Caitlyn Abbott of St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. helps showcase a dairy cow at the “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction in Richford on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE: A family affair

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RICHFORD — It was a quite a scene: lots of cows, mud, plenty of farmers, kids, food, drink, and a fast-talking auctioneer. On Wednesday, St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. held its first “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction at … Read more

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Judge permits condo case to continue

ST. ALBANS CITY — Residents of the South Brook Condos on South Main Street have for years alleged that shoddy workmanship has led to constant anxiety regarding the present state and future of their homes. The residents, as the result … Read more

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While staying in St. Albans over the summer, Jonas Kambire, 20, plans to do many things, including watching the world cup, reading and writing, and creating art.

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ST. ALBANS — When Kate Larose volunteered with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2004, she had the opportunity to travel, learn French, help the community of Tioyo build homes and a malnutrition center, plant gardens, and … Read more

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Leonard Bailey, 86, shows his Farm to Family coupon booklet he picked up at Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action yesterday. Bailey’s brother and son were also there to pick up one of the 390 available booklets.

Farm to Family

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ST. ALBANS — Early Monday morning, dozens of people waited in the Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action office to receive Vermont Farm to Family coupon books, good for $30 at local farmer’s markets. Some, like St. Albans resident Leonard Bailey, 86, … Read more

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Relay for Life

Survivor marchers walk around the Collins-Perley track Saturday during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser. Rail City Salon on Main Street in St. Albans goes Purple to support fund raising efforts for the Franklin County Relay For Life … Read more

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WATER & SEWER: City to increase rates

ST. ALBANS CITY — Most users of St. Albans City water and sewer services will see a roughly 5 percent increase in their combined bill beginning July 1. Low usage users, such as one person households, will likely see a … Read more

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Shore rules to take hold

SWANTON — Landowners along Vermont’s lakes will need to secure permits before clearing vegetation from their land or increasing the amount of impervious surface on a lakefront property starting on July 1. The primary focus of the new law is … Read more

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POLICE: Lawyer’s arrest on video

ST. ALBANS — Police video and documents provided to the St. Albans Messenger show how an ordinary traffic stop last week degenerated into a physical altercation, which further disintegrated into the use of ethnic and homophobic slurs. Local attorney Peter … Read more

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Linda Fitch, the director of Isle La Motte Preservation Trust, stands with her dog, Mica, at one of the fossil sites at the Goodsell Ridge Preservation in Isle La Motte on Wednesday. The preserve is at the site of what was once Chazy Reef in the Iapetus Ocean 480 million years ago, the oldest biologically diverse reef in the world.

From stardust to us

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ISLE LA MOTTE — Imagine a time before Vermont was a state, before all the trees, grass, animals and people lived here, before Lake Champlain existed. Picture an ocean-covered world 480 million years ago – what was here? Thanks to … Read more

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