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Researcher studies how phosphorous travels

ST. ALBANS — A University of Vermont (UVM) researcher has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study a key driver of algal blooms in the Missisquoi Bay. Andrew Schroth, an Assistant Research Professor of Geology at UVM … Read more

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Sandy Kilburn’s ties to the community of Swanton run as far back as 1939. Currently, 76-years-old, Kilburn has not slowed down, still working part-time at Champlain Housing Trust and serving on the board of NOTCH. To relax, she sips tea on her sun-lit back porch.

Seeing the best in others

SWANTON — Cupped in Sandy Kilburn’s hands is a plain rock she bought from a gift shop a while ago. For the longest time, Kilburn couldn’t figure out why she made the purchase. The stone only became significant when she … Read more

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Dam upgrade hits snag

ENOSBURG FALLS — The Enosburg Falls Village Trustees are attempting to make rapid progress on a proposed upgrade to the village’s hydroelectric facilities, without which the facility could become inoperable within less than a decade. Regulatory uncertainties and financial feasibilities … Read more

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St. Albans farm testing reduced tillage

SWANTON — Ignoring early-afternoon showers, farmers explored the cornfields at the Bess View Farm Thursday, discussing and seeing first hand the variety of spring tillage methods used by the Bessette family.   The show and tell at Bess View was … Read more

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As overdoses rise, Narcan offers hope

ST. ALBANS — “Has anyone here witnessed an overdose or administered Narcan before?” asked Turning Point staff member Melinda Lussier, before equipping residents with free kits of Narcan, a drug used to reverse an opiate overdose, one Friday morning.   … Read more

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The Town of Franklin’s weed harvester sits on the Lake Carmi shore earlier this week. Mechanical difficulties have plagued the machine since arrival on the lake last year.

No weed removal on Lake Carmi, again

FRANKLIN — The town’s new weed harvester may be in need of a more than $8,000 repair, the latest development in a continuous effort to make the machine operable. The weed harvester is currently not working, leaving Lake Carmi without … Read more

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SAPD breaks state trends

ST. ALBANS — When pulled over by troopers from the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks, non-white drivers are almost seven percent more likely to get a ticket than their white peers, according to a 2016 Northeastern University report that … Read more

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Town, RiseVT partner on Town Forest

ST. ALBANS — The town needs to raise approximately $24,000 in order to fully finance their $66,000 comprehensive trail plan for the St. Albans Town Forest, which proposes adding two miles of trails and infrastructure to reduce the environmental impact … Read more

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Water flows into a catch basin on Fairfield Street during a 2015 storm in this Messenger file photo. Ten catch basins on Fairfield are being replaced this summer to separate stormwater from the sewage system.

Storm causes sewer overflow

ST. ALBANS CITY — Sunday’s rainfall caused an overflow at the Lower Welden Street combined sewer overflow, releasing just over 100,000 gallons of rainwater mixed with sewage, explained Brian Burns, superintendent of public works for St. Albans City. The rainfall … Read more

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