Swanton Police Chief Leonard Stell answers all questions directed his way regarding MVR policies and a potential emergency services contract with the town of Highgate at Wednesday’s selectboard meeting.

Emotions high as Highgate opts for AmCare

HIGHGATE — More than 50 people attended a raucous public meeting in Highgate Wednesday night to discuss the hiring of an ambulance service for fiscal year 2017. The board was considering whether or not to replace Missisquoi Valley Rescue (MVR), … Read more

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Library director Michelle Beaulieu inspects flooring samples with library trustee chair Rebecca Rupp

Without bees, library buzzes

SWANTON – When the Swanton Town Library’s front door was unlocked almost a year ago, it was more than just physically freeing. It was also symbolic. Yes, they removed hives housing thousands of honeybees nesting just outside the front door. … Read more

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Left, Stephanie Lavoie, the dog adoption counselor at Franklin County Animal Rescue, brings some of the adoptable dogs outside for the day. They rolled around and played the afternoon away Monday at Marc’s Barc Parc.

Animal rescue expands

ST. ALBANS — Cats in the care of Franklin County Animal Rescue (FCAR) awaiting adoption will soon have a new home. FCAR is expanding their operations from their location on Sunset Meadows to now include an office building on Route … Read more

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This map shows the detour plan around a closed section of Fairfield Street from April 11 to June 13. The closed section may be open for eastbound traffic only on nights and weekends.

Summer of construction

ST. ALBANS CITY — Today is the start of another summer of construction for St. Albans City residents. The work will stretch from the top of Fairfield Street west to the city line on Lake Street. Among the projects is … Read more

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Womanspeak, a play concerning the forgotten history of women’s roles in the development of the United States, is performed by a cast of 12 volunteers Wednesday in celebration of women’s history month.

Past voices, current issues

ST. ALBANS — Abigail Adams: second First Lady of the United States. Harriet Beecher Stowe: author of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Susan B. Anthony: leader of women’s suffrage movement. Margaret Sanger: birth control activist. “Each one of them represents … Read more

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Executive editor Gary Rutkowski retires today after 42 years of service at the St. Albans Messenger.

His last headline

ST. ALBANS — After 40 years of editing the St. Albans Messenger, Gary Rutkowski is retiring as executive editor. Michelle Monroe, a longtime Messenger Staff writer, will assume the job. Rutkowski was appointed editor and general manager in 1976, when … Read more

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Construction season arrives with projects

ST. ALBANS — More big changes are in store for the landscape of downtown St. Albans, including streetscaping for the easternmost block of Lake Street, a hotel, new sidewalks, curbs bike lanes and paving for some of the city’s busiest … Read more

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Testing the waters

FAIRFIELD —Abstract painter Gail Salzman looks to water for sources of inspiration. Her ability to tap into that reservoir branched out when earlier this year she had the good fortune to attend a coveted artist-in-residency program. The program was funded … Read more

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