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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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Georgia Mountain Wind’s four turbines, three of which are visible here, churn up lots of energy and a bit of controvery as claims about falling real estate appraisals echo in Swanton where an even bigger project is proposed.

WIND TURBINES: Do property values fall?

SWANTON – Homeowners around Rocky Ridge have been reeling in recent weeks from the announcement of an industrial wind project that, if approved, will be visible from many homes in Swanton, St. Albans Town, and Fairfield. One of the concerns … Read more

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Ryan Bessette works with the plants in his aquaponic system. Because nutrients are fed to the plants consistently, Bessette's crop grows faster and larger than those planted in the ground.

HIGHGATE: Farming without soil

HIGHGATE – The half-dozen or so greenhouses on H&B Greenhouse and Nursery’s property in Highgate are filled to the brim with mums and other annuals which will soon be flying off the shelves. In one of the back greenhouses, half … Read more

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Swanton Car Show revs up community

SWANTON — Hundreds descended on the Swanton green Saturday to enjoy a day in the sun, music, and take a look at some beautiful cars. The sixth annual Swanton Chamber of Commerce Car Show was a huge hit for the … Read more

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A St. Albans Bay tradition

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Fireworks explode above St. Albans Bay Sunday, July 5, as the sun sets during the Bay Day celebration. See more photos in Monday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, and throughout the week.

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A rough ride

A windsurfer makes his way across Missisquoi Bay Tuesday afternoon through high winds in Highgate.

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Relay of hope

Cancer survivors Al and Dot Woodward, of Fairfax, make the first lap around the track at Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center Saturday in St. Albans for the Franklin County Relay for Life fundraiser. Forty-eight teams raised $113,346, led by STC … Read more

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