Joel Lehman

Managing Editor

Joel is in his eighth year at the St. Albans Messenger. Joel designs the front page and coordinates local stories for the Messenger daily, as well as covers a wide range of local sports throughout the high school season. A Buffalo, N.Y., native, Joel attended St. Michael’s College and is passionate about skiing, the Buffalo Sabres and Bills, and traveling.

Email: joel@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 118)

Stories by Joel Lehman:

Cancer survivor Dylan Aylward, 18, reacts as he sees his 2003 BMW's makeover at Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center Wednesday afternoon.

Wish on wheels: Leukemia survivor didn’t have a clue

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ST. ALBANS — After the gift of a life-saving bone marrow donation by his sister last Christmas and complete remission of his cancer, there wasn’t much that Devin Aylward could possibly ask for. Call Wednesday’s Make-A-Wish Foundation surprise for the … Read more

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Fitchburg State University film student Elliott Marquis shoots a reenactment scene for his documentary ‘Black Sam’s Statue,’ which documents the life of ex-slave Viro Small, who grew to wrestling fame in St. Albans.

Improbable champion

ST. ALBANS — The project began with a passion for professional wrestling and an interest in filmmaking. In the process, an undergraduate from Massachusetts discovered a St. Albans historical figure with a fascinating story, only now placed in the spotlight … Read more

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Alek Wolfe announces during a BFA basketball game this season with Ben Marlow, front.

Alek’s all eyes on the game

ST. ALBANS — Long before the varsity players are in uniform, Alek Wolfe has already begun preparing for that night’s game. Bursting with energy, the Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans freshman is conducting pre-game interviews — with classmates and coaches — … Read more

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Snowy landscape

Decorated trees twinkle in the snow in Taylor Park early Thursday morning in St. Albans City. Vermont received another round of snow last night, which made for a treacherous commute but left the state coated in a winter wonderland this … Read more

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Jordan Hoffman drives the ball forward during BFA-Fairfax's opening game of the 2013 soccer season.

Bullets rally around Hoffman

FAIRFAX — Jordan Hoffman was just two weeks away from beginning her freshman year at Clarkson University. The BFA-Fairfax graduate, 18, had her dorm room furniture picked out and her bags packed. But then the Hoffmans received news no family … Read more

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Hiram Paradee tosses a horseshoe at the Champlain Valley Horseshoe Club in Milton.

HORSESHOE WIZARD: Still ringing at 84

MILTON — With hands caked in wet clay and his Red Sox hat slightly askew, Hiram Paradee bends at the knee and launches a horseshoe at a metal stake 30 feet away. On most Monday and Tuesday nights during the … Read more

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Anthony Iarrapino of CLF testifies Friday at a public hearing on a petition he authored asking the Agency of Agriculture to require additional pollution control efforts on fields identified as critical sources of phosphorous in Missisquoi Bay. The hearing was held at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Keeping pollution at bay

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part report ST. ALBANS — Water quality advocates and farmers lined up to testify Friday as Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross considers a petition asking the state to require best management … Read more

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Like a shooting star

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ST. ALBANS — No one could have seen it coming when Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans graduate and athletic standout Connor Roberts was found hunched over in his family’s home suffering a severe heart attack just days after his 21st … Read more

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Summer fog

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Trees poke through the mist on an otherwise sunny morning along Route 104 in Fairfax on Monday.

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