Pixley Tyler Hill of the Tyler Place resort in Highgate testifies Friday at a hearing on agricultural practices in the Missisqoui Bay watershed. Hill, the recent recipient of an EPA award for her efforts to improve water quality in Lake Champlain, supported a petition to require improved field practices on agricultural land identified as a significant contributor of pollution to the bay.

Keeping pollution at bay

Editor’s Note: This is the last of a two part series that began in the weekend edition. ST. ALBANS — Pixley Tyler Hill, a founding member of the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), on Friday broke with other leaders … Read more

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Anthony Iarrapino of CLF testifies Friday at a public hearing on a petition he authored asking the Agency of Agriculture to require additional pollution control efforts on fields identified as critical sources of phosphorous in Missisquoi Bay. The hearing was held at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Keeping pollution at bay

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part report ST. ALBANS — Water quality advocates and farmers lined up to testify Friday as Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross considers a petition asking the state to require best management … Read more

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Schuyler Peck, who will turn 2 next week, makes friends with a cow at Sizen Family Farm in Georgia yesterday.

Dairy grants boost 17 farms

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GEORGIA — Thanks to a $40,000 Dairy Improvement Grant Award administered by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) and funded through Commonwealth Dairy of southern Vermont, the Sizen Family Farm is going to have a whole lot more milk. … Read more

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Lois McClure pauses to pose

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Local Fairfax artist Janet Bonneau creates oil paint sketches of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1863 canal schooner, yesterday. Bonneau was one of the many people taking a look at the boat during its annual visit to the … Read more

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Enosburg Falls voters reject propane facility

ENOSBURG FALLS —Enosburg Falls residents, by a vote of 99-47, have overturned a change to municipal by-laws that would have allowed a propane storage facility in the village. Village trustees changed the by-laws in April to allow a hazardous materials … Read more

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Sherman Adams, 81, stands in Adams Quick Stop this morning waiting for customers. Prior to deciding to close the store on Sundays, he was working close to 90 hours a week.

The Neighborhood Store

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NORTH FAIRFAX — It’s conveniently placed halfway between Fairfax and St. Albans, and it has a little bit of everything: canned food, snacks and drinks, a deli, frozen foods and fish bait. Adams Quick Stop is favored by North Fairfax’s … Read more

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This conceptual drawing from Vermont Integrated Architecture shows the location of a possible new hotel on Lake Street. Also in the drawing are two buildings currently under construction -- the state office building on Federal Street and the new municipal parking garage located just north of the proposed hotel site.

ST. ALBANS CITY: Chains inquire about hotel

ST. ALBANS CITY — Developers and operators of hotels and hotel chains are being asked to respond to a St. Albans City request for proposals to develop 43 Lake St. The city’s request asks for proposals for a hotel, or … Read more

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Dairy lawsuit: $50M settlement approval denied

RUTLAND — A federal judge has denied approval of a $50 million proposed settlement between Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and the farmers who filed an anti-trust suit on behalf of all dairy formers in the northeast. U.S. District Court … Read more

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Col. Michael J. Colburn, left, passes on the John Philip Sousa Baton and command of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to Asst. Director Lt. Col. Jason J. Fettig, right, in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday. Colburn, who has been … Read more

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