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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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Area schools with SWIFT grant

SWANTON — The Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union was one of four Vermont districts awarded a five-year grant as part of a national initiative to help identify and assist students who have trouble learning. Four schools in FNWSU — Swanton, Sheldon … Read more

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Man denies role in heroin death

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ST. ALBANS — One of two men alleged to have been involved in the drug-related death of a 23-year-old Highgate woman pleaded not guilty in Franklin County District Court on Friday. Facing four felony charges, Joshua Decker, 24, of Fairfax, … Read more

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Clockwise from left: Youth Resource Center organizers Jeff Bean, Tammy DiFranco, Anna Brace, Ebony Nyoni and Jes Stumpf discuss plans to gather support for a teen center in St. Albans City, during a Wednesday evening meeting.

Youth center bid makes comeback

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ST. ALBANS — Organizers, who are about to see their headquarters torn down, are working to return a full-time youth center to St. Albans. The hope is that taxpayers and local officials will be willing to invest in the city’s … Read more

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Groups to harness powers of area young professionals

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ST. ALBANS — Due to a great deal of interest from the northwestern part of the state, the Vermont Young Professionals (VYP) organization is looking to start a chapter in Franklin County.A Thursday night meeting will be held at Northwestern … Read more

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Meaghan Crawford, a bartender at Twiggs Gastropub, pours a 14th Star Brewing Co. Golden Wheat on Thursday evening. The St. Albans brewery is making waves as demand for the beer grows.

Business is brewing

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Meaghan Crawford, a bartender at Twiggs Gastropub, pours a 14th Star Brewing Co. Golden Wheat on Thursday evening. The St. Albans brewery is making waves as demand for the beer grows.

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Bugbee, Ross sentenced

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ST. ALBANS — Two men charged with assault and robbery and unlawful mischief relating to the 2012 death of Christopher Muir Davis, 22, of Swanton were sentenced in Franklin County District Court today. Judge James R. Crucitti sentenced Brian Ross, … Read more

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Sequester slaps Head Start

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ST. ALBANS — Federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, are decreasing the already limited spaces in the national and state Head Start preschool programs. In northwest Vermont, 71 slots for Head Start have been cut heading into this school … Read more

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Former courthouse awaits revitalization

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The historic building at 45 Kingman Street in St Albans was originally built as a U.S. Post Office and custom house. Peoples Trust Company now owns the vacant building.

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Kids cozy up to history

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Ten-year-old Lillian Ascoli, home schooled and now at fourth grade level, poses with mask she made at Swanton Historical Society’s History Camp.

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Warren Hamm, left, an organizer for the 2014 St. Albans Raid commemoration event, talks with St. Albans Town Selectboard members, from left, Bill Nihan, Brent Palmer and Bernie Boudreau during Monday evening’s meeting.

Huge event takes shape

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ST. ALBANS — As a part of obtaining sponsors for next year’s St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration, one of the event’s organizers, Warren Hamm, has sought and received St. Albans Town Selectboard’s support. Hamm, a St. Albans Town resident, … Read more

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