Stories by Tom Benton:

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Health officials: Planned Parenthood cuts will hurt

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ST. ALBANS — The fate of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding is still uncertain as Congress prepares for another attempted health care overhaul. Franklin County health care officials warn that severing those funding sources could have consequences even beyond the personal … Read more

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Spring crafts bloom despite snow

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  SWANTON — Another few inches of snow didn’t stop the Swanton Arts Council’s first spring craft show on April 1 in the Holy Trinity Church. All the showcased crafts were the work of 23 local artisans, such as Swanton … Read more

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Swanton's swans

New lead in swans’ disappearance

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SWANTON — The Swanton Village Police Department announced Friday afternoon the discovery of new leads in the slaying of Betty and Sam, Swanton’s iconic swans. The swans were a defining presence in Swanton for 54 years, until an unidentified four-legged … Read more

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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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Norm McAllister

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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Travis Belisle

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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Charlie Price photographed at his home in St. Albans.

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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