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Ian Lord

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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)

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Milk tanker slides into empty building

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A milk tanker and tractor pulling it crashed into an abandoned building off Route 105 on Wednesday, closing sections of the surrounding roads.

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Technology at #bfairfax

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BFA-Fairfax students Elizabeth Jones and Annika Coloney use iPads during John Tague’s math class Wednesday.

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Museum event opens pages of new calendar

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Richard Cummings presents the St. Albans Raid Commemorative Calendar on Thursday evening in the Bliss Room at the St. Albans Historical Museum. The calendar used artwork submitted by local and Vermont artists to depict the historic St. Albans Raid. The … Read more

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Matthew Webster is arraigned at Franklin County District Court Thursday in St. Albans, charged in the killing of Anna Alger Wednesday evening in St. Albans City.

Details emerge in fatal shooting

ST. ALBANS — The Swanton man accused of fatally shooting Anna Alger, 31, of Highgate, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Franklin County District Court on Thursday. Matthew Webster, 30, was represented by public defenders Rory Malone and Steve … Read more

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St. Albans Police tape off the scene of a shooting on North Main Street Wednesday afternoon, where a Highgate woman was killed.

Road rage leads to fatality

ST. ALBANS — During a midweek, evening commute along St. Albans’ busiest street, an apparent road rage incident and confrontation escalated into the fatal shooting of a Highgate woman on Wednesday. St. Albans City Police responded to North Main Street … Read more

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Bess O’Brien, far left, with the stars of “The Hungry Heart” on stage at the BFA-St. Albans Performance Arts Center on
Saturday, after the documentary premiered to a packed house.

Documentary reveals struggle to help victims

ST. ALBANS — If there was ever a sign that the St. Albans community cared about drug addiction issues, it was the full house Saturday night at the BFA Performing Arts Center for the premier of “The Hungry Heart.”Bess O’Brien’s … Read more

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David Southwick, the new Franklin County Chamber of Commerce executive director, answers questions about health care reform Wednesday evening at St. Albans City Hall

Health care reform obligations nearing

ST. ALBANS — Whether people like it or not, health care reform is coming and local organizations are trying to get a handle on the many questions that come with the change. Wednesday night at City Hall in St. Albans, … Read more

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Dr. Bill Roberts, of the Northwestern Intervention Pain Management practice, speaks to the media during a press conference Tuesday afternoon following a large-scale drug sweep that led to the arrests of 37 alleged drug dealers. Roberts discussed how substance abuse and addiction problems fuel crime in the area.

Facing the drug threat

ST. ALBANS — As a morning-long drug sweep wound down Tuesday, the Vermont State Police barracks was filled with the activity of about 80 law enforcement officers celebrating their efforts and congratulating each other for the operation’s success. Law Enforcement … Read more

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A St. Albans police officer and a Vermont State Police trooper bring in a suspect to the Vermont State Police Barracks in St. Albans during a drug sting this morning.

County drug sting targets 50

ST. ALBANS — Fifty area drug suspects were targeted for arrest today as part of a huge law enforcement raid being referred to by authorities as Operation Northern Lights. Vermont State Police Public Information Officer Stephanie Dasaro said the operation … Read more

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St. Albans Police officers stand outside of
Roadmaster Auto Sales at 80 Swanton Rd. in St.
Albans in this July, 2012 file photo.

Town releases police study

ST. ALBANS — The Town of St. Albans has released a study conducted by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLTC) to determine the municipality’s law enforcement needs. After awarding the town’s law enforcement coverage contract to the St. … Read more

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