Author: Michelle Monroe

Alfred “Dan” Sines

ALBURGH — Alfred Daniel Sines, 95, of Alburgh, Vermont passed away peacefully on Aug. 22, 2017, at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton, Vermont. Dan was born in Morrisville, Pa. on April 11, 1922 to George W. Sines and Eleanor E. (Gallagher) Sines. He was the youngest of their five sons. Shortly after graduating from Morrisville High School in 1940, he entered the United States Army and served in Italy during WWII. Dan was awarded a “Purple Heart” having been shot and seriously injured during combat. Dan returned to Morrisville, Pa. and married Elizabeth “Betty” Lukens in 1946. Together...

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Michael Todd Bradley Russell

ST. ALBANS — Michael Todd Bradley Russell, 26, passed away tragically, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2017. Michael was born Nov. 27, 1990, in Panama City, Florida, the son of Bradley A. Russell of Ormond Beach, Florida and Karen L. Lefebvre of St. Albans. Michael was a 2008 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and at the time of his death was an associate with Burger King. He is survived by the joy in his life, his son, Aidean Marshall Bradley Russell, who is now with his mother, Brittany Weston; also, his parents, Bradley and his wife, Ashley and Karen and...

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Winston Ernest Lacasse, Sr.

FRANKLIN — Winston Ernest Lacasse, Sr., age 85 years, a resident of the Gallup Road in Franklin died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at his side. Born in Underhill on, April 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Alfred Hiram and Phillis Sadie (Amoor) Lacasse. He attended schools in Milton and on, Feb. 12, 1956, was married to the former Clarabelle Lafountaine who predeceased him on, April 22, 2013. A lifetime farmer Winston loved maple sugaring, vegetable gardening and haying. He is survived by three sons, Winston Lacasse Jr. of...

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Farmers reduce phosphorous in bay

ST. ALBANS — Farmers in the St. Albans Bay watershed reduced phosphorous runoff by 3,000 pounds in 2016, according to estimates from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The majority of the reductions came from reducing tillage (just shy of 1,200 pounds) and using cover crops (1,100 pounds). The estimates are based on modeling done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when it crafted a new pollution reduction plan, or TMDL, for Lake Champlain. NRCS plans to reach a 7,000-pound reduction by 2020, that’s 87 percent of the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) target for reductions from agricultural lands,...

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Monique Denise Gagne

SWANTON — Monique Denise Gagne, age 75 years, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in the Northwestern Medical Center with loving family at her side. Born in Claremont, N.H. on, April 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Eliodor and Cecile (Duteau) Gagne. She graduated from the former St. Anne’s Academy and worked several years in area nursing homes. While caring for her mother, Monique worked from her home sewing and assembling teddy bears for the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory. She was extremely devoted to her Roman Catholic faith and was very active at Nativity of the...

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