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Suspect arrested for bank robbery

ST. ALBANS — Aaron Many, 33, of Swanton, is in custody after the TD Bank located on Route 7 in the Highgate Shopping Plaza was robbed Wednesday afternoon. St. Albans Police Department responded to the bank at 2:17 p.m. along … Read more

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50 years of spuds on a truck

Dick Sweeney of Swanton is a familiar face around Swanton Village this time of year, selling potatoes out of the back of his truck every harvest season for 50 years. Sweeney, who has six children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren … Read more

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From left to right, Chester’s Promise volunteers Julie Madison, Madyson Decker, Quincy Boardman, volunteer coordinator Lisa Chaffee and James St. Pierre pose with Chester peeking out a window. Everyone in the photo is a horse-owner, except St. Pierre, who was enjoying his very first day volunteering. Decker and Chaffee have ended up adopted horses from the facility.

ANIMAL RESCUE: Keeping Chester’s Promise

ENOSBURG FALLS — When Susan McKinstry makes a promise she keeps it, especially where her dear four-legged friend Chester is concerned. Chester is a horse that suffered the ill effects of neglect. Malnourished and in pain, he was rescued and … Read more

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An all-terrain vehicle driven by Robert Kneebone, 22, of Swanton, and a car driven by Daniel Nadeau-Gerlach, 22, of North Hero, show the damage following the collision on Route 7-North Monday evening.

ATV rams car on Route 7

ST. ALBANS — A Swanton man has been cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle after crashing an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) into a car exiting Burger King last night. St. Albans Police Department responded to the Route 7-North crash at … Read more

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Vacant home destroyed in blaze

ALBURGH — A vacant, home here was lost to fire on Wednesday and state fire investigators are looking for the cause. Vermont State Police (VSP) said the house at 316 Pump House North Rd., owned by Andre Leduc, was reported … Read more

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The Lower Swanton Dam is seen in this 2013 file photo. Swanton Village has been threatened with legal action by the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife over a damaged sluice gate the organization says prevents fish from spawning.

Swanton dam fines threatened

SWANTON – Last Friday the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife threatened Swanton Village with legal action if the administration did not take action to repair a damaged sluice gate that funnels water around the Lower Swanton Dam. The current … Read more

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The St. Albans Solar Partners’ solar array covers 15 acres off of Route 7-South near the Harbor View housing project. It is just a small fraction of the size of two solar farms being proposed for Sheldon and Highgate. This aerial view of the array near Prospect Hill shows nearly 9,000 photovoltaic panels. Each is 10 to 12 feet wide and stands 10 feet tall. The 2.2 million megawatt project provides power for about 400 households. Interstate-89 and Exit 19 are at right in this photo.

Large solar farms in works

MONTPELIER — A New York City company is proposing to build four solar farms across Vermont that would each be 10 times larger than any other array operating in the state. And Vermont officials are not sure the state’s infrastructure can … Read more

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Remembering a teenager who loved cars

Tyler Molleur and Brynn Bessette measure off 50-50 raffle tickets to benefit the Dawson Perley Scholarship Fund at the Dawson Perley Memorial Car Show held in Route 108 in Bakersfield, in memory of the Enosburg Falls High School 15-year-old who … Read more

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Cars parked along the length of Rocky Ridge Road and a steady stream of people come in and out to hear from the various speakers at the wind fair Saturday.

Swanton Wind opponents share ideas

SWANTON – About 150 Swantonians flocked to Rocky Ridge Road Saturday to hear from several people who have lived with and oppose wind energy projects throughout Vermont. The presenters came to Swanton at the request of Christine Lang, the organizer … Read more

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