Algae blooms have been showing up in multiple water bodies in Franklin County in the past few weeks, including along Georgia Shore Wednesday afternoon.

Public eye on algae

ST. ALBANS — Algal blooms in local lakes have grown ever more visible and smelly as the month continues, causing an outcry for action. Currently, there is no statewide program or federal funding specifically aimed at prevention or management of … Read more

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St. Albans native Orla Walsh, 28, carries a sandbag for training up and down Hard’ack recreation area's hills last Friday. Walsh, now a Killington resident, only began Spartan Racing a year ago, but she is quickly becoming a serious competitor in the obstacle racing sport.

Believing in the dream

ST. ALBANS — Run up and down a mountain with 20 pounds of rocks in your backpack, drag a cement block or carry a massive sandbag up a grassy hill, throw a few spears and maybe do an hour of … Read more

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Kenneth Thompson, 34, stands outside his home in ANDCO Mobile Home Cooperative in Highgate.

HOUSING: Community living

HIGHGATE/SWANTON — In keeping with the American dream, home ownership is something most people want. Buying a home in a nice neighborhood that has community spirit – well, that’s pretty great, too. Two mobile home parks in Franklin County are … Read more

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From left to right, Amanda Powers, 11, Priya Bates, 8, and Mya Belanger, 11,  wear Civil War period underpinnings and dresses that their grandmother, Cindy Leadbetter, has sewn.

ST. ALBANS RAID: Rocking that 1864-Style

ST. ALBANS — If you think putting together a good outfit is hard work today, try going back a century or two. Or, just talk to the men and women procuring period dress for the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary … Read more

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Hiram Paradee tosses a horseshoe at the Champlain Valley Horseshoe Club in Milton.

HORSESHOE WIZARD: Still ringing at 84

MILTON — With hands caked in wet clay and his Red Sox hat slightly askew, Hiram Paradee bends at the knee and launches a horseshoe at a metal stake 30 feet away. On most Monday and Tuesday nights during the … Read more

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A wet walk

A woman walks down Main Street in St. Albans City yesterday afternoon. Heavy rain drove people off the streets and inside, though the few that were out and about were easily spotted by their umbrellas and their hurry to get … Read more

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Request hints at expansion of Mylan facility

ST. ALBANS CITY — The city council on Monday night discussed proposed changes to the city’s zoning laws, one of which would facilitate further expansion of Mylan Technologies, Inc., an eventuality – including more new jobs—that was suggested by the … Read more

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HUMAN SERVICES: Racine unbowed

ST. ALBANS — Former Secretary of Human Services Doug Racine said Tuesday that his departure from the agency came as a surprise. He was invited to a meeting with Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding and the governor’s chief of staff … Read more

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