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BFA pitcher Connor named Gatorade POY

BFA-St. Albans’ Mark Connor today was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Vermont baseball, the program’s third player to receive the award. Connor has led the Bobwhites to a 13-1 record and the top spot in the Division … Read more

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Anita Michele Parah, surrounded by pinwheels in her studio.

Pinwheels springing up in Swanton

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SWANTON — Like a front yard overtaken by dandelions, Anita Michele Parah’s basement studio is overrun with pinwheels. “The pinwheels are growing,” Parah said. “We want this to grow every year.” Pinwheels covered the bandstand on Swanton’s village green during … Read more

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Principals and staff from Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union stand in support of the proposed merger of the Montgomery, Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburgh and Richford school districts.  First row, from left: Anissa Seguin, Michelle Lussier, Beth O’Brien. Second row, from left: Lucy Ramsay, Robin Trushaw, Sandy Alexander. Third row, from left: Jody Vaillancourt, Rachel Reynolds, Lynn Cota-Caforia. Back row, from left: Jay Nichols, Dominic DeRosia, Doug Kussius, Nathan Demar, Erik Remmers.

‘The best we can offer kids’

RICHFORD — The best thing for students will be keeping the schools of the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union together and making it possible for them to cooperate and collaborate even more closely, in the view of the supervisory union’s principals. … Read more

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Northwestern Medical Center preps a section of their campus near VT Route 104 for construction vehicles, equipment, trailers, supplies and more, that will be needed for the overall $32 million renovation and expansion of the hospital.

NMC shovels ready to dig

ST. ALBANS — Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) will begin its $32 million renovation and expansion project Wednesday morning. The first phase of construction, renovation and expansion of the medical surgical/intensive care unit (ICU) kicks off with a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday … Read more

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The Swanton Enhancement Project plans several upcoming events in the village green, ranging from flower-planting to pollinator workshops and even the placement of an LED announcement sign.

Enhancing the green, enhancing the community

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SWANTON — Swanton Enhancement Project Steering Committee members bade one of their own farewell and prepared for their early summer projects at the committee’s meeting last night. Swanton Arts Council (SAC) co-chair Judy Paxman gave the first update, summarizing the … Read more

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Scott Rheaume stands against the art wall outside Swanton's Village Complex.

Coloring the community

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SWANTON — If a picture is worth a thousand words, the Swanton community has been too quiet for local artist Scott Rheaume. It’s been months since Rheaume erected four community art walls in prominent places across the village and town, … Read more

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Students walk along Aldis Street on the way to St. Albans City School. The students began their journey at the Franklin County Senior Center on Messenger Street and walked the mile to school with adult supervision.

Walking boon for students, environment

ST. ALBANS CITY — Every morning this month, students who live near the Messenger Street Senior Center, gather there and walk to St. Albans City School under the supervision of a couple parents. These students are part of a pilot … Read more

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Police, firefighters and first responders salute as a procession for Georgia Firefighter Steve LaPierre moves toward Collins-Perley Sports & Fitness Center Saturday for his funeral.

Final call for Lapierre

ST. ALBANS — Suspended from two ladder firetrucks in radiant late spring sunlight, a giant American flag flapped in the breeze on Saturday afternoon. Below it, a cadre of first responders from across the state and beyond stood in formation, … Read more

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BFA St. Albans students Logan Gaboury, Jordyn Dukas and Emily Benkert present their zooplankton research.

Recognizing young scientists

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ST. ALBANS — Science teachers and students took center stage at the Bliss Auditorium last night for an inaugural STEM Challenge Initiative (SCI) Recognition Night, where Swanton science teacher Christine Depatie was given the first Mary S. Babcock Teaching award. … Read more

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ATV accident results in fatality

HIGHGATE — A Highgate man was killed Wednesday evening in an ATV accident in the woods. Vermont State Police report Timothy Vachon, Sr., 45, was reported deceased at the scene. First responders were dispatched to the scene when Vachon’s teenaged … Read more

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