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Bryan Smith takes VT Amateur

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 BFA-St. Albans graduate. Photo courtesy Adam Samrov, Bennington...

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A day of remembrance

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...

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Final call for Lapierre

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, saluting the convoy of emergency vehicles that served as a funeral procession for fallen firefighter Steven Lapierre. Flags across the entire state of Vermont flew at half-staff, per Gov. Peter Shumlin’s May 13 order, to honor Lapierre, 58, a lifelong Georgia resident and the first in the department’s 64-year history to die in the line of duty. Hundreds of...

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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 every aspect of the job searches, from crafting the help wanted postings and reviewing applications, to writing questions and conducting interviews. Their work isn’t complete until they’ve made a hiring recommendation to the superintendent. The effort is one of many aimed at promoting student leadership and engagement at the sixth grade level in Fletcher. Throughout the year, students study...

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Relay for families

ST. ALBANS — Relay for Life is making some changes this year. Instead of being an overnight event, it will last from noon to midnight on June 25. There’s also this year’s theme – Dance through the decades. Being part of Relay inevitably brings up somber memories, but Jennifer Clark, community manager of the New England Division of the American Cancer Society, suggested it could also be a time to get together and have fun. “That’s what we were thinking when we came up with the 2016 theme,” she said. “There are literally decades of survivors, of families, friends,...

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