Ian Lord

Staff Writer

Ian graduated from Keene State College in Keene, N.H., in 2009 with a BA in journalism. He was born and raised in Jericho, Vt., and previously worked as a staff writer at the Eagle Times newspaper in Claremont, N.H. Ian is an avid Boston Red Sox and Bruins fans, likes to cook, read, and enjoys time well spent with friends and family members.

Email: ian@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 112)

Stories by Ian Lord:

Linesmen enjoy a Christmas Day meal, service of which began in the NMC cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Vermont Electric Cooperative requested the hospital’s aid to feed 100 power workers who have been working long hours to restore electricity. Last weekend’s ice storm forced the openings of shelters in Highgate, Enosburg, and Fairfax.

STORM AFTERMATH: Holiday helpers ease icy grip

ST. ALBANS — While many area residents enjoyed presents, holiday treats and the company of family around the Christmas tree, not everyone had Wednesday off from work. Many of those out and about on Christmas Day were utility crewmembers, working … Read more

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From left to right: Ryan Chaffin, of Farrell’s Distribution, Randy Fortin, of Farrell’s Distribution, Tony Pomerleau, Steve Gagner, Norm Stanislas, Marty Manahan and Jeff O’Connell, of Farrell’s Distribution pose for a photo Wednesday morning.

14th Star making moves

ST. ALBANS — For the past year, 14th Star Brewing Company, LLC has been growing: in production, staff, and most importantly, popularity. Today, the local brewery’s founder and owner, Steve Gagner, announced the latest growth spurt. While already anticipated in … Read more

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Jerry Belisle, far right, and Kris Bullock, second from right, owners of Sticks & Stuff, join a Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association youth team Wednesday evening at the Highgate Arena before the high school girls game between BFA-St. Albans and MVU. Sticks & Stuff was publicly thanked before the game for their donation of more than $400,000 worth of equipment to MAHA and the Highgate Arena.

MAHA thanks Sticks & Stuff

HIGHGATE — A local business was thanked Wednesday night for its donation of $400,000 of equipment to the Missisquoi Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA). The donation will go to improve the Highgate Arena. Sticks & Stuff recently purchased the Indoor Recreation … Read more

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Voters favor SAPD

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Town Selectboard asked voters for their input in deciding the next police services contract, and on Tuesday residents overwhelmingly rejected a board backed plan to switch law enforcement agencies. In a special election, 742 … Read more

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ST. ALBANS TOWN: Board resolute on police

ST. ALBANS — The town selectboard members Monday reiterated their positions regarding the police services contract, an issue that is up for an advisory vote in two weeks. Selectboard member Steve Coon began the discussion saying information coming out of … Read more

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Derrick D. Jones, 30, seen left, of St. Albans City, was charged with attempted second-degree murder Monday in the stabbing of Alex Rodriguez.

Suspect denies witness accounts of stabbing

ST. ALBANS — A city man accused of stabbing another man multiple times pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of attempted second-degree murder. Derrick D. Jones, 30, of Lake Street in the city, appeared Monday before Judge Martin A. … Read more

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Board fires salvo at police

ST. ALBANS — Selectboard members Wednesday evening for the first time publicly expressed their dissatisfaction with the current police services contract with St. Albans City. That contract has two, one year extension options, but the board is also asking voters … Read more

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St. Albans City Veterans Day Celebration

City students warm hearts of veterans

ST. ALBANS — A chilly fall morning didn’t keep the crowd of veterans, students and residents away from Taylor Park on Monday, during St. Albans City’s Veterans Day celebration. More than 700 students from St. Albans City School marched to … Read more

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Alvin Ward, 90, of St. Albans Town, holds a picture of the YMS-46, the minesweeper he served on during World War II in the Pacific Ocean. Ward was a top machinest on the small ship, able to fix most mechanical problems the vessel would regularly encounter.

VETERANS DAY: Minesweeper trolls his memory

ST. ALBANS — In 1945, Alvin O. Ward began his second tour in the Navy. He was sent from San Francisco to the South China Sea and expected a direct route to his ship, the YMS-46, a small minesweeper. However, … Read more

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