Corey Parent with his dog, Charlie

Politicians & their pets

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The election is over and the results are in. Ever since the vote tallies were determined late on Nov. 4, the Messenger has spent much of its time learning more about who Franklin County’s elected officials — … Read more

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All aboard (for Montreal)!

ST. ALBANS — As snow fell and the sky darkened early Thursday afternoon, Franklin County senator elects Dustin Degree and Norm McAllister and state representative elect Corey Parent stood among other state officials and waited for the train. As the … Read more

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A local student listens as community members make speeches thanking veterans for their service yesterday morning at the war memorial in Taylor Park.

Community embraces veterans

ST. ALBANS — Patriotism and thanks reigned in St. Albans City Tuesday morning. Following a parade under a massive American flag that flew above North Main Street, young children, adults, an estimated 2,000 local students, veterans, members of the Bellows … Read more

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Shooting to the top

Matt Larose (26), Luke Langelier (16) and Sean Stergas hoist the championship trophy after leading BFA-Fairfax past the Otter Valley Otters, 42-30 in Rutland. See complete coverage in Monday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger Sports.

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Justin Robtoy (left) and Nicole Lussier (right) help a visitor to Northwest Family Foods gather up her food, including one of the food shelf's dwindling supply of Helping Hands boxes, on Wednesday.

Flurry of holiday giving begins

ST. ALBANS — With the first sustained flurry of snowflakes arriving here on Friday, it’s not unexpected that two of the region’s largest charity drives also are underway. Hannaford’s Helping Hands boxes, which provide needed staples to area food shelves … Read more

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Patrick Prue

Defense builds teen death case

ST. ALBANS —The case against Patrick Prue, 60, of Franklin, who police allege caused the death of an Enosburg teenager and serious injury to a second teen, could be in trouble over an investigator’s decision not to order a blood … Read more

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They’re creepy and they’re cooky …

The cast of the Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax Dramatic Arts Ensemble’s presentation of ‘The Addams Family’ finishes a dress rehearsal this week. With a $20,000 budget, according to the show’s co-director, Jerry Bailey, the premiere of the musical opens this evening … Read more

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Republican incumbent Vermont State House Lynn Dickinson, Vermont State Senate candidate Dustin Degree, House candidate Corey Parent, and Senate incumbent Norm McAllister all stand outside Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center Tuesday afternoon to greet voters. All candidates won their races as part of a county-wide trend of Republicans displacing Democrats.

Republicans surge in county

ST. ALBANS — Incumbent state representatives Michel Consejo, of Sheldon, Mike McCarthy, of St. Albans, and Cindy Weed, of Enosburgh, all lost to Republican challengers in the General Election on Tuesday while Republican Dustin Degree picked up the Senate seat … Read more

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