Madeline Wetherby, third from right, stands surrounded by family for a Christmas family portrait. Her son, Jesse, who suffered with cerebral palsy died shortly after.

Motherhood both dream and challenge

RICHFORD — Madeline Wetherby, 56, knew she wanted to be a mother as a young girl, looking after and playing with her nieces and nephews beginning at four years old. Later, when her second child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-7 2

City construction heats up for summer

ST. ALBANS CITY — It’s another summer of construction for St. Albans City residents and visitors, with more than $48 million in public and private funds being invested in the city and an adjacent portion of the town. On the … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-7 1

For Purrier, Olympic Trials a measuring stick

EUGENE, Ore. — Elle Purrier’s appearance in next week’s Olympic Trials 3,000-meter steeplechase is being looked at as a step toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo rather than this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. One of the youngest … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Kris Lukens, the director of local advocacy group Voices Against Violence.

Experts: trauma damages memory

Posted on by

ST. ALBANS CITY — Difficulty remembering details of traumatic experiences is common for victims, according to experts, including when the source of the trauma is sexual assault. “More and more we’re learning about how trauma affects the brain,” said Kris … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Rotary Citizen of the Year Ken Kaye, center, poses with Franklin County Industrial Development Corp director Tim Smith (left) and Rotary Club presenter Thomas Hungerford (right).

Kaye is Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

Posted on by

ST. ALBANS CITY — Local legend, former St. Albans City mayor and Franklin County Industrial Development Corp (FCIDC) co-creator Mervin “Ken” Kaye was honored as the St. Albans Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year Tuesday. The Citizen of the Year … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Local teacher Jason Barney listens to attendees' recollections during his program on Swanton history, presented at the Swanton Historical Society's annual meeting last night.

Swanton Historical Society seeks to engage youth

Posted on by

SWANTON — The Swanton Historical Society’s annual meeting last night might have seemed as alien to urbanites as a subway to country folk. It happened at the Swanton Railroad Depot Museum on South River Street, and began with guitarist Jim … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Swanton Police Sgt. Eugene Rich hands Anita Michele Parah a plaque commemorating her design for a new police badge.

Swanton artist creates police badge

Posted on by

SWANTON — Forty years ago, Anita Michele Parah entered a contest to design the Swanton Police Department (SPD)’s new badge. Forty years later, she won. Parah’s winning badge design eschews Swanton’s trademark swan in favor of another characteristic town image … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Kayse Machia, 28, of Swanton, races in five-kilometer runs and obstacles courses as part of her weight loss fitness journey. Machia’s next challenge is Mudderella New England, a fun mud run exclusively for women, in New Hampshire next month.

After weight loss, woman finds new obstacles

SWANTON — Two and a half years ago, Swanton resident Kayse Machia, 28, stepped onto a scale, looked down and saw a number she wasn’t expecting: 298. Just shy of 300 pounds. The number shocked her system and encouraged Machia … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

Rep. Peter Welch, right, and Rep. John Lewis are surrounded by colleagues who participated in a sit-in on the floor of Congress Tuesday and Wednesday.

Welch sits in protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday morning Vermont’s only Congressman, Peter Welch, followed a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, onto the floor of the House of Representatives and sat. The sit-in was an effort to shame … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary

showcase-news-6 23

Chamber facelift brings praise

Posted on by

SWANTON — When Chamber President Suzanne Washburn said the Chamber of Commerce building needed a fix-up, Vice President Mark Rocheleau and village trustee Adam Paxman were on board — on one condition: they had to be working for an audience. … Read more

Engagement

Wedding

Anniversary

Reunion

Generations

Athlete of the Week

Video

Births

Obituary