Author: Michelle Monroe

Douglas E. Bohannon

ST. ALBANS — Douglas E. Bohannon a longtime Franklin County Resident passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the UVM Medical Center with his family at his side. Born in Alburgh, on Jan. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Mary (Thompson) Bohannon. Douglas was 88 years old. On Aug. 26, 1956, in Swanton, he married Mildred Hislop. Douglas served his country in the Korean War and went on to a long career with the Central Vermont Railroad, retiring as foreman in the Bridge and Building Department. He is survived by his wife of 61...

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Universalist Church, Bishop Street

If you were to walk down Bishop Street today you would not have any idea that a church once stood on the right side of the street. Between Lincoln Avenue and the Museum was once a substantial brick edifice with a bell tower and it stood where now is an apartment building. It was demolished in the later years of the last century and materials from it were used to create a new building on a lot at the end of Upper Weldon Street.  In one photograph is an early interior view of the pulpit, and on the wall...

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Maple Run hopes to buy building

ST. ALBANS — The Maple Run Unified School District (MRUSD) will be asking voters for permission to buy the building on Catherine Street where the central office is located. The Maple Run board approved calling a special election at its meeting on Wednesday, along with giving the go-ahead for a solar project at the Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Complex. Larry Bevins, owner of 24-36 Catherine Street, where the central office is located, has offered to sell the property to the district for $415,000, payable to him in 100 installments with no interest. He would hold the mortgage. The...

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Irma coverage

  Video from Brickell, Miami shows scenes before and after Hurricane Irma struck. Photo by: Zoeann Murphy — The Washington Post   As Hurricane Irma closes in on Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm, people across the island are doing what they can to prepare. ABS TV Radio Antigua & Barbuda broadcasted live on Sept. 5 as Hurricane Irma and its 180 mph winds made landfall in...

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Helen M. Kelly

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Helen M. Kelly, 94, long time Swanton Road resident passed away in Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 23, 2017. Helen was born in Highgate, Vt. on Feb. 4, 1923, the first child of the late William J Machia, Jr. and Ruth (Bovat) Machia. Helen’s first job, after leaving home was at the Blue Haven Grill in Windsor, Vt. Here she met James E Kelly, Jr., before he joined the Army Air Corp in 1942. Helen moved to New Haven, Conn. where she worked on the dashes of the North American P-51 Mustangs. Helen married James...

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