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Pat Patriot visits Fairfield school

FAIRFIELD – New England Patriot’s mascot Pat Patriot was in Fairfield Center School on Friday to celebrate six years of efforts to increase physical activity and healthy eating amongst students. The mascot’s visit was sponsored by Fuel Up to Play … Read more

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Unified sports supported at BFA-St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — BFA-St. Albans has had a long-standing partnership with Special Olympics of Vermont, which has continued into 2017. On Feb. 4, members of BFA’s Unified Sports Team ran into the freezing Lake Champlain, raising over $6,000.00 for Vermont’s … Read more

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BFA Fairfax sophomore Sky Bickings sings the national anthem at Thursday night's girls' basketball game.

Bullets, Rockets unite for cancer effort

FAIRFAX — Pink socks, pink headbands, pink beads, pink shirts, and pink jerseys. The fifth annual Pink Out Game at Fairfax on Thursday night was definitely pink. But it was much more than that. Together, Richford and Fairfax have raised thousands … Read more

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NCSS pays tribute to Ted Mable

EDITOR’S NOTE: NCSS prepared and submitted this two-part piece looking back at the career of executive director Ted Mable, who is retiring in June. ST. ALBANS — Asked to recall his work with Ted Mable, the executive director of Northwestern … Read more

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Local vets ride bikes, help others

SWANTON — Local veterans have combined a love of riding motorcycles with a desire to help other veterans. Since 2008, veterans in Franklin, Chittenden and Grand Isle have been members of Chapter 26-2 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CMVA), … Read more

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Georgia man shoots two

GEORGIA — A Georgia man is facing second-degree murder charges after Vermont State Police say he killed one man and left another with life-threatening injuries. Ethan Gratton, 26, was taken into custody after allegedly fatally shooting David Hill, 57, and … Read more

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St. Albans Police officers and Vermont State Police troopers investigate a robbery at the Citizens Bank on South Main Street Wednesday morning in St. Albans. A suspect was arrested shortl after the incident. DAVE ST. PIERRE, Photo

Bank robbery on South Main

ST. ALBANS — A man accused of robbing the Citizens Bank on South Main Street in St. Albans was captured approximately 45 minutes after the robbery on Wednesday morning. According to the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD), Benjamin Edwards, 53, … Read more

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