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Ice slabs in East Highgate begin to encroach on Route 78 with the warm weather and rain this weekend. Neither Route 105 nor Route 78 were closed from ice jams this weekend, but other roads around the state were affected.

January thaw causes difficulties across Vt.

MONTPELIER —Public safety officials were keeping wary eyes on an ice jam in the Winooski River here this weekend as all across the state a January thaw created concerns about possible flooding. The ice jam had not yet obstructed key … Read more

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Lyndsay Potter of BFA-Fairfax reaches over a Lake Region player for a rebound Friday night.

Bullets come out firing to drop LR

FAIRFAX — The Bullets of BFA-Fairfax secured a hard-fought victory against the Lake Region Rangers at home on Friday night, 49-45. Subscribe to read all the Messenger sports coverage

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USHERING THE COLD BACK IN

A winter sun sets on Missisquoi Bay Saturday evening, as the deep freeze from Friday moved out of the state, setting up a brief warm-up before the next chill hit Vermont this afternoon. After rain fell overnight into this morning, … Read more

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Caleb Laroche (14) and Hunter Reynolds of Missisquoi defend against Enosburg's Cam Caforia.

T-Birds work overtime for first win

SWANTON — Four quarters weren’t enough to decide the outcome in an exciting overtime thriller Saturday, when the Missisquoi boys basketball team defeated Enosburg, 62-58 in overtime in the Thunderdome. Subscribe today for more Messenger Sports

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Vergennes' Brendan Huestis flies through the lane to score in the second quarter.

Bullets sail past Commodores

FAIRFAX — The name of the game when Fairfax took on Vergennes at home was “teamwork.”  Every Bullet saw time on the court, all but two scored, and everyone added something in the win over the Commodores, 74-40. Full story, plus … Read more

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Graham Kilkka Clements is held by parents Ryan and Marissa Clements of Franklin. Graham is the first baby born in 2014 in Franklin County.

First baby in New Year …

ST. ALBANS — The Northwestern Medical Center has announced the birth of the first baby of 2014. On Wednesday, Jan. 1, Graham Kilkka Clements became the first baby born at NMC in the new year. Parents Ryan and Marissa Clements, … Read more

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Missisquoi’s Austin Sullivan tries to get past the Champlain Valley defense for a shot during the first half of Monday night’s basketball game in Swanton.

Defense carries Redhawks past MVU

SWANTON — A great defensive effort from Champlain Valley led to a 44-23 boys basketball win over Missisquoi Valley on Monday night. CVU displayed constant fullcourt pressure, and its ability to force turnovers was the key to its success. Coming … Read more

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Greg Miller at 119 Grand Ave., Swanton, had been clearing his drive way for three hours Sunday morning when this photo was taken. He estimated another hour or so to go to finish chopping the frozen snow and ice out of his driveway.

Icy edge to winter’s bite

ST. ALBANS — Vermont’s electric utilities reported nearly 15,000 households and businesses remained without power this morning following the weekend’s ice storm. The storm was concentrated in the Champlain Valley and the northern reaches of the state, sparing most of … Read more

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Driver cited after wreck on Kellogg Rd.

ST. ALBANS — Police responded early Saturday morning to a Kellogg Road crash that left a passenger hospitalized and the driver incarcerated, according to the St. Albans Police Department. Lt. Ron Hoague said police and emergency crews responded at about … Read more

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A fully festival weekend

The final weekend of the Festival of Trees was highlighted by the Gala and Tree Auction at St. Albans City Hall Friday night. The Messenger was there to capture some festive moments. Be sure to check out the album on … Read more

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