Author: Michelle Monroe

Crime victims speak out at forum

ST. ALBANS — The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services held a listening forum at the St. Albans Town Education Center Tuesday evening, the fifth in a series of eight such forums around the state. Chris Fenno, the Center for Crime Victim Services’ executive director, said that the forums are to gather input as the center plans its next three to five years. “In order to do that, we really need to hear from people who have been hurt and harmed by crime,” she said. The Center for Crime Victim Services provides financial and medical services for crime victims....

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Hole-y discovery in Highgate

HIGHGATE — Workers excavating the floor of Highgate’s firehouse found a surprise last week – a hole containing the remains of a church. The selectboard provided the public with an update on the firehouse project Thursday night and discussed whether or not to accept federal grant money for stabilizing 300 feet of slope on Machia Road. “The concrete is all up out of the fire department floor,” Sharon Bousquet, chair of the board, informed the audience. “We did find the entire church foundation in there unfortunately.” “There was probably enough bricks in there to furnish one for everybody in...

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Richard Charles Read

SWANTON — Richard Charles Read passed away in St. Albans on Oct. 5, 2017, at the age of 91. Charlie was born in Jeffersonville, Vt. in 1926, the son of Ephraim and Frances Maynard Read. Charlie graduated from Brigham Academy in 1943 and studied at Norwich University and New York University. He served in the United States Army from 1944-1946. After returning home, Charlie met Elizabeth (Becky) Girard, and they were married in Fairfield in 1947. They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Charlie and Becky raised their children in East Fairfield, where Charlie oversaw the family business, E.S. Read...

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BFA renovation heads to vote

FAIRFAX — On Tuesday voters here will give a thumbs up or down to a proposed $16 million renovation of Bellows Free Academy. Polls will be open at the school from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting is currently available at the town clerk’s office. The intent is to create a space that is safer, more efficient and is geared for mastering the skills students need in the 21st Century, with areas for collaborative learning and improved science labs, high school principal John Tague and board chair Elaine Carpenter explained during a tour of the building on Thursday....

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Sean Lawrence Peters

ST. ALBANS — Sean Lawrence Peters, a lifetime member of the St. Albans community, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. As an active member of the community, Sean contributed largely to the area’s art and music scene from the time he was a youth. Sean was best known for rocking the local and New England stages with his amazing vocals in the numerous bands he played with. Born in St. Albans on Aug. 13, 1970, Sean was the son of Richard James Peters, Sr. and the late Carolyn Sue (Trombley) Peters. Sean was a...

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