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The Raid: Event packs Taylor Park

ST. ALBANS — Thousands of people gathered in Taylor Park this weekend to watch as Confederate raiders robbed banks, shot bystanders, and wreaked havoc on St. Albans. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid drew an … Read more

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Cindy Leadbeater, left, looks into the crowd during a press conference in Taylor Park Friday morning. Leadbeater, St. Albans City Mayor Liz Gamache, St. Albans Town Manager Carrie Johnson, and others thanked all of those who helped put together the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration, taking place this weekend.

Let the raid begin (again)

ST. ALBANS —Taylor Park fills with women in hoop skirts, horses, white canvas tents, actors, re-enactors and school children as the community marks the St. Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Commemoration. Four years in the planning (including Civil War Heritage Day … Read more

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Linda Radtke, accompanied by pianist Arthur Zorn, performs Wednesday evening at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Singing 1860s to life

ST. ALBANS — There’s nothing like a little music to transport people back to 1864. The Vermont Civil War Songbook, performed by singer Linda Raddle and piano accompanist Arthur Zorn and put on by the Vermont Humanities Council, drew about … Read more

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Ready to romp

Ryan Marshall, 38, plays with Cameron, a rescue husky and border collie mix, early this morning in Marc’s Barc Parc at Hard’ack Recreation Area. See more stories in Wednesday’s edition of the St. Albans Messenger, or read our digital edition at … Read more

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Judith Cormier stands in her home in Franklin on Monday with a table full of food she and her family have grown.

Homesteading today

FRANKLIN — When last December’s ice storm knocked out power for much of northern Vermont and left many stranded in their dark, cold homes, Rob and Judith Cormier were warm and cozy. See the complete story in Tuesday’s edition of the … Read more

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Chuck Verderber puts the finishing touches on a horse sculpture on the corner of Messenger and Congress streets Sunday.

Rearing up for raid

ST. ALBANS — A new sculpture inspired by the St. Albans Raid was installed on the corner of Congress and Messenger streets Sunday afternoon. Sculptor Louisa Ulrich-Verderber, 17, said, “The image popped into my head as I was reading about … Read more

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Still on the cusp of bigger things

ST. ALBANS CITY — Absent any additional development, St. Albans City could repay all of its tax increment financing debt and still have money left at the end of the 20-year bond period. That was the word this week from … Read more

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Sheldon Elementary School student Jayden Stimson, 5, takes home Race Day yesterday at the Children’s Literacy Foundation “Year of the Book” grant celebration kick-off.

Books, books & more books

SHELDON — “Do you guys like to read?” was the question Waterbury-based Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) executive director Duncan McDougall asked Sheldon Elementary students Thursday afternoon. About 60 children shouted a deafening “yeah!” Good thing, too, since McDougall brought a … Read more

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From left: Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote stand at attention Wednesday night in the Bliss Auditorium while receiving a standing ovation after being given the Medal of Valor.

City honors 3 for valor

ST. ALBANS — Three St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD) officers were presented with St. Albans City’s highest award Wednesday night – the Medal of Valor. The award was given to Sgt. Francis McCarty, Cpl. Paul Talley and Officer Keith Cote … Read more

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