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Festival of Trees culminates with Gala

A week of holiday events culminated Saturday evening during the Festival of Trees  gala and auction at City Hall. Proceeds from the items auctioned went to St. Albans Community Arts. Above, City Hall’s auditorium is beautifully decorated for the event as hundreds turned out to...

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RiseVT advances

ST. ALBANS – Community partners and stakeholders in support of the RiseVT collaborative met at Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Wednesday, to learn about its plans for advancement. “This is about community and your ideas are going to be so important as to how we can scale this program up,” said Jill Berry Bowen, CEO of NMC and co-chair of the RiseVT movement. “Ultimately the result is to reduce obesity, but for now it’s really about making eating and physical activity enjoyable and pleasurable for this great community.” RiseVT has aligned with the EPODE International Network (EIN), a European based...

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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, which was closed for swimming over the weekend due to the bacteria, is back open to the public as of Monday...

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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 building is modeled after the original, reproduced through existing images of how the building looked when added in 1932. In its 87th year of operation, the business is the oldest continuously operating gas station in Vermont. The building’s interior office is small and homey, decorated with paintings and illustrations of the original building throughout its history. A vintage Flying...

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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...

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