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Swanton Wind answers opponents’ questions

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  SWANTON — Swanton Wind is issuing official answers to a first round of discovery questions. Those answers illustrate the fundamental divide between the project’s developers and its most fervent critics. The discovery process essentially begins the project’s Public Service … Read more

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McAllister to go to trial on sexual assault charge

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ST. ALBANS — Former state senator Norm McAllister will get his day in court, again. A Franklin County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that McAllister can withdraw the “no contest” plea he entered in January immediately before what would have … Read more

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Sugaring operation files suit against Swanton Wind

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SWANTON — A Swanton sugaring business is suing Swanton Wind, alleging trespassing and illegal road construction as well as a host of complaints related to the project itself, despite the fact the project is still undergoing a Public Service Board … Read more

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A lifetime of art

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ST. ALBANS — Charlie Price’s big break came in a yard sale. Price, 75, was moving from the home he had shared with his sister, who had recently passed away. “I was selling off everything I could, because there are … Read more

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Buried by Stella

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ST. ALBANS — Stella has left more than two feet of snow feet in her wake, with more to come. Despite the storm, which closed state offices and courthouses Tuesday, along with schools and numerous businesses, Enosburg Falls went ahead … Read more

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John Winters heart attack

Snow plow driver saves Winters

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SWANTON — “I could have stayed there and just died there,” John Winters said, face down in the snow, barely conscious outside his Swanton home. It was Feb. 12, during the last great snowstorm, when Winters had his first heart … Read more

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Franklin County Home Health

Preserving dignity and saving money

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FAIRFAX — Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA) employees drove half a million miles making close to 80,000 patient visits in 2016. Adam Van Tubergen, of Fairfax, is one of those patients. Van Tubergen is 31 and quadriplegic. He has … Read more

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McAllister in court

‘I knew you couldn’t wait to get away’

  ST. ALBANS — The public heard the strongest piece of the State’s evidence against Norm McAllister for the first time Friday: a recorded conversation between McAllister and the complainant in what would have been his second sexual assault trial, … Read more

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Swanton Wind representatives present project studies during representatives' last appearance before the committee in October 2016.

NRPC to oppose Swanton Wind

ST. ALBANS — The Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) board of commissioners unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night to oppose Swanton Wind during the Public Service Board’s regulatory process. The motion ratified a recommendation from the NRPC Policy and Project … Read more

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