Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program student Haley Vezina, 21, of St. Albans takes the pulse of her peer, 28-year-old Anna Potapova, a Burlington resident originally from Russia.

Renewed learning

ST. ALBANS — On a recent Tuesday night, classrooms of 10 or 15 adults pored over medical textbooks, practiced giving injections to a clementine, took each others’ pulse, and set up for a blood draw in the back of a … Read more

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Roadmap to survival

Editor’s Note: First names have been changed and surnames are omitted in this report in order to provide anonymity to those directly involved in this domestic situation. ST. ALBANS — In small communities, serious issues like domestic violence can be … Read more

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Maya Mullen, 17, right, and her sister Devyn, 19, left, pose for a photo in Tufts Medical Center recently. Maya, a Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans senior, was brought to Tufts almost three weeks ago with only 5 percent of her heart working.

How to save a life

ST. ALBANS — When Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans senior Maya Mullen, 17, fainted during class in September, her mother, Katie Martin, didn’t think it was anything too serious. Mullen was taken to Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) by ambulance due to … Read more

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Rachel May-Whitebear sits in her Alburgh home on Tuesday. In 1962, she and her siblings waited until March for their mother, Lorraine Warner, to get out of the hospital before opening their Christmas gifts under the tree.

The best & longest Christmas

ALBURGH — There are some holidays you just never forget and some traditions you never give up. For Rachel May-Whitebear, an Alburgh resident, the Christmas of 1962 is particularly memorable. “I believe it was the day before Christmas Eve,” May-Whitebear … Read more

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Chuck Ross, the secretary of agriculture, speaks to Franklin residents at the Franklin Watershed Committee meeting Thursday night.

LAKE CARMI: Officials, residents clear the air

FRANKLIN — For those water quality proponents pushing for state action on the clean up of Lake Carmi, some of their persistent efforts paid off Thursday night. See the complete story in the Friday edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or … Read more

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Chad Machia stands with his John Deere tractor at his farm in Swanton, decorated in Christmas lights in preparation for the First Annual Tractor Parade tomorrow in downtown St. Albans.

Gathering of the tractors

ST. ALBANS CITY — Chad Machia has been busy this past week. Busy covering his five John Deere tractors in Christmas lights. “I need a lot of lights,” he said on Monday. So far, Machia has used about seven thousand. … Read more

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BFA-Fairfax players celebrate with their senior captain after Chace Carpenter scored her 1,000th varsity bask etball point Wednesday night.

A Grand Night for Carpenter

Video from coldhollowphoto.com BFA-Fairfax senior Chace Carpenter made quick work of the 12 points she needed to score Wednesday night to reach 1,000 career points, hitting the milestone early in the second quarter on a breakaway layup. Subscribe for the … Read more

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Skyla, a kindergartener at St. Albans City School, shows off the gingerbread man she made yesterday during craft day.

Craft Day at City School

ST. ALBANS CITY — With snow on the ground and the holidays just around the corner, it’s crafting time in St. Albans City School. The kindergarten class spent a good portion of Tuesday morning creating gingerbread men and women, snowmen, … Read more

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ALLEGED SEX ABUSE: Mom spies images on phone

ST. ALBANS — Jeffrey Alan Tatro, 44, of Alburgh, was arraigned Monday on charges he sexually assaulted a six-year-old and took pictures of the assault. During the course of that investigation, law enforcement learned of a second victim, now 22, … Read more

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