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Farmworkers’ arrest brings protest to ICE

ST. ALBANS — Migrant Justice was here Monday protesting the arrest of two Franklin County farmworkers arrested and detained by U.S. Border Patrol Saturday night. Protestors outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office asked for their immediate release. “It’s … Read more

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Machia Road bridge open

HIGHGATE — Highgate Road Commissioner and selectboard member Joshua LaRocque warned drivers to abide by the 10,000-pound weight limit posted on the Machia Road bridge at their meeting Thursday night, otherwise the board would not hesitate to close the bridge … Read more

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Lake Federal intersection

Intersection work up next

ST. ALBANS CITY — This summer St. Albans City will take another step in the improvement of the Federal Street corridor. Work will begin Monday on the intersection of Lake, Federal and Catherine streets. The $2.7 million project will better … Read more

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Jody Edelson Elaine Carpenter

‘Kids need you’

ST. ALBANS — With close to 300 children in the custody of Department for Children and Families (DCF), guardians ad litem are needed more than ever in Franklin County, according to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT). Guardians ad litem (GALs) … Read more

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Sgt. Jason Wetherby

Cops pull locals over for coffee

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ST. ALBANS — We all know the police officer’s creed: “to protect and serve.” Officers of the St. Albans Police Department (SAPD) provided a delicious spin on that creed Thursday morning, when they served free coffee — and, yes, donuts … Read more

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Ethan Gratton

Accused Georgia shooter returns to court

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ST. ALBANS — The prosecution is pressing to change the conditions of release for a Georgia man involved in an early January shooting. Prosecutors are asking that Ethan Gratton, 27, be held in 24-hour curfew while awaiting trial on charges … Read more

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Swanton dam deflates

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SWANTON — The Highgate Falls dam owned by Swanton Village deflated Wednesday afternoon. The dam is essentially a rubber bag. Village Manager Reg Beliveau Jr. said the dam deflated after a one-foot blister in the rubber popped, creating a one-foot … Read more

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Jessica Casey

Student wins scholarship with essay on bay

ST. ALBANS — Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans senior Jessica Casey has received a full ride to Green Mountain College, winning their First in Sustainability Scholarship award this spring. Casey was having milkshakes with her sister when she opened the … Read more

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Robert Katims Norm McAllister

McAllister seeks dismissal

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ST. ALBANS — Norm McAllister’s defense attorney said in a motion filed Monday that his case should be thrown out. McAllister’s attorney, Robert Katims, alleges that the State has committed a Brady violation — a situation in which the prosecution … Read more

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Jason Ames, 35, St. Albans City

Man holds family at gunpoint

ST. ALBANS CITY — A St. Albans man was arrested on multiple charges on Sunday following an early morning home invasion in which the suspect reportedly held a young family at gunpoint. According to the St. Albans Police Dept. (SAPD), Jason Ames, 35, broke into a home on … Read more

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