Inspection change could force out small auto shops

Inspection change could force out small auto shops

BAKERSFIELD — Ross Allen owns Allen’s Auto Service in Bakersfield, and is its only employee. He sits in the small front office of his business, a space smaller even than your average bedroom, with automotive fluids, tools and basic necessities … Read more

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Freeing Hal

ST. ALBANS — At 43 years of age, Hal Porter was sitting around waiting to die. “And it wasn’t coming quick enough.” He hadn’t spoken with his mother in four years. Nor his four kids. He barely left his apartment, … Read more

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This photo of Carol Ann Jones in performance was taken by Brain Newton. It is used courtesy of Ms. Jones.

Music between milkings

GEORGIA — Country singer-songwriter Carol Ann Jones likes music that evokes emotion. She writes Americana, rockabilly music for this reason: It’s “music that gets you going, gets your blood pumping.” Music is all about engaging your audience, Jones said. Once … Read more

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Driver in fatality pleads guilty

ST. ALBANS — A Swanton woman responsible for a fatal crash killing two Alburgh seniors in Sept. 2015 pled guilty in court Wednesday morning. Maria Carlson, 36, pled guilty to two felony charges of grossly negligent operation resulting in a … Read more

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Director of Administration Ned Connell speaks with the St. Albans Town Selectboard during their Tuesday night meeting.

Municipal plan, stormwater permits on town agenda

ST. ALBANS — St. Albans Town Director of Administration Ned Connell provided a quarterly update to the town selectboard Monday night, briefly outlining his top five duties, including the town plan and stormwater management ordinance. The board also continued their … Read more

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Georgia man shoots two

GEORGIA — A Georgia man is facing second-degree murder charges after Vermont State Police say he killed one man and left another with life-threatening injuries. Ethan Gratton, 26, was taken into custody after allegedly fatally shooting David Hill, 57, and … Read more

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2016’s Most fantastic crimes

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin County Superior Court saw a strange cornucopia of criminal cases in 2016. The Messenger shared a number of the most incredible tales of local crime. Some were illustrative, pointing out an issue readers might not … Read more

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Crystal Hemingway has organized assistance for local families in need.

Highgate woman ‘pays it forward’

HIGHGATE — “Pay it forward” is what Crystal Hemingway, the founder of local Facebook group ‘Helping Others,’ asks of the people she supports by giving them clothing, food, gifts and her time and energy. “There’s no need to thank me,” … Read more

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From left: Rise VT Wellness Specialists Moretti  and Betsy Fournier speak with Jonathan Billings about snowshoes RiseVT has purchased for local libraries to lend to their patrons.

From hospital to health center

ST. ALBANS — “For years, the big blue ‘H’ on the highway has stood for ‘hospital,’” said Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center (NMC)’s Vice President of Planning and Community Relations. “We think it stands for ‘health,’ and a center for … Read more

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