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TV Guide for the week of Jan. 23-29

Due to a design error the Messenger accidentally printed a duplicate copy of the previous week’s TV Guide in the Saturday, Jan. 23 edition. The Messenger apologizes for the error. The next TV Guide will print as scheduled Saturday, Jan. … Read more

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Gina Shields, front, poses with her team at Richford Middle-High School before a game Wednesday, Jan. 20. From left to right: Riley Donna, Samantha Ryea, Abigail Chagnon-Adams, Cassidy Ryea, Katie Rotunno, Kendra Boylan, Rileigh Steinhour, Kamryn Boyce, Haileigh Chagnon-Adams, Elizabeth Snider and Jordin Jacobs.

One shot at happiness

RICHFORD — Not yet 16 years old, Gina Shields already knows plenty about being strong. It isn’t physical strength she can tell you about. Born with a developmental disorder, the Richford Middle-Senior High School student couldn’t walk until she was … Read more

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During one of the first rounds of a Magic: the Gathering tournament last Sunday, participants at Rocket Punch Games on Center Street play intensely, but respectfully. Left front to back: Demitri Deering, Kyle Holt, Alan Dubie, 
Right front to back: Nick Martino and Cory Bedard

Rocket Punch

ST ALBANS — Tucked away on a shaded part of a one-way street downtown, there be dragons, sorcerers, mechanized dinosaurs, but most importantly, a lack of screens and an abundance of community. Rocket Punch Games, an all-inclusive tabletop/card gaming space … Read more

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ALZHEIMER’S: End of a dream

Editor’s Note: this is another in an ongoing series of Messenger reports on Alzheimer’s and dementia. ST. ALBANS – The owner of Maggie O’s yogurt shop is selling the business for a fraction of what it’s worth, due to unforeseen … Read more

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GRANTS: Fairfield, City win funding

FAIRFIELD – The Town of Fairfield was awarded $300,000 in federal funding Tuesday to construct a salt shed near the Fairfield River, a tributary of Black Creek, in order to reduce impairments to water quality. St. Albans City also received … Read more

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COMMUNITY: Two-way street

ENOSBURG FALLS — Mentors and mentees on Monday afternoon braved the winter winds to help out at Chester’s Promise, a horse sanctuary. The pairs are involved in Watershed Mentoring, an adult-youth mentoring program for school-aged children in Franklin County. Typically, … Read more

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FAIRFAX: The night BFA burned

FAIRFAX — Girls from Bellows Free Academy (BFA) were in the third quarter of a basketball game in the town hall when an explosion brought the action to a halt. Players and spectators quickly learned the cause. BFA, in Fairfax, … Read more

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Northwest Access producer Ian Chase watches events on the soundstage from the station's production room at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans on Wednesday.

LOCAL MEDIA: Northwest Public Access coming to six new towns

ST. ALBANS — Six Franklin County towns currently without public access television, will become part of Northwest Access Television (NWA-TV) this year. Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburgh, Fairfield. Montgomery and Richford will receiving NWA-TV channels 15 and 16 in July, according to … Read more

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