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Bit o’ the Irish

ST. ALBANS CITY —The Main Street and Taylor Park area came alive with green in anticipation of the fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration Thursday evening. For some the event organized by the St. Albans City Recreation Department has been a tradition, others were newcomers to the event and they weren’t sure what to expect. “This is my first parade ever,” said Christine Kubacz, a teacher at Maple Leaf Montessori, who described herself as very Irish. The preschool, housed in the old Barlow Street School, had a very enthusiastic group of adults, children, and even a dog...

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An early run

Daniel Fortin of Carmen Brook Farm in Highgate checks the hydrometer to measure the temperture of the syrup as he draws off from a boil Tuesday afternoon. It’s an early sugaring season here in Vermont, but with warm days and still-cool nights, not all is lost for sugarmakers this...

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Piles of pasta for a good cause

Assistant Fire Chief Jason Butler, right, and the members of the Swanton Fire Department cook up pots of pasta at the Swanton Village Fire Auxiliary spaghetti dinner to benefit and support emergency services personnel Sunday, March 13 at the Swanton Village Complex. The Auxiliary was formed last October and is primarily a volunteer organization that currently has a roster of 40 members. The event served about 90 people, raising around...

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BFA hockey in DNA

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday night Bellow Free Academy will be looking to capture its 17th Division I hockey state championship when it takes on Essex at Gutterson Field House. It will be the first title game for all the members of this year’s Bobwhite team, but for 19 of them, BFA championship games are a family tradition. They have grown up hearing the stories of championships won by their fathers and brothers. “I became a BFA Bobwhite hockey fan in the mid ’70s when my father would bring my brothers and I to Coote Field to watch the...

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EDUCATION: Montgomery’s principal hopes to build on success

MONTGOMERY — When Montgomery Elementary School (MES) opened its doors this year, there was a new face in the crowd, Sandy Alexander, 55, principal. She took the reins from her predecessor, Beth O’Brien, who became principal at Richford High School. After more than four months on the job, Alexander is pleased with her decision to assume the job. “Montgomery is known as an amazing school, I’m so happy to be here,” she said. See the complete story in the Thursday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or subscribe to the digital edition to read it...

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