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Our website is a free service available to readers in any location to supplement mail subscriptions to the St. Albans Messenger. Our new website provides a gateway for the community to better interact with the Messenger. The website will feature … Read more

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NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen, at right, and Lisa Bovat, left, present a Service Excellence All-Star Award to Lynne Crocker, center, in this file photo. Bowen, who has become a highly visible figure within the hospital and the community says she feels strongly about recognizing the achievements and hard work of staff at the hospital and the importance of showing employees how much they are valued.

HEALTHCARE: NMC leader nears fifth year as CEO

ST. ALBANS — Approaching her fifth year as leader of Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Jill Berry Bowen, chief executive officer, is excited but wary when it comes to the ongoing changes to the state’s health care system. “Who wouldn’t want … Read more

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STATE BUDGET: Poverty in crosshairs

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin was set to address the Vermont Legislature this afternoon, outlining his budget priorities for the coming year. The Messenger learned this morning that the governor would focus on poverty, healthcare, education, transportation and the previously … Read more

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JOSH KAUFMANN, St. Albans Messenger
Maria and Devyn Gleason get ready to raise the No. 11 uniform worn by their brother, Brandon, to the ceiling of the Enosburg Falls H.S. gym Monday night.

ENOSBURG: Still here for Brandon

ENOSBURG — On a night that was about anything but the final score, the final score had the last say. The 11 points by which Enosburg won Monday night’s basketball game matched the number on the jersey that looked down upon … Read more

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Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross discusses the current state of agriculture with the public at the St. Albans Free Library on Friday.

Ross leads farm talks

ST. ALBANS — Truck weights, possible changes to the current use program, immigration reform, and labeling of genetically modified foods were among the topics raised during a visit by Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross. Ross held a listening session with … Read more

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Phil St. Marie behind the register at Ste. Maries, the store he ran for 23 years and recently sold to Todd Conger.

Where everybody knew their name

SWANTON — After spending a lifetime selling food and other essentials to his neighbors Phil Ste. Marie has retired. He and his wife, Marylou, sold the store known throughout Swanton as “Ste. Marie’s” to Todd Conger on Dec. 30, 2013 … Read more

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