Michaela Gallup, 7, holds up a blue damselfly at a BugWorks session at Fireman’s Pond Wednesday. Gallup was among the dozen or so kids at the Highgate Library Nature Camp, which took place this week.

BugWorks gets kids outdoors

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Outings always memorable HIGHGATE — Mucking around in a pond, catching frogs, bugs and turtles, racing homemade boats and sucking on slices of watermelon – isn’t that every kid’s dream? For the dozen or so children at the Highgate Library … Read more

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This aerial shot takes in the state fishing access on St. Albans Bay, in distance at far right, and Hathaway Point Road as it winds its away from the boat launch toward Kill Kare State Park. Taken this spring, the image already shows some greenish water along the  Hathaway Point shoreline in the foreground. A meeting in Swanton on Monday will take up details of a plan to clean the bay and Lake Champlain as a whole.

Cleanup plan gets nitty-gritty

Public meeting set for Monday, 5 p.m., Swanton ST. ALBANS — In order to reduce pollution in the lake and its tributaries, the Agency of Natural Resources has created a draft plan outlining steps to be taken in each of five northern … Read more

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WATER/WASTEWATER: Town eyes plant buy-ins

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Council to consider facilities’ appraisals; last estimate, $17M ST. ALBANS TOWN — Though he was absent from Monday’s discussion on water and sewer negotiations with St. Albans City, St. Albans Town Selectboard member Bruce Cheeseman had some input Tuesday. Cheeseman, who was … Read more

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WATER / WASTEWATER —Town to City: Let’s negotiate

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Selectboard reverses course ST. ALBANS TOWN — Just days after sitting down with waste treatment plant consultant PC Construction, the St. Albans Town Selectboard announced Monday night it would attempt to negotiate on water and sewer services with St. Albans … Read more

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Mary Kay Raymond, left, sits with her father Henry Raymond, right, also known as vtgrandpa. Mary Kay has begun helping the 81-year-old Fairfax webmaster maintain his website.

FAIRFAX: Like father, like daughter

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Internet legacy lives on within Raymond family FAIRFAX — Sure, Henry Raymond is a grandpa, but he’s no slouch when it comes to technology. He’s also a dad and on this Father’s Day weekend the community work he’s taken on for … Read more

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PC Construction director of business development Nicole LaBrecque, left, and construction executive Brian Walker, right, talk about wastewater treatment facility project options with St. Albans Town selectboard members Thursday.

ST. ALBANS TOWN: Board explores sewer options

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Contractor urging engineering study ST. ALBANS TOWN — There may not have been many people there, but the St. Albans Town Hall meeting room was full of possibilities Thursday afternoon as selectboard members discussed a wastewater treatment plant with PC Construction. … Read more

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Gail Wells inspects a screen from one of the three beehives she and her husband, Silas, began caring for this spring. The Georgia couple took on beekeeping with the hope of increasing productivity in Silas’ 600 fruit trees.

Beginner beekeeping

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Couple undertakes pollination test GEORGIA — At the outset, Gail Wells, wasn’t too keen on the 600 fruit trees her husband, Silas, bought and planted three years ago. Nor was she eager to add 30,000 to 40,000 bees to their Georgia … Read more

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Flanked by Secretary of Natural Resources Deb Markowitz (left) and Pixley Hill (right), Gov. Peter Shumlin holds aloft the two pens he used to sign H. 35, the water quality bill. The signing was held at St. Albans Bay Park on Tuesday.

Lake efforts become law

Shumlin’s signature just the beginning ST. ALBANS — Even before the pens were brought out for the signing of H. 35, the water quality bill, Pixley Hill, of Highgate, said, “The work of everybody here is just stunning.” Hill, a longtime … Read more

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St. Albans City School students form the letters “RiseVT” during the school’s Stewardship Day Monday.

City School joins health kick

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Initiative reaching out to community ST. ALBANS CITY — There’s something impressive about 750 students, plus their teachers and other school staff, chanting the words “Rise VT! Rise VT!” in one, thunderous roar. “This is really sending chills up my spine,” … Read more

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Joyce
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album in her St.
Albans City Home.

City woman military service honoree

ST. ALBANS — In 1943, at the age of 20, Joyce Manchester enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Two of her friends had enlisted and had then come to the Eastman-Kodak plant, where Manchester worked in Milwaukee, Wis., to tell … Read more

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