Vermont Precision Tool

Two local businesses fund STEM scholarship

WINOOSKI – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation today announced a new scholarship for Franklin County students, funded by two local businesses. MED Associates, based in Fairfax, and Vermont Precision Tools, located in Swanton, have … Read more

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Planting for Carmi

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FRANKLIN — Volunteers helped the Franklin Watershed Committee complete its first physical project of 2017 on Saturday. The nearly dozen laborers planted multiple varieties of native vegetation on Lake Carmi’s shoreline, near the northern boat access, in an effort to … Read more

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MVU student named ‘Emerging Artist’

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SWANTON — Art is a way of life for Sage Evans, the second winner of the Swanton Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Award. “I try to incorporate it as much as I can into my life,” she said. “Whenever I have … Read more

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Kids, kids and cows

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  SWANTON — Franklin Central School students were going to visit Missisquoi Valley Union (MVU)’s agricultural education department to learn about sugaring on Thursday. But a sudden shift in weather brought something even more sweet: a chance to meet the … Read more

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Lise Gates named ‘Mother of Achievement’

ENOSBURG FALLS — Lise Gates, the owner of the Dairy Center, is one of four mothers across the U.S. who will travel down to Washington D.C. this month to receive a Mother of Achievement award from American Mothers, Inc. American … Read more

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BFA seniors help out around community

ST. ALBANS — On April 11, seniors from Bellows Free Academy spent three hours helping out around the community, cleaning up a trail at Sheldon Elementary School and the grounds at Northwestern Medical Center, baking cookies for Martha’s Kitchen, and … Read more

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Robot wranglers

ST. ALBANS — Students from four area middle schools participated in a science, math, technology and engineering fair and competition Wednesday at Northwest Technical Center. About 150 students from Missisquoi Valley Union Middle School, St. Albans Town Educational Center (SATEC), … Read more

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Veterans create hospital valet service

ST. ALBANS – On Wednesday, Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) and local veterans kicked off the new Veterans Sponsored Valet Service at the hospital in naval fashion, pouring a bottle of bubbly beverage onto the brand new six-passenger electric vehicle that will … Read more

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Sophmore Eadoin Murphy won the top prize for exemplified engineering principles with his project: Are Hollow Columns with Fractal Designs Stronger than Regular Hollow Columns?

MVU participates in 2017 Vermont Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair

By RICHARD BALLARD SWANTON — Missisquoi Valley Union Middle/High School sent 12 students to the Norwich University,  to compete with over 200 students from all over Vermont at the state Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair (VSTEMF) at Norwich University … 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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