Two people are silhouetted in the flames of a blaze on Main Street in Bakersfield Wednesday night.

BAKERSFIELD: Blaze levels house

BAKERSFIELD — A home in Bakersfield was destroyed by fire Wednesday night. The family was able to escape uninjured. Bakersfield Assistant Chief Paul Stanley reported that firefighters were called to 1052 Main St. North at approximately 9:20 p.m. The house … Read more

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Doors of Franklin County

Franklin County – As a new reporter for the Messenger and a new member of the St. Albans community, I’ve been searching for ways to become acquainted with this unique, unfamiliar place. I’m a visual person, and something I’ve always … Read more

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From left: Eighth grade students from City School, Hadley Chamberlain, Danny Bouwens and JD Youland explain their plan for an electric car charging station.

EDUCATION: Real world learning

ST. ALBANS CITY — Vermont’s first Secretary of Education, Rebecca Holcombe, was at the St. Albans City School on Friday to learn about how students are taking the lead in creating an outdoor classroom and to discuss how schools can … Read more

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Emergency crews respond to an accident in Berkshire when a school bus crashed and rolled over on Potato Hill Road Friday.

School bus crashes in Berkshire Friday

BERKSHIRE — Seven children were taken to the Northwestern Medical Center on Friday after a school bus crashed on Potato Hill Road here. According to Vermont State Police, all the children have since been released. One had a non-life-threatening fracture … Read more

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Learning the power of giving

The five kindergarten classrooms at St. Albans Town Educational Center have spent the last 100 days collecting food for the local pantry. “Our goal was 100 [items] and we got 121,” said teacher Kate Pelkey. “We exceeded our expectations.” Kate Pelkey, … Read more

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A (N)ice Day

Essex resident Paul Bruso, 77, was one of the numerous ice fishermen along Georgia Shore Road taking advantage of the milder weather Thursday. Bruso has been ice fishing for most of his life – some 55 or 60 years – … Read more

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Jack-Brigham

For farmers, it’s in the numbers

ST. ALBANS TOWN — After meeting with an Extension educator from the UVM Extension Farm Viability program, Jack Brigham of St. Albans decided to transform his conventional dairy farm into an organic one. Read more in today’s edition of the … Read more

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A migrant worker shows vegetables picked in gardens through a project called Huertas, where migrants grow their own food, similar to what they'd have in their native country.

Food far from home

ST. ALBANS — Imagine moving 3,000 miles away. Imagine adjusting to a different climate, a new language, and foreign people. Imagine losing familiar sights, sounds, tastes (imagine no maple syrup on the breakfast table!) and smells. For migrant workers from … Read more

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