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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)

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Blue sky, blue lake

High winds and warm temperatures across the Champlain Valley finally broke up much of the ice on Lake Champlain yesterday afternoon, turning it from a landscape of white to its more typical blue. While the lake is still dangerously cold, … Read more

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Snow fun

BFA-St. Albans alpine ski team member Chris Salomone, right, hands a lollipop to a young skier as BFA racer Summer Averill left, looks on Wednesday evening at Hard’ack Recreation Area in St. Albans Town. This year, the BFA alpine and … Read more

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Bobwhites go after the puck following a third-period faceoff Tuesday night.

Falcons stun Bobwhites

One bad period of hockey won’t undo everything the hard-working Bobwhites accomplished this season. But BFA-St. Albans chose the worst time to have an almost unthinkable collapse. Up 4-1 with just over a period to play in their Metro hockey … Read more

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Milton goalie Brandon Rhoades stops a Middlebury shot for one of his two dozen saves Wednesday night.

Tigers claw back to defeat Milton

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Yellowjackets were riding high coming into their matchup Wednesday night against Middlebury. But after a 4-2 setback to the Tigers at home, Milton will have to hit the reset button before another tough hockey contest Saturday … Read more

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Students star in power tool commercial

Charles LeClair, seen here, along with Northwest Trade Center Building Trades students Dwight Martell and Raven Kane, helps demonstrate the use of a Festool power sander at a unfinished house on the corner of Hudson and Federal streets in St. … Read more

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Phil St. Marie behind the register at Ste. Maries, the store he ran for 23 years and recently sold to Todd Conger.

Where everybody knew their name

SWANTON — After spending a lifetime selling food and other essentials to his neighbors Phil Ste. Marie has retired. He and his wife, Marylou, sold the store known throughout Swanton as “Ste. Marie’s” to Todd Conger on Dec. 30, 2013 … Read more

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Caforia Clutch for Enosburg

FAIRFAX — Enosburg’s Cam Caforia has had the ball in his hands with the game on the line before this season. Thursday night he came through when it mattered most, against an undefeated team that just happens to be one … Read more

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BFA sophomores Annamarie Welch and Tyler Tatro being the prosecution Edward Snowden for violation of the National Security Act at a mock trial in the Franklin County Superior Court on Monday.

Exercise in Justice

BFA sophomores Annamarie Welch and Tyler Tatro being the prosecution Edward Snowden for violation of the National Security Act at a mock trial in the Franklin County Superior Court on Monday.

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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.

Brewery awaits City’s approval

ST. ALBANS — The relocation and expansion of 14th Star Brewing Company within a downtown shopping center was the subject of a public hearing held by the St. Albans City Development Review Board (DRB) Monday night at city hall. Now … Read more

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Donald Muller goes after the puck Saturday night against the Hornets in Essex.

Essex rallies past BFA, 3-2

ESSEX — The Bobwhites’ recent streak of regular-season losses against Essex continued Saturday. But for the first time in several seasons, BFA-St. Albans can say it played evenly with the Hornets, a team that is perennially one of the best in … Read more

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