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Pat Patriot visits Fairfield school

FAIRFIELD – New England Patriot’s mascot Pat Patriot was in Fairfield Center School on Friday to celebrate six years of efforts to increase physical activity and healthy eating amongst students. The mascot’s visit was sponsored by Fuel Up to Play … Read more

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Todd Bauman NCSS

NCSS selects new executive director

ST. ALBANS — The board of Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) has selected a new executive director to replace Ted Mable, who is retiring in June after heading the agency since 1998. The new executive director will be Todd … Read more

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Roughly 1,600 people turned out for the Franklin Fire Dept.'s annual pancake breakfast on Sunday. Photo by George Ouellette.

Franklin fire department flips for 1,600

FRANKLIN — Despite the cold, around 1,600 people made the trip to the Franklin Elementary School on Sunday for the Franklin Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast. Fire chief Justin Rainville said the turnout was “about average for recent years.” After … 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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MVU serves up breakfast alongside lessons

SWANTON — Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU) Middle/High School is the top winner of the Vermont Breakfast After the Bell Challenge, increasing student participation in breakfast at the school by 642 percent. Created by New England Dairy & Food Council and … Read more

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40th Army Band

Students to join soldiers for concert

ST. ALBANS — Band students at Bellows Free Academy (BFA), St. Albans will perform Michael Jackson hits alongside the 40th Army Band concert band of the Vermont National Guard this Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the performing arts … Read more

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Brendyn Gagnon, Richford spelling bee winner and Dana McGraw, runner-up.

Richford student to compete in state spelling bee

Courtesy of Annette Goyne RICHFORD — Brendyn Gagnon, son of Miranda Smith of Richford, has won the annual spelling bee at Richford Jr-Sr High School. 18 students participated in this bee, which was open to all students in grades six through … Read more

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Wood Owl, Georgia, Vermont

Spotted in Georgia

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Alyssa M Kline captured this gorgeous photo of a Wood Owl in Georgia this week and shared with us on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag your photos from around our community with #samessenger. You may just see them in print, … Read more

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Following A_Dog’s beat

ST. ALBANS — To embody the spirit of DJ A_Dog transcends being a musical mastermind or a multi-talented DJ within hip-hop culture. It means to share love and compassion with everyone you encounter, and express yourself in a way that … Read more

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BFA Unified Sports

Unified sports supported at BFA-St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — BFA-St. Albans has had a long-standing partnership with Special Olympics of Vermont, which has continued into 2017. On Feb. 4, members of BFA’s Unified Sports Team ran into the freezing Lake Champlain, raising over $6,000.00 for Vermont’s … Read more

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