Aaron Harris, a Middlebury resident with interest in investing in local value-added products, shows off his and Fairfield farmer Gene Branon’s products.

A different kind of tap water

FAIRFIELD — For Gene Branon, there just had to be a way to save the millions of gallons of water going down the drain during the maple sugaring process Branon has been a maple-sugaring name in Vermont for seven generations … Read more

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Digital Arts Program student Kaela Bonnett, 17, and Culinary Arts Program student Colby Ouellette, 17, wait to be interviewed at the Northwest Technical Center on Tuesday.

INTERVIEW DAY: Practice makes perfect

St. Albans – As with anything, interviews get better with practice. Which is why on Tuesday and Wednesday this past week, Northwest Technical Center students participated in the eleventh annual “Interview Day.” Out of the 225 students attending classes, every student … Read more

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SOLDIERS IN THE SHADOWS

ST. ALBANS — After being medically retired from 21 years of service in the Vermont Army National Guard, St. Albans resident and veteran John Maille came home to recover, get care, and move forward. Maille, who was deployed to Kuwait … Read more

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Maddie Cadieux smiles in her family's kitchen in Swanton on Friday.

One day at a time

SWANTON — When Precious and Matt Cadieux were given an after-office appointment with their geneticist for their three-month-old baby, Maddie, they had a feeling of foreboding. “We knew something not so good would come out of this,” Precious Cadieux said … Read more

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JoAnn Percy, of Alburgh, receives a shamrock from volunteer artist Daunte Hueckstaedt, of Fairfax, at the St. Albans Rotary Home & Recreation Expo at Collins-Perley Saturday.

Rotary EXPO bustling again

ST. ALBANS — The St. Albans Rotary Home and Recreation EXPO drew just under 5,000 visitors this weekend. “It was fabulously successful,” said Carrie Johnson, co-chair of the expo organizing committee. All available exhibition space was sold out this year, … Read more

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The raiders take hostages in Taylor Park in this 1864 drawing courtesy St. Albans Historical Museum.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY: ‘Raider’ on trial

ST. ALBANS CITY — In the spring of 1865, Hezekiah Payne, took a ferry from Windsor, Canada into Detroit, intending to take the woman he was dating to the theater. Once in the U.S., Payne, age 31, was promptly arrested. … Read more

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