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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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Best in Breed, Best in Show?

ALBURGH — What does it take to be top dog? Well for Gala, a 3½-year-old female American Eskimo Dog, it begins with her owner’s love and dedication and, in this case, it goes all the way to the Super Bowl of dog shows. In just two weeks Gala and her owner, Marilyn Mitchell of Alburgh, will travel to the 140th Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show in New York City. The widely acclaimed Westminster brings together 3,000 canines, their owners, and/or handlers, all aspiring for the coveted title of “Best in Show.” Marilyn’s journey to Westminster began 18...

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First baby of year a fighter

Northwestern Medical Center on Wednesday reported that Camdon Alexander, was the first baby born in the Family Birth Center this year. First babies are typically announced in the first week in January, but Camdon needed special care from the University of Vermont Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. He was born about four weeks early and had some difficulty with fluid in his lungs, said his mom, Sarah Kane, who lives in Sheldon. Shortly after his birth on Jan. 1, he was transferred to UVMMC, but Sarah stayed a short while longer at the NMC as she recovered. She...

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