The sketch above shows how the completed renovation will look, with the new building on the right.

More changes planned as NMC renovations continue

ST. ALBANS — With one construction project nearing completion, leaders at Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) are hoping to begin another before the year is out. The new $31 million project will include the construction of a two-story medical office building … Read more

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Anna Brouillette, left, and Erin Murray, right, post for the camera by the radar base in St. Albans Town last Friday. The two women, who are college juniors from Essex, are trying to visit all 251 Vermont towns as part of the project, “For the Love of Vermont.”

For love of Vermont

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Women trek, click all across the state ST. ALBANS — You may have noticed two women posing for a camera, one holding up a peace sign and the other a thumbs up, in a number of Franklin County locations recently. Various … Read more

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Visible above are some of the cornfields on Hathway Point Road from which water has flooded neighboring homes shown on the right side of the picture. A ditch is visible along the tree line. Water flows along that ditch, then across the space between the two homes and into a culvert under Hathaway Point Road.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Best intentions ditched

Farmland runoff raises questions ST. ALBANS — Despite two years of conversation, when it comes to agriculture and water quality, progress on the ground remains hard to see. That is especially true on the Hathaway Point where more than 50 acres … Read more

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LAW ENFORCEMENT: Police issue cellphone warning

Local cop stops: 100 since Jan. ST. ALBANS — The state’s law prohibiting driving while using a cell phone, known as distracted driving, has been in place for a year, but law enforcement officers are still seeing and stopping drivers … Read more

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Dorey Demers, standing in downtown St. Albans, urges Franklin and Grand Isle county residents to rise. The director of RiseVT, is also among those who have taken part in and signed up to benefit from the new local, healthy -- and free – initiative.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: RiseVT wants you

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Director explains initiative, plans ST. ALBANS — Adults of the world, let’s face it: staying in shape and making healthy choices aren’t the two easiest things to do on top of working one or more jobs, taking care of children, keeping … Read more

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Andrew Judge puts one of his Cornish White hens into her new enclosure for the next couple of weeks. With the help of a number of volunteers, Judge has been raising chickens to eventually be made into pot pie for Northwest Family Foods.

From bird to pot pie

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Food shelf to benefit from project ST. ALBANS — A community is like a pot pie – it takes a lot of fresh, robust and diverse ingredients to be good. Wait. Pot pie? Yes, chicken pot pie, to be exact. The proverbial … Read more

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Another life taken too young

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School, community mourn after tragedy BAKERSFIELD — A distinct heaviness lay over the student-less Enosburg Falls High School and quiet, back roads of Bakersfield Monday as the two communities absorbed the loss of a young student and prayed for the survival … Read more

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Teen dies following ATV wreck

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One victim released, 3rd still in hospital BAKERSFIELD — The University of Vermont Medical Center confirmed this morning that an Enosburg Falls teenager, Dawson Perley, 15, has died following an all-terrain-vehicle crash on Friday. As of press time Monday morning, the … Read more

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