All meeting attendees, including state representative Brian Savage, place their sticker dots to vote on which ideas they would like to see implemented in Swanton.

COMMUNITY: Swanton gets fix on future

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SWANTON — For a town looking to come together as a community to better itself, Swanton seems off to a pretty good start. About 100 residents, neighbors, organizers, former and current legislators, local and state officials, young children and teenagers … Read more

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Teen on trial for fatality

ST. ALBANS — On July 18, 2013, Tristan Cameron, then 17, and Tyler Rheaume, 16, were two friends enjoying the freedom of summer – watching movies, eating pizza, jumping off the cliffs into water at the Swanton quarry. But a … Read more

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St. Albans Town developer Sam Smith, right, meets with City manager Dominic Cloud Feb. 17 at a St. Albans Rotary meeting.

Moratorium survives court test

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town developer Sam Smith has lost his case against the City of St. Albans over water and sewer access. Smith had sought to prove the city discriminated against him, in violation of the equal protection … Read more

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Bakersfield resident Eric Jessiman looks over the town’s annual report for 2014 as Town Meeting is conducted in the Bakersfield Town Hall Tuesday.

Town Meeting Day: Selectboard candidates in tie vote

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — A tied selectboard race and voters’ rejection of a long-discussed bike and pedestrian path project made for an interesting Town Meeting Day in St. Albans Town. Candidates David Schofield and Sam Smith garnered the same amount … Read more

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David Schofield, left, and Sam Smith, right, get set up in the cold early Tuesday morning outside the polls at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center. Both St. Albans Town residents are running for the three-year selectboard seat. The St. … Read more

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Robert Bellevue, 21, of St. Albans waits with family and friends to be arraigned at Franklin County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday.

Teen in critical condition

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ST. ALBANS — A 21-year-old St. Albans man was arraigned on three charges Monday following a car accident last week that sent a 16-year-old girl to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Robert L. Bellevue sat in Franklin County Superior Court, … Read more

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Firefighters from six departments battle a fire at the English Rose Inn in Montgomery that destroyed the building and claimed the life of one of its co-owners on Friday.

MONTGOMERY: Inn co-owner dies in blaze

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MONTGOMERY — An engulfing fire in Montgomery destroyed an inn and claimed the life of its co-owner over the weekend. The other co-owner and wife of the deceased was treated for smoke inhalation, according to officials. According to Vermont State … Read more

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St. Paul’s pastor brings new energy

ST. ALBANS —  At 35, and as the youngest-ever pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Megan Stowe already has been a minister for more than 10 years. The second-ever female pastor here spent the last eight working in the capital … Read more

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This dog, named 'Bunny,' weighed 15 pounds when it was brought into Franklin County Animal Rescue.

Eight dogs confiscated

ST. ALBANS — On Thursday, Feb. 5, law enforcement, local officials, and animal rescue staff arrived at the home of Randall Sheperd, 53, of Richford, with a warrant to remove dogs believed to be suffering from extreme neglect. It was … Read more

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