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Vermont State Police troopers inspect a St. Albans Police cruiser, which was stolen and driven off the road on Route 104 by Roger Patenaude, police said in a press release

Man steals, wrecks cruiser

ST. ALBANS — A St. Albans City man led police on a chase Sunday evening after the man stole a police cruiser, said police. According to the Vermont State Police press release, St. Albans officers approached 34-year-old Roger Patenaude after … Read more

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The Dam Store & Deli appears closed for business last week. Public records show the mortgage lender has filed to foreclose on owners Richard and Flo Damon. The business recently lost its right to sell alcohol.

GEORGIA: Dam Store closes

GEORGIA — Dam Store owners Richard and Florence Damon defaulted on their mortgage, and the bank has filed for foreclosure, records show. This news comes a few weeks after townspeople noticed the popular Route 7 convenience store appeared closed, despite … Read more

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Carpenter ‘the difference’ in BFA win

MARSHFIELD — Chace Carpenter drove through the Twinfield defense for a layup to open the scoring in the first quarter, giving BFA-Fairfax a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Bullets never trailed en route to a 50-37 victory over Twinfield in … Read more

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Gleason’s jersey fits Enosburg win

ENOSBURG — Jyi Larivee got Enosburg rolling with three straight 3-pointers in the span of about a minute, and Eric Savoy’s last-second basket earned extra time for the Hornets as they avenged an overtime loss to Missisquoi in Swanton with a … Read more

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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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