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Highgate to reopen kennel

HIGHGATE — The Highgate selectboard authorized the animal control officer to reopen a holding kennel here in the face of Franklin County Animal Rescue’s (FCAR) two-month closure. FCAR has launched a campaign to raise $70,000 to reopen the shelter. It … Read more

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Women in leadership

  ST. ALBANS — Of the eight Vermont cities that elect mayors, St. Albans is currently the only one with a female leader. This gender ratio can be applied to towns as well, with one in every eight selectboard seats … Read more

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Community Action on chopping block in Trump budget

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ST. ALBANS — Franklin-Grand Isle Community Action (FGICA) director Robert Ostermeyer predicts as much as 20 percent of those counties’ population could be hit by cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget. The President’s proposed budget cuts $6 billion from the … Read more

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Police sweep up 14 locals

ST. ALBANS — On Tuesday, more than a dozen people were arrested locally by Vermont State Police as part of a statewide effort to arrest those with outstanding warrants. Statewide, the sweep resulted in 65 arrests. The sweep targeted individuals … Read more

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Health officials: Planned Parenthood cuts will hurt

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ST. ALBANS — The fate of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding is still uncertain as Congress prepares for another attempted health care overhaul. Franklin County health care officials warn that severing those funding sources could have consequences even beyond the personal … Read more

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High-speed chase ends in crash

ALBURGH — A high-speed chase resulted in a crash and the closing of Alburgh Springs Road for an hour early on Sunday morning. According to the Swanton Police Dept., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Trevor Parizo, … Read more

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New lead in swans’ disappearance

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SWANTON — The Swanton Village Police Department announced Friday afternoon the discovery of new leads in the slaying of Betty and Sam, Swanton’s iconic swans. The swans were a defining presence in Swanton for 54 years, until an unidentified four-legged … Read more

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Marshall True

Vermont’s accidental presidents

ST. ALBANS — A professor from the University of Vermont reflected on the political careers of Vermont presidents Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge and how their journey to the oval office was almost accidental, at an Osher Lifelong Learning … Read more

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Financial challenges temporarily close FCAR

ST. ALBANS — On April 4, Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) will close its doors for two months. The animals currently in the shelter are being transferred to other area shelters. “They’re our number one priority,” said board co-chair Paul … Read more

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Swanton Wind answers opponents’ questions

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  SWANTON — Swanton Wind is issuing official answers to a first round of discovery questions. Those answers illustrate the fundamental divide between the project’s developers and its most fervent critics. The discovery process essentially begins the project’s Public Service … Read more

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