working at IBM and volunteering with the emergency response team. When the time came for the new couple to buy a home, his co-workers talked him into buying a place … Read more

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The cast of Womanspeak celebrates after a performance Saturday evening held in the Bliss Auditorium of the St. Albans Historical Society Museum. (L to R): Karen Lehning (Contemporary Woman); Kathi Haak (Victoria Woodhull); Sarah West (Susan B. Anthony); Leigh Smith (Anna Carroll); Winnie Wilkinson (Sojourner Truth); Rebecca Arine (Margaret Sanger); Aurora Martin (Mother Jones); Teresa Lewis (Eleanor Roosevelt); Julie Linstedt (Emma Goldman); Arline Kirby (Adelita); Bilijean Smith (Abigail Adams); Mary Jane Machia (Harriet Beecher Stowe); John Bielicki (director).

Womanspeak!

ST. ALBANS – The Bliss Room at the Historical Society Museum echoed with voices from the past Saturday evening, as local women participated in a reader’s theater version of Womanspeak, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Womanspeak, originally written by … Read more

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This is Mary Poppins’ entrance over the park adjoining the Banks home in a production directed by Brian Rainville, a Franklin native. From left to right are: Randolph seventh graders Hunter Dutton and Natalie Strand (as Michael and Jane Banks); junior students, Hannah Johnson as Mary Poppins and Anais Dutton as Mrs. Banks; senior Ian Kimmel as Mr. Banks; junior Abi Caswell as Mrs. Brill; and eighth grader Jack Kidder as Robertson Ay.

Franklin native marks theatrical milestone

FRANKLIN — If you want to imagine what might happen if a former farm boy like Brian Clement Rainville, 41, was let loose in the world of American theater, you need go no further. Folks here might also tell you about … Read more

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The original Green Day

Residents of St. Albans braved the wind and cold yesterday evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade, traditional Irish dinner, and various activities in City Hall. The mood was light, as dancers from the Celtic Cats Irish dancing … Read more

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On track to see some trains!

Katherine DeForge, 2, wears her engineer hat while checking out the train exhibits with her father, Brian, from St. Albans on Saturday. Collins-Perley was bustling with visitors checking out displays and vendor booths at the model railroad show. See more … Read more

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Fairfield flips to benefit families

The Fairfield Center School was host to a pancake breakfast Sunday to raise funds for two local families that lost their homes to fire in January. Proceeds from the event will be split between the Michael and Gabrielle Tiffany and … Read more

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Koi Boynton, a grant-writer at NMC, shares a fun moment with Jill Berry Bowen, CEO of NMC, at the Healthy Hearts on the Move event held Saturday at City School.

Healthy Hearts need other moving parts

ST. ALBANS — Northwestern Medical Center’s third annual ‘Healthy Hearts on the Move’ event on Saturday stressed awareness of heart disease risks and preventative measures. It attracted more than 300 attendees Saturday at St Albans City School. “Much credit for … Read more

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The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Alban remains a landmark for miles around and stands on higher ground than any other in England. The Abbey was raised to the dignity of Cathedral in 1877, as the borough of St. Albans was also granted city status in August of the same year.

Sister City: St. Albans across the pond

ST. ALBANS — Prior to our departure to England this past December, my husband, Chris West, and I decided to visit the Town of St. Albans in Hertfordshire. For Chris, who holds dual citizenship in Britain and America, the visit … Read more

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Grace Peyratio, 10, helps Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock display a book filled with historical documents tied to the Town of Sheldon.

SHELDON: Students explore family trees

SHELDON — Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is visiting Sheldon Elementary School, showing students how to dive into the past with her Storykeepers curriculum. The author, best known for her work, “As Long As There Are Mountains,” has developed a curriculum … Read more

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