The Shoreland Protection Act takes effect today for any Vermont landowners living on a lake 10 acres or larger.

Shoreland towns act, slowly

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ST. ALBANS — The new Shorelands Protection Act, a piece of legislation passed this past session, goes into effect today. For Franklin County residents, this means that landowners along the shores of lakes greater than 10 acres – such as … Read more

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From left to right, former Point School students Arrietta Demar, 88, Alan Elrick, 86, and Irene Quintin, 92, all stand in front of their old one-room schoolhouse in St. Albans Bay before it came down last week.

ST. ALBANS BAY: Back To School

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ST. ALBANS BAY — Alan Elrick, 86, Irene Quintin, 92, and her sister Arrietta Demar, 88, all remember: at the Point School there was a shed outside with Rocky the horse and the outhouse in it; there was a field … Read more

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From left: Julia, Madeline, and Rita Spaulding with brother P.J. in front, at their family home in Highgate.  All four of the children struggle with dyslexia.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Decoding dyslexia

HIGHGATE — Brittany Lovejoy is on a campaign to change the world for dyslexic children. All four of the children she has with husband, Jay Spaulding, have dyslexia, a hereditary learning disability that researchers believe impacts as many as one … Read more

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Like a shooting star

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ST. ALBANS — No one could have seen it coming when Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans graduate and athletic standout Connor Roberts was found hunched over in his family’s home suffering a severe heart attack just days after his 21st … Read more

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Caitlyn Abbott of St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. helps showcase a dairy cow at the “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction in Richford on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE: A family affair

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RICHFORD — It was a quite a scene: lots of cows, mud, plenty of farmers, kids, food, drink, and a fast-talking auctioneer. On Wednesday, St. Jacobs Animal Breeding Corp. held its first “Best of Both Worlds” elite cattle auction at … Read more

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Judge permits condo case to continue

ST. ALBANS CITY — Residents of the South Brook Condos on South Main Street have for years alleged that shoddy workmanship has led to constant anxiety regarding the present state and future of their homes. The residents, as the result … Read more

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While staying in St. Albans over the summer, Jonas Kambire, 20, plans to do many things, including watching the world cup, reading and writing, and creating art.

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ST. ALBANS — When Kate Larose volunteered with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso from 2002 to 2004, she had the opportunity to travel, learn French, help the community of Tioyo build homes and a malnutrition center, plant gardens, and … Read more

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Leonard Bailey, 86, shows his Farm to Family coupon booklet he picked up at Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action yesterday. Bailey’s brother and son were also there to pick up one of the 390 available booklets.

Farm to Family

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ST. ALBANS — Early Monday morning, dozens of people waited in the Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action office to receive Vermont Farm to Family coupon books, good for $30 at local farmer’s markets. Some, like St. Albans resident Leonard Bailey, 86, … Read more

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Survivor marchers walk around the Collins-Perley track Saturday during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser. Rail City Salon on Main Street in St. Albans goes Purple to support fund raising efforts for the Franklin County Relay For Life … Read more

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