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Swanton draws an Ace

SWANTON — Hometown boy Gordon Winters and his wife Debbie have purchased a site in downtown Swanton for the construction of a new Ace hardware store. Swanton Lumber, the store founded by Gordon’s grandfather, will remain open. “Swanton Lumber is … Read more

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Cathy Bohannon

From garden to gallery

ALBURGH — Artist Cathy Bohannon grows her canvases. Bohannon, 59, of Alburgh figured out how to successfully grow gourds in Vermont’s notoriously short growing season, and uses them, once dried and prepped, as the canvases for her creativity. She learned … Read more

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Welch talks dairy policy, immigration

ST. ALBANS — Vermont farmers will need to organize their peers around the country to lobby for the policies they want to see in the next farm bill. That was the message Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., brought to a Tuesday … Read more

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FCAR board meets with public

ST. ALBANS — More than 50 concerned members of the public piled into a meeting space at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Monday night, eager to hear from the Franklin County Animal Rescue’s (FCAR) board of directors about why … Read more

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Highgate to reopen kennel

HIGHGATE — The Highgate selectboard authorized the animal control officer to reopen a holding kennel here in the face of Franklin County Animal Rescue’s (FCAR) two-month closure. FCAR has launched a campaign to raise $70,000 to reopen the shelter. It … Read more

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Madeleine Kunin

Women in leadership

  ST. ALBANS — Of the eight Vermont cities that elect mayors, St. Albans is currently the only one with a female leader. This gender ratio can be applied to towns as well, with one in every eight selectboard seats … Read more

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Robert Ostermeyer

Community Action on chopping block in Trump budget

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ST. ALBANS — Franklin-Grand Isle Community Action (FGICA) director Robert Ostermeyer predicts as much as 20 percent of those counties’ population could be hit by cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget. The President’s proposed budget cuts $6 billion from the … Read more

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Police sweep up 14 locals

ST. ALBANS — On Tuesday, more than a dozen people were arrested locally by Vermont State Police as part of a statewide effort to arrest those with outstanding warrants. Statewide, the sweep resulted in 65 arrests. The sweep targeted individuals … Read more

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Health officials: Planned Parenthood cuts will hurt

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ST. ALBANS — The fate of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding is still uncertain as Congress prepares for another attempted health care overhaul. Franklin County health care officials warn that severing those funding sources could have consequences even beyond the personal … Read more

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